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've SO wanted to get my hands on this novel since I first heard of it quite a while ago. Isn't the cover epic? Also, time travel. Need I say more? Anyhow, I totally dug into this book with all kinds of relish! For the most part, I really loved it. I had managed to get an uncorrected proof copy (long story there, not very interesting), so there were some serious typos here and there which left me a little frustrated--my own fault I know :) The only other thing I would have liked was the meet the bad guy (I won't say who to avoid spoiling it) a little earlier. He clearly has some interesting back story going on and I wanted to learn more about him and why on earth he's so driven to do what he did. Of course, perhaps this is what's coming in the next books. Overall, very fun read, very entertaining (even with some biology boo-boos, which is saying a whole lot if I'll overlook those!), so totally check it out!