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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 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 investigation.Bianca 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 everyone.Add in some major ghostly hauntings and you have a sequel 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. In a word lame.I 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 piqued my interest in how future books would unfold, despite the massive quantity of dumbness in Bianca Lucas s story.That 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 Natch Aside 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 this BIANCA 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 Plan TM 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 win win scenario.BIANCA Woohoo Are you sure my precious Lucas won t mind BALTHAZAR He ll understand because I m bringing you to cop a feel.BIANCA Your Cunning Plan TM is awesome My precious Lucas will be totally okay with this We re in love And he s got such beautiful hair SARAH headdesk Then there was this dumbness about Bianca s childhood BIANCA S PARENTS Yeah, so we ve not told you the truth about everything that ever was.BIANCA 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 heritage.BIANCA 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 adults.BIANCA 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 me.SARAH headdesk headdesk And then there was this dumbness about Balthazar s sister RANDOM BLONDE VAMPIRE I r dangerous.BIANCA No, you re not You just need a hug.RANDOM BLONDE VAMPIRE Whatever Listen as I make mysterious, vaguely menacing comments about stuff.BIANCA Have you seen my precious Lucas DIPSHIT LUCAS I am so fucking good at killing vampires RANDOM BLONDE VAMPIRE pushes him over DIPSHIT LUCAS Black Cross will get your ass, bitch We re so fucking good at killing vampires RANDOM 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 badass.RANDOM BLONDE VAMPIRE escapes repeatedly BALTHAZAR Have you seen my sister She s blonde random spouts vaguely menacing things because she hates me right now.BIANCA 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 boob.BIANCA Your beautiful hair is so romantic.BALTHAZAR 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, dammit.SARAH headdesk headdesk headdesk And, 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 self.BIANCA Have you looked in the hospital DIPSHIT LUCAS Huh BIANCA Hospitals have bloodbanks And I, being a vampire, can assure you that we need blood.DIPSHIT 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 homicide.BIANCA You re so romantic, my precious Lucas I m not a genius I m just really intuitive And your hair is beautiful.DIPSHIT LUCAS La la la, that s cool Let me just kill this random vampire we ll go make out again.RANDOM BLONDE VAMPIRE Zounds You have interrupted my snack, now I will punish you with menacing conversations.BLACK 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 us RANDOM BLONDE VAMPIRE escapes BLACK CROSS BADASSES Oh, snap We ve been hunting this one for months Too bad we missed our chance Again.SARAH headdesk headdesk headdesk nosebleed headdesk Be 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 question Am I brave enough to continue this saga Hell no, rather. Another one that scores high on my whut meter Seriously.I 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 life.The 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 through.Another 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 Lucas.Oh and Bianca being able to hide the fact that she is a vampire Seriously I don t even know what to say about that. The Vampire In Me Was Closer To The Surface Evernight Academy An Exclusive Boarding School For The Most Beautiful, Dangerous Students Of All Vampires Bianca, Born To Two Vampires, Has Always Been Told Her Destiny Is To Become One Of ThemBut Bianca Fell In Love With Lucas A Vampire Hunter Sworn To Destroy Her Kind They Were Torn Apart When His True Identity Was Revealed, Forcing Him To Flee The SchoolAlthough They May Be Separated, Bianca And Lucas Will Not Give Each Other Up She Will Risk Anything For The Chance To See Him Again, Even If It Means Coming Face To Face With The Vampire Hunters Of Black Cross Or Deceiving The Powerful Vampires Of Evernight Bianca S Secrets Will Force Her To Live A Life Of LiesYet Bianca Isn T The Only One Keeping Secrets When Evernight Is Attacked By An Evil Force That Seems To Target Her, She Discovers The Truth She Thought She Knew Is Only The Beginning 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 sequel 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 was.Bianca 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 ideals.Balthazar 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 Lucas.But 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 other.So 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 story.So 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 it.I 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 appeared.The 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 go.It 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 ideas.However, it was a book that I enjoyed and I will continue with the saga because I need to know what will happen next.Oh, 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 Espa ol Comenc a leer esta saga por una nica cosa fantasmas O que aparec an en estos libros y es un tema que me llamaba mucho la atencion, y por fin apareci ese tema En el primer libro no se habla de fantasmas y cre a que no los habr a, pero por fin a mitad de este libro aparecieron.El libro se mantiene en la l nea del primero, al principio no consegu a engancharme hasta que apareci esta tem tica que tanto me gusta, ah no lo pude soltar.Se parece mucho al primero, al final pasa lo mismo en ambos libros, un conflicto que te deja boquiabierta A pesar de ser inesperado e impactante, no me gust mucho porque se me pareci al primer libro adem s de que se me hizo repetitivo, como si la autora se hubiera quedado sin ideas.Sin embargo, fue un libro que disfrut y continuar con la saga porque necesito saber ya qu pasar.Ah, y amo a Balthazar Puede que en el primer libro no me convenciera del todo, pero en este me encant Lucas estaba perdiendo puntos pero al final los recuper 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 consequences 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 girl.But also, the book is bad, too. So it seems that 2009 is The Year of the ARC around here Two of the books that I was most eager to have in my grubby little hands which both are set to release on the same day, March 24th 2009, my husband s birthday I managed to swing ARCs of in contests held by their authors Pretty cool, right I thought so, too The first book as you know because I haven t shut up about it was CITY OF GLASS by Cassandra Clare The second book was STARGAZER by Claudia Gray I will preface this review by saying that I loved EVERNIGHT I really, really loved it The characters, the plot, the worldbuilding, the twists, and very most of all, the emotional connect.As much as I loved EVERNIGHT, STARGAZER was even better The book opens at the start of the new school year, months after Bianca and Lucas are separated The author does a great job of the time progression, both the initial one, and during the several scenes of the book where we fast forward a month or You never have that feeling that a narrator is standing over your shoulder booming out two months later The transitions are seamless, and really progress the story and help to advance the plot and make the struggles believable.The relationships between the characters get complex and convoluted, and we learn about the pasts of a few key people I really enjoyed the exploration of the ties that bind the characters, as well as the non preachy statement that the plot makes about perceptions and the dangers of moral absolutism Themes of identity and growth are also touched on, and are handled well in a way that will resonate with younger and mature readers alike.But the most important thing about any book is the characters If you don t connect to them and care about what happens to them, then it doesn t matter how brilliant the plot is If you don t love and hate them, then it s all in vain I was absolutely absorbed in the story of Bianca and Lucas and everyone s favorite vampire Balthazar They re written in a way that makes them real, that makes them jump off of the page Every time I was forced to put this book down for any length of time I found that my mind was still with them You care about these characters They matter I was so sad to read the final page and realize that it will be awhile before I can find out what will happen to them next The end of the book left my dying for Seriously The wait is going to be painful.STARGAZER has firmly sealed the EVERNIGHT books in my list of favorite series Highly recommended to everyone These books are suspenseful and fun and romantic and wistful all at the same time I can t wait to get my hands on the third book in this series 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 oO My explanation sort of 1 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 Paris.4 Ms Bethany reminds me of Neferet from House of Night.5 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 elaborate.PS Cool I used sort of 5x Teehee