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4.07 of 5 stars 4.07  ·  rating details  ·  5,128 ratings  ·  500 reviews
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 f
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Hardcover, 374 pages
Published March 6th 2012 by HarperTeen
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Wendy Darling
Nothing wrong with a hot vampire. :D Review to come.
♥Rachel♥
Mar 19, 2012 ♥Rachel♥ rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Fans of Evernight and Balthazar
Shelves: signed-by-author
"One thing you can always be sure of---any vampire's life story has an unhappy ending."

I loved Balthazar from the Evernight series, and always felt bad for him. 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 Baltha
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Saniya(Will Herondale is mine)
OMG!!! x_x BALTHAZAR! The name says it all! =D
AND the cover is finally here!! :D buh I wanted him in the cover :(
btw, this story is gonna rock!!! :D
Rachel (The Rest Is Still Unwritten)
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Krissy
Balthazar is hands down my favorite character in the Evernight series and add to the fact he gets his own books?!!

I'm spazzing in the way that it can not be controlled until I get my hands on this book and get more of Balthazar.

It is just too good to be true, but it is. SQUEEEEE!!!!

Oh yes, I just went all fan-girl. I regret nothing.
Ljubica
Oh my god!!! This is soooo amazing!!! Excpet the part where I have to wait such a long time!!!
I hope it's going to be worth the wait!! <3
Andrea
Mar 07, 2012 Andrea rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Fans of YA paranormal.
For as long as I've been blogging, I've heard that I must read the EVERNIGHT series by Claudia Gray. I do own the first book in the series, EVERNIGHT, but haven't read it yet. BALTHAZAR is a stand-alone, spin-off of the EVERNIGHT series. And yes, reading this means I've read the series out of order, but honestly, I don't care.

BALTHAZAR was a great read. Maybe I've missed out on some of the backstory that would lend this one some extra magic, but I don't think so. Author Claudia Gray did such a
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Leah (Jane Speare)
Balthazar More is constantly haunted by his past, in the form of his sister, Charity. She still hasn't forgiven him for her death centuries ago, and now she is back with Balthazar's old nemesis, Redgrave. But Balthazar isn't the only one Redgrave is after. His human friend from Evernight Academy Skye Tierney is psychic; she has an unwanted power of what she calls 'death-sight' - reliving people's deaths. The vampires have figured this out, and they want her blood. Now Balthazar feels it's his du ...more
Courtney Moulton
Oh Balthazar......


Alyssa
Feb 22, 2012 Alyssa rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: For experienced PNR readers, or readers who are experiencing their first foray into the genre.
In the Evernight series, Balthazar was one of my favourite – and one of the hottest – characters around. My expectations for his very own simply titled spin-off, Balthazar, were incredibly high, especially since I wasn’t very impressed by the last two installments of the series. Luckily, this book was just as fantastic as Balthazar himself.

Skye Tierney has been seeing ghosts since she was a little girl, and for a while, she thought that her ability was the only supernatural thing out there. Afte
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Kimmy
My god this book is one shitty book. Pick it up only if you are a fan of Twilight.

In fact, if you want to reread Twilight, you can pick up this book instead! A hot vampire who has saving a foolish young girl from (her own, pfft) demise as a 24/7 non-paying occupation? Yep, this book has it.

With vampires on the heels of the female antagonist - oops, sorry- protagonist, Skye, I'm surprised (actually, not really) that her largest concern is actually whether her crush reciprocates her feelings or n
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★Kayla★
I couldn't wait for this book!!
All Things Urban Fantasy
Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy

Despite what the description says, I don’t think BALTHAZAR should be considered a stand-alone novel. I haven’t read the Evernight series and felt pretty lost in the beginning. There is a lot of history that I felt like I was supposed to know, not to mention characters and various previous relationships that significantly impacted this story. Eventually, I became invested enough that all the little holes didn’t bother me too much, but I can only image th
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Mesa
More of review at The Sagacity Quest!

I don’t read a lot of vampire books; in fact, I only read 2 vampire books so far. So it was good to add a GREAT vampire book to the other 2 previous books. Balthazar is described as “one of the most beloved characters in Claudia Gray’s New York Times bestselling Evernight series.” It was a good line to get me started to read this book. I wasn’t even half way through when I found out why EVERYBODY seemed to like him because I ended up liking him too.

Balthazar
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Michelle Madow
I loved the Evernight series by Claudia Gray, so when I saw that Balthazar, a companion novel to the series, was coming out, I was super excited! Not only because I wanted more of the awesome world of vampires and wraiths that Claudia Gray created, but because Balthazar was one of my favorite characters in the Evernight series! It was clear in Evernight that Bianca and Lucas were meant to be together, but that didn't stop me from feeling bad for Balthazar and wanting him to have an awesome love ...more
Nina Rapsodia
Jun 20, 2014 Nina Rapsodia rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Si estás aburrido
Recommended to Nina by: Nadie
Shelves: 2013
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Notas al pie (antes de la reseña)

Primero, un gif explicatorio:



Hace muchísimo tiempo por suerte (o desgracia) llegó a mis manos un libro que se llamaba Medianoche. Tenía una crepusculística portada que me dio mala espina. Pero a fin de cuentas fue un libro que como sabrán me entretuvo pero poco más. No tenía ni dinero ni ganas para seguir una saga de tres libros más así que hice cerebro flotante y me olvidé de ella.

Casualmente (seguramente producto del karma) hace poco recibí este libro regala
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Zoey
3.5 stars

Balthazar is one of those books that I know some of my friends would hate, but I found it an enjoyable read. A long time ago, I read Evernight, but I never continued on with the series. I don't think it was because I didn't like it; it was just one of those things I forgot about.

I've mentioned this before, but I'm not the kind of person who's tired of vampires and werewolves. I still love them just as much as I love any other types of books. (Except Fae books. I love those above all el
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Once Upon
If I can give this book more that 5 trees, I would give it 100! Balthazar oh Balthazar! One word to describe this character and that’s Scrumptious!! What an amazing read. This is the first novel I have read from Claudia Gray and she will be added to my “look out for” list. Check!! Can I tell you that like most people (not all), I immediately judged the book by it’s cover and thought that this book would be about some type of history and I was skeptical to read it. BUT BOY WAS I WRONG! As soon as ...more
Savannah (Books With Bite)
After reading this book, I now must go back to finish the Evernight series. I started it, but still have two books left to read in the series. I loved this book. There was so much action right from the start that I had to sit up even straighter in my chair just to get reader for the ride!

So, what I loved most about this book is the awesome characters. Both main characters, Balthazar and Skye were freshly unique. It was goo d to read such a fantastic story along with amazing well written characte
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Jennifer McCoy, YA Sisterhood
Reviewed on the YA Sisterhood Blog
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Oh Balthazar, you make me sigh,
For you, all guys, I will deny,
Your chiseled abs and brooding smirk,
Make daydreaming a lifelong perk.
Forget that Skye and come to me!
Bite my neck and set me free!
The thought of you, I am in awe,
I close my eyes, and oh la la!

So I was never one of those people that read and re-read Twilight over and over again, so I am not even close to bored of vampires yet…which is great, because otherwise I might not have read Balthaza
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Cris Lightwood
He sufrido una pequeña decepción en el final, pero pequeña. Aún así *suspiro* Balthazar *suspiro*, me encanta *suspiro, suspiro* xD
Melissa
Mar 21, 2011 Melissa marked it as to-read
I can't wait to see what is within the mind of Balthazar. I Love Him!!!
Lisa
Oh my this book was just wow. I hope there is another boook!!!
Jaime (Two Chicks on Books)
Damn now I want MOAR!!!! Soooo good! Review to come.
Ridley {Paperland}
Ahora entiendo porque decian que este libro necesita una secuela.
O por lo menos que empieze otra saga en spin-off. Por lo menos.
Ha sido... uff, sorprendente. Balthazar como que... me hacia acordar a Tohrment despues de lo de Wellsie, osea la manera en la que actuaba con Autumn. Exactamente como Balthazar actuo despues de lo de Jane con Skye. Y era frustrante.
Ha tenido un final abierto. Y que wow, necesita una continuacion aunque se que eso solo traera mas sufrimiento.
[a partir de aqui, SPOILERS]
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Kristina
I haven't read any other books in the Evernight series, but Balthazar looked so good that I had to read it! It was so much more then good, it was seriously amazing. One of my favorite books of 2012 so far! Despite not having read the other books, I didn't find myself confused about anything. Claudia Gray explains everything that we need to know. She does it in a way that will not bore the people who have read the series, and doesn't confuse the people who haven't. Balthazar works perfectly as a ...more
Kim
I hadn't realised how much I missed the Evernight world until I was thrown back in with 'Balthazar'. A dangerous book, that revisits the life of vampires after the destruction of Evernight Academy.

As one of my favourite characters in the series, I was really looking forward to reading about Balthazar. I was unsure what we'd be getting from his story: Something old? Something new? Turns out it was a bit of both, and can I just say: Wow! Learning about Balthazar's past gave me chills; especially
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Midnight Bloom
Throughout the entire Evernight series, Balthazar always remained as one of my favourite characters. In the beginning, I had this wish that Balthazar and Bianca would be together, but when it became clear that it would always be Lucas, my heart completely went out to him because he deserved someone who loved him back. So when I learned there would be a spin-off novel which centered around him, I was pretty excited!

If you recall the events in Afterlife, you may be able to remember that it was thr
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Truly Bookish
If you love paranormal YA books like I do, you have heard of the Evernight series by Claudia Gray. I even own the first book in the series but just have not had a chance to read it. When I got a copy of Balthazar (a spin-off title from the Evernight series) for review, I was a little worried that I would be lost having not read the original series first. I’m thrilled to tell you that my concerns were completely unfounded!

Skye Tierney, a former student at Evernight Academy, is having disturbing v
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Ferdy
Some spoilers

Skye Tierney is adjusting to life after Evernight Academy. She's returned home to memories of her dead brother, an empty house and distant parents who are still grieving the loss of their son. If that wasn't enough, Skye has to attend her local high school with her ex-boyfriend and his new girlfriend. On top of that she has to deal with her new psychic powers which she got after willingly being possessed by Bianca..oh and she also has a vampire stalker intent on drinking her blood.
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Claudia Gray is not my real name. I didn't choose a pseudonym because my real name is unpleasant (it isn't), because I'd always dreamed of calling myself this (I haven't) or even because I'm hiding from the remnants of that international diamond-smuggling cartel I smashed in 2003 (Interpol has taken care of them). In short, I took a pseudonym for no real reason whatsoever. Sometimes this is actual ...more
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“Balthazar was the kind of guy who used totally correct spelling and punctuation even when he was texting, which was sort of bizarrely hot. She was in serious trouble if commas could get her going.” 27 likes
“But do you want this? It's not much of a life.
Don't you see? It's the first life I've had in four hundred years. With you--in the only way that matters--I'm alive again.”
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