Blurred (Kissed by Death #2)Cash is haunted by things. Hungry, hollow things. They only leave him alone when Anaya, Heaven’s beautiful reaper, is around. Cash has always been good with girls, but Anaya isn’t like the others. She’s dead. And with his deteriorating health, Cash might soon be as well.
by Tara Fuller
Published: July 2, 2013
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Source: eARC provided by publisher for honest review.
Anaya never breaks the rules, but the night of the fire she recognized part of Cash’s soul—and doomed him to something worse than death. Cash’s soul now resides in an expired body, making him a shadow walker—a rare, coveted being that can walk between worlds. A being creatures of the underworld would do anything to get their hands on.
The lines between life and death are blurring, and Anaya and Cash find themselves falling helplessly over the edge. Trapped in a world where the living don’t belong, can Cash make it out alive?
My Thoughts: I really enjoyed Inbetween, the first book in Tara Fuller's Kissed by Death Series, and I loved Finn and Emma, and their story. Cash is Emma's best friend and he was one of my favorite characters in Inbetween. When I found out he was getting his own story I couldn't wait to read it. Cash is the kind of guy that sucks me in when I read a book. He hot (and he knows it), he's kind of a bad boy, is quite the ladies man, and oozes with sex appeal. Something happened to Cash in the fire he tried to save Emma from, something that Anaya is responsible for, something that she isn't proud of, something that has put Cash in a position where he will never be the same. Hovering somewhere between life and death, Cash is bombarded by evil shadow demons that want to eat his soul, he's mad at Emma because she didn't tell him about what Finn really was, and he's been inducted into this whole supernatural world that he didn't even know existed. To top it off, he then finds out he's a shadow walker, and the good guys, the bad guys, and the even badder guys all want a piece of him. I felt so bad for Cash in this book, it seemed no matter what he did, where he went, what he said or didn't said, he just couldn't catch a break. The only real peace he feels is when he is with Anaya.
We met Anaya in book one. She is a Reaper for heaven, and a good friend to Finn, who was a Reaper for the Inbetween. Easton, the other Reaper we met in book one, is a Reaper for Hell and also plays a part in Blurred. I absolutely love him. As a matter of fact, the next book in the series is going to be Easton's story and I can't wait. Back to Cash and Anaya. There is definitely chemistry between the two, which kind of freaks Cash out, because after all, the girl is dead, but their relationship goes much deeper than just chemistry. I really enjoyed watching the romance develop between Anaya and Cash during the course of this book, which occurs despite all the other things that are going on, and there is a lot happening in the supernatural realm, especially regarding Cash and what he is. The story is fast paced and well written, and there were no dull moments. Blurred is more intense and darker than Inbetween, and centers around the situation that Cash finds himself in. Despite everything he was going through, you can't help but love his sense of humor. I would have loved to have been able to reach in that book and rescue him myself if I could. The ending.....it is pretty obvious that the HEA that Finn and Emma shared might not be in possible for Cash and Anaya, but Tara Fuller pulls it all together and ends the book so well, and I was very satisfied and pleased with where things left off with these characters. I also really liked the fact that we still got to see a lot of Finn and Emma, as well as Easton in this story. Overall, Blurred is a really great book and something that I enjoyed and most definitely would recommend.
You can read an excerpt from Blurred here.
Tara Fuller writes novels. Some about grim reapers. Some about witches. All of course are delightfully full of teen angst and kissing. Tara grew up in a one stop light town in Oklahoma where once upon a time she stayed up with a flash light reading RL Stine novels and only dreamed of becoming a writer. She has a slight obsession with music and a shameless addiction for zombie fiction, Mystery Science Theater, and black and white mochas. Tara no longer lives in a one stop light town. Now she lives with her family in a slightly larger town in North Carolina where they have at least three stoplights.
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