Sunday, December 23, 2012

YA Review: Taste by Kate Evangelista

Kate Evangelista debut novel Taste blew me away. It has everything I love in YA Paranormal Romance novel, a swoon worthy hero, hot chemistry between the hero and heroine, a feisty, kick butt heroine and beautiful world descriptions. Kate Evangelista has an amazing writing voice and is a master at storytelling. There are so many twist and turns that you never see what is coming next.
Demitri has been preparing to be king all his life but all he really wants to do is travel the world. He is torn between duty and love as he does not want Phoenix in his world. He thinks his world is too dangerous for her and is protective, plus he is a tad bit jealous when ever Luka is around her.
Luka is mysterious and hot. He is arrogant and never takes reasonability. He shuts everyone out and hides behind his arrogance. Slowly you get bits and pieces of why he is this way. The first time he meets Phoenix, he had me wanting more of him ASAP and I could not wait to read how he plays a roll in Taste.
I get all tingly in my stomach when a hero will hold his gaze on the heroine while talking to another person.
“Human,” he whispered.
He reached out, and with a finger, followed an invisible trail down my cheek. I stiffened. His touch, cooler than Demitri’s, caused warm sparks to blossom on my face. He lifted his finger to his lips and licked it’s tip. He might as well have licked me from the way my body shivered.
Luka’s curious gaze held mine. “Leave us,” he said, but not to me.
Luka is drawn to Phoenix as she is the first person to catch his interest in years. He has a nickname for Phoenix it is Villyat. In his language it means little cat. Why? Because she is too curious for her own good. Just like a little cat. He is always in her personal space touching her cheek, grabbing her waist etc..
Phoenix is amazing. I do feel bad for her as she lost her mother and her father keeps her at arms length. She is a strong girl who has gone through a lot, is very curious and this gets her caught up in a world full of Flesh Eaters.
The bad guys a for sure bad. You can feel the creepiness when they are in a room. Phoenix can hold her own around them, she is for sure a smart mouthed.
"I’ll give you the choice. Where do you want the bite?"
“You can bite my a---”
I am torn between Demitri and Luka. They are both hot and swoon worthy. When Phoenix is with Demitri, I want her with him but then when she is with Luka I want her with him. When she is with Demitri it is more serious, but when she is with Luka it is more playful.
I enjoyed the secondary characters. It was nice as they did not take away from the plot. Just added more to it.
Ending was perfect. I only wish it was a series, I would of loved a cliffhanger and got to read more books with Phoenix, Demitri and Luka. I did not want their story to end. Only downfall I had was I wanted to devoured this book in a few days but was painting and had to read little by little. Taste is perfect and a keeper for me, I will be reading over and over again. Kate Evangelista is definitely an author to check out and I will buy anything she writes. I highly recommend Taste for all YA Paranormal Romance fans.



  1. I've seen this one all over the blog world for so long now I think I might have to give it a go in 2013. Great review!
    -Kimberly @ Turning the Pages

  2. Dang this book sounds so goooooood! Definitely going to check it out! I love your teaser, got my heart racing wanting to find out more of what's going on with these three! Thanks for sharing! :)

    1. Oh I loved Taste and Kate Evangelista writing voice. I can not wait to get my hands on her other novels. I really liked both Demitri and Luka. I think you will enjoy Taste.


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