- Paperback: 368 pages
- Publisher: HarperTeen (Dec 26 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0062020668
- ISBN-13: 978-0062020666
- Product Dimensions: 14 x 1.9 x 20.3 cm
- Shipping Weight: 272 g
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #563,511 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Blood-Kissed Sky Paperback – Dec 26 2012
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Praise for DARKNESS BEFORE DAWN: “J.A. London takes the reader into a vampire world different from most.” (Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA))
Praise for DARKNESS BEFORE DAWN: “This new twist on the vampire genre is action–packed and full of plot turns. The main characters are compelling, and the love triangle…adds to the suspense and intrigue. A satisfying read with a cliff–hanger ending that leaves readers thirsty for more.” (School Library Journal)
From the Back Cover
There's nowhere left to hide.
Ithought 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.See all Product description
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Ok I LOVED Darkness Before Dawn. I love vampires stories and this one was great. It was a refreshing take on young adult vampire stories. That being said...I DIVED into Blood-Kissed Sky and it did not disappoint. Again we find ourselves immersed into the love story of Victor and Dawn and their impossible true love story.
I absolutely adore Dawn. She is strong-willed, focused, and will give her life for the ones she loves. She does not hesitate to fight and survive against all odds. She and Victor are so wonderful together. I could not wait to learn what happened next with them.
Victor is now Lord Valentine and has to make certain sacrifices in order to gain respect. He and Dawn break my heart at every turn of the page. They face so many obstacles and yet they still know they belong together. He a vampire and she a human and yet their connection is so unbelievably strong and they are meant for each other.
I also love that we interact more with Michael and Tegan and other new characters in this book. Its not just focused on Dawn and Victor. The plot is thickening and questions are arising throughout the entire book. There are so many twists and turns during this journey. I find myself liking Richard and Faith more and more. (They are part of Victor's Vampire family)
Sin....hmmm..what should I say about him? He is a TRUE villain and I find myself clenching my teeth when his name is brought up. He is what we think of when we think of villain vampire. Cruel, blood-thirsty, full of hate, and just disgusting. Ugh....
The last couple of chapters of this book are intense..There are no other words except intense. I could not put the book down and when I finished the last page I kept turning hoping there was more. I cannot say just how bad I cant wait to read the conclusion. WOW. What a cliffhanger?? REALLY!!!!!!!!
It picks up right after the first book as Victor becomes the new Lord Valentine and plans to better relationships between the humans and vampires. The Daywalkers, the new breed of vampires that are immune to the sun, are threatening to take over. Tension runs high between the humans and vampires as more blood is needed, and not enough donors are stepping forward after the threat of the Daywalkers. This makes the thirst a greater danger in the world as well. Dawn must travel across the country to try and stop the Daywalkers...
I, personally, enjoyed the book. However, I'm a sucker for the cliche plot of a female heroine with a forbidden love interest. It was an interesting dystopian world of vampires "controlling" humans societies, and the vampires were written well. No sparkles, they burn in sunlight (exception of daywalkers), they sleep mostly at night, and the old vampires had the Victorian society where the younger generation is trying to break free from.
Overall, it was a well-rounded book, BUT towards the middle of the book (I don't know if anyone else had this problem, or if it was just my copy) the pages were out of order. Luckily, the pages were numbered correctly, so for a couple of chapters I had to skip around to find the correct page to read next, but it eventually fixes and you can continue to read page after page.
I'm very intrigued to see where this series heads going into the next novel. If you like dystopian novels and vampire romance novels, pick this series up. You won't be disappointed!
Dawn's character is believable and her relationship with both Michael and Victor is flawed in a realistic way - yet endearing. London leaves clues throughout the book and foreshadows the entire way, but not to the point that you can completely figure it out. You're guessing but there's always the chance you're wrong, and half the time you are. The book just continues to escalate and in the end you're so caught up in the story that you just can't help but dive right into book 3.
You have a slue of new characters in this story and all of them are awesome!