Balthazar by Claudia Gray: Book 5 Evernight Series
For hundreds of years, the vampire Balthazar has been alone--without allies, without love.
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. 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. . . .In a story filled with forbidden love and dark suspense, one of the most beloved characters in Claudia Gray's New York Times bestselling Evernight series will captivate readers with his battle to overcome his past and follow his heart (Book blurb)
Those who have read Claudia Gray's Evernight Series will be very familiar with Balthazar More. The faithful second male lead, the guy who did not get the girl but remained one of the most beloved character of that series. In this book, he gets to confront his past and gets his own girl this time around. Skye Tierney also appeared in Evernight but in a very short part. Written in the third person point of view with in between flashbacks for both main characters, the book is relatively fast paced and can stand alone. However, it does herald a possible spin-off series. It is touted as a young adult paranormal romance, I feel that it will appeal more to a slightly older crowd. Fans of the Evernight Series will definitely appreciate this book.
Author: Claudia Gray
Publisher: Harper Teen
Published: First Published March 6, 2012
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal Romance, Spin off
Rating:♨♨♨ (I found the story well written and a good capping off for a great character. But it did feel a bit incomplete in the end although the main story was told quite well.) Fans of the series will love this