Thursday, April 29, 2010


Bianca will risk everything to be with Lucas.
After escaping from Evernight Academy, the vampire boarding school where they met, Bianca and Lucas take refuge with Black Cross, a fanatical group of vampire hunters. Bianca must hide her supernatural heritage or risk certain death at their hands. But when Black Cross captures her friend—the vampire Balthazar—hiding is no longer an option.
Soon, Bianca and Lucas are on the run again, pursued not only by Black Cross, but by the powerful leaders of Evernight. Yet no matter how far they travel, Bianca can't escape her destiny.
Bianca has always believed their love could survive anything . . . but can it survive what's to come?

Beth says 4 Stars...

I've really enjoyed this series. This one was no exception, but I honestly take it for what it is. This series is a fun, typical paranormal romance. This book created a dramatic change of setting from the Evernight Academy, which I appreciated. I know from experience that hearing about a boarding school can get really boring to those who aren't there. It was also interesting to see how (and if ) the characters changed once they left that environment. It offered an opportunity to increase the depth of everyone, one that Gray did not fully seize upon.

The plot was fairly interesting. It was actually much faster paced in the middle, and the small bits of slowness came at the beginning and the end, something unusual. The action moved in an unexpected way, but that's when it began to slow down near the end of the book. The depth of the characters wasn't really explored because the entire book was run by the action, the romantic relationship of Lucas and Bianca, and also giving us some background information. I felt that Gray definitely expanded upon her world, which was something that I had been waiting for.

Overall, this is still a fun series. It's a bit like everything else on the shelves, but it doesn't make it bad. This third volume was a touch of an improvement over Stargazer, but still left a little to be desired. However, it was a really enjoyable read. If you want some slightly angsty vampire fluff, this is perfect. This would make a great guilty pleasure/beach read and it's out just in time for summer.
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