Review & Giveaway: Taste by Kate Evangelista

Taste by Kate Evangelista
Publisher/Year: Crescent Moon Press April 30th 2012
Genre: YA Paranormal
Series: No
Other Books From Author: No

I received this for review from the author, but this in no way swayed my opinion, promise!

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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.

Before we begin… COVER SPAZZ!!! Pretty covers + amazing plots are always clinging temptations that drug me on the book, I just can’t stop thinking about it on the bus, during class, and in my dreams!

“Wait a second,” you say. “You are falling head over heels for flesh-eaters?!” MMHMM ^-^

With a unique paranormal twist, Kate waves off the ugly image of flesh-eating-monsters, presenting them as ridiculously gorgeous Zhamvys at smoldering levels! The world-building is fantastically done, together with a shroud of mystery over the ruling castes of the city. I can easily imagine myself waking up among this ancient race! One tiny mistake sends Phoenix McKay somersaulting into the Zhamvy world and she becomes the ignorant party of a crazy science experiment… At her own risk.

I had a impossibly hard time deciding my team in this twisted love triangle because both boys are so lethally hot you’ll want some tissue to wipe the steam off your glasses! Demitri is the dark and mysterious one whom Phoenix slowly wears her way into his heart, and finds the boy underneath the robotic mask. An unexpected event forges a heart pounding connection between the two and you won’t trust to put them in the same room, it’s just… WOW

Yet Luka’s bright and electrifying appearance rivals Demitri’s icy demeanor, and a playful glint always sparks his eyes. He laughs and jokes with Phoenix but you’ll find that Luka’s secret background grants him an authority. While Phoenix struggles between the two boys, a power revolution brews ahead, and each of them have their own plans…

Now comes the million dollar question: Will Phoenix be the change to the Zhamvys?

Kate’s writing will bring you on a ride so magical that you’ll want to read this book from the first sentence to the last. With characters who make every emotion come up and make itself known to you, how can you not finish this in one sitting?


Kate has kindly provided an ecopy of Taste for one lucky winner! This giveaway is open to all readers as a thank you for your support! If I were you, I won’t hesitate to enter for this tip-of-the-top paranormal that is raising a heated hype in the blogosphere :)


Rules & Regulations

– This giveaway is open internationally.

– Winner will have 48 hours to respond.

– Must be an email follower to enter.

– Giveaway ends 1 August, 2012


50 thoughts on “Review & Giveaway: Taste by Kate Evangelista

  1. I want this book because this plot seems interesting and well… It was a SUPER POPULAR book. The cover is also attractive! :)

    • HAHAHAHA WHAT A RARE COMPLIMENT SEL xD Then again, I’m sure you love all my reviews, don’t you? /wicked grin/

      Thank you and I’m looking forward to your next giveaway!! Maybe at your 300 follower mark? ;)

    • I’m promising that it’ll be a good read! Awwww I hope your passion for reading never dies down, I’m all for books! Thanks for joining the giveaway :)

  2. Thanks for hosting this, Alicia! I want to read the book because I’ve heard lots and lots of great things about it, and some really positive reviews. :)

  3. :DDD I wanna read the book toooooo! Let me win the contest thanks! XD but omg it’s so creepy o.o and I realise many female characters in creepy books like to be named Phoenix!

    • Haha, see if your entry has a lucky number or not lorh! xD Um actually, this book is pretty harmless once you realize who the flesh-eaters are… And I like the name Phoenix! The bird that rises from ashes~ ;)


  5. I’ve heard so many great things about it and it sounds really interesting! Thank you for the int giveaway :)

    • All the hype around Taste made me very very curious about it as well, and I must say I was rewarded far more that I can ask for!! Oh no, it’s Kate whom we have to thank for offering a giveaway :)

  6. My friend recommended this to me and her recommendation are excellent. I really, really want this book because it sounds awesome and the reviews are fantastic:) And the blurb really caught my attention

    • My friends have excellent recommendations too! We share a lot about upcoming releases and awesome books, looks like your friends and you do too ;) The blurb is certainly full of mysteries waiting to be revealed… Hope you’ll get to read Taste soon!

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