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Albert Camus

Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Review Sacrifice by K.A. Last - The Tate Chronicles - Fall For Me and Sacrifice Book Tour

Description:

Sacrifice is a 23,000 word prequel to Fall For Me. It tells the story of Grace and Seth, and what happened in that castle. It is meant to be read after Fall For Me, although it can be read first...

Seth’s heart is breaking. He knows his decision will hurt the one person he keeps breathing for, but he can’t take it anymore. He can’t be near Grace knowing she will always be just out of reach.

Grace is oblivious to Seth’s turmoil. She loves him unconditionally, but not in the way he wants. They both know that in Heaven physical love is forbidden, and to break the rules is to defy everything they’ve ever been taught.

When Grace and Seth are sent on a mission to save a young mother and her unborn child, Grace must face the fact that Seth won’t be returning home. She doesn’t understand Seth’s decision and hates him for it. But what neither of them realise is how big a part that single decision will play in shaping their entire future.

What would you sacrifice for the one you love?

 REVIEW SACRIFICE

„Sacrifice [t]ells the story of Grace and Seth, [...]. It is meant to be read after Fall For Me, although it can be read first...”

This is the author’s warning and I understand why. In general, the "intermediate" stories come to satisfy readers’ desire for something more: the point of view of a character about a subject, an important moment occurred before the book’s action, for that something that was the story’s starting point. And also in general, these stories are not up to the main volumes - if the author has not already written such sequences.

I read with pleasure the Sacrifice (Book # 0.5) which "explains" the Seth’s choice. I believe that knowing him as angel brings him an advantage, because it highlights his good nature and the suffering that he goes through. His sacrifice is worthy of admiration. (I can say that from a while I have not seen a cover so well suited to the subject.)

Regarding Grace, initially I didn’t like her too much. Such love in such a relationship shouldn’t go unobserved by her. There’s no sign that Seth is for her something more than the best friend.

Anyway, reading the prequel first, I can say that the series rises my interest.

Sacrifice will make you very curious about what will happen, what will be and how it will carry out the connection / conflict between supernatural "species", what implication will have the secondary characters. In what regard the two protagonists, certainly the life "after" will be offered them other worldviews and I’m very curious how they developed. Even if a happy ending is predictable (and very desirable – this is for the author to not change her mind), Sacrifice brings the promise of a series with many twists where everything is possible.

Cannot wait to read the series!


I received the book for review as part of Book Tour - Thank you!

Romanian:

 „Sacrifice [t]ells the story of Grace and Seth, [...]. It is meant to be read after Fall For Me, although it can be read first...”

Acesta este avertismentul autoarei şi înțeleg de ca l-a dat. În general, povestirile „intermediare” vin să satisfacă dorința cititorilor de ceva mai mult: de punctul de vedere al unui personaj asupra unei chestiuni, de un moment important petrecut înainte de acțiunea cărții, de acel ceva ce a stat la baza poveştii. Şi tot de regulă, aceste povestiri nu se ridică la nivelul volumelor principale – asta dacă autorul nu are deja scrise secvențele respective.

Am citit cu plăcere Sacrifice, (Book #0,5) care „explică” alegerea lui Seth. Cunoaşterea lui ca înger cred că îi aduce un avantaj pentru că îi pune în lumină partea bună şi suferințele prin care trece. Sacrificiul pe care îl face este demn de admirat. (Pot spune că de ceva timp nu am văzut o copertă mai potrivită subiectului.)

În ceea ce o priveşte pe Grace, inițial nu mi-a plăcut prea mult. O asemenea dragoste într-o asemenea relație ca a lor nu ar fi trebuit să treacă neobservată de ea. Nu există niciun semn că Seth ar reprezenta mai mult pentru ea decât cel mai bun prieten.

Oricum, citind mai întâi prequel-ul pot spune că seria mi-a trezit interesul.

Sacrifice te va face foarte curios cu privire la ce va urma, care va fi şi cum se va desfăşura legătura/conflictul dintre „speciile” supranaturale, ce implicație vor avea personajele secundare. În ceea ce îi priveşte pe cei doi protagonişti, viața de „după” le va fi oferit cu siguranță alte viziuni asupra lumii şi sunt foarte curioasă cum s-au dezvoltat. Chiar dacă un final fericit este previzibil (şi foarte dorit – asta ca să nu se răzgândească autoarea), Sacrifice aduce promisiunea unei serii cu multe întorsături şi în care totul este posibil.

Abia aştept să citesc seria!



Book #1
 Description:

“Angels aren’t supposed to fall in love, especially with each other. But for the record, you were worth it.”

Grace Tate is a Protection Angel and Vampire Hunter, and she has always followed the rules. But some rules are made to be broken…

Until now the fight against evil has been simple, and falling in love was never part of the plan. So what happens when it’s beyond Grace’s control, and when she least expects it she falls for the wrong person?

All hell breaks loose, that’s what.

At Hopetown Valley High, not everything is as it seems, and the one person Grace thought was her enemy becomes her most important ally.

Blood will be shed, lives will be lost and friendships will be tested. It all comes down to one decision, and when Grace tries to save all those dear to her, she realises not everyone can be—or wants to be—saved.


About the author:
K. A. Last was born in Subiaco, Western Australia, and moved to Sydney with her parents and older brother when she was eight. Artistic and creative by nature, she studied Graphic Design and graduated with an Advanced Diploma. After marrying her high school sweetheart, she concentrated on her career before settling into family life. Blessed with a vivid imagination, she began writing to let off creative steam, and fell in love with it. She now resides in a peaceful leafy suburb north of Sydney with her husband, their two children, and a rabbit named Twitch.


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