Friday, November 18, 2011
[Review] - Sacrifice by Laura J. Burns & Melinda Metz
Author: Laura J. Burns & Melinda Metz
Genre: Young Adult
Release Date: September 20, 2011
I received this book for review from the author's.
Summary: The mystery of Shay's long illness has finally been solved: She is half vampire, and her body will fail without Gabriel's blood. There is only place he believes she will be safe --with his vampire family. But when he brings her to them, Gabriel is shocked to find that they consider Shay to be an abomination not belonging in either world, human or vampire. According to Gabriel's family, Shay should be left to die.
Now Gabriel must make the most difficult decision of his long life: defy the people closest to him or save the life of this beloved.
Thoughts: Shay McGuire is no longer ill. It was never an illness at all. Shay learned that she was born a half-vampire. The downside is that she must drink Gabriel's blood or she will die. With this revelation Gabriel decides the safest place to be is with his family. But on arrival they announce Shay is an abomination and must die. Shay is taken to the basement and Gabriel starts wondering if he'll every see her again.
An entertaining read. Not your average vampire story, which is very refreshing. Shay and Gabriel are characters I have enjoyed reading about. I loved that we got to meet Gabriel's family, but with the exception of Millie they were absolutely annoying - almost to the point I didn't want to finish the book. Their reaction to Shay was surprising. I'm glad I stuck with it though, Sacrifice turned out to be an engaging story. A story of family, rejection, hope and love. The ending was very satisfying.
Score: 3 Stars
Author Website: http://melindaandlaura.com/