Afterlife (Evernight Series #4)

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Destiny awaits Bianca and Lucas. . . .

Bianca and Lucas believe they could endure anything to be together. When fate transforms Bianca into a ghostly wraith and turns Lucas into a vampire—the very creature he spent his life hunting—they are left reeling.

There is only one place Lucas can turn for help . . . Evernight Academy. But the vampire hunters of Black Cross are still pursuing them, and a final battle between wraiths and vampires looms at...

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Overview

Destiny awaits Bianca and Lucas. . . .

Bianca and Lucas believe they could endure anything to be together. When fate transforms Bianca into a ghostly wraith and turns Lucas into a vampire—the very creature he spent his life hunting—they are left reeling.

There is only one place Lucas can turn for help . . . Evernight Academy. But the vampire hunters of Black Cross are still pursuing them, and a final battle between wraiths and vampires looms at Evernight. Bianca and Lucas are facing dangers on every side—sometimes even from their oldest friends and allies. They’ve overcome every obstacle life has thrown at them, but is their love strong enough to survive the challenges after life?

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Kristy Kilfoyle
The fourth installment of the "Evernight" series picks up in the projection room of a dilapidated theater. A battle that ended the previous volume culminated with teen vampire Charity sinking her teeth into Lucas. We join in after the fray as Lucas is being transformed into a vampire and a voracious one at that. When Lucas comes face-to-face with his mother, Kate, she refuses to accept that her son has become what they both have fought so hard against. At the same time, Lucas's desire to feed almost overtakes him. Lucas and the other vampires escape thanks to Bianca's haunting presence. The only solution for Lucas's blood cravings is for him to learn to control them and that means returning to Evernight Academy. Bianca tags along, trying to steer clear of the wraith traps planted by Mrs. Bethany and stealing precious moments with Lucas. Tension is heightened between the two lovebirds when they realize that they are unable to be together physically. Teens that enjoyed the "Twilight" series will delight in the romance and revel in the scenes where characters come to blows. A must-have for those libraries that already own the first three titles in the series. Those looking for similar supernatural series might also enjoy Smith-Ready's books, Shift and Shade. Reviewer: Kristy Kilfoyle
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061284519
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 3/6/2012
  • Series: Evernight Series , #4
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 273,574
  • Age range: 13 - 17 Years
  • Lexile: 740L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Claudia Gray

Claudia Gray is the pseudonym of New Orleans-based writer Amy Vincent, the author of the New York Times bestselling Evernight series. She has worked as a lawyer, a journalist, a disc jockey, and an extremely poor waitress. Her grandparents' copy of mysteries of the unexplained is probably the genesis of her fascination with most things mysterious and/or inexplicable.

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  • Posted October 12, 2010

    Sad to see it end, but what a way to go!

    Sigh. One of my favorite series, Evernight by Claudia Gray, is coming to a close. But there is good news. The fourth and final book of the series, AFTERLIFE, meets all expectations . . . and then some.

    When we last left Lucas and Bianca, Bianca had been turned into a wraith and Lucas-the former vampire killer-was about to wake as a vampire himself. All our favorite characters were present: the scrumptious Balthazar, the quirky Vic, and the adorably-out-of-touch Ranulf. AFTERLIFE picks up moments later, and Bianca is debating whether to kill Lucas to honor his wishes of never becoming a vampire or follow her own heart in the hopes he can come to grips with his transformation.

    Lucky for us, Bianca follows her heart and Lucas is reborn. The final installment brings the crew back to Evernight and the ever-mysterious Ms. Bethany. While Bianca and Lucas struggle with their new undead status, they also strive to undercover why Ms. Bethany is attracting wraiths-the understood enemy to the vampire-to Evernight, battle parental insecurity issues, and attempt to figure out how to be a couple now that one of them barely has a body and the other is consumed by the need for blood. Along with the usual crew, Dana, Raquel and Patrice also come back to say a final farewell.

    I give Ms. Gray kudos for the ending. It was not the ending I anticipated, but it was one hundred percent true to the story. Anything less or different would have been unfair to the world and characters she has so lovingly created. And fans do not have to despair over the series ending. Balthazar is coming back with his very own series in the future, which I am eagerly anticipating.

    AFTERLIFE won't hit stores until March 8, 2011, but is already available for pre-order. And look for BALTHAZAR in bookstores March 2012!

    I recieved AFTERLIFE via NetGalley, courtesy of Harper Collins, in exchange for a review. I was beyond grateful to accept.

    10 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 9, 2010

    Loved it!

    I won an ARC of this book, It was awesome. You guys will love it!!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2012

    Ahh

    So stupid

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2012

    Could have been better

    I love the Evernight series but this last book made me want to throw a shoe at someones head!!! I think the biggest reason why I didn't like this one is because I didn't like the third one and I just didn't expect much from this one.
    Although I am looking forward to the realease of Balthazar; a spin off book of the Evernight series. Comig out March 6.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 29, 2011

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    Deceived...

    This last book was not my favorite. It was a deception to have waited so long for it and to have expected so much from it. Happily Ever After does not apply to an 'interpret it yourself' kind of ending. Unless there's really more to be said about Bianca and Lucas's life together. (There's not though, Claudia Gray said herself that she felt Bianca and Lucas's story was done).

    Though Bianca can evidently protect herself, Lucas had been built to protect her, and I think that this book leaves her pretty much unprotected for the 'eternal' part of her life. Without giving too much away, how does a love so perfect as the one these two built together get shattered by something so malleable as ones own upbringing.

    What is to become of Bianca after? I don't know, but that is sort of what irked my nerves; the part where I'm left wondering so negatively about it. Ugh...

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 10, 2011

    worst ever

    laughable plot and basically entire novel either put me to sleep or made me want to use it to feed the fireplace oh wait its an ebook i'll just delete it don't waste your time, or money

    2 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 22, 2011

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    A Lackluster Afterlife

    Claudia Gray is tying up all the loose ends in the conclusion to her Evernight series. The book picks up as Lucas is about to rise from his first death to start his second life as a vampire. Lucas' internal struggle with becoming the very thing he was taught to hate, isn't his only battle. Now he has to fight the hunger. And live with the stigma of Black Cross among his previous prey. Bianca is still learning what it means to be a wraith, along with her own issues about being dead. Lucas, Bianca, and our favorite side kicks all journey back to Evernight. Along the way Lucas will face his mom, we find out exactly what Mrs. Bethany is up to with all those ghosts and if love really can transcend all obstacles.

    The highlight of Afterlife was the supporting cast. Vic and Ranulf stole the show. Ranulf's backwards old english translations never failed to make me laugh. Patrice, Dana, and Raquel also join the mix and proved what real friendship truly is. There are some tough family issues as well. The overall message is what are the limits of love. Gray explores quite a few variations within different relationships.

    Some low points. Unfortunately I can't say the highlight was the love story. The romance is why I read and followed the series. But they were more like an old married couple than star crossed teenage lovers. Bianca's constant repetitive blaming of Lucas' undead state on Balthazar. I can understand why she's upset, I just wish every time Bianca complained about it that it would be phrased differently. It was worded exactly the same each time. And became redundant. Unfortunately she harped on it a lot. I also didn't care for the end. It was neat and tidy, all my favorite people lived, but I found to be a bit of a let down. It was safe. Sweet. Tame. Normally I don't like tragedies, but Afterlife needed something messy and imperfect. It needed something more profound. Even though Bianca and Lucas were going in opposite directions individually their relationship seem to be working just fine. Almost like they had worked though all the major obstacles in the previous books. Afterlife was really focused on their separate struggles, when readers like me are more interested in their couple troubles. I guess it needed more angst. Maybe the ending would have sat with me better if there was more drama in their relationship during the book.

    Afterlife was OK. It was entertaining. But it didn't move me as much as some of the other books in the series. The romance was lackluster, anticlimactic. The end was sufficient but nothing I'm going to swoon over. I think it's a toss up either your going to love it, or feel stood up. The best part of the ending for me was the full page announcement of a spin off featuring Balthazar.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 10, 2011

    I waited sooo long for this book...

    It was terrible. I skipped pages... Hopefully the next one is better. If there is a next one.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 14, 2011

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    Not Her Best!

    Even though I love Claudia Gray series Evernight I was excited when it came out. When I read the book it wasn't going to be as I expected it to be. I thought there would be more romance between Bianca and Lucas! But all it had was a lot of twist and turns with Cherity revenge and I thought having Lucas going back to school was a bad Idea they should have consintrated on more Bianca and Lucas romance of being together!

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 19, 2010

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    Can't wait!

    I am so excited! It is going to be heart breaking! I cried like a baby when i read Hourglass. I had to put down Hourglass because I coulldn't read the words and the pages were drenched in my tears because when Bianca died it was so heart breaking. What a forbidden romance this is.

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 24, 2014

    Evernight series

    I read the first three books and i loved them except the third book left a HUGE cliffhanger and i hated how she died and became a wraith...i hate how lucas is a vampire and everything.
    It also freaks me out that the all drink each others blood.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2014

    So sad but so good!

    Loved it. I was wondering what would become of Lucas and Bianca. Awesome book. Must read the series.

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  • Posted March 28, 2014

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    I Also Recommend:

    I truly Loved the Evernight series!  Claudia Gray does a fine jo

    I truly Loved the Evernight series!  Claudia Gray does a fine job wrapping up all the characters in this final installment.  If you loved the other 3 books in the series, you will love this one too!  I am sad that the series is over.  I am hoping to read more books by Claudia Gray.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2014

    Loved iit

    Loved it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2012

    :o

    I loved this book. Made me teary eyed when Bianca died. I wish the series lasted longer instead of ending with a 4th book..

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 21, 2012

    Book

    I hate the fact that she dies.... when she died i lost alot of intrest, i thought it was good tell she died amd he became a vampire... so i dont recomed this book fornyounifnyounlike it when the mair character dies...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 6, 2012

    Y.

    This was horrible! I felt i had to force myself to finish it for the sake of my well being ( and because i payed for it) it drags on and on like all bianca thinks about is lucas lucas lucas!! And its not even good reasons she says she worries about him and she understands his predicament and yes i understand that but after every chapter with 3 pages worth of worrying IT GETS OLD not to mention she keeps on blaming Baltazar for the death of lucas!! Its constant we get it he did somthing wrong!! I find this book annoying with no actual action or feelings it feelslikehalf the book is guilt!! And to be honest ive always liked Baltazar and bianca dont get me wrong I wasnt quiting on the seris and I was finnaly getting into the Lucas thing but then he has to act like a huge jerk!! He acts like hes theonly person in the world that went through the transition of being a vampire. When someone goes on a date it turns into this black cross fight wich had ALREADY happend like 2 chapters ago lucas is so STUPID at thispoint I was resorting to enjoying Vics scenes even though hes my least favorite character the only sanctuary was Baltazar and Patrice my favorite characters because they have substance unlike any the other characters god i wouldnt have bothered to wastemy money on this if i knew whata DISSAPOINTMENT it would dont waste your money... ever!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2012

    Amazing

    The most amazing ending ever. It was so romantic. You have to read these series!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 21, 2012

    AWSOME!!!!!

    I think you should write another book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 28, 2012

    Mad that i read past the second book

    I hate the ending, oh il love you so much and it was always.mu destiny to be a wraith and after everything weve been through im going to freaking die like any.human. she could have gotten so much more creative. The thing bianca did could have turned them both into a new type of supernatural thing. Best of both worlds. Balthezer should have raken over sschool. I expexted so much more, i mean the last book ended horrible like i was pisssed but i umerstood that she was.gnna solve it all in this book and she didnt at all. She did nothing. Screw this series. Lxoved the first 2 books the pure hate, the scene with christopher andher should have been longer and heartfelt. So sad. That it endthis way, wish i could.get my miney.back and i wish i wiuld have stopped reading after the swxomd book. Damn bad endings

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