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Thursday, September 10, 2009

Evernight by Claudia Gray


EVERNIGHT
Author: Claudia Gray
  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: HarperTeen (May 27, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 0061284394
SYNOPSIS (From author's site):

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.

MY TAKE:

When I opened this book and read the prologue, I was ready to jump right into this book! Talk about capturing my interest on the first page! WOW! But, as I started reading this, I kind of got bored. It was just about teens trying to fit in at a new school and having to try to fit in with different groups in an odd school. Then WHAM! Halfway through the book the author pulls the ace out of her sleeve. She drops the vampire surprise on the reader. Now I knew this was going to have something featuring vampires, simply because it was in the paranormal vampire section of the library, but the author just surprises you with it in the middle of the book. Then of course you are hooked and can't put it down. It's like the author does a complete turn around with the writing and you become so engrossed in this book that you forget to feed your family dinner. (Yes, I almost forgot to cook until my 4 year old was whining about dinner). Then as if the one surprise wasn't enough, she pulls out more ace's from up her sleeve. I couldn't finish the chapters soon enough. I was desperate know what else would happen and what else the author had up her sleeve! I will say that I was a little disappointed in the ending. Yes, I had small tears in my eyes, but that wasn't what disappointed me. I was upset that there wasn't a tidy clean ending. You HAVE to read the next book in the series to find out what happens next. So now, I am going to have to wait ever so patiently for the library to finally reach my name on the wait list before I can continue the story. So, if you decide to read the book, I would recommend having the next one in the series ready to read! The next one had better have the ending I have pictured in my head or I will be in trouble. The third doesn't even come out until March 2010 and that is a lot of waiting!!

MY RATING FOR THIS BOOK:


Very Good! You have to read this book!



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4 Comments:

Blogger Michelle G said...

Great review!! I'm adding this series to my wish list. :)

M

September 10, 2009 at 10:09 AM  
Blogger Christy Pinheiro, EA ABA said...

Great review-- it's nice that you told us about the slow start. Sometimes people get discouraged and put a book down before getting to the really juicy stuff.

September 10, 2009 at 11:57 AM  
Blogger I Heart Book Gossip said...

I've heard great reviews for this book. The author is heading to my neck of the woods for a signing this weekend.

September 10, 2009 at 1:56 PM  
Blogger Alyssa Kirk @ Teens Read and Write said...

Yes, we definitely have the same take on this book! Great review!

September 11, 2009 at 12:12 PM  

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