Vampire's Kiss by Veronica Wolff
Series: The Watchers #2
Isle of Night review
Publisher: NAL Trade
Release date: March 6, 2012
File size: 411 KB
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In my review of Isle of Night, I said that Vampire's Kiss was going to be deliciously awesome. And it was. Oh my goodness. I know I also said in my review that there was no love triangle in Isle of Night, and there wasn't. There wasn't a love triangle in Vampire's Kiss, either. Aside from Drew having a crush on someone, there was no real love at all (well, two of her friends start dating, but that's hardly the point of the story). And still, this book manages to drip with sexual tension. I enjoyed that so much more than I have ever enjoyed any love triangle.***SUMMARY MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS*** As someone who has survived her first year as an Acari recruit, Drew's ultimate goal is to become a Watcher and be paired up with a Vampire agent. 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. They've captured one of the Watcher vamps and are torturing him for information-and Drew is going undercover to rescue him.
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...
The vampires are still scary, which means I am still loving this series. I don't think the vampires will ever not be scary in this series. Even the ones who seem nicer than most vampires are pretty scary. I am so excited that I have finally found a book where the vampires are scary, where they can be insanely attractive and provide sexual tension, all without being nice, falling-in-love with humans types.
Drew is still a strong female protagonist. She's smart, but she does dumb things. She's strong, but she's vulnerable in many ways. She's aware of her strengths and weaknesses, even though sometimes she doesn't consider her weaknesses enough. She is awesome, and one of my favorite female protagonists.
I'm not going to give anything away about Vampire's Kiss, but I will say this: it's a page-turner. I had a really hard time putting it down. The situations Drew finds herself in are scary and sexy all at once, and they constantly leave me on the edge of my seat. Thank goodness the third book in the series comes out in August. I can't wait to get my hands on a copy of it.