by Claudia Gray
Bianca is a sheltered small town girl who likes her life just the way it is. Unfortunately her parents have other plans for her—they agree to take jobs teaching at Evernight an ultra exclusive boarding school: As an Evernight student, not only will Bianca get a first class education, but her horizons will be broadened.
Boy, will they ever.
On her first day, before school even starts, Bianca is tackled in the woods outside the school by a mysterious and handsome young man who at first accuses her of being “one of them” then promises to keep her safe. Bianca finds herself at once deeply attracted to Lucas and unnerved by his strange behavior toward her—and when she discovers he’s a fellow Evernight student she knows this will be no ordinary school year.
The students at Evernight are not only impossibly rich and well-groomed, but inhumanly beautiful. Only a handful of Evernight “scholarship” students—admitted for the first time in the school’s history—look and act anything like normal teenagers. There is no school cafeteria—all meals are served in the student’s private rooms. And Lucas? He’s a serious bad boy, playing hot and cold with Bianca’s affections, assuring her that it’s not safe for them to be together.
If you think you know where this is going, you’re almost certainly wrong. Evernight will turn your expectations upside down not once—but twice—and leave you clamoring for more.
(Booktalk by Kirsten Edwards, King County Library System)
Last Updated: April 10, 2009