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Bianca is sent to vampire school by her parents where she must discover herself and what a vampire truly means in terms of blood thirst while being careful about where she places her trust and love. Bianca is a rare find because she is one of the few vampires that was born as one which is an occasion that happens every few centuries. She was born and continued to grow through childhood under the watchful eye of her parents and the community. She was fed goat blood through a bottle as a toddler and was told that this is her secret she must keep until the day she was to transform to a fully fledged vampire. This is a process that her parents explained she would first die and then be reborn as a fully developed vampire. At the age of sixteen the parents take her to Evernight which is a school exclusively for vampires and Bianca becomes quite homesick.

However, there are a number of distractions at the school. Lucas is a handsome teen who is one of the very few humans that have been admitted to the school. Unfortunately, Lucas is actually a 21 year old member of the Black Cross which is an organization of vampire hunters. He was initially sent to the school to spy and bring information which will lead to its destruction and killing the vampires. In the beginning, Lucas thinks that Bianca is human because she is not yet a fully fledged vampire but this changes when she accidentally bites him. He allows her to bite him again and he starts to experience changes like super speed and strength. When she takes Lucas to her parents they accept that he will soon change into a vampire.

Bianca though, does not know the real identity of Lucas and one day when she is having a conversation with her parents she inadvertently gives them information from which they deduce he is a hunter. When Lucas finds out, he runs away and the vampires go after him. He manages to escape at a river because fully fledged vampires cannot cross but Bianca swims after him and catches up. After pleading for his life and convincing her, she joins him and goes to a church where other members of the Black cross are getting weapons. However, the vampires get there and start to burn the church. Bianca realizes that she has to convince the vampires to let them go and go with them or the humans will die. She does so and the vampires return with her and her parents to Evernight.
Best part of story, including ending: I liked the story because it features a vampire and a human that are both afraid and excited about what they feel for each other before they tell the truth to each other that is.

Best scene in story: I like the scene in chapter 9 where Bianca, the main character says that she feels she is lying to Lucas especially after she accidentally bit him. She has no idea that the whole time, it is he who has been lying to her. It is a twist in the story that shows naive and innocent perspectives of the main character.

Opinion about the main character: I like that Bianca is willing to see past the humanity of Lucas and his mistakes in the end to fight for his life because of the love that she has for him.

The review of this Book prepared by Nicholas Waithaka a Level 3 Eurasian Jay scholar





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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 50%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 20%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 10%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 20% Tone of book    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   fantasy story on current Earth Magical Beings/Mental/Magical/Powers    -   Yes magical powers:    -   vampires Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Kid's book (ages 7-14)

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Age:    -   a teen If magical mental powers:    -   is very quick

Setting

Earth setting:    -   current (early 21st century) Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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