Evernight MOBI Þ Hardcover

Evernight MOBI Þ Hardcover

Evernight ➜ [Epub] ❧ Evernight By Claudia Gray ➦ – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk 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 p 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 uestion everything she's ever believed.


10 thoughts on “Evernight

  1. Haleema Haleema says:

    Sorry guys I deleted this review because I basically explained the WHOLE damn story in it It was back when I was a shit reviewer But thank you for all those who read and like it I love you beautiful beings


  2. Kim Kim says:

    Okay so how shall I put this I have a few issues with this book Kim is botheredFirst of all I like subtlety I like surprises But altering your writing to deliberately hide something very important never even hinting towards it even once and then suddenly go SURPRIIIIIISE is not my idea of writing a good story It would be the same thing if we suddenly find out Bianca has a penis Vampires are mentioned once during an English lit class Bianca bites Lucas and suddenly we learn Everybody is a vampire Bianca has always been a vampire Bianca was born that wayAnd from then on the word 'vampire' is mentioned practically every other sentence Also what's up with the humans? They are supposed to be there to 'help the vamps adjust to the new world' Which brings me to my next issue The vamps act like they lived under a rock for most of their long lives Yes the world changes new inventions pop up left and right But it doesn't happen overnight If you need classes to learn how to use a microwave then I'm seriously doubting the intelligence of the average vampire Yet they all act like they were zapped into this century Gee I'm 'only' 27 and I wonder how on earth I managed to learn how to 'operate' my iPod that has no wireless connection because that's EXACTLY what I'd want to do on my tiny screen check my email eyeroll in such a short amount of timeMy other problem with the humans is why anybody would think it's a good idea to put a few walking and talking blood banks in the middle of a horde of hungry vamps I know it's mandatory in this kind of books Bianca and Lucas have to be complete opposites but the only reason for them going to the same school is because the mix of vampires schools and forbidden love is hot right now Of course later we find out Bianca and Lucas are supposed to be archenemies which makes it even difficult for them to stay out of each other's pantsWhat really bothered me is the explanation how Bianca can become a full vampire instead of a half baked version of one 'Oh you just slip into some old folks home and snack on the first sucker who looks nearly dead enough' I'm sorry what? You'd still be taking a life I'm sorry if being a vampire automatically comes with a god complex but it's still wrong to murder somebodyAnd last but not least There are 2 ways to become a vampire You are born one or you are made If a vampire bites you 'enough times' you become a vampire yourself How many times is that exactly? 4 times? 10 times? 50 times? And does every time count or does this wear off like say if a vampire bites you 5 times in a short amount of time does that effect a person in the same way as if it was done during a one year period? And how come Lucas suddenly learned a few vampire tricks himself? How are Bianca's powers transferred into him exactly? And for a vampire slayer you'd think he would be able do the math himself after she bit him so why did he get upset with Bianca when he found out what she was? He could have been playing dumb but he seemed genuinely surprised when she came out of the coffinI'm reading the seuel to this because I hope it gets better or at least better thought through


  3. Steph (Reviewer X) Steph (Reviewer X) says:

    Rant Every professional review of this book somehow mentions Stephenie Meyer andor the Twilight series Is it just me or does that annoy anyone else seven ways to Sunday? I get that people want to allude to some of the bestselling series of vampire books ever but saying enjoyable for fans of that other vampire series who need something to read while they wait for Breaking Dawn Meyer 2008 Kirkus is downright insulting as it implies that Evernight is no better than a placeholder This angers me But hey I'm one to talk huh seeing as I'm about to do the same The only comparison between the two books I think is appropriate to be made and the only one I'll ever make is that while it is Twilight's tagline that says deeply seductive and extraordinarily suspenseful Twilight is a love story with bite Evernight is the book that fits that bill I enjoyed Twilight don't get me wrong but let's call a spade a spade Twilight is marketable fluff with a suspense subplot and that's all it really is a subplot And even so the suspense is predestined to end in Happily Ever After Ville so without ever having a doubt of where it's headed can we really call it suspense? Evernight methinks has real suspense in eual parts with romanceMoving on as this rant is getting too long winded and distracting attention from the review itselfDon't let the beginning of this novel get to you This review click beware of spoilers had a spot on analysis of what was wrong with the first half; it channels my thoughts exactly Basically I felt like the beginning went one direction and then when the twist came it veered another direction completely and the two parts together were incomprehensible When I discovered midway through the novel that Bianca already knew and accepted that she was a vampire I was ready to hurl the book across the room For one it made no sense in synch with everything I'd learned up to the that point If you were amidst an alien nation and you were one of the few humans in existence wouldn't you think to yourself every once in a while Hey I'm human I live with aliens but I'm still human I know this because I don't look like an oversized zygote? How could she not even think about her diet differences with humans? And for another thing it was deceitful of Bianca to earn my sympathy through her lonely girl gripes about not fitting in at Evernight when she was in the majority species wise Added to this is the dragging narrative found in this first portion some of which by this time I didn't see the point inNow judging by the fact this is earning four stars something inside the book must've worked correct? Right you are When I hit page 200 something and the catalyst finally appeared I literally sat up on my bed and my eyes bulged out so much I thought they'd pop out of my head From there on out a dozen little plot developments happened that changed the novel's progression in a way I didn't for a second see coming For every boring moment in the first half the second half offered an complex setup uick pacing and really really great discoveries I won't go too much in detail because I don't want to spoil anyone's reading experience but I can guarantee you this The plot? Brilliant Enigmatic but balanced and very well thought outRemember in my criticizing paragraph that I said some of the stuff in the first portion didn't make much sense to me? I meant Lucas's character he seemed to me like a gratuitous lover boy type the sometimes over the top romance between Bianca and him and a lot of details that made no sense whatsoever It was all a set up Nearly everything gets explained later on and you can see the sheer genius behind this carefully strung story I mean I still don't get why Bianca knew she was a vampire all along when it would've been a much groundbreaking move in the overall scheme of things to have her find out along with the reader the reality of the situation and that's what robbed this book of an A rating but everything else?FREAKING AWESOMEThis book is perfect for people sick of the tried and tortured vampires are oh so sexy books that seem to dominate the YA vamp lit genre nowadays I am not kidding when I say the ideas Claudia Gray introduced here are very original and engaging I'm bashing my head in at the re scheduling of Stargazer's release because I am desperately in the need to know what happens from hereGet This Book Ignore the first part revel in the second part and then come join the line of people awaiting Stargazer's launch which is of course led by me I'll bite anyone who tries to cut ahead and I can't guarantee I won't drain you while I'm at it


  4. Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽ Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽ says:

    Kindle freebie 12716 Evernight is a YA paranormal romance Just understand that going in If you dislike that genre it's unlikely that this'll be the book to change your mind If you do enjoy PNRs I think this is one of the better novels I've read of its sort My reasons for liking this one better than most are extremely spoilerish Really I enjoyed it much going into it blind than I would have view spoilerif I'd known there was a twist coming I wasn't expecting a twist so it totally cold cocked me I thought my world had been turned upside down for a few pages Yes the twist was a bit of a cheat the author was certainly hiding the ball but I enjoyed it so much that I forgive her hide spoiler


  5. Kat Kennedy Kat Kennedy says:

    Pretty much I think this rating is going to come as a massive shock to well anyone who's ever read a review from me beforeThe thing is Evernight really isn't that bad In fact as far as sappy YA paranormal books go it's not THAT badI don't actually know what to do with myself I kind of expected a REALLY painful and agonizing reading experience before I came on GR and vomitted vitriol into everyone's faces I guess you're all spared of that for now Cue evil laughEvernight is the bastard child of Twilight and Harry Potter If you can imagine that Harry Potter is the dignified lovable parent and Twilight is the alcoholic but not abusive enough to warrant removal parent then Evernight comes out somewhere in between It aims but ultimately falls short of being as dignified full of solid characterization and whimsical as Harry Potter but neither is it angrily raiding the fridge for baloney and shouting at the cat to get a day job while dressed in a moomooIt even tries for an M Night Shaymalan twist twice in the novel but neither one was actually of any great surprise I will add in here as Anila pointed out that there is withholding of information from the first person narrative Authors don't do this it's really annoying and crappy Still the book is not entirely archtypical of a genre so polluted with hastily spat out gibberishBianca is actually intelligent I don't mean the Wuthering Heights reading kind of intelligence although Wuthering Heights does warrant a mention in this book Aside from actually being a geek and doing her homework she speaks intelligently and forms opinions and makes comments that actually convinces me that this character IS intelligent Unlike Luce from Fallen who is supposedly a straight A student who never cracks open a book and often has trouble forming a complete sentence let alone a complete thoughtLucas as the love interest is okay He's antagonistic and defensive yet also vulnerable and sweet The lovey dovey aspect of this novel was actually what bored me the most I just didn't actually believe that their love was anything than calf love It was an incredibly childish and silly romance Which is to be expected because Bianca and Lucas are childish and silly Still the only time I ever felt the chemistry was in their first meeting and after that I felt like Gray was simply forcing them together because her plotline reuired itThe writing was okay the secondary characters were okay and the plot and pacing was alrightOver all it was a thoroughly average novel but I felt that the characterization of Bianca was what actually saved it from being a complete rip off of The Covenant or some other book like thatI've been told the series does not improve with books so I won't be reading the rest of this series but I do feel that as a novel over all I would rather a teenager read this than say Fallen or Ever or Hush HushAnd now there's nothing to say other than the fact that I feel like I should go into hiding or something lest the GR police show up to arrest me and beat me because they keep saying that I'm resisting arresst even though I'm curled up on the ground sobbing while they play hackysack with my kidneys


  6. Chelsea ❤Peril Please❤ Chelsea ❤Peril Please❤ says:

    Lucas only hesitated for a second Bianca I'm sorry I'm so sorryLucas?His eyes met mine I love you HA That moment when you realize you love a TOTALLY cliche book that almost all your friends And most of the community hates I literally am laughing right now because really what are the odds that everyone hates a book I love It's crazy But frankly I don't care And ya know I'm almost done with the second and I don't UITE get what everyone's bitching aboutOkay so it's unbelievable? Lmao one word Vampire Is that word believable? No So why is unbelievability a problem? Oh it's cliche? Wait I have the answer to that one too What's that word again? VAMPIRE Oh there is a wonderful guy who likes the uirky girl on top of the main boy she will clearly end up withI'm sorry but plenty of YA books use this little formula and I don't see near as much hate OH and lastly people said it's boring To which I say FUCK YOU Yeah sorry not sorry This book is no less boring than a million books on my feed people are rating 5 stars And all the 5 star beauties I see being criticized and rated one and two just make my blood boil So when it comes down to it this book made me happy in this difficult time for me and that's all I could ever ask for Plus HELLOOOO atmosphere Totally Halloween around here and this book pulled me deeper into the fall season I'll take it With my autumn wreath candle burning and the crisp air outside all I'm missing are my red leaves this book pulled me into the best mood I've been in since Nugget's impending birth announcement It's been tough FOR REAL so a book that makes me happy is like a light shining at the end of a dark tunnel or if you want to be really bleak as I have been for months a cave and I am holding onto it with all I have Yes Crooked Kingdom made me VERY happy but as for something lighter this is hitting the spot I couldn't stand it if they took it out on you And eventually they wouldHe was protecting me? That would have been endearing if it hadn't been crazy You know I don't think I have any social cred for you to damageDon't be so sureDon't be so stubborn From the first moment Bianca stumbled into the woods to find the uirky and sly Lucas I was hooked This book wasn't perfect by any means but there is just something sofunabout going through your oldest TBR books and finding a gem no one is talking about No fandoms are attacking each other like the Leigh Bardugo crowd me I love this crowd personally hehe the Sarah J Maas assassins this one? Not so much and the VE Schwabbies again can I give a shout out to my homies? My point is this Yes I'm sure if I'd have done extensive research cough Pea cough I'd have known all the twists and each new turn But I chose not to do that choosing to blindly jump into an older book with low expectations I knew vampires were mentioned but I had no idea who was one I didn't know what each character represented or what the outcome would be For once the feed was as silent as a mouse and I enjoyed my book in a world of a solitude I gasped twice people TWICE And it's so funny because this book was obviously a little silly And I should have caught on uicker than I did I kept telling people man this bitch is obsessed lol But as it turns out? Not so shocking So needless to say would this have made me AS happy had I known the two things that made this the most interesting? Perhaps not But that's the beauty of an older book it's like a ghost people don't care any I can see why I GUESS people said this was boring It was just a school they just attended class and they went about every day mundane activities But actually some of my favorite books center around mundane high school activities in fact they are even better in the end The reveals are shocking the fight scenes perhaps breathtaking and the betrayals stark For some this book is a nightmare For me I would categorize it under my favorites Not since Twilight have vampires excited me so much Lucas should've run out of there that instant Instead he stared at me through the glass and slowly unfolded his hand opposite mine so that our hands were pressed againts the pane of glass fingers to fingers palm to palm We each move closer so that our faces were only inches apart Even with the stained glass window between us it felt as intimate as any kiss we'd shared So you know I could keep bashing the butthole GR police but instead I'll end it here Some people liked Lucas very little and thought Balthazar was the one for Bianca I am inclined to disagree I loved B I really did but Lucas had my heart and forbidden love will always be my favorite And frankly I loved that this wasn't a love triangle How could people NOT find this refreshing? And Lucas? He ADORES Biancaand I just found the 'first love' aspect so sweet Sue me I'm a hopeless moronic romantic I am already basically done with book two and while I don't know what will happen over four books I am grateful this is an easy fun read to embark on during the week I will likely have it all done by Saturday It's just so great to be back For of my reviews please visit


  7. Jane Jane says:

    Evernight by Claudia Gray pseudonym of Amy Vincent starts out with an okay plot but the choppy writing and barf y love story make it seem like the worst Twilight rip off possibleThe gothy setting combined with the suspicion and eerie ness of the students are lost on the reader when they realize that the main character somehow failed to mention the minor detail of BEING A VAMPIRE Of course this is merely an easy way for Miss Gray to reveal in the middle the detail that keeps the story moving despite the fact that it's lazy to try to patch together a story that wayClaudia Gray does little justice to a plot with potential She navigates her way through the story with all the deftness and skill of a drunk sea captain steering a flooded ship through a hurricane And that makes for one huge disappointment


  8. Clare D& Clare D& says:

    I didn't like this book for a few reasons but the biggest one is probably that it was soweird In a bad way I mean like they go through half the book and they make her out like she doesn't know anything about what’s happening at the school and then BANG all of a sudden well she knows everything and had all the time its just weird Plus I thought her character was poorly made First she's all shy and stuff but then she's like not and then she is and so on And she meets Lucas ONCE and I don't know if you all believe in love at first sight but seriously She's like dreaming about how much she loves him and she's suppoed to be shy?? It seemed so forced like the author knew what she wanted in the end and in the begining and a few places in the middle but she couldn't think of anything to go between the places she had planned out Anyway I didn't even finish it because I decided I had better things to do It was boring and unreal even for a fantasy book Hope other people can enjoy it than I did


  9. Cassie Cassie says:

    I had to stop this book halfway through Why? Because I feel like it broke a basic agreement with the reader When I'm reading a first person narrative I trust that I'm seeing the world through the character's eyes In this case part way through we find out that the author has pretty heavily been editing the character's words to keep us from seeing thatstart spoilersshe's a vampire Now it seemed that the character wasn't editing her own words because being a vampire is just a way of life for her She doesn't really care But the author is editing her words limiting what we see to trick the reader into thinking she's not a vampire I'd say it was definitely intentional not just badly written that the author wanted to surprise the reader with a shocking revelationNow from the beginning I knew the main character was going to become a vampire It's obvious it follows the conventions of the genre etc But I thought she was going to discover it not that she'd known all along No part way through she kisses a boy and then drinks his blood and then she's like Huh mom and dad always told me drinking human blood was different than cow blood That angered me This could have been an interesting book about a girl who knows she's a vampire one of the few children born to vampires But instead the author thought she needed to trick us and hid this from us at the beginning I just couldn't read it past that point I tried but my anger was too strong to get through many pages I would have enjoyed a book about a girl trying to figure out where she exists in the world of vampires who's in love with a human boy That could have been fascinating Or if the author had moved out of first person and into third where she could reasonably hide the fact that the main girl is a vampire from us I could have accepted that But the way it played out? Nope does not work for me I was willing to overlook some of the stereotypical elements the things that didn't uite make sense Huh so we're suddenly inviting humans to go to school at a vampire academy? Okay because I was still enjoying the ride and enjoying like I do most high school dramasBut no Then she broke my trust and what I consider the rules And I just can't pick up this book again Anyone else read it? I'd love to know what you thought


  10. J.D. Stroube J.D. Stroube says:

    I was surpised to realize that I completely enjoyed myself with this book It is somewhat of a Romeo Juliet story of star crossed lovers whose families are enemies but with vampires The characters are sweet secretive and charming at the same time I loved Lucas throughout the entirety of the book while it took me a little while to adjust to Bianca However once I did I felt that the pairing of these two characters was meant to beI ended up being surprised twice during this book which is exceedingly difficult for authors to do with me It is very rare for me to be truly surprised The fact that this author managed what very few authors dojust enhanced the book for meI fully recommend reading this book I read it in one day because I simply could not put it down I intend to begin the second book in the series tomorrow


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10 thoughts on “Evernight

  1. Haleema Haleema says:

    Sorry guys I deleted this review because I basically explained the WHOLE damn story in it It was back when I was a shit reviewer But thank you for all those who read and like it I love you beautiful beings

  2. Kim Kim says:

    Okay so how shall I put this I have a few issues with this book Kim is botheredFirst of all I like subtlety I like surprises But altering your writing to deliberately hide something very important never even hinting towards it even once and then suddenly go SURPRIIIIIISE is not my idea of writing a good story It would be the same thing if we suddenly find out Bianca has a penis Vampires are mentioned once during an English lit class Bianca bites Lucas and suddenly we learn Everybody is a vampire Bianca has always been a vampire Bianca was born that wayAnd from then on the word 'vampire' is mentioned practically every other sentence Also what's up with the humans? They are supposed to be there to 'help the vamps adjust to the new world' Which brings me to my next issue The vamps act like they lived under a rock for most of their long lives Yes the world changes new inventions pop up left and right But it doesn't happen overnight If you need classes to learn how to use a microwave then I'm seriously doubting the intelligence of the average vampire Yet they all act like they were zapped into this century Gee I'm 'only' 27 and I wonder how on earth I managed to learn how to 'operate' my iPod that has no wireless connection because that's EXACTLY what I'd want to do on my tiny screen check my email eyeroll in such a short amount of timeMy other problem with the humans is why anybody would think it's a good idea to put a few walking and talking blood banks in the middle of a horde of hungry vamps I know it's mandatory in this kind of books Bianca and Lucas have to be complete opposites but the only reason for them going to the same school is because the mix of vampires schools and forbidden love is hot right now Of course later we find out Bianca and Lucas are supposed to be archenemies which makes it even difficult for them to stay out of each other's pantsWhat really bothered me is the explanation how Bianca can become a full vampire instead of a half baked version of one 'Oh you just slip into some old folks home and snack on the first sucker who looks nearly dead enough' I'm sorry what? You'd still be taking a life I'm sorry if being a vampire automatically comes with a god complex but it's still wrong to murder somebodyAnd last but not least There are 2 ways to become a vampire You are born one or you are made If a vampire bites you 'enough times' you become a vampire yourself How many times is that exactly? 4 times? 10 times? 50 times? And does every time count or does this wear off like say if a vampire bites you 5 times in a short amount of time does that effect a person in the same way as if it was done during a one year period? And how come Lucas suddenly learned a few vampire tricks himself? How are Bianca's powers transferred into him exactly? And for a vampire slayer you'd think he would be able do the math himself after she bit him so why did he get upset with Bianca when he found out what she was? He could have been playing dumb but he seemed genuinely surprised when she came out of the coffinI'm reading the seuel to this because I hope it gets better or at least better thought through

  3. Steph (Reviewer X) Steph (Reviewer X) says:

    Rant Every professional review of this book somehow mentions Stephenie Meyer andor the Twilight series Is it just me or does that annoy anyone else seven ways to Sunday? I get that people want to allude to some of the bestselling series of vampire books ever but saying enjoyable for fans of that other vampire series who need something to read while they wait for Breaking Dawn Meyer 2008 Kirkus is downright insulting as it implies that Evernight is no better than a placeholder This angers me But hey I'm one to talk huh seeing as I'm about to do the same The only comparison between the two books I think is appropriate to be made and the only one I'll ever make is that while it is Twilight's tagline that says deeply seductive and extraordinarily suspenseful Twilight is a love story with bite Evernight is the book that fits that bill I enjoyed Twilight don't get me wrong but let's call a spade a spade Twilight is marketable fluff with a suspense subplot and that's all it really is a subplot And even so the suspense is predestined to end in Happily Ever After Ville so without ever having a doubt of where it's headed can we really call it suspense? Evernight methinks has real suspense in eual parts with romanceMoving on as this rant is getting too long winded and distracting attention from the review itselfDon't let the beginning of this novel get to you This review click beware of spoilers had a spot on analysis of what was wrong with the first half; it channels my thoughts exactly Basically I felt like the beginning went one direction and then when the twist came it veered another direction completely and the two parts together were incomprehensible When I discovered midway through the novel that Bianca already knew and accepted that she was a vampire I was ready to hurl the book across the room For one it made no sense in synch with everything I'd learned up to the that point If you were amidst an alien nation and you were one of the few humans in existence wouldn't you think to yourself every once in a while Hey I'm human I live with aliens but I'm still human I know this because I don't look like an oversized zygote? How could she not even think about her diet differences with humans? And for another thing it was deceitful of Bianca to earn my sympathy through her lonely girl gripes about not fitting in at Evernight when she was in the majority species wise Added to this is the dragging narrative found in this first portion some of which by this time I didn't see the point inNow judging by the fact this is earning four stars something inside the book must've worked correct? Right you are When I hit page 200 something and the catalyst finally appeared I literally sat up on my bed and my eyes bulged out so much I thought they'd pop out of my head From there on out a dozen little plot developments happened that changed the novel's progression in a way I didn't for a second see coming For every boring moment in the first half the second half offered an complex setup uick pacing and really really great discoveries I won't go too much in detail because I don't want to spoil anyone's reading experience but I can guarantee you this The plot? Brilliant Enigmatic but balanced and very well thought outRemember in my criticizing paragraph that I said some of the stuff in the first portion didn't make much sense to me? I meant Lucas's character he seemed to me like a gratuitous lover boy type the sometimes over the top romance between Bianca and him and a lot of details that made no sense whatsoever It was all a set up Nearly everything gets explained later on and you can see the sheer genius behind this carefully strung story I mean I still don't get why Bianca knew she was a vampire all along when it would've been a much groundbreaking move in the overall scheme of things to have her find out along with the reader the reality of the situation and that's what robbed this book of an A rating but everything else?FREAKING AWESOMEThis book is perfect for people sick of the tried and tortured vampires are oh so sexy books that seem to dominate the YA vamp lit genre nowadays I am not kidding when I say the ideas Claudia Gray introduced here are very original and engaging I'm bashing my head in at the re scheduling of Stargazer's release because I am desperately in the need to know what happens from hereGet This Book Ignore the first part revel in the second part and then come join the line of people awaiting Stargazer's launch which is of course led by me I'll bite anyone who tries to cut ahead and I can't guarantee I won't drain you while I'm at it

  4. Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽ Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽ says:

    Kindle freebie 12716 Evernight is a YA paranormal romance Just understand that going in If you dislike that genre it's unlikely that this'll be the book to change your mind If you do enjoy PNRs I think this is one of the better novels I've read of its sort My reasons for liking this one better than most are extremely spoilerish Really I enjoyed it much going into it blind than I would have view spoilerif I'd known there was a twist coming I wasn't expecting a twist so it totally cold cocked me I thought my world had been turned upside down for a few pages Yes the twist was a bit of a cheat the author was certainly hiding the ball but I enjoyed it so much that I forgive her hide spoiler

  5. Kat Kennedy Kat Kennedy says:

    Pretty much I think this rating is going to come as a massive shock to well anyone who's ever read a review from me beforeThe thing is Evernight really isn't that bad In fact as far as sappy YA paranormal books go it's not THAT badI don't actually know what to do with myself I kind of expected a REALLY painful and agonizing reading experience before I came on GR and vomitted vitriol into everyone's faces I guess you're all spared of that for now Cue evil laughEvernight is the bastard child of Twilight and Harry Potter If you can imagine that Harry Potter is the dignified lovable parent and Twilight is the alcoholic but not abusive enough to warrant removal parent then Evernight comes out somewhere in between It aims but ultimately falls short of being as dignified full of solid characterization and whimsical as Harry Potter but neither is it angrily raiding the fridge for baloney and shouting at the cat to get a day job while dressed in a moomooIt even tries for an M Night Shaymalan twist twice in the novel but neither one was actually of any great surprise I will add in here as Anila pointed out that there is withholding of information from the first person narrative Authors don't do this it's really annoying and crappy Still the book is not entirely archtypical of a genre so polluted with hastily spat out gibberishBianca is actually intelligent I don't mean the Wuthering Heights reading kind of intelligence although Wuthering Heights does warrant a mention in this book Aside from actually being a geek and doing her homework she speaks intelligently and forms opinions and makes comments that actually convinces me that this character IS intelligent Unlike Luce from Fallen who is supposedly a straight A student who never cracks open a book and often has trouble forming a complete sentence let alone a complete thoughtLucas as the love interest is okay He's antagonistic and defensive yet also vulnerable and sweet The lovey dovey aspect of this novel was actually what bored me the most I just didn't actually believe that their love was anything than calf love It was an incredibly childish and silly romance Which is to be expected because Bianca and Lucas are childish and silly Still the only time I ever felt the chemistry was in their first meeting and after that I felt like Gray was simply forcing them together because her plotline reuired itThe writing was okay the secondary characters were okay and the plot and pacing was alrightOver all it was a thoroughly average novel but I felt that the characterization of Bianca was what actually saved it from being a complete rip off of The Covenant or some other book like thatI've been told the series does not improve with books so I won't be reading the rest of this series but I do feel that as a novel over all I would rather a teenager read this than say Fallen or Ever or Hush HushAnd now there's nothing to say other than the fact that I feel like I should go into hiding or something lest the GR police show up to arrest me and beat me because they keep saying that I'm resisting arresst even though I'm curled up on the ground sobbing while they play hackysack with my kidneys

  6. Chelsea ❤Peril Please❤ Chelsea ❤Peril Please❤ says:

    Lucas only hesitated for a second Bianca I'm sorry I'm so sorryLucas?His eyes met mine I love you HA That moment when you realize you love a TOTALLY cliche book that almost all your friends And most of the community hates I literally am laughing right now because really what are the odds that everyone hates a book I love It's crazy But frankly I don't care And ya know I'm almost done with the second and I don't UITE get what everyone's bitching aboutOkay so it's unbelievable? Lmao one word Vampire Is that word believable? No So why is unbelievability a problem? Oh it's cliche? Wait I have the answer to that one too What's that word again? VAMPIRE Oh there is a wonderful guy who likes the uirky girl on top of the main boy she will clearly end up withI'm sorry but plenty of YA books use this little formula and I don't see near as much hate OH and lastly people said it's boring To which I say FUCK YOU Yeah sorry not sorry This book is no less boring than a million books on my feed people are rating 5 stars And all the 5 star beauties I see being criticized and rated one and two just make my blood boil So when it comes down to it this book made me happy in this difficult time for me and that's all I could ever ask for Plus HELLOOOO atmosphere Totally Halloween around here and this book pulled me deeper into the fall season I'll take it With my autumn wreath candle burning and the crisp air outside all I'm missing are my red leaves this book pulled me into the best mood I've been in since Nugget's impending birth announcement It's been tough FOR REAL so a book that makes me happy is like a light shining at the end of a dark tunnel or if you want to be really bleak as I have been for months a cave and I am holding onto it with all I have Yes Crooked Kingdom made me VERY happy but as for something lighter this is hitting the spot I couldn't stand it if they took it out on you And eventually they wouldHe was protecting me? That would have been endearing if it hadn't been crazy You know I don't think I have any social cred for you to damageDon't be so sureDon't be so stubborn From the first moment Bianca stumbled into the woods to find the uirky and sly Lucas I was hooked This book wasn't perfect by any means but there is just something sofunabout going through your oldest TBR books and finding a gem no one is talking about No fandoms are attacking each other like the Leigh Bardugo crowd me I love this crowd personally hehe the Sarah J Maas assassins this one? Not so much and the VE Schwabbies again can I give a shout out to my homies? My point is this Yes I'm sure if I'd have done extensive research cough Pea cough I'd have known all the twists and each new turn But I chose not to do that choosing to blindly jump into an older book with low expectations I knew vampires were mentioned but I had no idea who was one I didn't know what each character represented or what the outcome would be For once the feed was as silent as a mouse and I enjoyed my book in a world of a solitude I gasped twice people TWICE And it's so funny because this book was obviously a little silly And I should have caught on uicker than I did I kept telling people man this bitch is obsessed lol But as it turns out? Not so shocking So needless to say would this have made me AS happy had I known the two things that made this the most interesting? Perhaps not But that's the beauty of an older book it's like a ghost people don't care any I can see why I GUESS people said this was boring It was just a school they just attended class and they went about every day mundane activities But actually some of my favorite books center around mundane high school activities in fact they are even better in the end The reveals are shocking the fight scenes perhaps breathtaking and the betrayals stark For some this book is a nightmare For me I would categorize it under my favorites Not since Twilight have vampires excited me so much Lucas should've run out of there that instant Instead he stared at me through the glass and slowly unfolded his hand opposite mine so that our hands were pressed againts the pane of glass fingers to fingers palm to palm We each move closer so that our faces were only inches apart Even with the stained glass window between us it felt as intimate as any kiss we'd shared So you know I could keep bashing the butthole GR police but instead I'll end it here Some people liked Lucas very little and thought Balthazar was the one for Bianca I am inclined to disagree I loved B I really did but Lucas had my heart and forbidden love will always be my favorite And frankly I loved that this wasn't a love triangle How could people NOT find this refreshing? And Lucas? He ADORES Biancaand I just found the 'first love' aspect so sweet Sue me I'm a hopeless moronic romantic I am already basically done with book two and while I don't know what will happen over four books I am grateful this is an easy fun read to embark on during the week I will likely have it all done by Saturday It's just so great to be back For of my reviews please visit

  7. Jane Jane says:

    Evernight by Claudia Gray pseudonym of Amy Vincent starts out with an okay plot but the choppy writing and barf y love story make it seem like the worst Twilight rip off possibleThe gothy setting combined with the suspicion and eerie ness of the students are lost on the reader when they realize that the main character somehow failed to mention the minor detail of BEING A VAMPIRE Of course this is merely an easy way for Miss Gray to reveal in the middle the detail that keeps the story moving despite the fact that it's lazy to try to patch together a story that wayClaudia Gray does little justice to a plot with potential She navigates her way through the story with all the deftness and skill of a drunk sea captain steering a flooded ship through a hurricane And that makes for one huge disappointment

  8. Clare D& Clare D& says:

    I didn't like this book for a few reasons but the biggest one is probably that it was soweird In a bad way I mean like they go through half the book and they make her out like she doesn't know anything about what’s happening at the school and then BANG all of a sudden well she knows everything and had all the time its just weird Plus I thought her character was poorly made First she's all shy and stuff but then she's like not and then she is and so on And she meets Lucas ONCE and I don't know if you all believe in love at first sight but seriously She's like dreaming about how much she loves him and she's suppoed to be shy?? It seemed so forced like the author knew what she wanted in the end and in the begining and a few places in the middle but she couldn't think of anything to go between the places she had planned out Anyway I didn't even finish it because I decided I had better things to do It was boring and unreal even for a fantasy book Hope other people can enjoy it than I did

  9. Cassie Cassie says:

    I had to stop this book halfway through Why? Because I feel like it broke a basic agreement with the reader When I'm reading a first person narrative I trust that I'm seeing the world through the character's eyes In this case part way through we find out that the author has pretty heavily been editing the character's words to keep us from seeing thatstart spoilersshe's a vampire Now it seemed that the character wasn't editing her own words because being a vampire is just a way of life for her She doesn't really care But the author is editing her words limiting what we see to trick the reader into thinking she's not a vampire I'd say it was definitely intentional not just badly written that the author wanted to surprise the reader with a shocking revelationNow from the beginning I knew the main character was going to become a vampire It's obvious it follows the conventions of the genre etc But I thought she was going to discover it not that she'd known all along No part way through she kisses a boy and then drinks his blood and then she's like Huh mom and dad always told me drinking human blood was different than cow blood That angered me This could have been an interesting book about a girl who knows she's a vampire one of the few children born to vampires But instead the author thought she needed to trick us and hid this from us at the beginning I just couldn't read it past that point I tried but my anger was too strong to get through many pages I would have enjoyed a book about a girl trying to figure out where she exists in the world of vampires who's in love with a human boy That could have been fascinating Or if the author had moved out of first person and into third where she could reasonably hide the fact that the main girl is a vampire from us I could have accepted that But the way it played out? Nope does not work for me I was willing to overlook some of the stereotypical elements the things that didn't uite make sense Huh so we're suddenly inviting humans to go to school at a vampire academy? Okay because I was still enjoying the ride and enjoying like I do most high school dramasBut no Then she broke my trust and what I consider the rules And I just can't pick up this book again Anyone else read it? I'd love to know what you thought

  10. J.D. Stroube J.D. Stroube says:

    I was surpised to realize that I completely enjoyed myself with this book It is somewhat of a Romeo Juliet story of star crossed lovers whose families are enemies but with vampires The characters are sweet secretive and charming at the same time I loved Lucas throughout the entirety of the book while it took me a little while to adjust to Bianca However once I did I felt that the pairing of these two characters was meant to beI ended up being surprised twice during this book which is exceedingly difficult for authors to do with me It is very rare for me to be truly surprised The fact that this author managed what very few authors dojust enhanced the book for meI fully recommend reading this book I read it in one day because I simply could not put it down I intend to begin the second book in the series tomorrow

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