Hourglass

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Golden Lily‘s Adrian Ivashkov And Timepiece‘s Kaleb Ballard: Your Fictional Boyfriends Of The Week

Last week, I introduced our Fictional Boyfriend feature, a thinly veiled excuse for me to gush about the boys who’ve been leaping from the pages of the latest hot YA reads and may very well make it to the big screen soon. This week, I couldn’t choose between two boys stealing my heart, particularly due to the fact that both books just came out on Tuesday, and the fact that they both have quite a bit in common.

Who: Adrian Ivashkov and Kaleb Ballard

From: Adrian’s from Richelle Mead’s Vampire Academy series and its Bloodlines spinoff, most recently The Golden Lily. Kaleb’s from Myra McEntire’s Hourglass and its sequel, Timepiece.

What’s Their Story? Adrian is the playboy college dropout son of an aristocratic family. Also, his family happens to be Moroi, a race of vampires (that are born, not made). We first met him when he started hanging around the titular Vampire Academy boarding school and eventually started dating half-vampire Rose Hathaway. We all knew her true love was her mentor, Dimitri, but he was a pretty interesting diversion. Now he’s hanging around another boarding school (and for some reason this is not creepy), as he helps protect and hide the Moroi queen’s younger sister. That’s how he befriends Sydney Sage, a member of the Alchemists, a society of humans dedicated to keeping vampires’ existence a secret from the world. All this sounds very complicated when summed up in a single paragraph, but don’t worry, it’s a mythology that’s easily absorbed in the books.
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Breaking Dawn, Breaking Dawn, Hunger Games … Oh! An Hourglass Movie!


So there are all these Breaking Dawn behind-the-scenes videos and clips and photos coming out, we almost feel like we’ve seen the whole movie (but still, we can’t wait for the MTV First with Robsten next week). And then there was the squeeing over the Hunger Games posters. And the voting for Mortal Instruments star Jamie Campbell Bower in our Hotness poll. But amid all this young adult novel-to-movie noise we’ve got to point out something really exciting. Myra McEntire‘s Hourglass, one of my personal faves of the year, has just been optioned by Fox.

And guess what: It’s not even about vampires or angels or a dark dystopian future. It’s actually one of the most original tales of time travel I’ve ever seen. Teenager Emerson Cole thinks she’s been seeing ghosts for the past four years. But when she comes back home to Tennessee from boarding school, Michael, the man her brother hires to help eliminate her “hallucinations” does the exact opposite. He informs her that she’s actually seeing people from the past. And the fact that he’s a super-hot college student makes all this sci-fi adventure all the more enticing, we think.
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