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Blood-Kissed Sky

(Darkness Before Dawn Trilogy #2)

4.08  ·  Rating details ·  5,157 ratings  ·  323 reviews
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
Paperback, 338 pages
Published December 26th 2012 by HarperTeen
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Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
Mar 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle-books
Not a bad sequel at all and at last, some things were answered but even more was revealed which, set off a whole new slew of questions! Love that this series is some how keeping my interest despite all the cliches.

This was worse than the first book and that's saying a lot since that was utter rubbish. I only read this because my friend forced me so she'd have someone to talk to about it. What's fucked up is that she didn't even like the damn thing but the silly cow still insisted that I read it!!
Anyway, I'll start with the good things about the book:
1. It was short.
Now that's out of the way, I can start with the bad:
1. The boring plot
2. The rubbish world building
3. The bitch heroine
4. The perve
Nicole Wang
This looks EXACTLY LIKE a Fallen cover. -_-
Tomoe Hotaru
Oh my.

Somewhere out there, in this multiverse, the FALLEN cover model is sitting by her vanity table, brushing her hair, staring at her own reflection, lamenting the day she posed for a DeviantArt submission and subsequently became THE unpaid stock model of every tragically clichéd YA Paranormal novel this decade has seen.

She could be going to her yoga classes; she could be checking out at Tesco; she could be happily minding her own business, walking along the street, when some sod grabs her by
Sep 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing
With Day Walkers on the rise and the city in a panic, Dawn takes the night train to Los Angeles where Sin is from. Dawn is also hoping to learn about the Thirst. When vampires feed on each other it turns them into even more of a threat. After losing the war with vampires the United States was broke down into only a few fenced in cities. The only way to travel is by train. I loved getting a look and ride on the night train. Also awesome that Michael accompanied Dawn since I love him so much. Los ...more
Apr 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
"I'm human because everything about Sin repels me. His desire to destroy an entire race of creatures is too horrible to contemplate. There has to be a way that we can all live together: Vampires, Day Walkers, Humans. Not one of us is better than the other."

OMG OMG OMG OMG...Holy Vampire Babies! .
Is it wrong for me to like this book so much? I'm hovering between a 4 and 5 star... EEK!I don't know what to do!!

Okay.. I think I'll just give it a full on 5 stars..

I don't understand why so many peop
Holy Chipotle !!!!!!!!!
Love this series :)


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Oct 15, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: dystopian, vampires
4.5 stars

Blood Kissed Sky is the second book in the Darkness Before Dawn series and it definitely was a fantastic sequel. I was disappointed to realise that Victor was going to be absent for a lot of this book, while Dawn goes to Los Angeles. And while I did really miss him, we got to see glimpses of him through dreams, and there was a lot going on with Dawn in LA to keep me glued to the pages.

Dawn heads to LA, a city that is completely free of vampires, to find out how they are dealing with the
One of my character flaws is the inability to leave a series unfinished. I never should've started this book, considering how much I hated the first one, but I did so anyway.

This book's just one disaster onto the next. Nothing that happened made any sense, and everything was just a wreck.

Let's begin with the plot. This whole story, as I mentioned in my review of the first book, is incredibly dumb. So, skimming over that fact, let's talk about what's left of the plot, which, to be honest, isn't
Jan 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: vampy
Okay I don't get the hate for this book, or for its predecesor.

I read the first one and thought it was a super fresh approach to a topic that has been beaten to death. The style of writing is poignant with dark undertones that help the bleakness of the setting really come across, and I had no idea that two people worked together to write these. Each scene is described well, the characters act realistically, and the romance between Victor and Dawn is slow building and believable, unlike some oth
Rachel Reads Ravenously
I picked up this series by chance at one of the libraries I work at and I am so glad I took the risk. It's very rare for me to enjoy a second book in a series rather than the first, but boy did J. A. London do a great job with this one.

After overthrowing the former vampire ruler Valentine and replacing him with his son, Dawn Montgomery, delegate of the city of Denver to the Vampires, finds herself removed from her title and sent to investigate a new breed of vampire in LA, the Daywalkers. While
Aug 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I was afraid I would fall into a reading slump if I would start this book. Now I just feel like an idiot for thinking that.

This book was/is insane!! It gripped me right from the start.
The first 250 or so pages were fast paced and awesome, the last part was just crazy.
We started to have kind of a new moon/iron daughter situation, but at the same time it was very different. I should have seen some of the plot twists coming, but I didn’t. Other plot twists I did see coming, but was very surpris
Jennifer Wheeler
Apr 09, 2020 rated it liked it
Huzzah! Finally some plot twists I didn’t see coming! I don’t know if my normally high plot line precognitive senses are slipping, but I did NOT anticipate LA being a city full of Sin’s day walking vampires. I also didn’t anticipate Dawn being a somewhat watered down dhampir (Renesme! 😆), and that Sin is her many times removed full-blooded vampire relative. I’m not entirely sure where I thought the plot line was heading with the introduction of this mysteriously vanished 15th original vampire fa ...more
Brooke ♥booklife4life♥
At A Glance

Young Adult; Vampire
Love Triangle/Insta Love?: nope.
Cliff Hanger: YESSSS
Rating: 4 Stars

Score Sheet
All out of ten

Plot: 8
Characters: 7
World Building: 7
Flow: 8
Series Congruity: 8
Writing: 8

Total: 8

In Depth

Best Part:
The plot twist!!!
Worst Part: A little too much centered on MC and love interest.
Overall Feels Felt: Dragging a bit.; Oh snappppp!!!; Kinda saw that coming!


Continuing the Series:
Recommending: yes!

Short Review: This series is so good. Thou th
Unfortunately, I'm going to have to DNF this book. It's a shame because I was really interested in it, BUT at page 187, the book veers off and I don't mean plot wise. Whoever assembled the book (or more likely, whoever was in charge of the machine that assembled the book) was drunk/high/fell asleep, because the pages stop being in order. I checked out the next 15 pages or so and it wasn't fixed, so I closed the book and chalked it up to $10 wasted, as I no longer have the receipt and also bought ...more
Jul 12, 2016 rated it liked it
This was another good book to the trilogy. Dawn is sent to California in hopes to find out more about the thirst and the daybreakers. Of course it's an adventure getting there and when she does make it you know that Sin shows up. Yet again he is up to no good. The best part of this book was the ending. For once it wasn't because the book sucked and I was ready for it to end. However, it was because of all that we found out about Dawn and her family. I can honestly tell you that I never saw that ...more
Ari Scheidell
Dec 26, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Plot twist!

Although it took a while for the book to actually get going, once it did, I couldn't stop reading. I never saw the end coming. It was the ultimate plot twist. Dawn and Victor's love story was complicated enough to make it seem more realistic, and I can't wait to read the next book to see how it turns out.
Jan 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
So fun, this is like one of those thrill ride summer movies, (well, kinda) it has twists and turns and some horror thrown in with a bit of romance-- and an easy read- so, yeah, a Summer movie..? Very enjoyable and the hints and foreshadowing is paying off, but just how will it end?
MWAH-hahahahahahaha! Can't Wait!
Jun 20, 2012 marked it as to-read
DAMMIT!!! I totally used that image for MY (self-made) cover. :(
Fernanda Brussi's art is too popular. Publishers need to go find another photomanipulator to fuck sideways.
Kathy M
Nov 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Holy damn! This book is amazing. I can't wait to read the last one... :X ...more
Alice Entwisle
Jan 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book was amazing! I loved every minute of it!
Mint Tea
Apr 10, 2017 rated it liked it
The farthest my reaction could achieve was a furrow between my brows. Whaaaat?

It didn't feel exciting. Sure, there was a bit of a hype where there was action, but it was only a slight stir! Oh dear.

Honestly, I really can't feel energy. Oh, and it was kind of predictable, which is ssssomehow...not challenging to my train of thoughts. It wasn't. Enough. And I really can't feel the character's feelings! Or they're thoughts! *screams at the top of my lungs* I DON'T FEEL ANYTHIIIIING.

I know I lack hu
Erin Milham
Oct 03, 2018 rated it liked it
Way too much kissing, but other-wise it's.... good? ...more
Oct 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing
After the deadly ending of Darkness Before Dawn we see Dawn in hospital, the citizens of Denver are panicking and not donating blood and Sin is gone for the time been. When Dawn is released she realises the extent of damage the events at the Teen Initiative Party had. Its now being called Hell Night. A lot of kids lost their lives and more are missing. People are blaming Dawn and have no faith in her anymore.

Very few in Denver are donating blood and Dawn knows that if they don't The Thirst will
Rosalie Williams
Nov 10, 2013 rated it liked it
Good book, but paled in comparison to the first.

I waited forever for this book, because the hold list was a mile long! But when I finally got it, I was totally psyched... until I started reading. So I still gave it three stars, because I loved the first one, and this one didn't totally suck (Pun! See what I did there?). But it wasn't the mind-blowing awesomeness of the first, not even close.

Honestly, I couldn't tell you what happened the first half of the book. There's a major lack of romance,
Thank you to HarperCollins for sending me a copy of Blood-Kissed Sky through Goodreads First Reads. In no way did this affect my opinion of the book.

*Contains spoilers for Darkness Before Dawn*

"She is awakening," the vampire, as ancient as the rocks that surrounded him, announced.
HAHAHAHAHA! The above is the first line of the prologue of Blood-Kissed Sky, and seriously? That line was so ridiculously cliched that I literally burst out laughing. On continuation of reading the prologue, it didn
Vi (like the letter)
I knew I was an instant fan after reading Darkness Before Dawn, but I’m even more in love with the series after reading Blood-Kissed Sky. From the very first page I was engrossed and couldn’t put this one down until the end.

Blood-Kissed Sky starts off right after Darkness Before Dawn and ever since what happened right at the end of the last book, Dawn is noticing some changes going on inside her. The secret of her past and who she really is comes out in a big way and even though I kind of suspec
Beth  (YA Books Central)
Jul 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: vampires
FIRST....THIS COVER IS GORGEOUS!!! What a breathtakingly beautiful cover!!! I am one of those people that will read a book just for the cover and WOW...This would have been a first choice!!!

Ok I LOVED Darkness Before Dawn. I love vampires stories and this one was great. It was a refreshing take on young adult vampire stories. That being said...I DIVED into Blood-Kissed Sky and it did not disappoint. Again we find ourselves immersed into the love story of Victor and Dawn and their impossible true
Dec 29, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: dystopia-sci-fi
This is the sequel to "Darkness Before Dawn", a nice beginning to a trilogy that mixes vampires and a post-apocalyptic world of sorts. In this second installment to the trilogy, Dawn Montgomery has to face the aftermath of the Day Walkers' reveal and what it means for humans of Denver. However, the day Walkers led by Sin are not the only issue she has to face. There is also the Thirst, which affects vampires who drink vampire blood and turn into crazed monsters. In order to learn more about the ...more
Apr 05, 2015 rated it liked it
Wow, that was a huge revelation there. (view spoiler) I thought this series would actually decline in quality because of the similarities these cover shares with Fallen but I was happily proven wrong.

Blood Kissed Sky is about Dawn Montgomery trying to find a cure for the Thirst - vampires drinking vampire blood- while balancing her relationship with Victor. I really too
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J.A. London is the mother-son writing team of Rachel Hawthorne and her son, Alex London. Rachel has written many novels for teens, including the popular Dark Guardian series. Alex, a recent graduate with a degree in Historical Studies, enjoys combining history and fiction to create unique worlds. The Darkness Before Dawn series is their first joint project.

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“He turns to leave, stops, looks back at me. "Just so you know: What you did for Victor means a lot to us. You could have left him to die."
"No, Richard, I couldn't."
I see in his eyes that he understands. I didn't save Victor because I knew that his being alive was best for Denver. I gave him my blood because I didn't want to live in a world without him in it.”
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