Friday, May 25, 2012

Dark Kiss by Michelle Rowen

What if a kiss could change your life? Samantha has found out the hard way that "life changing" isn't necessarily a good thing. After all, before kissing Stephen Keyes, she lived a perfectly normal life. But after kissing him? She feels different. Hungrier, colder, and then there's the whole running into Bishop thing. Bishop, who is completely disoriented after his fall. Bishop, who happens to be an angel, sent to Trinity to find the Source of the grays and either bargain with her or dispatch her--alongside two other angels and two demons as well. 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.

Yes, there are angels and demons in Dark Kiss but no, they're not exactly fighting against one another. If anything, they've been united against a common enemy (the Source) and that's precisely why there are two demons in their group (that is responsible for dealing with any crazed grays). Kraven, one of the demons, also happens to have old ties to Bishop and admittedly I'm liking Kraven more than I like Bishop at this point. It's not that I don't like Bishop, it's that Kraven seems to be more open with Samantha than Bishop is. There's also Zach who seems like your quintessential angel and Roth, a demon who would much rather annihilate all the grays and be done with it. Oh, and we mustn't forget Carly, Samantha's best friend, who is an awesome friend--I hope you'll agree when you've read all of Dark Kiss.

I can't say that the romance really swept me off my feet thus far--I have high hopes for the next book--but at the same time, I definitely enjoyed it. Kissing is definitely an important part of Dark Kiss although fear not, for you won't be reading a ton of kissing scenes. Let's just say it's important to the grays. The pacing was consistent and overall I really liked the world that Michelle Rowen created for Dark Kiss--I look forward to seeing more of it! Also, although this is a book that has angels and demons in it, I think it's refreshing to see them working together instead of against one another--although they don't exactly get along all the time. If this sounds good to you or you've previously been interested in Dark Kiss then I'd definitely recommend that you give it a go (and I hope that you enjoy it as much as I did)!

Overall Rating: ★★★★★

Favorite Quote:

Bishop's brows went up. "Okay, fine. Yes, I followed you here. Better?"
"Yes, Stalkery, but better."
"I'm not stalking you."
"Spoken like a true stalker."

Dark Kiss by Michelle Rowen
Publisher: Harlequin Teen, a part of Harlequin. 
Release Date: May 29, 2012
Edition: e-ARC
* Received for review via publisher and NetGalley.

1 comment:

  1. I enjoyed this as well! I loved Kraven more too, but that's just because his snarky personality was really entertaining.


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