Stargazer by Claudia Gray
Reading level: Young Adult
Hardcover: 336 pages
By Brandie Moore, Courier Books Editor
“At midnight, the storm arrived. Dark clouds scudded across the sky, blotting out the stars. The quickening wind chilled me as strands of my red hair blew across my forehead and cheeks. I pulled up the hood of my black raincoat and tucked my messenger bag beneath it. Despite the gathering storm, the grounds of Evernight still weren't completely dark. Nothing less than total darkness would do. Evernight Academy's teachers could see in the night and hear through the wind. All vampires could. Of course, at Evernight, the teachers weren't the only vampires. When the school year began in a couple of days, the students would arrive, most of them as powerful, ancient, and undead as the professors. I wasn't powerful or ancient, and I was still very much alive. But I was a vampire, in a way—born to two vampires, destined to become one myself eventually, and with my own appetite for blood. I'd slipped past the teachers before, trusting in my own powers to help me, as well as some dumb luck. But tonight I waited for that darkness. I wanted as much cover as possible. I guess I was nervous about my first burglary.”
Stargazer is the second book in theEvernight series of teen vampire books written by Claudia Gray . Beyond being the title of the series, Evernight is an old, creepy looking school in which the series of stories is centered.Gray describes the school as an ancient, gothic- looking place, but if you read the first book you know that’s because the school is full of vampires.