Monday, October 4, 2010

Review STARGAZER by Claudia Gray

by Claudia Gray
Published March 24th 2009 by HarperTeen
Hardcover, 329 pages
Source: Publisher

Placement in the Pile: Middle of the Stack, inching towards New Heights

Summary: (Spoilery for the first book)
Evernight Academy: an exclusive boarding school for the most beautiful, dangerous students of all—vampires. Bianca, born to two vampires, has always been told her destiny is to become one of them.

But Bianca fell in love with Lucas—a vampire hunter sworn to destroy her kind. They were torn apart when his true identity was revealed, forcing him to flee the school.

Although they may be separated, Bianca and Lucas will not give each other up. She will risk anything for the chance to see him again, even if it means coming face-to-face with the vampire hunters of Black Cross—or deceiving the powerful vampires of Evernight. Bianca's secrets will force her to live a life of lies.

Yet Bianca isn't the only one keeping secrets. When Evernight is attacked by an evil force that seems to target her, she discovers the truth she thought she knew is only the beginning....

For the fact that this one didn't have something that made me upset with the narration of the story, in my head I'm placing it above the first book. It was a good read, a good story.

The plot here however just keeps getting more and more strange and involved in the paranormal. So if heavy paranormal stuff isn't your thing, this book starts to veer off in that direction. It involves a ghostly wraith and you discover more about Bianca's past that she doesn't even know yet, fancy that. But it ends up that everyone around her does know, and has been keeping from her.

Then throw in the romance aspect. In this novel it is clear that Bianca is in love with Lucas, but the nature of their relationship isn't easy, and there is another boy or should I say vampire, from Evernight vying for her affection.

This book left me wanting to know more, and was better written than the first. I am excited to find time to read the next one in the series.