Friday, February 24, 2012
Early Review: Vampire's Kiss by Veronica Wolff
Vampire’s Kiss is the second book in The Watchers series by Veronica Wolff and a YA Paranormal from NAL.
IF YOU’RE GOING TO BE PARTNERED WITH A VAMPIRE, YOU HAVE TO WORK THE NIGHT SHIFT.
By her wits, blood, and sacrifice, so far Drew has survived the intensive training on the Isle of Night. As a second-year Acari, her ultimate goal is to become a Watcher, and now she has a shot at her first mission. Except nothing is as it seems. The vampire Alcántara is as sinister as he is sexy, Ronan is more distant than ever, and it turns out there are other vampires out there. Bad ones.
Ancient, bloodthirsty, and powerful, these undead are really old school. They’ve captured one of the Watcher vamps and are torturing him for information. The only chance to save him is to infiltrate a major summit the baddies are holding on their own island. There will be mortals there, serving as butlers, maids, and various hired help. Drew had better brush up on her skills as a serving girl, because she’s about to go undercover…
But, when their vampire prisoner turns out to be a gorgeous bad boy, Drew’s first mission quickly turns into more than she bargained for…
Annelise Drew survived the Challenge, winning because she was the last one standing, winning because she killed Lilac. She still carries the bruises, even though the vampire blood she ingests has quickened the healing.
Winning has earned Drew a chance to leave the Isle of Night, to participate in a mission with Master Alcantara. Drew is hoping to use this mission as a means of escape.
But Drew gets caught up in the preparation for the mission - and whether she will admit it or not, gets caught up in the attention she’s receiving from Master Alcantara.
Ronan is MIA, supposedly out recruiting more girls for training. The Guidon girls have it in for Drew now more than ever and Yas is getting fangs. Things on the Island are changing.
Drew thought winning the Challenge would bring her a modicum of peace. Instead, it seems to have painted an even bigger target on her back.
I absolutely love this series.
The whole concept of an island full of girls training to protect vampires is awesome. That those girls are more than willing to kill each other to become an elite Watcher is bloodthirsty to say the least.
I give Vampire’s Kiss 5 out of 5 stars.
Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: NAL Trade (3-6-12)
**Be sure to stop by on 2-27: I will be hosting a giveaway of book one and book two of The Watchers series.**