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Book Review: Cold Kiss by Amy Garvey

Cold KissTitle: Cold Kiss 
Author: Amy Garvey
Series: N/A
Pages: 336
Publisher: HarperTeen
Date of Publication: 20th September 2011
Source: netGalley
Synopsis from Goodreads: “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.


My Thoughts:
I don't know why, but I had really high expectations for this book. And it didn't disappoint, necessarily, but it didn't live up to them.

I enjoyed the plot of this book, and the idea was one that I haven't read before. Wren's boyfriend Danny was killed in a car accident, and she missed him so much he raised him from the dead, with the strange powers that her family has, but she knows very little about. At first, Wren is over the moon - who wouldn't be? Her boyfriend has returned, from the dead :) But, Danny soon becomes little more than a reanimated corpse - cold, unbreathing, and nothing like the Danny she fell in love with. Now she doesn't know what to do about Danny - she knows she can't keep him hidden forever, but she doesn't quite know what else to do... Until Gabriel comes along, that is.

I'm not sure whether I liked Wren all that much. In some ways I did - I felt she was a very real and believable character, and I felt that I could relate to her, but she annoyed me in some of the stupid decisions she made, and how indecisive she was. I mean, I understand why she couldn't decide what to do about the situation with Danny, and I'm not saying I know any better, because you know, I haven't recently raised my dead boyfriend from the dead, but I think she was too dependent on Gabriel to tell her what to do.
And the thing about Gabriel was, he felt like he was just a mixture of lots of different YA paranormal romance lead guys... He was a little Edward Cullen, in that he could read Wren's mind... There was nothing about him that stood out and nothing was unique about him. He was just another average guy...

The plot moved quickly and the whole book itself didn't take me very long to read at all. I finished it a while ago and I can't quite remember quite a lot of what happened in it, because nothing really stood out all that much. The plot did pick up towards the end however, and it was pretty good, even though it was extremely predictable and I knew what was coming way before it happened.

Despite everything though, I did quite enjoy the book as a whole. It was a nice quick read, and it kept me entertained for the 3 or so hours it took me to read. If you're looking for a cute, quick, summer read, then Cold Kiss would be great, but it is definitely not for you if you're looking for a deep, unforgettable read that makes you think. I would recommend it though, to fans of YA paranormal romances! :)

*Thank you to HarperTeen and netGalley for allowing me access to this galley in exchange for an honest review. In no way has this affected my opinion of the book! :) 

My Rating:
I give it 3 Feet!

Challenges:
2011 Debut Author Challenge #21
2011 e-Book Challenge #15
2011 Paranormal YA Reading Challenge #36
2011 100+ Reading Challenge #64

Comments

  1. Glad you liked this one! Eventhough the book didn't live up to your expectations! Sometimes that happens. Especially to me and paranormal books. I haven't exactly read a zombie book before. So I'm really curious about this. But at the same time I'm thinking if I can take it. Great review!

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  2. aww its a shame when books dont live up to your expectations! Its good you still enjoyed it though! I really want to read this one... but yet another Gabriel in YA?! there seems to be loads of them about at the moment!

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