Thursday, May 24, 2012

Review: Dark Kiss by Michelle Rowen

Dark Kiss
(Nightwatchers #1)
by Michelle Rowen

Publication Date: May 22nd, 2012
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Pages: 348
ISBN: 9780373210473
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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... (Goodreads)
I was so excited to get my hands on Dark Kiss. This is the first book I’ve read by Michelle Rowen, and I found it to be an enjoyable read!
After a kiss with her long-time crush, Samantha’s life is completely changed forever. The kiss turned her into something that she didn’t even know existed.  Now it’s up to Samantha to work with Bishop and Kraven, who are both angel and demon sent from above, to stop the terrible destruction of earth by people just like her.

The characters in the story were very interesting, and each for their own reason. Samantha definitely seemed to be determined young lady. I love that she had a snarky quality to her when she was nervous, and I found it easy to relate to her because of this. Bishop was quite a mystery to me, and kept me guessing throughout the book. Kraven was also a snarky character, and I really enjoyed the chemistry between him and Samantha.  The secondary characters were interesting as well, and I really wanted to know more about them.

The storyline for the book was very intriguing.  I’ve read quite a few angel/demon books lately, and this book definitely stood out from the others. The book was also well paced. The ending was a little bit of a cliffhanger, but it also closed up nicely. I am, however, looking forward to seeing where the story goes in the next book. I also want to add that the cover for the book is pretty gorgeous!

Overall, I really enjoyed this book! I went in not really knowing what to expect, but ended up enjoying the story and the characters. I can’t wait to get my hands on the next book, Wicked Kiss, due in 2013!

Happy Reading!


  1. I have read a few mixed things about DARK KISS during the last weeks, so I'm incredibly glad that you enjoyed this! Makes me look forward to reading it (hopefully later this week) a lot more! Thanks for sharing, my dear!

  2. Yours is the first review I've read about Dark Kiss, Christy, so I'm happy you enjoyed it overall. :) I'm hoping to read it sometime, but it might be after my library gets a copy. *looks at TBR shelf* After all, there might be a mutiny if I don't read something from the shelf. ;) Thank you for your review!

  3. I'm really excited for this one! I've been hearing pretty good things about it lately, and I'm super curious about both Bishop and Kraven:) Plus, I have a tendency to get snarky when I get nervous or uncomfortable, so I feel like Samantha and I will get along:)

  4. Awesome review! I've been hearing mixed hings about this one, but hopefully I'll enjoy it once I get it.

  5. YES! i totally agree with you on all of it! i read this book a while ago and it seems you had the same thoughts as me :) check out my review of Dark Kiss and see what you think of my take on it :)

  6. Glad you liked it!!!! I loved Bishop and especially Kraven was awesome!! I can't wait for the next book too!
    Oh and btw, I am so happy they changed the cover and Bishop is not having this Elvis hair anaymore... Soo much better!!

  7. Awesome review! This one is on my wishlist. Not sure when I'll get around to it, but hopefully soon!

  8. With the two guys, is it a love triangle? Because Kraven actually sounds pretty awesome, in a hot, snarky way. Haven't read this one but I might have to add it!


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