by Claudia Gray
Published Feburary 10th 2009
Why I Picked This Up: Needed vampires! Reviews said it was good and many goodreads friends loved it.
Why You Should Read This: Interesting Vampire story with some hot characters. Very Hex Hall with vampires. This came out first but I read Hex Hall first so I felt like they were very similar.
Bianca is upset her parents are making her attend Evernight Academy. They plan to teach there and believe it will be a great opportunity for her. She longs to run away and even plans on pretending to do so because she wants her parents to change their minds. But she runs into Lucas who hates the school as much as she does. The first 100 pages mostly consist of her thoughts of him. She is dying to see him again but when she does he ignores her. Very slow beginning. She has some rude roommates and a lot of stuck up classmates. She longs for Lucas.
I didn't see much in Lucas at first. Why she so badly wanted him I didn't really understand. She makes friends with a new hot student Balthazar whom I loved! As the story progress we discover many hidden secrets about Evernight and it's students. Not everyone is who they seem to be. With one of the student's stalking Bianca's friend Raquel, Bianca is sure there is evil at the school. This book has quite a few surprises! I accidentally spoiled myself on the first one while reading reviews so I want to keep quiet for people that haven't read it but I thought it made for an interesting twist. The second surprise I totally saw coming but enjoyed. The end of the book picks up with some action. While not totally loving this book I found it enjoyable and plan to continue in the series with hopes of a bit more excitement and of course for more Balthazar!
"I apologized to her once for spending less time with her, but she blew it off. "You're in love. That makes you actually kind of boring to people who aren't in love. You know, the sane ones."
"People get stupid when they're in love; people want what they can't have; and the years between ages twelve and eighteen always, always suck."
RATING: 3/5 Fangs!