Waiting on Wednesday

29 December 2010

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights an upcoming release that we are anxiously awaiting!

My pick for this week:
Evernight Book 4: Afterlife by Claudia Gray 
Afterlife ( 4th in the series)
Publication Date: March 8, 2011
Amazon Pre-order: Afterlife

Bianca and Lucas have always believed they could endure anything to be together. When a twist of fate not only transforms Bianca into a ghostly wraith, but also turns Lucas into a vampire—the very creature he spent his life hunting—they are left reeling.

Haunted by his powerful need to kill, Lucas can turn to only one place for help... Evernight Academy. Bianca is determined to remain with him. But with the vampire leader of Evernight waging a war against wraiths, her former home has become the most dangerous place she could be, despite the new powers her transformation has given her.

A battle between wraiths and vampires looms, and Bianca and Lucas face a terrifying new reality. They’ve overcome every obstacle life has thrown at them, but is their love strong enough to survive the challenges after life?

Book Review: Evernight by Claudia Gray

Synopsis: At the eerily Gothic Evernight Academy, the other students are sleek, smart, and almost predatory. Bianca knows she doesn't fit in.
When she meets handsome, brooding Lucas, he warns her to be careful-even when it comes to caring about him. But the connection between them can't be denied. Bianca will risk anything to be with Lucas, but dark secrets are fated to tear them apart... and to make Bianca question everything she's ever believed.

My Thoughts:
I have read so many different reviews of this series, but it has been on my to read list for awhile now, so I knew that no matter what I was going to be reading it. When I first picked up Evernight, I had trouble sticking with it, as a mater of fact; I ended up putting it down around chapter 5 and reading another book. I picked it up almost a month later and once I started reading I finally got into it and couldn't put it down. 
As I wouldn't read reviews with spoilers, I wasn't privy to what was really going on. I knew that there were vampires in the book, but to what extent and exactly who were vampires I wasn't sure.
I had my suspicions, and let's just say that I was totally wrong in my thinking!! 
I love the story between Bianca and Lucas, but i would have loved to have seen more drama between them and hottie Balthazar; maybe in the next book we will get it.

Hopefully we get more info on the Black Cross and get to see more action than the first book, Stargazer is next on the list and will be started tonight:)

This review is my opinion and not based on any outside sources. I purchased the book from my local bookstore on my own:P