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Taste is a fresh and enticing paranormal story that will leave readers begging for more. Kate Evangelista definitely has a voice to be on the lookout for. Her writing is superb, witty and engaging. Looking at the cover itself, I was intrigued but once you nestle into your comfy reading spot and settle into the story, you will be whisked away into a whole new realm. That's a major reason we read, right? To be taken away to another place and time, live vicariously through someone else. This story was easily the escape I looked for.

The story takes place at Barinkoff Night Academy, which is a mystery all in its own. The storyline was fresh and unique. There is enough tension, mystery and heat all wrapped into one fantastic tasty story and will leave you wanting more, no doubt. The characters were written with great depth and detail. It was easy to picture them as we learned more about each and every one.

Phoenix is the protagonist in Taste. She bends the rules and doesn't shy away. She was such a strong character and easily liked. I appreciated the fact that she wasn't a damsel in distress or a big chicken when things got tough or scary.

I loved Demitri! He seemed dark, alluring and mysterious but I just knew he was packed with major hotness. Two gorgeous princes...need I say more?

The evil plotting Vladimir, adds angst, and twists of deception. The rest of the secondary characters fit in perfectly. I liked the whole cast.

I would recommend this without a doubt.

Book Blurb for Taste

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. Pages: 251

Night Owl Reviews Jul, 2012 4.50