Blood-Kissed Sky (Darkness Before Dawn Series #2) [NOOK Book]

Overview

There's nowhere left to hide.

Ithought vampires were our enemies—they controlled our lives, isolated our cities, and demanded our blood—until I met Victor. With Victor taking over as the new Lord Valentine, things were supposed to get better. Instead, they're worse than ever.

Day Walkers, a new breed of vampires who can walk in the sun, are terrorizing the city. Blood supplies are low, and if Victor's vampires...

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Blood-Kissed Sky (Darkness Before Dawn Series #2)

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Overview

There's nowhere left to hide.

Ithought vampires were our enemies—they controlled our lives, isolated our cities, and demanded our blood—until I met Victor. With Victor taking over as the new Lord Valentine, things were supposed to get better. Instead, they're worse than ever.

Day Walkers, a new breed of vampires who can walk in the sun, are terrorizing the city. Blood supplies are low, and if Victor's vampires don't get enough, they will become infected with the Thirst—a disease that will turn them into mindless killers.

To stop it, I must journey across the desolate wasteland to the very place where the sickness began. I can only hope that the answers that await me are enough to save us all . . . before it's too late.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062202758
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 12/26/2012
  • Series: Darkness Before Dawn Series , #2
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 36,873
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • File size: 646 KB

Meet the Author

J. A. London is the mother-son writing team of Rachel Hawthorne and her son, Alex London. Rachel has written many novels for teens, including the popular Dark Guardian series. Alex, a recent graduate with a degree in Historical Studies, enjoys combining history and fiction to create unique worlds. The Darkness Before Dawn series is their first joint project.

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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Posted December 28, 2012

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    Blood-Kissed Sky was a suspenseful follow-up to the amazing Dark

    Blood-Kissed Sky was a suspenseful follow-up to the amazing Darkness Before Dawn. I was on the edge of my seat for the entire novel, and London threw many surprises at me. Both Dawn and the secondary characters grew throughout the course of the story, and I got to learn a lot more about each of them. While some characters are more likable than others, they are all realistic and multi-faceted. The continued world-building was also fantastic. London did an amazing job furthering this intriguing story. 




    In case you're wondering why this book got an A- instead of an A or A+, it's because the formatting is off. I bought one of the first copies at Barnes and Noble (they had them out a bit early here), and pages 186-220 were out of order. That made it extremely hard to read that part of the novel. If you want to buy a paperback copy of this work, I recommend checking to make sure those pages are in order before your purchase. I don't know how the Kindle and Nook editions are, but if anyone ends up ordering an e-book of this and wants to let me know, that'd be fantastic. The pages are numbered, at least, so I was able to piece it together, but it was inconvenient. 




    Now onto the good stuff... Dawn grew a lot as a character in this installment. She's learning to stand on her own against anything the world (or the vampires) may throw at her. She really has become an extremely strong and admirable character. I enjoyed reading from her perspective, and I like the changes she's making. We learn a lot of interesting stuff about her in this book as well, and I can't wait to see what these how these ideas develop. Michael irritated me at the very beginning, but by the end, he grew on me. Teagan really got on my nerves, and I've decided I just really don't like her. There's always one, you know? She's it for this book. I liked getting to spend more time with Faith and Richard, and I enjoyed learning more about them. I would have liked more Victor, but the more I get to know about him, the more uncertain I become regarding whether he is, in fact, a good guy or a bad guy. 




    The plot was intense and action-packed. Also, London kept me guessing the entire time. I figured a few things out right away, but not everything... just enough that I felt like I knew what was going on. Basically, I was lulled into a false sense of security and then London threw some shocking bit of info at me. This was one of those books that I couldn't put down, and I was up most of the night reading it. It was worth it, though. The ending was a cliffhanger, but at least we get to read the first chapter of the next installment at the end. That teaser made the cliffhanger a little easier to deal with. I can't wait for the third book in this series. 




    Overall, I'd recommend this novel to anyone who loves dystopian and/or vampire novels. It's a bit dark and gritty, but the characters are tough and intriguing. The plot will keep you guessing, and the suspense will keep you hooked. If you haven't read this series yet, I highly recommend it. 

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 15, 2013

    I loved this series especially the first one, but when I bought

    I loved this series especially the first one, but when I bought the book the pages were out of order I had to flip back and forth between multiple 
    pages to understand what was happening.  It went page 188, 193, 194, 189, 195.  Extremely annoying, my poor rating is because of the page 
    order not the story itself. 

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2013

    Excellent

    This second installment of the the series was excellent, everything that I hoped for. The series so far has knocked my socks off, with the fast paced story. Again I finished in one sitting. I have loved both books so far and can't wait for the final book coming out in June. Please have the book out sooner the suspense is killing me. I love the story and characters and the imagination this series has acquired. I can't wait for the final installment, the wait is going to drive me nuts waiting to see how everything will turn out. It is definity a page turner that keeps you sucked in. So start from the first book and enjoy the adverture and imagination of this fantastic series. I loved them! XO

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 22, 2013

    I loved it

    And l'm only 13 .!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2013

    A must read

    I would recommend all three of this series. Excellent reading. Hope they make a movie from this series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2013

    James

    Idk

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2013

    Sky

    Ok talk to me

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2013

    Awesome!

    Great book just as good as the first one. I was sad to see this amazing series end

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 24, 2013

    Awsome book

    Loved it can't wait for the next book(s) : D

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 8, 2013

    ,

    Very good book. Looking forward to the next one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 3, 2013

    Good

    I loved this series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 1, 2013

    Awesome

    This book was a great follow up from the first book. I didn't feel like there was one dull page in the entire book. I love this series and it's an absolute must read.

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  • Posted April 12, 2013

    Getting better and better

    I am really looking forward to the next book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2013

    Lacy

    How?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2013

    Tj

    You should. Hes really hurt right now.

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  • Posted March 28, 2013

    Blood-Kissed Sky

    Loved this book. I couldn't get enough of the first book and this one is the same. You find out things that you least expect and the ending is a total slap in the face! (I won't spoil it but...OMG!) A must read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2013

    London creates three dimensional characters in this thrilling su

    London creates three dimensional characters in this thrilling suspenseful love story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2013

    Great

    Makes u want to tead more in this series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2013

    omg i think that is going to be abot

    soooooooooooooo spocy

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2013

    I really like this book. Its a great book for reading if your in

    I really like this book. Its a great book for reading if your into vampire and sci-fi/fiction. I love the imagery of the book and how it tells the story
    so easily. Its easy to understand and moves pretty quick. The book is based on multiple love stories and dreadful violence. I am curently reading the book and it just gets better and better. The book is a series and i would advise you to read the first book. The book does tell you what happened before so its not that neccessary. But i love the book and will continue to read it!

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