Stargazer (Evernight Series #2)

Stargazer (Evernight Series #2)

by Claudia Gray

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ISBN-13: 9780061284465
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 02/09/2010
Series: Evernight Series , #2
Pages: 329
Sales rank: 215,597
Product dimensions: 5.46(w) x 8.04(h) x 0.86(d)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

About 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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Stargazer AER

Chapter Two

On the first day of school, not long after dawn, the procession began.

The first few students arrived on foot. They stepped out of the woods, simply dressed, usually with just a single bag slung over one shoulder. I think some of them had walked all night. Their eyes searched the school hungrily as they came closer, as though hoping they would immediately be granted the answers they sought. Even before I saw the first familiar face—Ranulf, who was more than a thousand years old and didn't understand the modern era a bit—I knew who the students in this group were. These were the lost ones, the oldest vampires. They didn't make trouble for anyone; they sank into the background, studying, listening, trying to compensate for the centuries they'd missed.

Lucas had slipped in among these last year. I remembered the way he'd appeared from the fog in his long black coat. Even though I knew better, I kept searching the face of each student who arrived on foot, wishing I could see his face again.

At breakfast time, the cars started to arrive. I was watching from the hallway of the classroom area, just a couple of stories up, so I could see the ornaments on the hoods: Jaguar, Lexus, Bentley. There were little Italian sports cars and SUVs big enough for the sports cars to park in. I could tell that these were the human students, because none of them came alone. Most of them had their parents with them, with a few younger brothers and sisters along for the ride. I even recognized Clementine Nichols, who had a light-brown ponytail and freckles across her nose. To my surprise, Mrs. Bethany met most of themin the courtyard, holding out her hand as graciously as a queen receiving courtiers. She seemed to want to talk to the parents, and she smiled warmly at them as though they were making friends for life. I knew she was faking it, but I had to hand it to her—she was good. As for the human students, the longer they hung out in the courtyard and stared up at Evernight Academy's forbidding stone towers, the more their smiles faded.

"There you are."

I turned from the scene below to see my father, who had pried himself out of bed early for the occasion. He wore a suit and tie, like a professor should, but his rumpled, dark red hair revealed more of his true personality. "Yeah," I said, smiling at him. "I just wanted to see what was going on, I guess."

"Looking for your friends?" My father's eyes twinkled as he stood by my side and peered out the window. "Or scoping out new guys?"

"Dad."

"Backing off as requested." He held up his hands. "You seem a little happier about this than you did last year."

"I'd almost have to, wouldn't I?"

"Guess you would," Dad said, and we both laughed. Last year, I'd been so anti-Evernight that I'd tried to run away the day the students arrived—it seemed like a lifetime ago. "Hey, if you want some breakfast, I think your mother's got the waffle iron fired up and ready to go."

Even though they usually stuck to drinking blood from the clandestine shipments the school provided, my parents always made sure that I ate the real food I still needed. "I'll be up in a sec, okay?"

"Okay." His hand rested on my shoulder for a moment before he turned to leave.

I took one last look at the courtyard. A few families continued milling around or dragging in suitcases, but the third and final wave of students had begun to arrive.

They each came alone, in rented cars. There were a couple of taxicabs, but most of the cars were hired sedans or limousines. When the students emerged, they were already dressed in their tailored uniforms, their hair slicked back and shining. None of them had suitcases; these were the ones who had sent their many possessions on ahead in the boxes and trunks that had been arriving at Evernight for two weeks now. To my displeasure, I saw Courtney, one of my least favorite people, waving airily to some of the other girls. She was one of the many who wore dark sunglasses. That meant they were sensitive to sunlight, which in turn meant they hadn't drunk blood in a while. Dieting, probably, so that they'd look thinner and fiercer.

These were the vampires who needed help with the twentyfirst century but weren't yet totally lost in the changes of time. These were the ones who still had their power—and weren't going to let anyone else at this school forget. I always thought of them the same way.

They were "the Evernight type."

By the time I'd finished my waffles and gone downstairs, the great hall was crammed with a throng of laughing, talking students. For a couple minutes, I was jostled around, feeling small, until I heard one voice shout out above the din, "Bianca!"

"Balthazar!" I smiled and raised my hand above my head, waving to him excitedly. He was a big guy, so tall and so muscular that he could've seemed intimidating as he pushed through the crowd toward me, if it weren't for the kindness in his eyes and the friendly smile on his face.

I went on tiptoe to hug him tightly. "How was your summer?"

"It was great. I worked the night shift at a dockyard in Baltimore." He said this with the same kind of relish that anybody else would use to describe a dream vacation in Cancun. "The guys and I made friends, hung out in bars a lot. I learned how to shoot pool. Started smoking again, too...

Stargazer AER. Copyright © by Claudia Gray. Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved. Available now wherever books are sold.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked Evernight, but Stargazer is much better. I know that most people are all for Lucas and Bianca ending up together, but I think Balthazar is a much better match for her. In Stargazer, this becomes even more apparent. If you liked the first book, you are going to love this one.
soto_caligrl02MI More than 1 year ago
Wow, this second installment to evernight will leave you wanting more...I was hooked since Evernight and i devoured Stargazer just as fast. In this book you will find Bianca putting the peices together to her life as a vampire, her parents finaly let her in on the secret of her "miracle birth" and she is also dealing with a ever complicated love triangle...which im sure to most is the best parts...i know im starting to lose interest in lucas and im leaning towards the other guy,(which i will not say his name and ruin the story, but im sure you all know who im talking about lol...hint? name starts with a "B") This book is nailbiting like the first, and the ending is a page turner..cant wait till the next book is released. You will not be disapointed in this book and you will definetly be reading it twice, so dont wait its a must read!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
when i finshed evernight i felt devastated that it ended without knowing what was going to happen next but now now that i learned about stargazer im already filled with anticipation
if it was as good as the first book i could see these two novels join the top list with harry potter or twilight!
mimiAC More than 1 year ago
ok this is one of my favorite series i can never get bord reading this i love it so much i cant wait for the thrid book :)
linzi-loo More than 1 year ago
this book was so much better than the first. omg. the author keeps you drawn in. i read "stargazer" in one sitting, i couldn't put it down; that's how good it is. i can't wait until "hourglass" comes out!!
VaMpiR3_L0v3r More than 1 year ago
When you think they'll never meet again, and their only contact would be letters. Bianca knows she has to see Lucas again, but Lucas thinks that she is going to leave him. She, Bianca, teams up with another vampire after discovering his sister is still alive. Two vampires and Vampire-hunter unite in a love-action thrilling book.
Mrs_Vladescu73 More than 1 year ago
I absolutely love Claudia Gray and the way she can captivate her audiance with such inticing characters! this book made me eat,sleep, dream Stargazer! i wasnt able to put it down! as the relationship between Lucas and Bianca strains, Balthazar is there to catch the rebound! i love it! I cant possibly wait for Hour Glass!! a whole year until i am reunited with the wonderful characters! and my lovely Balty.hee hee
teen_mom More than 1 year ago
Excellent series..... unfortunately, the wait for the next one seems soooo long.
BellaCullen95 More than 1 year ago
The Evernight books are great. I love them. They are my second favorite vampire series. (next to twilight) I personally like the 2nd book more because, it didn't have such a long exposistion. THe climax started around page 150 in the other book, but in this it got exciting aroung page 60. I also liked how you learned more about Bianca and the big problem she has. I loved this book!!!
DamarisC More than 1 year ago
This story was sooo good! I actually enjoyed it better than Evernight and I loved Evernight too. LOL I am torn between who Bianca should be with :-(. I re-read Evernight and I am sure I will re-read Stargazer lol.
ambloodyrose More than 1 year ago
this story sounds very close to vampire knight with Yuki and Zero. if u really like this story u should read Vampire Knight. Yeah i know its a manga book but the story is fantastic. i think any one would live this story if u like vampires. i dont think ull be disappointed by this story. and if u want to read a bit before u read the book go to One Manga and read a bit! :)
mary_123 More than 1 year ago
This is a very amazing book. Bianca and Lucas have amazing chemistry, and I love how Claudia Gray shows it. Bianca is being chased by evil ghosts, because of a secret her parents kept from her. Twisting in a very difficult realationship with a Black Cross member, she kind of has a moment of confusion with another boy. Read and you'll find out just how addictive it can be.
JCSmith More than 1 year ago
I was a little disappointed with the ending, but at the same time I can't wait to see what happens in the next book. Overall, it was even better than Evernight, and I didn't think that was possible. While there was still the emotional relationship between Bianca and Lucas, we got to see quite a bit more of Balthazar. I found myself wondering where his story was going to next by the end of the book. I can understand the feelings Bianca has for Lucas, but part of me wishes that she would give Balthazar a chance; a real chance. With her slowly turning into a vampire, it makes more sense for her to be with someone like Balthazar than with a vampire hunter. Unless something drastic happens with Black Cross, the relationship between Lucas and Bianca appears to be doomed. (cue the Romeo and Juliet music) ... It will be interesting to see how, or if, Bianca gets her happily-ever-after. Hopefully this tale of star-crossed lovers won't end as tragically as William Shakespeare's did.
darkangel10 More than 1 year ago
i bought evernight because of the cover, thats how i pick most of my books, i read the back of the book and i though it would be an interesting vampire book. i was halfway through the book and there was still no mention of vampires, so i was kind og confused, i thought maybe i misread the description, but a few chapters later i was shocked when bianca bit lucas. i didn't understand what she was doing at first:D anyways i loved the story and i am a sucker for romance and i couldn't wait for the second book to see what happens with lucas and bianca. and stargazer didn't let me down:D i loved the addition of ghosts and the twisted story of how bianca was born. i love that no matter what lucas always risks everything for bianca. i was so mad at the end and how it finished with bianca accepting to be a vampire hunter!!!! but all in all it was a great book! can't wait for hourglass!!!
Everlove More than 1 year ago
I liked this one a lot better than the first. I found that this one was more thrilling and more happened in it. I can't wait to see what happens in the third, HOURGLASS. I'm not sure when it will, but i am extremely excited to see how Bianca deals with Blackcross, the wraiths, and her vampire-self coming the the surface!
Book_freakk More than 1 year ago
Evernight was great, I bet Stargazer will be even better!
YAaddict on LibraryThing 27 days ago
Going into Stargazer, I was expecting it to be like alot of "in between" books in series. Kind of just a book that's a preface for the next book. And in the beginning it seemed like it would be. But as soon as I got into the good stuff, I found myself liking Stargazer better than the first one! There is another supernatural element added into the plot that adds to the excitement. There is also a new character that adds alot of drama. We also find out a little more about what's going on with Mrs. Bethany. That's all I want to say on the plot, because I don't want to spoil the surprise.We have some great character development in this book that just makes you love the characters more. Even though Lucas and Bianca were separated alot in this book, There are some great moments with them together that make up for it. They really grow as a couple. Bianca is still just as easy to love and root for as ever. I loved seeing more Balthazar in this one. The love triangle was turned up a few notches. After reading Stargazer, I have decided I want Balthazar as mine. Bianca can have Lucas, but I want Balthazar and all his yummyness. I just love how even though he is so much older than Bianca in real years, he always treats her as an equal (take some pointers Edward). Okay, moving on because I could talk about Balthazar all day.Bianca and Raquel's relationship as friends grows stronger. We get to see them both being there for each other during tough times. It was nice to see Bianca with a set girl friend. Vic was just as goofy and himself as before, but you can also see his intelligence behind the goofiness. There is something about Ranulf, with him being one of the oldest vampires and being so out of touch with the modern world, that makes me just love him and want to give him a hug. He had me laughing at some of the things he said.I still love that aspect of the story. How vampires lose touch of the modern world in time. It just makes sense, but I have never seen that in a vampire story before. Scenes like the vampires trying to drive a car or Balthazer learning dance revolution are awesome.My only dissappointment was the absence of Patrice, Bianca's roommate from the year before. She really grew on me in the last book. But there are so many fantastic characters that it didn't really bother me. The ending is action packed and ended at a scene that made me so happy I had the next book in the series at hand. I had to know the outcome of Bianca's new scenario. Stargazer was an excellent new installment to the series that I just coudn't put down. This is definitely a series not to be missed.
krau0098 on LibraryThing 27 days ago
This is the second book in the Evernight series. There are supposed to be four books in the series. This book was much like the first book for me. If you liked the first book you will like this one. It is beautifully written, the first part is kind of boring and nothing happens, and then the last few chapters are so packed with action it's amazing.Bianca is returning to school after a grueling summer separated from Lucas. Upon returning to school she finds out that she is being haunted by wraiths. Much of the story deals with Bianca trying to get away from campus to secretly meet with Lucas. Balthazar is also in the story a lot.The pacing of this book matched the first book. It is pretty darn boring for the first two thirds. A lot of teenage angsting going on as Bianca feels sorry for herself because she can't be with Lucas. The wraith hauntings happen at wide intervals and are the only interesting thing in the beginning of the book. The end of the book however is packed with so many revelations and action scenes that it leaves you dizzy.This whole series has been much more well-written than the House of the Night series by PC and Kirsten Cast. Unfortunately the pacing is such that I find these books to be pretty dull. I don't really think Bianca is the most inspriing character either.The end of the book is fantastic and almost makes up for the slow beginning. The end was enough to make me want to know what happens in the next book. This book was definitely a transition novel that builds to the next book. This book is definitely not a stand alone; you need to read Evernight first. Also this book doesn't resolve much at all; so for any resolution you'll have to hang around for the next book "Hourglass".
missnickynack on LibraryThing 27 days ago
Evernight Academy: an exclusive boarding school for the most beautiful, dangerous students of all-vampires. Bianca, born to two vampires, has always been told her destiny is to become one of them.But Bianca fell in love with Lucas-a vampire hunter sworn to destroy her kind. They were torn apart when his true identity was revealed, forcing him to flee the shool. Although they may be separated, Bianca and Lucas will not give each other up. She will risk anyhting for the chance to see him agian, even if it means coming face-to-face with the vampire hunters of Black Cross-ordecieving the powerful vampires of Evernight. Bianca's secrets will force her to live a life of lies. Yet Bianca isn't the only one keeping secrets. When Evernight is attacked by an evil force taht seems to target her, she discovers the truth she thought she knew is only the beginning.
DeeDee10 on LibraryThing 27 days ago
This was a good novel to add to Evernight. You can really see the problem of Lucas being a human and Bianca being a vampire. You also can't help but think that Bianca should stick with Balthazar as she figths and argues with Lucas. I can't wait to read Hourglass and Afterlife when I can get my hands on them. You can feel the internal struggle that they both feel. Their emotions and feelings are real and obvious to us.
xXlovelyxladyXx on LibraryThing 27 days ago
Wow. What to say about this book....well first off, it most definitely lived up to its reputation and was far better than the first. And of course, the love triangle between Lucas, Bianca, and Balthazar was also a great touch. But along with this book's great point's there were also some....not so great points I happened to notice.Let's start off with the good points: what an AMAZING COVER! Three words to sum it up? Gorgeous, beautiful, and stunning. And the plot? Also incredibly creative. It was fresh, it was new, and there were surprises at every turn, just when you thought you understood what was going on. And I do love Bianca and Lucas. They're a very cute YA couple and because I haven't had the chance to read this series in such a long time, I forgot that. And the characters? They felt so real to me, each and every one.Now for the bad points: although the book was written fantastically, I found the beginning to be rather dull and hard to get through. I suppose all books can go through these sort of phases but for some reason, this book's start off wasn't as eye-opening as I had hoped. The plot - although extremely creative and very nail-biting - was slightly predictable for the first half of the book. I called it before it came and as fun as that is to do, it isn't fun to do that constantly.All in all, I truly did love this breathtaking sequel by Claudia Grey and I can hardly wait to read the third installment of the series: Hourglass.Rating: 5 out 5 Stars
lost.in.stories on LibraryThing 27 days ago
Intrigue, action and suspense abound in the second book of the Evernight teen vampire series, a definite must read for all Evernight fans. Stargazer had been sitting on my shelf for a couple of months before I picked it up, I don¿t know why I took so long to read it because I loved Evernight. Well I have now finished Stargazer and whilst not being my favourite of the series (I liked Evernight better) Stargazer is still an enjoyable read with many plot twists and turns. It¿s a new school year at Evernight and Bianca is still separated from the love of her life, Lucas. Bianca will do anything to be with Lucas even if that means lying to the people she loves. However, whilst she might be hiding secrets, others in her life also have secrets of their own that have dire implications for Bianca. I just have to say I did find the plot to be slow going at the start of the novel but don¿t let that put you off because things start to pick up. I also have to give props to Claudia Gray for the plot, there were so many revelations I did not see coming at all which is very refreshing, I love to be surprised!Many of the main and supporting characters from Evernight are back including Raquel, Balthazar and Lucas. I loved the relationship between Lucas and Bianca in the first book so I was a bit worried Lucas wasn¿t going to feature too much in stargazer (with Lucas leaving Evernight) but fear not Lucas fans he is in the book and is just as brooding and caring towards Bianca as ever, that boy would do anything for Bianca, it¿s so sweet! We also get to find out a bit more of Balthazar, whose relationship with Bianca really develops in Stargazer especially because they both need each other for something (sorry I don¿t want to give it away). The relationship between Raquel and Bianca also developed more in Stargazer, I really felt for poor Raquel in Stargazer so it was nice to see her shut down her defenses and open up to Bianca. Bianca discovers a few revelations that she has to deal with whilst also trying to handle her ever increasing vampire tendencies, especially her ever increasing need for blood. Her belief of the good in all vampires is also tested when she witnesses the death of a vampire at the hands of another vampire and her parents reveal some shocking information about her birth.Apart from the romance aspect of the book we are also given more insight into the mysteries surrounding Evernight Academy, why exactly did Mrs.Bethany let in human students? We are also introduced to a new supernatural element, ghosts (or wraiths), which have their eyes on Bianca. What do they want with Bianca you say, well I don¿t want to spoil the surprise but I wasn¿t expecting it at all, so you know its¿ good. A new vampire is also introduced who is not what she seems, I¿m just going to say looks can be deceiving. Towards the end of the book the action really picked up, I couldn¿t stop reading and then all of a sudden I was at the end of the book, good thing I had a copy of Hourglass!
cattytonks1503 on LibraryThing 27 days ago
stargazer is a good book .. i found my self not wanting it put it down and waiting to read it form cover to cover . i found my self hopping that Balthazar and Bianca would get closer to a real relationship but Im not against Lucas and Bianca. i found its more a romeo and Juliet romance between them yes they fit together but at times i think that Balthazar might be better for her . over all i liked the book and i would read it again .
katiedoll on LibraryThing 27 days ago
Stargazer pleasantly surprised me; it was far better than the first book, Evernight, and gave me hope that I¿ll enjoy the rest of the series a lot more than I had previously predicted.Lucas is absent in many scenes, which irritated me quite a bit at first. To me, at least, this is dominantly a love story, one of which Lucas plays a crucial rule. How were we to see how his slight vampire abilities were developing? What was happening with the Black Cross? How would he and Bianca maintain their relationship? Fortunately Claudia Gray managed to answer those questions with frequent, sneaky visits between the two lovers. And the absence of Lucas was enough to pave way for a completely new addition of plot: the wraiths. Some people didn¿t care for it, but I absolutely love the new revelations and discoveries of Bianca¿s existence regarding the wraiths. Their scenes were terrifying and shocking and it gave me a new appreciation for the series.Balthazar was another reason why I¿ve begun to really like this series. I didn¿t care so much for him in Evernight, but in Stargazer, we learn a lot more about him. He¿s sweet, determined to win over his sister and the lengths he¿d go to make Bianca happy is adorable. Don¿t get me wrong, as of right now I¿m still Team Lucas, but Balthazar is close behind.Overall, I really enjoyed Stargazer. It combines everything you liked from the first novel - the characters, the romance, the eerie setting - with a new intensity and enemy that will have you on the edge of your seat. If you¿ve read Evernight and, like me, wasn¿t crazy for it, I think you should give Stargazer a try! You might get a new outlook on the series! I¿m definitely excited to get my hands on Hourglass.
bookluvrmindy on LibraryThing 27 days ago
After I devoured Evernight, I was thrilled when this book was available for pickup at the library. And guess what? I loved it! I think I liked this one better than the first! Even though the twists were not as shocking as the first book, I couldn't take my hands off this one (unless I was biting my nails) until I was finished. I am going to have to buy these books when the next one comes out in a few weeks.