|summary=Hugely recommended, the third book in Will Hill's superb ''Department 19'' series features yet more explosive action, brilliant characters, and fantastic plotting. Will Hill popped into Bookbag Towers to [[The Interview: Bookbag Talks To Will Hill|chat to us]].
As mentioned above, this was one of my most anticipated books of the year and is one of my favourite ongoing teen action/horror series. The other thrilling sequences which have me desperate to read what happens next are [[Gone by Michael Grant]] and Rick Yancey's Monstrumologist books, which start with [[The Monstrumologist: The Terror Beneath by Rick Yancey]].
|comment=Having just finished re-reading the first three books in the series to prepare myself for Zero Hour, I simply had to take a step back to just appreciate how this series has grown into something really special. Everything about this vampire-filled world, from the brilliant, fascinating and beautifully judged characters to the supremely well thought-out supernatural elements and richly developed history, has got me absolutely hooked. You really hit the nail on the head – Will Hill simply does not waste a sentence. I've rarely felt 700 pages fly by quite so fast!
And to think, if I hadn't come across your review of Battle Lines, I may never have got round to picking up the series again after book 1! Boy am I glad I gave this series a chance – The Rising and Battle Lines were both stunning and if Zero Hour can keep up the upward trend, it will surely be the book of the year. Cannot wait to devour it!