Title: Wicked Kiss (Nightwatchers #2)
Author: Michelle Rowen
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Read an excerpt - here.
Read my review of Dark Kiss - here.
MY KISS CAN KILL.
I used to be ordinary Samantha Day, but that's changed. Now, after one dark kiss from a dangerous boy, I can steal someone's soul...or their life. If I give in to the constant hunger inside me, I hurt anyone I kiss. If I don't...I hurt myself.
Bishop is the one whose kiss I crave most, but if I kiss him, I'll kill him. Then there's another boy, one I can't hurt. One whose kiss seems to miraculously quell my hunger. They're both part of a team of angels and demons that's joined forces in my city to fight a mysterious rising darkness, an evil that threatens everyone I know and love. I just wonder if I'll be able to help Bishop-or if I'm just another part of the darkness he's sworn to destroy....
When angels and demons must work together, something beyond evil is rising...
I´ve been looking forward to read this book since the day I finished reading Dark Kiss, the first book in the series (trilogy?, duology?, series? .. I don´t know how many books are going to be in the series) and I loved it and I know that many people are tired of books about angels and demons, but I really liked the concept of the Nightwatchers series, because the most important thing here is to keep the balance, so heaven and hell send angels and demons respectively to protect earth and they have to work as a team on a mission, in this case they´ve to contain the "grays", which used to be human, but now they´re something else and they feed on human souls through a kiss .... and that kiss can kill....literally.
Samantha the protagonist of the story is a "gray", and for a reason that is explained in the first book, is special and to some extent can control her hunger for souls of the people around her and she teams up with Bishop and the other angels and demons to help them with their mission. But she is not well accepted by everyone on the team mainly because she is a "gray", but Bishop is always there to protect her.
My favorite character is Bishop, the angel leader in this mission and because of something that happened to him at the beginning of mission, he´s slowly losing his mind and what stabilizes him a bit is contact with Samantha. I also liked Kraven, a very sarcastic demon, but he has good moments in story. Something I really liked is that we can see the past of Bishop and Kraven through the "visions" that Samantha has, I loved seeing their relationship when they were still human and how they end up one in heaven and one in hell.
The story has several plots that initially seem unrelated, but in the end most of them came from the same source, which I liked very much, because the story has many twists and turns, some I didn´t see them coming and others I could guess them.
I loved Wicked Kiss! This is a book that has lots of action, romance (with a lot of tension), mystery, suspense, the story is a page turner, it just keep me interested and wanting to know what´s coming next. And most important (for me) is that there is NO love triangle, because after reading the synopsis I dreaded this love triangle. I also loved the ending, with no cliffhanger!, but I'm not sure if there are going to be a third book, .... but I´m looking forward to a third one.
I want to thank Harlequin Teen and Netgalley for this review copy.