Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Aiden Grant is seventeen, has a killer kiss, and a boss who used to be President, back in the old days. You see, Aiden is a grim reaper and his kiss welcomes the newly dead. But Aiden’s pleasant grim reaper lifestyle is in jeopardy. And it’s not only because Honest Abe keeps throwing out history lessons with reaping assignments, just to confuse him. It’s because Aiden’s next assignment is to reap the soul of Bee, the only girl he has ever loved.
When Aiden’s kiss of death fails, intertwining their souls, Bee 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?
Like a lot of books out there, there are some good things about Deadly Kisses and some that are not as good. I loved the world building. Cuevas is a great story teller. I enjoyed the whole grimm reaper aspect of the book and how different it was from your typical YA read. I didn't click with Aiden's character instantly. My first impression of him was not good but then he redeemed himself. Bee was actually my favorite character and at times I wondered why wasn't she the narrator.
What I didn't like about the book was that sometimes I felt a little lost and that Aiden and I didn't see eye to eye for a small portion of the book. But that's it. I think it was a great love story and I really want to know what happens with the characters in the next book. Deadly Kisses was a quick read and you should definitely give it a try.
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.
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