Saturday, July 24, 2010

: Evernight by Claudia Gray :

Published : 2008 - Harper Teen
Paperback : 327 Pages
ISBN : 978-0-7322-8967-6

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.

This book was a surprise to me. This started out with the typical teen, angry at her parents for uprooting her from her friends and school, and enrolling her in Evernight Academy, where she feels anxiety at meeting new people and wants to run away. Her parents are teachers there, which means they are the one constant thing in her life, which she desperately needs.

I am half way through this book when I have it all figured out - who the vampires and humans are, and then whammo ... I'm wrong. Something happens which I didn't see coming and must admit I am surprised and impressed with the way the story was written so far that I didn't pick it. And the surprises don't end there ... further on in the story, I find out that someone isn't what everyone thought and all I can see ahead is trouble. Bianca and Lucas are in for an interesting time in the follow up book STARGAZER.

Lies, secrets, love, family, deception - for me this book had it all for the YA reader ... and would recommend this book to read.

RATING : 8/10


Nomes said...

I know what you mean about not seeing the surprise coming :)

nice review :)

I liked stargazer, but for some reason couldnt get into hourglass. plus, I find balty so much more interesting as a charcater than lucas - team balty all the way :)

Denny said...

LOL ... yeah I had hoped that Lucas' character grew more in the next book ... Team Balty ... mmm ... that sounds nice!

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