Wednesday, March 27, 2013

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

Blood-Kissed Sky (Darkness Before Dawn Trilogy, #2)
Blood-Kissed Sky (Darkness Before Dawn Trilogy #2)
Publication Date: December 26, 2012
Publisher: HarperTeen
Paperback: 368 pgs


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.(Goodreads)

     Blood-Kissed Sky is the follow up to Darkness Before Dawn. In this story vampires and humans are trying to figure out how to deal with a disease called the Thirst, as well as a new bred of vampire's called Day Walkers. The main character Dawn is determined to find out what is going on with the vampires, though she knows she is putting herself in harms way to do so. Instead of backing down and hiding behind her allies she is focused on finding out how to save her world.
     Dawn is one of those characters that I thoroughly enjoy reading about. She's strong, determined, and willing to do whatever it takes to help those around her. She has some issues in her love life but her problems don't stop her from doing what she feels she needs to do. I'm also a fan of the supporting characters, especially Dawn's best friend, Tegan. She gives Dawn support as well as takes Dawn's mind off her problems. Plus, Tegan is feisty and not interested in letting rules keep her from doing what she wants. Micheal, Dawn's ex is strong, capable and focused on protecting humans from the vampires. Then there is Victor. He's the new overlord of Denver. He's finding  that the pressure of his new job is a little more intense than he thought. All of these characters combine to make a compelling story that I really enjoy.
     I love that this book slowly reveals it's secrets. We don't find out everything at once, each secret is revealed bit by bit which kept me on the edge of my seat throughout the entire book. I love the descriptive details that are provided in a Blood-Kissed Sky especially how the author describes Los Angeles. I felt as though I was able to see exactly what was described. I'm really liking the direction this trilogy is headed in. There is no doubt I will be reading the final installment in this trilogy, After Daybreak.
     Apparently I am a fan of dark covers. I love this one! It's dark and eerie. The clouds in the background look ominous with that touch of color and I can't help but what what is going on inside this book. I also like how the girl is looking away which makes me wonder what she's looking at. Great cover.


  1. I love dark covers, too. they hold more mysteries, more surprises and look better!

  2. I loved Darkness Before Dawn, and can't believe I haven't read this yet. You have me so excited! Great review!

  3. I haven't read this series yet, but I totally agree about the covers. I love this series covers. This one especially! It's gorgeous and pulls you in. It sounds like I'll have to start this series soon!

    Jesse @ Pretty In Fiction

    1. I initially picked up the first book because of the cover. Glad I did! Can't wait to see what you think of it.