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Apr 22 2010

Hourglass by Claudia Gray

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HarperCollins, 2010. ISBN 9780732289690.
(Age 15+) This is the third in the Evernight series, following Evernight and Stargazer and is not a stand alone read. Bianca has joined Lucas and his family in the Black Cross society, where they struggle to keep the secret that Bianca is a vampire. Of course this is difficult as Bianca needs to drink blood and that's not easy to do in front of a group of vampire hunters! Bianca is caught between the world of the Black Cross, her loyalty to her vampire parents and the danger of the wraiths. All this explodes in one giant finale, leaving me breathless for the next volume.
There are plenty of energetic battles, captures and action scenes for those who like their plot to move along swiftly and this is quite exciting with Bianca and Lucas having to make some hard decisions about where their loyalties lie. The romance between Bianca and Lucas, with Balthazar thrown in again to add some conflict, develops well for those who like some romance with their vampires.
Hourglass does not have a predictable plot. Gray brings in quite a few surprises that should thrill the reader and the climax is amazing leaving lots of questions to be answered in Afterlife, the next book to come out in the series.
Pat Pledger

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