Is it just me, or does that annoy anyone else seven ways to Sunday? I get that people want to allude to some of the bestselling series of vampire books ever, but saying "enjoyable This angers me. Evernight, methinks, has real suspense "in equal parts" with romance.
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It is the fourth part of the Evernight series, concluding the ongoing plot from the previous novel Hourglass, which began in the first novel Evernight and ran into the second, Stargazer. This book is followed by a new story in the series, "Balthazar". Afterlife received a rating of 3. This will be released in March Bianca needs to find out what Mrs. Bethany wants with the wraiths before it is too late. Can their love survive their deaths or will they end up destroying one another? Lucas rises from the dead and assisted by Balthazar and Ranulf.
Bianca manages to convince Lucas to return to Evernight to seek help for his bloodlust before it is too late and he is consumed by it. After his return, Mrs. Bethany offers him shelter, much to the annoyance of his fellow pupils.
While in the library Bianca is caught in a trap set by Mrs Bethany to trap wraiths. Lucas is set to go on a trip to the local town and Bianca goes to accompany him. Bianca, while following Lucas until she can appear to him, is trapped by Patrice using a mirror. He frees her but finds out everything about how she died and how Lucas became a vampire.
At the Cafe, Lucas is attacked by several Black Cross members, including his mother, who leave after the police are called and although no one is harmed, Lucas is shaken up.
Bianca and her father are reunited and he accepts her for what she is before helping Bianca tell her mother. Her parents also realize Mrs. Bethany is up to something, and so agree to help Bianca and her friends search the school for the traps set by Mrs.
Bethany and to free the wraiths on the night of the autumn ball. While the ball is taking place, several human students are possessed by wraiths who are angry and confused as to what is happening at Evernight. Bianca goes to visit Christopher, a powerful wraith, and he tells her that she could be used as a bridge between the human world and the world that wraiths inhibit before they can reach heaven. She agrees to think about it before returning to the human world. She later witnesses Lucas being told by Mrs.
Lucas disagrees and leaves. Bianca is caught in a powerful trap when she goes to get her coral bracelet so that she can apparate fully and feels like she has been trapped for days, before being released into a large room which was designed to contain and weaken wraiths.
Bethany reveals that she plans on killing Bianca so she could become human again but her plans are stopped when Lucas and her parents arrive. Bianca cannot escape from the room so she possesses Skye who allows her to.
Bianca helps the other wraiths to leave the human world by creating a light to which the wraiths float towards, while taking on a more human look, no longer the mutilated beings they previously were. She was willing to leave but Mrs. Bethany traps Maxine who had warned her parents. Bianca calls upon Christopher, revealed to be Mrs. A battle ensues with the vampires who planned to help murder Bianca and her fellow wraiths and friends. Lucas is gravely wounded but Bianca drinks his blood and he drinks hers.
Their blood infuses and Lucas is resurrected to human life. The series finishes after Bianca reflects on the rest of her eternal life as a bridge between worlds for the wraiths. Bethanty joins them as the main antagonist and headmistress of Evernight, along with Charity More.
Other students at Evernight include Patrice Deveraux who Bianca believes is a typical Evernight student but she is proven wrong ; Courtney who is typical Evernight and enjoys bullying the human students; and Erich , a bully who later obsesses over Raquel and begins stalking her. Bianca Olivier[ edit ] Bianca Olivier is the narrator in the series, which is written in from a first-person perspective. It is revealed that she was born to vampires because of help from wraiths so is half vampire and half wraith.
She almost loses herself in the crowd when she is waltzing with Balthazar, but is brought back to her senses by simply remembering Lucas. Throughout the series, however, she becomes bolder, more powerful and more independent. She is nicknamed "Binks" by Vic, who remains the only one to call her that.
Evernight[ edit ] In Evernight she is revealed to be a half vampire. She falls in love with Lucas although it is revealed he is a member of the ancient vampire hunting group Black Cross. He is forced away from Evernight and later Bianca runs off with him, he tells Bianca that he still loves her even though she is a vampire. She receives a letter from Lucas asking her to meet him at Amherst train station.
She sneaks off campus telling everyone that there is a meteor shower so she can camp on campus. Bianca is caught by Balthazar while sneaking back who agrees not to tell Mrs.
Bethany as long as she helps him find Charity. Evernight is later attacked by Charity while an attack by Black Cross is being carried out. Charity is pushed against a tree and staked on a sharp branch. They leave and Bianca reluctantly agrees to join Black Cross. Bethany and several members of Evernight including Balthazar who is captured. Bianca and Lucas help Balthazar escape without being caught.
When Bianca is feeding, Raquel and Dana walk in and although they agree not to say anything, Bianca is woken in the night by Black Cross who tie her up and begin to torture her. Lucas is also splashed with Holy water and burns because he has fed Bianca. Lucas and Bianca escape with the help of Dana. He escapes and later he and Bianca tell Balthazar that Charity is near by.
Bianca and Lucas begin to run out of money, so they go to Vic for help. He allows them to stay in the basement. Bianca realizes that she must kill a human and become a full vampire otherwise she will die.
Although she could have killed Lucas, who offered himself to her as long as she did not let him rise, she dies and becomes a wraith. She is met by a wraith named Maxine who tells her that she is powerful due to her born status as a wraith. She is told that she can form a body by holding objects that she has bonded to in her life including her brooch and her coral bracelet which were both made of once living material. Lucas, with Ranulf and Vic who have returned from a holiday, agree to assist Balthazar in killing charity.
They track her down to a rundown cinema. While Bianca is solid, she is injured by Charity who throws a shard of iron at her which is weakening to wraiths, causing her to loses her solidity. Charity, Bianca and Lucas are alone and as Bianca is powerless she pins down Lucas before draining his blood and killing him.
Afterlife[ edit ] When Lucas rises from the dead, Bianca manages to convince Lucas to return to Evernight to seek help for his bloodlust. While in the library, Bianca is stuck in a trap set by Mrs Bethany specifically to catch wraiths.
Bianca while following Lucas until she can appear to him is trapped by Patrice using a mirror who frees her but finds out everything about how she died and how Lucas became a vampire. Bethany is up to something so agree to help Bianca and her friends to search the school for the traps set by Mrs.
Bianca goes to visit Christopher, a powerful wraith, and he tells her that she could be used as a bridge between the human world and world that wraiths inhibit before they can reach heaven. Bethany about how vampires can be resurrected to human form although it involves the sacrifice of a wraith when the mixture of both supernaturals blood happens. Bianca is trapped in a powerful trap and feels like she has been trapped for days before being released into a large room which was designed to trap and weaken wraiths.
Bethany reveals that she plans on killing Bianca to become human again but her plans are stopped when Lucas and her parents arrive. Bianca cannot escape from the room so possesses Skye who allows her to. Bianca helps the other wraiths to leave the human world. Bethany traps Maxine who had warned her parents so Bianca knows she must help her. Bianca calls upon Christopher who is revealed to be Mrs. A battle ensues with the vampires who planned to help murder Bianca and her fellow wraiths.
Balthazar[ edit ] In Balthazar, Bianca appears as a minor character. Lucas Ross[ edit ] Lucas Ross is the love interest of Bianca. Evernight[ edit ] Lucas Ross is a new student at Evernight Academy, and he soon befriends Bianca and Vic who is his roommate. At the Autumn Ball after Balthazar asks Bianca to go with him, he and Balthazar get into an argument, and Balthazar leaves them alone. Outside, under the gazebo, she and Lucas kiss for the first time.
Bianca gives in to temptation, bites Lucas and drinks his blood. After she realizes what she did, she screams for help. When Lucas awakens he is unable to remember the event. Lucas and Bianca declare their love for each other. Lucas eventually discovers Bianca is a vampire, but she is a child of two vampires and he accepts this. Her parents and Balthazar realize this and attack, but Lucas holds his own against two vampires and they chase him off campus. Bianca runs off with him, and even though he has been raised to hate all vampires, he still loves Bianca.
They meet up with the rest of his team, and Black Cross accept her, believing that she was stolen as a baby. She reluctantly goes with them. A few days later she receives a letter through Vic from Lucas telling her that he will always love her and they will meet again.
The letter tells Bianca to meet Lucas in October at the Amherst train station. Bianca tells everyone there is a meteor shower so that she can camp out on the grounds to watch it.
She is an average character that has still to develop her own voice and find her way. I was surprised to find out what Bianca really is. Both have secrets on their own and are less than willing to reveal them. A gloomy school setting and a bunch of versatile characters with many secrets qualify Evernight as a good first novel in this vampire novel series. The fight between vampires against the vampire hunters of Black Cross has just begun and we can expect a lot of action and revelations in the next three books in the Evernight series. Great read for vampire fans!
It is the fourth part of the Evernight series, concluding the ongoing plot from the previous novel Hourglass, which began in the first novel Evernight and ran into the second, Stargazer. This book is followed by a new story in the series, "Balthazar". Afterlife received a rating of 3. This will be released in March