23 April, 2012

Evernight Series


Bianca Olivier comes to Evernight Academy, only to realize that she is destined to become a vampire. Meanwhile, she falls in love with a human, Lucas Ross. But Lucas is hiding a dark, deadly secret, that could separate them forever.


Bianca and Lucas are separated, and Bianca would do anything to be with him, even if it means to deceive the powerful vampires of Evernight. This forces her to live a life of lies, but she isn't the only one keeping shocking secrets.


Bianca has found refuge with Black Cross, a vampire hunting group, bent on destroying her kind. Within months, Bianca befriends many of the hunters, but has no fun being in Black Cross, and she is reluctant to leave with Lucas. However, many old faces return and try to claim her as their own.


Bianca and Lucas return to Evernight, as a wraith and vampire respectively. Lucas is facing demons, both personal and supernatural. Bianca must help him fight the demons inside him - and face her destiny at last.
 ~~ Summary from Wikipedia ~~


The Fantasy Series  includes Humans, Human Vampire Hunters, Vampires and Ghosts. It is initially set in Evernight Academy where Bianca arrives with her parents. It is here that she realizes that her destiny is out her control and falls in love with a human Lucas. Over the four books in the series, Bianca and Lucas faces and overcomes a lot of hurdles against all odds. Slowly we are also introduced the concept of Ghosts and the comparison between Vampires and Ghosts is handled very well.

When I started reading this series, I was aware that it was a fantasy series involving Vampires. But the way the author introduces us to the vampires in the novel is just awesome. The story begins as the story of a girl called Bianca and just when you start to forget that this is a fantasy novel with Vampires, Claudia hits you with it! The relationship between Bianca and Lucas is dark and strong. You cannot help but fall in love with them as a couple because even though they are young and so different from each other, they make it work like there are no differences between them.

There are two other characters in the story that I particularly liked. One is Balthazar and the other is Dana. Balthazar is one of the oldest vampires at Evernight Academy. He is a gentleman, a good friend and loves Bianca even though that love is not reciprocated. Through the series we see him as a stable and dependable character. He and Bianca form a very compassionate relationship, that is different yet similar from Bianca & Lucas's relationship. I couldn't help but love and respect Balthazar. Dana on the other hand is a dynamic character. She is introduced to us as Lucas's best friend and an expert Vampire hunter. When Lucas's own family turns against him, Dana stands by and helps him out showing a trait of fierce loyalty to her friend.

Overall, Claudia Gray manages to keep her readers enthralled with her plot and her flow of writing.  This is a must read for all Fantasy novel lovers. I just can't wait to get my hands on her next Novel "Balthazar"!!!


13 comments:

  1. I've only read Evernight, but I want to get to the rest soon, I just haven't found the time to make a trip to my library. :( But this is a great review! Hopefully you'll get to read Balthazar soon! :)

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  2. Evernight is on my wish list, but, frankly, I am a little of vampires so trying to read other speculative fiction. Your review is excellent.

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  3. I loved this series till the end. Now I have Balthazar's book waiting to be read!!

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  4. I read the Evernight Series by Claudia Gray and would agree with your review! The series held my interest, and I too loved Balthazar, and can't wait to read his story!

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  5. I really liked this series and was pleasantly surprised by the ending. It wasn't what I expected and I really liked it. I have Balthazar in my TBR pile, just waiting to be read.

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  6. I really liked this series! I definitely have to read Balthazar's book.

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  7. Evernight series is one of my favorite series, I like the character, Bianca , Lucas and Balthazar but I'm so really hate Charity, the trouble maker

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  8. I read half of Evernight and then never finished because I had other things I was reading. After reading your review, I know I need to pick it up again! Thanks for sharing!

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  9. You made me want to finally finish the series now! Thanks!

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  10. This series has been collecting dust on my shelf for a really, really long time... I'll have to get to them soon!

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  11. I think I'll have to re-read this series, it's been too long!

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  12. Loved your review! I read this series awhile ago and LOVED it! I couldn't put these books down! And I bought Balthazar when it first came out and I haven't had the chance to read it yet. I see that your currently reading it and can't wait to see what your review on that one!!

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  13. I would love to read this series, it sounds great! I like to wait until all of the books in a series are out so I can read from start to finish without waiting!

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