Monday, April 11, 2011

Review: Hourglass: Claudia Gray 3 Stars

Hourglass: Claudia Gray
Synopsis: Goodreads
Bestselling author Claudia Gray’s Evernight series continues. In Hourglass, Bianca and Lucas have found a way to be together. But it means lying to the people who care about them the most.

After escaping from Evernight Academy, the vampire boarding school, Bianca and Lucas seek refuge with Black Cross, the elite group of vampire hunters led by Lucas’s stepfather. When Bianca’s close friend—the vampire Balthazar—is captured by Black Cross, Bianca knows she has to do whatever it takes to save him. But at what cost?

Hourglass, the third book in this gripping vampire series by the author of the New York Times bestseller Stargazer, has all the romance, suspense, and page-turning drama that have made Claudia Gray’s books runaway successes. 

   I thought the cover was okay, but I do like how the series all look like they are part of a set! 
My Review:
      Okay I don’t know what I am going to say about Hourglass, so we will see how this goes. To begin with I read Evernight & Stargazer in the Fall of 2009, so it’s been a while since I read the series.  I will say I really enjoyed these two books and since Stargazer ended on a cliff hanger I really needed to see what happened next. Another note I might add I started this book when I was on my trip to DR, (for my grandma’s funeral) and when I first started it, I wasn’t all that interested because of everything that was going on and the book seemed so  silly to me because of everything that was going on in my life…. So I don’t know if that’s one of the reasons it took me so long to finish this book and why I didn’t enjoy it as much as the other 2.

               Okay so this book begun right after Stargazer, with Bianca & Lucas hiding in Black Cross. I don’t know why but I couldn’t really connect with Bianca & Lucas. All throughout the book the just seemed so childish and immature and ignorant to so many things. I mean I get that there teenagers but still. I just felt them running away with no real plan and just hoping everything works out was not smart. And even though Lucas & Bianca were together throughout the whole book, I just felt it was a teen girl obsessed over a boy she barely knows and risked everything and left her family… I don’t know what it was about this book it just didn’t rub me the right way. I guess I am also use to having that male lead be wiser and older and have that edge as why our protagonist would fall in love. Though Lucas could fight and protect Bianca he just didn’t seem that OMG. He just seemed like any other teen boy that happened to meet a vampire.

                Bianca I felt was so weak in this book, she would be whining a lot and I don’t think she did much to help herself in many of situations. The plot was not working for me either. I feel so bad reviewing this book like this but it just didn’t work for me. I guess I had such high expectations for it and it didn’t deliver.

                The sad thing is that this book wasn’t bad, neither was the writing, or the action or anything like that. I think I am noticing that I like certain types of books and characters. I don’t like books YA books that show the every immaturity of teens. I really love strong characters. I think that I just felt this book could have been better. I feel that there are a lot of better books out there and that’s why I didn’t enjoy it as much.  I think that the people that have read the 1st 2 books will continue enjoying this series but I won’t. For example I read the Gossip Girls book, and I really enjoyed it  but it’s not my type of book because there’s so many immature things that happened that I realized I won’t be getting out of this book what I want. It’s the same reason why I won’t read the House of Night series, because it’s too I don’t know high school too much boy drama with a paranormal twist.

                So I hope other people enjoyed this book, because it wasn’t bad by all means but it just wasn’t for me. The premise of this series is different and original! So please continue reading the series if you started it! BTW my favorite characters in this book by far was Vic & Ranulf, I really enjoyed them they were so funny and I always liked them since book 1.

***SPOILER*** One thing is for sure the ending was pretty retarded. I already had guessed that Lucas would turn into a vampire.. but really he was to proud to let Bianca drink from him and turn him so they could be together. Hereally didn’t want to become one and he still ended up as a vampire only now Bianca is a wraith. I don’t know about you but that was retarded. I think that’s a way the author tried to  make the book have a twisted ending!



  1. I actually preferred this installment to the other two and youre right about the ending that is just. >.< Blah. And Bianca has always been whiny. -.- Its ridiculous. Great Review! <3

  2. You're so right about this book; I didn't really like it either. And mostly for the same reasons you mentioned! I don't think I'll be reading any of the rest of them sadly =/ also, the HoN books aren't that good either so you probably wouldn't like them IMO