Friday, July 27, 2012

Book Review: Taste by Kate Evangelista

Taste by Kate Evangelista, Kindle edition book cover
by Kate Evangelista

Genre: YA, paranormal, sci-fi
Editions available: Paperback, Kindle
Publisher: Crescent Moon Press
Source: Author (thank you so much, Kate! <3)
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Summary (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.


My Thoughts:

You think vampires that suck blood is creepy? Try flesh-eaters.

Taste's summary caught me the moment I read it. And the gorgeous cover. Just imagine: what are your consequences once you break the curfew? I never did, because I never had. In Barinkoff Academy, expect the unexpected.

I liked Kate's world of Zhamvys, and even their life. It's interesting and beautiful. They never came out as total creepy for me once I got to know them. I liked Demitri and Luka--they're just both irresistible. At first, I doubted Luka's intention but as read on, I liked him. While the female protagonist, Phoenix--I think she's just cool, but sometimes, hard-headed.

This book just reminds of what I think about Avalon High by Meg Cabot--not that they're exactly the same, but they're both great standalone. Who would've thought a lot can happen in one book? Most of the books right now are series. They would start great but we're always trying to find out if the next book/s will carry the greatness of the first. Taste is not a series but reading it makes me feel like I've read a summary of a wonderful series. It started it's heart-stopping point on the very first page and once you read on, the excitement never stops. And the ending? I think I need more but it's just great as it is. I really liked this book!


Paranormal, YA lovers!

Book cover comment/s:

Gorgeous, isn't it?

Video book trailer:


  1. I love the cover of the book! It reminds me of that "Fallen" series (that I haven't read btw).

  2. Great review Michelle! I absolutely loved Avalon High and Taste's summary and beautiful cover tells me I'm gonna love this one just as much (hopefully) :D

    Reading 24x7

    1. You will! I enjoyed it a lot.
      If you'd love to read it but don't have a copy yet, you could join my giveaway of Taste in August 8th. :)

  3. Great review. I'm lucky- Kate Evangelista will be in my city in a few days to do a book signing. If I can buy an extra copy, I'll be doing a giveaway of an autographed book on my blog soon.

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    1. Thanks, Magda!
      I'm now following your blog. Have a great week, as well! :)

    2. There are a LOT of people who still reads. I guess few people know about that, though.
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