Cold Kiss

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.

This was a good, but confusing book.  In the book Wren knows that she is a witch, and knows how to generally control her powers.  But you, as the reader do not know because the conversation she has when she learns these things, happen before the plot begins.  You hear snippets of these events, but never the full story.  This caused a lot of confusion for me as a reader. I knew what the general idea of the story was, but because of these conversations I missed, I had a large chunk of the story cut out. I think, these conversations could easily be added in to the book, if not all at once, in LARGE snippets when the subject is brought up.

Cold Kiss has a great plot, and I got attatched to the characters.  I got particulary attachteched to Danny, because of the wonderful flashback scenes.  You really got to know the past Danny, and then could compare him to the cold person the current Danny was. I think she could of easily done some sort of flashback for the issue I discussed in the past paragraph.

Overall, I give this book a 4 out of 5.  I would have made it a three, if it wasn’t for the for the wonderful attachment  I formed with Danny, even when you never meet the real him. This book isn’t my favorite, but it is worth a read, and I will be reading the sequel when it is released.

 

Maddie

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