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Waiting on Wednesday: Hourglass by Myra McEntire

“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that bloggers are eagerly anticipating.”

Woo hoo- the week is half over! I’m ready to get excited about some new books! Check out my WoW pick…

Title & Author: Hourglassby Myra McEntire

Genre: YA-Fantasy

Publication Date: May 24, 2011 (2 weeks away!)

Description: “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?”

Why I’m Stoked: This story seems like something I haven’t read before. It deals with madness like The Iron Thorn, but this book adds its own twist. I love the creepy ghost aspect of it too. Plus, did I hear something about a “dark, mysterious, sympathetic” guy?? Oh yeah- I’m there! 🙂

What books are you waiting for?

About Lisa Parkin

I'm a hardcore lover of young adult fiction and have been reviewing books since 2011. Other interests include Downton Abbey, heat lightning storms, Harry Potter land and (begrudingly) one orange tabby.
  • VERY excited about this one. The cover, the description, everything about it screams great read!
    Truly Bookish

    • Lisa

      NC- I was too when I found it! There are hundreds of amazing books out this year!! P.S. I already added The Line to my Goodreads TBR! 🙂

  • I love the cover of this book! I’ll have to add it to my TBR!

  • Sounds intriguing. Must check on it. Thanks.

  • just wanted to stop by and say i ADORE your blog 🙂 I’m in school to be a librarian and always looking for new books to read/suggest to others! xo

    • Lisa

      Thanks Cait!! Studying to be a librarian sounds amazing! I hope you find some good books on the blog! 🙂