Friday, 26 April 2013

Book Review: Wicked Kiss by Michelle Rowen

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….

Second books in a series can often be a little awkward and Wicked Kiss was no exception. That is not to say I didn’t enjoy it, I did, but it was not as good as Dark Kiss, the first book in the Nightwatchers series.

One of the biggest improvements was Sam. In the first book she made bad choices and could be a tad annoying. She is made of stronger stuff in this and her character improves tenfold because of it. I also preferred her friendship with the snarky Jordan, her ex arch enemy, over her relationship with her best friend Carly in the first book. Jordan is a great character full of life and personality; she had a lot more depth than I originally thought.

I have exactly the same feelings on the romance; nothing has really changed for me. My biggest problem with this series is that I am always going to prefer Kraven over his brother Bishop. I do like Bishop but find his brother infinitely better as a character and a love interest. I thought there would be a love triangle in this, I almost hoped for it, but it didn’t happen.

My big issue with this book is the length. It was far too long and too much happened in it. To be honest this could have easily been two books instead of one. One thing was resolved and everything seemed finished then another problem cropped up, it felt a little endless and a tad all over the place. 

Wicked Kiss ends on a good note with everything neatly tied up. I am not sure if there is going to be another book in the series, it was left open enough for a third book but was completely resolved. If there is another book, I will definitely be reading it.

3 stars

Published February 26th 2013 by Harlequin Teen.  A free copy was provided for review. Image courtesy of Goodreads

Review by Kate Phillips

1 comment:

  1. This sounds very interesting! I love paranormal romance, and the cover is drawing me in. I'll have to check out the first book soon. I'll be glad if this was not going to be a trilogy though, cause it gets a little tiresome to have to wait for the next book in the series! :)


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