Evernight (Evernight #1)
by Claudia Gray
327 pages Published February 10th 2009 by HarperTeen
Review by Amber I.
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.
Again, there may be spoilers in this review. Its one of those things you can not get around.
I really liked this book. BUT yes there is a but I did not like how the first half and the second half went. In the first half we know nothing truly of what Bianca is or her parents or Evernight school. There is never any hint to it at all. Then BANG out of nowhere we hear the freaking word vampire every other sentence. There was no build up or shock we just suddenly find ourselves in a vampy world. Her parents just walk around drinking blood her friends talk about their lives hundreds of years ago but the first half of the book was NOTHING! It just did not build up to it and it felt forced and faked. So this is why I took off so many stars. I enjoy books with good lead ups or being surprised with the narrator but this wasn't the case at all.
What I did like was Lucas and Bianca. We all know Bianca has her own secrets but when we find out Lucas has his we are totally floored. Plus they have this starcrossed lover thing going. I really did love the relationship. We also get some other fun characters like Vic who is just a little wild and fun to read about. I think now that the vampire part is out of the bag the other books will be more enjoyable. I just did not like how completely opposite the first half and second half are.