Saturday, June 29, 2013

ARC BOOK REVIEW...Blurred (Kissed by Death #2) by Tara A. Fuller

Cash is haunted by things. Hungry, hollow things. They only leave him alone when Anaya, Heaven’s beautiful reaper, is around. Cash has always been good with girls, but Anaya isn’t like the others. She’s dead. And with his deteriorating health, Cash might soon be as well.

Anaya never breaks the rules, but the night of the fire she recognized part of Cash’s soul—and doomed him to something worse than death. Cash’s soul now resides in an expired body, making him a shadow walker—a rare, coveted being that can walk between worlds. A being creatures of the underworld would do anything to get their hands on.

The lines between life and death are blurring, and Anaya and Cash find themselves falling helplessly over the edge. Trapped in a world where the living don’t belong, can Cash make it out alive?
Expected publication: July 2nd 2013 by Entangled Teen
Normally teen paranormal romances don't appeal to me but after hearing that it dealt with the topic of death I couldn't resist and accepted the ARC copy from the publisher.  Several months ago, my little brother passed away and made me curious about what happens to you after you die.

What sucked me into "Blurred" was it's different outtake on the afterlife and what happens when you fall in love in the paranormal world.  It actually made death sound appealing which is new for me since I am very skeptical about it and share mixed feelings regarding how books tend to portray it.

What made "Blurred" work was it's 'raw' quality and uniqueness.  For one thing, the plot is different which is refreshing and the characters pack heart.  Usually when I come across YA reads the characters are whiny and annoying.  Anaya and Cash are the complete opposite and are quite mature and stable in their nature.  They're not mentally and emotionally all over the place and always mean well.  

The storyline of "Blurred" is also very well  constructed and the pacing is thoroughly vivid and fluid.  There are no abrupt or unnecessary twists and turns or side blocks that take away from the quality of the story/characters.

 I highly recommend this read!! A wonderful installment of love and courage!!

My Rating:

-Overall : 8.5
-Plot : 8.5
-Writing : 8
-Characters : 8
-Cover : 8.5

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