Sunday, November 18, 2012

Taste by Kate Evangelista Book Review

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.



Taste is a refreshing new take on Zombies. I have to say that I read quite a few Zombie books but this one is so different. Kate Evangelista has done a great job at putting Zombies and humans together where they coexist but neither one knows about the other until one regular day student finds herself at the mercy of the night students.

Phoenix McKay is a day student at Barinkoff Academy where she studies and hangs out with her only friend. One day she is in the library studying when she falls asleep. When she wakes up she realizes she has missed the bus and it at the school when she is not supposed to be. Never ever is a day student supposed to be at the school during the night. As Phoenix is looking for a way out she encounters students she has never seen before. They are beautiful and she is drawn to them not sure what is going on.

Then a boy is taunting her and Phoenix is a little scared when a gorgeous boy comes out and saves her. The boy tells her she should not be there and that he will take her home. As he does this Phoenix is curious about him and asks him questions about himself and the night students. The boy who she finds out is named Demitri tells her to stay away from the night students because she could get hurt. Needless to say that Phoenix does not heed his warnings and she goes back the next night and what she finds is amazing.

There is a whole new world at night at The Barinkoff Academy and she wants to no needs to see it. But this time instead of seeing Demitri she sees a new boy Luka who is just as gorgeous and just as dangerous as Demitri. She stops to talk to him and Demitri comes to bring her back to her dorms. But Luka likes Phoenix and decides he wants to see her again and he does. He tracks her down in the library and they talk.

Phoenix is then given the opportunity to become a night student and she takes it. It is for research and for her to spend more time with Demitri. But everything is not what it seems and soon she will be in danger because a war is brewing and she is at the center of the war. To make matters worse she will have to choose who she will love between Demitri and Luka. Who will she choose? Who will love her unconditionally? Will the war get started and how will it end? Kate Evangelista is such a great story teller that this book will grab you and keep you at the edge of your seat until the end.
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.


1 comment:

IG Reads | Must Read Fiction Books said...

Great Review! There is a Twitter Party coming up this friday Dec 14, 7/8C! You can ask Kate all your questions about Taste and win a copy of Taste. Join and use Hashtag #BreakCurfew