Afterlife (Evernight #4)
by Claudia Gray
386 pages (Hardcover)
Published March 8th by HarperTeen
ISBN: 0061284424 (ISBN13: 9780061284427)
The fourth book in this electrifying vampire series has all the romance, suspense, and page-turning drama that have made Claudia Gray’s Evernight books runaway successes.
Having become what they feared most, Bianca and Lucas face a terrifying new reality. They must return to Evernight Academy, Lucas as a vampire and Bianca as a wraith. But Lucas is haunted by demons, both personal and supernatural. Bianca must help him fight the evil inside him, combat the forces determined to drive them apart—and find the power to claim her destiny at last.
Readers have fallen in love with Bianca and Lucas, and they will be thrilled to read this exciting conclusion to their romantic adventure.
I'm still trying to figure out what I feel about Afterlife. I think it's really odd that I didn't feel any disappointment over how it did not live up to my expectations. The Evernight series is possibly one of my most favorite series but after reading Afterlife, I don't know if it's still on that list. There were parts in the book that pushed me to the edge of my seat, and there were times that I found myself getting bored over some parts. But anyway, all in all, the book was ok. It managed to stimulate the part of my brain which tells me to forget the time and your surroundings and live inside the book. Which is exactly what I like about my books.
The ending was okay. Unpredictable? Yes. Satisfying? Not really. Would I like a better ending? Definitely. But then, it's going to be one of those novels written to please the fans. Besides, I like the idea that Lucas and Bianca's story did not just end there. It implied that there was more to their story than just that. I'm a sucker for those types of ending and so I will happily settle with it.
Rating: 3/5 stars