April 20, 2011

Review: Evernight

Title: Evernight
Author: Claudia Gray
Pages: 327
Publisher: HarperTeen

Goodreads Summary:
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.

My Review:

Overall, I believe this was a good book.

I'm not going to say that it's one of the best vampire romance books ever written, because it isn't. This book was originally published when the Twilight fandom was growing to it's height and vampire books were all that seemed to be on the market.

Now, for those of you who are Twi-Hards, I feel like you either like it, or you hate it. I can sincerly say that it seemed to me that this book could be considered a Twilight knock off. (Let's keep in mind that this review was originally written in '08)

Here are a couple points that I believe it is so:

1.The main character is a girl who is going to a school she dosn't want to go to.
2. The main guy character has golden brown hair and green eyes.
3. Bianca's (main character) favorite book is Wuthering Heights and the classics.
4. It's a vampire book.
5. Lucas (main guy) tells Bianca it isn't safe for her to be with him, that he isn't the right one for her.

Besides all that, it was actually pretty good. By now, there are two more books (or one, I can't remember) to the series, which are on my to-read list. I thought it was cute, and Bianca voice wasn't annoying to read as some main characters are.

You should read this before you read Twilight, but don't compare those two together, it'll ruin the image for you.

Overall: 3/5 star rating


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