Books by Claudia Gray

DEFY THE WORLDS by Claudia Gray
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 3, 2018

"A fast, fun follow-up. (Science fiction. 12-adult)"
After Defy the Stars (2017), new threats reunite Noemi, a human, and Abel, a mech or anthropoid robot. Read full book review >
DEFY THE STARS by Claudia Gray
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 4, 2017

"Intelligent and thoughtful, a highly relevant far-off speculative adventure. (Science-fiction. 12 & up)"
A teen soldier teams up with an enemy android to end an interplanetary war. Read full book review >
TEN THOUSAND SKIES ABOVE YOU by Claudia Gray
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"The inventiveness of the many worlds Marguerite traverses should keep fans happy. (Science fiction. 12-18)"
The parallel-universe sci-fi/romance story begun with A Thousand Pieces of You (2014) continues.Read full book review >
SORCERESS by Claudia Gray
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 3, 2015

"Entertaining and substantial, satisfying and subversive—either way, it's a treat. (Paranormal suspense. 13-17)"
To save the people of Captive's Sound, Nadia bound herself as apprentice to 400-year-old witch Elizabeth Pike; now Nadia's friends seek to free her and to stop Elizabeth's master, the One Beneath, from entering the world. Read full book review >
A THOUSAND PIECES OF YOU by Claudia Gray
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"This trilogy opener offers solid entertainment for readers willing to go with the fictional flow. (Science fiction. 12-18)"
A girl and her two possible heartthrobs travel across parallel universes to avenge her father's murder. Read full book review >
STEADFAST by Claudia Gray
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 4, 2014

"The eternal conflict between ends and means keeps the tension taut and the plot humming. Stay tuned. (Paranormal romance. 13 & up)"
All's not well in Captive's Sound; the ancient evil Nadia and friends believed they'd vanquished has not only survived, their efforts have made it stronger than ever (Spellcaster, 2013). Read full book review >
SPELLCASTER by Claudia Gray
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 5, 2013

"This riveting tale will keep readers up late and clamoring for the next installment. (Paranormal romance. 12 & up)"
Three wounded but valiant protagonists confront a monstrous evil with human roots in this promising series opener. Read full book review >
FATEFUL by Claudia Gray
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"One wonders, why werewolves? At least it has some approachable history. And it will probably sell. (Paranormal romance. 12 & up)"
It has come to this: werewolves on the Titanic. Read full book review >
STARGAZER by Claudia Gray
Released: April 1, 2009

Events tore apart star-crossed lovers Bianca and Lucas at the end of Evernight (2008), when the inevitable conflict between Bianca's vampire family and Lucas's vampire-hunting family nearly destroyed the teens and their loved ones. Amidst surveillance and suspicion, they contrive to meet secretly, using Balthazar—an attractive vampire—as a cover. Meanwhile, Bianca's attempts to discover why humans have been admitted to vampire bastion Evernight Academy (which teen-looking vampires attend to learn how to manage in the modern world) stir up evil wraiths seemingly intent upon destroying—or maybe saving—her. Bianca's tendency to belabor every point, particularly the depth of her love for Lucas, makes for a dull narrative style, and three-dimensional characters are pretty much nonexistent. Despite the predictable romantic entanglements and the constant telling, the plot races along with a search for a crazed renegade vampire, threatening ghosts, uncovered secrets and a flaming climax with a significant body count. Fans of the first volume will be satisfied; insufficient back story means no one else will know (or care) what is going on. (Fantasy. 12 & up)Read full book review >
EVERNIGHT by Claudia Gray
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: May 27, 2008

Star-crossed lovers, vampires and a passive heroine populate this first in a projected four-book series. When Bianca's parents accept teaching jobs at gloomy, gothic Evernight, she considers running away, but instead meets handsome fellow student Lucas. Their absorbing love grows rapidly despite his shady behavior. But both are hiding important truths: She's a vampire and he's a vampire hunter. The problem is Bianca's first-person narration. Why does she hide her vampirism from the reader for half the book? The mysterious foreshadowing and hints about "Evernight type" students seem disingenuous at best once readers realize Bianca knew everything all along. Thin characterization, a need to state the obvious and constant iteration of Lucas's name quickly grow old. Some fun details (a modern technology class where vampires learn to use iPods), the inexorable clash between the vampires and their Black Cross hunters and the open question of what will happen next make this enjoyable enough, particularly for fans of that other vampire series who need something to read while they wait for Breaking Dawn (Meyer, 2008). (Fantasy. 12 & up)Read full book review >