When Balthazar agrees to help Skye Tierney, a human girl who attended Evernight Academy, he has no idea how dangerous it will be. Skye has caught the attention of Redgrave, the cruel, seductive master vampire responsible for murdering Balthazar and his family four centuries ago, and Balthazar will do whatever it takes to stop Redgrave and exact his long-awaited revenge against his killer. As Skye and Balthazar stand together to fight him, they grow closer—first unwillingly, then undeniably. Balthazar realizes his lonely world could finally be changed by her. I read this yesterday when I realized that Justin Cronin's The Twelve, which I'd ordered in hardback instead of e-reader format I prefer reading hard copies of that sort of book , wouldn't be Brought to you by TeamNerd Reviewer Bridget Strahin For hundreds of years, the vampire Balthazar has been alone—without allies, without love.
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When Balthazar agrees to help Skye Tierney, a human girl who once attended Evernight Academy, he has no idea how dangerous it will be.
Skye's newfound psychic powers have caught the attention of Redgrave, the cruel, seductive master vampire responsible for murdering Balthazar and his f For hundreds of years, the vampire Balthazar has been alone-without allies, without love. Skye's newfound psychic powers have caught the attention of Redgrave, the cruel, seductive master vampire responsible for murdering Balthazar and his family four centuries ago. Now Redgrave plans to use Skye's powers for his own evil purposes.
Balthazar will do whatever it takes to stop Redgrave and exact his long-awaited revenge against his killer.
As Skye and Balthazar stand together to fight him, they grow closer-first unwillingly, then undeniably. Balthazar realizes his lonely world could finally be changed by her. Get A Copy. Hardcover , pages. More Details Other Editions Friend Reviews.
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See all 3 questions about Balthazar…. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 4. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of Balthazar. Jun 14, Wendy Darling rated it really liked it Shelves: pn-vampires , read , favorites , young-adult , publication. Nothing wrong with a hot vampire. View all 47 comments. He didn't get the girl and he was so tortured by his past the above quote is what he truly believes.
So I was thrilled to hear that he was going to get his own story, and this does not disappoint. Balthazar has been a vampire for about four hundred years. He was turned against his will by evil vampire, Redgrave.
Redgrave forced Bal "One thing you can always be sure ofany vampire's life story has an unhappy ending. Redgrave forced Balthazar to make a difficult choice and he ended up turning his sister, Charity, as well.
Something he has never forgiven himself for. But that's in the past, and Balthazar has left that behind, or so he thinks. Balthazar is sent to check on Skye, a fellow Evernight Academy student, by Lucas also a fellow student from Evernight. It seems Skye, has been having trouble with visions of death. If she comes to a place where a person has died a violent death, she can see it. More than that, she feels everything the victim did.
When Balthazar arrives, he finds Skye about to be attacked by one of Redgrave's vampires, Lorenzo, and saves her. But not before Lorenzo has had a taste of Skye's blood. There is something special about Skye's blood; now Lorenzo and by extension, Redgrave, knows it. Balthazar's past and present are about to collide in a very dangerous way to Skye.
I've lusted after Balthazar since the scene with him and Bianca in Stargazer the second book in the Evernight series where they do that mutual bite thingy, here's a snippet: "And I tasted his desire--raw, hard physical need. Within my mind flashed veiled images and sensations, the knowledge of sex that he possessed and I lacked, or had lacked until now. My body responded to it, and then I felt him bite down harder onto my neck as he sensed my arousal in return.
That made me want him more, and made him want me more, the feeling doubling in on itself over and over until I couldn't bear it one second longer--" So yeah, that pretty much made my legs jelly back then and now, remembering it!
The fact that he still feels so guilty over his past actions makes him even more endearing but you desperately want him to get past that because he doesn't deserve to feel that way anymore.
He finds himself drawn to Skye but denies himself: Skye looked up at him, and her face revealed more of her vulnerability, and gratitude, than words could. For a moment, he felt a surge of protectivenessand something else besidesNo humans, he thought. It was an old rule of his. I love hearing the thoughts of both main characters and since I don't really remember Skye from the Evernight , this helped me to get to know her.
I really liked Skye's character. She was level headed and thought of others. In fact her scary, death visions are the result of her helping Bianca escape Evernight at the end of the series.
When Balthazar pushes her away stubborn man! She lets him come to his senses on his own. Although I did enjoy learning about Balthazar's past, I could've done with less of the flashbacks. The amount included interrupted, and slowed the plot down, in my opinion. Maybe others will disagree but I felt some of it should've been trimmed.
The ending wrapped up nicely, and this could easily be a stand-alone, but it is left open to another book if the author decides to continue on. I talked to Claudia Gray at a book signing and she said that the possibility of a sequel is dependent on how well this book does.
So I guess we'll see. I completely enjoyed this book and hope we get more. View all 22 comments. Jan 20, Saniya marked it as to-read. The name says it all! View all 6 comments. Mar 02, Rachel The Rest Is Still Unwritten rated it really liked it Shelves: i-own , publisher-sent , for-review , signed-copies , harper-collins-sent. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.
To view it, click here. And I liked what I saw—it was raw and it was horrible; sadder than I expected but I liked it none the less. We were first introduced to Skye Tierney in the final Evernight book, Afterlife, and I must say she made an impression on me even back then as a human girl who managed to handle her discovery of vampires with surprising grace and bravery. I liked Skye in this book; she was easy to read about and followera worthy love interest for Balthazar.
She was brave and had plenty of courage. She was rational, but very normal; reacting as I expected her to. I liked the little bit of fire Skye had at times too; tempting and baiting Balty no matter how hard he tried to resist—it was funny seeing a centuries old vampire so flustered by a mere mortal. I was both thrilled and a tad disappointed with the relationship between Skye and Balthazar.
Thrilled because I loved how Claudia Gray wrote it; Skye and Balthazar were both so comfortable with one another. Their relationship was without a doubt one of attraction yet it was built on the friendship that developed throughout the novel. It was sweet and endearing and passionate and fiery at the same time. From their heated stares and hilariously exchanged texts to their soft conversations and the laughs they shared, Balthazar and Skye had chemistry A few characters from the Evernight series make cameos and we finally get to see Balthazar get his long deserved happily ever after.
I feel like Balthazar finally found the happiness he deserved by the end of this book and am thrilled Claudia Gray allowed us to see it!
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Balthazar is the fifth novel in the Evernight series by Claudia Gray. It is a spin-off from the main series, revolving around the character of Balthazar More. It was first published in March When Balthazar agrees to help Skye Tierney, a human girl who once attended Evernight Academy, he has no idea how dangerous it will be. Skye's newfound psychic powers have caught the attention of Redgrave, the cruel, seductive master vampire responsible for murdering Balthazar and his family four centuries ago. Now Redgrave plans to use Skye's powers for his own evil purposes. Balthazar will do whatever it takes to stop Redgrave and exact his long-awaited revenge against his killer.
Get a sneak peek at the Evernight prologue! Both she and Lucas will stop at nothing to see each other again—even if it means living a life of secrets and lies. Will powerful forces within Evernight Academy keep her from deciding her own fate, or claim her forever? Get a sneak peek at the Stargazer prologue and chapter 1! After escaping from Evernight Academy, the vampire boarding school where they met, Bianca and Lucas seek refuge with Black Cross, an elite group of vampire hunters.
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