Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Review: Sacrifice

Sacrifice by Malinda Metz & Laura Burns
Sequel to: Crave
Pages: 256
Type of Copy: Paperback ARC
Received by: Contest, Bibliopunkk
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: September 20th 2011
Review Written: 8/2/2011

Teaser from Goodreads

Gabriel and Shay are convinced that they can make their relationship work. Knowing that Shay is half-vampire, Gabriel thinks that his coven will embrace her as one of their own, but instead they view her as an abomination, a thing that doesn’t belong in either world. And they want her dead. Now Gabriel must make the ultimate decision - watch his love be killed by his coven or defy the people closest to him, the people he has spent centuries with to save her.

If you have not read Crave, be aware that there may be some minor spoilers in this review.
First Reaction:  
After reading the end of Crave, which had a cliff hanger at the end, I really had no choice but to read this one. Honestly I felt like after reading the both that since both books were relevantly short that they could have been made into one book with some minor tweaking. There wasn't really a need for them to be made into two books. Overall it was a very nice mini series. 

Character Summery:  

Shay: Shay is a half human- half vampire girl who has been sick her whole life because no one knew how to care for her kind of being. But after her step-father kidnaps a full vampire in attempt for a medical breakthrough she finds out what she really is though the vampire and eventually falls for him.

Gabriel: Gabriel is a vampire who was kidnapped for medic research then rescued by sick girl Shay whom he falls for and wants to bring to meet his family because she is half vampire, but her family do not agree with the half human being in there home and lock her up.  

This book seemed to have many of the qualities of Twilight, so it wasn't the most original book I have read. I felt it was a very interesting read and had many ideas about Vampires I had not heard about before such as the way the create other Vampires. I would have much preferred (as a I mentioned in my first reaction reaction) that it was a stand alone book instead as twin books, but I feel that these books were excellent as a pair. I do suggest to anyone who is considering reading the Crave series that you read them together instead of spaced apart, because they seem to work better together. 

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