Friday, April 30, 2010

Book Review: Stargazer

Title: Stargazer
Series: Evernight (Book 2)
Author: Claudia Gray
Published: March 2009

Evernight Academy: an exclusive boarding school for the most beautiful, dangerous students of all—vampires. Bianca, born to two vampires, has always been told her destiny is to become one of them.

But Bianca fell in love with Lucas—a vampire hunter sworn to destroy her kind. They were torn apart when his true identity was revealed, forcing him to flee the school.

Although they may be separated, Bianca and Lucas will not give each other up. She will risk anything for the chance to see him again, even if it means coming face-to-face with the vampire hunters of Black Cross—or deceiving the powerful vampires of Evernight. Bianca's secrets will force her to live a life of lies.

Yet Bianca isn't the only one keeping secrets. When Evernight is attacked by an evil force that seems to target her, she discovers the truth she thought she knew is only the beginning...

My Review:
Can Bianca and Lucas' secret realationship survive the distance and the human/vampire problems? Or will Bianca give into temptation when she's forced to spend time with the nice and present vampire Baltazar?

In this book Bianca's relationships to both Lucas and her parents are placed under high pressure. Are they strong enough to survive?
Bianca is also dealing with her increased blood lust, and trying to find out why certain humans are allowed into Evernight. There were a lot of sub-plots and mysteries going on at the same time, but it was never confusing - just fun.

If you have read my review of Evernight, the first book in the series, you might remember that I disliked the plot twist midway through the book. This book had a small twist too, but one I was expecting so it didn't bug me at all ;)

In this book we were presented to a new threat, the wraiths. I loved the mythology behind those, and the well-written and vivid scenes about them.

The ending was very dramatic, and I loved the way this story took. It's going to be fun to read about the next part of Bianca's life!

Favorite sentence:
“Lucas, didn’t anyone tell you the emergency number isn’t to alert us to
your booty calls?”

Rating: 4 of 5

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3 kommentarer:

Nina said...

Great review! I have seen this book aroud, but havent read the first one. Like the covers of them.

dArLyN said...

i have the evernight series but still hesitating to read it or not..maybe i will.. =)

The Bookish Type said...

Great review! I'll have to look into this series! I'm big on the vampire YA these days too =) I also really love your background!