author: myra mcentire
pages : [hardcover] 387
memorable quote :
“Most of what I say is complete truth. My edit button is broken.”
favorite characters : kaleb & dru
One hour to rewrite the past . . .
For seventeen-year-old Emerson Cole, life is about seeing what isn’t there: swooning Southern Belles; soldiers long forgotten; a haunting jazz trio that vanishes in an instant. Plagued by phantoms since her parents’ death, she just wants the apparitions to stop so she can be normal. She’s tried everything, but the visions keep coming back. So when her well-meaning brother brings in a consultant from a secretive organization called the Hourglass, Emerson’s willing to try one last cure. But meeting Michael Weaver may not only change her future, it may change her past.
Who is this dark, mysterious, sympathetic guy, barely older than Emerson herself, who seems to believe every crazy word she says? Why does an electric charge seem to run through the room whenever he’s around? And why is he so insistent that he needs her help to prevent a death that never should have happened?
I don’t know why it took me so long to read this book! I picked it up because the sequel, Timepiece, was released a few weeks ago and everyone’s been raving about it. I figured it was time to get into this series and now I can really understand why so many people seem to like it.
First of all, not only is Em likable, she’s realistic. She can’t fight off all of her own demons, life can get just as overwhelming for her as it can for regular people, and she isn’t the best when it comes to people skills. But she’s not completely incompetent, can handle herself, has her own hobbies and interests. She’s not completely centered around the romantic interest, which is always good.
The entire concept of time travel was well dealt with. I liked how they actually handled paradoxes and the ruination of the space/time continuum because some books like this skip over that entirely as the characters assume that nothing will go wrong from changing something really, really important.
Lilly, Thomas, Dru, Kaleb-the secondary characters of this book were all fabulous. My only expectation for book two is finding out more about Lily and getting to see all of them.
This book was anything but predictable! The last hundred pages or so were full of surprises, and even before then things happened that blew my mind.
Go read this!