Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Cold Kiss by Amy Garvey

Title: Cold Kiss
Author: Amy Garvey
Publisher: HarperTeen
Pages: 304
Release Date: September 20, 2011

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.


Cold Kiss really captures what can happen if you lose the someone you love. I was crying at the beginning and the end. I felt so bad for Wren. The writing was beautiful and the story was love has no boundaries. I still feel like crying (bring tissues) This is an emotional review for me.

Wren's story of love and devastation was heartbreaking. I was a little confused on how she brought him back but it was cleared up. She is really strong to bring back the one person who meant so much to her. Danny was her first true love and I get her reasoning on why she brought him back. My dad lost his brother at the age of 18, I never got to meet him because I wasnt born yet, but every time we go to the headstone, it make me cry thinking about it:(  It hard losing people who have died young, I have know lots who died young due to car accidents. (crying) *true stories*

Danny- I loved his character when he was alive, he sounded like a great boyfriend. He would make people smile with his personality and his talent of drawings. He isn't the typical dead zombie, he had all the real emotions, but every time Wren was with him, he was cold and she could feel that this wasn't her Danny. When Wren remembers when he was alive, it was heartbreaking for me. His life was cut short at such a young age. 

Amy Garvey did a great job connecting the character with the reader and into Wren's world and experiencing her pain. It was cute and this story will always be in my heart.  The ending was the most heartbreaking for me (read the end at work) I felt like balling, but it was closure for Wren. I look forward to many more novels by Amy Garvey. This book wont disappoint, bring you to tears so make sure when you read this, you bring tissues. Overall, I enjoyed it and it was a good breather and an understanding of loss.

I gave this 4 stars



  1. Oh wow! I've never really paid much attention to this book before. The cover didn't lure me in, really. But it sounds really great. I didn't eve know it had zombies!!!

    Xpresso Reads

  2. Man was this a good one. I loved everything about it. It really makes you think about what you would do in that situation if you had those powers ya know?!

  3. I really want to read this one - it's on my wishlist! And now I *really* want to read it. I love those stories that touch my heart! <3 Great review!

    Liza @ Book Crook Liza


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