Thursday, April 16, 2009

Review: Stargazer by Claudia Gray

Stargazer by Claudia Gray
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Pub. Date: March 2009
Age Range: Young Adult
336pp

The vampire in me was closer to the surface . . .

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. . .

Short Review
Let's see where do I begin....I have to give props to Claudia Gray for her second installment in the Evernight Series. If you enjoyed Evernight then you will not be disappointed. I have to say Stargazer was even better than Evernight. The characters are well developed and the plot is outstanding. How can you not root for Bianca and Lucas? They have been through so much and it's only getting tougher with other forces that threaten their relationship. Bianca is still discovering about what it is to be a vampire along with a few surprises in the mix and Lucas is learning to deal with what he's always believed about vampires.

Claudia Gray also explores other characters that we have come to love and she introduces us to new characters in this book and I just have to say I want more Balthazar (Can I just say hot!!). I'm marking my calendar for the third installment Hourglass.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

30 comments :

  1. This book sounds amazing.
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  2. Sounds like a sweet read, great review :)

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  3. I love any vampire book! I'm a follower & I posted on my sidebar http://bridget3420.blogspot.com

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  4. I love vampire books. Please include me in your giveaway. I am a follower.
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  5. I've been wanting to read this sequel for a WHILE. I really want to know what'll happen next w/ Bianca!!!

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  7. We both really enjoyed Evernight! Put us in & we're following!

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  8. This is the one I want to win! Not that the others weren't REALLY tempting but I've read and own Evernight.

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  9. I have Evernight, but haven't gotten a chance to read it yet, but the series sounds good! Love a chance to enter! And I'm also following (I feel so stalkerish saying that, lol)

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  12. I've heard a lot of great things about this one!

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  13. Liked the first book in the series and can't wait to read this one!!

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  14. Hm, not in the vampire moment but I am still curious about the series. =)

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  16. I loved evernight! So I can't wait until i read stargazer. Vampire books are great! I am follower. Please enter me in the giveaway!

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  17. This sounds like a great series!

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  18. I absolutely loved Evernight. Please enter me for this in the giveaway. I was glad to see you think it is better than the first. I cant wait to get the chance to read it.

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  19. I love stories set at boarding schools or colleges, especially supernatural stories! This looks like a lot of fun. It's so rare that a sequel is better than the first in a series, so I'm excited to hear that this one exceeds the first.

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  20. I agree with Violet. I love books that take place away from home, like boarding schools and whatnot. Vampires are a new favorite of mine as well, so yay!!!

    -Lauren

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  21. This books sounds pretty good! I haven't read the 1st book yet but I'd be very motivated to read it if I won. Please enter me for this book. : )

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  22. I just finished Evernight a few days ago. Can't wait to read this one!

    I've added myself as a follower and am looking forward to reading your reviews!

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  23. This sounds like an amazing book. Yet another entry to my tbr list!
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  25. I have Evernight and am DEFINITELY going to read it soon, but I've heard great things about it!

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  26. I've heard good things about this series. It's totally on my TBR list.

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  27. Another good one! And #3 soon to follow! Please include me in the contest.
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  29. I followed and I commented. Sounds like an interesting book.

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  30. Love the vampires man! They were my first love, followed by werewolves (and other were-animals, naturally!). Just about any book with a vampire is bound to be good, take "Dracula" or "The Historian", both vampire(ish, on the 2nd title) books, both wonderful!

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