Sunday, September 12, 2010

Review: Evernight Series

Titles: Evernight, Stargazer & Hourglass
Author: Claudia Gray
Dates Released: June 1st, 2008; March 24th, 2009; March 9th, 2010 (respectively)
Pages: 327; 329; 339 (respectively)
Rating: 4 out of 5 (averaged)

Description for Evernight:
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.

Description for Stargazer:
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....

Description for Hourglass:
Bestselling author Claudia Gray’s Evernight series continues. In Hourglass, Bianca and Lucas have found a way to be together. But it means lying to the people who care about them the most.

After escaping from Evernight Academy, the vampire boarding school, Bianca and Lucas seek refuge with Black Cross, the elite group of vampire hunters led by Lucas’s stepfather. When Bianca’s close friend—the vampire Balthazar—is captured by Black Cross, Bianca knows she has to do whatever it takes to save him. But at what cost?

Hourglass, the third book in this gripping vampire series by the author of the New York Times bestseller Stargazer, has all the romance, suspense, and page-turning drama that have made Claudia Gray’s books runaway successes.

This series is okay.  I found Evernight and Hourglass both to be very enjoyable when I read them (which was a long time ago...) but Stargazer just seemed to sort of drag and was sort of boring. 

Evernight was a pretty good book.  I was amazed with it at the end, which pretty much means that I really loved it.  I really liked the relationship between Bianca and Luke because they were limited since she was a vampire and he was a human who hunted vampires.  I liked the other characters too, like Balthazar, Victor, and Raquel was okay, too. I don't think that I didn't like anything about it.  The plot or writing was choppy or weird and everything flowed pretty well, so I thought it was a pretty good book.

The problem with Stargazer was that it was basically all about Bianca trying to be with Luke, and it got sort of annoying even though I know that they totally love each other and can never be apart... but still, that was 329 pages of that basically....  Even though the ending is pretty shocking. 

I was going to stop reading the series after Stargazer because I wasn't sure if it was going to get better or not.  But since it is a series and I haven't really never stopped reading a series, I went ahead and bought Hourglass, which I really liked because this time, Bianca and Luke weren't trying to be together all the time, since they were basically together all the time.  And the ending was SOOOOOO SAD!!!  But I didn't cry, because I never really cry when I read books, or even watch really sad movies.  Now, I'm really anticipating the 4th book, Afterlife

I'm just going to do a little rant here, but I really don't like how the author named the main character Bianca.  It kind of annoyed me since I would imagine her as like Hispanic or something.  It's a pretty name, but I don't think that it really suits her.  However, this series is pretty good and I'd recommend it to anyone who likes vampires and romance mixed together :[ (hahaha it's a vampire).

I was just wondering, but do you guys like reading reviews of a series?  Or is it just way to long?

Cleo :)

*Descriptions from

Claudia Gray's website & blog

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