Friday, 12 June 2009

Review - Stargazer / Claudia Gray

Summary - 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. . . .

Review - Well Claudia Gray lost me on this one. Sure there was heaps more Balthazar (always a good thing) but there wasn't enough in this novel to really capture my interest or enthrall me. The only thing that excited me what a scene between Bianca and Balty that was rudely interrupted by a wraith. That's not enough to make the other 331 pages worth the read.

Lucas bores me. Raquel annoys me. There's not enough of Vic or Ranulph. Charity is a bland and boring villain. In fact, Bianca is pretty bland and boring herself. That being said, I will read Hourglass just to find out what happens. But my interest in the Black Cross is non-existent and the only person (scrap that, vampire) I give two hoots about is left behind.

Overrated, underwritten and clearly created as a paper thin bridge in a larger series. Not good enough. A lukewarm twist doesn't a good book make.

Published: June 2009
Format: Paperback, 332 pages
Publisher: HarperCollins Aust.
Origin: USA
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prophecygirl said...

Eek! I haven't read this one yet, but I know what you mean about filler books in series. They ain't good. I hope Hourglass redeems this one for you!

Diana Dang said...

You can get so far with a vampire school themed story.

Natalie Hatch said...

Bring on Ranulf... trying to work his way into modern society must be a pain. He could have his own comedy series.

Anonymous said...

Did you know Balthazar is getting his own book? It will come out after Evernight book 4, Afterlife.

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Adele said...

Go for it!

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Alex, the link to the author's site works. If you are seeking an illegal copy etc...this isn't the place. I really don't know what link you are looking for...