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Evernight by Claudia Gray
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Evernight (2009)

by Claudia Gray

Series: Evernight (1)

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Sixteen-year-old Bianca, a new girl at the sinister Evernight boarding school, finds herself drawn to another outsider, Jared, but dark forces threaten to tear them apart and destroy Bianca's entire world.
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Evernight by Claudia Gray (2009)

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At first i thought this book was going to end up like all those other YA books with star-crossed lovers, boarding school, and vampires. But it didn't completely follow what happens in those plots of other books. And i liked the main twist of story setup. I'm not going to say what it is, but it was nice. ( )
  xofelf | Apr 5, 2022 |
J’étais vraiment très excitée à l’idée de lire ce livre, j’avais prévu de le faire juste après Twilight mais j’avais eu ma dose de vampires en ce temps-là.

Evernight contient plusieurs éléments qu’on rencontre très souvent dans les livres : école privée, vampires, amour interdit, héroine qui manque d’assurance et le beau et mystérieux nouveau gars. Cependant, je pensais sérieusement que l’auteur allait manier ces éléments d’une façon originale et me surprendre. Je ne savais pas à quel point j’allais être surprise !

Le livre se sépare en deux parties distinctes :

J’ai beaucoup aimé la première partie, l’histoire se déroule comme dans n’importe quel livre YA : une jeune fille entame sa première année dans une école prestigieuse du nom de Evernight où ses parents exercent tous deux comme professeurs, les élèves sont quelques peu bizarres avec leurs beauté extravagante et leur intelligence mais elle arrive à s’intégrer, elle se fait des amis comme Balthazar et Courtney et elle réussit même à trouver l’amour dans les bras de Lucas. Même s’il réagit bizarrement en présence des autres étudiants, il se montre très gentil et aimant avec elle, jusqu’au soir du bal où les choses basculent et qu’elle mord Lucas et par « mordre » je veux dire « vampire-morsure ».

C’est là que commence la deuxième partie du livre qui commence par le moment où j’ai crié WTF ???!!!

En lisant le synopsis on peut facilement deviner que Evernight est une école pour vampires qui, un peu à la Vampire Knight, fait cohabiter les créatures de la nuit avec les humains (qui ignorent leur vraie nature) dans une sorte de trêve de paix. On devine aussi que Lucas est un vampire qui va tomber amoureux de notre héroïne mais détrompez vous mes chers ! C’est bien tout le contraire car c’est Bianca le vampire ! Et devinez quoi ? elle le sait !

Je n’ai jamais autant choquée durant toute ma vie de bouquineuse, j’étais obligée de mettre le livre de côté pour me remettre du choc ; qu’elle le morde sans en avoir conscience, que ses pouvoirs se réveillent dans un moment de haute tension sexuelle j’aurais pu le comprendre, mais que depuis tout le début de l’histoire mademoiselle nous fait croire que le tout le monde autour d’elle agit bizarrement et qu’elle n’a pas la moindre idée de ce qui se passe, alors là !! Il n’y a même pas eu de petits indices susceptibles de semer le doute ! Rien ! Nada !

C’est ce grand moment de confusion qui a gâché le quelque peu de plaisir que j’éprouvais en lisant, soudainement Bianca se mettait à parler de son vampirisme naturellement, de ce que ses parents lui racontaient quand elle était petite, des changements qui allaient se produire et affecter son organisme et surtout sa relation avec Lucas car il n’était pas un vampire (comme je le croyais) ni un simple humain mais un chasseur de vampires.

Malgré le grand WTF l’auteur a réussi remettre son récit sur les rails et à le rendre très intéressant même si vampire/chasseur fut exploitée plusieurs fois, je repris goût à l’histoire et je suis même parvenue à aimer Lucas (pas autant que Balthazar) mais assez pour vouloir en apprendre plus sur les Black Cross et lire la suite des tomes.
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  Ash600 | Mar 19, 2021 |
I liked this book (3.5/5) but it could have been even better if it the shocking revelation in the middle of the book (if you read the book you know what I'm talking about) had been disclosed in a different way...

***WARNING: SPOILER!!!!!***

The idea of keeping the detail of Bianca's true nature secret isn't a bad one per se, but I think the author kept it hanging for too long creating a whole storyline (mostly revolving around Bianca's insecurities and self-doubts) that, after that turning point, doesn't make any sense. Bianca's attidute regarding Evernight strongly clash with the reality of her situation: after all she is a vampire (she had known since she was a baby) and she is going to a school where vampires are the norm instead of attending one in where she's the only vampire among humans...so why she's felling like an outcast now and not then?? I understand she's still different from them (born and not made) but at least now she have people who share her secret...shouldn't that be an improvement?!

Lucas' revelation however was disclosed quite well: during the book there are various hints about his strange home-life (and his attitude at times was highly suspicious) but we find out about his real motives to attend Evernight only in the end and still it's all perfectly coherent with his character (unlike Bianca's case).

From the supporting characters Vic & Balthazar are, by far, my favourites and I hope they'll make an appearence in the next book... ( )
  Lara-IT | Feb 3, 2021 |
This book was amazing. From the first page it held my attention and I couldn't stop reading it until the end. Now I'm going crazy, waiting get my hands on the second book. As I am a sucker for forbidden romance this book was perfect. Bianca and Lucas's relationships is so beautiful and I love how they love each other even when they should hate each other.
I cannot wait to read read more about them in the second book. ( )
  AllAndAnyBooks | Sep 17, 2020 |
taken from my blog: YumYA Books

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Bianca Oliver knew her life had changed when her parents uprooted her from her from her small hometown, her old friends, her old life, and sent her to Evernight Academy. Everyone at the eerie gothic boarding school is different to Bianca. They’re sleek, elegant, and …almost predatory.

Then Bianca meets Lucas. He’s like her – an outcast. And he likes it that way. He ignores the rules, stands up to snobs, and cautions Bianca to be careful – especially about fitting in.

But then Bianca finds out that she actually does fit in. That she’s the ‘Evernight type’ after all. But despite this, she is determined to make it work with Lucas. But her dark secret is destined to tear them apart… and Bianca soon finds out that Lucas was hiding something life changing himself.

My thoughts:

Evernight is one of my favourite books. It was one of the first paranormal romance novels I read (before I even read Twilight). I first borrowed it from my school library a couple of years ago and I read it in less than a day. My friend at the time and I went around the library picking out random books and borrowing them for each other and my friend picked out Evernight and borrowed it for me, daring me to read it. So, like the daredevil that I am, I read it. And boy, did I love it. I ended up borrowing the sequel and counting down the days until the next books came out.

Bianca is a very nice character. She’s lived her whole life in the same town and suddenly she’s being sent to a strange, scary boarding school where she knows no one and she doesn’t fit in.

When I first read this book I thought it’d be the usual idea of the girl finding out the guy is a vampire and her whole world turns upside down. Evernight is much different. It has an amazing twist that just makes the story immediately much more exciting. The whole idea of two people who come from completely different worlds falling for each other yet being torn between living the life they’ve always known and being together has always enticed me. Evernight shows this wonderfully and that’s probably one of the reasons I love it so much.

I was very surprised twice during this book. It’s hard for an author to shock me once, let alone twice. I think this happens to everyone who reads it. The reader assumes they know what’s going to happen but Claudia Gray is a great writer and manages to shock everyone when a secret is told.

Gray creates wonderful characters and an action filled plot that makes you want to read more. ( )
  angelgay | Jul 1, 2020 |
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Coleman, Sarah JaneHand letteringsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Sixteen-year-old Bianca, a new girl at the sinister Evernight boarding school, finds herself drawn to another outsider, Jared, but dark forces threaten to tear them apart and destroy Bianca's entire world.

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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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