|Cold Kiss by Amy Garvey
Publish Date: September 20, 2011
My Source: NetGalley
Cold Kiss by Amy Garvey
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. -(summary from Goodreads.com)
Let me break my thoughts down in list form.
- Confusion. I was first confused when I started reading this book. I did not understand what Wren was and what gave her the special powers. But then I realized that not only did she not understand, but her sister didn’t understand either. So my confusion moved more into the way of…
- Irritation. I couldn’t stand Wren’s mother. I don’t know if that is the intention of the author or not, but to me, she was not likable. (I am not a huge fan of the not-so-great parents in YA literature.) Mom’s failure to share the details of the paranormal-ness of their family meant that I, as a reader, was not privy to it either. So BOO to you, Wren’s mother.
- Immaturity. Wren made some poor choices and as a result, had to do some damage control. But instead, she kept putting it off, which made her have to make more choices and do more damage control. It was a cycle, a vicious cycle. Thank goodness for Gabriel’s help.
- Gabriel. The crush. I really liked Gabriel, and I liked Wren with Gabriel. The more I read about them together, the more I wanted to see this relationship go somewhere. Gabriel’s character was a super-nice guy and extremely likable. But there was that little problem of Danny.
- Danny. I love zombies. Danny is not your typical zombie, and that is okay. But he was creepy, for sure. I understood Wren’s conflict after bringing him back from the grave.
**A digital copy of the publication was generously provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for my honest thoughts & opinions. I received no compensation for this review. Thank you, HarperTeen!