Wednesday 13 March 2013

Wicked Kiss (Nightwatchers # 2) by Michelle Rowen - Book Review

Title: Wicked Kiss (Nightwatchers # 2)    
Author: Michelle Rowen  
Publisher: HarlequinTeen
Publication Date: February 2013   
Pages: 440  
Format: Paperback  
Genre: YA Paranormal  
Source: Review Copy from Publisher

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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 have 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…
(Goodreads Synopsis)

Wicked Kiss is a fitting sequel (and finally) to Dark Kiss. In actual fact, I think I enjoyed this second book even more than the first. Rowen continues to build on the characters from the first book, but also adds in some interesting new characters who help to keep things fresh.

The story moved at a good pace and the whole thing was wrapped up nicely by the end. I applaud Rowen for not following the current trend of dragging series out into three books, then into four books... It's meant she has a great story over two good books and has not had to thin the plot out and rely on filler.

Definitely read book one in this series first as you need to know what happened then to fully appreciate this one, but I certainly can recommend both books as fun YA reads that will also appeal to adults.

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