Hourglass, by Myra McEntire
Release Date: June 14th 2011
One hour to rewrite the past . . .It sounds really fascinating and different (hopefully). The romance could be really cliched, but I've learned not to trust blurbs, as they seem to think they absolutely need to make the male love interest as interesting, mysterious, and hot, as possible. I'm mostly interested by this secret society and why the female protagonist seems to be haunted by 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?
Full of atmosphere, mystery, and romance, Hourglass merges the very best of the paranormal and science-fiction genres in a seductive, remarkable young adult debut.