Hourglass (March 2009) After escaping from Evernight Academy, 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 their hands. But when Black Cross captures her friend--the vampire Balthazar--all her secrets threaten to come out.
Soon, Bianca and Lucas have orchestrated Balthazar's escape and are on the run, pursued not only by Black Cross, but by the powerful leaders of Evernight. Yet no matter how far they run, Bianca can't escape her destiny.
Bianca has always believed their love could survive anything--but can it survive what's to come?
In the beginning, I felt this book was slightly different to the others in the series ... so much of the book to start with was about the Black Cross, and their continued unforgiving fight against the vampires.
The romance between Bianca and Lucas is still strong, and the 2 young lovers find they rarely have a moment to themselves - until Raquel and Dana discover Bianca's secret and they are brought before all Black Cross members and taken away to be destroyed. Then their life on the run begins, with the help of Dana.
What they are left to deal with - no money, no home, no safe haven is touching, as well as the very nasty Charity who continues to pop up and have the tribe after them at all costs.
Not going to say anymore - except the way the book ended - the last page had me screaming "NO ... you just can't leave it like that" .... I must admit there were a couple of things I just didn't see coming at all ... so good one Claudia. I hope that AFTERLIFE hits our shelves quickly so that I can continue the journey.