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Evernight (Evernight, Book 1) (original 2009; edition 2009)

by Claudia Gray

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Title:Evernight (Evernight, Book 1)
Authors:Claudia Gray
Info:HarperTeen (2009), Edition: 1 Reprint, Paperback, 352 pages
Collections:Your library, To read

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Sinceramente credevo fosse una cavolata mostruosa. Non posso non ammettere che mi sono avvicinata a questo libro con uno scetticismo assoluto.
forse è per questo che, alla fine, l'ho chiuso sospirando "Cavolo, credevo peggio...Leggerò anche il secondo. Tascabile però!"

Diciamo che è la classica storia, assolitamente banale, che si svolge in una scuola per vampiri. Va bene, inizio comune a quasi il 60% dei libri sui vampiri. Non potevo fermarmi a questo.

La storia è scorrevole, interessante e raramente ci inceppa. Nel complesso un buon romanzo rilassante, niente di eccezionale ma meritevole di essere letto, soprattutto dai più giovani o da chi, come me, dopo una gionata sui libri universitati necessita di un po' di relax.

Diciamo che ho apprezzato molto il fatto che la situazione sembra ribaltarsi dal solito stereotipi della bella fanciulla che si innamorara del fascinoso vampiro. Diciamo che è stata una buona mossa!
Ciò che invece non mi è piaciuto è il fatto che tutta questa buona mossa sembra 'forzata'. Assolutamente forzata. Mi spiego.

Per tutta l'introduzione al romanzo tutti sembrano assolutamente normali. Troppo normali! L'unica schizzata della situazione sembra essere l'amica umana di Bianca che non dorme la notte perchè qualcuno o qualcosa l'assilla. Dal tetto.

Per il resto è tutto completamente e perfettamente normale.

Poi, improvvisamente la situazione si ribalta. Di normale non c'è nulla. Tutti sono vampiri. Perfino personaggi principali come i genitori di Bianca scopriamo essere vampiri di mille anni. Non dico che l'idea non fosse buona, ma poteva essere strutturata meglio, il colpo di scena è riuscito, senza dubbio. Ma lascia l'amara sensazione al lettore che sia troppo artificioso.
Avrebbe dovuto seminare qualche minuscolo indizio, qualcosa... O far credere che Bianca non sapesse dei suoi genitori. Non lo so. Improvvisamente sappiamo che Bianca sa dei suoi genitori, sa di essere un 'vampiro' speciale... Non lo so, ripeto. Idea buona ma giocata male.

Per il resto, continuo a ripetere che ho apprezzato la lettura del libro e che sicuramente cercherò di leggere anche il secondo. Tre stelline. Non male. ( )
  Nasreen44 | Jun 8, 2017 |
ATTENTION: There may be a little spoiler for those who have not yet read the book, so read on at your own risk. :-)


Well, I don't know exactly what to say about this book.

I guess I can start off with the negative..Which I think there will be more negative than positive.


A large majority of the book was a total bore...The definition of bore you might ask? Or even if you do know, I am going to give it anyway because if fits perfectly with how I felt about this book most of the time.

1. make somebody uninterested: to make somebody lose interest and so feel tired and annoyed
2. something that bores: somebody or something regarded as wholly uninteresting or tiresome

Pay close attention to TIRED, ANNOYED, & TIRESOME..

I understand about giving the history...but come on! Give me some action.

This book reminded me a lot of Fallen & Twilight. With some of the story line...Except that Bianca was the vampire. But they had the same unnatural clingy'ness that Edward and Bella had. And some parts of the book I would read would make me think the author had taken some ideas from Fallen.

Bianca felt like she couldn't live or move on with life without Lucas. And Lucas had that same reaction towards her.

Now, that we are on Lucas, he is one of those that makes you want to hate him..Then he does something that you change your mind..Until he does something stupid and then you like him all over again. So throughout the story..You're very much leery of him.

And I HATED strongly disliked Bianca's parents. Especially Dad. Dad was an ass to say the least. And I guess there may be a reason in behind him being an asshole..But they never gave reason...And they sheltered her way too much....If she is to grow into the vampire you want her to be, then there comes a time that sheltering needs to stop..Especially after she bites someone for the first time.

Now, I guess I can go on to the few positive that I have about this story....

The only reason I continued on with the story was because I wanted to know what happened between these two and there were some questions I had that needed answering.

The two people I actually liked in the story was Balthazar & Raquel. Balthazar was real with her without being overly mean. Raquel, although she seemed kind of emo'ish & always down on herself, she seemed like a sweet young woman who just wanted acceptance and wasn't getting it from her parents. I did notice that Claudia Gray wrote a book based on Balthazar...

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Will I read it? I don't know. If I can get through at least book 2 in the Evernight series..I MIGHT...It all depends on how I feel about book 2 and if I can get through the others. I will make that decision later I guess.

But my FAVORITE was is VIC...He was happy, funny, always smiling & just always tried to see the positive in everything. He was Lucas's roommate and best friend.

Now, what roll these 3 will play in the next book I don't know. I'm sure they're in the story for a reason, and the ones you love the most, sometimes are the ones who end up causing the most damage sometimes.

Is that to say I will go on to the next book? I probably will...I want to know what happens next. I won't say I will finish the whole series but I will take it according to how I feel about the next book I read. If I like Stargazer...

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Then I will go on to....

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And so on.

I just hope book two is better than this one. And I am in hopes that it has more action. Although I don't mind the romance in books, but thats not why I get them..If I wanted just romance and not the action that Fantasy gives, I would read strictly romance! IJS....

:-) ( )
  obridget2 | May 14, 2017 |
Seriously, though...why would any girl go for Lucas when Balthazar wanted her?! ( )
  benandhil | Sep 28, 2016 |
"4 out of 5 stars! It's another vamp teenage read ... but it definitely kept me reading. And even though I expected some of the twists before hand ... that never got in the way."

Read more of my review here: http://frommetoyouvideophoto.blogspot.com/2009/12/taking-journey-enjoying-ride-b... ( )
  fromjesstoyou | Mar 21, 2016 |
OK!! I am shocked!! I was reading and reading! I reached chapter 7 and then BOOM!! The story was leading to some point but I am not sure I get what is going on! How could Bianca not know that she was a vampire?
Ok! She knows but she is confusing me!
Another shocker is Chapter 15!! Lucas is a Vampire Hunter!!! I knew something was wrong when je said to Bianca:"Don't ask me to do this. Don't give me that chance." But this I wasn't expecting! Great Book! I liked that there is a character named Dana just like me ;) ( )
  mrsdanaalbasha | Mar 12, 2016 |
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Bianca must attend Evernight Academy when her parents take jobs as teachers there. Evernight is a school that has been strictly for vampires in the past, but now also admits humans. After her small town upbringing, it is hard for Bianca to make the transition to a school where most of the other students are rich, beautiful and snobby. She falls for Lucas, a student who, like her, is a social outsider, and he becomes her boyfriend. Suprising events unfold, and Bianca must decide who she wants to be.
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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.

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Sixteen-year-old Bianca, a new girl at the sinister Evernight boarding school, finds herself drawn to another outsider, Lucas, but dark forces threaten to tear them apart and destroy Bianca's entire world.

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