Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Stargazer (Evernight #2) by Claudia Gray

Stargazer (Evernight, #2)
Blurb  (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....

Stargazer by Claudia Gray

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Stargazer (Evernight, #2)(Source: I own a copy of this book.)
This is the second book in the ‘Evernight’ series, and kicks off at the start of the new school year.
Bianca is back, she’s still a baby vampire, and still in love with Lucas and he’s still a vampire hunter.
Desperately trying to stay in touch they send clandestine notes, and arrange secret meetings, but things are never going to be easy for them.

Bianca’s also got a ghostly problem – a wraith that seems to be haunting the school, or maybe haunting her.
Can Bianca and Lucas ever be together? How long before their secret is revealed? And why is the wraith haunting Bianca?

This was an okay YA paranormal romance, and once again there were some twists that I didn’t see coming.

Thankfully Bianca was a little less whiney in this book, although she did still have her moments. She was still pretty self-involved, and selfish though, and didn’t think anything of hanging out with vampire hunters and rescuing vampires who she had no idea about. She was also pretty determined to have a relationship with Lucas, and turn him into a vampire, because that was what SHE wanted.
Lucas to me was pretty untrustworthy, and I’m not really sure where the pair of them think this relationship is going. I really don’t see how this is going to work in the long-term, and I’m wondering if Bianca should just grow up and accept this.

The storyline in this book was okay, and was improved by the little twists that were thrown in. Once again the pace was very slow though, and the story did drag a bit because of this. There were still multiple inconsistencies in the story, but it did seem like the author had tried to answer some questions raised in the first book, even though she didn’t really manage to do this successfully, credit should still be given for that.
The storyline of the wraiths was interesting, but I wasn’t really sure that I believed it. I can’t put my finger on what exactly the problem was, but I just sort of thought ‘ghosts now?’ It was all a bit too convenient. I didn’t guess the twists that we got with regards to the wraiths, but when we found out what was really going on it was a little odd. This storyline also wasn’t tied up at the end of the book.
The ending was certainly interesting, but we also ended up with a humongous cliff-hanger. I’m not sure what Bianca is going to do from here, but she’s certainly ended up in a very sticky situation.
Overall; an okay YA paranormal romance.
6.75 out of 10.

1 comment:

  1. Twists really can make a book better. I felt that way with Shudder.