Books Review

Review: Afterlife by Claudia Gray

March 10, 2011

Claudia Gray’s Evernight series continues to enthrall me. Every time I read one of the novels, I get sucked into an action-packed and extremely romantic story and am always left wanting, no, craving more. Sadly, though, Afterlife is the last novel in the series.

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Bianca makes such a great narrator and thanks to Ms. Gray, her character truly comes alive, no pun intended. Bianca’s struggle with who she is comes across believably and I understood where she was coming from. Ms. Gray has done a beautiful job giving Bianca a voice and a life, one that I can’t get enough of!

Lucas’ character undergoes a major change in Afterlife. Readers will know that he’s not exactly the same person he used to be and in the novel, he has to come to terms with his new life and overcomes his prejudices. His character is just as complex as Bianca’s and I was eagerly turning the pages to see what was in store for him.

Bianca and Lucas’ relationship is one of the main focuses of the novel and throughout the series Ms. Gray has painted their relationship in a beautiful and complex manner. Out of the other three books, I think Afterlife is the most romantic and it illustrates Bianca and Lucas’ love for each other amazingly.

Throughout the course of the series, Claudia Gray has thrown in twists that readers didn’t see coming and left them with questions they yearned to have answered. She has tied everything up and provides answers. A few things, in my opinion, were rushed, but they still made sense and were believable enough to keep the story going.

If you’re wondering, yes, I loved Afterlife. I’ll admit that I got a little emotional and I’m sad that the Evernight series has come to a close. But Claudia Gray has written a truly amazing ending and I can’t wait for readers to get swept away again in the action, the drama, and the romance they have come to love and cherish. I hope you all enjoy Bianca and Lucas’ final chapter as much as I did and if you haven’t started this series yet, don’t wait any longer!

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    Jamie - I'm a guy, btw
    March 10, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    Excellent review once again, DJ. I’ve heard lots about this series, so I’m adding it to my ever-growing TBR pile (and did you know that Lani saw her at a signing last night?)!

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    Mundie Moms
    March 10, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    Fantastic review!! I really enjoyed Afterlife as well. I’m looking forward to reading more of her books.

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    Lani Woodland
    March 11, 2011 at 5:06 am

    I can’t wait to read my copy. 🙂 Great review.

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    Madigan McGillicuddy
    March 12, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    I’m really looking forward to reading this book – still waiting for it to come in at the library – it’s so popular!

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