Cold Kiss (Hardcover)
HarperTeen, 9780061996221, 304pp.
Publication Date: September 20, 2011
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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.
About the Author
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 from Bewitched. (She still wishes that, actually.) She’s always busy writing something (when she’s not obsessively discussing TV’s Supernatural with her friends online and thinking about cupcakes). Amy is also the author of Cold Kiss. She lives in West Chester, Pennsylvania, with her family.
Praise For Cold Kiss…
— Kirkus Reviews
“Garvey could easily have told a cautionary tale about being careful what you wish for; instead, this is a story of the redemption possible in taking responsibility for mistakes and the comfort found in sharing burdens.”
— Horn Book Magazine
“Beautiful and haunting. Every page tore me apart—and I loved it.”
— Lauren Kate, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Fallen and Torment
“The writing heightens the sense of tragedy and hopelessness and makes us care. While the supernatural elements are an essential hook, it is the pain of first love lost, that longing for the person who is irretrievably gone, that is the crux of Garvey’s gripping first novel for young adults.”
— Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)
“Fans of Shiver will appreciate the nuanced, more bitter than sweet portrayal of star-crossed supernatural love in this promising debut novel.”
— Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books