Book Watch: Blood-Kissed Sky


BLOOD-KISSED SKY by J.A. London will be released in the U.S. on December 26, 2012 in paperback and eBook formats. It is currently available to pre-order in both formats at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Published by HarperTeen, the print edition is 368 pages.

BLOOD-KISSED SKY is the second book in J.A. London’s Darkness Before Dawn trilogy. AFTER DAYBREAK, the third book in the series, is slated for release on June 25, 2013.


There are so many amazing books and novellas releasing the week of December 25th – I am absolutely dying to read Cole’s story in NEVERFALL – but I chose BLOOD-KISSED SKY as the book to watch this week as it is also a story I’m dying to continue, and it is a full-length book.

To say the ending was a cliffhanger is a bit of an understatement. It was a ginormous cliff, and I was definitely left hanging. So I have been super anxious to continue the story in this second book in the series. Which has an absolutely gorgeous cover. (Though, oh my gosh I love the cover for AFTER DAYBREAK.)

The first lines of the description are a total tease – “There’s nowhere left to hide.” – and I’m so excited to find out if that’s true. The situation in Dawn’s world seems to have gotten even more dire and now Victor is potentially in danger…. along with all of vampire and humankind.

This second book in the series involves a journey across the wastelands. I love, love, love going on quests with the characters and I can’t wait to see if Dawn finds the answers she needs to save the ones she loves and… well… everyone.

I hope that she, at the very least, finds what she needs to in order to save Victor from the Thirst. But I don’t think I’ll mind, at all, reading about the Day Walkers terrorizing the city. I love the idea of vampires as Day Walkers.

This sequel sounds even more exciting than the first book in the trilogy and I can’t wait until its release to continue Dawn’s quest. And yes, while I’m totally excited for each and every one of the books I’ve listed below that are releasing this week, I chose BLOOD-KISSED SKY to put in the spotlight because I just have to know what happens next.

Places to Watch

The authors on TWITTER

The authors on FACEBOOK

The authors’ WEBSITE


About the Book

Goodreads Description:

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 supplies are low, and if Victor’s vampires don’t get enough, they will become infected with the Thirst – a disease that will turn them into mindless killers.

To stop it, I must journey across the desolate wasteland to the very place where the sickness began. I can only hope that the answers that await me are enough to save us all . . . before it’s too late.

Other Amazing Books to Watch

Here are a few other awesome books releasing the week of December 25th:

Blood Prophecy (Drake Chronicles #6) by Alyxandra Harvey (eBook releases 12/24. Print releases 1/8/2013.)

Neverfall (Everneath #1.5) by Brodi Ashton (eBook releases 12/26)

Annabel (Delirium #0.5) by Lauren Oliver (eBook releases 12/26)

Kiss Me Again (If We Kiss #2) by Rachel Vail (releases 12/26)

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