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  1. Hourglass by Claudia Gray

    Saturday, August 21, 2010

    From the Back Cover:
    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?

    My Thoughts:
    I wasn't that into the first book in this series, Evernight, but I thought that the second book, Stargazer, wasn't too bad so I started the latest instalment in the series with the hope that it would show further signs of improvement. Unfortunately that was not the case. I really had to force myself to read Hourglass through to the end.

    I continue to be unable to feel the relationship between Bianca and Lucas. Having ended up accidentally inserting more chemistry in to the relationship between Balthazar and Bianca, Gray frequently has Bianca remind the shippers out there that she and Balthazar really are now just friends.

    I also didn't like the pacing. Some parts dragged while the ending in particular seemed rushed. As in Stargazer, Bianca remains an irritating character by continuing to make bad choices and failing to figure out what the readers probably all figured out about a book and a half ago.

    Overall, I found Hourglass to be the worst book in the series to date. My exploration of the Evernight series ends here.

    Also Check Out:
    Evernight by Claudia Gray
    Stargazer by Claudia Gray
    The Awakening by L.J. Smith

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  2. 3 comments:

    1. Marce said...

      I have considered this series because I enjoyed the Wake Trilogy so much. I need to read a few more reviews before trying them now.

      Thanks for the honest review.

    2. vvb32 reads said...

      ugh! too bad. the first book had a pretty good start. haven't read stargazer yet.
      btw: love the new blog look ;-D

    3. It's nice to see some reviewers who honestly say that they find a book horrible. Keeps other readers from wasting their time.

      BTW, just followed your blog!

      -The Book Eater

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