Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Dark Kiss (Nightwatchers #1) by Michelle Rowen

Dark Kiss (Nightwatchers #1)
by Michelle Rowen
Pages: 348
Source: Netgalley
Format: ebook


Rating: I really liked it


Goodreads Synopsis:


I don't do dangerous.  Smart, ├╝ber-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...


My Review:


   I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised that I liked this book. I've never read an Angel/Demon book before so I really didn't know what to expect. Maybe this is one reason I ended up enjoying it. 


  As with any book, the most important thing is hot men and goodness, there is absolutely no shortage of them! Seriously, is it like a rule or something that Angels and Demons have to be hot? Or does that just come with the job? Whichever it is, they can save my life anytime *raises suggestive eyebrows*.


  Alright, so I guess I should actually get to the story instead of focusing on hot, tall, muscular men *drools slightly*....Sorry bout that. Okay, I totally promise no more drooling (yeah right!).


   Again, since I've never read any book from this genre, I can't really say whether it was unique or not, but it was certainly interesting! Angels, Demons, grays, nexus'! There's definitely plenty of different types of people in this book. I was actually incredibly engrossed in the storyline trying to figure out how everything connected. While I saw 1 major twist coming, there were so many others that I didn't expect that kept me reading. There were a few times I was completely and utterly shocked (don't even get me started about the end of the book!) and kept my emotions running high. And I loved it! 


  As far as the characters go, I had a love/hate relationship with both MC's. Sam is your typical high school outcast with divorced parents. Not really engaging, a little put-out and her relationship with her mother isn't exactly great. However, her only saving grace throughout the book was that she could hold her own with smartass comments and sarcasm. Actually I really kind of liked her until the indecision started. Should I trust him? No, I don't think I will. But then again, maybe I should. Who cares if he's kind of a psycho? Actually, that's a good reason not to trust him. But then again.... and so on and so forth. After a while, it got to be a bit... tedious. 


  Okay, even though I said I wouldn't start drooling again...I lied. If you read Bishops description and if you know anything about my taste, tall, muscular, dark hair and bright eyes is my kryptonite. So maybe I'm a bit biased when it comes to him. At least I can understand Sam's weak in the knees reaction. However, once you get past the looks *drools* I don't really see whats so great about him. To be honest, he's a little creepy. I mean, losing your mind and all that doesn't really help (read the book to figure it out :P) but still. Also, the romance between the two is "sort of" insta-love. She feels a "connection" to him, but at least she doesn't grovel at his feet immediately. I liked him but didn't love him.


But then again, maybe I just like bad-boys or something cause I was totally diggin on the Demon Kraven. Seriously, this guy knows how to do rude, sarcastic and crude while still being funny and incredibly sexy. He had to be my favorite character by far, adding humor at the most inappropriate, yet perfectly timed times. 


  However, what really kept me interested were the twists! Honestly, I only saw one coming. The rest just blew my mind and made me wonder who to trust and who was deceiving who. This book constantly kept you guessing to where even the Angels couldn't always be trusted. This was by far what kept me coming back for more. Every time a twist came I needed to know the "why" or "how" or "what". While you don't get every answer in this book (honestly people. It's a series. Did you really expect to get answers :P), you get enough to placate your curiosity, but not get rid of it completely. 


   Overall:


  While I can't compare this to other Angel/Demon books, I can say that people who have never read this genre might indeed enjoy it as I did. However, from most other synopsis' I've read of books in this genre, this one does seem to take a unique turn. If you want to give this genre a try and if you like to be surprised along the way, definitely check this book out. 


All the best ♥


7 comments:

  1. I love twists!!!! Your review definitely made me want to check this book out, and Demon Kraven sounds interesting ;)

    I've enjoyed Angel/Demon YA books. I liked Unearthly/Halowed by Cynthia Hand and Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor is amazing (if you want more Angels after this!)

    Lauren @ Hughes Reviews

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    1. Yay! Glad I could help :D Ohhhh Kraven *swoon* ;)

      Hm...I've never read Unearthly but I LOVED Daughter of Smoke and Bone! I totally forgot that was an Angel book hahaha but thats the only other one I've ever read. Thanks for the recommendations!

      All the best ♥
      Mackenzie

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  2. LOL Mackenzie!! Your drooling is totally justified -- both of the boys were amazing and hot and amazingly hot! But my favourite character had to be Kraven too, so you must getting the same rude-bad-boys-are-irresistible vibes as me. There's just something about those snarky boys that trump even the nicest boys. Even the ones who aren't as nice as they seem! *cough cough* :')

    Absolutely AMAZING review, Mackenzie! It was so much fun to read and so true at the same time -- I didn't expect a lot of those twists either! And it's definitely making me eager to get my hands on the next book. I only hope that the cover is just as gorgeous and Kraven is just as heart-stealing! :) ♥

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    1. Tehehe XD Omg yes! I absolutely loved his rude sense of humor. The banter between him and everyone else was always a joy to read :) hahhahaha

      Thanks!! I know! I'm pretty psyched for the next book. Especially after the end!!!! I literally looked like a gaping fish saying "WHAT?!?!" That right there made me psyched for the next one. It's not even a cliffhanger, just a question you want answered! That cover is fantastic XD and Kraven. Goodness, that boy better be in there a lot! Thanks for stopping by!!

      All the best ♥
      Mackenzie

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  3. I've heard some mixed reviews about this one, but I think I may have to give it a try since you liked it so much! Plus, I love twists and turns! Okay, I'm adding it to my TBR list! ;) Great review!

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    1. PS - I think we were commenting on each other's blogs at the same time! Lol!

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    2. Hahahaha I think we are!! XD Yay! Happy to help you add yet another book to your TBR pile :D
      Thanks!

      All the best ♥
      Mackenzie

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