Bianca wants to escape.
She's been uprooted from her small hometown and enrolled at Evernight Academy, an eerie Gothic boarding school where the students are somehow too perfect: smart, sleek, and almost predatory. Bianca knows she doesn't fit in.
Then she meets Lucas. He's not the "Evernight type" either, and he likes it that way. Lucas ignores the rules, stands up to the snobs, and warns Bianca to be careful—even when it comes to caring about him.
"I couldn't stand it if they took it out on you," he tells Bianca, "and eventually they would."
But the connection between Bianca and Lucas 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.
I thought Evernight was good, I think the only thing that I didn't connect to was how abruptly it began and how abruptly it turned from what seemed like a non paranormal read turned into a supernaturally engrossed book.
That was probably mostly my fault because I grabbed this book on the spur of the moment because I got it for fifteen cents and I liked the cover.
Yes, guilty... I'm a cover buyer. There are a great many times I just look at a cover and I grab without ever having read to see what the book was about.
This habit has lead to some great finds and not so great ones yet this is one that I felt was a good one. It did take me a little over half way into the book before I really felt drawn into the characters and the story which is why I think I went out and got the second book after the cliff hanger ending left me frustrated.
It wasn't a fantastic or exciting read for me but it was interesting none the less. I didn't feel the need to go beyond the second book just because it felt like it echoed many other YA paranormals I had been reading at the time so much that I felt like I was reading the same book over again.
If you're into YA paranormal books this is a decent series to invest in but if you lean toward something more mature and exciting you might want to look somewhere else.
Krissy's Bookshelf Reviews purchased a print copy. All thoughts, comments and ratings are my own.
Krissy's Bookshelf Reviews purchased a print copy for personal collection.
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