Afterlife (Evernight Series #4)

Afterlife (Evernight Series #4)

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by Claudia Gray
     
 

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Destiny awaits Bianca and Lucas . . .

Bianca and Lucas have always believed they could endure anything to be together. When a twist of fate not only transforms Bianca into a wraith but also turns Lucas into a vampire—the very creature he spent his life hunting—they are left reeling.

Haunted by his powerful need to kill, Lucas can turn to

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Destiny awaits Bianca and Lucas . . .

Bianca and Lucas have always believed they could endure anything to be together. When a twist of fate not only transforms Bianca into a wraith but also turns Lucas into a vampire—the very creature he spent his life hunting—they are left reeling.

Haunted by his powerful need to kill, Lucas can turn to only one place for help . . . Evernight Academy. Bianca is determined to remain with him. But with the vampire leader of Evernight waging a war against wraiths, her former home has become the most dangerous place she could be, despite the new powers her ghostly transformation has given her.

A battle between wraiths and vampires looms, and Bianca and Lucas face a terrifying new reality. They've overcome every obstacle life has thrown at them, but is their love strong enough to survive the challenges after life?

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062069757
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
03/08/2011
Series:
Evernight Series , #4
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
227,970
File size:
548 KB
Age Range:
13 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

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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Afterlife (Evernight Series #4) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 250 reviews.
RachelHarrisWrites More than 1 year ago
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.
bookjac More than 1 year ago
I won an ARC of this book, It was awesome. You guys will love it!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Katniss_Forks More than 1 year ago
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...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So stupid
Unwasted_Words More than 1 year ago
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.
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Hello. How are you? I bow.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it
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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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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...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The most amazing ending ever. It was so romantic. You have to read these series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think you should write another book
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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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