Monday, October 26, 2009

Devil's Kiss By Sarwat Chadda Review # 18

Author: Sarwat Chadda 

Publisher:  Hyperion 
Pages: 336 
Rating:  4 stars 
As the youngest and only female member of the Knights Templar, Bilquis SanGreal grew up knowing she wasn't normal. Instead of hanging out at the mall or going on dates, she spends her time training as a soldier in her order's ancient battle against the Unholy. Billi's cloistered life is blasted apart when her childhood friend, Kay, returns from Jerusalem, gorgeous and with a dangerous chip on his shoulder. He's ready to reclaim his place in Billi's life, but she's met someone new: amber-eyed Michael, who seems to understand her like no one else, effortlessly claiming a stake in her heart. But the Templars are called to duty before Billi can enjoy the pleasant new twist to her life. One of the order's ancient enemies has resurfaced, searching for a treasure that the Templars have protected for hundreds of years — a cursed mirror powerful enough to kill all of London's firstborn. To save her city from catastrophe, Billi will have to put her heart aside and make sacrifices greater than any of the Templars could have imagined.

I really enjoyed Sarwat Chadda's novel Devil Kiss , I thought it was interesting and it even made me curious about the actual Knight Templars. It was well written, fast paced , and I felt like I was Bili herself. The book felt like I was actually watching a movie. Their was never a dull moment in this story which made me happy. I was able to finish this book quickly and with very few complaints. The only complaints I have are: a) I thought the whole relationship between Kay and Bili could have been more developed. I wish Chadda would have written more about Kay's and Bili's history then just them in the present. Especially after Kay returns from Jerusalem. Because that wasn't developed I felt that the whole year away from each other was nothing, I didn't really see the problem. b) the part where Bili dad reveals stuff at the end felt fake and was taken to non-seriously. I felt it was revealed to quickly which made me go wtf. And c) This isn't really a complaint but I want, I want the last chapter to not of happen. I didn't want that to happen. But because it did happen and I'm acting like this show how Chadda was able to make the readers felt like the protagonist. By the ending of the book I was in tears. There has only been two books that have ever made me cry, one is the Book Thief and the second one is this book. This proves that this is a well written story. I highly recommend this story it was fascinating, intriguing, and a book that was worth my time. I'm excited for it's sequel. 
   

3 comments:

Kiki said...

I love medieval stories, especially the Templars. I can't wait to read this!

Cindy said...

Loves awesome!

Cindy said...

That is supposed to say Looks. LOL

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