Author: Claudia Gray
Published: Harper Teen, 2009
Bianca, partial-human daughter to two vampires, is going through some changes, and they aren’t just your average teen hormonal changes. Bianca is slowly changing into a vampire. Suddenly crossing rivers bothers her, she needs blood several times a day, and her reflexes are even faster than before. The changes are scaring her. She isn’t sure she wants to be a vampire and wonders if she can just stay as she currently is and never make the full change. To make matters worse, her love life is in a serious slump. Her boyfriend, well sort-of boyfriend, Lucas, has been banned from campus. After the headmistress discovered that he was part of Black Cross, a society of vampire hunters, he became persona non-grata at Evernight Academy.
Trying to deal with the loss of Lucas in her life, the changes she’s going through, and the pressure of her parents to make the change to a full-fledged vampire, Bianca is stressed to the max. Add to that a few wraiths giving her cryptic messages and a rather hunky vampire named Balthazar and welcome to her world of confusion....