Sunday, January 13, 2013

Taste by Kate Evangelista Tour Stop & Giveaway


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.

I have never read anything quite like Taste. It kept me on the edge of my seat with the constant need to turn the page faster. I wasn’t sure at first about the book. I was almost a little scared to read it, but I rarely turn down a book. I thought to myself, “it’s going to be like everything else you have been reading lately”…I was SO wrong!

Taste is unique and mysterious. I was intrigued from the beginning:

My expulsion was imminent. I could feel it in the choking dread in my chest. Barinkoff Academy had one real rule kids followed: Everyone had to be off campus by sundown. The consequence: immediate expulsion, no questions asked.

This is what did it. Just this one simple particle of the book and I was hooked. I had to know why you had to be off campus by sundown. There is no way I could have been a student at the Academy because I would have been kicked out in the first week!

So, how do you find out what will happen if you stay on campus after dark when you don’t intentionally mean to??? You fall asleep in the library!! That’s what happens to our heroine Phoenix. She is far from the bad girl that I am and has no intentions of breaking the rules; she just accidentally works herself into a slumber and wakes in the library as the last bells are tolling on campus to indicate all students should be gone.

She is terrified of what will happen to her, but them sees a group of student that she thinks she can catch a ride with. If they are on campus it must be okay, right? WRONG! The students keep referring to her as a day student and to themselves as a night student. One student threatens to taste her flesh….what the hell kind of crap is that?!

Phoenix is saved by the ever so dreamy Demetri and forced to go back to be with her day students. She is not having this at all! She has never been one to break the rules, but after the small taste she has had of the night campus she finds her self trying to get back night, after night. She finally achieves this wit the hope of learning what the night students are:

“To know what we are is to believe in the unbelievable.”

Soon after returning to the world of the night students, Phoenix finds herself in a mess that she can’t get out of.

Phoenix.” He faced me with pleading eyes. “You agreed to this.”

“You could have at least told me what I was signing up for. I want out. Now.”

“I’m sorry. That’s not possible.”

I will go as far to say that this will more than likely be my favorite YA paranormal of the year….even though it’s still pretty early in the year, lol. I can’t explain what it did to me. It was almost a magical/mysterious feeling, lol. There is an underlying love story, and almost a love triangle in the book, but that wasn’t the biggest part for me. Yes, I loved the emotions I felt coming from the romance, but the mystery is what did me in: the constant need to know.

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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. Today, she has four completed Young Adult novels.

Don't forget to stop by all the blogs on the tour to see what each one has going on.

January 7

Guilty Pleasures 
My Library in the Making 

January 8 

Read Your Writes Book Reviews
The Revolving Bookcase 
A Dream Within A Dream 

January 9

The Readers Roundtable Young & the Restless 
What’s On the Bookshelf 

January 10

Fade Into Fantasy
The Solitary Bookworm 
My Life With Boys and Books 
Storey Book Reviews 

January 11

The Book Whisperer
Book Bitches Blog 

January 12

Heart Braking Reviews 
Moosubi Reviews!  
Open the Page 

January 13

Just Me,Myself,and I 
Smardy Pants Book Blog

January 14

Sugar and Spice Book Reviews  
The Reflections of a Bookworm  

January 15

My Life Beyond Labels  
Dizneeee’s World of Books  

January 16

Reality Bites! Let’s Get Lost! 
Bookworm Brandee 
Shh Moms Reading 

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  1. Great blog stop:) Thanks for the awesome giveaway