Friday, April 5, 2013

Deadly Kisses Tour & Giveaway

Welcome to my stop on the Deadly Kisses tour.  Check out below to find my review of this book along with an amazing giveaway!!!  To find out other stops of the tour, click here.

Deadly Kisses by Kerri Cuevas
Publication: March 5th 2013
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance

Aiden Grant has a killer kiss.  Literally. And it’s not every reaper who gets to work with the Sixteenth President. Sure, Honest Abe likes to throw out history lessons with reaping assignments, but when you’re favored by the ancients, grim reaper life is pretty sweet for a newly dead seventeen-year-old.

Then things get messy.

Aiden is assigned to reap the soul of Bee, the only girl he has ever loved. When Aiden’s kiss of death fails, intertwining their souls, she is still very much alive and they are both in trouble. The ancients want Bee, who has special powers of her own, and they’ll do anything to get her.

Some rules are meant to be broken, even if that means Aiden must bargain with his own soul to save Bee. Who knew the afterlife could get so complicated?

My Review

Ad is a grim reaper, and a darn good one if he doesn't say so himself, but when he's given a new soul to reap things begin to go crazy, and it's not just that she can see grim reapers, or the fact that the kiss of death causes both of their souls to intertwine, it's the fact that Bee is the only girl Ad has ever loved, both in life and in death. When the ancient grim reapers set their eyes on claiming Bee's soul for their own purposes, what will Ad do to protect the one he love?

Kerri Cuevas has created a thrilling YA paranormal romance told from a male perspective. Ad (or Aiden) was a believable and likable character. He regretted what had happened to him and Bee's cousin the night that he died and he was very protective towards Bee, even though he was there to literally kill her. With his conflicting emotions it made him an interesting character to follow through the story. Then we get to Bee. Bee was protective, yet she had a spunky and wild side. The one part of her personality that I did not fully believe (or understand) was her acceptance of her death. She can to that acceptance (that she was going to die within 6 days) way too readily and I did not understand why she would. The subtle romance between the two was played well, especially since Ad had an inability to kiss Bree unless he wanted to kill her, that actually kept a lot of tension in the story.

The plot moved quickly with lots of twists and turns that will keep the reader wanting to turn the page. One thing I would have liked to have seen more was the world of the Grim reapers. It was briefly shown and it seems very well thought through, but there were only slight glances at how the reapers lived. Overall, this book has the right amount of tension and suspense to keep the reader wanting to find out what's going to happen next, and throw in a forbidden romance and a mystery that spans generations makes it a thrilling read. I recommend Deadly Kisses to anyone who loves the paranormal romance genre or paranormal fantasies. I look forward to seeing where Ad and Bee's story goes next.

Author Bio

Kerri Cuevas was born and raised in Rhode Island. She moved to New Hampshire with her husband, three kids, cats and a rabbit named Hercules in 2005. When she's not writing, she's chasing chickens on her small farm or searching for the ultimate mac-a-cheese recipe.

Kerri went to college for Early Childhood Education but now writes books for young adults full-time. Her storytelling stems from watching too many horror flicks as a teen, but she no longer needs to sleep with the lights on.



Kerri Cuev said...

Thanks, Cheree! Have a great weekend!

magic5905 said...

Book looks good, thanks for the chance.

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