Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Blood Kissed Sky by J.A. London [Review]

Blood-Kissed Sky (Darkness Before Dawn Trilogy, #2)3 out of 5 Robots!

Blood-Kissed Sky by J. A. London
Series: Darkness Before Dawn #2
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal
Release: December 26, 2012
Hardcover: 338 Pages 
Publisher: HarperTeen
My Copy: Purchased
Reviewer: Shannon
Buy the Book: Amazon

Book Summary:
There's nowhere left to hide.

I thought vampires were our enemies - they controlled our lives, isolated our cities, and demanded our blood - until I met Victor. With Victor taking over as the new Lord Valentine, things were supposed to get better. Instead, they're worse than ever.

Day Walkers, a new breed of vampires who can walk in the sun, are terrorizing the city. Blood supplies are low, and if Victor's vampires don't get enough, they will become infected with the Thirst - a disease that will turn them into mindless killers.

To stop it, I must journey across the desolate wasteland to the very place where the sickness began. I can only hope that the answers that await me are enough to save us all... before it's too late.

Shannon's Thoughts:
Contains spoilers from the first novel!

Blood Kissed Sky starts off right after the end of Dawn Before Darkness.  Dawn gave Victor her blood to heal him and it lands her in the hospital.  Victor is now the new overlord of Denver and is afraid he won't be able to control himself around Dawn anymore so he ends their relationship.  In the meantime, Dawn is replaced as the delegate so she focuses on finding Sin, Victor's Day Walker half brother, who is responsible for the chaos left in the wake of the events of the first book.  Dawn realizes she needs to take a field trip to Los Angeles to get some answers about the Day Walkers and the Thirst. 

Dawn and Victor spend much of the book apart, except after they discover they can see each other in her dreams.  I appreciated that Dawn didn't mope about too much about Victor.  She was angry and sad, but didn't completely lose sight of herself.  But the rest of the book didn't live up to the first book.  It became very formulaic.  I have a hard time with these kinds of book anyways because they are so over the top and dramatic.  But I just found myself bored.  Even the big reveals were things I guessed early on.  I will probably finish the last book because overall the series isn't bad, but I hope it is better than this one.

(NOTE:  In the hard copy there is a huge publishing error.  About twenty pages are mixed up and it makes it impossible to read.  I didn't downgrade the book because of it, but wanted to mention it.  I heard the eBook does not have the same problem, but I don't know for sure.)

Other books in this series in the order that they should be read:
1. Darkness Before Dawn
2. Blood Kissed Sky
3. After Daybreak

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