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We review fantasy, paranormal, and science fiction books in both young adult and adult. Our website also features contests, giveaways, author interviews, guest posts, and more! http://www.fantasybookaddict.com
Hourglass - Myra McEntire This review was completed by Camille Morales, staff reviewer with the YA Fantasy Guide.I’d like to start off by saying I had pretty high expectations about this book. Everyone who had already read it recommended it to me. So, when I started reading this book, I expected a lot from it.And I got even more than I could’ve possibly wanted.This book was so amazing! First, I loved the main character so much. She’s just like any teenage girl, and I loved that Myra could make such an awesome character I could relate to in some ways. I’m always worried that I won’t like the main character because I can’t relate to her in some way, so I will not be able to connect to him or her. But Myra nailed it, and she made me fall in love with Michael. He was just amazing, and so sweet, and sometimes mysterious. The plot was very unique, and I loved it very much, because it’s a break from vampires, werewolves, and other mythical creatures. I know I’m saying I loved everything, but it’s true! I loved the twists, I loved Lily, and I loved her brother and her sister-in-law. I loved the villain. Really, I did. I loved how the villain was not who you expected it to be.The pacing of this book was perfect, because it wasn’t too fast, but it wasn’t slow. I liked how the characters didn’t just throw themselves at each other the minute they saw themselves, like they do in some books. Instead, like any teenage person would’ve done, Emerson got to know Michael before she started having any feelings toward him, whether those were good, or bad. This book made me cry in one part, maybe because I got so connected to the characters that I put myself in their shoes and it just…made me cry. This book made me laugh, and the boys made me swoon. I can’t wait to read the sequel and find out what happens next!I definitely recommend this book, and I give it a 5/5 stars.