Feb • 18 • 2012Balthazar by Claudia Gray
Published by HarperTeen on March 6th 2012
Genres: Young Adult- Fantasy/ Paranormal
Source: FTC: Exchange for honest opinion, Publisher
"Haunted by memories from his first days as a vampire, Balthazar has spent hundreds of years alone—without allies, without love. When he emerges from his isolation to help Skye Tierney, a human girl who once attended Evernight Academy, Balthazar has no idea how dangerous it will be. Skye’s psychic powers have caught the attention of Redgrave, the cruel master vampire responsible for murdering Balthazar and his family four centuries ago. Having learned of Skye’s powers and the remarkable effect her blood has on vampires, he plans to use her for his own evil purposes. As they stand together to fight the evil vampire, Balthazar realizes his lonely world could finally be changed by Skye...just as Redgrave realizes that he can destroy Balthazar once and for all by taking her for his own.
In a story filled with forbidden love and dark suspense, one of the most beloved characters in Claudia Gray’s New York Times bestselling Evernight series will captivate readers with his battle to overcome his past and follow his heart."
After reading this book, I now must go back to finish the Evernight series. I started it, but still have two books left to read in the series. I loved this book. There was so much action right from the start that I had to sit up even straighter in my chair just to get reader for the ride!
So, what I loved most about this book is the awesome characters. Both main characters, Balthazar and Skye were freshly unique. It was goo d to read such a fantastic story along with amazing well written characters. I loved that these characters are flawed. The past that both these characters carried is hard. They learn to deal with things on their own. Ms. Gray brings these characters together through their traumatic ordeals. They learn to live and to love again.
The love interesting is so freaking awesome! I loved the flirting, the side smirks and the sarcastic remarks. Most of the time, while these two characters barked, I could do nothing but smile. They were so in love with each other it was cute to see them fall in love. To see two characters put everything they know aside for each other made my heart melt.
Balthazar is deeply entertaining, from the gripping opening to the breath-taking ending. With the amazing feat of ambition and imagination, Balthazar is my new hero!
I give it 4 BITES!