Saturday, November 5, 2011

Week 44 Reviews: Evernight, Stargazer, Hourglass, Afterlife

From Goodreads:
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.

From Goodreads:
The vampire in me was closer to the surface...

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...

From Goodreads:
Bianca will risk everything to be with Lucas.

After escaping from Evernight Academy, the vampire boarding school where they met, Bianca and Lucas take refuge with Black Cross, a fanatical group of vampire hunters. Bianca must hide her supernatural heritage or risk certain death at its hands. But when Black Cross captures her friend—the vampire Balthazar—hiding is no longer an option. Soon Bianca and Lucas are on the run again, pursued not only by Black Cross, but by the powerful leaders of Evernight. Yet no matter how far they travel, Bianca can't escape her destiny. Bianca has always believed their love could survive anything...but can it survive what's to come? 

From Goodreads:
Destiny awaits Bianca and Lucas . . .

Bianca and Lucas have always believed they could endure anything to be together. When a twist of fate not only transforms Bianca into a wraith but also turns Lucas into a vampire—the very creature he spent his life hunting—they are left reeling.

Haunted by his powerful need to kill, Lucas can turn to only one place for help . . . Evernight Academy. Bianca is determined to remain with him. But with the vampire leader of Evernight waging a war against wraiths, her former home has become the most dangerous place she could be, despite the new powers her ghostly transformation has given her.

A battle between wraiths and vampires looms, and Bianca and Lucas face a terrifying new reality. They've overcome every obstacle life has thrown at them, but is their love strong enough to survive the challenges afterlife?

My Review:
I really loved this series! Read it in about 3 days, with other books-ebooks-to read , and a few print ones, too. But I read this series, because it was freaking good! I really enjoyed it! Loved how it developed from the first book, to the pretty much last. Lots of really great things happened in these books, and some not so great things happened. After all, she is a wraith in the 4th book, and something had to have happened in the 3rd  to cause this. Something also had to make Lucas a vampire, too. So some bad things happened to the characters, but this was all part of the plot, and part of the books that I loved!

I really loved how the vampires were introduced in the series, about halfway through the book. There were small clues, but but I only put them together in hindsight, when a major event happened in the book that clearly outlined it. And it made some things really make sense! I hadn't read the descriptions for the later books, so I didn't know about the vampires thing, which is good, because I liked the way they were introduced in the book. Really great!

Loved Bianca and Lucas together, mostly because they shouldn't be, from when she was a born vampire and he was a vampire hunter, to when he was a vampire, and she was a wraith, well, that just made their love stronger, having to fight for it, and I really loved it!

Loved the plots in each book, that each added something to the kinda last official book in the series, Balthazar, I think is a spin off, side book. I think.

These were just excellent, wonderful, amazing books, so you guys should check this series out!

Author: Claudia Gray
Series: Evernight #1, 2, 3, 4
Read: November 1st, 4th, 4th, 4th, 2011
Source: Library
Publisher: HarperTeen
Published: May 1st 2008, March 24th 2009, March 9th 2010, March 8th 2011

5/5 Hearts
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