Book Watch: Sacrifice

Sacrifice by Laura J. Burns and Melinda Metz is the second book in the Crave series. It will be released in the U.S. on September 20, 2011 in hardcover, paperback and eBook formats.

It is currently available to pre-order online at Amazon and Barnes & Noble in all formats.

Published by Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, the print edition is 272 pages.


I didn’t even have to check my pre-orders or the various publisher websites to know what was coming out on September 20th. I’ve been hoping and waiting for this sequel to Crave since I first found out there would be a sequel.

I discovered Crave back before I started blogging and got really caught up in Shay and Gabriel’s story. I remember finishing it and searching desperately online to see if there was a sequel out already or if one was planned, and finding no information. None. I was devastated. This was definitely a story I wanted to keep on reading, characters I didn’t want to move away from.

A few months ago, after I’d learned of these things called online publisher catalogs, I was scanning through Simon & Schuster’s and saw this and nearly passed out from shock. I was so excited I ran to Twitter to share my excitement. And when it ended up on the Galley Grab newsletter I freaked out.

I am dying to find out what happens next for Shay and Gabriel. Things were very up in the air when I last saw them and I’m hoping for happier times for them in Sacrifice. Although, given that the title is what it is, I’m super nervous.

Crave was a quick and easy-to-love read. The writing had such great flow and the story was definitely different. I loved the way the authors introduced Gabriel slowly into the story, letting the readers discover him as Shay did.

I don’t think I’ve read any story quite like Crave and I’m really excited to finally find out if they’ll be able to get out of their current situation unscathed. This series by Laura J. Burns and Melinda Metz is definitely one to watch.


If you haven’t yet read the first book in the series, check out the description for Crave on Goodreads.

Or for a longer look at Crave, check out an excerpt of Chapter One on the publisher’s website.

***Goodreads description is spoiler-y for book one***

Goodreads description:

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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