Review: Hourglass by Claudia Gray

%Hourglass

Book Information:

Hourglass by Claudia Gray
Harper Teen (Imprint of Harper Collins Publishers)
Published in 2010
ISBN 9780061284410
339 Pages

Series Information:

Evernight (Academy) Book 03

Review/Rating:

4 out of 5

Bianca has successfully escaped from Evernight, and she is now hiding with the Black Cross, a group of vampire hunters. Now she must hide her vampire heritage since if the fanatical members of this organization find out about her and Lucas’ secret, it will mean certain death for them both. After a raid on the Black Cross HQ in New York, they are able to imprison a vampire. However, it is a vampire that Bianca and Lucas know very well. They help him escape, but later Raquel and Dana found out about Bianca’s secret. Although they were once friends, Raquel rats Lucas and Bianca out and they are now on the run. The Black Cross is not the only organization after them – the leaders of Evernight Academy want them as well. Not only are they on the run, but also Bianca’s destiny is catching up with her. Will their love be able to make it through what is about to happen?

This book is the third book in the Evernight Academy series by Claudia Gray. And like the first two books, Hourglass starts out with what happens towards the middle or end of the book. It pretty interesting when the authors do something like that, but in this book, it’s kind of pointless. I liked it in other two books, but for some reason, I don’t like it in this book.

Hourglass continues to where Stargazer left off: Raquel and Bianca are now new members of the Black Cross, and they are now starting to train. The parts of when they are training for the Black Cross is a little (okay, a lot) boring, but after they to New York’s HQ, it starts getting a little interesting.

Unlike the first two books, this book is kind of not interesting, or it has very few interesting parts. It’s only really interesting towards the end of the book. Oh, another interesting part is where you start to learn more about Vic, Ranulf, and a relationship between Dana and Raquel. Though, like the other books in this series, it leaves you with a cliffhanger.

*Looks over the review*

It’s short, I know, but there are not really that many interesting parts. I hope it gets more interesting in the next book. :(

Where I Got It:

Checked out from the library.

Challenges Apart Of:

None.

Re-Reading:

Re-read later on.

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Review: Stargazer by Claudia Gray

%Stargazer

Book Information:

Stargazer by Claudia Gray
Harper Teen
Published in 2009
ISBN 9780061284403
329 Pages

Series Information:

Evernight (Academy) Book 02

Review/Rating:

5 out of 5

Bianca has to go through another challenge of deciding between two forces that both want her on their side. No matter what side she picks, it would mean giving up Lucas, a vampire hunter she fell in love with, and sacrificing her morals and/or life to be with either one of them. Will she give in to the destiny that others want for her — or will she pick her own destiny to follow…?

Like the last review, I love books about vampires, too. So this review is going to be a good one, unless I name anything that may have bugged me. Also, there might be a lot of spoilers.

Like the first book of the series, Stargazer starts out with what happens towards the middle or end of the book. It pretty interesting when the authors do something like that, but only if they write it to a point where it is summarizing the past or future events or it is similar to what happens later on in the book.

Stargazer continues to where Evernight left off: Lucas leaving and them trying to figure out how to see each other again. They do see each other again, but their relationship gets kind of rocky when Balthazar gets to be a tag along person on their dates (Poor Bathazar :(). However, there is more than one reason why Bathazar wants to go along besides to keep an eye on Bianca – he wants to find his sister.

Also in book 2 of the series, Bianca continues fighting to pick her own destiny, instead of following what others want for her, and to stay with the person she loves, Lucas. Although, personally, I wish Bianca would end up with someone that has some of Lucas and Balthazar’s personality traits. I’m tied between the two of them for which one I rally want her to end up with. :(

This book also a lot of fun information about things like how similar ghosts and vampires are, how Bianca actually was conceived, and why her parents actually want her to become a full vampire. Anyways, the ending of the book is another cliffhanger. :( I guess we have to wait until the series finally finish until the cliffhangers stop. :P

Where I Got It:

Checked out from the library.

Challenges Apart Of:

None.

Re-Reading:

Re-read later on.

Other Reviews/Author Site:

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Review: Evernight by Claudia Gray

%Evernight

Book Information:

Evernight by Claudia Gray
Harper Teen
Published in 2008
ISBN 9780061284397
327 Pages

Series Information:

Evernight (Academy) Book 01

Review/Rating:

5 out of 5

Bianca transfers to a new school, Evernight Academy, and she knows she doesn’t fit in at this overachieving, old, and eerie school. When she tries to run away from the school and her parents, she meets a boy, Lucas, in the dark forest surrounding the school. Despite their differences, they later fall in love with each other and try to make it work, however, it is doomed to fail when the sides they are on clash in order to finish a long battle that had started long before they were even born. With this upcoming battle, Bianca begins to question everything she has ever believed in, will their love fore each other stay or will it crash and burn?

Like the last review, I love books about vampires, too. So this review is going to be a good one, unless I name anything that may have bugged me.

It first starts out with what is most likely going to happen towards the end of the book, so it’s a set-up to get you reading the entire book. However, the way it was worded, I went, “What was the prologue for? It doesn’t make sense, even though I read all of the book.” Throughout the book, Lucas and Bianca are very touchy and kiss a lot, and I enjoyed all of the gushy parts they had with each other. Okay, anyways, the ending leaves you hanging and it kind of makes you want to read the second book even faster. I’ll see if my library has it, and make a review about it, but if they don’t, oh well then.

Short review because I can’t really say I like this series until all the books come out. Though, this book is a very good way to set up for a book series. :P So, basically, the first book is really good, but I don’t like the cliffhanger at the end. :( I guess it’s a good thing that the author made it into a series. :) :P

Where I Got It:

Checked out from the library.

Challenges Apart Of:

None.

Re-Reading:

Re-read later on.

Other Reviews/Author Site:

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Places to Buy From:

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