When I received “Hourglass,” I was really, really excited about reading it, because I absolutely loved the other books in this series. Before reading it, along with being excited about reading the book, I was also a little apprehensive about it, because I was afraid that this book would change how I felt about the series as a whole. Instead of doing that, however, reading this book made me like the series even more! This book exceeded my expectations.
“Hourglass” begins where “Stargazer” left off, with Bianca and Lucas hiding out with the Black Cross, after Evernight Academy was set ablaze because of Balthazar’s sister, Charity. Even though they know that the Black Cross is a really bad place for Bianca to be, since she is a born vampire, and the Black Cross hunts all types of vampires, Bianca and Lucas are still living with them because they know that their only hope for living by themselves is for them to get money, which can only be done through the Black Cross. Near the beginning of the book, the Black Cross cell that they are in is attacked. Because of this attack, they are all forced to move to New York City, a place with more vampires and Black Cross members living there.
Overall, I feel as though this book was the perfect continuation to this amazing series. The twists and turns that the storyline of this book contained had me sitting on the edge of my chair the entire time that I was reading this book. Anybody who enjoyed the first two books in this series will definitely love the third one!
One thing that I really enjoyed about this book was the cover. The grey adds a touch of mystery to the ambiance of the novel. I really like how all three of the books in the series so far have basically the same cover, just in different colors. That makes them stand out on my bookshelf, therefore leading to easier access whenever I want to read them. All in all, I feel as though “Hourglass” by Claudia Gray is the complete package and should definitely be read by anyone who enjoys vampire books.
Categories: TEEN/YOUNG ADULT - AGES 12 AND UP