Review | Taste by Kate Evangelista
ok kittens... this is a first for me - I have never read a book like this one - and so I don't spoil it - I'm only saying that... no more :)
by Kate Evangelista
Blurb from Goodreads:
At Barinkoff Academy, there's only one rule: no students on campus after curfew. Phoenix McKay soon finds out why when she is left behind at sunset. A group calling themselves night students threaten to taste her flesh until she is saved by a mysterious, alluring boy. With his pale skin, dark eyes, and mesmerizing voice, Demitri is both irresistible and impenetrable. He warns her to stay away from his dangerous world of flesh eaters. Unfortunately, the gorgeous and playful Luka has other plans. When Phoenix is caught between her physical and her emotional attraction, she becomes the keeper of a deadly secret that will rock the foundations of an ancient civilization living beneath Barinkoff Academy. Phoenix doesn't realize until it is too late that the closer she gets to both Demitri and Luka the more she is plunging them all into a centuries old feud.
Edition Info:Kindle Edition, 243 pages
Published April 29th 2012 by Crescent Moon Press
Source:Review copy given by the author via ARR Program on goodreads.com in exchange for an honest review
In a nut shell:W-O-W | Loved It | Surprising | Enthralling
First of all... how pretty is this cover!? I really love it - A LOT! OK enough cover love from me...
On to reviewing this book! Like I said earlier this was a first for me - I can't really tell you why because it is kind of spoilery and one of the reasons I enjoyed this book so so much. But I will tell you it totally surprised me and I totally loved it. Now these characters were kind of blah for me right at the beginning... I can't lie to you - but the further I got into the story the more I loved them. I love Phoenix for her smartass mouth and stubbornness. I love Demitri because well... he is true, compassionate, driven, loyal, etc etc etc... I did end up loving Luka - I didn't trust him and well you'll find out why I didn't but reading the story it totally makes sense in the end and I was turned Team Luka for a little insy-winsy time - just saying! Prepare yourself for some ups and downs and gut checks and running headlong into a few walls... I rode this book the whole way in the very front roller coaster car - GREAT RIDE!
Let's see.... what else can I say without spoiling anything?!
Oh - I needed a sound track, but I could totally see this in my head as movie - LOVE IT!
I was a little leary over this since it is a stand alone... you know I love series books :) It's really a problem I know it is... but WOW - if you only read one or two stand alones this year, or ever..., READ THIS ONE! It was good!
I'm totally stalking Kate now - loved her writing style! The pace and everything was really good!!