Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Early Review:Cold Kiss by Amy Garvey
Title: Cold Kiss
Author: Amy Garvey
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal
Publisher: Harper Teen
Pub Date: September 20. 2011
My Copy: Picked it Up at Book Expo America or BEA for short, courtesy of Harper Teen
“It seemed so right. Danny was mine, I was his, and that wasn’t going to work if he was dead. So I would make him not dead, not anymore. I didn’t think any further than what it would feel like to kiss him again, to wrap my arms around him and bury my head against his shoulder.
That was my first mistake. It also turned out to be the biggest.”
When her boyfriend, Danny, is killed in a car accident, Wren can’t imagine living without him. Wild with grief, she uses the untamed powers she’s inherited to bring him back. But the Danny who returns is just a shell of the boy she once loved.
Wren has spent four months keeping Danny hidden, while her life slowly unravels around her. Then Gabriel DeMarnes transfers to her school and somehow, inexplicably, he can sense her secret. Wren finds herself drawn to Gabriel, who is so much more alive than the ghost of the boy she loved. But Wren can’t turn her back on Danny or the choice she made for him—and she realizes she must find a way to make things right, even if it means breaking her own heart.
Okay, normally I don't do zombie books, but lately that's been changing. This was not your typical zombie book by any means. What I liked about this book was that the writing was simple, clean, and the story flowed very well. There were one or two things that I had a problem with, but never the less this was a worthwhile read.
What I liked about this book was that right from the beginning the book is told from Wren's POV and you instantly can feel that she has lost something important or so we are led to believe. Wren talks about her relationship with Danny a lot in this book. At first we are led into the past and what it meant to Wren. Danny was her whole world and when he died a part of her also died.
Wren has magical powers like the rest of the women in her family, yet no one ever talks about it. This was an issue for me, and one of the negatives about the book. This was like something the author glossed over. Then later on in the book Wren and her mother have an argument. I felt that it was used to speed up the ending of the book. Nor does Wren ever tell her mother what she has done with Danny.
Wren has brought back her boyfriend and he is not the same. Yet Wren goes to Gabriel for help, because Gabriel sees what she has done. I find this to be a little far. I would have liked to see Wren go to her mother for help. Gabriel kind of tells Wren what she has done is dangerous.
It's dangerous because Wren starts to lose control of the situation. Danny starts to remember and freaks out when he learns he is dead. This is an issue. Yet before this you really see that all the secrets that Wren has kept are catching up with her.
I just wished that there had been a little bit more of an element of danger. Yet the writing is solid. The romance was very nice, but I would have liked more Gabriel and Wren scenes where they weren't arguing. Also I just found the person Wren turned to, Gabriel should have been ber mother.
This book gets a solid adoration, so I'm giving it a rating of