Thursday, February 21, 2013

Review: Blood-Kissed Sky by J.A. London

Blood-Kissed Sky (Darkness Before Dawn Trilogy, #2)
Blood-Kissed Sky 
(Darkness Before Dawn #2) 
by J.A. London

Release Date: December 26, 2012
Publisher: HarperTeen
Pages: 368
Genre: YA Vampires/Dystopian
Source: Library
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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.

With Day Walkers on the rise and the city in a panic, Dawn takes the night train to Los Angeles where Sin is from. Dawn is also hoping to learn about the Thirst. When vampires feed on each other it turns them into even more of a threat. After losing the war with vampires the United States was broke down into only a few fenced in cities. The only way to travel is by train. I loved getting a look and ride on the night train. Also awesome that Michael accompanied Dawn since I love him so much. Los Angeles has such a creepy vibe and twist that I didn't see coming. I'm still loving the world building of this series.

I'm Team Michael all the way. I love the sweet and protective best friend but it's obvious Dawn is into Victor so I'm trying to like him. Their relationship is just too much tell and no show. Dawn says she is gaga over him I'm just not feeling it. Maybe part of it was that Dawn and Victor are apart for the whole book except for Dawn visiting Victor's dreams. Usually a human can no enter a vampires dream so their connection is interesting. I just love that even though Dawn hurt Michael he would give up his life to protect her. If it were me...not so much! LOL

In Darkness Before Dawn there were some hints dropped about Dawn's family history. She is researching a lost royal vampire family and also ends up learning some interesting secrets about her own parents and past. It was actually kind of what I was expecting but still interesting none the less. There are so many action scenes and vampire attacks along the way that I am always kept tense and nervous. Sin is also one creeptastic evil day walker lunatic. His plan of basic vampire world domination is coming along better than I had ever expected and I am dying to know what the heck Dawn and Victor will do to stop it.

"I'm doing what I want to be doing. The only thing that matters, the only thing that has ever mattered to me is you, Dawn. Even if we aren't...together. I've always considered myself your guardian. When I was protecting the city; I was fantasizing about protecting you. Before you were ever a delegate. Before we even started dating. Throughout training, when they asked me to visualize the person I was meant to protect, I always thought of you."

Rating: 5/5


  1. Great review. This sounds like an interesting series. I'll have to add it to my TBR list.

  2. Man, I cannot believe I haven't read this one yet. I loved DBD. I think I liked Michael and Victor in the first one, maybe Victor a little more. I'm so glad BKS didn't let you down. I'll try to read it soon.

  3. Dude, I still need to read the first book. I got it based on yours and Andrea's recs, but I just haven't had the time. Waaaahhhh! That quote, though. Damn. I need to MAKE time. :)

  4. I haven't read the first book either but I love the covers! If you say this is a 5 star then I really need to move it up my TBR pile!

  5. I haven't read the fist book, but it sounds like the second one is really awesome. I do want to read this series eventually.

  6. I think I would be team Michael too, I love those sweet and protective guys, esp romance from a friendship.
    Brandi @ Blkosiner’s Book Blog

  7. Michael sounds hot! I really need to reconsider this series. I declined when the first book didn't get such fantastic reviews but now I think I want to read this! Love seeing that five stars!

  8. Ack! I love DBD...I really need to read this one SOON! I'm totally swooning over that quote right now. ;)

    Great review!

  9. Talk about awesome! I still have to read this one as well having bought it sometime back in December! At least I have the first one read and done! :)

    Great review!

  10. I haven't read the first book, but this sounds WAY better than the vamp book I'm reading now!

  11. I do actually enjoy the romance between Dawn and Victor but I did start to like Michael more in this one. I hope something happens between him and Dawn's friend, whose name I can't remember at the moment lol :)

  12. Hmmm... I'm not sure if I wasn't supposed to read this review considering that I have not read the first one... Good news is that it made me want to read it even mooore, so many books in the TBR! I haven't read a vampire book in what seems like forever, I'm starting to miss them. I hope I can read it soon :)!

  13. I really enjoyed Darkness Before Dawn, but I haven't had the chance to read this second one yet. I really hope that I have the chance soon. I think I may have to do a bit of a reread first to remember the finer details, but I am alright with that. I like a good reread. Thanks for the review!


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