Sunday, 11 August 2013

Balthazar (Evernight 5) - Claudia Gray

The Book
Release Date: 6 March 2012

For hundreds of years, the vampire Balthazar has been alone—without allies, without love.

When Balthazar agrees to help Skye Tierney, a human girl who once attended Evernight Academy, he has no idea how dangerous it will be. Skye’s newfound psychic powers have caught the attention of Redgrave, the cruel, seductive master vampire responsible for murdering Balthazar and his family four centuries ago. Now Redgrave plans to use Skye’s powers for his own evil purposes.

Balthazar will do whatever it takes to stop Redgrave and exact his long-awaited revenge against his killer. As Skye and Balthazar stand together to fight him, they grow closer—first unwillingly, then undeniably. Balthazar realizes his lonely world could finally be changed by her. . . .

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.

My Opinion  2.5 STARS
This book was written that it can be read as a stand alone book from the series. However if I had not read the series first, there is no way that I would have liked this book quite so much. As it is the book has been sitting on my to read pile for well over a year.

Yes, it was nice to get more perspective into the past that man Balthazar into the man that he is, but the whole book just fell sort of, flat and weak.

Skye was a strong person mentally, but she just didn't do it for me. There were small mentions of Lucas and a small cameo appearance of Bianca and Clem was texting Skye a lot, but no other mentions of the Evernight cast.

Probably a good book to read if you like the Twilight series, but still not as good. A disappointing read. But certainly better if you read the Evernight series first.

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