Today we hand over to Amy Plum, who is herself a debut author of 2011, as she tells us why Myra McEntire's Hourglass has stood out for her this year.
So without further ado, we will hand over to Amy.....
I picked up HOURGLASS after meeting the author, Myra McEntire on Twitter, and was so swept into her story that I read the book in two sittings.
What I loved about it:
~I'm a sucker for time travel stories, and I really enjoyed the idea of ripples in time - or "rips" - that her protagonist Emerson experiences.
~I love Myra's sense of humor - it adds yet another enjoyable dimension to the story.
~I want to live in Emerson's town and her buildings and go to her coffee shop.
~The characters were well drawn, especially Emerson & Michael, Emerson's brother and sister-in-law, and Kaleb and Ava.
~Em and Michael have great chemistry - I enjoyed their budding romance...and its stumbling blocks. But as usual, I was most intrigued by the bad boy - Kaleb.
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.
You can learn more about Myra McEntire here. Or follow her on twitter here.
You can also lean more about Amy Plum who we love here at Midnight Reads on twitter here and over at her website here.
We would like to say a big thank you to Amy Plum for sharing her thoughts about Hourglass, we know she she super busy at the moment!