Author: Amy Garvey
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Age Group: Young Adult
Grade: 69% or D+
Buy It: Amazon
When Wren's boyfriend, Danny, died, Wren decided that what she wanted—what she had to do—was to bring Danny back. And so, in a heartbroken fury, armed with dark incantations and a secret power, she did.My Thoughts::
But the Danny who returns isn't the boy Wren fell in love with, and she must hide him away while her life unravels around her. Then Gabriel transfers to her school and somehow he knows what she has done—and he wants to help make things right.But Wren alone must undo what she has wrought—even if it means breaking her heart all over again.
I was really excited when I won this book because I pretty much like all things zombie related and this one looked different from what I usually see. This isn't a zombie apocalypse novel, so I was really interested to see how a zombie would appeal to me in a more subdued, up close and personal way.
Now, I could blame the fact that I just couldn't get into this book on a reading funk...but I don't think that was the case. Maybe if the book would have started at the beginning and made the timeline more linear and immediate, I would have been more interested. But instead it had a lot of flashbacks, and flash even farther backs, that I couldn't get into the spirit of the whole zombie thing.
Wren just seemed crazy, and I know she was heartbroken and all...but not even considering any of the downfalls of what she was doing? Plus if we are supposed to feel like she was in love with Danny, I was shocked to see how fast she found herself with Gabriel. I like him and all, but it just bothered me. Besides these things, I liked Wren. She wasn't afraid to do what she wanted and let Gabriel come in and try to save the day. She was kind of bad ass at times.
Like I said, the plot didn't work that well with me. I found myself getting bored of the zombie stuff, and even the love stuff. One of the things that kept me pushing through the novel was Wren's gift that runs in her family. It was fascinating. In tons of books the main character has to hide her ability, but never an ability that runs in the family. It made an interesting family dynamic as well, that's for sure!
Overall I think that Cold Kiss would have been better if it wasn't too focused on the crazy love and boring zombies.