|Author||by Claudia Gray|
|Series||Evernight (part: 01)|
|Publication Date||6 October 2009|
|Number of Pages||352|
|Interest Age||13+ years (13-17)|
|NBS Text||Young Adult Fiction|
|ONIX Text||Young adult|
Personal Awareness & Social Issues
Horror & Ghost Stories, Chillers
Fiction (Child / Teen)
Teenage love, ancient hatred and a Romeo and Juliet-style feud fuel the fires in this compelling first-person drama.
Claudia Gray is the pseudonym of New Orleans-based writer Amy Vincent, the author of the New York Times bestselling Evernight series. She has worked as a lawyer, a journalist, a disc jockey, and an extremely poor waitress. Her grandparents' copy of Mysteries of the Unexplained is probably the genesis of her fascination with most things mysterious and/or inexplicable.
Bianca wants to escape.She's been uprooted from her small hometown and enrolled at Evernight Academy, an eerie Gothic boarding school where the students are somehow too perfect: smart, sleek, and almost predatory. Bianca knows she doesn't fit in.Then she meets Lucas. He's not the "Evernight type" either, and he likes it that way. Lucas ignores the rules, stands up to the snobs, and warns Bianca to be careful-even when it comes to caring about him."I couldn't stand it if they took it out on you," he tells Bianca, "and eventually they would." But the connection between Bianca and Lucas 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.