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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Review: Evernight (Evernight Academy Bk 1) by Claudia Gray

From inside cover:
"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 somewhat 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 wasn't really what I expected. I felt like the author was trying to be clever and tricky, but she didn't really succeed. And the parts that I didn't figure out were disappointing... I felt misled.
However, the world of Evernight was interesting. It was a new take on vampires that wasn't really my favorite but I could see others liking it.

Scores out of 10:

Originality: 8
Romance: 6
Obsession-worthy: 5


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