by Claudia Gray
Cover Artist: Karon Pearson
Review by Mel Jacob
HarperTeen Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9780061284397
Date: 01 June 2008 List Price $16.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
Star crossed lovers reminiscent of Romeo and Juliet seek happiness only to discover their families and backgrounds make that impossible. Bianca Olivier hates her new boarding school Evernight Academy. Despite the presence of her loving and supportive parents, both teachers, the snobbish students add to her anguish. When she tries to run away, she meets Lucas Ross and feels an immediate affinity with him. From official release/information:
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.
"I couldn't stand it if they took it out on you," he tells Bianca, "and eventually they would."
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.