Bianca wants to escape.Despite the three stars, Evernight pleasantly surprised me. I know it’s bad to lump all books together, but reading the first book, Marked, in the House Of Night trilogy kind of ruined any “vampire boarding school” novels for me, as I absolutely hated it. But I’m glad I kept reading, because in the end, I did end up liking it.
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.
Bianca is smart, witty and appropriately naïve, which was kind of entertaining in the midst of all the vampire business going on. Lucas is mysterious, confrontational and romantic when he wants to be, but sadly, that’s all we really see of him. (By the way, I totally predicted that twist at the end of the book. Who’s good? I’m good! *dances*) Their romance, while beautifully written, just happened way too fast without much interaction between the two.
I also found it kind of hard to get into the book. The pace is incredibly slow and action-free until the second half, and when the plot finally does start moving, it rushes. It’s easy to get discouraged and give up in the beginning, but I’m glad I didn’t.
Overall, while I enjoyed Evernight, I hope for the sake of the series that Stargazer, the second book, is a lot better. We met the characters, got the gist of the story, but now I’m ready for the real drama to begin. But I’d definitely recommend this to fans of Vampire Academy or House Of Night, or just paranormal romance fans in general!