Friday, July 19, 2013

Blog Tour + Giveaway: A Stiff Kiss by Avery Olive

Welcome to my stop on the A Stiff Kiss blog tour hosted by IFB Book Tours.

A Stiff Kiss
Title: A Stiff Kiss
Series: N/A
Author: Avery Olive
Publication Date: February 12, 2012
Publisher: Crescent Moon Press

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 open graves. But after Landon Phoenix, the high school hottie, dies in Xylia's hands, 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 time.


About The Author

Avery Olive
Avery Olive is Canadian. She is married and has one child. When she’s not helping raise her very energetic and inquisitive son, she can be found working on her latest novel--where she devilishly adds U’s into every word she can.

When she is looking for a break Avery enjoys cake decorating, losing herself in a good book, or heading out to the lake to go camping. 

The release of Avery’s first novel proves to her it won’t be the last. As long as her family continues to be supportive, she can find the time, and people want to read, Avery vows to keep on writing.


My Thoughts

This was a cute fun read with a slight supernatural twist to it. So if you were looking for something more serious, you won't be finding it here, but I found exactly what I was looking for.

This book was more about Xylia and Landon finding themselves than it was about the whole dying at being brought back with a kiss. I was a tad disappointed that the supernatural aspect was just slightly there. I kinda wanted more in depth from that, but I still liked it.

This was really about Xylia learning to deal with her issues about her mother's death and to learn to live with herself and to accept and forgive. She does this with the help of Landon, another troubled teen, but in this case it's someone who has to deal with a crushed dream and learning to come back from that. While it dealt with heavy issues, it was done in such a way that it was neither depressing nor insensitive. It was handled with just the right amount of tact and humor and to be able to pull it off.

The romance was a little to fast since it all really happens in the span of a few days. I wasn't real happy about the speed in which it happened but the interaction between them was very sweet so all is forgiven xD

All in all it satisfied my cravings for a fast cute read with some supernatural aspect still thrown in perfectly.

Would I Recommend it?




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