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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Book Review: Hourglass by Claudia Gray

Synopsis (from Goodreads):  Bestselling author Claudia Gray’s Evernight series continues. In Hourglass, Bianca and Lucas have found a way to be together. But it means lying to the people who care about them the most.

After escaping from Evernight Academy, the vampire boarding school, Bianca and Lucas seek refuge with Black Cross, the elite group of vampire hunters led by Lucas’s stepfather. When Bianca’s close friend—the vampire Balthazar—is captured by Black Cross, Bianca knows she has to do whatever it takes to save him. But at what cost?

Hourglass, the third book in this gripping vampire series by the author of the New York Times bestseller Stargazer, has all the romance, suspense, and page-turning drama that have made Claudia Gray’s books runaway successes.

My thoughts:  I thought this book was good but not nearly as good as the first two in the series.  I got really annoyed with Bianca and Lucas both.  I mean, here they are in a serious situation that her parents could help them with but because there might be a chance that they would try to take Bianca away from Lucas, neither of them will contact them.  Really??  If I was being afflicted by some mysterious illness and the only ones who could tell me what would happen was my parents, I would be emailing them ASAP!  I love Vic though so was happy to have him make some appearances in the book as well as Ranulf. 

As with the first two books, I am put off by Kate's attitude toward her son and The Black Cross group.  What kind of mother puts her son second and her "work" first?  Okay, I know they are out there but as a mom, I get really pissed off at her for being so uncaring towards Lucas. 

The end of the book however, makes the book, in my opinion.  Some people saw the end coming,  however I was completely blown away.  Looking back, yeah, it's pretty obvious what would happen but I honestly didn't see it until it happened.  And the cliffhanger leaves you anxious for the fourth book in the series, Afterlife, to come out (Spring 2011). 

1 comment:

  1. I agree completely!

    Especially with the "what were they thinking?!? They could have just asked her parents what was happening!", kinda like the "Why is this crazy girl who knows nothing of this world that she was just thrown into NOT listening to the boy that is from this new world and knows exactly what to do in it?!?" (ie. "Torment" by Lauren Kate and "Crescendo" by Becca Fitzpatrick...

    *Shakes head*

    I am really looking forward to "Afterlife" though!