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Tuesday, August 24, 2010


Trade Paperback
352 Pages, 5.38 x 8 x 0.85 in
February 1, 2010
Harper Teen
List Price: CAD $9.99, US $8.99, US $7.49
Purchase from: Chapters, Amazon, The Book Depository
Rating: 4.5/5

As the second  book in the Evernight series Stargazer could be considered a transition book but I found that it still manages to offer readers a lot of action, passion and pain. After going their separate ways in Evernight, we now find Bianca and Lucas struggling to maintain their relationship as they both take risks to make it happen. Despite the fact that Bianca and Lucas are rarely together in this book Claudia Gray still manages to have a strong narrative. I believe this has a lot to do with her ability as a writer to create suspense and to keep secrets. With the amount of detail that Claudia puts into her plot it will be difficult for readers to even find the time to miss Lucas.

Stargazer continues to develop the overarching story well, but it also allows Bianca's character to continue learning about who she truly is. What can be seen in this book is that Bianca is slowly understanding more about herself and in doing so is becoming more confident. This book shows how her character has progressed and highlights the questions that she still carries with her. It is evident that Claudia has written her books in a way that allows Bianca to learn more about herself at the same time as the readers. It is this style of writing that helped me personally to identify more with Bianca's character and to enjoy learning about her so much.

With Stargazer there is an opportunity to become more acquainted with some of the minor characters in the series. In particular, Stargazer gives readers a chance to spend more time with one of the more comical characters: Vic. With all of the uncertainty that plagues the main characters it is Vic's humour and laid back nature that helps ease the tension in the book. Vic's style and one liners are refreshing, as is the friendship he shares with Bianca. In addition to their friendship I also enjoyed the dynamic between the group of friends Bianca has at Evernight in Lucas's absence. It is nice to see that Bianca still manages to maintain her friendships despite being away from the love of her life.

As I mentioned previously in my review of the first book, Bianca and Lucas as a couple remind me of a modern day Romeo and Juliet. In Stargazer Claudia does not shy away from this concept rather she embraces it by having Bianca study Shakespeare in her English class. As one of her assignments Bianca is asked to identify flaws in Romeo and Juliet and to comment on them. At this point in the book we not only find out that the play is one of Bianca's favourites, but we also see how she perceives the relationship between the young lovers. It is here that readers will be given a chance to better understand how Bianca views her own relationship with Lucas and how she justifies it.

Stargazer is an excellent addition to the Evernight series and is more than just a transition book. I have just picked up a copy of the third book in the series, Hourglass, and I am reading it now! I have heard great things about this book and am very excited about it!


*For more information about the series you can visit Claudia Gray's website here.


  1. I read this book a few months ago and really liked it. I came by to share that I'm passing on an award to you and to come by to http://thebookishsnob.blogspot.com to find out more about it :D

  2. I love this series! Afterlife is one of my most anticipated upcoming releases to date. Hourglass is my favorite among the three. And it will really shock you! Well... it really shocked me but maybe you'll figure it out be..... yeah... happy Hourglass reading!


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