Friday, March 12, 2010

Review: Hourglass(Evernight Series#3)

hourglass.jpg Hourglass image by katieb206
Barnes & Noble 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?


Out of the three books in this series, this was by far thee most intense. And though some parts were a little foreseen, the story didn't slow, it only grew more enthralling.

Bianca and Lucas, as in love as they are, seem a little clouded in judgement by thinking they can escape their fates. The real action begins when Mrs. Bethany and her crew pick up on the Black Cross's trail, and someone very close to Bianca betrays her and Lucas, causing a whirlwind of events to follow. I like when they mix the violence and the sexuality. (lol. Forgetting Sarah Marshall reference.) There's stolen kisses, violent attacks, secret rendezvous, unrequited love, rooftop pool conversations, and unexpected alliances. And trust me, that's not even everything. But, the ending was bittersweet, and I found my eyes welling with tears. The thought did cross my mind at one point that it was a possibility, but I was not prepared for this book to end the way it did. Very different from the two before it, in a catergory all of it's own, Hourglass is totally worth the read, but I recommend keeping the tissue nearby.