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November 23, 2011

Kick A** Saturdays


Hi everyone I hope you are having a great holiday season!

So I have noticed that there are a lot of Kick A** characters in YA literature and so I have decided to spotlight them! Each week on Saturday I will do a post dedicated to one specific YA character that will describe why they are kick ass. At the end of each month I will post a poll where you can vote for which character you think is the most kick ass. This poll will be open for a week. After a year (or until I run out whichever comes first) I will do a poll with all of the winners of the different months (along with their posts) and whoever wins that one will be the ultimate winner! Sounds fun right?

I am really excited and I hope you guys enjoy it too! The first Kick A** Saturday post will be posted on Saturday, December 3rd and every Saturday following that! So don’t forget to check out the posts and vote for your favorites!


November 1, 2011

Cold Kiss

imageTitle: Cold Kiss
Author: Amy Garvey
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release Date: September 20, 2011
Received From: Publisher; In return for a honest review

“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.


This book was really different, I mean it’s paranormal but its also about dealing with consequences of your actions. It’s also about dealing with loss, and letting go.

Zombies and witches. Those are the paranormal creatures in this book, I was not aware that is what this book was about, but it makes sense now that I know. Wren is a hardcore witch with spells and growing into her powers etc.. So if you don’t like that kind of thing then this is not the book for you.

This book was ok, I mean its nothing like what I expected so I think that threw me for a loop at the beginning. But while it interested me I was not captivated, I was interested to see how the problem was going to be solved but honestly I would not have cared if I never knew. It was just so-so.

The main problem I had was with Wren. She just annoyed me, I mean I could see why she did it, but I feel like she was very selfish and then after she realized what she had done was wrong she wasn’t really willing to suck it up and fix her mistake. She was just very wishy washy, and primarily only thought of herself.

I loved Gabriel though, he was so sweet and was willing to help Wren even when, in my opinion, she didn’t really deserve it or thank him properly.

Overall I didn’t really like this book, it just wasn’t for me, though if you want a different take on zombies then I would recommend it.