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Dark Heart Rising (Dark Heart #2)

3.91 of 5 stars 3.91  ·  rating details  ·  1,750 ratings  ·  111 reviews
When challenges and threats from the immortal world of Nissilim rip the Jane and Luca apart, Jane is bereft. Without Luca's dancing green eyes, and gentle smile, Jane feels lost, sad and alone. But then a trip to Paris with her grandmother thrusts her into the path of the amiable Soren - a kindred spirit who may be the distraction she needs.
Paperback, 384 pages
Published June 1st 2011 by Hodder Children's Books
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Donna {Book Passion for Life}
** Possible Spoilers**

After saying I wouldn't rush out and buy this book because the first book Dark Heart Forever was....just okay, I still ended up and rushing out to buy it when I found out it had been released early in one of our local supermarkets.

Dark Heart Rising starts a few months after the end in book one. Alot has changed between Jane and Luca, for one, they've broken up and he's engaged to marry someone else. While Jane is left reeling over her broken heart, she tries to move on and
Mar 09, 2011 Saniya marked it as to-read
The Following quote "Do not judge the book by its cover" doesn't apply me...
Awwwwnnn! ^_^ I like the cover =) so I am gonna read it ;)
I stumbled upon Dark Heart Rising, sequel to Dark Heart Forever and decided to give the book a try. Dark Heart Forever didn't impress me much, but I don't think it's horrible, though to be honest when I opened Dark Heart Rising I found myself unable to remember most of the events in book 1. I only recalled there's a werewolf boy and a human girl in the story, and the werewolves, vampires, witches and fallen angels all live in a secret dimension of their own; and these supernatural creatures are ...more
Savannah (Books With Bite)
I finally dove into this book and did not regret it! I loved reading every moment of it. I just couldn't get enough.

One thing I enjoyed about this book is the tortured lovers. I know this many sound weird, but I liked the struggle between them. It made the ending much more sweeter. Even though the tortured lovers were separated, against all odds they came together. I loved that both of them learn so much more about each other and had to carefully think about the decision they were making.

This b
SJH (A Dream of Books)
'Dark Heart Rising' is the sequel to 'Dark Heart Forever'. I read the latter last year and really enjoyed it, so I was eager to get my hands on this one. I also wanted to read it because Lee Monroe is a British author and I love to support homegrown writers.

The book starts with Jane and Luca now apart, which I wasn't expecting. I thought that after the events of the previous installment, we'd finally get to see the two together but it seems not. Luca is now betrothed to someone else and Jane is
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This is one of those books where I could not stop reading it, but wanted to throw it out my window at the same time. I became so angry at Luca in this book! I understand he is suppose to be portrayed as a 'loyal' man but he would become so wrapped up in trying to please his mother to the point of having no compassion what-so-ever towards Jane. "I will only allow myself to cry one tear over her then never again." COMPASSION. It was hard for me to finish near the end when he wouldn't ev
Sequel to Dark Heart Forever
This book follows Jane again in her obsession with her green-eyed werewolf boy Luca, in a story filled with werewolves, vampires, angels and a crossing into a parallel world called Nissilum. It also comes complete with a love triangle, plenty of action, a mystery, heartbreak, magic, betrayals and political intrigue. Should be the perfect book for me right?
Why just 2 stars? I think this book was sent to straight to publication without being edited. Aside from the numer
I was confused if this started out a few months after the first book or a year or two??? Basically from the beginning we find out that Luca and Jane didn't get their happily ever after. Luca's family is unhappy with him being with a mortal girl and they choose to wed him off to another werewolf like himself, Lila. Luca chooses his family over Jane. I really kinda admired that, I mean the sense of trust and loyalty he had to his family. Well, the book starts off from there...Jane is coping with t ...more
Jannat Bhat ( Obsessive Compulsive Reader)
I like how this series is progressing!
This book is jammed packed with action as well as secrets left and right.
I really enjoyed the narrative switches in this novel. I don't recall the narrative having switched at all during the first book, but in this one, we get to see, not just inside Jane's head, but inside Luca's and Raphael's too, which is really interesting and, especially with Raphael, gives us a much deeper understanding of his character.
The story itself was easy following with unpredi
This book was okay.
It really wasn't bad, I just felt like it took me forever to read it. I mean the overall plot was good, and it was interesting. I just think it dragged on. Also there wasn't enough, like, details. I just don't understand how Luca and Jane were so in love all of the sudden?
There wasn't any like serious passion, i guess is what i'm getting at. Like neither Jane nor Luca explained why they just simply couldn't live without eachother. I mean don't get me wrong, I did want Luca an
Amy Louise
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Feb 23, 2012 Brittany marked it as to-read
Read the first one- didn't like it and not going to read this one. The cover puts me off, it looks like she's picking her nose and the guy's sneezing on her shoulder- I mean, SERIOUSLY!
It was interesting. There were several spelling/grammatical errors, and others like when 'Soren' had spoken when it was actually Raphael, cos Soren wasn't there, being incarcerated at the time. There was also one or two horrifically gaping holes in the storyline - like Soren just roaming about being an angel/vampire hybrid? I mean - how did no one notice something was up? And Gabriel, being an angel, not only had a child with a vampire, but consorted with a mortal? And the murder of his family, ...more
Abi Holligan

Dark Heart Rising is the sequel to Dark Heart Forever it carries on with Jane back in the mortal world trying to come to terms that she has lost the love of her life, Luca, to Nissilum and his parents. Jane goes on a trip to Paris to visit her grandmother for some much needed time away to relax, here she meets Soren Balzac, he wants to get to know her, and they talk about all different things. When Soren mentions that he could take Jane back to Nissilum to help her get back Luca, sh
Dani (Pen to Paper)
Giveaway of books 1-3 in this series at Pen to Paper

I love how this series is progressing!
I mentioned in my review for book one, Dark Heart Forever, that the plot was quite predictable, and I had pretty much everything figured out, quite early on. The plot to this instalment in the series is much less predictable, you'll be glad to hear (although, I'll reiterate that the predictability of book one didn't really damage my enjoyment of the book).
I did work out basically what was going to happen in
Spoiler Alert! At the end of Dark Heart Forever, Evan turned out to be Raphael, the son of Anna’s teenage love Gabriel. Raphael wanted revenge because he mistakenly believed that Anna had broken Gabriel’s heart and caused his death. Luca, Dayla and Lowe saved Jane and her family from Raphael’s wrath when they were able to prove that guilt ridden Gabriel had in fact broken Anna’s heart when he deserted her. A sombre Evan returned to Nissilum along with Luca and Dayla. In Dark Heart Rising, the se ...more
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Aioki Reika
“Things are so damn complicated”

I can’t believe I finished reading this easily, I can’t put it down. I love it the way I love the first book.

The story makes me giggle a lot like my feelings wanted to explode and sometime I can feel my heart breaking as the things are so damn complicated. I even encountered having a headache.

It’s about Luca having an arrange marriage and also our main protagonist Jane is here to the rescue and who could ever thought a new character would appear?! His name is Sor
Erin Ashley
So far this has been one of the best series I have started reading this year.

Sometimes the second book to a series can be a real let down, and I have read quite a few sequel let downs before. This book was just as amazing as the first though. The only downfall I can give it is the amount of spelling mistakes that were riddled through it. I know every book has to have at least one or two mistakes in it but this was excessive. The first book didn't have barely any mistakes in it, but this one had
Sep 12, 2011 Ange rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2011
Dark Heart Rising is the second book in the series Dark Heart Forever. The book follows on from the first a couple of months after. We find out that Luca and Jane are now apart and Luca is in the world of Nissilum. He is forbidden to see Jane by his family. Jane is left heart-broken and sad and takes a trip to Paris with her Grandmother.
In Paris, Jane meets the mysterious and strange Soren. They quickly become friends but there is something dark and secretive about Soren. Jane is not sure wheth
Gelyn Espinosa
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Natasha Pascall
My enjoyment of this book was ruined slightly but the many, many, MANY typos, spelling errors and muddled names. It felt like nobody proofread it which as really annoying! On every page there seemed to be something wrong which stopped it from flowing and made me contemplate giving up but I didn't because it was a really good book. I read it in a day because it was so exciting. My friend, who recommended it to me said there was a twist at the end and I was not disappointed. Vanya is an amazing c ...more
Gillian Cohen
Lee Monroe is an amazing writer. I will be the first to admit it took me some time to read DARK HEART RISING but that was not by choice. Recovering from an operation can delay even the best book.

Again we see Jane at a crossroads when it comes to her ove ife when a tall, dark and handsome gentleman steps into her life while on holiday with her grandmother in France. At first Jane is hesitant to be around Soren and I don't blame he comes off a bit creepy and seems to have a hidden agenda. She's ba
*Lily's Labyrinth*
Uuuuuuuuuuuggggghhhhhh this book really frustrated me. It was good but there were times when I was like ' wake up Jane I know he still secretly loves you but you look like a pathetic ex girlfriend going after him every time he turns you down' I was routing for her to go and try to get him back but then I started to feel bad for her.
I didn't really like Luca in this book, didn't really impact me either in the first book. In this book he was really just a big p#$$! sorry but its true. He did ever
Jul 28, 2011 Autumn rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: who ever read the first one
Recommended to Autumn by: ME
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Oct 30, 2011 Indigo rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: young readers,female
After only just getting together after there romantic love story in 'dark heart forever' they get ripped apart once again due to Luca's parents decision on him getting married to another werewolf.Lila.
Whilst in Paris with her gran, Jane meets Soren.A cool,casual, gorgeous guy who lived and studied there,in Paris.
However,after a night out with him,Jane quickly discovers one of his many secrets.He knows about nissilum,Luca and all the other things she was trying to forget about. Soren followed her
Ok. So I really liked the first book and the second book had a lot of potential... But then I started the second book and was like" um wtf? I thought luka and Jane were together and now...they're not?" lee didnt reveal the whole I'm-sorry-I-can't-be-with-you-Jane-because-my-parents-want-me-to-MARRY-someone-else thing until like chapt 3... Until then I was like 1.) why is Jane so sad...2.) where the eff is luka... And 3.) what grandmother just let's her 16 year old granddaughter meander around Pa ...more
Feb 21, 2014 Bettylee rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Anyone
This and its other two counterparts have to be my absolute favorite books. They perhaps are for a younger audience, maybe 13/14 year olds, but I could still read them. They are the only saga that I could read a hundred times over and still enjoy them. They have so many genres within them: romance, dark romance, adventure, fantasy, fairy tale, young adult, comedy, etc.. I would recommend them to anyone. Both genders. I love Luca so first book boyfriend.
Jane Yang
It's more like... 4.3
It's a little confusing and sometimes it switches from first person to third person.
That is a little irritating. And there are mistakes in the book (maybe it's just the copy im reading :/)
Ahem spoilers alert!!

Soren~ omg half-angel half-vampire
Lowe sucks
Lila too girly and really clingy of Luca
Vanya is cool :3 vampire
Raphael... idk he's an angel but meh
Gabriel is father of Soren and Raphael
Jane pisses me off just a little
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Lee Monroe was born in London, but spent a short time living by the sea with her family when she was a teenager. She moved back to the heart of the city as soon as she could, and now lives in Westminster.

Lee was an obsessive reader as a child, and still is. She has worked in publishing and contributed to, and ghost-written, books.

Dark Heart Forever is her first novel under her own name.
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