Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Review: Dark Kiss by Michelle Rowen

 "Something Wicked this way comes."
Blurp from Goodreads;
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.... NIGHTWATCHERS When angels and demons must work together, something beyond evil is rising...

*Spoiler free*
Samantha and Carly are at their usually hang called Crave, an all age club, when Samantha's crush, Stephen, approaches her. Samantha finds herself following him to the upstairs lounge curious why he wanted to speak with her. Once upstairs she's confused because Stephen is calling her "special" and saying "She" wants me to do this and that he thought she was to young but once Stephen was close enough to touch Samantha all her reasoning went out the window because Stephen wanted to kiss her. 
"I should warn you, it's a very dangerous kiss. It'll change your life forever, so you have to want it."
Thinking he's coming off cocky Sam takes the initiative and pulls his mouth to hers. She thinks she's experiencing a fantastic kiss with a boy who truly likes her until the kiss is over and Stephen just walks away.  

It's not long after she meets Bishop,  that she feels a pull toward him that she can't explain but what he's talking about doesn't make sense. Angels, Demons and....Greys??

This was a good YA book, the idea of a life altering kiss is a great idea. Samantha is a strong determined character that isn't afraid to face what comes her way. She's loyal to her Best Friend Carly and tries her best to keep her out of this new world she was thrown into. Bishop is one hot Angel but later in the book you meet Kraven, he's a Demon, and I can't help but find myself drawn to him. Maybe we'll have more of his story in book two, which comes out in 2013 called Wicked Kiss! I think if you've read Lauren Kate's Fallen series or Hush Hush series by Becca Fitzpatrick your going to love this new series!
Favorite Quotes:
  • "Cruel names might hurt feelings, but sharp golden daggers could kill."
  • "I was worthy of his attention, but instead had turned out to be a monster in disguise."
  • "Fake it till you make it, isn't that what they say?"
  • "Facing fate at a fearless rate, he said. Despite what she's lost, she'll find her way in the dark city." 
  • "No wonder I'd never fallen hard for any guy at school before. I'd been waiting for Heaven to send one directly to me."
Want to read the first chapter?? Go here:
First Chapter of Dark Kiss

Dark Kiss Releases today May 29th! Get your copy here;
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1 comment:

  1. The title Dark Kiss screams awesome. So does the cover, and when I started reading I knew I was right about the title implying this was going to be a deliciously wicked novel. Awesome storyline, awesome characters. Michelle Rowen is an awesome author, and she has written one awesome novel. Okay, with all that awesomeness out of my system, I can now tell you just how much I love Dark Kiss. Let me start with the characters. Samantha (Sam), Bishop, Kraven, Roth, Zach, Connor, and Carly and so many more, but these are the ones I fell in love with the most. Sam is the kinda shy, loner girl who really is tough. Bishop is the head angel who's in charge of this heavenly mission with two more angels: Zach, who a healer and Connor, the smart ass. Then there're the demons, Kraven, who is the good/bad boy and Roth, who is just a mean jerk, and they all are working together. Carly is Sam's cool best friend. Thank you Michelle Rowen for this incredible novel.


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