Sunday, November 1, 2009

Devil's Kiss by Sarwat Chadda

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 Loved this book, and it was well researched and played out. I have to say I have this interest in religions, and the Templars. I could understand Billi so well, and I too, hated her father. I really wanted to kill him, ironically. He seemed not to care about her, and be so proud of another. Billi just wants to get out of that life, and be understood and loved, but once a Templar, always one. This story was sort of in a love-triangle; sort of. (I dont want to give anything away) Kay obviously likes Billi, but he always seems so cold about it, and to her. In the end, she has to make the most important discision anyone could possibly make; risking her heart. I couldn't put this book down. It was well written and executed. And, I really love the cover. x.