Saturday, October 17, 2009

Book Review: Evernight by Claudia Gray

Evernight, published June 8, 2008

Summary: Bianca's parents are moving out to Evernight, a boarding school, to teach. But Bianca is comfortable where she is and has no desire to change schools so the night before school starts she decides to runaway that is until she meets Lucas, a handsome fellow classmate. And soon their secrets are set to tear their love asunder.

Review: I just loved this book. I really thought the story was going to go one way and then it went another! I was really surprised and I loved that about this book. I also really enjoyed her twist on vampires...you'll have to read to find out! I also found her writing style fabulous...showed us what was going on instead of coming out and blatantly saying it; she just let it flow like the reader was already supposed to know what was going on! It was fast-paced and fun!

I just received the second book in the series Stargazer and am so excited!

Here are some quotes I found exceptional:
"The silence between us stretched out, but it wasn't awkward. Sometimes there are people you can be quiet with, and you never feel the need to fill the gap with meaningless chit-chat. I'd only become that close to a couple people in my hometown, and I'd always thought it took years. Lucas and I were already there. "

"You're alive, Bianca. You still can't appreciate what it means, to be alive. It's better than being a vampire - better than anything else in the world. I remember a little of what being alive was like, and if I could touch that again, even for a day, it would be worth anything in the world. Even dying again, forever. All the centuries I've known and all the marvels I've seen don't compare to being alive."

"Thunder rumbled. My heart beat faster. I turned away from Evernight for the last time and looked back at the flower as it trembled upon its branch. A single petal was torn away by the wind. Pushing my hands through the thorns, I felt lashes of pain across my skin, but I kept going determined. But when my fingertip touched the flower, it instantly darkened, withering and drying as each petal turned black. "
Part of the Helluva Halloween and R.I.P. Challenges

6 comments:

  1. This actually sounds really good! I'll have to wishlist it!

    xoxo~ Renee

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  2. I'm very rarely surprised by books, so I love it when it happens (so long as the surprise makes sense, rather than a "let's have a twist NOW!" and there's no groundwork for it). Might have to look into this just because of that.

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  3. I really like those quotes you pulled out from the book. I have not thought that I would like to read this book but your review is making me re-think that thought.

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  4. It sounds like something I should add to my TBR list, Thanks.!

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  5. I'm going to have to add this one to my TBR list. :) It sounds like something I would love.

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  6. I'd not heard of this. I'll have to look for it.

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