Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Review- Balthazar by Claudia Gray

Title- Balthazar
Author- Claudia Gray
Genre- YA Paranormal
Publisher- HarperTeen
Release Date- 6th of March 2012

Blurb- 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.

Review- Yay! Finally we get the story to my favourite character from the Evernight series. And can I just add, this book was SO much better than the Evernight books. I found myself only reading the sequels to Evernight because I felt obliged after reading the first one. Balthazar however, I would gladly read any sequels.

So my first recommendation is that you read the Evernight series before you read this one (if you haven't already) otherwise you probably won't understand a lot of the background chit chat in it. Now to the book. I really genuinely loved Balthazar. It was full of intense action and drama, not to mention the adorable love story. And if you are like me and felt sorry for Balthazar in the Evernight series, with no love happening for him, well this one is full of it. And I loved it!

Balthazar really is a book for the Balthazar character lovers. It delves into his past to explain who he is and why he is the way he is. We get introduced to his sire and are shown the true secrets into his relationship with his loony vampire sister Charity. And speaking of relationships, Balthazar and Skye Tierney (the girl who saved Bianca in Afterlife) are one hormonal little duo! Things for Skye have not been normal after leaving Evernight Academy. The psychic powers that were thrust into her has made her one desirable little asset to a vampire clan. Balthazar, sent to protect her has found himself battling the war between keeping the relationship professional. Skye who has always had a secret little crush on him doesn't exactly make it easy either.

So between protecting Skye from vampires who want to enslave her for her gifts and falling for her Balthazar has his work cut out for himLink. I thoroughly enjoyed reading Balthazar. It really is a book worth reading.

To purchase your copy of Balthazar visit AMAZON

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I also reviewed Afterlife when it came out so to check out my review click HERE



  1. I´ve read the first 3 books in the Evernight series. I need to read Afterlife first to read this one?
    I agree with you Balthazar is a very lovable character. Great review, I need to read Balthazar, soon.

    1. Yes! Must read Afterlife first. It was worth the wait to see what happens with him. Thanks for taking the time to read my review and leave a comment. I love it when you guys do!

  2. I've only read the first two books of the Evernight series, and then it kind of dropped off with this series. It didn't interest me much, but that could've been because I liked Balthazar better... maybe i'll read this one and not the last two in the Evernight series? I like that idea :D

    Thanks for the review!!!!
    Alyssa Susanna


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