Sunday, January 8, 2012

Book Breakup (4)-- Evernight

There are some book series that start out really good, and then just go to complete crap, OR you just stop caring about them. Sometimes you stick it out and finish the series or other times you just have to give up. Break up with the series. I unfortunately have had to do that a few times in the past year or two.

Breaking up is always hard, but sometimes it needs to be done. Right now I'm breaking up with the Evernight series by Claudia Gray.

Evernight by Claudia Gray
Published by Harper Teen
Genre: YA

What it's about:
For those who do not know, this is about a vampire named Bianca who falls in love with a vampire hunter named Lucas. Typical paranormal forbidden love story.

I started reading this series right before the second book in the series came out. I was brand new to the YA book world and really only started this series because Claudia Gray was on a book panel with Kim Harrison at a signing I was thrilled to be going to. I read the first book, Evernight, and was shocked when I was reading it and found out it was about vampires. I thought Claudia did a really good job with keeping that secret in the first book. I had fallen in love with the series and couldn't wait to read the second one.

And the second book, Stargazer, did not disappoint me. I gobbled that book down and couldn't wait for the third book to come out. Only problem was, by the time the third book, Hourglass, came out, it had been a year and I had been reading every YA book I could get my hands on and I had found some spectacular books. Books that I will forever love and that out shined the story of Bianca and Lucas. So I did not immediately read Hourglass, but instead waited a bit until I could get a copy from a friend.

While this book wasn't fantastic, it was still pretty good. I had a real problem with Bianca and Lucas though. they could not seem to get their heads out of their butts and figure out what was going on. I found the problem to be very obvious and was getting frustrated reading about it. By the end of the book I was annoyed that it was a cliff hanger.  
It's been about two years since I've read Hourglass and I find myself having no desire to really read the fourth and final book in the series, Afterlife. I have a copy I borrowed from a friend and have been staring at it for a long time but never bothered to pick it up. I'm too angry at Bianca and Lucas and do not really care about how their story ends anymore.

1 comment:

  1. I had a hard time even getting through the first Evernight book. I couldn't relate to Bianca, and I thought the vampire thing was introduced rather badly when you compare the POV commentary to the first part of the book. I couldn't be bothered to continue with the second or beyond.

    But I do know the pain and annoyance of enjoying a series only to discover later on that they've gone downhill and are no longer enjoyable to read.


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