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Jul 3, 2012

Book Review and Giveaway: Taste by Kate Evangelista


Title: Taste
Author: Kate Evangelista
Paperback: 276 pages
Publisher: Crescent Moon Press (April 30, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1937254550
ISBN-13: 978-1937254551

Book Blurb:

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.


My Thoughts:

Taste is the first book I've ever read from Ms. Kate Evangelista. I must say that this book is full of surprises and it offered a very unique twist in our usual Paranormal beings.

Let's start off with the very different and prestigious academy! Barinkoff Academy has a strict policy when it comes to curfew. Anyone who breaks it gets expelled! It's a rule no one had ever broken... except for Phoenix McKay. Unfortunately, Phoenix doze off while reading a book in her usual spot in the library thus making her break the rule. And that's when her great adventure started. 

She found out about the Night Students... nobody knows about them and she was surprised to see them because, one look and you'll know they're different because they're unnaturally gorgeous. Phoenix had gotten away from being found out and expelled that night with the help of the ever gorgeous Demitri, one of the night students but Phoenix is curious and she's determined to find out the mystery behind the Night students, the only question is, what would happen if she finds the truth she was craving for.

I really did enjoy reading this book. It was different. I really thought at first, that it would be a rip off of an anime/manga that I used to watch but I was wrong! Taste had its own uniqueness from all the other YA paranormal romance books I've ever read. The plot is somewhat new and I must say that it was executed well. Once you've picked this book up, you won't put it down.

The characters are pretty exciting too. I love them all. At first, I didn't understand Phoenix McKay at all. I mean, she already got away the first time she accidentally broke the curfew rule and she still broke the rule the second time because of what.. curiosity?!  She was really annoying and frustrating at first but the she grew on me. As I read more pages, the more I understand Phoenix and the more she became endeared to me.

Luka and Demitri. These lovable guys! I can't say anything more because I simply love them and I wish they're real! 

The romance between Phoenix and Demitri is so endearing. It's intense, sexy, full of angst but the fun is always there. 

Overall, I absolutely loved this book! If you want a nice and refreshing getaway from the usual paranormal romance of vampires, wolves, witches and fairies, you definitely have to get this book! 

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About the Author:

When Kate Evangelista was told she had a knack for writing stories, she did the next best thing: entered medical school. After realizing she wasn't going to be the next Doogie Howser, M.D., Kate wandered into the Literature department of her university and never looked back. Today, she is in possession of a piece of paper that says to the world she owns a Literature degree. To make matters worse, she took Master's courses in creative writing. In the end, she realized to be a writer, none of what she had mattered. What really mattered? Writing. Plain and simple, honest to God, sitting in front of her computer, writing.


Giveaway:
Just fill out the rafflecopter for the giveaway or to Ms. Kate Evangelista's blog post here:
Taste Paperback Giveaway

1 comment:

  1. I would probably cry. That usually gets me out of things ;-)

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