Cold Kiss by Amy GarveyCold Kiss by Amy Garvey

Cold Kiss

byAmy Garvey

Paperback | May 22, 2012

Pricing and Purchase Info

$9.39 online 
$10.43 list price save 9%
Earn 47 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store


Ships within 1-2 weeks

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores


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.

Amy Garvey is a former editor who now works on the other side of the desk as an author. She grew up reading everything she could get her hands on, watching too much TV, and wishing she was Samantha Stephens fromBewitched. (She still wishes that, actually.) She’s always busy writing something (when she’s not obsessively discussing TV’sS...
Title:Cold KissFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.76 inPublished:May 22, 2012Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0061996238

ISBN - 13:9780061996238


Rated 1 out of 5 by from dont waste your time or money predictable story line, boring, horrible characters you couldn't take seriously
Date published: 2018-03-14
Rated 2 out of 5 by from expected something more Cold Kiss was my first book about zombies and I found myself waiting anxiously to read it. Sadly I was dissapointed. When I heard it was about zombies my first thought was that the book will be filled with a lot of zombie action but found that the book was focused on Wren and her feelings for her undead dead boyfriend. See the zombie in this story is her boyfriend that she brought to life because she couldn't handle the loss. Throughout the book we get glimpses of how their relationship was before Danny died and Wren realizing as the time passes that the Danny she brought back has nothing to do with the Danny she fall in love with. There wasn't really any action in it but it kept me reading in the hopes I would find some in the end. Needless to say I loved Danny's and Wren's relationship, at least the 'alive' Danny. In this story we are being introduced to the new love interest named Gabriel. I couldn't see a connection between Wren and Gabriel unfortunately and just couldn't believe that those two were falling for each other. Wren acts selfish pretty much throughout the novel and Gabriel just stood there. If I were him I would be long gone. Another aspect of the story was Wren's family and their magical abilities which was not explained at all in the book. By the end of Cold Kiss we know nothing about their abilities expect from the fact that the women do have magic but not their uses or where it came from and what kind of powers they have. Overall I liked the book. I was just expecting something else.
Date published: 2016-12-18
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not a lot of story.. Wren is mourning the loss of her dead boyfriend, Daniel..Until she realizes she can?t live without him, and raises him back from the dead. Yep, he?s a walking, talking zombie MINUS the insane appetite for human flesh. This is basically the entire plot. The whole book is mostly about her thoughts, and how her friends are mad at her, and her relationship with her sister and her mom. I wanted to like this book. Really I did. But I was so very bored. Where was her power? How come her mother didn?t help her? I was very frustrated about Wren?s incessant whining about why she couldn?t leave Daniel, blah blah blah. Yes I get that her dad left her, and she has emotional baggage and the fact the she couldn?t live without her first boyfriend. Her decision was so immediate I kind of wanted to throw this book across the wall. Amy Garvey?s writing is beautiful, her style is fluid and heart warming, but it was wasted on this very story. If you?re looking for a light and quick read in the paranormal genre then this book?s for you.
Date published: 2014-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Alot Better Then I Expected! :D Cold Kiss was alot better then I expected. The characters were totally amazing. They were well described and I loved the way they were all different but all the same. They really brought out my emotions and i felt as though I really knew these character in real life. The plot was good, it wasn't too fast or too slow and the events were so good. They really caught my attention and I was totally hooked though the hole book. :D
Date published: 2013-03-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WOW! I loved this book! It had me feeling raw and emotional! I felt for Wren, Danny, Gabriel, and everyone else! I didnt know what the book was really about when I got it, but it wasnt at all what I thought it would be like. This book made me cry numerous times! I found myself thinking about it all through the day. Really enjoyed!
Date published: 2011-12-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Emotional Cold Kiss really captures what can happen if you lose the someone you love. I was crying at the beginning and the end. I felt so bad for Wren. The writing was beautiful and the story was love has no boundaries. I still feel like crying (bring tissues) This is an emotional review for me. Wren's story of love and devastation was heartbreaking. I was a little confused on how she brought him back but it was cleared up. She is really strong to bring back the one person who meant so much to her. Danny was her first true love and I get her reasoning on why she brought him back. My dad lost his brother at the age of 18, I never got to meet him because I wasnt born yet, but every time we go to the headstone, it make me cry thinking about it:( It hard losing people who have died young, I have know lots who died young due to car accidents. (crying) *true stories* Danny- I loved his character when he was alive, he sounded like a great boyfriend. He would make people smile with his personality and his talent of drawings. He isn't the typical dead zombie, he had all the real emotions, but every time Wren was with him, he was cold and she could feel that this wasn't her Danny. When Wren remembers when he was alive, it was heartbreaking for me. His life was cut short at such a young age. Amy Garvey did a great job connecting the character with the reader and into Wren's world and experiencing her pain. It was cute and this story will always be in my heart. The ending was the most heartbreaking for me (read the end at work) I felt like balling, but it was closure for Wren. I look forward to many more novels by Amy Garvey. This book wont disappoint, bring you to tears so make sure when you read this, you bring tissues. Overall, I enjoyed it and it was a good breather and an understanding of loss. I gave this 4 stars
Date published: 2011-10-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Lacking A copy of Cold Kiss was provided by the publisher, prior to it's on-sale date, for review purposes. May contain some spoilers: When Grace from Livere D' Amour pointed out in her review that Cold Kiss was indeed a zombie novel I just about flipped over in my chair with excitement. I found myself hopping gleefully into my reading nook and opening the title, only to discover that about halfway through... Nothing much happens. I couldn't shake off the feeling that maybe, just maybe, I was reading the wrong title. I had been told by other reviewers on Goodreads that the title had action, drama, and romance, though to be quite frank there wasn't all that much in the action department. Typically when I'm handed a novel involving the deceased being reanimated, whether you call them zombies or call it necromancy, I mostly always enjoy them. Unfortunately that wasn't the case with Cold Kiss. With a 336 page length Cold Kiss was surprisingly fairly fast paced despite it's lack of action. The novel mostly focuses on Wren and her undead boyfriend Danny. Wren is very aware of her abilities and knows that her decision to keep Danny around has strong consequences. Wren, unfortunately, wasn't all that much of a heroine or what I was expecting, not in the true sense of the word anyways. She wasn't a ass-kicking, sword wielding she-devil. Wren was an average girl, aside from her abilities, who was grieving the loss of her boyfriend. Gabriel, however, was a different story. I found myself enjoying his down to earth personality. He had an overwhelming awareness of what Wren was going through and he managed to keep her grounded quite well. As mentioned earlier, Cold Kiss does not offer much in the action department. The story is much more of an emotional roller coaster despite it's very strong hold in the paranormal. There's quite a bit of growth and understanding between the characters and I found myself achieving an overwhelming sense of understanding of the characters themselves towards the end. Surprisingly, Cold Kiss is a novel about loss, grieving, hope and love and I couldn't help but enjoy the breath of fresh air. Cold Kiss is the perfect read for fans of the paranormal who are looking for something a little more toned down.
Date published: 2011-09-18

Editorial Reviews

“Fans of Shiver will appreciate the nuanced, more bitter than sweet portrayal of star-crossed supernatural love in this promising debut novel.”