348 pages (Paperback)
I don't do dangerous. Smart, über-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.Does anyone else automatically enjoy books where they share the same name as the main character? I have this one book from my pre-teen days, All's Fair In Love, War, and High School, that I refuse to donate to the local library, simply because the main character is named Samantha.
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.... (From Goodreads)
Disclaimer: Some spoilers ahead. Read with caution.
That being said, I didn't relate to this Samantha as much as I hoped I would. I'm sorry but she didn't seem all that uber-careful to me. An uber-careful individual isn't about to try and help a street kid like she does.
Angel/demon books don't usually do it for me. Dark Kiss was better than average. The problem is I'm not sure why. I finished the book then sat there wondering why I liked it so much, and couldn't come up with an exact reason.
I was skeptical at first. The whole I'm-going-to-steal-your-soul-by-kissing-you thing had me worried, but it worked for me. As did the I-have-to-touch-you-or-go-crazy thing. Again, I have no idea why.
The one note I did make while reading Dark Kiss... Kraven > Bishop. He was a far more entertaining and likeable character than Bishop. I'm predicting some love drama in future books. Kraven just seems far more irresistable.
All I can say is good on Michelle Rowen. She made me like a book I thought I wouldn't. I'm looking forward to more.
Much love, Samantha