Stargazer

Stargazer

Book rating: 04 Paperback Evernight Novels (Quality)

By (author) Claudia Gray

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  • Publisher: Harper Teen
  • Format: Paperback | 329 pages
  • Dimensions: 132mm x 204mm x 22mm | 159g
  • Publication date: 9 February 2010
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 0061284467
  • ISBN 13: 9780061284465
  • Edition: 1
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 13,445

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Te vampire in me was closer to the surface . . .Bianca, born to two vampires, has always been told her destiny is to become one. But she has fallen in love with Lucas, a vampire hunter who infiltrated Evernight Academy, the exclusive vampire boarding school she attends. Bianca will do anything to be with Lucas, even if it means lying to the powerful vampires of Evernight. Her deceit leads her to dig deep into the mysteries of the school, and Bianca discovers that even those she trusts the most have their own dark secrets. When a ghostly force begins attacking Evernight--and targeting Bianca--she learns a shocking truth about her past that will forever change her future.

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By MissPageTurner 07 Mar 2012 4

The story of Bianca and Lucas enters another paranormal round, in STARGAZER vampires meet ghosts. These ghost-like beings are called wraiths and might be new to the reader, but have a long history that has in some way always related to vampire's. We learn more about their history and also the origin of the supernatural beings that inhabit the Evernight universe.

Stars and astronomy are a present motive in this series. They support the melancholic and romantic aspect of our lover's relationship. This part of Lucas' and Bianca's story is all about longing!

The title STARGAZER suggests a romantic and dreamy read which this novel definitely offers. But like many other second novels in a series, this one is a bit slow and uneventful, too.

Bianca expands the relationships to fellow classmates and also to characters that could threaten her life any instant, but that is what makes it more interesting. And also new villains are always needed, so Gray introduces a few more of them.

Gray's writing and her varied vocabulary fit the novel's spirit and fill her cast and dialogues with substance.

In comparison to other vampire novels, STARGAZER throws light on the transformation aspect of vampires. It's interesting that the concept of vampires is not rigid, but malleable.

THE VERDICT

I give it 3,5/5 stars.

A romantic and melancholic novel that is supported by a skilled writing. Spend your evenings stargazing and your nights reading STARGAZER, the sequel to EVERNIGHT!

By TeensReadToo 01 Oct 2010 4

As her second year at Evernight Academy begins, Bianca wants nothing more than to see her boyfriend, Lucas, again. But the distance between them - she the daughter of two vampires, he a trained vampire hunter - makes her wonder if they'll ever be together.

So when Lucas manages to get a message to her, arranging to meet in secret, she's willing to do anything to make that happen. Even if it means sneaking around the school trying to discover the secret Lucas's family so desperately wants to discover. Even if it means pretending to date Balthazar, Lucas's rival, as an excuse to leave school grounds.

As if all that didn't complicate her life enough, Bianca realizes there's something scarier than vampires lurking within Evernight's walls. Something that has a particular interest in her. Soon, Bianca finds herself questioning everything she thought she knew: about vampires, about her love for Lucas, and about who and what she really is.

Fans of EVERNIGHT will be delighted with this sequel, which offers the same passionate romance and Gothic mystery as the first book, combined with intriguing new characters and conflicts. Bianca continues to struggle to take control of her destiny, balancing strength and vulnerability. Supporting characters like Balthazar and Raquel, Bianca's human friend, reveal more of their complex histories.

Readers may find that, for everything that happens, rather little is resolved, but that will only make them all the more eager for the third volume of this intense and suspenseful series.

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"Stephenie Meyer fans will find similar rewards in the flashes of humor; the terrifying battle between ancient, supernatural societies; and the steamy romance in which love bites aren't just a euphemism."--Booklist