“Hourglass,” by Eric Hennig, Opens You Up To A Magical World
After reading some books, you’re left with a bitter taste in your mouth because the author left you on a cliffhanger. You get so frustrated because the book was so good that you just sit and you wait, and you wait, and you wait and hope that the next book is coming out soon. The characters are well written, the book itself is well written, there’s an amazing storyline, and everything about the book itself is just entirely amazing!
That’s how I felt after reading Hourglass by Eric Hennig. He wrote it in such a way that it left me with a thirst for more. It left me wanting – no, needing to know what happened to the characters. It left me wanting to know why things were the way they were and why one particular character turned out to be such a jerk. I can’t say much more than that without giving away any spoilers.
The book itself is magical. No, really – it’s about magic. Witches, wizards, at the snap of a finger, you can come up with something to change into, and at the snap of a finger, you can get yourself in and out of horrible situations. Jasmine seems like such a bland character at first – she’s got this teenage rebellious attitude, and maybe I call it bland because it hits so close to home. I definitely had the teenage rebellion attitude that Jasmine carries around with her. She wanted nothing to do with any of this. She just wanted to be left alone.
Then her estranged cousin shows up, and things start getting weird. Eric Hennig takes us on a journey through Jasmine losing what she thought was her ordinary life and turning things into something completely different. I think this is a book that anyone would love to get their hands on. They’d be lucky too!
For Harry Potter fans and the like – this book is for you. It will drive you insane, but it’ll also bring back a world of darkness and a world of wonder.
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