Saturday, September 22, 2012

Saturday Short: Cold Kiss by Amy Garvey

Goodreads Summary: "Be careful what you wish for. . .

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.

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'm not sure what I was expecting when I went to read Cold Kiss...all I know was that it was nothing like them. I ended up with Cold Kiss on my wishlist as a result of severe cover lust [One of the most creepy yet gorgeous covers I've seen!] and the fact that there were zombies involved. My boyfriend is a huge zombie buff and I'm constantly trying to play catch up and impress him with my knowledge of the undead. We're an odd couple like that. ANYWAY.

There's torment, heartbreak and loss. But it wasn't quite what I expected from a novel about a girl dating a zombie, her boyfriend whom she personally raised from the dead. Cold Kiss just isn't your typical zombie read. Its a love story, its a story of magic, its a story of finding yourself, and its a story about a family...and then there is the zombie boyfriend who isn't your stereotypical zombie. More of an animated puppet in a way.

In a nutshell? I couldn't in good faith recommend this to fans of zombies and the undead. Its not really for fans of paranormal romance either. At least not in the way you might immediately think. Cold Kiss isn't an easy novel to categorize. Its in a niche of its own. Overall, an okay read but I don't think I'll be in a hurry to download the sequel.


  1. I picked this one up when it was still free for the Kindle, so I still think I'll be reading it. It seems very... strange, though. I think I'll just have to see for myself! I'm disappointed by the lack of zombies though, I've read so few zombie stories, and I totally want to read some more! :'( Anyways, fabulous review as always. <3

    1. That's when I picked it up too so I'm not feeling too bad about it. It was an interesting read and since it was free you can't really complain, you know?

      It was strange though. Very strange. I'm still not entirely sure what to make of it.

      If you're looking for good zombie reads in the YA sphere, have you read Carrie Ryan's trilogy?

      Thank you! <3