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The Resource Balthazar, Claudia Gray, (overdrive ebook)

Balthazar, Claudia Gray, (overdrive ebook)

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Balthazar
Title
Balthazar
Statement of responsibility
Claudia Gray
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Language
eng
Summary
Vampire Balthazar More emerges from his centuries-long isolation to help Skye Tierney, a psychic girl who once attended Evernight Academy, when she catches the attention of the cruel master vampire responsible for murdering Balthazar and his family four centuries earlier
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Balthazar
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Vampire Balthazar More emerges from his centuries-long isolation to help Skye Tierney, a psychic girl who once attended Evernight Academy, when she catches the attention of the cruel master vampire responsible for murdering Balthazar and his family four centuries earlier
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Review
  • Grades 8-11 This entry in the Evernight collection takes leave of Bianca and Lucas, though both make brief appearances, to focus instead on Skye, a human with supernatural ties, and Balthazar, a rogue vampire. Back in her hometown, Skye is essentially living alone. After the death of Skye’s brother, both parents have retreated into their work, speaking to Skye mainly through her closed bedroom door. Balthazar is also mourning a sibling: his sister, Charity, whom he turned into a vampire, has become a plaything of Redgrave, the ancient and powerful vampire who changed Balthazar and who is now pursuing them, seeking the intoxicating power found in Skye’s blood. Balthazar vows to guard Skye, and does so by posing as a teacher, adding to the dynamic of forbidden desire. Though billed as a stand-alone, this novel will be best enjoyed by those familiar with the world of Evernight. By slowly unfolding layers of the story, Gray builds suspense and creates intriguing and complex characters. The ending opens up the possibility of a continuation down this branch of the Evernight tree. -- Booth, Heather (Reviewed 03-01-2012) (Booklist, vol 108, number 13, p78)
  • Gr 8 Up — Minor characters from Gray's "Evernight" novels (HarperCollins) take center stage here. Skye, a human teen with psychic ability, and Balthazar, her vampire inamorato, endeavor to thwart the evil vampire Redgrave and his minions as they try to exploit Skye's powers. The story never takes wing, though, courtesy of its Potemkin construct. As a main character, Skye does little. Her psychic ability is not useful—she sees how people are going to die but cannot do anything about it. Her function is that of being someone Balthazar can swoop down on and rescue from various dangers: lone walks in snowy woods, lone walks home from school, and fainting spells. Her parents, grieving over the loss of their son, are rarely home. Skye's solitude makes her more vulnerable to evil vampires and more in need of Balthazar's protection. When she does have a talk with her parents, they remain unbelievably committed to their work and grief, thus allowing a convenient, if implausible, out for Skye. She can run off with Balthazar without feeling guilty about leaving them. In addition, the attitude about sex is permissive to the point of being reprehensible. Charity, a 14-year-old vampire, is Redgrave's lover. This detail does nothing to move the story along. Readers know already that he is evil, so this relationship seems gratuitous.—Jennifer Prince, Buncombe County Public Library, NC --Jennifer Prince (Reviewed March 1, 2012) (School Library Journal, vol 58, issue 03, p158)
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[Fic]
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • 8
  • 12
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
An Evernight novel
Series volume
0005
Target audience
adolescent
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Claudia Gray
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Balthazar
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<p> For hundreds of years, the vampire Balthazar has been alone--without allies, without love. </p> <p> 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. </p> <p> 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. . . . </p> <p> In a story filled with forbidden love and dark suspense, one of the most beloved characters in Claudia Gray's <i>New York Times</i> bestselling Evernight series will captivate readers with his battle to...
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<p>For hundreds of years, the vampire Balthazar has been alone&#8212;without allies, without love.<p>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.<p>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&#8212;first unwillingly, then undeniably. Balthazar realizes his lonely world could finally be changed by her. . . .<p>In a story filled with forbidden love and dark suspense, one of the most beloved characters in Claudia Gray's <i>New York Times</i> bestselling Evernight series will captivate readers with his battle to overcome his past and follow his heart.
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4.0
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eBook
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multicolored
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ocm785574470
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unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (374 p.)
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online
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9780062099150
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9780062099150
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