Friday, May 07, 2010

Stargazer by Claudia Gray

Genre: YA Fantasy
Series: Evernight  #2
Copyright: 2009
Pages: 329
Book Source: Own Purchase

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 begins at the start of a new school year at Evernight. It features the familiar gothic setting, a new supernatural element, some surprise new characters and many of the old characters I came to know and love, and yes I got my wish... more, more, more Balthazar! Stargazer is darkly romantic, intriguing and a very entertaining second installment in the Evernight series.

The Romeo/Juliet star-crossed lovers theme reaches an all new level with the Lucas/Bianca//Balthazar love triangle really complicating things. I must confess that once again I waas rooting for Balty but everyone knows you don't always fall in love with the most sensible choice... if only it were that easy.

For me Stargazer was a much more enjoyable read than Evernight, not so much teen angst, plenty of trademark twists and turns, enough action to keep the pages turning at a cracking pace even though very little is actually resolved, but *grr* to cliffhanger endings that have you kicking yourself for NOT having the next book at hand!

Hourglass was released in March 2010 and hopefully my copy is winging its way to me right now. The final book in the series, Afterlife is due for release March 2011. Visit Claudia Gray's website to find out more.

See my review of the first book in this series - Evernight.


6 comments:

  1. The main reasons I didn't start this series is because I'm waiting for the PB version of Hourglass to be released in 62 days *lol* I'm pretty sure that I'll indulge myself with the first book within next month though. Have heard a lot of great stories regarding this book and I think reading your reviews have proven it a lot. I'm interested to read about all these love triangle things. I'm pretty sure it is yummy ;)

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  2. Oh I like star crossed lovers and these two sure sounds like that.

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  3. I will have to try and get to this series since I have the first 2 books sitting silently on my bookshelf collecting dust!

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  4. How spooky, I am readin this one at the moment. I am struggling to get into at the moment, but i think that is just because I am tired.

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  5. I wanted to read the first and now I see that you enjoyed #2 better so I must move on that!!!

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