Saturday, November 5, 2011
Stargazer [BOOK REVIEW]
By: Claudia Gray
Published: March 24, 2009
Publisher: Harper Teen
Rating: 4/5 Stars
Summary: Bianca, born to two vampires, has always been told her destiny is to become one. But she has fallen in love with Lucas, a vampire hunter who infiltrated Evernight Academy, the exclusive vampire boarding school she attends. Bianca will do anything to be with Lucas, even if it means lying to powerful vampires of Evernight. Her deceit leads her to dig deep into the mysteries of the school, and Bianca discovers that even those she trusts the most have their own dark secrets. when a ghostly force begins attacking Evernight - and targeting Bianca - she learns a shocking truth about her past that will forever change her future.
Ok I seriously enjoyed this book a lot more then the second book. This one's got more action, and love tension and it was a lot more fast paced then the first one. The first one was OK, but it was a little boring. The one thing that I probably did not like about this book was how easily the paperback version could be damaged so easily. Like how the cover could bend really easily.
So the characters in this book had A LOT of character development from the first book and I actually really enjoyed that. we got to see more of Balthazar, and Raquel and how they grew from the first book. But all of this happened only because Lucas was out of the picture. But I actually like Lucas and Bianca together as a couple the most. With them separated in this book, it made them truly appreciate what it means to love and to endure for each other. Not a lot of books do that. even thought they were apart, they still had trust in each other even when they couldn't see each other everyday. Most books is just where one loses touch with the other for the entire story and they don't pop out until either the next book or at the end of the book. Balthazar was enjoyable to read and I learned a lot about Raquel's true life back at home and what happened that made her who she is.
The plot was also great. There was a lot of different twists and turns that I didn't expect especially about what Bianca discovered at the end. I think that Claudia Gray put a lot more thought into the plot of this book because it was great. I loved being able to see the traveling done between some of the characters. The introduction of new characters, new enemies, and new secrets brought this book to a whole new level. I absolutely cannot wait to read the third book, Hourglass. (:
I would recommend this book to people who like vampires but it's not as cheesy as the Twilight series I think. And there's also a love triangle, and it has some action mixed in. It's not all bad.