Monday, January 4, 2010

Hourglass by Claudia Gray


Well, since I was on vacation over Christmas break, I had NO TIME to read AT ALL! It was horrid. You have no idea how boring it was without my books. So, to make up for it, here is a review of the next book in the Evernight Series.



Hourglass by Claudia Gray

Release Date: March 2010
Publisher: Harper Teen
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So many things happen in this book, it's almost hard to keep up! The twists and turns are intense and make you want to jump up and down some times. The changes in this book assure that there will be some very big problems in the next book, and the cliff hanger you're left with will make you want to get your hands on Afterlife as fast as you can.

What I love about this book is that it surprised me. I wasn't expecting the events of Bianca and Lucas' lives to unravel the way that it did. Claudia Gray pulled a fast one on me, and I'm happy she did! Usually it's easy to predict where the author is going to take the story next, and with this one, I was completely wrong. So, be prepared for a big twist (or twists) at the end.

The romance was still there of course, and I felt it was what held the story, and the characters, together. If the romance was excluded, I don't think Bianca and Lucas would be able to keep going as they did. The both of them would even say thay were doing what they were doing for...love. And disappointingly, in this book, I didn't feel like their romance was as strong as it was in the previous books, but maybe it was just me.

Another thing that I didn't like was that the story seemed disjointed and chunky in some parts. Like, a part in the story, or a scene, wouldn't end smoothly, and the next would start too suddenly. Parts just didn't fit. Also, it seemed that every moment, something tragic was happening. I mean, I can handle one big twist at the end, but two or three? It gets to be too much after a while. Thankfully, it wasn't too hard to ignore the things that were bugging me, and replace them with the exciting aspects because I really like this series, and I really liked this book as well.

Astonishing, suspenseful, and creative, Hourglass will shock you. It has definitely surpassed anything I've read by Claudia Gray. The ending of the third book in the series will leave you gasping for more. I'm eagerly awaiting the release of Afterlife.

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Michelle said...

I love these books and I love that they're filled with twists and turns that I never see coming! Definitely some of the best YA vampire books I've read.

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I am so, so, SO jealous that you got to read Hourglass. I'm dying to know what those huge twists are, thanks to your review! ;)

miss cindy :) said...

I just started this series! Great review :)

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This sounds good -- I especially like what you said about the element of surprise.

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Sherry Mauro said...

I read the first book. It was good, but not as god as the HOUSE OF NIGHT series, which I'm obsessed with! lol

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Chutzpah said...

What are Claudia Gray's other books? The name sounds so familiar and yet I'm pretty sure I've never read anything from this series.

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