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Dark Heart Rising (Dark Heart #2)

3.89  ·  Rating details ·  2,139 Ratings  ·  115 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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May 01, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: alternate-worlds
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
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
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
Mar 09, 2011 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 ;)
Dark Heart Rising is even worse than Dark Heart Forever. It's a total mess in both writing and story.

Writing-wise, there is an extreme amount of errors. So many, in fact, that it makes me wonder who on earth the editor was because let's be clear here: even using spellcheck ought to have picked up many of them. Apart from misspellings, there were misuses of words, cases where the wrong name was used, details which were inconsistent even with others in the same paragraph... This is incredibly poo
Jul 13, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: brcjuly2017
Source: This book was gifted.
Title: Dark Heart Rising
Series: Dark Heart #2
Author: Lee Monroe

I have conflicting feelings about this book, I don't like Jane. But I feel like if we had a different main character, this series could hold so much promise as the world of Nissilum holds a lot of potential. Jane is just incredibly bland in my opinion, and I don't understand why she is attractive to three different boys in just two books. The introduction of Soren in this book felt kind of like
Feb 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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
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
Jul 02, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: young-adult
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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 eve
Savannah (Books With Bite)
May 17, 2011 rated it really liked it
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
Jannat Bhat
Jul 02, 2012 rated it liked it
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
Aug 04, 2012 rated it liked it
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
Feb 01, 2011 rated it it was ok
Once again I have to say that the cover of this book is wonderful. Unfortunately the story does not follow suit. I purchased both the first book and this book at the same time and though the first book was disappointing I decided to read the second book in hopes it would get better .... but it does not. Once again the characters are lacking depth. The two main characters hardly share any time together at all and we are suppose to believe they have a forever love. Then Luca goes on to turn Jane a ...more
Dec 18, 2010 rated it really liked it
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Apr 11, 2014 rated it it was ok
I thought I'd give this a try, the first one was okay but not great.

This was worse. Countless spelling errors, hardly any character development besides from a small part at the beginning an a bit at the end.

Not sure if I'll bother with the last book.
Jun 12, 2016 rated it did not like it
Urgh. Unmemorable, but I read it. I think that's all you need to know.
Jun 30, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: own
Way better than the first book, but for me it still lacks details! Too much happening without a proper answering or reason..
Jenny (Jen & Mel's Book Nook)
** 3.5 stars **

I can't decide if I liked this book more than the first one, but I did read it quicker! Again, the writing isn’t great, and there was a lot that annoyed me about the story, but I was still drawn in enough that I really wanted to keep reading once I picked up the book.

The romances in this book were terrible! Multiple love triangles and idiot characters that annoyed me to no end.

Luca pissed me off so much in this book! (view spoiler)
Jan 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017-reads
Natalia Paez
Jan 21, 2018 rated it it was ok
My rating for this book is 2.3 stars.

Francamente este segunda parte me pareció aburrida y poco interesante. Tengo serios problemas con tolerar la personalidad de la personaje principal femenina, me causa problemas sus acciones y su comportamiento. Ciertamente, los senderos que esta tomando la historia son intrigantes y misteriosos, la continuación tiene que se mucho mejor que este segundo libro y que tenga menos lágrimas y autocompasión por parte de la personaje femenina.
Gelyn Espinosa
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Abi Holligan
May 15, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: young-adult

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
Jan 30, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: june
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 every
Erin Ashley
Mar 09, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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
Dani (Pen to Paper)
Apr 03, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: review-books
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
Sep 21, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites
“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
Gillian Cohen
Jun 23, 2011 rated it really liked it
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
Aug 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-i-own
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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
Mar 08, 2012 rated it liked it
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
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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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“She wasn't to know there was no room for Soren - or any other boy - in my heart. There was only one boy taking up that place.
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