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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Review: Cold Kiss

Title: Cold Kiss
Series: Cold Kiss # 1
Genre: Young Adult- Supernatural
Author: Amy Garvery
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release Date: September 20, 2011
Book: Once Upon a Twilight Book Tours/ Netgalley

“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."
As soon as I got this book and began reading it, I was hooked. I loved reading every moment in this book!

First off, the plot line I felt was amazing! I really liked the idea of magic, zombies, and of course a love lost too soon. As the reader, it captured me in the moment of Wren in her grief yearning to find a way to bring him back. I also adored her strength to do such a thing without even knowing what she is doing. She showed some great perseverance.

Another thing that grab me about this book is the drama. I loved drama. Wren in caught in magic that she knows she has but it is not spoken out loud in her family. I really enjoyed watching the family drama unfold before my eyes. It was like opening a Christmas present! Wren's family held back loads of secrets from her so when it is finally revealed it was BAM! So freaking awesome! 

The love interest in this book is also great. Wren, still grieving over her Danny, never thought she find another love again. I really like how this love all played out. Gabe is such a open guy and one hell of a great listener. When he was listening to her so intently he made my heart melt. He was so sweet, non-judging guy who knew that Wren was in trouble and needed some help.

One thing this book has, zombies! I mean you got to love them right? The whole zombies aspect in this book is great! I loved reading about Danny and seeing him as a zombie. Things aren't always what they seem, but Danny isn't the zombie I imagined him to be.

Cold Kiss is one great book that you must read. I can tell you right now that you will read this book in one sitting (just like I did). You will cry. And your heart will break and be made whole again. 

 I give it 4 BITES!

Happy Reading!

Special Thanks to Yara for the book tour!


  1. ha! I didn't know zombies would make an appearance in this one, but I should have guessed.

    Gabe sounds like book boyfriend material. My favorite. :)

  2. Oh, NICE. I didn't expect this to be a zombie book, but now that I know, I don't know how I DIDN'T know. I'm glad you enjoyed this and I have it waiting for me, so I hope I'll enjoy as much as you did!

  3. Oooh, I didn't know this was a zombie book either. Maybe I should have guessed. reading is a zombie free zone because they scare me and give me nightmares, so thanks for the heads up! I'm guessing this one is pretty good, just not for me. lol!

  4. Yay! I'm super excited to read this one! I can't even imagine going through a loss like that and then being able to bring them back only to find they aren't even remotely close to who they used to be. This sounds tragic and romantic and I'm dying to read it. Awesome review Savy!

  5. great review Savy! sounds like a great read =D

  6. I believe I have this one on NetGalley. Really want to read it now!

  7. Oh Danny as a zombie and Gabe a sweetie? I gotta know! Brilly review! I needs this one.

  8. I have seen this book popping up everywhere. It definitely sounds interesting. I will be honest Zombies creep me out. I think of the original Dawn of the Dead with the rotting corpses and I just cannot picture romance. However, your review has peeked my interest and I just might check this book out of the library. I just have to get my idea of a zombie out of my head.
    Book Sniffers Anonymous

  9. Thanks Savy! This is the first time I've seen Cold Kiss. I will have to check it out. It sounds refreshingly original!

  10. Wow, sounds very dramatic. Gabe sounds like a sweet guy. I like books with lots of family drama. Adds layers to a regular romance.

  11. Magic and zombies, you say? Well, then, say no more! And who is this mysterious Gabriel? Sounds like major hunk alert. I just got Cold Kiss and I can't wait to see where it'll take me.

    ~ Asher (from Paranormal Indulgence)

  12. Sounds pretty creepy really, shades of Pet Cemetary maybe LOl

    Thanks for sharing your review!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  13. I have heard great things about this book, hope to get a chance to read it one day.
    Thanks for the review


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