Vampire’s Kiss (The Watchers #2)
Publisher: NAL Trade
Release Date: March 6, 2012
Challenges: Sophomore Challenge
Rating: 5 stars
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…
Vampire’s Kiss by Veronica Wolff was one intense read. I love how dark and action-packed this one was. Upon the first few pages of the book, I instantly fell back in love with the world of Vampire’s Kiss. I forgot how much I had loved Isle of Night, and I ended up reading straight through Vampire’s Kiss. The plot was just as addicting as Isle of Night’s and the characters only got better in the latest installment of The Watchers series.
Everything about this book is completely unique. I love Veronica Wolff‘s take on vampire mythology, as it is so completely new and fresh. Guys train to be vampires and girls train to be what is called a “watcher”, and it is just fascinating to see how that all unfolds. Veronica Wolff‘s take on vampires is more fully explained in Vampire’s Kiss and I loved finding out more.
I love the characters of Vampire’s Kiss. Drew is such a strong heroine, and is not afraid to hold to her beliefs and speak her mind. I really liked seeing more of Amanda in this book. She was character I liked in Isle of Night, but wasn’t one we saw a lot of. In Vampire’s Kiss she plays a more crucial role and I loved getting to know her. I also just love Ronan. He is such a hunk.
In Vampire’s Kiss the world that Drew found herself in in Isle of Night has become so much more intricately woven. The plot has simply taken off. I was locked into the book, and couldn’t allow myself to put it down. The plot built until the very last page, where I was so upset the book ended. Vampire’s Kiss doesn’t end with a cliffhanger ending, it’s more one of those endings where you just cannot bear for the story to end. So many questions were raised throughout Vampire’s Kiss and I am quite curious to see what the answers will be. I cannot wait for Blood Fever, as I am sure it will be just as thrilling as this one, if not even better!
Whatever Veronica Wolff writes next, sign me up! With her first two young adult novels, I have simply been blown away. This series feature a diverse cast of characters and one intense plot! Vampire’s Kiss was everything I was hoping to find in the sequel and more; it was one of those rare instances where book 2 in a series was even more awesome than what book 1 held.