Thursday, April 8, 2010

Hourglass by Claudia Gray

Review of Hourglass by Claudia Gray

Published: March 9, 2010

5 out 5 smirks

Synopsis: “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 their 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?”

I am beyond pissed off at this point. I gave Hourglass 5 smirks because it was really good, so good I cried 4 times, but that does not mean I am not angry with how the story line turned. I really wish I could vent about it, but that would give too much away and be unfair to the readers who read this blog and therefore go on to read this book. Claudia Gray keep up with the constant surprises, throwing me down when I was up, pulling me forward when I wanted to go back, and overall just ripping my heart from my chest. I guess what I can say, if you thought Romeo and Juliet was a heart sickening love story, wait till you read about Bianca and Lucas.

I cannot believe where this book ended either, completely and totally unfair. I am now stuck with waiting another year for the next book to come out. The ending was so heart wrenching and terrible that I may actually try and find Claudia Gray and shake some sense into her. The one good merit she has is that there is another book and she can correct what she did in Hourglass. Not that anything was wrong with Hourglass, it was brilliant, but every once in awhile I would appreciate at least one happy thought before you end a book. This blogger is already miserable enough and could use some good cheer. Here’s hoping the next installment of this heart breaking, surprisingly great series comes in the form of happiness and butterflies. Evernight Series, I suggest you read it.


  1. Nothing like a cliffhanger to leave your wondering for an entire year!! LOL. I remember those well.

  2. I loved loved loved this book! I thought this book was the best by far! Claudia Gray is sooo good at giving you twist and shocks! I love it! I started my blog after I had read this book and don't have a review up for it, but like you I can't talk about this book and not talk about EVERYTHING in it haha. It was definitely 5 stars for me hehe