Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Sacrifice & Crave by Melinda Metz & Laura J. Burns: Reviews
Posted by Michaela at 11:10 PM
Title: Crave
Author: Laura J. Burns (site) & Melinda Metz (site)
Published: September 21st, 2010 by Simon & Schuster
Pages: 278
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Source: Bought

Rating: 4.5/5
Shay could never do the things her friends could--never try out for sports, never go to parties, never fall in love. Because of the mysterious and incurable blood disorder she was born with, she can barely make it through three days of school a week.
But now, her doctor-turned-stepfather has a brand-new treatment that he thinks will change everything. And it does. As soon as the new blood starts pumping into Shay's veins, she has visions of a different life...Gabriel's life. She sees an orphanage, loss, fangs, blood, and lust that she can't explain.
Is Gabriel real? And if he is, could he really be what she thinks he is?
Review: This book was really hard to put down! It had been a long time since I had found a book that really drew me in like Crave. The main character is unique, too; she has a blood disease that makes her extremely weak. The other characters were kind of boring, however, and some of the dialogue was annoying. The plot line was more than enough to make up for that. 4.5/5 campers.

Title: Sacrifice
 Published: September 20th, 2011 by Simon & Schuster
Pages: 256
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Source: GalleyGrab

Rating: 3/5
Synopsis: 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. (Goodreads)

Review: I was expecting tons from this book. I had already fallen in love with Crave and was expecting a similar adventure in Sacrifice. I was quite let down. It was a good book, but it wasn't as exciting as the first book. It was a slow read and I found myself easily distracted from the story. There wasn't a lot of action. And the silly characters seemed to stand out more, probably because I wasn't taken in by the plot. I would definitely read the sequel if you're dying to find out what happens (which I was!), but don't go in expecting perfection. 3/5 campers.