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....
- Paperback | 352 pages
- 135 x 208 x 25mm | 272g
- 29 May 2012
- HarperCollins Publishers
- Mills & Boon
- Richmond, United Kingdom
About Michelle Rowen
Michelle Rowen is an award-winning, national bestselling author of paranormal books for both teens and adults. She lives in Southern Ontario. Visit www.michellerowen.com for more information about Michelle and her books.
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Sam is the average girl, guys don't fall at her feet, she likes to study but doesn't love it, she lives alone with her mother and has a very loyal and cute friend called Carly. And thanks to Carly she finds herself in the middle of a club where she sees her secret crush, a guy a few years older than her that never once looked her way. Until tonight when he asks her if it's okay to kiss her knowing that that kiss is going to change her life for ever. Little does she knows he is not being cocky but very honest indeed... Now she has lost her soul and needs to do the same he did to other guys in order to stay alive. But somehow she doesn't have the cravings, at least not horrible ones... And a group formed by two angels and two demons will help her find a way to get her soul back and unveil the truth about her past or finish her life for good if she becomes a real danger. Now the only thing she can do is trust in Bishop, the leader of the group, and keep her feelings for him at bay. Personal opinion: We all know how books about angel and demons work, right? Good guys against bad guys and the ocasional alliance between them to destroy something worst than demons. Same old, same old. So why would Dark Kiss would be different? Is not. Sorry, did I disappoint you? Not my intention at all, in fact I'm here to tell you the reasons you might like it. Because I did, and I would love to read the sequel now. One of the things I liked the most is the fact that within this group sent to save the world we have two angels and two demons that have to work together even if they don't want to. Bishop, the leader, shares some kind of past with Kraven, one of the demons, and it's really obvious they would prefer to be somewhere else entirely. You see, angels and demons are supposed to be good or evil and that's that, right? Well, not here. Kraven has this secret side that is actually very nice but remains invisible for most of the book. And whenever someone threatens Sam's life Bishop turns into a very scary angel... My favorite character is Kraven with his smirks, his characteristic sarcasm and his always funny comebacks. I seriously hope the author will write more about him in the next book. As for Bishop and Sam's relationship... Here I'm not really sure how I feel. You see, yes, I like the way they are with each other but at times it felt kind of... forced? In my mind is kind of difficult to understand this instant and absolute love they feel towards the other. But at the same point I kind of envy it and like it a lot. So if you like books with love at first sight in them then this is your book. The good part is that although Sam likes Bishop a lot she does also manages to stay true to herself and seeks for answers on her own too. We see battles, we see blood, we see people die and a lot of action too. The fact that they can steal your soul with a kiss adds the steamy part and the dialogues never fail to entertain. I like it when an author manages to balance a lot of things without loosing the main plot's direction. Would I buy it? Yes. Would I recommend it? If you are a fan of Fallen, Hush Hush and the like then yes, I would.show moreby Alaiel Kreuz
For awhile now, I've been steering clear of most YA fiction involving angels of any kind. I've just read a couple that I haven't been too impressed with. <i>However</i>, I decided to give DARK KISS a try after seeing it on Net Galley and hearing some positive things about it. I am sooo glad I did. The story starts with an average teen girl, Samantha, who FINALLY gets a kiss from her longtime crush. And instead of a choir of angels singing (hehe), and bells ringing, we find out the kiss wasn't exactly a GOOD thing. After Sam experiences this kiss and decides to go home, she runs into Bishop, an angel sent from Heaven. And, Bishop is everything you'd expect an angel to be. He's dreamy, kind, and level-headed. Well, at least that's what we know of him <i>now</i>. It's apparent from the beginning that there's some supernatural connection between Sam and Bishop and that they are just NOT going to be able to stay away from each other. I liked that as the story unfolds, so do the characters. I learned that what you see isn't necessarily what you get with <i>any</i> of the people in this book. Right down to Kraven, the demon who is a part of Bishop's team on earth, to keep order in Sam's town. I started out assuming certain things about everyone and then gradually came to realize that there was so much more under the surface. I'm hoping the next book explores more of these characters' personalities. I have a feeling that some of the people I thought were "bad", may not really be. I definitely suggest reading this book. Even if, like me, you may not really be into angels. DARK KISS is a very original story and I'm eager for the rest of the series, already.show moreby Christy @ Captivated Reading
This book started off very slow for me, although I can't really say it ever took off. I wouldn't say I was enjoying it and I felt like giving up on it but there was something about it that just kept me reading on, needing to see where the story went. I wasn't overfond of the protag, Samantha, and at times, I thought she was an idiot. I didn't connect with her at all. I did however like Bishop and Kraven, and angel and demon in that order. There were also another couple of angels and a demon on the rescue mission to save the world but they weren't fleshed out at all. We learned very little about them. They were like characters on a side line who just threw in the odd sentence here and there. I couldn't even really keep track of their names even though there was only 3 of them. They were just bland. And Carly, Samantha's best friend. She also gets kissed so plays a significant part in this story and yet she has no depth either. We know nothing about her except that she drives a red volkswagen. There is a kind of insta lovey romance between Samantha and Bishop but its really not that interesting and I don't know if its even that believable. The best thing about this book is Kraven. He is a smart mouthed demon who seems to hate Samantha and is really only interested in what he is going to achieve, but then there were times when you weren't sure, and felt there could be more to him. Only for Kraven, this book would have fallen completely flat. The fact that I felt the need to continue with this story obviously means that there must have been something interesting about it. And I probably would read the next in the series if it landed in my lap. Its not one that I'd buy or recommend anyone to buy. If you use the library, give it a go, maybe you'll get more from it than I did.show moreby Suzanne Finnegan