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Sacrifice (Crave #2)

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Gabriel and Shay are convinced that they can make their relationship work. Knowing that Shay is half-vampire, Gabriel thinks that his coven will embrace her as one of their own, but instead they view her as an abomination, a thing that doesn’t belong in either world. And they want her dead. Now Gabriel must make the ultimate decision - watch his love be killed by...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published September 20th 2011 by Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
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Tanja (Tanychy) St. Delphi
FINALLY!!!

Yes, I really wanted to read this book! What can I say!

Crave for me was one of the best books I've read this year and I really couldn't wait for second book to come. I got to say that first thing I liked in this book is that the story continued, not like in the other sequels, first you have explained everything what happened in the first book and then the rest of the story. I mean, who reads sequel if he didn't read the first book first?!
Then, I really wanted this book to be as good...more
Brigitte
Apr 27, 2011 Brigitte marked it as to-read
hope it was as good as the 1st
Pam Steinke
3.5 Stars!

Sacrifice picks up within hours of where Crave left off. They have made it to Gabriel’s family in Tennessee…and they are not happy about “that abomination” aka Shay. They immediately lock her up and proceed to starve her to death. Things don’t go according to plan especially since Shay’s evil Step-Dad is out there and hell bent on capturing a vampire to continue experimenting on.

I thought this second book was better than the first. The history was established and the story could go for...more
Truly Bookish
I had some issues with Crave, mostly the main character’s bratty behavior and the speed at which their relationship progressed into undying love. Crave ended with a huge cliffhanger so when I saw Sacrifice on Galley Grab, I really wanted to know how the story ends. I’m happy I did because I like Sacrifice more than I liked Crave.

Sacrifice begins exactly where Crave ended with Gabriel taking Shay to his coven believing that they will help and protect her because she is half-vampire. Turns out Gab...more
Jetches  (My Not So Vacant Shelf)
Good:
I sat here trying to think of something to write and the only thing I could think of was the ending... not that it finally came to and end but the action that occurred. The action happened all at the ending and I have to admit I did enjoy some of the ending
Shay’s Mom: Shay’s mom was the only other thing that I thought of as good in this novel. I viewed her perfectly, and her evolution from the first novel was one that I liked. At first I thought she was just delusional but I found her stro...more
Jennifer
Having learned Shay is a half-vampire, Gabriel takes her to his family, expecting she will be welcomed with open arms. He's shocked to discover that they consider her an abomination that must be destroyed. First, they'll use her as a lure to exact revenge on her stepfather, not caring that she grows sicker with each passing moment. But the stepfather stages a daylight ambush, and Gabriel is forced to choose between Shay and his family, with disastrous consequences for all. Now it's his life on...more
Anita Powers
I loved this book even more then the first one, I thought this was going to be just another vampire story but after reading the first book I was surprised, then I began this book and it blew me away. Many things are revealed, there is heartbreak, angst, love, hatred, sacrifice, and undying love (just saying love wasn't enough). I love Shay in this book, she is strong, loyal, loving, and fearless and Gabriel is so wonderful, he is sexy, loving, supportive, loyal to Shay, and can admit when he has...more
Shawna
Mixed feelings about this one, but overall disappointed because I enjoyed the first one so much.

On the good side, this book had me turning pages, and I read the whole thing in much faster than my usual time.

But the main thing I liked about the first book--the particular conflict and interaction between the two main characters--was missing. They'd settled that, and now, even though there is conflict, it's one-sided, and the main two characters spend very little of this book together.

Also, I wa...more
Estefany
Aqui hare la reseña de ambos libros ya que solo son dos, empezare diciendo que me gustaron los dos algo fresco son vampiros pero no llevaron eso al extremo extremo.

Sin embargo no le sacaron provecho a la historia, veran aqui tenemos dos autoras, dos cerebros que podían poner mucho a esta trama pero no lo hicieron; habian partes en las que senti que se estaban conteniendo de poner lo que deseaban o que por otro lado se les acabo la inspiracion.

La trama es interesante de por si, aqui tenemos a G...more
Diana Lopes
Me encató este libro en serio a pesar que fue predecible en las situaciones porque sabiamos que tenia que suceder asi me decía con cada paso OMG!!!!Amé a Shay, así tiene que ser siempre un personaje femenino, luchadora y valiente, Gabriel en serio creo que fue el vampiro perfecto y el final me encantó aunque me hubiera gustado un epílogo a menos que hagan otro que yo estaría encantada. Pero aun así lo adoré
Michelle
I could not put this down after I totally blew threw the first book. Holy cow... I am surprised the barn took so long. And Sam's. That tore my heart out. I really thought I would love Ernst, but turns out in this book... I don't. Such self serving I could not stand it. My heart broke for Gabriel as his whole life's belief system crumbled around him. I did however think for 400+ yr old, he gave in to the families punishment a little too easy like a 5 yr old would. Thank goodness she got over her...more
Tamis
Realmente este libro me mantuvo con los nervios de punta!

Y lo unico que puedo pensar es que desearia ser un vampiro o convertirme en uno con tal de encontrar al amor de mi vida jajaja xD
Lizzie
Muchas revelaciones D:
un Gabriel super awwww <3
pero aún así circunstancias bastante tristes =/
Khadija Malik
Maybe it's just me, but i liked Shay a lot more in the first book ....
Diane Ferbrache
Shay has always been the “sick girl”, but now she knows why. She is half-vampire. This story picks up where Crave leaves off. Shay and her vampire boyfriend, Gabriel, have escaped the clutches of Shay’s evil scientist stepdad and have sought refuge with Gabriel’s family in their home in a rural part of Virginia. They are “researching bats” for Duke University. But Gabriel’s father, Ernst, is NOT happy to see them. He imprisons Shay, threatens her life, and warns Gabriel that he has brought an a...more
All Things Urban Fantasy
Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy

Really good vampire YAs aren’t as easy to find as one might expect. It can be hard to find a new approach or a fresh take on the mythology to really capture the audience’s attention these days. Last year, Roswell author Melinda Metz, and TV show co-writer Laura J. Burns did just that with their innovative and deeply romantic CRAVE. This year, they follow up and finish the story they started with SACRIFICE. For those of us who screamed at the cliffhanger...more
Angel Charms
Thanks to S&S Galley Grab for this ARC.

Awesome sequel to Crave. I loved Crave and I loved Sacrifice just as much. It has everything in it, drama, romance, heartbreak (though I didn't like it much)...a little bit of everything with right pacing. I also liked that the story was said in third person and gives you POV of both Shay and Gabriel. Every character was likable, well except the villan. Author even pulled off making me sympathize with Tamara by the end of the book. (you will know why wh...more
fooloveratook
This review kicks off a quick series of upcoming vampire-related reviews. Yes, I'm happy to have been reading about vampires these past few days (Twilight didn't scare me off--just kidding, loved Twilight!).

While I really liked Crave much more, Sacrifice, I have to say, is a solid sequel and conclusion to this twosome series. I think I liked this one way more than others normally would, especially after the greatness of Crave, but it managed to rip emotions out of me that gave my family an excus...more
Tammi
Shay trusted Gabriel when he said that if he brought her to her family compound, that she would be safe. Ever since finding out that she was Sam’s daughter, half vampire and needing vampire blood to live, she had hoped that she would find acceptance. She never suspected that his family would treat her like an abomination. Gabriel never thought about that either. Here Shay was a prisoner once again.

Gabriel cannot believe how his family is acting. All his thoughts are on Shay and how he must rescu...more
Damaris (GoodChoiceReading)
Sacrifice is an AMAZING sequel to Crave. I remember reading Crave and loving it so much, and the ending was just WOW. One of my concerns was that Sacrifice wouldn't pick up right where it left off. I've read some books that had a really shocking cliffhanger, and when you read the second book it takes place days later or hours later. Well not Sacrifice! Melinda Metz and L.J. Burns continue right where they left off. You are immediately sucked back into Gabriel and Shay's world. Sacrifice leaves y...more
Michelle. D.
Hmmmm. What to say, what to say....

Not as good as the first one. But I would say that this book is based more on the darker part of Shay and Gabriel's relationship.
I love that they still stood together while Shay was being locked up though. And I love how Gabriel fought so hard to save her even though he was fighting against his family. He realized that the life that he's lived so far, isn't really the right one.
And I pretty much hate all of Gabriel's family even though there are some nice peopl...more
Erika
Aug 02, 2011 Erika rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: own

If you have not read Crave, be aware that there may be some minor spoilers in this review.



First Reaction:
After reading the end of Crave, which had a cliff hanger at the end, I really had no choice but to read this one. Honestly I felt like after reading the both that since both books were relevantly short that they could have been made into one book with some minor tweaking. There wasn't really a need for them to be made into two books. Overall it was a very nice mini series.

Character Summery:...more
Chelsea [Vampire Book Club]
This review was originally published at Vampire Book Club.

Anyone who finished Melinda Metz and Laura J. Burns’ Crave was dying to get their hands on Sacrifice the moment they finished the first book. That’s because the cliff hanger was brutal. The momentum of the first book built slowly to this OMG moment and then just… stopped. And I was staring at that final page wondering just what Shay had gotten into. You may remember, the half-human, half vampire girl ended up falling for the vampire her s...more
Ashlyn
In the first book, I found Shay to be an interesting and likable heroine. In this sequel, she lost some of the charm I found endearing in Crave. The idea of the plot was interesting and I did enjoy it but it wasn't as fleshed out as I would have liked. The plot points felt a bit rushed. All of a sudden the story went from a dragging pace to all of these important actions and choices occurring rapid fire. It was a bit disorienting within the frame of the story.
Also separating the characters from...more
Jessica
When I saw Laura J. Burns and Melinda Metz's Sacrifice in Galley Grab's July's issue, I shouted with joy! Having read Crave not too long ago and it ending with a cliffhanger agonized the reader within me! So since I saw it available over a month early I was super happy.

PLEASE NOTE IF YOU HAVEN'T READ CRAVE YET (and you really should! Click here for my review) THEN PLEASE DO NOT READ FURTHER FOR THERE WILL BE SPOILERS!

We pick up immediately where we left off with Gabriel and Shay receiving a not-...more
Bodea
The second book in the series picks up right where the last left off. Gabriel has returned to his family, with Shay in tow, hoping that they will offer her help and understanding. Needless to say, things don’t go quite as planned. Gabriel’s family views Shay as an abomination and aren’t thrilled with him either for helping Shay or bringing her into the folds. Now, Gabriel and Shay both have to make some tough choices about love and family.

I really enjoyed the first book in the series. There are...more
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My (High!) Opinion : Sacrifice was a thrilling sequel and last novel in the series Crave. It was great and awesome to read.

I commanded this book via Internet (Chapters/Indigo) about two weeks ago, and I was thrilled to get it yesterday in the mail!! I squealed and did a happy dance :





I was sooooo happy! I started reading it right away (after going through a hard choice of what book I should start with, since...more
Kristen
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Because of this book, I might have to go back and give Crave an honorary 4th star. Crave's story started off slow, but ended with a BANG. I only gave it three stars because of the rocky first half. I was hoping Sacrifice would continue on the momentum and earn that 4th star. Sadly it ended up being the opposite of Crave; started off great, but lost its momentum. I was disappointed. I hate to give it two stars, but it definitely was worse than the first one (hence the potential honorary 4th star...more
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Laura J. Burns is a Californian author originally from Long Island, New York. After being a YA book editor for a while, she now spends her time on the writing side. She often collaborates with fellow author Melinda Metz, with whom she writes the Wright and Wong mystery series, featuring a young detective who has Asperger's.

She was closely involved with the creation of the Roswell High series, and...more
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“When we think about fairy tales, we think about happily ever afters, forgetting the darkness that stories beginning with "once upon a time" so often contain.
I tried to protect Shay from that darkness. But there was no way to shield her from the truth: Life is not a fairy tale.”
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