Friday, May 28, 2010

Review: Stargazer by Claudia Gray

Book Description from Goodreads:

The vampire in me was closer to the surface...

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....

My Thoughts:

Bianca is still in Evernight and with each passing day, the longing gets stronger. Lucas is back with the Black Cross, hunting and killing Bianca’s kind. To keep on seeing each other, Bianca needs to lie to Mrs. Bethany, the head mistress of Evernight Academy, to her parents and to her friends.

The thirst for blood escalates with every chapter, proving that the vampire in Bianca is closer to the surface than she assumed. As Bianca’s thirst becomes stronger, an ancient evil and the enemy of the vampires comes to haunt Evernight, disturbing the sanctuary with frost and attacks and worse – appearing to single out Bianca out of all the students. This made me think. A lot. All my guesses weren’t even close to what was the truth behind the wraith attacks. And I really really loved that I wasn’t able to guess! The quality of surprise was awesome.

Claudia Gray’s second book exceeded the first one. I got to see deeper into the characters and the plot was amazing. I loved the twists Claudia weaved within the story. Unpredictable and deceiving, the events unfold with heightening danger and tension. The near-ending is a bloody and thrilling massacre that leads to a disturbing and threatening conclusion that left flashes of death, action and worry in my head even after I’ve already closed the book.

Exhilarating and suspenseful, Stargazer brings the story to a whole new level, playing with the antagonistic sides of the vampires and the wraiths and spinning the lies of Bianca’s life with the secrets behind each one of them. When Bianca discovers that the haunting is connected to her, she will find uncover a truth like no other – one that will shatter everything she believed in.



  1. Awesome review! I enjoyed this book also.

  2. Liked this one too, but I still think the third one tops them all so far! Can't wait to see what you think of it! Great review :)