Hourglass (Evernight Series #3)
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Hourglass (Evernight Series #3)

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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

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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?

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Cara Chancellor
Even as a student at Evernight Academy, a boarding school for vampires, Bianca could never imagine herself making the transformation from half-vampire, half-human into one of the undead. Her parents assured her it was only a matter of time before her first taste of human blood would tip the hourglass to count down to her first kill. Now that Evernight has been attacked by vampire hunters Black Cross—and she and her human boyfriend, Lucas, are the only ones in the Black Cross camp who know what she is—Bianca has vowed never to take that final step. Nevertheless they are in danger at every turn: Black Cross would kill them both if the truth were discovered, the Evernight vampires are hunting for their lost child, and the chilling wraiths who tried to kill her at school have not given up on their prize. What neither Bianca nor Lucas realize, however, is that staying even half human may not be a choice for either of them. This third book in the "Evernight" series focuses less on romance and more on a whirlwind action plot that continually tightens the net around the star-crossed couple. Although some elements of Gray's universe are standard vampire fare, the war between vampires and ghosts is both new and intriguing. Few readers will be pleased with the many substantial plot twists at the conclusion—which defines "cliffhanger"—but fans of this genre still will be eagerly awaiting the sequel. Reviewer: Cara Chancellor
VOYA - Teri S. Lesesne
The story that began with Evernight (HarperTeen, 2008/VOYA August 2008) and Stargazer (HarperTeen, 2009/VOYA December 2009) continues in this third installment in the series. Bianca, the daughter of two vampires, has fled from Evernight Academy, a boarding school that specializes in helping vampires learn more about contemporary society so they can blend in better among the population. She refuses to make her first human kill and become a full-fledged vampire despite the urgings of her parents and some of the faculty at Evernight. Bianca loves Lucas, a member of the Black Cross, an organization sworn to eliminate vampires. He alone knows Bianca's secret when they both flee the school and take refuge among the Black Cross members. The group ultimately ends up in New York City. Bianca and Lucas have managed to keep her secret, but there are others who would betray them. As Bianca and Lucas run from both the Black Cross and some vengeful vampires, the action is nonstop. There are battles that pit Lucas against vampires and Bianca against both vampires and those who would kill vampires. Close calls, rescues at the last minute, and a stunning conclusion will keep fans of this series clamoring for more (and there is certain to be a fourth book). Readers who loved the Twilight books (Little, Brown Young Readers) and the Vampire Academy series (Razorbill) will find much to like with Bianca and Lucas and their perilous adventures. Reviewer: Teri S. Lesesne
School Library Journal
Gr 9 Up—Bianca, a vampire, and Lucas, a vampire hunter, are on the run with Lucas's mother's cell of the Black Cross vampire hunters. Bianca emails her parents, leading Mrs. Bethany and the other vampires straight to her, but she refuses to go back to Evernight Academy. When a fellow student and Black Cross refugee discovers Bianca drinking from a blood bag, Lucas and Bianca have to run away again. Now they are hunted by vampires and humans as well as the ghosts that plague Bianca's dreams. When she becomes ill, her friends try to help her to no avail, and she turns into a wraith. Lucas rushes headlong into battle with Charity, a rogue vampire, and is turned into a vampire before Bianca can reach him. There is a lot of action in this volume and more unresolved problems at the end, leaving readers anticipating the next book. This is a great series for teens wanting more content than Ellen Schreiber's "Vampire Kisses" (HarperCollins) but less length than Stephenie Meyer's "Twilight" (Little, Brown). It is comparable to Richelle Mead's "Vampire Academy" series (Penguin).—Corinda J. Humphrey, Los Angeles Public Library

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061284410
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
03/09/2010
Series:
Evernight Series, #3
Pages:
339
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.60(d)
Lexile:
700L (what's this?)
Age Range:
13 - 17 Years

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Meet the Author

Claudia Gray is the pseudonym of New Orleans-based writer Amy Vincent, the author of the New York Times bestselling Evernight series. She has worked as a lawyer, a journalist, a disc jockey, and an extremely poor waitress. Her grandparents' copy of Mysteries of the Unexplained is probably the genesis of her fascination with most things mysterious and/or inexplicable.

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