Evernight by Claudia Gray

Evernight by Claudia Gray
Release Date: June 1, 2008
Publisher: HarperTeen
Series: Evernight
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Bianca wants to escape.

She's been uprooted from her small hometown and enrolled at Evernight Academy, an eerie Gothic boarding school where the students are somehow too perfect: smart, sleek, and almost predatory. Bianca knows she doesn't fit in.

Then she meets Lucas. He's not the "Evernight type" either, and he likes it that way. Lucas ignores the rules, stands up to the snobs, and warns Bianca to be careful—even when it comes to caring about him.

But the connection between Bianca and Lucas can't be denied. Bianca will risk anything to be with Lucas, but dark secrets are fated to tear them apart . . . and to make Bianca question everything she's ever believed.

Even after reading the synopsis and a few chapters I still didn't know where this book was heading, which I loved. Then that moment happened and everything fell into place. You get a sense very quickly that Evernight Academy isn't your typical boarding school and that there is something special about Bianca. Lucas has his own secrets and tries to stay away from Bianca for her own protection. Another twist makes an already complicated situation, just that more difficult for Bianca and Lucas.

I'd compare it to Romeo & Juliet, but hope their story doesn't end tragically.

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