Thursday, August 13, 2009

Devil's Kiss by Sarwat Chadda

Summary:

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.


Review:

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.

Grade: B+

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.

28 comments:

  1. This sounds super awesome! Great review!!! I can't wait for it to come out! I might order it off amazon though.

    Reggie :-)

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  2. This looks interesting, I should add it to my shelfari :)

    Thanks for the heads up!

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  3. I've been curious about this book for a while. I'm glad to see it got a pretty good review because I want to read it. Great review!

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  4. It's too bad that a book that is so actiony and exciting is predictable. I find this happens a lot though... it stinks.

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  5. Sounds like an exciting book that I would love to check out.
    wandanamgreb (at) gmail (dot) com

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  6. Sounds interesting, I like books with strong female leads.

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  7. I want to read this one really bad! Thanks for the awesome review!

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  8. Not my typical read, but your review makes it sound interesting. I might have to check this one out :)

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  9. This book sounds so good! I really want to read it. Awesome review!

    -Marisa

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  10. Sounds like my type of book! Thanks for the review! I'll definatly be cheking out for Devil'd kiss now!

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  11. I've heard good things about this book.Sounds like something I'd read.

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  12. It looks amazing! I wanna read it! LOL! Thanks for le review! LOL!

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  13. This sounds really exciting and original... will have to put this on my wish list

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  14. This one sounds so good!! I really want to read this one now. That was such a great review!

    Jordan
    jmoose09@gmail.com

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  15. I can't wait to read this one!

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  16. Definitely gonna have to pick this one up when it comes out! Can't wait to read it!

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  17. Sounds interesting, I'll have to check it out. Thanks for the review!

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  18. At first, I thought this wouldn't be my cup of tea but after reading your review, I want to read it!

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  19. Nice review. I like the story and it sounds interesting.

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  20. I love anything and everything having to do with the Knights Templar, so this is another must-read on my list!

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  21. This sounds like an awesome book! ARGH! Great now I’m gonna be thinking about for the next week “mutters nonsense angrily to self”. Lol. Man, my “Need To Read List” is getting to be to big for me to handle!

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  22. I also really want to read this book. I love the US cover and the story sounds really good!

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  23. Hey Lauren! I loved this review too. Man!!! every single thing i have read off your blog is AWESOME!! I love the plot of this book. It might be something that you can guess as you go along, but even when you read it, it still happens to suprise you. :) Well, at least that's how it is for me! :) GREAT review!

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  24. Awesome Review!
    I love the Cover of this book and I've heard this book was VERY good :)

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  25. I really want to read this book! I love books with action and strong heroines, so this one seems perfect!

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  26. I really never heard of this book before now, but you make it sound REALLY good! I want to get this book now!!

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