The Temptation by Alisa Valdes

40%

15 Critic Reviews

In totality the book was okay, I wouldn’t say it is a must read but it was a good book.
-Crys Book Reviews

Synopsis

His touch was electric.

His eyes were magnetic.

His lips were a temptation. . . .

But was he real?

Shane is near death after crashing her car on a long stretch of empty highway in rural New Mexico when she is miraculously saved by a mysterious young man who walks out of nowhere. She feels an instant energy between them, both a warmth that fills her soul and a tingle that makes her shiver. But who, or what, is he? For the first time in her life, she believes in the term "soul mates"—Travis is her destiny, and she is his. But she soon discovers that Travis is dead and strict rules govern kindred spirits of different dimensions. Even a kiss could destroy both their souls. And while Travis is almost impossible to resist, temptation proves to be the kindest enemy they encounter.

In this part romance, part supernatural thriller, true love discovers it may not be able to surpass all—especially the power of pure evil.

 

About Alisa Valdes

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Alisa Valdes is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of seven commercial women's fiction novels, including the next book in the The Dirty Girls Social Club series, Lauren's Saints of Dirty Faith, coming September 15, 2011. She has a Masters in journalism from Columbia and is a Pulitzer-nominated, award-winning former staff writer for the Boston Globe and Los Angeles Times. Alisa has written and sold pilot scripts to Nickelodeon, NBC, and Lifetime Television, as well as a teen crossover feature film based on the Kindred, to be directed by James Foley.
 
Published April 24, 2012 by HarperTeen. 320 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Critic reviews for The Temptation
All: 15 | Positive: 5 | Negative: 10

Dark Faerie Tales

Below average
May 05 2012

While the mystery angle to The Temptation definitely made it easier to swallow the love story, it’s a pretty predictable book.

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Good Choice Reading

Below average
Reviewed by Wanda on Jun 22 2012

Sadly, I didn't enjoy this story as must as I hoped.

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Books with Bite

Good
Mar 11 2012

The Temptation is an increasingly passionate story that leaves you satisfied.

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Jeni Read a Book

Below average
Reviewed by Jeni on Jun 04 2012

I think I would have enjoyed the book more if it had been a few hundred pages longer.

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A Great Read

Good
Reviewed by Jessica on Mar 18 2014

This was a fabulous read! It's rare to find a good ghost novel these days, for how can a romance between a girl and ghost work? Carroll/Cabot did it years ago and now Valdes has done it!

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Mundie Moms

Good
Jun 06 2012

If you're looking for an exciting read with a well craft paranormal twist, a beautiful love story, and plenty of danger, I highly recommend picking this book up!

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The Irish Banana

Below average
Reviewed by Hannah on May 10 2012

Valdes has a great concept, but I just felt it got jumbled.

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Crys Book Reviews

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Reviewed by Crys on Jun 22 2012

In totality the book was okay, I wouldn’t say it is a must read but it was a good book.

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Just a Booklover

Below average
Reviewed by Jessica on Jun 07 2012

Overall, I didn't really enjoy this book. Just wasn't really my cup of tea.

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Paranormal & Urban Fantasy Reviews and Goodies

Below average
Reviewed by Silverlight on May 31 2012

I believe my interest started to wain, because it seemed the story, had depth, and so much more potential, but I felt like the mark was missed within the second 1/2 of the story and for some reason it felt like the author had a hard time grasping the flow of the storyline.

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Ketch's Book Nook

Below average
Reviewed by Kelsey on May 23 2012

But I’ll be honest, I’m not exactly holding my breath with this series.

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It's All About the Book

Below average
Reviewed by Sharissa on May 21 2012

I hate it when I've waited a long time to read a book and then it turns out to be a huge dissappointment.

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Live to Read

Above average
Reviewed by Krystal Larson on May 01 2012

This book is exciting and a fun, fast read. The ending will leave the reader wanting more, a wish he/she will be granted as there will be a sequel!

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A Trail of Books Left Behind

Good
Reviewed by Megan on May 01 2012

I'm so glad that I got the chance to read this book and am looking forward to more from this author.

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Supernatural Snark

Below average
Reviewed by Jenny on Apr 09 2012

Those who devour a great deal of young adult literature and are more critical readers looking for something memorable and fresh to stand out amidst the masses will likely be disappointed by an all-too familiar relationship type.

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