Friday, March 11, 2011

Book Review: Afterlife by Claudia Gray

Afterlife (Evernight #4)
by Claudia Gray
386 pages (Hardcover)
Published March 8th by HarperTeen
ISBN: 0061284424 (ISBN13: 9780061284427)

Summary:

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.


Review:

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

7 comments:

  1. Sorry to hear the book didn't live up to your expectations, I am still tempted to give it a try, though :)

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  2. I'm a fan of the Evernight series and since I haven't read Afterlife yet, I'm kind of disappointed to hear that it didn't live up to your expectations.

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  3. I have Afterlife and it's second to be read and I've been hesitant to read it. I hate that Bianca is a Wraith and Lucas is a Vampire! I hated how that happened!

    Now, I think that Afterlife will just disappoint me because I fear the author might keep the series going by drawing it out, I hate to say that but it's been done before.

    Did you feel like that may have been the case?

    Kristi The Book Faery

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  4. This is disappointing. I did feel like this series started to go down hill for me. So it's understandle that this one was unsatisfying as well. It's unfortunate, because my copy is on the way.

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  5. So many people love this series, but it's just not for me.

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  6. Agh I love the series and if you can't decide whether you like it or not I'm anxious! I hate when books leave readers feeling like blah dont love it dont hate it :(

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  7. The biggest disappointment a book can give is a "meh" ending, and a series ending this way? I am sorry to hear that. The short summary of the book sounded as if I would need to give the series a try. I might yet, if three out of the four books are highly satisfying.

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