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7.10.2010

REVIEW - Evernight by Claudia Gray

Evernight by Cluadia Gray


Rating: 3.5 out of 5.


Book Type: Own

Summary: (from book back)
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, but he likes it that way. Lucas ignores the rules, stands up to 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 Lucas and Bianca 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.


First Sentence: The burning arrow thudded into the wall.

Review:
For a vampire book, yes, it was rather clich├ęd, but I didn't find myself having to burden myself to get to the end. Sure, it took about eighty pages for the book to get to the point and the major plot turn, but once you get there, Gray uses her figurative language to make the rest of the book a much more interesting one than she displayed in the beginning. 


The only overall problem I had with the book (and most YA books in general) was that the romance developed in the opening pages (well, the first couple of chapters with Bianca) wasn't that believable. Romance, in my perspective, is built by the feelings which are made over time for the other person, but if you use my opinion, the time was about two days. Way too spontaneous for me. 


Other than the negatives about the romance, I find that the older vampires Gray introduces as the characters she will use for the rest of the series are very likable whereas most of the time Bianca and Lucas make me want to barf. Of course, you have to love Balthasar. He's my favorite character in the whole novel. He becomes even more important in Stargazer. **hint hint, wink wink** 

Overall Appeal: 
If you're looking for a brief read that in some parts makes you anticipate one thing but have something totally different happen like I was at the moment, Evernight is the book of your choice.

Last Words / Recommend? 
I will the reading the next in the series to feed the desire of wondering what's going to happen next. I have let Kirston borrow it, so I recommend this for anyone who wants a pretty exciting short read. 

Cover: C-
It's red (one of my favorite colors!), but it's sort of plain. If you've felt the cover in real life, the darker reds are glossy and pretty feeling while the lighter red is dull. It's a very interesting cover for the touch, but the sight isn't as appealed as the touch.

7.06.2010

Book Reviews Anyone?

     Being inspired as I ((Brianna)) was by AlexReadsBooks, I decided that I should enter the realm of doing book reviews along with my partner in crime, the lovely Kirston. Since we both love reading so much, I thought we should try and find books to read by reviewing ones that we have read, get the opinions of others, and then get the recommendations that we've been seeking!
     Be on the lookout for reviews soon by both of us!
     Now! Since Kirston and I are both going to be running this blog, there will be a little picture on the left side to show the letter of who's posting! If it's a B ((like it is now)), then it would be from Brianna, but if there's a K, it will be from Kirston. What a nice little system we have going on right now. 
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WATCH OUT FOR THESE REVIEWS SOON!!
  • The Watcher by James Howe
  • Thirst No. 1: The Last Vampire, Black Blood, and Red Dice by Christopher Pike
  • Marked by P.C. Cast and Kristen Cast
  • Betrayed by P.C. Cast and Kristen Cast
  • Chosen by P.C. Cast and Kristen Cast
  • Untamed by P.C. Cast and Kristen Cast
  • Evermore by Alyson Noel
  • Blue Moon by Alyson Noel
  • Shadowland by Alyson Noel
  • Daddy's Little Girl by Mary Higgens Clark
  • Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
  • Th1rteen R3asons Why by Jason Ashburn ((I think?)) 
  • Living Dead Girl by Elizabeth Scott
  • Evernight by Claudia Gray 
  • Dark Secrets Vol. 1 by Elizabeth Chandler ((Again. I think?))
  • Fallen  by Lauren Kate
Thank you!