Monday, April 26, 2010

Reading Rainbow: The Evernight Series

I recently finished the third book in the Evernight Series, Hourglass by Claudia Gray. Once again, I was not disappointed. Like it's predecessors in the series, Evernight and Stargazer, Hourglass had plenty of drama and action, as well as a few surprises.

Synopsis of Evernight, from the author's website

When the story begins in Evernight, Bianca has just left the small town where she's spent her whole life. She's a new student at Evernight Academy, a creepily Gothic boarding school where her classmates are somehow too perfect: smart, sleek and almost predatory. Bianca knows she doesn't fit in.

Then she meets Lucas, another loner, who seems fiercely determined not to be the "Evernight type." There's a connection between Bianca and Lucas that can't be denied. She would risk anything to be with him—but dark secrets are fated to tear them apart... and to make Bianca question everything she's ever believed to be true.

Evernight has a huge plot twist in the middle of the book that affects the rest of the storyline in the series. If you haven't read these books, I recommend staying away from ALL reviews and plot summaries of Stargazer and Hourglass until you get through the first book (including the one I've linked at the end of this post).

Honestly, because of the plot twist, it is really (really!) hard to discuss these books without giving anything away. You all know I hate spoilers, so rather than try and dance around it, I'm just going to say that this series is great for those times when you want to sink into a book. In addition to a sweet love story, these books are a tiny bit scary (but remember, I'm a wimp) and have lots of excitement and twisty-turns. Bianca, the main character, grows from a naive, sheltered young girl into a strong-minded young woman. Nothing is easy for her, as she faces much adversity throughout the books, but does so in a very real and believable way.

I've enjoyed reading the Evernight series and I'm already looking forward to the fourth and final book in the series, Afterlife. I definitely recommend all of the books in the series.

Sidebra with black crosses: If your comment has spoilers about the series - please give a *SPOILER ALERT* Thanks!

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Read a review of Hourglass at Page Turner's Blog


  1. woha, great review! I was never sure if I should pick them up, but I think I will now! Put them on my always-growing to-read list!!

  2. This has been on my TBR forever. I have to admit. I'll need to pick it up now, obviously. Because I'm all about Plot Twists That Shall Not Be Named -- LOL.

  3. I also luved the 3 books and am waiting for the last one. I just wish it were coming out sooner!

  4. I read the first 2 books. As I read the first book, I was kinda meh about the series. Then, the plot twist that shall not be named happened. Oh...then I was hooked. I am waiting to find Hourglass at the library...I didn't know that there was a 4th book....

  5. Holy Stargazer!! I am loving this book....Evernight started out good, but Stargazer is just--wow. I just now finished reading a certain kissy scene....that was some good stuff. :) I hope the third (and 4th) is just as good!


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