Book Review: Dark Kiss by Michelle Rowen

Posted May 8, 2012 by Katrina @ Bookish Things in Book Review / 0 Comments

Release Date: May 22, 2012

Buy: Amazon, B&N

Source: NetGalley

Goodreads Blurb: 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…

When I started reading this, I wasn’t sure how I felt about it.  There are so many angel and demon books out there that they begin to blur together.  I thought this was going to be one of those.  By the time I finished reading Dark Kiss, I was glad I didn’t judge it next to the other books. This one shows just how dangerous a kiss can be.

I don’t want to reveal too much about the events, but I loved the characters.  Sam is pretty dull until one night she decides to live on the edge a little.  Upon doing so, she starts acting on impulse without thinking about the consequences.  Even though she gets herself into some sticky situations she manages to think positive and believes there’s a solution.  She’s extremely loyal when it comes to her best friend, Carly.  Those are two qualities I love in my heroines.  Carly is loyal to Sam, and does not take well to people mocking her.  Next we have Bishop.  He is tall, blonde and blue eyed.  In other words, totally gorgeous.  🙂  At times he is completely whacked out and can’t keep his thoughts straight.  There are reasons for this that you’ll have to read to find out. 😉  He seems to only be worried about his mission, but meeting Sam changes things, sort of.  Kraven is your typical bad boy.  He’s sarcastic and a jerk most of the time.  I can’t help but absolutely love his character.  He is definitely my favorite in this book.

The only complaint I had is that the author tried to set up a possible love triangle toward the end.  I don’t think the story line needs it, but I’m curious to find out the reasoning for this in the next installment.

Dark Kiss is fast paced and hard to put down.  I was completely intrigued with the plot line, and pulled into their world.  If you are a fan of angel books, I definitely recommend this book.

 

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Katrina @ Bookish Things

About Katrina @ Bookish Things

I’m a mom of two and love to read, listen to music, and rock out at concerts. Sometimes you can find me reading, or writing, in between sets at concerts. I read many genres, and have a TBR mountain.

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