Skip to main content

REVIEW: Hourglass (Evernight #3) by Claudia Gray

Title: Hourglass
Author: Claudia Gray
Series: Evernight #3
Publisher: Harper Teen
Date of Release: March 9th 2010
Pages: 339

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?

Wow! I had to sit there for a little while after I had finished, just thinking and getting my brain back into gear because that was... wow.

The cover is great, I like the way her face is in grey scale as it makes it appear more mysterious but also the bright pink as it is the opposite causing the cover to grab your attention immediately.

Bianca and Lucas just escaped the danger of Evernight Academy, just to enter a higher risk of danger and exposure in Black Cross. After the team are found they flee to New York to join up with another group from Black Cross, here they stake out the streets of New York every night looking for vampires. But, with Bianca herself being a vampire, when she finally begins to go out on stakeouts, she finds it hard to confront and murder the vampires... unless they are attacking one of them. But when Balthazar and Charity, on separate occasions, make a special appearance... lets just say all plans go down the drain. As Lucas and Bianca go on the run, they get faced with a new realisation, is time running out?

Bianca is a great character, she is mature and a very loving person. But, she also helps her kind, well those who are innocent, to get away from Black Cross which I felt was very brave due to the fact that Black Cross could turn on her at any moment. She also thinks plans through... we will excuse the email just this once, but she is also very strong especially with her hunger and does not whine or constantly go on about it to Lucas even if it means she could be exposed. Lucas is also a loving character, you are able to see him control his anger which due to his profession, may come across as a struggle. But, he is always loving towards Bianca and would do anything to keep her and himself safe and alive, even if it means working against the law.

We also see Balthazar, I will be honest though, for some reason I just don't like his character sometimes (sorry everyone!) I feel that he is sometimes very naive, especially with Charity, but he takes care of those around him of which I strongly admire. We also get to see Vic! Yay, I love his character! He just goes with the flow, doesn't care if they are vampires and tells stories to an invisible ghost, Maxie. But you also see his personality in Renulf who is staying with Vic, of which shows how much he would help a friend no matter what they are.

Then we have the last quarter... WHAT! HOW?! WHY?! WHERE DID THAT COME FROM?! I was shocked, you only come to realise when you read the last quarter of where the answers are revealed of how you misinterpreted all the signs and never thought of it before. And then the end... NOOOOOO! I mean... no! No, no, no. I was a little sad, but, also intrigued to see how they would deal with their new situation and what it may result in.

This book is full of danger, suspense (hiding-under-your-bed-scared-but-excited-suspense), heartache, but also the power of different worlds and creatures coming together, for good and evil purposes. You also see how some people, some people, will never change.

The next book in the series of which, if you already hadn't realised I want now :0) , is Afterlife.

Popular posts from this blog

[BLOG TOUR] Dead Jed: Adventure of A Middle School Zombie by Scott Craven

Title: Dead Jed: Adventures of A MiddleSchool Zombie
Author: Scott Craven
Publisher: Month9Books
Date of Release: December 1st 2013
Pages: 214

Dead Jed is Shaun of the Dead meets Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Jed's not your typical junior high geek. He is, to use the politically-correct term, cardiovascularly-challenged. And while his parents have attempted to shield him from the implications of being 'different' for as long as they could (Jed was 8 and at a friend's sister's birthday party when he blew his lips off onto the cake in front of everyone, finally prompting the “Big Talk” from his parents and an emergency SuperGlue repair by his dad), 7th grade at Pine Hollow Middle School as a target of Robbie the supreme school bully and his pack of moronic toadies is rapidly becoming unbearable.
From being stuffed in a filled trash can as “dead meat” and into a trophy case as the bully's “prize,” to literally having his hand pulled off in the boys' room (Jed's always l…

REVIEW: Exquisite Captive (Dark Caravan Cycle #1) by Heather Demetrios

Exquisite Captive by Heather Demetrios
Series: Dark Caravan Cycle #1
Published by Corgi Children's on 9th October 2014
Pages: 480
A jinni of tremendous ancient power and Empress to Arjinna, Nalia was sold into slavery on the dark caravan, where jinn are forced to grant wishes and obey their masters’ every command. She’d do anything to be free of the golden shackles that bind her to Malek, her handsome, cruel master, and his lavish Hollywood lifestyle.

Enter Raifthe enigmatic leader of Arjinna’s revolution and Nalia’s sworn enemy. He promises to free Nalia so that she can return to her ravaged homeland and free her imprisoned brother. But freedom comes at a heavy price and danger is everywhere.

In this gorgeous fantasy debut, Heather Demetrios brings to life a deliciously seductive world where a wish can be a curse and shadows are sometimes safer than the light. Magical, thrilling and dark, Exquisite Captive was captivating and enchanting, yet dangerous and cruel, but certainly a uniqu…

REVIEW: The Fill-In Boyfriend by Kasie West

The Fill-In Boyfriendby Kasie West
Published by HarperTeen on 5th May 2015
Pages: 346
When Gia Montgomery's boyfriend, Bradley, dumps her in the parking lot of her high school prom, she has to think fast. After all, she'd been telling her friends about him for months now. This was supposed to be the night she proved he existed. So when she sees a cute guy waiting to pick up his sister, she enlists his help. The task is simple: be her fill-in boyfriend—two hours, zero commitment, a few white lies. After that, she can win back the real Bradley.
The problem is that days after prom, it's not the real Bradley she's thinking about, but the stand-in. The one whose name she doesn't even know. But tracking him down doesn't mean they're done faking a relationship. Gia owes him a favor and his sister intends to see that he collects: his ex-girlfriend's graduation party—three hours, zero commitment, a few white lies.
Just when Gia begins to wonder if she could turn h…