Sacrifice

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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 his coven or defy the people closest to him, the people he has spent centuries with to save her.
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Overview


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 his coven or defy the people closest to him, the people he has spent centuries with to save her.
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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Renee Farrah Vess
After a lifetime of hospitals and doctors, Shay discovers her illness is actually her heritage. She is half-vampire and needs vampire blood to survive. Her new boyfriend/vampire Gabriel is more than willing to provide for her, but decides Shay would be safer with his vampire family. But when they arrive the family locks her away like a prisoner claiming she should not exist. Now Gabriel is faced with the choice of siding with his family and condemning Shay, or betraying his family to be with Shay. This is a soap opera with vampires, so romance fans will love it but fans of other genres will probably not be captivated. The vampires don't sparkle like those in Twilight. The Sun is painful and dawn forces them to rest in darkness. Rather than the vampires being portrayed as bloodsucking villains, humans are the enemy. To these vampires, humans are violent and rash beings who destroy anything they don't understand. In this sequel to Crave, authors Burns and Metz, both former writers on the show Roswell, bring drama and romance together in this adaptation of a vampire/half vampire relationship.
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Gr 8 Up—In this sequel to Crave (S & S, 2010), readers catch up with Gabriel, a vampire, and his girlfriend, Shay, a human (she thinks) who suffers from a mysterious blood disease that is killing her. Gabriel's close-knit family hates humans. Shay's evil stepfather is a scientist who experiments on vampires in an effort to develop a serum for human longevity. Pacing is even as the scenes shift between the main characters' experiences, and tension mounts as Gabriel struggles with loyalty to his family and his love for Shay. She bemoans her physical weakness, yet is devoted to Gabriel, and to finding out why her dad left before she was born. Suspense builds as both teens begin to question the real motives of their respective families. While there is plenty of action in the form of foot chases and kicking down locked doors, the scenes that are more ambient are just as strong. In a riveting 18-page passage, Gabriel risks his life to save Shay by having her drink his blood. As she drinks, her thoughts undulate from her present reality, to her past, to Gabriel's past. In a vision, "Shay stood in Gabriel's place, thinking his thoughts, feeling his emotions, watching the world with his eyes." With this literary device, details about each of them and other characters come to light. The authors provide enough background information so that Sacrifice works well as a stand-alone read.—Jennifer Prince, Buncombe County Public Library, NC
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781442408180
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
  • Publication date: 9/20/2011
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 949,644
  • Age range: 14 years
  • Lexile: HL650L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Laura J. Burns has written more than thirty books for teens and kids, and hopes to write at least thirty more. She lives in California with her husband and kids.

Melinda Metz is the author of over sixty books for teens and middle-grade readers, including the YA series Roswell High and Echoes (originally published as Fingerprints). She was on the writing staff, along with writing partner Laura J. Burns, of TV shows Roswell (based on her series) and Missing. Melinda and Laura also wrote the middle-grade mystery series Wright and Wong together. The Case of the Nana-Napper, the second book in the series, was nominated for a juvenile Edgar. Melinda lives in Concord, North Carolina with her dog, Scully.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 3, 2013

    This book, unlike the first one, did not seem to have any parts

    This book, unlike the first one, did not seem to have any parts that dragged on. I am kind of hoping that they do not make a third book because I felt this one completed the series quiet well.

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  • Posted July 12, 2012

    Highly Recommend - Really great book

    This book was really entertaining and really good! Great sequal to Crave. I really enjoyed this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2012

    Sweet

    This book was amazing

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2012

    Book

    It was ok but u should read blood on the moon it is awesome

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  • Posted February 12, 2012

    Check this one!

    I don not like this book. I jus't do not like it!!!

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  • Posted January 28, 2012

    Definitely a Good Read!!!

    I recommend this book to any young reader. It is a great sequel to Laura J. Burns and Melinda Metz's previous book, Crave. I hope there's another one that comes out afterward!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2012

    Highly Recommended!!

    If you haven't read CRAVE yet, then get on board. This second book continues exactly where the tale of Shay and Gabriel ends. In it Gabriel defies his family for love, but when the worst of the worst happens, what will happen with Shay caught in the middle? This book is a page turner....I read it in less than a day. This sequal is a must!

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  • Posted October 25, 2011

    Great book! Couldnt put it down!

    Loved the first book and this one was just as perfect! Cant wait for the next one!!!!!

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  • Posted September 22, 2011

    a must read!

    I read the first book Crave and that had me wanting more, this book gave me that.. I had this book read in two days, and I didn't want to put the book down. I was on edge at every moment wondering what was going to happen next... I am sure to read it again in the future, great job!

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  • Posted August 22, 2011

    Can't wait!

    Although the first book didn't have any summary, the first is about Shay, the Sick Girl. She gets blood transfusions from her doctor stepdad and doesn't question why it is making her livelier and stronger. She also doesn't tell anyone that when she gets these new transfusions, she dreams of a boy named Gabriel. Is he real, or is he a figment of her imagination? Praise for both authors! I finished this book in only a few hours! That good!

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