Hourglass by Claudia Gray

Title: Hourglass
Series: Evernight #3
Author: Claudia Gray
Paperback, 339 pages
Published 2010 by HarperCollins

Bianca will risk everything to be with Lucas. After escaping from Evernight Academy, the vampire boarding school where they met, Bianca and Lucas take refuge with Black Cross, a fanatical group of vampire hunters. Bianca must hide her supernatural heritage or risk certain death at their hands. But when Black Cross captures her friend – the vampire Balthazar – hiding is no longer an option.
Soon, Bianca and Lucas are on the run again, pursued not only by Black Cross, but by the powerful leaders of Evernight. Yet no matter how far they travel, Bianca can’t escape her destiny.
Bianca has always believed their love could survive anything . . . but can it survive what’s to come?
Hourglass – the third (!) installment from the Evernight series.
1alineBreakI’ve just finished Hourglass and I must say, I was more than surprised and intrigued for the next book.  This time I did not research for this book because I really want to feel the thrill and suspense and Bianca’s overwhelming change and Lucas’ determination to stay human.
I enjoyed Evernight and Stargazer, but I think, Hourglass surpassed the first two books in the series by leaps and bounds. Claudia caught me offguard with a lot of surprises – Raquel a tomboy? Maxie the almost friendly ghost, Vic being cool about Evernight as a vampire school, Ranulf hobnobbing with Vic’s family and Balthazar in a Chinese community..
Well, those minute details are awesome but the center of the universe revolved around LUCAS and Lucas alone. Forget Bianca!
Lucas has sacrificed a lot for their relationship and in the end, was about to become a vampire – something he did not ever, ever wished to be, even if his one true love was “once” a vampire.
While I was reading the second to the last chapter of Hourglass, I really thought it would be the end of the series, but no, as usual, the ending is a cliffhanger! Another two thumbs up for Claudia Gray. Hourglass is a good read. Beats the hell out of Twilight saga (IMO). The Evernight series is somehow a better catch. Don’t throw tomatoes if you don’t agree. This is my blog anyway so I can say what I want, LOL.
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