Samantha Day finally gets what she has hoped for: a kiss from the boy she has been crushing on. His kiss literally steals her soul, turning her into a gray, a soulless human who continues to steal human souls, since their hunger cannot be satiated. But Samantha is a very special gray because she can resist the temptation to steal more souls, and her abilities and willingness to resist means that she can help the Heaven-sent angels and Hell-expelled demons that have been sent to find the creature that began the gray infestation. Samantha is especially drawn to Bishop, one of the angels, who can only stay focused on his quest by keeping Samantha within touching distance.
Dark Kiss falls in to the angel subgenre of supernatural romance, and it also has a little bit in common with the Mortal Instruments series, with themes of forbidden love and heroine who begins to realize her own supernatural heritage. Samantha is likeable, but also a bit of a petulant bumbler, so only her magical qualities, but not her character, make her the soul mate of an angel. This is the first in a series and a good start that has room to develop.
I don't do dangerious,
Smart, ü ber-careful, ordinary Samantha-that's me. But I just couldn't pass up a surprise kiss from my number-one unattainable crush. A kiss that did something to me...something strange. Now I feel hungry all the time, but not for food. It's like part of me is missing-and I don't know if I can get it back.
Then there's Bishop. At first I thought he was just a street kid, but the secrets he's keeping are as intense as his unearthly blue eyes. If he's what I think he is, he may be the only one who can help me. But something terrifying is closing in, and the one chance Bishop and I have to stop it means losing everything I ever wanted and embracing the darkness inside me....
When angels and demons must work together, something beyond evil is rising...