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Eternal  (Tantalize, Bk 2)
Eternal - Tantalize, Bk 2
Author: Cynthia Leitich Smith
With diabolical wit, the author of TANATALIZE revisits a deliciously dark world where vampires vie with angels — and girls just want to have fangs. — At last, Miranda is the life of the party: all she had to do was die. Elevated and adopted by none other than the reigning King of the Mantle of Dracul, Miranda goes from high-school theater w...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780763635732
ISBN-10: 0763635731
Publication Date: 2/10/2009
Pages: 320
Reading Level: Young Adult
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  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 30 ratings
Publisher: Candlewick
Book Type: Hardcover
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GeniusJen avatar reviewed Eternal (Tantalize, Bk 2) on + 7145 more book reviews
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Reviewed by LadyJay for TeensReadToo.com

Angels are everywhere, especially those who guard human beings.

Zachary is Miranda's guardian angel, or GA within the heavenly realm. He has watched and protected Miranda since she was a child. He is forbidden from revealing his heavenly presence to Miranda, but can secretly guide, suggest, and influence the course of her life.

Zach thought he was doing a great job, until Miranda falls into the hands of an eternal - or vampire, as they are more commonly known. Zachary is immediately stripped of his wings and powers, and is forced to find redemption on terra firma.

Zach may not have been able to save Miranda from a vampire, but there may be a chance of saving her soul from eternal damnation.

ETERNAL was an excellent read! I enjoyed how Cynthia Leitich Smith alternated the narrative between Zachary and Miranda. It was refreshing to see and hear the perspectives of both characters. Smith has also cleverly woven bits of Stoker's Dracula, Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities, and Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet into the plot. As an English teacher, it thrills me to see contemporary authors alluding to classic pieces of literature.

This novel is definitely a page-turner. It is filled with danger, deception, humor, love, sadness, and hope. I think that I was most surprised with the ending. Readers, including myself, will be saddened by what happens between Zachary and Miranda, but Smith also leaves us with a glimmer of hope.

That idea of hope is what will bring readers back again and again to Smith's work.
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barbsis avatar reviewed Eternal (Tantalize, Bk 2) on + 1076 more book reviews
You don't get a chance to know Miranda before she changes but it seems strange that she accepts her new (ridiculous) situation without protest. As a matter of fact, she revels in it. Miranda has had a complete personality shift and is now a bizarre, brutal royal vampire. On the other hand, you go in depth with her guardian angel, Zachary and his mission to save Miranda's soul.

It sounds like it should be interesting but it's rather boring and I didn't feel anything but disgust for Miranda. I definitely will not be reading a sequel to this series.
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Set in the Same world as tantalize and they make mention to the greater story line. It was a very good book but a little predictable at times.
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Eternal was very good. It had small things in it that reminded me of Tantalize. Started off kinda where Tantalize ended, just different characters. Cynthia is a very good author.


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