Publisher: Harper Teen
Release Date: 9th March 2010
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 its 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 is the heart-pumping third instalment of the amazing Evernight series. And what an instalment it is!
High-octane action is packed into every page of this novel and I don’t think I breathed properly for a moment while reading this. The chases and the hunts kept me right on the edge of my seat and each time I was literally praying for both Bianca and Lucas to come out unscathed. Because sometimes I couldn’t see how that was possible. Add that to Bianca’s desperate need for blood and you’ve basically got a book full of tension. And one that’s very hard to review without being spoilery!
But it’s Bianca and Lucas’ relationship that I love most about this series. They have such an amazing connection! The lengths that they’re willing to go for each other astounds me and now I kind of want my own Lucas. (I realise that I say this a lot, but I can’t help it. Fictional guys are amazing.) The chemistry between them is electric and so full of sexual tension that I’m surprised they didn’t spontaneously combust! It’s almost reminiscent of the connection between Alex and Brittany from Perfect Chemistry.
But the ending made me angry. And it also made me cry. Why, Claudia Gray, why? You can probably tell that I was quite distraught. But I shouldn’t rally have been very surprised. With all of the shocking twists and turns that Hourglass had in store I should have anticipated such a horrible cliffhanger of an ending. But instead, I was left gawping like a fish.
After the aforementioned cliffhanger, I am aching to read Afterlife, the last chapter in Bianca and Lucas’ story.
For my 2010 100+ Reading Challenge