Monday, May 24, 2010

Book Review: Hourglass by Claudia Gray

Review: Hourglass
Series: Evernight – Book 3
Author: Claudia Gray
No of Pages: 339
Release Date: 9 March 2010

Bianca has found refuge again with the Black Cross, and she and Lucas work desperately to keep her secret. In this company, being a vampire is a death sentence, and the two of them live and train alongside the hunters without anyone noticing her increasing need for blood.

Even though she's with the boy she loves more than anyone else in the world, Bianca can't help worrying about the family and friends she left behind. Caught between three feuding worlds, it's starting to feel as though she'll never be entirely at peace again.

When another betrayal puts the lovers in mortal danger once more, they realise that all they truly have in one another. But with the secret of Bianca's birth taking hold, not even Lucas can help her win her toughest fight

My Thoughts:

Between the end of Stargazer and the beginning of Hourglass Bianca had a serious attitude change, and it works so well on her.

I think we can safely assume that Evernight and Stargazer didn’t impress me much, I only really read them because I had the time, Hourglass though is a whole different story, and a whole new reason to read this series.

Bianca and Lucas are first bunking with Black Cross but after they escape Black Cross after being found out Bianca and Lucas’ lives become a whole new story. They need to fend for themselves and they are quickly realising that that isn’t as easy as it sounds.

In Hourglass Bianca grows up a lot. No longer is she the whiny dependant little girl we met in Evernight and Stargazer. No longer does she have the stupid delusions of safety and romance outside of the school. Being faced with the real world is like a shock to her system, and I have to commend Bianca for dealing with it quite well.

She doesn’t do too well with holding down a job, but she tries at least and she doesn’t leave Lucas to do absolutely everything when it comes to setting up house. Granted they aren’t completely self sufficient because they are living in a friends deserted basement but they do pretty well under the circumstances.

Until Bianca gets sick.

She’s been weakening for a long time and it becomes obvious to the reader – unfortunately not to Bianca – that she is at the end of her road. Vampire or Wraith, which will she become? Also kind of obvious if you ask me, but I won’t spoil the ending for you.

I don’t know how Gray did it, but a lot of her style has changed in regards to the Evernight series and after reading Hourglass not only am I eagerly anticipating Afterlife but I will also be sad to see whats has turned into a great series come to an end.

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Cherry said...

Re-twitted your reivew. Thanks for sharing!

YA Vampire Books said...

Great review! I really look forward to reading this book now!


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