Monday, June 12, 2017

Book Review: Kiss Me, Kill You by Larissa Hardesty

Kiss Me, Kill You by Larissa Hardesty
Kiss Me, Kill You
Larissa Hardesty
YA Paranormal Romance
June 12, 2017
Entangled Teen
Blurb:
First kisses should be legendary—not deadly.

Emmy Duivel believes in true love: heart-stopping kisses, candlelight dinners, and a connection that lasts forever. But not the kind of kisses that land your date in the hospital. Emmy always knew she was different, but not in the supernatural sense. Not in the succubus sense.

Paul Andinn had only one job: watch over Emmy and make sure she doesn’t expose the supernatural world. It should have been easy, but the moment he looked away, she kissed that boy, and everything changed.

He should be more upset. But he can’t. Not when he’s falling hard for her.

My Review:
Fifteen-year-old Emmy can't wait for the day when she falls in love like the characters in the romance novels she loves so much, much to the annoyance of her mother and best friend Lily who've been telling her that love isn't real all of her life. Emmy even has the perfect candidate, her History partner Paul who she's had a crush on since the beginning of the year.

But when Paul turns her down for a date and suddenly other boys are paying attention to her she finds herself accepting a date with popular jock, Jake. Even though she isn't attracted to Jake she finds herself having fun on their group date - until she kisses him and he ends up in the hospital.

Emmy's life is about to be turned upside down when she learns that her mother and her best friend have been lying to her for her entire life. What she's about to find out will change her entire life, but will it also crush her romantic dreams?

After learning his own truth two years ago, Paul had one job. Watch over Emmy for "The Powers" and report back when she started showing signs of her birthright. Their kind isn't meant to fall in love - but try telling that to his heart. 

Can love really triumph over all like the stories Emmy reads about? Or are Paul and Emmy just another set of doomed lovers?

Kiss Me, Kill You was an interesting, fun, quick read. I loved the idea of teen succubi and I thought that the author plotted the story of a teenage girl who only wants to fall in love suddenly finding out she was a succubus really well. 

The story is told in alternating perspectives between Emmy and Paul and I love books that are told that way because I like seeing how both characters are thinking and feeling as opposed to books told solely in one perspective.

The characters were well-developed and I, as a reader, enjoyed seeing the parallel between Emmy's story and those of the characters in the books she was reading. 

The only problem I had with this book was the idea that the way to contact the "Powers" was through smoke in an incense bowl - what would happen if you just didn't report in? What would a bunch of invisible figures really be able to do? I think that could have been explained or expanded on a little better. 

I liked the pace of this story, it kept me engaged and overall I really enjoyed reading Kiss Me, Kill You though the ending left me wondering, will this continue as a series?

My Rating:
4 of 5 Stars!

Kiss Me, Kill You by Larissa Hardesty is available today, Monday, June 12, 2017, from Entangled Teen! Grab Your Copy Today!

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