Monday, December 12

Evernight by Claudia Gray

Evernight by Claudia Gray
Release Date: May 27, 2008
Publisher: HarperTeen
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 336

Summary: 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 warns 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 apart . . . and to make Bianca question everything she's ever believed.

My Thoughts: Let me start off by saying, I used to really enjoy reading Vampire stories. When I was a teenager, I used to read a lot of Vampire stories. When Twilight came out, I loved it. I think I'm starting to go sour on Vampire stories. I still try to read the ones that sound interesting or have friends refer me.  Evernight was one of those.

When I began Evernight, it had been so long since I read the summary, I didn't even remember what it was about exactly. I knew that it had been sitting on my TBR waiting on me so decided to give it a shot.

I am glad I did. I really enjoyed it a lot. We are introduced to Bianca who lives with her parents, and they just moved to a new school, Evernight. Bianca had spent her whole life in the same town with the same friends and her parents decided the family needed a change, to see the world a little bit.

So, they arrive at Evernight. Evernight is basically a boarding school. Vampires attend, but so do humans. Humans haven't always attended though. It’s a somewhat new thing.

Bianca meets two guys from the get go. Lucas. She is instantly drawn to him and they click. She feels like he is someone she can really get to know. Than there is Balthazar. Balthazar is a nice, sweet, and funny guy. She becomes his friend but he has other intentions. We can tell right away he likes Bianca more than a friend.

We also meet her room mate and and than Lucas’ roommate Vic. Vic was a funny guy. We also see more of the lower class students and the rich kids.

As the story goes on, we learn more about who Bianca really is and who Lucas really is. They want to be together but there are many reasons why they shouldn't.

Yes, there are  a lot of cheesy moments so if you don't like that you might not want to read this. I can do cheesy as long as it keeps my interest.

Who did I like more? Lucas? Or Balthazar? Lucas was an alright guy and he was sweet enough but there is something about Balthazar that I might enjoy more? I can't wait to learn more about him and see where that goes.

Honestly, what can I say? This book is very detailed. But also the one detail I didn't comprehend right away, Bianca is a vampire. Duh, how in the world did I miss that? Her parents are vampires too. How did I miss that at first? This school seemed weird from the beginning but it took me a while for that to really sink in.  At the beginning, I figured Lucas was the vampire. I was so wrong on so many levels!

And talk about a cliffhanger. Read that last page, and you know you want the second book in the series right away.

Overall: Enjoyed it a lot. Didn't quite love it but I really liked it. I thought the characters were fun and they all had their moments of funniness, stupidity, and cuteness.

Cover: Like it a lot. It's a really pretty cover, and love how it is red.

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