I picked up this book to read with no expectations. Seeing that the cover reminds me of most YA novels nowadays (to me, I think they're almost always Twilight-inspired), so I didn't expect much. . . which turned out to be a good thing.
Usually, YA novels now are all about innocent females falling in love w/ vampires, or werewolves. Taste distances itself from that and experiments with (spoiler alert). . . zombies! Interesting, right? Ever since vampires became cool, suddenly, zombies became a thing of the past. Slowly, they are making a comeback though. ;)
Read it for the fresh, unique storyline, you won't regret it. Possibly the best book I've read from its genre as of late. Way, WAY better than most YA paranormal books nowadays.
The story isn't your typical paranormal story between a human and some character. The book has a backstory that coincides with history, which is what I liked in particular with this book. You just don't see that nowadays. You have to read the book to know what I am talking about.
You'll also come to love the characters as soon as you get past the first 5 chapters of the book. I personally like Dray (he's the brother of the one of Phoenix's love interests), but I'm sure more people will favor one of Phoenix's McKay (the main character) love interest in the story: Luka or Demitri. Supporting characters such as Yana and Dray add color and humor to the over all story.
In my opinion, the ending was so-so, but everything that happened in between of the book from the first page made up for it. It could've been better. I don't know exactly how, but I was expecting something more.
A definite must-read, especially people who like YA novels a LOT. Wouldn't be a bad idea to have this book turned to a movie, too. It has potential, IMO. As for me, I wouldn't notice this book in the first place, if not for the number of great comments and praise about it. Hopefully my short, and seemingly "not really a review" review, will convince someone to do the same and give this one a try.show more
by Anna E.