Friday, July 30, 2010

: Stargazer by Claudia Gray :

Published : 2008 - Harper Teen
Paperback : 332 Pages
ISBN : 978-0-7322-8968-3

Stargazer (March 2009) returns to Bianca's story a few months later. Both she and Lucas will stop at nothing to see each other again—even if it means living a life of secrets and lies. But even as Bianca finds herself torn between two worlds, she soon discovers they aren't the only ones keeping secrets. Will powerful forces within Evernight Academy keep her from deciding her own fate, or claim her forever?

I liked the way this story flowed - Lucas is gone for long periods, Bianca feels all alone and strange things are happening around her - within the walls of Evernight Academy. Balthazar is her saving grace, after seeing her being dropped off by Lucas, who is his enemy. Their friendship helps them through a tough time - the long separations from Lucas, and Balthazar's search for his sister Charity. But as usual, things don't go to plan, and the attack by Black Cross member's leaves her with one option - run. Leaving behind the people that she loves, but placing her with the love of her life Lucas, the guy who loves her no matter who or what she is.

I know things are not going to run smoothly - can they conquer their problems and find a way to lead some sort of normal life? Will the wraith's leave her alone once she is away from Evernight? And what will happen to her if she doesn't finally take a life making her a full vampire? No doubt all these questions and more will be answered in HOURGLASS.

If you liked EVERNIGHT ... you will enjoy STARGAZER - the highs and lows, the emotions of teenage love, parental relationships and student friendships. Lies and secrets come crashing down around Bianca, which surely can only make her stronger as she learns to deal with them, and begin a new life.

RATING : 8/10

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