Wednesday, March 7, 2012

REVIEW: Balthazar by Claudia Gray

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Publisher Synopsis:
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

Star Rating:

My Review:
In the Evernight Books I absolutely loved Balthazar, if it weren't for how much I thought Lucas and Bianca belonged together I would have completely been pulling for him.

Finally he gets his time to shine in the newest addition to the series. 

This story is told in alternating views from Balthatzar and Skye. 

Balthazar is sent by Lucas because Lucas believes Skye is in trouble. Sure enough she becomes the prey of vampires from Balthazars past because of her psychic powers. Between trying to face his past mistakes and trying to not break his number one rule, not getting involved with humans, Balthazar has a lot on his plate.

This story has it all; action, romance, and even a little bit of mild horror with the ghost hauntings and flashbacks. 

I loved the way the relationship between Balthatzar and Skye developed. 

Claudia Gray does a great job of  keeping a series alive while focusing on new main characters.

Can't wait for the next one!


Donna Yates said...

Seems like a good read. ty for review

My Addiction is Reading said...

You're welcome. I love reading and am loving being able to share my reviews with everyone. Thank you for visiting!

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