By: Claudia Gray
Pages: 336, 329 and 352
Publisher: Harper Collins Publishers Inc
As per my last give away I will not be posting the synopsis for every book right here. It will just make the post miles longer than necessary. If you click on the link in the titles it will take you to the right place to read them all. I am also refusing to give away ANY spoilers to these books. Which makes reviewing them all little tedious because the whole point of the story comes out about half way into the first book. So bare with my rushed generalized review and please just believe me when I say you NEED to read these books!
The Evernight Series is aimed at young adults. It has the usual teen outcast and angst with a twist, which I'm not going to tell you about, so ner.
Our main character Bianca is hauled off to boarding school. Not because she is a bad kid, but because her parents take teaching jobs there. Bianca is none too impressed with this but really it's for her own good (still not telling you why though :P)
She attempts to run away on her first day of school. It's a really lame attempt, but the point is she meets a certain young chap on her little travels... Lucas. Lucas warns her to stay away from him, you know, all of that "I'm bad for you" stuff that normally makes teenage girls just swoon even more.
Though Bianca is an outcast (not cool enough for the well traveled rich kids but not uncool enough for the social rejects) she does manage to find a couple of stragglers to call friends. Upon hearing about Lucas they warn Bianca to stay away from him too (gee isn't that like shoving a horses head in water to make it drink?)
But little does everyone know, there are secrets that will actually bring them together anyway. Plus teen lust kinda over takes most opinions on people.
Reasons to read this book...Because I said so!
What? Not a vaild enough reason for you?
Fine, read it because although this is a young adult novel it doesn't center it's entire time line around the school structure. The high school setting feels more incedental that integral.
Gray has some fresh new takes on an old genre. She manages to entwine her ideas with old ideas nicely.
The teenagers in the novel don't seem to be horny little angst dwellers like most YA fiction. There is a bit of the expected lust and woe is me, but it doesn't make me wince or give me stabbing pains in my head due to me wanting to beat sense into the characters.
So there you have it, my review that doesn't seem like much of a review because I so don't want to give anything away before you have read the book.
Give away details:
For commenting on this post you will recieve 1 entry
If you put my grab button on your blog you will get 2 additional entries.
So you can get 3 entries in total.
This is open internationally. Although there are restrictions.
This week I will be ordering the books from Amazon for the overseas readers. Book Depository does not have Hourglass in stock so I won't be ordering with them.
For any Aussie readers I can order from Booktopia.
As per last week, I am more than happy to purchase a gift card on Amazon so that you can have the books on Kindle instead if you so choose.
So now that is all out of the way please enter away!!
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