Claudia Gray

Review brought to you by OBS staff member Katie
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?


First of all I have to say what a wonderful opportunity it was to be able to review afterlife before it hit the shelves. I had a few friends a little envious.

To no surprise Claudia Gray has done it again for me. I was so immersed in the world she created that I could do nothing but read. No one could get my attention if I had Afterlife in my hand. Not that many books can get me that interested.

I wouldn’t say that Claudia Gray writes in a way that is extremely detailed. But her writing style is such that it allows the reader to really imagine what the Evernight Academy world looks like. It’s like I was there seeing it first hand.

Afterlife was a great ending to a wonderful love story. I am quite satisfied with the outcome, which is surprising since lately the books I’ve read leave me wanting more when there isn’t anything else coming.
And of course I have to mention the twists. So many things happened that I never thought could happen. Of course every writer is different but I have never seen (SPOILER ALERT) someone go from a human to a vampire back to human again. And done in a way that actually makes a little bit of sense if you think about it.

I along with a friend think it would be interesting if Claudia Gray (or even someone else) came out with a separate book about a what it’s like being a vampire for hundreds of years and then being turned back human. Obviously Lucas couldn’t be telling the story because he wasn’t a vampire very long. But wouldn’t it be funny.

To sum everything up, if your looking for a good book to read and you haven’t picked up the first book in the series yet, do so soon. I promise if you are a fan of Twilight, The Darkest Powers, Morganville, ect you will love these!