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Evernight

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Bianca wants to escape. At the eerily Gothic Evernight Academy, the other students are sleek, smart, and almost predatory. Bianca knows she doesn't fit in. When she meets handsome, brooding Lucas, he warns her to be careful--even when it comes to caring about him. But the connection between them 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.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 132 x 202 x 24mm | 280g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • HarperCollins
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0061284440
  • 9780061284441
  • 24,559

Review quote

Teenage love, ancient hatred and a Romeo and Juliet-style feud fuel the fires in this compelling first-person drama. --Romantic Times BOOKclub"show more

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"Teenage love, ancient hatred and a Romeo and Juliet-style feud fuel the fires in this compelling first-person drama." Romantic Times BOOKclubshow more

Rating details

66,015 ratings
3.64 out of 5 stars
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3 27% (17,767)
2 11% (7,192)
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Our customer reviews

The Evernight academy is not like any other school. It's the perfect setting for the numerous secrets being hidden and the looming battles between ancient and hated foes. Bianca is our heroine, a young girl whose life is mostly ruled by her parents' decisions and opinions. She is an average character that has still to develop her own voice and find her way. What really surprised me is that Gray only reveals a major aspect of Bianca's character in the last third of Evernight. I was surprised to find out what Bianca really is. Bianca's parents want her to attend a new school and leave her hometown. She isn't content and tries to run away which is the best scene to encounter the reason to stay, Lucas. The most fascinating aspect about Bianca's and Lucas' relationship is that they fall in love without even knowing with whom or what. Both have secrets on their own and are less than willing to reveal them. I wonder how their differences and family conflicts can be solved, Bianca and Lucas are a really interesting couple I can't wait to read more about. I've read so many fantasy novels centring around a forbidden love story recently, but I am not tired of them yet. Evernight is not the best vampire novel I've ever read, but I really enjoyed the read, because it offers new perspectives on the genre. THE VERDICT I give it 3,5/5 stars. A gloomy school setting and a bunch of versatile characters with many secrets qualify Evernight as a good first novel in this vampire novel series. The fight between vampires against the vampire hunters of Black Cross has just begun and we can expect a lot of action and revelations in the next three books in the Evernight series.Great read for vampire fans!show more
by MissPageTurner
Also reviewed on my blog, the Vintage Bookworm. (www.vintagebookworm.blogspot.com) Evernight is amazing and has definitely made it to one of my favorite books at the moment. I couldn't put it down at all. Every time I did it kept calling to me to pick it back up. It seriously became a drug. Evernight is so filled with emotion and reality, even though it has fantasy throughout the whole book. The characters are so real. Bianca and Lucas's love for each other is so moving and heartbreaking. I can't tell you how many times I cried throughout this book. Something in Evernight, which I'm not going to tell what because it's a major spoiler, completely made me drop my book. Seriously. It caught me off guard and I just dropped the book. It took me a few seconds to pick it back up and continue on. Evernight is filled with so many things; unconditional love, suspense, great characters, original and intriguing storyline. It's just... wow. I hate myself for taking so long to read this. I had it on my shelf for a while!show more
by Amanda
LOVE THIS SERIES!!!!! It is a really good series! If you loved the Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead then you will most definitely love this series! READ IT NOW IF YOU HAVEN'T! It's worth reading the whole series! Can't wait til Afterlife (the fourth book) comes out in March this year!!!!!!!! Why can't time go faster!show more
by Claudia
Evernight Academy is a secluded boarding school, tucked away in the woods where its secrets will not be uncovered. Its secrets are prolific, lasting since its founding centuries ago. While it may seem like simply an elite boarding school, Evernight is much more than that, serving as a haven for some of the world's most hated and hunted. Vampires. Bianca is none too happy when her parents become teachers at Evernight and enroll her in the spooky school. There is something strange about the other students; they are all too poised, too confident, and too beautiful to be real. Bianca knows that she will find no true friends in that crowd, and she resigns herself to a lonely year spent with her books. When she meets Lucas, a fellow student who defies the mainstream, Bianca knows that she has found a rare friend. Lucas is gallant, courageous, and friendly. Soon, the two grow close, and Bianca can see herself falling head-over-heels for Lucas, with nothing she can do about it. Mostly, their relationship is tender and caring, but the occasional spat foreshadows a danger lurking in their future. Lucas and Bianca are no ordinary students, and both are hiding secrets from the other. When their differences surface, their love appears doomed. The forces conspiring against them are far more powerful than Bianca and Lucas could ever imagine. Lies upon lies abound, and Bianca does not know who to turn to as she finds herself caught between a life she has always known and a chance for love. Who can she trust? One rash decision could change her life and the lives of those she loves forever. Claudia Gray spins a gripping Gothic romance, weaving in threads of the supernatural and the modern. Bianca is a complex character, juggling her responsibilities to her family while trying to follow her heart. Those who enjoy vampire tales will be thrilled with EVERNIGHT for painting a comprehensive picture of vampires, showing vampire life from Bianca's unique perspective and not relegating vampires to a strictly villainous position. Gray does not stereotype her characters or pigeonhole them into traditional roles, letting the reader decide for themselves what it means to be "good" and "evil." EVERNIGHT is an excellent drama that will leave readers longing for more, but some secrets may never be revealed.show more
by TeensReadToo
What can I say about this book? When I came across this book, I didn't find the cover very appealing but I thought I'd read the book jacket anyway. It sounds like your typical teen vampire book. And the fact that it only cost me $6.80 made me question how good it could possibly be, or more possibly how good it wouldn't be. Well, as I've said before, never judge a book by its cover. And now I can add, NEVER judge it by it's price either! What an amazing introduction to the book world for Claudia grey. This book is simply amazing and I loved it to the very core. The beginning is a little slow paced but does not fail to build momentum. The characters have a strong presence from the beginning. This book is a dream come true. Without giving away too much detail, say goodbye to damsel in distress! The novel is full of twists and turns and leaves you gobsmacked. Not being able to predict the characters every move is such a breathe of fresh air! Although the book does come to a conclusion, the author was smart to also leave it open enough to make this a four novel series. I recommend this book to any vampire loving reader. I know all who enjoyed "Vampire Academy" by Richelle Mead or "Twilight" by Stephanie meyer, will enjoy the way this author has written "Evernight."show more
by Amanda
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