Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Wishing on Wednesday (7)

Hourglass by Mara McEntire
Goodreads Summary: "One hour to rewrite 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."

Squee! Time travel? Visions of southern belles? A dark mysterious guy? [You guys know how I feel about those!] What is there not to like? I have been devouring reviews on this book and I cannot wait until I get the chance to read it and write my own.

Forgotten by Cat Patrick
Goodreads Summary: "Each night when 16 year-old London Lane goes to sleep, her whole world disappears. In the morning, all that's left is a note telling her about a day she can't remember. The whole scenario doesn't exactly make high school or dating that hot guy whose name she can't seem to recall any easier. But when London starts experiencing disturbing visions she can't make sense of, she realizes it's time to learn a little more about the past she keeps forgetting-before it destroys her future.

Part psychological drama, part romance, and part mystery, this thought-provoking novel will inspire readers to consider the what-if's in their own lives and recognize the power they have to control their destinies."

Initially when I heard about this novel I though it was going to be Fifty First Dates all over again, you know, the movie starring Adam Sandler? Which I did enjoy, it was hilarious but it didn't really sell me on the book. But you add the disturbing visions she can't make sense of and you suddenly have me hooked.

Hereafter by Tara Hudson
Goodreads Summary: "Can there truly be love after death?

Drifting in the dark waters of a mysterious river, the only thing Amelia knows for sure is that she's dead. With no recollection of her past life—or her actual death—she's trapped alone in a nightmarish existence. All of this changes when she tries to rescue a boy, Joshua, from drowning in her river. As a ghost, she can do nothing but will him to live. Yet in an unforgettable moment of connection, she helps him survive.

Amelia and Joshua grow ever closer as they begin to uncover the strange circumstances of her death and the secrets of the dark river that held her captive for so long. But even while they struggle to keep their bond hidden from the living world, a frightening spirit named Eli is doing everything in his power to destroy their newfound happiness and drag Amelia back into the ghost world . . . forever.

Thrilling and evocative, with moments of pure pleasure, Hereafter is a sensation you won't want to miss."

First of all I have to say, I'm in love with this cover. I haven't read it yet, hence the reason why I'm still wishing for it, but from the summary alone it seems to fit so well. Gorgeous yet haunting. To me this sounds like one of those stories that would stay with a reader for a very long time. It gives me chills just reading the summary.

So, what are you guys wishing for this week? Let me know! I love discovering new books or talking endlessly with someone else about how desperately I want a book. You know you do too. :]

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