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Vampire's Kiss (The Watchers #2)

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As someone who has survived her first year as an Acari recruit, Drew's ultimate goal is to become a Watcher and be paired up with a Vampire agent. Except nothing is as it seems. The vampire Alcántara is as sinister as he is sexy, Ronan is more distant than ever, and it turns out there are other vampires out there. Bad ones. They've captured one of the Watcher vamps and are ...more
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Published March 6th 2012 by NAL
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Vampire's Kiss did not disappoint but it didn't surpass any of my expectations either. It kind of just met them but didn't take my view of the series up or down. I actually liked Isle of Night better in terms of plot/action.

In Vampire's Kiss, Drew continues her training both as an Acari and target for the crueller Initiates. She also spends 85% of the book preparing for her mission with Alcantara. And I mean 85% (I checked). Needless to say, there isn't that much action. You have to wait until t
Nov 24, 2012 Jena rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I don't like the sound of this title! I <3 RONAN!

The Watchers Book 2’s my thoughts.....I loved the first book, Isle of Night, but to say that the second installment was amazing would be an understatement I don’t even know what to say about Vampire’s Kiss...I LOVE LOVE LOVVVEEEDDD IT!!!!

There was so many new things we learn in this’s mind boggling!! I mean there’s that thing with Ronan, and then that thing with Alcántara, then that thing with the new guy, then the thing with
Kelli Wilson
Oct 01, 2015 Kelli Wilson rated it liked it
3.5 I still enjoyed this like the first book, however I wasn't able to tell which direction the story was headed. Is the rest to be off the island fighting the "bad" vampires, where is the love story going and with whom, abrupt ending that lead me no further to answering my above questions than before. I've started the third book and its better direction. but I'm worried these books could go 6-10 books if it progresses as slowly as it has been. not that it isn't entertaining or that it's boring. ...more
Bailey (IB Book Blogging)
Feb 12, 2012 Bailey (IB Book Blogging) rated it it was amazing
Full of adventure, vampires, kick-butt girls, and hot guys galore, VAMPIRE'S KISS is the perfect follow-up to ISLE OF NIGHT. Seriously, if you haven't yet read this series, you are missing out on some good stuff! Wolff pulls you in right away and doesn't let you go until the very last sentence.

Drew rocks my socks off. Seriously, I love her so much. Full of spunk and sass, she doesn't let anyone step on her, no matter the punishment she may have to endure. And the guys that follow in her wake onl
Once Upon a Twilight
Apr 09, 2012 Once Upon a Twilight rated it it was amazing
Vampire’s Kiss is the second Installment of The Watcher’s Series and although it’s the second book it can be a stand alone. However, I am definitely picking up the first installment Isle of Night because I want to know how the second book came about.

The cover of the book is mesmerizing. I absolutely love book covers with the main character’s faces on them so that I can visualize who it is that I am reading about. I loved the colors on the book as Blue happens to be one of my favorite colors. Ho
Mar 13, 2012 Stormy rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-loves
Vampire's Kiss was just as bad ass to me as Isle of Night.

I'm more than a little confused but I am okay with it...I think. I mean, how can I be mad? I love this series and as long as more keep coming, it's alright with me.

The first book...there was just a touch of maybe romance with Ronan and now in Vampire's Kiss we have...

Ronan: I like him. Not much progress on his and Drew's relationship. You didn't get much of him in this book but there of course is going to be more of him in the future beca
Mar 29, 2012 Patricia rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Readers who aren't as easily annoyed as I am
I wasn't that impressed when I read the first novel, but I'd like to know what happens next. The title implies some pedophilia, too. Well, we'll just have to wait and see, right?

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Wait, is this guy.. does he.. is this.. could this be lipstick?

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Reviewed it on BookExhibitionism.

Letter to my Future Self:

Dear Patricia,

you read the first Watchers novel last year after someone recommended it to you. It wasn't your cuppa for several reasons, but you were still interested enough in the concept
Jul 29, 2012 Kat rated it really liked it
This just might be the next YA vampire series that will follow in the footsteps of Richelle Mead's Vampire Academy. I like that it captures the "vampires are dangerous" vibe to it. Drew is also a great character, she's strong and spunky. I would have liked to see more of her supposed genius mind side though.. But still, up to this point, the story is still developing, we only see potential love interests who may or may not be the one for Drew and we are left with some unanswered questions about ...more
OMG! Can't wait! i loved the first book!
Jan 12, 2012 Michelle rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Vampire’s Kiss is the second book in The Watchers series by Veronica Wolff and a YA Paranormal from NAL.

Book Blurb:


By her wits, blood, and sacrifice, so far Drew has survived the intensive training on the Isle of Night. As a second-year Acari, her ultimate goal is to become a Watcher, and now she has a shot at her first mission. Except nothing is as it seems. The vampire Alcántara is as sinister as he is sexy, Ronan
Sep 29, 2013 Michelle rated it really liked it
Posted in Dark Faerie Tales.

Veronica Wolff intrigued me so much that I had to pick up Vampire’s Kiss. There was something absolutely captivating about this series that I couldn’t stop reading about it. I was lucky that I was late to the game and that the following books were already released.

Drew’s first year as an Acari recruit wasn’t an easy one. After many tears, apprehensive nights, physical labor, she survived, but without sacrifices. Now Drew is determined to become a Watcher. But if she
All Things Urban Fantasy
Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy

VAMPIRE’S KISS is a cross between Richelle Mead’s Vampire Academy series and La Femme Nikita. Translation: It’s scary good! Even better than ISLE OF NIGHT.

There is something so refreshingly sinister about this book. The bullies in VAMPIRE’S KISS aren’t going to spread rumors or say hateful things, no, they are going to try and gut you in the cafeteria, set your hair on fire, or strip you naked and tied to a tree to freeze to death. No exaggeration. And
Mar 10, 2012 Angela rated it it was ok
Shelves: ala-2012
Hmm. Well, I don't think this was as good as the first one. I didn't think characters and relationships were fleshed out as much in this book. Emma and Yasuo are pretty flat in this book. Ronan continues to be enigmatic. I'm kind of left wondering how there were so many pages for so little plot. I think most of the pages were reserved for gushing about boys. I still like Drew's irreverent, irrepressible style of thinking and speaking--she is pretty convincing as a modern teenager. But maybe not ...more
Jul 20, 2015 Tati rated it really liked it
After surviving her first term in the Isle of Night, Drew has to prepare for her mission. While trying to acquire the necessary skills, she also has to deal with the enmity of the older girls and with Alcántara, the vampire that's taking her on the mission. Not to mention that, she also has plans to escape the island. However, the mission does not go according to plan, which may have disastrous consequences.

It was a good read, well-paced and with tension in the right places. Drew comes across as
Feb 27, 2012 Julia rated it it was amazing
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Vampire's Kiss is packed to the brim with action, adventure, and kick ass girls- Wolff has hit another home run! The second installment after Isle of Night, Vampire's Kiss did NOT let me down. It is dark and breathtaking, a vividly told story. PLEASE check this series out! In each novel, Wolff has me engrossed almost immediately, she's a superb story teller.

Once again, Drew is our extremely likeable, three dimensional protagonist and I love her. She is sm
This was the kinda book that you sitting on the edge of your seat and bracing yourself what was to come.

Although at first I wasn't completely into it. I kinda found it dragging and my interest dwindling however when I was about to give up there was a turn of events and I was back to the adrenaline rush of the whole mission thing and it became more spontaneous and surprising with every page-turn.

At the end it kept getting better and better and I was satisfied up to the last page where I wanted
Aug 17, 2014 Levian rated it really liked it
after surviving multiple tests against the other girls, who were also trained to become a Watcher like her, Annelise continued to fight for a place in the dangerous island. she became jealous when she suspected Amanda's relationship with Ronan, whom she fancy. but then there were also Yasuo when had a thing for her best friend Emma, and Joshua whom Vampire Alcantara assigned to teach her old German language. the mission asked for a lot of dedication from her but she would do anything she can to ...more
Sep 21, 2014 Margaret rated it really liked it

As someone who has survived her first year as an Acari recruit, Drew's ultimate goal is to become a Watcher and be paired up with a Vampire agent. Except nothing is as it seems. The vampire Alcántara is as sinister as he is sexy, Ronan is more distant than ever, and it turns out there are other vampires out there. Bad ones. They've captured one of the Watcher vamps and are torturing him for information-and Drew is going undercover to rescue him.

But when their vampire prisoner turns out to be a g

Amanda Gill
Apr 07, 2014 Amanda Gill rated it really liked it
Drew has been cast into a dangerous world of Vampires, Watchers, Tracers, and Guidons. She doesn't know who to trust and she's starting to learn she can't trust anyone. She may have won the end of semester battle against Lilac, but that only means their are more peers gunning for her now than ever. Her strange relationship with Master Alcantara continues to grow as she learns about the mission she will assist him with. Drew is confused by her feelings for Ronan, Josh, and Alcantara. Ronan contin ...more
Mar 12, 2012 Melanie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: rd-2012
A really good sequel to Isle of Night, i'm liking where things went, not enough Ronan but some nice developments happening and a new vamp to be intrigued by :)
Oct 05, 2014 Tammy rated it really liked it
I described the first book as Hunger Games with vampires, this was more like Mean Girls with vampires and a bit of any spy movie thrown in. I enjoyed this book as much as the first and I am eager to read the next two books which I also have. A fast, read in a day story. Really liked the mission that got Annelise off the island. I'm not sure what this means for her future but I'm so intrigued and I hoping for some more romance in Blood Fever. The possibilities of a suitor for Annelise is endless.
Nov 23, 2014 Donna rated it really liked it
How did we end up here

Penguin sent me pretty much this entire series and I’m just working my way through it now. I don’t know why I waited so long. These books are great!

Okay, book. You've got 50 pages. Go!

The shock value introduction to violence has been traded in for intrigue and big fat questions marks being held up by a rather slimy yet alluring vampire that Drew is equal parts drawn to and repelled by. She’s in preparation mode for her mission. She still doesn’t know what it is; all she kno
Apr 04, 2012 Carmel rated it liked it
Like Isle of Night, the first book of The Watchers series, Vampire's Kiss, was just okay. It was to quote myself 'neither a hit or a miss'.

In Isle of Night, borderline genius Annelise or as she prefers Drew wanted out of her dead beat life at home but now, now she wants out of her life on Isle of Night where she must she fight for her life against upperclassmen who have it our for her, keep the vampires happy, especially one of them all while figuring out why she is so insanely attracted to trac
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Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales.

Quick & Dirty: A more engaging sequel, the heroine’s eyes are open to the truth of the vampires’ intentions.

Opening Sentence: I looked around my room for the last time.

The Review:

Veronica Wolff intrigued me so much that I had to pick up Vampire’s Kiss. There was something absolutely captivating about this series that I couldn’t stop reading about it. I was lucky that I was late to the game and that the following books were already released.

Drew’s first ye
Hannah (The Irish Banana Review)
I so love Veronica Wolff and her brilliant new spin on vampires. The second book in her Watchers series is full of the same heart-pounding action and seductive drama I came to love in Isle of Night. Vampire’s Kiss is a wonderful follow up.

Drew is just amazing. I love her wit and sarcasm; it really adds flavor to her narrative. She has this fantastic self-deprecating nature that keeps the story from getting too dark or too intense. Her inner monologues had me cracking up at several points, and sh
Mar 28, 2012 ephrielle rated it liked it
In this novel, vampires take their rightful place on the evil shelf. That doesn't mean they are cookie cutter vampires from the old days. The vampires have set up a training compound where they collect runaways and put them through intensive training. Don't imagine they are doing the runaways any favors. They aren't giving them life skills; more like using them for entertainment and food.

Life is hard for Annelise: her fellow initiates are trying to kill her, undead creatures are trying to eat he
Aug 04, 2012 Katie rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this edition to the series. I got to learn more about Drew and the way things work in the Isle of Night. I also though it was pretty interesting the way that Drew thought she could play Alcantara.

Alcantara got a little weird this time around and the rescue mission was actually pretty enlightening about the world of the vampires and what the world is like in the novel series because we finally learn maybe what the purpose behind the school is and what the Acari and the other cla
Ahana .M. Rao
All I can say is I wish *I* was Veronica Wolff! She doesn't just write books she freaking writes like...she can SEE what's happening.
The story flowed like water, and I felt like I was a leaf going with the flow, detached from the world, but connected somehow.
Individual as me, but combined with what was going on around me.
Independent being as a single piece, dependent on the water for movement.
Though the synopsis makes it seem like the main story is just Acari Drew going on the mission. There is
Feb 26, 2012 Tammi rated it it was amazing
Annelise Drew aka Acari Drew has won the Directorate Award competition and things return to “normal” on Eyja næturinnar or the Isle of Night after the competition. Annelise’s prize for winning is that she gets to accompany the vampire Alcántara on a mission off the island. She had been looking forward to this because she is planning on escaping the Isle of Night. That is her main focus. Alcántara shows greater interest in her and Annelise is sure that he has interfered with things in the past. S ...more
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