Thursday, December 4, 2008

Evernight by Claudia Gray

Yay, I finished Evernight last night in my quest to tackle my TBR pile. Which by the way isn't going so well. It feels like forever since i've done a review but here you go!

****Evernight by Claudia Gray****

Originality- 17/20
Characters- 18/20
Remembrance- 8/10
Quote-ability- 8/10
Entertainment- 17/20
Ending- 8/10
Recommend to read- 8/10
Grade- B

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.

Evernight was better than I expected it to be. It started out slow but then picked up some momentum on about page 80, which is where you get sort of a foreshadowing of problems to come. Bianca was a fantastic character but did seem a little needy and quick to judge sometimes. As for Lucas, well Lucas....he..hmm. Lucas is a very round character with a lot of different traits. I pretty much enjoyed all of the characters. At first the book seems average but when the 1st plot twist arrives you begin to be sucked in completely. And yes there is more than one plot twist. Two to be exact. Overall the plot and characters were great but there attitudes needed some work (Bianca!)

1 comment:

Ms. Yingling said...

Still thinking about this one as well. I know that Twilight fans would read it and probably enjoy it, but it didn't do much for me personally. Had to slog through, which isn't a good sign. I have "Need" on reserve and will see how that goes.