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Hourglass

(Evernight #3)

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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 its hands. But when Black Cross captures her friend—the vampire Balthazar—hiding is no longer an
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Hardcover, 339 pages
Published March 9th 2010 by HarperTeen
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Michael
Jun 15, 2010 rated it it was ok
Shelves: judge-me
6/16:
Okay, I'm not even half way through this book, but I had to write a little something about how I felt so far. Basically, Bianca and Lucas are the most idiotic and annoying couple I've ever had the misfortune of reading about. And Bianca is probably the worst heroine in a novel. Ever. Okay, so her best friend (and almost lover) is in the next room being tortured. Lucas, the biggest douche-bag in life, is jealous because she is worried about what might happen to her friend. And then Bianca goes of
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Chelsea ❤Peril Please❤

*4.5 stars*

Hmm. I am NOT pleased. But I thoroughly enjoyed the ride. And I cried. Also, I'm apparently reading too quickly to keep up with reviews. I can't even. UGH.

RTC. Probably. That dumb bitch villain pissed me off good. So I guess that means the author pissed me off? Yeah. That's probably more like it.
Gemma
Mar 20, 2010 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
Ah, Evernight. No matter how much it tries, it always reminds me of a poor man's version of Vampire Academy. You know, the whole 'girl at a boarding school for vamps who falls for a stake wielding hot guy' thing. I hate comparing series; it's hard to write original YA nowadays, and it's near impossible to write a book without someone accusing you of stealing something from somebody else.
When I began reading Hourglass, I realised all of the actions took place away from the school. I was a l
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Natalie
Aug 01, 2009 rated it really liked it
I'm going to start off by saying that Hourglass is by far the best book in the series so far. While I definitely enjoyed Evernight and Stargazer, Hourglass surpassed the first two books in the series by leaps and bounds. If you stick around, I'm going to try to explain why.

First of all, the characters are much more complex. While this might be because of the background and development established by the first two books, Claudia Gray definitely showed what she can do with a pen in Hou
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Arlene
Claudia Gray has outdone herself with Hourglass. This book is the best of the series… BY FAR!! The twists, turns, struggles and climactic ending kept me riveted the entire time! All I have to say is (1) What an ending!! (2) When is Afterlife coming out?! and (3) I.CAN’T.WAIT!!! Wow… Just wow!

In this book Bianca and Lucas are together and trying to find an escape from the Black Cross Vampire Hunters before they figure out what Bianca truly is or isn’t for that matter. Their time toget
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Crystal
May 20, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2010
This book was my favorite in the series thus far. Gray throws in so many surprises that I am really chomping at the bit to get the next one! The story takes off where Stargazer left us with Bianca leaving Evernight with Lucas and his Black Cross family. Their biggest fear, they think, is that Bianca will be discovered for what she truly is, a vampire, but when you get to the final few chapters you will find out that they haven't even begun to realize what could possibly go wrong. I don't want to ...more
Kristy
Apr 27, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: own
no, no, no.... You did not just end like that!!?!?!?!?!?

I thoroughly enjoyed this book, up until the last few pages....
Spoiler Alert*****
I am not into the whole ghost thing, I knew this was coming but I just kept hoping that the book would go in a whole new direction.
I am curious how the next book will be with Lucas as a Vampire. Is he going to be angry that he was turned and how is the whole Lucas and Bianca situation going to go???
Now, all I can do is wait for Afterli
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HStevey310
Dec 16, 2009 rated it it was amazing
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Karyn
Mar 06, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone
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Gio
Apr 10, 2010 rated it did not like it
Shelves: bad, paranormal
severely disappointing read..... I thought the first book was ok and wasnt really interested in continuing the series however I was bored and read Stargazer which interestingly enough spiked my interest. Butttttttttt with Hourglass I am afraid to say, Claudia took 3 steps back

In all honesty I find lucas's character to be very boring and uninteresting so I found it hard for me to root for them to be together because I really don't understand what Bianca saw in him. However in Hourglas
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~Tina~
Jan 02, 2010 rated it it was amazing
WOW!!! I am completely blown away!
I don't want to say to much, because I know me, and if I start one of my long reviews, I'll slip and start spoiling and I can't do that cause y'all need.to.read.this.as.soon.as.possible! But man, is it ever hard not to talk about this!!
I will say that HOURGLASS is an amazing addiction to this much loved series. Lucas and Bianca have had there love tested in so many different ways, and yet there love is so strong. It's a beautiful thing and I simply a
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kari
Mar 13, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2010, ya, 5-star
This series gets better with each book; something of which not many series can boast. Too often a series stumbles by on the strength of the original book, but nothing could be further from that with this series. This book has more action, more shocking events, more drama, more joy, more sadness, than the previous books.
I don't want to get into anything that happens because you'll really want to experience it all for yourself. I can't imagine how this series is going to be wrapped up, but I
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Nicole
May 05, 2009 rated it it was amazing
I can't wait for this book to come out!! Bianca and Lucas?!
Carla Castilla
Mar 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I have liked this saga enough for how low my expectations were for it subject, but the two previous books I did not like them as much as this one. This has been the best so far. It starts in the line of the others, but then it gets so interesting that you can not get away from it. The end left me in shock and I'm already looking forward to reading the next one, which I'm sure I'll do soon because it left me wanting more.

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Nicole - Too Weird To Live, Too Rare To Die-
Bianca will risk everything to be with Lucas.

After escaping from Evernight, the vampire boarding school where they met, Bianca and Lucas seek refuge with Black Cross, an elite group of vampire hunters. Bianca must hide her supernatural heritage or risk certain death at its hands. But when Black Cross captures her friend—the vampire Balthazar—all her secrets threaten to come out.

Soon, Bianca and Lucas are on the run, pursued not only by Black Cross, but by the powerful vam
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Bex
Mar 10, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: own
I love to be taken by surprise. It doesn't happen all that often, so I really relish the times that it does. I have to admit I was a little apprehensive when I started Hourglass. The plot was a little slow moving, there wasn't that tension or anticipation between Bianca and Lucas.. will they be together, will they not be together? I think that helped the first two novels move along a little more quickly.

The last quarter of the novel is really what did it for me. I wanted to read the book becaus
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Anna
I had a review all written out and then my Male-counter-part turned off the computer when I left it like a ninny, so now it's gone.

In short though, this book had an exceptionally unhealthy idea of relationships, including, but not limited to:
+ Terrifying "he's going to yell at me when we get home" thoughts about her super-stud, personality void, hot-headed boyfriend, which were not in any way shown to be a bad thing.
+ Endorsed "Die for each other" mentality after only a f
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Kathryn
I loved the first one (Evernight) ,so I'm excited about this one!
Stef
Apr 04, 2010 rated it really liked it
Star crossed lovers stuck in Paranormal Tug-a-War

**Third book in the series so its spoilers galore for the first two books.**

Bianca and Lucas are the star crossed lovers of the Evernight series. This love story that I’ve come to love has grown into something much more complex than any other Romeo and Juliet stylized story.

Hourglass takes off right where Stargazer left off. Bianca and her Evernight school room mate, Raquel have joined forces with the Black Cross. As we le
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Kristi
I love to be taken by surprise. It doesn't happen all that often, so I really relish the times that it does. I have to admit I was a little apprehensive when I started Hourglass. The plot was a little slow moving, there wasn't that tension or anticipation between Bianca and Lucas.. will they be together, will they not be together? I think that helped the first two novels move along a little more quickly.

The last quarter of the novel is really what did it for me. I wanted to read the
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Heather
Holy smokes! What an ending... I didn't see any of that coming. I can't wait for the fourth book. Man, where is Claudia Gray going to takes us.

How to explain my three star rating though. Some of my reasoning comes from not only this book, but some other unfortunate reads lately. It seems the past few books have had less than mediocre leading ladies. More specifically, they have been overly naive and well, just plain stupid...

Then, there is the whole love-triangle thing. Oh how I hat
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Elyzia
Aug 27, 2009 rated it really liked it
Just finished reading this book.
I am so torn, I loved it and almost hated it!! Let me explain....

The book was amazing, I could not stop reading it. Once I started it I couldn't put it down, only to do things that had to be done. I have loved this series from the beginning. I loved the way Gray introduced the vampires, how Bianca found out what she was, or part of what she was, it was brilliant. I was caught up in the whirlwind of Lucas and Balthazar.

This book picked up r
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fennie
i had already heard that there was a cliffhanger ending, so i was somewhat prepared for it, but still, i can't believe what happened. i have so many questions and i can't even imagine how things will play out in the the next and final book.

thankfully my beloved balthazar is back, though tormented still. i can't put my finger on it, but he is such a likable character - always thinking of others and how to help others. lucas's intensity as well as his compassion was really well portray
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Carie
Apr 04, 2010 rated it liked it
I’m really not sure what I think about this book. I couldn’t put it down, just like the first two, but there were lots of things to irritate me. I was really irritated that the characters weren’t smarter—-especially Bianca. Why could she not see things that were very obvious to the reader!? Or make better decisions? I found Raquel and her rigidity incredibly irritating. I, again, found the lack of knowledge about Lucas to be irritating—-I would like more personal experiences/information about hi ...more
Michelle. D.
Aug 13, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: loved, want-to-own
HOLY FRICKEN CHEESE CAKE!

This book was kinda the whole climax of the series so far because everything's changed some how. Like...
~Bianca and Lucas are no longer virgins
~Bianca is a wraith
~Lucas is a vampire
~Vic is back!
~Balthazar(or however you spell his name) is back too! Evne though he was always there....
~Raquel and Dana!
~Raquel betrayed Bianca!
~Bianca is pretty much dead.
~Though this isn't really a change, Charity is still a b
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Natalia
Feb 13, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: people who liked, Evernight, Stargazer, The immortals series, Twilight series, Vampire Kisses Series
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Lauren
Feb 17, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: all paranormal and YA romance novel fans
This book puts the M in melodramatic. But the story and characters are so good and so strong that the melodrama doesn't ruin the story at all. This really kept me turning the pages because i just had to see what would happen next, and the ending. Oh, the ending. Gray gives us such a HUGE cliffhanger, i'm reaaaaaaaaaaally looking forward to the final book Afterlife. I really loved this book and i can't wait to see how Gray wraps it all up. I also love the characters, Bianca in particular. Her cha ...more
♡Ann  Matalines♡
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I'd rather be wrong to set you free than be right to do you harm Now you could be together forever even if you want it or not.



Rant: My biggest disappointment in this book is when the whole gang didn't encounter the possibility that Bianca WILL be a wraith until 80% of the book. Shocker, I predicted that one 80% of book 2 (Stargazer). Bianca and Lucas is getting wispoilers.
I'd
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Tammie
I've pretty much liked this series up until this book. I just didn't like the direction it took. It really dragged the whole time they were with Black Cross and I couldn't wait until they got away. However I couldn't help but feel that the 17 year old running off with her 20 year old boyfriend so that they could be together was just immature. No matter what the circumstances were. I also guessed what the alternative would be for Bianca if she didn't become a full vampire long ago before I ever g ...more
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Other books in the series

Evernight (5 books)
  • Evernight (Evernight, #1)
  • Stargazer
  • Afterlife
  • Balthazar
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If the cause isn't love then it isn't worth the sacrifice”
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