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Friday, October 7, 2011

Kiss of Night by Debbie Viguie (Blog Tour)

Posted by Irish in Blog Tour1 Comment

Publisher: FaithWords

Source: netgalley
Publication Date: 07 Oct 2011
Series or Standalone: Series
ISBN: 0446570869
Format: ebook
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
First Line: The young mother had been by her child’s bed throughout the night. (Prologue)
Kiss of Night Series Order
Book 1: Kiss of Night
Book 2: Untitled (assumption its a series based on ending of KoN)

When I was approached a few weeks ago to be on the blog tour for Kiss of Night I jumped at the chance as the premise sounded so intriguing….and have you seen that cover?!? These two things gave me high hopes for this book. Though sadly, I almost put it down after the prologue and the first chapter didn’t help much to change those feelings. The prologue was just so out there and even now after finishing the book I still don’t get where it fits into the book as a whole.
The story focuses around three different points of view: Susan, David and Raphael. Raphael is a centuries old vampire who was cursed for the sins he committed in his life. He is on a quest to get something back (the something is never really disclosed) and stop a war among vampires from happening. To help him, there is Susan and David and a vampire monk named Paul. Susan and Paul have clearly defined roles in the story but David’s was always a mystery. And I found myself bored with his narratives. They seemed more like filler and never really did much to advance the plot. I thought at one point that he might be a potential love interest for Susan but it was quickly made clear that wasn’t the case.

I think that I would have liked this book better if it wasn’t so opened ended. The plot set up took so long that by the time you find out about the big bad that Rafael needs help with the book is pretty much over. And there were some plot points (like that whole epilogue scene) that was just too predictable that I found myself rolling my eyes. I really wish that there were more plot points that were closed by the end of this novel. I am in such a series fatigue that it takes a lot for me to really want another book and I hate feeling like I’m forced into it. But the only way to know what happens is to read the next book. If there is a next book. I haven’t looked super hard but a quick search didn’t really reveal much on the issue.
In the end, this was a book that seduced me with a pretty cover and a charismatic synopsis but the first date was a bit of dud. It was hard to retain interest and the dialogue was choppy at best. I gave the book a big chance and read it cover to cover – normally when a date doesn’t go well. I make an excuse and leave in the middle but I stuck this one out. So that is something. Though what exactly I couldn’t tell you. Kiss of Night wasn’t a bad book. It just wasn’t for me.

Kiss of Night Blog Tour Schedule
October 3

October 4

October 5

October 6

October 7

One Response to “Kiss of Night by Debbie Viguie (Blog Tour)”

  1. Sarah

    Sorry it’s a bit of a dud but wow, that cover is indeed pretty darn good. It’s what caught my eye on my FB feed.