April 15, 2011

Afterlife by Claudia Gray

Afterlife (Evernight, #4)

Goodreads Book 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.


My Take - The ending to the amazing series created by Claudia Gray was exactly the ending I was looking for. From the first book in this series, Evernight, I prepared myself to expect the unexpected, and I got that and more! Everything in this book was bewildering.

The ending to Hourglass (book #3) was horrible and shocking, but at the same time, a marvelous cliffhanger. Bianca, Lucas and their families’ worst nightmares had come true. Bianca is now a wraith and Lucas is now a vampire; will the people they love accept them? Can they even accept what they’ve become?

This remarkable book is all about how every character (and I truly mean EVERY character) learns to face their fears and how some, through extraordinarily difficult obstacles, learn to discover who should be trusted.
And throughout all of this, Claudia Gray still delivers an enticing story. She had me in shock and in awe throughout the whole book!

I love how Bianca starts out in the series as a young naive girl and ends up as a strong heroine. I was a little concerned because I thought the book was leading her character into becoming an annoyingly jealous girlfriend. Did she really question if Mrs. Bethany was hitting on Lucas? That was totally weird. But, once again, I was wrong. Expect the unexpected with Claudia Gray.

I am really looking forward to reading Balthazar’s book. I sure love that guy; hopefully, the book will include more of Vic and Ranulf. They are some of my favorite characters. Ranulf cracks me up because he is this ancient vampire who talks like he’s from an era hundreds of years prior, but he still tries to include current day slang in his proper speech.

Here is a paragraph in the book that had me LOL! “Vic brightened. “Yeah, and with the rest of the humans in town on the Friday trip, less chance of us getting found out, right? Oh, man, I just called people humans.””  Ha!ha!ha!ha!  I can see why Maxie has stuck around to watch over Vic. But one question wasn’t answered, are Maxie and Vic in love? Up until the end of the book, I only saw Maxie as someone who looks out and cares for Vic. Huh?

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Anonymous said...

This I have it, and I'll start readig it as soon as i finish Linger. Love your Reviews.

The Book Heroine said...

This sounds like a great book! I hope to get my hands on it soon!

bookworm1494 said...

I really did like this book, only not as much as the first three in the series

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