Monday, October 22, 2012

Cold Kiss by: Amy Gravey Review


Title: Cold Kiss
Author: Amy Gravey
Publisher: HarperTeen
Pages: 292
Format: ebook
Source: Kindle Purchase
Series: Cold Kiss #1

 Description:

 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.

My Thoughts:

 When this book starts Wren is so deep into things she doesn't completely understand, her boyfriend Danny is dead and she is so unnerved by this that she brings him back from the dead literally. Unfortunately what she brought back isn't totally the Danny she knows. He's cold, and empty looking. 

People around Wren her friends and family know she is hurting by her boyfriend's death, they try in their own way to help her, and connect with her but she keeps pushing them away. From her mother who keeps their magical abilities a big bad secret to her friends who are clueless as to everything Wren is going through.

 Wren meets Gabriel a new kid at school who knows what she has done and what she can do. He tries to help her see that she can't go on visiting her zombieish boyfriend. That the late nights visiting this version of Danny are going to explode and she can't contain him in a neighbors attic forever. Soon Danny escapes and everything starts falling apart,

Wren finds herself fighting with her mother, her friends are angry at her for ditching them on the night of a sleepover and Danny has figured out what is going on. In the end it is up to Wren to fix what she has created and finally put Danny to rest, but can she sacrifice her own wants over what Danny needs? Talk about an incredible story I loved it, the reader gets thrown right into

Wren's mess early on and get to watch and see how she deals with everything being so messed up!

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