As the youngest and only female member of the Knights Templar, Bilquis SanGreal grew up knowing she wasn't normal. Instead of hanging out at the mall or going on dates, she spends her time training as a soldier in her order's ancient battle against the Unholy.
Billi's cloistered life is blasted apart when her childhood friend, Kay, returns from Jerusalem, gorgeous and with a dangerous chip on his shoulder. He's ready to reclaim his place in Billi's life, but she's met someone new: amber-eyed Michael, who seems to understand her like no one else, effortlessly claiming a stake in her heart.
But the Templars are called to duty before Billi can enjoy the pleasant new twist to her life. One of the order's ancient enemies has resurfaced, searching for a treasure that the Templars have protected for hundreds of years -- a cursed mirror powerful enough to kill all of London's firstborn. To save her city from catastrophe, Billi will have to put her heart aside and make sacrifices greater than any of the Templars could have imagined.
Devil's Kiss opens with an exciting start, one that will have you flipping the pages in a furry to the very last word.
Billi is a character that I liked a ton. I constantly felt kind of sad for her because of her scary final initiation in the Knight's Templar, the people who she lost early in life, and the fight that she was in even if she didn't want to be in it. She was just one strong and kick ass girl who didn't leave anything get in her way and I admired that aspect of her personality. I loved the other characters Sarwart brought out in the Knights Templar, especially Kay. Though, I wish Sarwat would have told a bit more about their pasts and how they ended up in the Knight's Templar.
The plot always provided thrilling action that had you on the edge of your sit most of the time. Sadly, even with having the above, I could constantly see through the plot and pretty much knew what was going to happen from the middle section on ward.
Though, the open thing that I loved about this book, was the history of the Knight's that Mr. Chadda provided. Since, it was interesting to see the whole "fallen" angel part and how the old testament was involved in the story.
Overall, Devil's Kiss provides a great "good vs. evil" story and a great start to a possible series. I look forward to reading the next one, The Dark Goddess which comes out fall 2010.
Devil's Kiss is now out in the UK and will be out on September 1st in the U.S.
* Much thanks goes to Sarwat for being kind enough to send me a copy of his book.