Stargazer

Stargazer❰Reading❯ ➼ Stargazer Author Claudia Gray – Oaklandjobs.co.uk Te vampire in me was closer to the surface Bianca born to two vampires has always been told her destiny is to become one But she has fallen in love with Lucas a vampire hunter who infiltrated Evernigh Te vampire in me was closer to the surface Bianca born to two vampires has always been told her destiny is to become one But she has fallen in love with Lucas a vampire hunter who infiltrated Evernight Academy the exclusive vampire boarding school she attends Bianca will do anything to be with Lucas even if it means lying to the powerful vampires of EvernightHer deceit leads her to dig deep into the mysteries of the school and Bianca discovers that even those she trusts the most have their own dark secrets When a ghostly force begins attacking Evernight—and targeting Bianca—she learns a shocking truth about her past that will forever change her future. YAY I finished anotherrrrr book October is looking to be a great month I can’t wait to review this one Lucas is just absolutely adorable and these books are a great escape from reality So excited to have found this series ♥ For of my reviews please visit In a word lameI've been on a roll with crap YA lately so feel free to take my gripes with a grain of salt But guysTHIS BOOK IS LAME I was reluctantly determined to give Stargazer a chance not because I was wow'd by Book 1 but there was just enough that piued my interest in how future books would unfold despite the massive uantity of dumbness in Bianca Lucas's storyThat dumbness was not improved Rather the dumbness was planted in a sunny location watered daily sprinkled with fertilizer pellets serenaded with Mozart MICROSCOPIC SPORES OF MASS STUPIDITYSpoilers ahead NatchAside from Vic Ranulf everyone in this book was functioning at the height of ineptitude I can't even count how many times Bianca had the opportunity to ditch Dipshit Gary Stu Lucas nevermind for her safety but for the safety of those she supposedly cared about but did she do it? NO What a selfish bint I realize that the repeated references to Shakespeare were attempting to parallel Lucas Bianca with Romeo Julietbut guess what? Not even Juliet was dumb enough for thisBIANCA Woe is me I miss my precious Lucas But how can we possibly meet since he's a vampire hunter I'm a vampire?BALTHAZAR I've got a Cunning PlanTM See you can pretend to be my girlfriend because I'm responsible nice handsome so I'll take you off school grounds we can fake going on dates kissing stuff I'm doing this because I want you would make a suitable mate I've tried to kill that dipshit Lucas before but you're still in insta lust mooncalf lurve I hate seeing you in pain Somehow I've convinced myself this is a winwin scenarioBIANCA Woohoo Are you sure my precious Lucas won't mind?BALTHAZAR He'll understand because I'm bringing you to cop a feelBIANCA Your Cunning PlanTM is awesome My precious Lucas will be totally okay with this We're in love And he's got such beautiful hair SARAH headdeskThen there was this dumbness about Bianca's childhoodBIANCA'S PARENTS Yeah so we've not told you the truth about everything that ever wasBIANCA Like what?BIANCA'S PARENTS We told you nice stories about drinking blood in order to make sure you're eager to become a vampire avoid an unpleasant painful fate as a wraith because we love you want you to be as happy as possible with your vampiric heritageBIANCA Piss off Mom Dad My precious Lucas was right Vampires are evil because you made us sound like non violent pacifists You don't love me at all BIANCA'S PARENTS Stop being such a whinger honey Let's talk this out like reasonable adultsBIANCA Shut up I'm running away with the vampire hunting boy I've known for like a year Off on Occasionally But we're totally in love so get over it And by the way I'm never speaking to you again My precious Lucas his beautiful hair will protect meSARAH headdesk headdeskAnd then there was this dumbness about Balthazar's sisterRANDOM BLONDE VAMPIRE I r dangerousBIANCA No you're not You just need a hugRANDOM BLONDE VAMPIRE Whatever Listen as I make mysterious vaguely menacing comments about stuffBIANCA Have you seen my precious Lucas?DIPSHIT LUCAS I am so fucking good at killing vampires RANDOM BLONDE VAMPIRE pushes him overDIPSHIT LUCAS Black Cross will get your ass bitch We're so fucking good at killing vampiresRANDOM BLONDE VAMPIRE Blah blah blah menacing semi insane conversation Whut?BIANCA My precious Lucas stop trying to kill this poor scraggly blonde vampire DIPSHIT LUCAS But I'm Black Cross Hunting tracking killing vampires is in my blood Grrr growl hiss Did you see I'm carrying a meat cleaver under my coat? I'm a total badassRANDOM BLONDE VAMPIRE escapes repeatedlyBALTHAZAR Have you seen my sister? She's blonde random spouts vaguely menacing things because she hates me right nowBIANCA See my precious Lucas? Aren't you glad you didn't kill that poor scraggly vampire?DIPSHIT LUCAS Whatever Let's go stargazing so I can touch your boobBIANCA Your beautiful hair is so romanticBALTHAZAR Soyeah I'll go to the movies alone But tell my sister I'm looking for her plz?RANDOM BLONDE VAMPIRE I hate you Go away Respect my vaguely menacing conversations dammitSARAH headdesk headdesk headdeskAnd finally there was this dumbness which would drive Blade to tears of agony DIPSHIT LUCAS How on earth will we possibly find that random blond vampire? It's like she's disappeared off the face of the earth Not even Black Cross the baddest of badasses can track her down let alone defeat her scraggly blonde selfBIANCA Have you looked in the hospital?DIPSHIT LUCAS Huh?BIANCA Hospitals have bloodbanks And I being a vampire can assure you that we need bloodDIPSHIT LUCAS You're so smart Bianca I'm in love with a genius Why hasn't Black Cross which has been hunting vampires for hundreds of years ever thought to check hospital blood banks? It's not like we didn't know your kind needs blood all the time For some reason we've inexplicably ignored this uber obvious source I love you for setting me on the easiest path to this homicideBIANCA You're so romantic my precious Lucas I'm not a genius I'm just really intuitive And your hair is beautifulDIPSHIT LUCAS La la la that's cool Let me just kill this random vampire we'll go make out againRANDOM BLONDE VAMPIRE Zounds You have interrupted my snack now I will punish you with menacing conversationsBLACK CROSS BADASSES Careful Lucas Your ultimate badass crew is en route to asskickery Watch as we attack random vampires with super soakers meat cleavers booo yaah Fear usRANDOM BLONDE VAMPIRE escapesBLACK CROSS BADASSES Oh snap We've been hunting this one for months Too bad we missed our chance AgainSARAH headdesk headdesk headdesk nosebleed headdeskBe still my heart swoon The insta lust between Bianca Dipshit Lucas sets my romantic sensibility fluttering with anticipation of further episodes And why not? It's a staggering adventure of angst riddled nonsensical wuv the most inept utterly non badass group of vampire hunters that ever existed now made complete with the introduction of wraiths soul writhing emotional torment surpassed only by The Bard himself Which brings us to the ultimate uestion Am I brave enough to continue this saga? Hell no rather Another one that scores high on my whut meter SeriouslyI'm guessing Bianca going on and on about The Kiss by Klimt which I think is an ugly piece of art but that's just my opinion is to show that she's actually Bella Swan sophisticated and deep? Don't get me wrong I've always loved this for example it's totally safe guys and I'm sure there are a lot of people who think that's a piece of crap But I don't compare everything that happens to it or think about it at random times The Kiss is a painting not a way of lifeThe thing with vampires and running water I've heard about before it's nothing new so I didn't have any issues with it Until it was mentioned Bianca was in the shower Showers running water Why doesn't she have any problems with that? The direction of how it flows? Cause I'm pretty sure I can't tell you which way my water is going when I'm washing my hair Yes for most part it goes down But still if she moves around in the shower she'd be crossing running water constantly I know I'm taking this too far but the reason this is getting on my nerves is because they mentioned Bianca and the rest of the Black Cross gang driving through the Lincoln Tunnel to get to New York City Driving under a huge river doesn't seem to be a problem AT ALL Yet crossing a small stream is I mean come on There is no way the laws are that strict To me it seems the author didn't really think this through and just thought is was a good idea to bring that part of vampire lore into the story and didn't think it throughAnother part that bothered me Bianca Balthazar Yes they seek comfort in each other both for the wrong reasons But she keeps on telling us she's not attracted to Balthazar in a romantic way But where did the whole 'drink my blood baby' scene come from? Not to mention Please say yes Bianca ?? I'm sorry what? I'll admit that thinking about having a vampire drink your blood does give off an erotic vibe and I do realize that the real life version is probably not romantic or erotic at all IF it could happen I mean But going from sitting on the bench to a full homerun with a so called friend while she didn't even see her own boyfriend without his shirt on yet is kinda pushing it The scene was only there because the book needed at least one hot thing to happen which was hard no pun intended because Lucas wasn't around for 95% of the book Oh and so not the point but I like Balthazar a lot better than LucasOh and Bianca being able to hide the fact that she is a vampire? Seriously I don't even know what to say about that Bianca is determined to make it through the year even though without Lucas it is going to be hard She has made it her mission to find out why Evernight is accepting human students so Lucas can tell his superiors and his mission will be complete Evernight is completely safe and she wants the Black Cross a group of vampire hunters to back off and drop their investigationBianca’s vampire instincts are getting closer to the surface She needs and blood to stay satisfied and her parents say it is only a matter of time before she takes the final step and kills for the first time to become a true vampire The trouble is Bianca doesn’t know if that is what she wants Things aren’t as they seem in Bianca’s life Secrets are being kept from her at the same time she is keeping secrets from others In order to maintain any kind of relationship with Lucas she must rely on Balthazar for help to get on and off campus On one of their outings Bianca is approached by a troubled female vampire who is being hunted by the Black Cross It turns out she is Balthazar’s sister and once he learns she is out there he is desperate to find her and bring her back to Evernight for safety Charity Balthazar’s sister isn’t cooperative though and causes trouble for everyoneAdd in some major ghostly hauntings and you have a seuel that rivals its predecessor STARGAZER is just as engaging as EVERNIGHT My emotions went right along with Bianca’s You’ll feel her need for love and blood just as she does STARGAZER doesn’t disappoint and it looks like it is only going to get better in the books that follow I definitely thought this book was worse than the first one I wouldn't say it was bad It just really wasn't that good a seuel I'm still giving it 3 stars because while I didn't think it was great I didn't hate it or want to put it down It was still the same easy to read story the last one wasBianca is back at school She's still the same boring character she was before but now there is no pretending she is painfully shy She whines about Lucas or less from the beginning She gets a letter from him and goes to meet him in a nearby town There she discovers a young girl vampire and she helps her get away from Black Cross This is just the beginning of the wangst that follows for Bianca as she has to decide to give up everything she is and everyone she loves for Lucas and his idealsBalthazar the only really likable character in the whole book discovers her coming back from her meeting with Lucas He's going to tell her parents but when Bianca tells her side of the story we find out that the vampire girl Bianca saw was his sister Charity He wants to help Charity so he agrees to hide all this from everyone In fact they set up this whole plan of pretend dating so he can look for Charity and Bianca can meet up with LucasBut Bianca still has to find out why humans were admitted to Evernight after so long She doesn't really find out so much as the information falls into her lap via Vic After several encounters with wraiths or ghosts she finds out that all the human students lived in haunted houses Mrs Beverly has been ghost hunting So eventually we get this whole back story about wraiths and vampires hating each other and that they really try to stay away from each otherSo why are wraiths attacking Evernight now? The answer is our very own super special Bianca In order for her parents to have a baby and why they wanted one so bad as all this is never explained they made a deal with some wraiths The wraiths took over her parents' bodies and made a baby Then they decided they wanted her to be a wraith not a vampire So they decided to try to kill her There was absolutely no hint of anything like this in the first book and it seemed like the whole wraith thing was thought of after that book was written And it seemed completely separate from the rest of the storySo back to Charity she's gotten in with a bad crowd and they've steered her in the wrong direction Now the sweet little sister is killing people and liking it She sets them up for a big showdown with Black Cross In the end Bianca gets stuck with Black Cross just so she can be with Lucas She's fully aware that she's becoming like a vampire all the time and they will kill her if they find out but it's true love or something so she's willing to risk itI get the first love thing in these books and usually I don't mind it at all but I don't believe Bianca and Lucas for one minute Supposedly he confronts the fact that he loves her despite her being a vampire rather than loving her for who she is but the relationship doesn't change much after this epiphany They have nothing in common They have opposite views Bianca basically has to decide that she doesn't want to be a vampire ever so she can be with him She'd even go into lockdown with vampire hunters It really seemed like a one sided relationship with Bianca doing all the giving What did Lucas have to sacrifice?What made me not hate the book was Balthazar I liked him and I liked the time he and Bianca spent together when she wasn't whining about Lucas I also liked the little bit of humanity the author gave to Courtney before chopping her head off English I started reading this saga for only one thing ghosts I heard that they appeared in these books and it is a subject that caught my attention and finally that topic appeared In the first book there is no talk of ghosts and I thought there would not be but finally in the middle of this book they appearedThe book remains in line with the first at first I could not get hooked until this topic appeared that I like I could not let goIt is very similar to the first in the end the same thing happens in both books a conflict that leaves you speechless In spite of being unexpected and shocking I did not like it very much because it seemed like the first book besides that it became repetitive as if the author had run out of ideasHowever it was a book that I enjoyed and I will continue with the saga because I need to know what will happen nextOh and I love Balthazar Maybe the first book did not convince me at all but in this I loved him Lucas was losing points but in the end he recovered them all I love them both Español Comencé a leer esta saga por una única cosa fantasmas Oí ue aparecían en estos libros y es un tema ue me llamaba mucho la atencion y por fin apareció ese tema En el primer libro no se habla de fantasmas y creía ue no los habría pero por fin a mitad de este libro aparecieronEl libro se mantiene en la línea del primero al principio no conseguía engancharme hasta ue apareció esta temática ue tanto me gusta ahí no lo pude soltarSe parece mucho al primero al final pasa lo mismo en ambos libros un conflicto ue te deja bouiabierta A pesar de ser inesperado e impactante no me gustó mucho porue se me pareció al primer libro además de ue se me hizo repetitivo como si la autora se hubiera uedado sin ideasSin embargo fue un libro ue disfruté y continuaré con la saga porue necesito saber ya ué pasaráAh y amo a Balthazar Puede ue en el primer libro no me convenciera del todo pero en este me encantó Lucas estaba perdiendo puntos pero al final los recuperó todos Los amo a los dos Do you know what this book is? It’s a walking talking advertisement for abstinence But I think we can all agree that if we had a little brat like Bianca running around we’d be the first in line to warn potential new parents off the sad sad conseuences that come with parenthood You know like ungrateful little wastes of space like Bianca who are judgmental and oblivious to their own flaws and rude and overall just nasty things to be around The kinds of kids who don’t appreciate what they have or what their parents went through for them or just don’t appreciate their parents in general Everything and I mean EVERYTHING in this book is completely lost over the fact that Bianca is an unattractive life form who sucks the joy out of everything around her complaining whining being pretty terrible overall and generally acting like that girl in tenth grade that I beat the crap out of behind the gym one day because I just couldn’t stand to hear her talk any That girlBut also the book is bad too I don't ship Bianca and Lucas At all Their relationship was just too much for me There was way too much kissing way too much flirting and WAY too much uarrels that it makes me so annoyed Sorry to Evernight fans but I Do Not Like This Pair At All It's rare for me to dislike books and you might want to take this as a hint Okay the book is great and sort of addicting and I could not put it down blah blah blah But why three stars?I've given it a not so high rating because the book is not so original and rip offs of New Moon Vampire Knight Harry Potter House of Night Vampire Academy Uglies City of Bones Graceling Hunger Games and Dear John why is Dear John here? oOMy explanation sort of1 So first off Bianca and Lucas were sort of apart from the first chapters and then they exchange these letters wherein it was really Dear Johnish 2 And then there's whole pretend boyfriend girlfriend thing with Bianca and Balthazar okay heard of Hunger Games? And Balty reminds me of Peeta that makes me love him than Lucas He's sort of the sweet selfless kind guy So I'm on BiancaxBalthazar ship right now yeah I know she would end up with Lucas anyway but I don't really care I love Balthy 3 Remember in New Moon wherein how Romeo and Juliet was use and then so Edward vampire was Romeo and Bella human was Juliet and then Jacob the best friend was Paris So it was pretty much the same here the author copy paste the whole thingy so Lucas vampire hunter Romeo Bianca vampire Juliet and Balthazar vampire friend Paris4 Ms Bethany reminds me of Neferet from House of Night5 Vampires can have a glimpse of emotions and feelings of someone when they drink of their blood I’ve already seen that on Vampire Knight ‘Kay Im too lazy to add other things up but I just can’t help the feeling that I’ve read something like that before and with that my always next step is to compare Like for example the ending of this book SPOILER ALERT was a battle between vampire and vampire hunters in where I can’t help but compare to battle of Hogwarts Harry Potter or the battle between Strigois and DhampirxMorois Vampire Academy wherein I find that the Stargazer pales in comparison The battle was ended abruptly and it was not fully described everything was sort of a mess and we don’t know what happen to others No fighting on Bianca’s part so it was just telling a bunch of things happening around here which was really lame So yeah that’s pretty much it too lazy to elaboratePS Cool I used “sort of” 5x Teehee ^^ REVIEW I have to say I didn't really enjoy Evernight when I read it in 2010 The characters were lacking the story took a strange turn that felt fake and I didn't enjoy the plot until about halfway through the book I was glad to see that I had none of those problems while reading StargazerStargazer does a great job helping the reader remember what happened in the first book I read it two years ago and I didn't feel like I missed out on anything when picking this book up because the recap was amazingWhile Stargazer still followed a lot of the typical YA rules I feel like it improved a lot from the first book Bianca was so much less annoying for some reason maybe because she wasn't obsessing over Lucas the whole time and it really improved the story I also felt that the chemistry between Bianca and Lucas was really improved so it made me actually be able to sort of root for them That being said however I am totally team Balthazar He was my favorite character in Evernight and that didn't change with StargazerI'm glad I kept going in this series because Stargazer was much less of a pain to get through Although I still recommend getting Evernight from your library and seeing if it is for you and if you're intrigued by the ending like I was I feel like you'll like this book as much as I didFIRST LINE Frost began to creep up the wallsRATING BREAKDOWN Plot 1520Characters 1520Writing 1520Creativity 1320Ending810The 'It' Factor71073100 CPARENTAL SUGGESTION This book contains the followingViolenceMild Sexual Content

Paperback  Ù Stargazer PDF ¼
  • Paperback
  • 329 pages
  • Stargazer
  • Claudia Gray
  • English
  • 24 April 2015
  • 9780061284465