Saturday, April 2, 2011

Book Review: Stargazer (Evernight #2) by Claudia Gray









Title: Stargazer (Evernight #2)
Author: Claudia Gray
Publisher: HarperTeen
Publishing Date: Feb 2010
Length: 352 pages
Genre: YA, fantasy, paranormal romance
Source: Gifted

 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....

 Summary by Goodreads






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.



1) we enjoy stargazing
2) it’s romantic and melancholic, just as we like our love stories
3) Desdemona is innocent
4) of a charming secondary character cast
5) of Gray’s skilled writing
 



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! 






* For those of you who haven't already started this series, check out its first novel- EVERNIGHT!
 
* Make sure to visit www.claudiagray.com

* You can access a sneak peak of STARGAZER here !  
 

2 comments:

  1. I enjoyed this novel back when I read it for the first time. Afterwards, I lost interest in the series. It came out at the same time as Twilight so I don't think it has gotten much recognition, and everyone expects it to live up to the same par as Twilight, but it's great in its own way.

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  2. l loved this book but l do feel the series gets better and better!

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