Saturday, March 27, 2010
Author; Claudia Gray
Release Date; March 9th 2010
Even though I have read this entire series to date, and I read them as soon as they were released, and enjoyed them, I have always had a strong sense of “meh”. I know this sounds awful but if I had to sum the book up with one word I would say “good”. I don’t regret reading this serious but I don’t think I’ll ever reread them.
Having that been said, I must say that HOURGLASS was, in my opinion, the best book in the series. It was a little more explicit; sex was referenced several times (which is the first time for this series) but not overly detailed, and I think there was a couple “bad” words, no f-bombs or anything like that though.
This book threw me a couple times. Having read some reviews before picking this book up I knew there was a cliffhanger, however I was still surprised. I didn’t really see that coming, yet looking back on it now it seems pretty obvious.
I’ve never been a big fan of the characters. Lucas has always annoyed me, although I did come around a bit in this book for my feelings towards him. Bianca has always seemed a little pathetic and whiny to me, I mean if she really loved Lucas she would let him go, as she constantly complains about him leaving everyone he loves for her. Balthazar is probably the only character I have been consistent with in my liking of him, he’s very “classic”… if that makes any sense.
All in all it was an O-K read for me. I know some other bloggers have really liked this book, so don’t listen to me if you felt differently about the other books in this series.