Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult
Published by Crescent Moon Press (4.30.2012)
eBook, 259 pages
Source: From the author
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.
So why isn’t it 4 or 5 stars? Well, the problem I had with Taste was that I simply couldn’t connect to the story. I felt a bit detached and emotionless as things were happening. Also, I didn’t care much for Phoenix most of the time – she kind of annoyed me. It seemed like she overreacted a lot and she was a bit childish and whiny.