Release Date: May 29th 2012
Author: Michelle Rowen
Publisher: Harlequin Teen Australia
Source: Publisher for Review
Where to Buy: Fishpond | Harlequin
More Info: Goodreads
Cover:Summary 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....
Gorgeous! I love the dark theme of the cover and the wings! The guy is also similar to how I imagined Bishop looks like. If it weren't for the cover, Richelle Mead's blurb would have convinced me to read this book!
What if a kiss can sate your hunger?
When I first started reading Dark Kiss, I knew that there would be something about angels or demons, judging by the cover and the summary but the theme of angels and demons in this book is different to what I expected.
Samantha develops a hunger after she was kissed by her crush. It's not just any hunger, it's a hunger for humans' soul and in order to sate her hunger, she has to kiss someone to get their soul. This is a Gray. Samantha has no idea what happens to her until she meets Bishop. Soon, she discovers that she is special and that something is about to happen in the town.
The book goes at a steady pace, unravelling the mysteries behind Samantha and Bishop slowly. I really enjoyed this book and the new concept of angels and demons. Angels and demons, despite being enemies, actually team up together in this book to fight the one who has been making the Grays. The ending is not a cliffhanger, but I still can't wait for the next book!
Samantha's life completely changes after a kiss. Who would have thought that a kiss from your number one crush ends up with an insatiable hunger? Samantha is a cool heroine. She always tries to help someone else despite the fact that she needs help herself. I love the chemistry between her and Bishop. Bishop is a dark, mysterious but somehow sweet character. He can't deny his attraction with Samantha and he is very protective of Samantha even though they barely know each other. I also really liked the other characters such as Kraven, Zach and also Sam's best friend, Carly!
Dark Kiss is the stunning and enticing first book in the new Nightwatchers series from Michelle Rowen. If you love a new concept of angels and demons, I recommend you to read this book! A kiss will satisfy Sam's hunger, but will she do it? With a team of gorgeous angels and demons, can Sam stop the darkness rising?
|4 Forget-Me-Not flowers for Dark Kiss!|
Thank you Harlequin Teen Australia for the review copy!