Who knew kissing a corpse would change everything?
Death always hits Xylia Morana too close to home, but she likes it
that way. She hangs out with the terminally ill, attends random
funerals, and every so often, when the weather is right, she sleeps in
But after Landon Phoenix, the high school hottie, dies in Xylia's
arms, she sneaks into the morgue to say goodbye. How could she know
stealing a kiss from his corpse would wake him up?
With Landon returned to the living and suddenly interested in Xylia,
life has new meaning. But what Xylia doesn't realize is that by kissing
Landon back to life, she's thrown Life and Death off balance. The
underworld demands a body, and it might just have to be Xylia's this
I must admit that going into this book I just expected it to be a fluffy read- a book with a lot of entertainment value, but also a book with little substance (a stereotypical rom-com with a paranormal element). After having finished this book all I can do is shake my head at my earlier stupidity, this book was anything but, yes, it was a paranormal rom-com of sorts, but it was so much more, a story of forgiveness, a story of growth, a story of acceptance and the likes of- it exceeded my expectations by tenfold.
Typically I am on the fence about the chapters of a book being told from alternate perspectives, one from her point of view, the other from his point of view, however I thought that it worked perfectly for the storyline. I thought that the change in P.O.V. allowed us to see a different side of the characters that we otherwise would not have. Avery was able to weave everything together perfectly and this book may very well possess the best change in P.O.V. I have ever encountered before.
All in all, if Rachel Vincent's "Soul Screamers" series, Ellen Schreiber "Vampire Kisses" series, and Akex Flinn's "Beastly" were to have a baby, I think that this book would be the result. I highly recommend this book for a number of reasons, one being that it is a story unlike any I have ever read before, another being because it is a true pageturner (I finished reading it within a few hours of starting it because I just couldn't put it down). I cannot wait to see what Avery has in store for us next!