Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Book Review: Stargazer by Claudia Gray

Review: Stargazer
Series: Evernight – Book 2
Author: Claudia Gray
No. Of Pages: 332
Release Date: 1st April 2009

I kissed Lucas again, more slowly this time. We held each other tighter, and I started to wonder how much closer we could get – and then I remembered what it had felt like when I drank his blood.

Evernight Academy: an exclusive boarding school for the most beautiful, dangerous students of all – vampires, Bianca, born to two vampires, has always been told her destiny is to become one of them.

But Bianca fell in love with Lucas – a vampire hunter sworn to destroy her kind. They were torn apart when his true identity was revealed, forcing him to flee the school.

Although they may be separated, Bianca and Lucas will not give each other up. She will risk anything for the chance to see him again, even if it means coming face-to-face with the vampire hunters of Black Cross – or deceiving the powerful vampires of Evernight. Bianca’s secrets will force her to live a life of lies.

Yet Bianca isn’t the only one keeping secrets. When Evernight is attacked by an evil force that seems to target her, she discovers the truth she thought she knew is only the beginning...

My Thoughts:

Once again 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.

Stargazer was a stronger book than Evernight, still a little silly but definitely a more grounded story.

Bianca once again blunders on in her own little way – can we tell I don’t really like her? – But this book moves more from vampires in to the world of teen angst, and more importantly, teen stupidity.

Bianca is constantly making stupid decisions, defying her parents and sneaking around behind everyone’s back to see the person they are trying to protect her from. Lucas...the vampire hunter.

I was actually cheering for Balthazar during this and every time she turned him down, my heart broke a little for him.

I did however love the wraiths appearance in this book though. I love when a being we don’t usually see crops up in a book, like a wraith. Icy, evil, powerful.

Although Bianca is annoying, Stargazer still held my attention for the entire book and I am intrigued to see what happens in the next instalment of this series.

Others in this series:


bookaholic said...

I have heard so many good things about this book but your review definitely leaves me thinking...thanks!

Alyssa Kirk said...

I agree with you. There were some good things about with series but overall the story and it's characters just didn't hold my interest.

Trollololol said...

Can't wait to see your review for Hourglass. :)

I agree about Stargazer; while I enjoyed it (and Evernight) it was nothing special.

I like Balthazar too. :(


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