Thursday, March 11, 2010

Book Review: Evernight by Claudia Gray

Review: Evernight
Series: Evernight – Book 1
Author: Claudia Gray
No. Of Pages: 327
Release Date: 1st June 2008

BIANCA WANTS TO ESCAPE

She’s been uprooted from her small hometown and enrolled at Evernight Academy; an eerie Gothic boarding school where the students are somehow too perfect: smart, sleek, and almost predatory. Bianca knows she doesn’t fit in.

Then she meets Lucas. He’s not the ‘Evernight type’ either, and he likes it that way. Lucas ignores the rules, stands up to the snobs and wants Bianca to be careful – even when it comes to caring about him.

“I couldn’t stand it if they took it out on you,’ he tells Bianca, “and eventually they would.”

But the connection between Bianca and Lucas can’t be denied. Bianca will risk anything to be with Lucas, but dark secrets are fated to tear them both apart...and to make Bianca everything she’s ever believed.

My Thoughts:

This will only be short because I read this September last year, but I wanted it to be reviewed in lead up to the Hourglass review.

Bianca is socially awkward and inept. She’s a little bit annoying in all honesty because of her constant moaning and silly mistakes.

Lucas is a tough guy, also a little bit annoying because he gets into fights for no seemingly good reason.
The story is ok though and the secondary characters make it very worth the read like Vic the human surfer guy who is laid back and really funny. Balthazar, I am so on team Balthazar for the outcome of this, he’s soo the better choice, he’s nice, considerate, dependable and protective but in a really cute way.

It took forever for Gray to tell us that Bianca is a vampire though (chapter 8), even though it’s obvious, and she drinks blood. But the story progresses well and keeps you coming back for more which is definitely the makings of a good book.

Evernight is a novel that you as you’re reading it you wonder, why am I doing this? But you just can’t help yourself, even though there are stupid and cringe worthy moments. I got through this in a day, because I had nothing better to do I think.
Other books in this series:
Stargazer
Hourglass
Afterlife



3 comments:

Maria the Bookworm said...

I've not read this one yet, though it's in my bookshelf :)

Dwayne said...

Oh, Evernight. I was looking forward to your review actually. I reviewed it here (http://withoutabookshelf.blogspot.com/2010/02/book-review-evernight-claudia-gray.html) too, and I mostly agree with you, especially your last sentence :)

Flo said...

i really enjoyed this one, more than the sequel actually

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