REVIEW - Hourglass by Claudia Gray

Hourglass (Evernight, #3)
**NOTE**: If you have not read this book, then I would suggest that you not read the summary, but if you're not looking forward to read this book, then you can go right ahead.  
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? 

First Sentence: n/a (Returned it to the library before writing this review like an idiot.)

**SPOILER ALERT** So beware. . .  
Ah. . . Evernight. You never fail to make me angry and sad at the same time, but you managed to become even more depressing than usual. 

As usual, the vampire-to-vampire action (or in this one, it can be vampire-to-human) is swift, beautifully written, and educes page-turning fever as you're desperately trying to find out what's happening next. You are caught with the forbidden love between the vampire hunter, Lucas, and the vampire, Bianca. Yes, it's clichéd, but somehow this book makes it refreshing, and dare I say, sexy. There must be crack in between the pages. 

As the tension between Bianca and Lucas's relationship only gets more and more heavy, horrible things start to happen: Bianca joins the Black Cross with her Evernight friend, Raquel, to be with Lucas, but it's not a fairytale happily-ever-after as they thought it would be. Someone spills the beans that Bianca's a vampire, and Lucas and Bianca are forced to go on the run. They haven't fully escaped the crazed, closed-minded Black Cross when Bianca faced an even worse side of her that she doesn't want to accept: wraiths are coming after her. She starts to have dizzy spells, she's getting deathly sick, and her health is startling to decline rapidly, as well as her body temperature. 

Oh, and if you don't want to know, then don't read this part. She dies. Yes, that's it. Bianca dies. I was sad. I was at the brink of tears. Claudia Gray describes her death as such a beautiful yet terrible thing, and the scene where Bianca is hovering over her dead body and Lucas, who is crying his little green eyes out, broke my heart. I put the book down for a second and told Kirston that the book is depressing, but you have to admit: depressing books are fun. 

But the ending is such a freakin' CLIFFHANGER! I can't wait until Afterlife comes out! I've heard pretty great things about it, and I fear it'll be the last book in the series. D: Oh no!

IF YOU DON'T LIKE SEX, WELL THEN DON'T READ THIS BOOK! Bianca and Lucas engage in sexual activity at least twice, but Gray doesn't go in depth, thank God. Just to imply that they're doing the naughty-naughty. 

Rating:  4 / 5 (☼ ☼ ☼ ☼)

Cover: B
Eh. It's black, but it's pretty! (:

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