Monday, March 8, 2010

Review: Hourglass by Claudia Gray


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?

Publisher: HarperTeen
Pages: 353
Release Date: March 9, 2010

Previous Books in the Series:

Originality: 15/20
Characters: 13/15
Writing: 9/10
Voice: 10/10
Ending: 9/10
Entertainment: 10/10
Cover: 10/10
Recommendation: 10/10

Total: 91/100 = A-


Wow!  Claudia Gray really impressed me with this book!  I loved Evernight, but when I read Stargazer I was very disappointed.  It was slow and very predictable.  I wasn't sure I was going to read Hourglass, but now that I'm finished I'm so glad I did.

With Hourglass, Gray has become more original.  Yes, it was still semi-predictable.  However, there were many things that happened that even I didn't see coming.  I was very surprised at a few twists that happened, especially towards the end, that I didn't see coming at all.

Gray does a great job getting the emotion across through the book.  There were parts where I was laughing, other parts where I was going "what was she THINKING?" and yet other parts where I was literally crying.  I was reading this one at school, and I almost started bawling my eyes out because the one part was really sad.

I was entertained throughout the whole book.  When reading Stargazer, it took me half of the book to get "into" the story.  However, this wasn't the case with Hourglass.  I was hooked from page one until the last page.  I didn't want to stop reading, and I had this need to know what was going to happen next.

Overall, Hourglass was an amazing novel and I look forward to seeing where the next book takes Bianca's story.  Even if you thought Stargazer was horrible (which I did), you'll most likely still enjoy Hourglass.


This book was reviewed for Around the World tours.  I was in no way, shape, or form paid for writing this review.


YA Vampire Books said...

Great review! This book sounds really good! I've only read Evernight so far, but I might have to read the rest of the series soon!

Leah said...

I've not read any of Claudia's books but I must check out her first one. Fab review! I love the cover.

Flo said...

i can't wait to read this one, i really like te evernight serie