Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Publication date: May 22nd, 2012
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….
Angels – check. Demons – check. A hot cover – check. And a compelling storyline. What more do you need?
People who know me know I don’t usually read YA books. However I seem to be going through and liking a lot of them at the moment.
The reason I picked up the book is because of the cover – loved the cover – and the name of the author. Had to check if it was the same Michelle Rowan who wrote the Living In Eden Trilogy, Nightshade and Bloodlust. Yes it was. As soon as I found out it was the same author – Dark Kiss, here I come.
The story is about Samantha, a girl whose life changes after she makes the mother of a bad decision. After a kiss from the boy she is crushing on, she turns into a gray. A person with no soul, who can steal souls with a kiss.
With this kiss her life changes, she meets Bishop who engages her in the quest he is on after telling her she is special.
Samantha has dreams of a coming apocalypse and losing Bishop in a gaping black hole. Along the way Bishop explains that his quest involves angels and demons banding together to kill The Source. Along the way, Samantha falls for Bishop, which becomes hazardous to his health – literally.
I loved the many twists and turns that the author presented in this book, like who was related to whom. I did spend most of the book trying to work out what Samantha was, right along with the characters in the book. It doesn’t help that both angels and demons have been sent to kill the grays.
All I can say without giving the story away is all is not what it seems, including the characters who will take you on an action-packed journey and leave you wanting more.
Review by: Mei