Monday, April 29, 2013

Review: Evernight

Evernight by Claudia Gray

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Please note: Read in August, 2008 from a copy provided by Amazon Vine in exchange for an honest review.

Genre: Urban Fantasy
Reading Level: Young Adult

My Synopsis: Bianca has lived her entire 16 years in a small town - Arrowhead - until her parents take jobs as teachers at prestigious Evernight Academy. Evernight is populated by students who are mostly beautiful, and all rich. Bianca, being terminally shy, has a difficult time fitting in with this crowd and becomes friends with several of the new students, who also are outsiders.

A twist about half-way through causes Bianca to realize more about herself than she really wanted to know. In love with Lucas Ross, she is forced to confront her beliefs in the world as she has been taught.

My Thoughts: This is a terrifically fun read, and one I could recommend most strongly. It is written to be accessible to the junior high to high school crowd, and will be probably most loved by those who consider themselves to be "outsiders" - the shy and the lonely. That should not deter you from reading this very well-written book by a new author who I hope to see more from.

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