Friday, September 21, 2012

Book Review: Taste

Friday, September 21, 2012

Title: Taste
Author: Kate Evangelista
Genre/s: Young Adult, Paranormal Fantasy, Romance


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:

The story started when Phoenix woke up in the library of Barinkoff Academy, suddenly she realized that she overstayed and broke the only rule in the school, no student should be at school after sundown. It was a simple yet a mysterious rule, but because of this incident, Phoenix found out the reason behind it.

At first, I really don't like Phoenix because she's stubborn and a bit snoopy but as I read further, I realized that she's not so bad after all. She has sense of humor, a strong will power and just the right amount of vulnerability for her to be an admirable heroine.

Demitri, the handsome crown prince of Barinkoff Dynasty, reminds me a lot of Edward Cullen. He's always serious and uptight. He's the knight and shining armor of Phoenix whenever she's in trouble. But even if Demitri reminded me of Edward, I am swooned by Luka. He's just the type of character that you can instantly fell in love with. He's easy-going and caring and all the things a girl could want.

Taste is like Twilight but with handsome and noble zombies, not the blood-soaked-rotten-flesh-vomiting-bile version in the Walking Dead. And, I commend Kate Evangelista for introducing me to a whole new species of zombies and their civilized culture. 

Overall it was a pleasurable read and I would recommend it to everyone.

My Rating
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