Hourglass (Evernight Series #3)

Hourglass (Evernight Series #3)

by Claudia Gray


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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 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?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061284489
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 03/08/2011
Series: Evernight Series , #3
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 593,426
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.80(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

About the Author

Claudia Gray (the pseudonym of New York-based writer Amy Vincent) is the author of Evernight and the New York Times bestseller Stargazer. She has worked as a lawyer, a journalist, a disc jockey, and an extremely poor waitress. Her lifelong interests in old houses, classic movies, vintage style, and history all played a part in creating the world of Evernight.

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Hourglass (Evernight Series #3) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 489 reviews.
Nazdar More than 1 year ago
a little sad at the end yes, but that dosn't mean its dissapointing, it left us with a "OHMYGAWD NO! DUDE THATS IT?! I WANNA READ MORE!"...lol and any book that has that effect on me is a good one. With each book it has gotten better and better. can't wait for the next one. :] -Naz
Cricket87 More than 1 year ago
I read this book in two days!!! This book had me from chapter one. This is full of love, advantage, twists and turns. You won't be able to guess what will happen next. I would highly recommend this book!!!!!
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
In this third book in the EVERNIGHT series, Bianca has fled Evernight Academy with her boyfriend, Lucas, and holed up with the team of Black Cross vampire hunters Lucas used to be an avid member of. For a time, Bianca is able to hide her emerging vampiric nature by feeding on birds in secret. But she knows every minute she spends among the Black Cross her life is in danger, and she and Lucas plan to take off on their own as soon as they have the means. But when a friend from Evernight Academy is captured by the Black Cross, and a series of events leads to Bianca's true nature being discovered, the pair must go on the run sooner than they expected. Even that, however, is not their greatest challenge. Because as Bianca's parents warned her, her first taste of human blood was the turning of an hourglass, and it's no longer clear whether Bianca will be able to choose how she'll live the rest of her life. EVERNIGHT fans will be far from disappointed in this continuation of Bianca's story. The suspense never lets up as her situation becomes increasingly desperate. But there's still plenty of both tenderness and heat in her relationship with Lucas, who has matured a great deal since the first book. The book's many twists and revelations will only leave readers all the more eager to get their hands on the final book in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was a very sad one for me to read.... I cried multiple times...I like the story of Bionica and Lucas but this was just too much sad and not enough god...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am really disappointed in the way this one ended. I am going to read the next one but only because I have alreay preordered and paid for it. If the next book does not get better I will not follow this series any further. Loved the first two though.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is amazing. Claudia Gray created amazing characters, settings and a great plot. I loved it. This whole series is romantic, thrilling, and unforgettable. This book is definitly for teens. I would read other books by Claudia. It all comes down to Afterlife... Hope you'll be reading it along with me. :D
MarieHawks More than 1 year ago
It was good. The first one was my favorite by far. The rest were good too. Its an excellent series. But, I will not lie, this book pissed me the hell off. You'd have to read it, i mean the fist second and then this one, to have any idea what everyone is going on about. But this series is definitely insane. That's all i can think to say is it is INSANE. But right now, if Lucas and Bianca don't end up together, i will never read any of Claudia Grays books again, because it would literally break my heart. In this series you forreal get into the characters minds. It's like the Twilight series a little yes. But this is better to me. Much better. Read it. You'll probably cry...i did. Patiently awaiting the next book.
Jillo725 More than 1 year ago
This book was similar to the other two. Mostly predictable, but it had it's surprises. This book and series are really good, however, I am really curious (and worried) as to the direction the next book will take. We'll just have to see
coleyfl More than 1 year ago
This was a great read. A truely wonderful addition to the Ever Night series. Hourglass took some turns that I was not expecting. I actually cried with this one. I can not wait to see what the next step is for Bianca and Lucas. This book really gets into the battle for Bianca between the wraiths (ghosts) and the vampires and it will shock you along the way. For me it was an emotional rollercoaster. Claudia Gray is an amazing writer and will take teens and adults on a journey with Bianca and the evernight series. I am thiry-one and I really enjoyed this story. Great for teens, there is a little sex in this book but I feel it is acceptable after how long Lucas and Bianca have been together. Also there are no details in the sexual relationship which I feel is appropriate for a teen series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really love this series. I was so excited when I saw this book at barnes and noble. I thought it was amazing up until the last few chapters... then it became tragic (in my opinion) and it had me in tears. I cannot wait to see what Mrs. Gray has instore for Bianca and Lucus.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I honestly thought this was the best book out the series. There was some depressing parts in it, but i just couldn't put it down. I'm totally looking forward to the next book "Afterlife" and since Balthazar will be having his own book, that will be the icing on the cake. Although the cliffhanger in Hourglass drove me crazy, I'm hoping that somehow Lucas and Bianca will find a way to be together. I highly recommend this book. Along with love and romance, there's some cool vampire battles and a few deaths.
verito13 More than 1 year ago
i think that is a really good book, i love it, i can't wait to read the next one. it's true is a little sad but at the end that's what makes the book a great book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I AM A HUGE fan of the evernight series..i've been waiting on this book for almost a year now..and now that i finally read it i believe it was the weakest of the 3 books.. the first two books was more edger and had more conflict.. they were defineatly a page turner, but Hourglass.. was sadly not..i read the book because i thout is was going to be worth the wait but it was the opposite..while reading i wanted to just stop but i already "knew" the characters and i had to find out what happened to them because i already was attached from the first 2 books... but this book i found myself forcing me to continue reading because it was so so boring okay they're was parts in the book that were Excellent but then the majority of it wasnt... the ending was good.. it left us at a cliff hanger. i belive that the next book will be GREAT because the last page left off on a new adventure and new problems.. this book is not my favorite of the 3 books but it did do one thing for me..it now has me anxiously waiting of the fourth book................ Love THIS SERIES NOT MY PARTICULAR FAVORITE BOOK OF THE OTHER 3.. but if you read the first 2 books you'll have to read this one...:)
bookjac More than 1 year ago
Usually I dont write reviews, in fact this is my first one but I needed to say that I was a little dissapointed with this third book well the ending anyway, the ending and chapters leading up to it were depressing. I love this series but this book feel a little short..still worth the read though, I hope Afterlife redeems the series. P.S. I love Vic, he's awesome!
VaMpEdGiRl10 More than 1 year ago
I was so excited to read this book. I made sure I bought it on my Nook Tuesday, and I have to say i've gotten to a point in the book where now i'm dissapointed. I'm not happy w/ how it is ending so far. I will continue to read it but so far it has been a total let down as far as happy ever after goes. I just hope that when "Afterlife" is realeased that there will be a happy ending!
bookluvrmindy on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Wow! This book was so good. I was enthralled from the time I picked up this book until I was finished. Claudia Gray is such an amazing writer. I really had no idea where she was going to go with this book and I was really caught by surprise. What I really love about the Evernight series is they are they extremely intese throughout and Claudia Gray doesn¿t take the happily ever after approach that you would expect. There was something mind-blowing that happens in the book that I saw coming but I was in denial (I was really hoping it was going to be prevented). This book ends with the type of cliffhanger I am getting from a lot of books lately but it didn¿t spoil the book for me. I would have to say Evernight is definitely one of my favorite series.
graceschumann on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is the third in the series of the evernight academy novels. It was decent but moved a little slow for my taste until the last quarter of the book. I still like the second book the best but obviously can't wait to find out what happens with Lucas and Bianca in the fourth book. I can't wait to find out how the wraiths and vampires are going to come together in it.
Alliebeth927 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Talk about a cliffhanger! This book definitely had it's ups and downs, but the end guaranteed that I'll be waiting for the next in the series. Hourglass picks up right where Stargazer left off, with Bianca agreeing to become part of the hated (by me, anyway) Black Cross group. I enjoyed how Gray made Black Cross very clearly into 'bad guys' in this installment, where before there had been a kind of moral ambiguity. The time Bianca and Lucas spend within this group had it's highlights, but overall I kept waiting...and waiting...for them to finally leave. I expected the second half to pick up considerably, and it did, but parts that were obviously meant to be tense and action packed sometimes fell flat. The feeling of being on the edge of the seat that was present in the first two books just wasn't there for me this time. Also, none of this book is set within Evernight Academy, and I think it really suffers for that. The great cast of supporting characters is limited. Ranulf was the absolute highlight, but wasn't used to his full potential. Luckily, there were several really beautiful passages that deepened the relationship between Bianca and Lucas, and those saved the book for me. I felt like they really progressed together, even if individual characterization was lacking a bit. Overall, this is my least favorite of the series, but it won't keep me from reading the next!
monsterofbooks on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
One of the most addicting and enthralling series out there! Claudia Gray's Evernight Series gets better with each book. I didn't think it could, but Gray proved me wrong once again. With her beautiful writing, excellent plot twists and amazing well developed characters, you won't be able to resist placing this somewhere special in your heart.If you asked me what I thought would happen after Evernight, well the answer I would have given then is probably 100% wrong. For I so did not see, what happened in Hourglass coming. But that's one of the great things about this author, she keeps you guessing and doesn't give you a boring storyline. All the plot twists, whether it's in this book or the others, are superbly well written and you so don't see them coming. Your mouth will drop by the end of Hourglass, leaving you utterly speechless. I promise you that, for I was very surprised.I absolutely love, love, love, love, love, love, love this book!!I enjoyed this book, it was fantastic. It outdid it's two predecessors, and in the end has left me counting down the days until the next book comes out. I love all the characters, even the evil ones. And if Lucas were a real person, I'd want to date him. But I'd also would like to date Balthazar, if he were alive to. The only problem then, would be Bianca (because she'd be alive to).There's not much more to say about this series. It's brilliantly amazing, and if you haven't read them yet. Then I seriously think you should drop everything and start. For you won't be disappointed.I look forward to seeing more of Claudia Gray's works, for she is truly a admirable author. The only problem I saw in Hourglass, was Raquel's character wasn't the same. And how she changed so quickly and how she acted, was really unbelievable.I don't want to give any spoilers away, but all I have left to say is: GO. READ. THIS.BOOK.NOW.YOU.WON'T.BE.DISAPPOINTED!! :)
ladytaluka on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The first half of this book was super boring and I almost gave it up without finishing it. The 2nd half got exciting and had a crazy ending that I didn't expect. I like when the author surprises you.But I feel very little for Lucas and Bianca. There was virtually no character development and I felt like the author kept reiterating the same things over and over, which got annoying and just isn't good writing.I had thought this would be the last book in the series, but apparently not. I'm not sure if I'll read the next one.
krau0098 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is the third book in the Evernight series by Claudia Gray. Last I heard this is planned to be a 4 book series with the fourth book "Afterlife" being released in December of 2010. I got this book as an uncorrected proof, through the Amazon Vine program. This was the best book in the series so far.Bianca and Lucas are on the run with the Black Cross Brotherhood. They want to take off on their own but have no means to do so. Bianca is continuing to struggle to hide her living vampire status from the Black Cross Group, she is also struggling with continued bouts of unexplained weakness and illness. Then the Black Cross is attacked by vampires and one of them (being Balthazar) is taken in for questioning. Will Bianca be able to hide what she is? What about the wraiths, is Bianca safe from them or will she finally fine out what they mean when they say that "She is theirs"? Will Bianca and Lucas be able to rescue Balthazar while keeping their true loyalties hidden? Lots of questions and this book give you lots of answers to those questions.This was a great addition to this series. It was interesting to see Bianca and Lucas on the run together. This book had more action than the previous books, but I still wouldn't call it action-packed. Some of the book is dedicated to Bianca an Lucus struggling to hide and just make a living. I was a little frustrated with Bianca's helplessness in many of the situations, but it was understandable given how she was raised. It was nice to see Bianca get some training in fighting and hunting while she was with the Black Cross. Bianca becomes a more admirable character in this book, showing inner strength in certain instances where in the previous books she would have just whined.There is a lot I can't say about this story without giving away spoilers. So, let's just say that you learn a lot more about Bianca and how she was born, you also learn a lot more about how the wraiths interact with her. As with the last two books Gray's writing style is nothing spectacular, but it is very readable and engaging. I think the writing is much better than The House of Night series. The plot pulls you through the book making it a rapid read, there are a couple of huge surprises. This book has much better pacing than the first two books; the action is spread out throughout the story and there aren't as many pages given to Bianca whining or other teenage angsting. Although, like the previous two books, most of the excitement and surprises happen in the last third of the book. The only complaint I have is that the ending completely leaves you hanging. So, expect to be extremely frustrated at the end of this book. In fact if you can, I would wait to read this one until book 4 comes out...but given the cliffhanger of "Stargazer" (book 2) I know I was having trouble waiting for book 3...anyway just a suggestion. You definitely do need to read the two books previous to this one to make sense of anything that happens in this book.Overall this was the best book in the series so far. More action and more surprises than the first two books. Gray's writing style makes it all a pleasure to read. I can't wait to get my hands on "Afterlife"!
Tinasbookreviews on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Hourglass was an amazing, non-stop rollercoaster ride and everything I was wanting and everything I was not wanting¿¿¿Hourglass begins right where Stargazer left off. Bianca and Lucas have fled Evernight Academy and have taken shelter with Black Cross (vampire hunters) in order to survive the wraith and vampire attacks. Things aren¿t so simple for Bianca though- they are in a closed off deserted area and in complete lockdown. No one knows who she is or what she needs in order to survive. As the days pass by so does Bianca¿s strength and ability to stay focused.......and this is all I can write about without ruining the story for future readers......I think this is the best book out of series thus far. Evernight was a fantastic introduction and I loved Stargazer because of Balthazar and if anyone has read the interviews around the blogosphere this week Gray is writing an entire book dedicated to Balthazar¿(Oh wow-here¿s me doing the happy dance) I think each book has gotten better, and Grays writing has become almost genius. To say I read this like lightening is putting it mildly- I soaked up the world of Hourglass in one sitting and hated -hated- that it had to end...how do we wait for Afterlife? I guess one book at a time............
JRlibrary on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
There are a lot of reasons to be thankful on Thanksgiving Day, but one of mine is that I had a chance to gobble up an advance copy of Hourglass, book 3 of the Evernight series. Although I find myself slightly tired of vampire stories, which, since Twilight seem to be the only stories out there, Hourglass has such a finely written plot that the vampire factor wasn¿t overly significant. Unlike many third books in a series, Hourglass left me eager to read book four even though this book had it all; plot twists, nail biting suspense, action, betrayal, sacrifice, romance, violence and heartbreak. I found myself fighting a fierce urge to devour the text because I didn¿t want the feast to end. If you¿ve been reading the Evernight series, you¿re DEFINITELY going to want to stand in line to get your hands on a copy 03/09/2010. If you haven¿t discovered the series yet, what are you waiting for?!?!
TheLibraryhag on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Bianca and Lucas are finally together but hiding out from the Evernight vampires and trying to hide Bianca's true identity from the Black Cross zealots. With the help of old friends, they strike out on their own, but Bianca can not escape her true nature.This series just gets better and better. I love the characters and the action. And let's not forget the romance. This is a great series that should appeal to boys and girls.
YAaddict on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Holy crap! This is one of those books that I want to go on and on about the awesomeness of it, but I can't because I would be giving away the plot, which would be a terrible thing to do. I could not believe the last quarter of the book. Going in, already heard there was going to be a shocking twist, but I was still blown away by it. It starts out with Bianca in Black Cross receiving her vampire hunter training. I liked seeing more of the inner workings of Black Cross. It helped you understand a little more about Lucas. How hard it would be to grow up in that environment. The whole time I kept wondering if Black Cross would find out about Bianca, and what they would do to her when they found out. I had to sympathize for Bianca. It would not be easy pretending to want to hunt and kill your own kind. She is kind of stuck in between two worlds. She sees the good bad on both sides.We get to see alot of Lucas and Bianca together this time, which was nice. This book does get steamier, but Gray does it in a tasteful way. We get to see Balthazar some, but not as nearly enough as I would have wanted. But that is just me. He would be in every scene if I had it my way. And he would never have a shirt on. I just love the friendship between Vic and Ranulf. Those two just add some light and funniness to it all. Vic once again proves how much smarter he is than you would think. It was nice to see Raquel happy for a change, but I was disappointed that she didn't stay more loyal to Bianca. The only part that seemed slow to me was the time That Bianca and Lucas were off on their own. But I could just feel that something big was happening, so that kept the pages moving along for me. And boy was I right. I was completely taken by surprise. I cried at one point. And I don't just mean a few tears, I mean I was crying to the point that I had to put the book down to collect myself before I could go on. Gray's powerful writing really lets you feel the emotions. I honestly don't know how I am going to wait until the next book in the series comes out. I am dying to see how things play out.All in all, Hourglass is filled with phenomenal writing, fantastic characters, and twist and turns you would never expect. You have to read this series!