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Dark Kiss (Nightwatchers Series #1)

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11 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

For awhile now, I've been steering clear of most YA fiction invo

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. However
, I decided to give DARK KISS a try after seeing it on Net Galley and hearing some positive things ab...
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. However
, 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 now
. 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 any
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.

posted by CaptivatedRding on June 11, 2012

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3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

I have some mixed feelings about this one. So let's look at thi

I have some mixed feelings about this one. So let's look at this from what I liked and disliked. First, here's what I liked:



The entire concept for this story was pretty unique. Although I've read quite a few angel stories, Michelle Rowen did bring a new and inter...
I have some mixed feelings about this one. So let's look at this from what I liked and disliked. First, here's what I liked:



The entire concept for this story was pretty unique. Although I've read quite a few angel stories, Michelle Rowen did bring a new and interesting angle to it in that things aren't as cut and dried as angel vs. fallen angel. There are other entities involved, the Grays, and this is what brought the uniqueness to the story. I haven't previously read about these creations that can suck out a soul with a kiss. So this definitely had me very interested and intrigued. And Samantha being lured into this by a longtime crush was suspenseful.



I also liked most of the characters. The biggest draw for me were Bishop's "friends." As they began to appear, it really added a great dynamic. Some of my favorite scenes were between these guys, Bishop and Samantha. These guys were interesting and I loved watching them interact with each other. Some of them are sweet, some are somewhat irritable and abrasive, but it made for really fun reading.



The few little things I didn't like... I wasn't quite sure how Samantha and Bishop ended up becoming so enamored of each other in no time flat. I would have liked to have seen a little bit more of a progressive buildup to the romance. Additionally, there just wasn't much excitement to this pair for me. I actually was more interested in her interactions with the demon on Bishops team, Kraven. There was some great tension there.



The second thing for me was how quickly Samantha trusted. This woman who was the ultimate cause of everything that's going wrong for her right now arrives, gives her a story to explain away her actions...a story that doesn't even justify anything, and Samantha bought right into it without a second thought. The woman has stolen her soul, ultimately, but hey, she just did it because she's trying to help Samantha. It wasn't logical, even if you consider the fact that the woman is her aunt. She still wasn't trustworthy in any way and had no proof for her words. But Samantha swallowed it whole.



These things aside though, the story was still very interesting. The strength lay in the author's writing. It was suspenseful and intriguing. Bottom line, I did enjoy the story and I will pick up the next in the series.

posted by Readergirl_Revus on July 7, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2014

    This book is full of challenges both mentally and physically. Me

    This book is full of challenges both mentally and physically. Mentally because Samatha has to resist her very
    nature to suck peoples souls but to tell herself that she'll be alright. She also has to come over her hunger in
     order to be with the one she loves the most, Bishop- a smart and good looking angel from heaven (literally).
    She also has to overcome physical issues. Some of the physical issues include long distance running and restraint around
    Bishop. She has to do all of this in order to save Bishop and three other angels and two demons in order to
     ride the world of all the creatures like her, incubuses. They suck souls and that is how their population keeps
    growing to were the devil and God see it fit to unite and destroy them but Bishop and Samantha stand in the
    way with emense love and affection for each other.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 9, 2013

    Great reading!!

    A Dark Kiss and the second book called A Wicked Kiss were both excellent!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2014

    Fast Read

    Read this about a year ago. Thrilling and unexpected!

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  • Posted June 20, 2013

    I've read Michelle's Nightshade series so I was intrigued by her

    I've read Michelle's Nightshade series so I was intrigued by her writing a YA series. Book 1 came up on an Audible sale, so I thought I'd try it out.

    I will start by saying I LOVED it! I couldn't stop listening! The characters are sarcastic and fun even as they are surrounded by darkness and drama. The chemistry between them is perfect and you can almost see the story playing out in your head as you read it. Now I will say, it does have a Vampire Diaries feel to it... A girl that is a rare paranormal anomaly, her love interest the Angel, but the attraction to his brother the demon. The storyline does make for great suspenseful drama though and I've already started on book 2.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2013

    AWESOME

    I hav tis book an i loved every bit of it i can not wait til next book comes out this one was so awesome ^_^

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  • Posted January 13, 2013

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    Highly recommended! Read it!

    Wasn't sure what to think at first but this book had me hooked soon after I started it. Finished it in one day because I coudn't put it down. I love the unique twist with angels and demons. A must-read! Can't wait for the second book, Wicked Kiss.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 21, 2012

    ?

    When does the second book come out? I read this months ago and theres still the say when the second book comes out or if there even is one

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 20, 2012

    Who do does the chick end up dating, Bishop or Kraven? Who did y

    Who do does the chick end up dating, Bishop or Kraven? Who did you like best too??

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 31, 2012

    I heart angels

    Angels r boss

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  • Posted October 26, 2012

    It will get you hooked.

    This book was misleading at first if you get my drift from the sample but it will all make sense once you start to read the book fully! Overall its one amazing book, can not wait for the next one to come out.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2012

    wow

    The cover is nice to look at lol.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2012

    Such a good read!

    I loved it! I cant wait for the next book

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