Dark Kiss

Posted 20 June 2012 by Kim in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

Dark KissDark Kiss by Michelle Rowen
Series: Nightwatchers #1
Published by HarlequinTeen on 1 June 2012
Genres: fantasy, romance
Audience: young adult
Pages: 349
Source: bought
Format: eBook
Buy/Shelve it: Amazon | B&N
Rating: five-stars
Series Rating: five-stars


I don't do dangerous.
Smart, über-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.... 
When angels and demons must work together, something beyond evil is rising...[/color-box]

Dark Kiss is the first book in the new Nightwatchers series by author Michelle Rowan.  The cover grabbed me the moment I saw it on Amazon!  I am a sucker for fallen angel bad boys and this cover is all of that!

I am not usually a big fan of instant love, too unrealistic.  And there was definitely that element in Dark Kiss.  But it worked, totally and completely,  I think the key to making it believable is to make it part of the story, and it was.  It isn’t “insta-love” just for the sake of it.  There was a reason for it, a reason that was integral to the story.  That made all the difference in the world because it wasn’t sappy, but made sense.  Samantha is a completely ordinary girl, or so she thinks.  I loved her as a character!  She wasn’t made out to be anything other than a normal pretty girl with all the usual teen girl issues with friends, parents, and boys.  Bishop is pretty swoon-worthy, if a little controlling at times.  What I like most about this book was the cast of characters.  All of them, major and minor, all had their own stories.  What I liked, too, was the lack of stereotypes.  The angels weren’t all good, and the demons weren’t all bad.  Kraven was pretty swoon-worthy himeself, a demon with a bit of a soft side.  The entire book kept me guessing, which I really love because there is nothing I hate more than predictability.

I read the book in one sitting, unable to put it down.  I loved the story, different from a lot of the paranormal YA I have read.  There was a lot of mystery, a lot of emotion, and a lot of twists and turns.  The ending was a complete surprise, totally setting the stage for the next book, Wicked Kiss.

I love, love, love this book!  Definitely a recommended read!

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