Thursday, April 7, 2011

REVIEW: Evernight

Evernight by Claudia GrayEvernight by Claudia Gray 
Pages: 327-US Paperback Edition
Publisher: Harper Teen
Released: June 1, 2008
My Rating: 3.5/5
Book Summary: At eerily Gothic Evernight Academy, the other students are sleek, smart, and almost predatory. Bianca knows she doesn't fit in. When she meets handsome, brooding Lucas, he warns her to be careful-even when it comes to caring about him. But the connection between them 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 Thoughts: 
I've been sitting here staring at my computer screen for probably a good 10 minutes now, trying to figure out how i actually feel about this book . There were parts that i absolutely loved, and some parts i definitely could have done without. The book had me pretty intrigued.. but that didn't start until about half way through. There was something about it that really got under my skin. Maybe it was the overused tell tale fate of boy meets girl, girl falls in love after one day. I feel like Bianca and Lucas really lacked a sense of getting to know each other even the slightest bit. 

However, even though the first half of the story was a bit cliche, and yes a bit overdone... after pushing myself past the 180 page or so mark, i really began to take interest. Why is that you ask? Right now i'm going to use the 'na-na-na-boo-boo i'm not telling you' line. But trust me with this, you really shouldn't find out. Be forewarned though, i advise reading this book when you're not in a public place. People will think you're strange for gasping out loud and rambling sentence after sentence about how you had no clue this twist would happen. 

Gray's writing is what really made a pretty cool story, even cooler. She really knows how to make the movie screen that is your mind play. The description she gives, and the way she writes it really is fantastic. From page one i was Bianca, and Evernight Academy was my world. 

And oh yeah, Bianca ends up being a pretty big badass. Whoops, i'm saying too much already. Go with faith on this read. You shouldn't be disappointed. 

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