The worst thing Samantha (Sam) has ever done in her life is shoplifting. When Stephen encounters her at Friday night in a club, Sam can hardly believe her luck. Stephen might live in her neighborhood, but he can’t be mistaken as the guy-next-door kind. He’s handsome, dangerous, and somehow he’s attracted to Sam. Stephen has given her vague warning that their kiss would change Sam’s life, but that sounds too cocky, right? Maybe he’s a really good kisser, but it sure can’t alter her life completely.
She can’t be more wrong.
He’d somehow managed to steal my soul in that kiss.
Reading Dark Kiss was just as much as riding on an emotional rollercoaster. I felt like I keep getting my hopes up and down throughout the story. There were times when I was so engrossed by the story that I wanted to keep reading. Other times, I was fairly disappointed with the storyline and the characters’ actions.
Emotional rollercoaster aside, I think the idea of angel and demon works together is very fascinating. We don’t see much about it in YA. Sam did some things that made me got headache, but in overall, I quite like her. I admire her courage and her good intention. I only hope that she can accept her fate in short time and stop freaking out, so we can get over the whole plot I’m-normal-please-this-is-nightmare-if-I-ignore-it-eveything-will-stay-the-same quickly.
Bishop, the angel who leads the mission, is the love interest of Sam. He’s the kind of guy who would never hesitate to throw himself to the fire if it means saving human’s life. There is also Kraven, the devil whom Sam met shortly after her encounter with Bishop. Kraven is irritating but in some ways, he does protect Sam. If you’re no fan of love triangle, then rest assured, there is no love triangle in Dark Kiss. However, I get a feeling that it is inevitable in the next book. Hmm, I guess I need to pick my team from now!
I did enjoy Dark Kiss in the end. I appreciate the multiple layers in the story since they are done very well. The shocking revelation in the end adds positive points in the book. I really want to learn more about Bishop and Kraven’s long time fight, and Sam’s true nature. Needless to say, I’ll definitely pick the next book in this amusing series! Love angel, demon, and the whole save-the-world thing? Then you won’t be disappointed by this book!
The boy’s attention shifted to the gold-bladed knife Bishop pulled from a sheath on his back that I hadn’t noticed before.
“What are you going to do with that?”
“What I was sent here to do,” Bishop said. “My mission.”
He plunged the knife into the boy’s chest.
I rate this book:
Four cups of tea. Amazing! Love the book, it’s simply awesome. I love the tea flavor! A strong recommendation.
PS: This is completely random, but they do change the cover! YAY! There is no Elvis Presley hair anymore. I love this new cover much better than the old one here. I can't picture Bishop with the previous hideous hair! Wise decision, Harlequin Teen! :)