Bullet List of Reasons Why You Need to Read Into the Hourglass

by - Tuesday, August 06, 2019

Everley Donovan is determined to find Killian, the murderer of her family, even if she has to go to the bottom of the Land Under the Wave to find him.


Author: Emily R. King
Publisher: Skyscape
Release Date: August 20, 2019
Genres: YA Fantasy


I was given an ARC by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.


Official Synopsis

Everley Donovan’s mission: retrieve the hallowed sword of Avelyn stolen by the wicked Prince Killian, who slayed her family and left her for dead. Should she fail, the seven worlds will come to an end, as could time itself. And no one treasures time more than Everley, whose lifesaving clock heart cannot beat forever. She has set sail with a rogue crew for the otherworlds, where the key to dethroning the prince lies deep within the Land Under the Wave.

But passage through these unknown seas—where horrors lurk and pirates rove—proves a treacherous gamble. The Land Under the Wave was not made for humans, particularly one with a fragile clock heart. Here, Everley’s tragic past resurfaces unsolved questions. Here, too, the prince has hidden secrets more precious than pearls, secrets that could fracture the future forevermore. Everley must take back her sword and break free from this watery world before her time runs out…or so will everyone else’s.


A couple months ago, I read Before the Broken Star, which I gave 5 reasons why you should read it. To put it succinctly, it was AMAZING. Because Emily R. King publishes with Skyscape, an Amazon publishing company, her books come out wicked fast. Broken Star came out June 1. This one comes out August 20. The last book comes out in December. I CANNOT WAIT. Anyways, I'm not going to give anything away here, but here are a handful of reasons (if my review of the first book didn't convince you) why you should read Into the Hourglass.

All the Reasons You Should Read Into the Hourglass

  • Everley Donovan. I said it once, and I will say it again. She is one complex character, but I love her so freaking much. She's vulnerable and fierce, loving and intense.
  • Jamison. Again, yes, I love Jamison. I've never shipped a couple this hard, and this book really fires up the romance. Their flirting and cuteness just made me squeal so many times. Ugh those two. I'll never get enough of them. My OTP forever.
  • Mermaids. 
  • Giants. 
  • An ancient whale. 
  • A feisty pixie. 
  • Pirates. 
  • Father Time.
  • A land under the sea. 
  • A dangerous prince. 
  • Honestly--WHAT MORE DO YOU NEED?
This book was just as good as the first one. It still has amazing world building, complex characters, a swoon-worthy romance, and a killer plot. So far, it's one of the best fantasy series I've read to date.

I'm sure I'm going to say it again when Everafter Song comes out in December, but you should really read this series. If you like fantasy, you definitely need to read this series. It's phenomenal.


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