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Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Review: Dark Kiss by Michelle Rowen (Nightwatchers #1)

Publisher - Harlequin Teen
Publication Date - 22nd May 2012
Genre - Young Adult Paranormal Romance

Source - Received from NetGalley for review

Rating - 3 out of 5: I liked it


Reviewed by - Ally

Book Info - I don't do dangerous.

Smart, uber-careful, ordinary Samantha - that's me. But I just couldn't pass up a surprise kiss from my number-one unattainable crush. A kiss that did something to me - something strange. Now I feel hungry all the time, but not for food. It's like part of me is missing - and I don't know if I can get it back. 

Then there's Bishop. At first I thought he was just a street kid, but the secrets he's keeping are as intense as his unearthly blue eyes. If he's what I think he is, he may be the only one who can help me. But something terrifying is closing in, and the one chance Bishop and I have to stop it means losing everything I ever wanted and embracing the darkness inside me.

My Thoughts - First things first, let’s take a minute to revel in the hotness of this cover, “Look at that face...and uhh umm, o-other things!” Ok enough! *surreptitiously wipes drool from corner of mouth*

Every girl dreams of being kissed by that one guy who makes her blood hot, and with a guy like Stephen Keyes one hot passionate kiss can’t do any harm…even if he warned her, can it..?

When Angels and Demons come together and souls are commodities, Samantha finds her life changed and she’s not sure if she likes it. Either way she’s hungry all the time, always cold and only one guy seems to chase that chill away might only be using her. Samantha's drawn to him and there's one gigantic problem when it comes to her wanting to kiss him, it might be their undoing.

A pawn in a battle between lesser Evils, who will save the world? Does she dare break out on her own, that mind shattering kiss seems to have awakened powers she never knew she had. This book is no average Angel versus Demons and not just ANY girl’s life changes. When angels and demons band together and secrets of millennia’s before surface, this much anticipated book delivers.

I have to admit this book did give me flashbacks to Charmed, when they mentioned the source and described the hollow, there was no Black and White, between the true good and true evil and H.M Ward’s “Valefar” seem to be called the grey in this series. Samantha though was level headed and I loved the fact that she didn’t keep secrets that were TOO life threatening. I found her actions at the end a bit frustrating I mean are you really going to be THAT slow, THAT dumb and then STILL hope that the Calvary will come riding in. Are you THAT optimistic!

Summary - All in this entire book delivers; the writing was good the characters were good and I look forward to seeing more of it! The romance blossomed like a good book should, none of the tinned stuff, the action well paced and the story line bold and refreshing. I don’t want to go in to it too much because of lot of it would be spoilers :)

Other reviews of this book:
Burnt Pages Book Reviews / Livin' Life Through Books / Paperbook Princess

3 comments:

kimba88 said...

I have this for review as well. It sounds like it was a good read, was hoping it blew you away, but that's ok. Great review

Book Slave said...

I just got this book for review, I've been anticipating reading it for a while... I hope it doesn't let me down!

Book Enslaved

Ally said...

Kimba88- Thank you, it is a good read, I am pretty hard to blow away Lol
So it might be good for you.

Book Slave- I hope it doesnt let you down too!

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