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Book Review- Cold Kiss

21 Jan, 2012 by in Uncategorized Leave a comment

Cold Kiss
by Amy Garvey
Hardcover, 304 pages
Publication Date: September 20th 2011
by HarperTeen
ISBN  006199622X
Book Source: BEA
3 Stars

It was a beautiful, warm summer day, the day Danny died.
Suddenly Wren was alone and shattered. In a heartbroken fury, armed with dark incantations and a secret power, Wren decides that what she wants—what she must do—is to bring Danny back.
But the Danny who returns is just a shell of the boy Wren fell in love with. His touch is icy; his skin, smooth and stiff as marble; his chest, cruelly silent when Wren rests her head against it.
Wren must keep Danny a secret, hiding him away, visiting him at night, while her life slowly unravels around her. Then Gabriel DeMarnes transfers to her school, and Wren realizes that somehow, inexplicably, he can sense the powers that lie within her—and that he knows what she has done. And now Gabriel wants to help make things right.
But Wren alone has to undo what she has wrought—even if it means breaking her heart all over again.

Review by ephrielle: From the beginning this book has started in such a way as to make it unique.  Instead of following the cause and effect model we are going backwards.  Something has already happened and now we are going to figure it out in reverse.  A great use of the unexplored areas of the English language.  
Basically, you have a teenage girl getting carried away by her feelings.  Everything at that age seems so permanent and intense.  In the throes of her undying love she makes a mistake, a huge mistake.  As most teenagers find that intense lasting emotion was more of a growth pain.  Now she finds herself not liking the consequences and needing a way out.  Sprinkle in some zombie and magic and you are good to go.  A relatively quick read.

Content: intense swearing

About the author: I’ve always been a reader. I’ve also been a movie theater ticket taker, a nanny, a camp counselor, and a romance editor. Now I’m a wife and a mom and a writer who still spends most of my free time reading (when I’m not watching too much TV).

After starting off in romance with books like Hot Date and Pictures of Us, I’m writing in the genre I’ve always loved most, young adult fiction. (My very first completed novel, which will live forever under my bed, was a young adult novel!) 

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