Aiden Grant has a killer kiss. Literally. And it’s not every reaper who gets to work with the Sixteenth President. Sure, Honest Abe likes to throw out history lessons with reaping assignments, but when you’re favored by the ancients, grim reaper life is pretty sweet for a newly dead seventeen-year-old.
Then things get messy.
Aiden is assigned to reap the soul of Bee, the only girl he has ever loved. When Aiden’s kiss of death fails, intertwining their souls, she is still very much alive and they are both in trouble. The ancients want Bee, who has special powers of her own, and they’ll do anything to get her.
Some rules are meant to be broken, even if that means Aiden must bargain with his own soul to save Bee. Who knew the afterlife could get so complicated?
Kerri Cuevas was born and raised in Rhode Island. She moved to New Hampshire with her husband, three kids, cats and a rabbit named Hercules in 2005. When she's not writing, she's chasing chickens on her small farm or searching for the ultimate mac-a-cheese recipe.
Kerri went to college for Early Childhood Education but now writes books for young adults full-time. Her storytelling stems from watching too many horror flicks as a teen, but she no longer needs to sleep with the lights on.
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I looked at my assignment's personal information. The picture stared back at me. I hadn't seen her in two years, but she looked the same. My scythe fell to the wooden bottom of the gondola, and I dropped to my knees. "This can't be happening."
I gathered up courage because I had a job to do. It wasn't in me to quit.
"For the record, you complicated your own life by making me a target, but enlighten me with why I'm to blame."
"Death politics. It's worse than presidential debates."
I found the premise of Deadly Kisses interesting. Aiden Grant is a seventeen-year-old Grim Reaper. When he died, he continued to hold on to his regrets, which caused him to become a Reaper. And he's fine with it - he doesn't want to ascend.
It's good to see that even Grim Reapers have embraced modern technology. Aiden receives all his assignments via text message, complete with a countdown app. Reapers have seven days to complete an assignment once received. Failure to reap a soul in the allotted time has a nasty consequence.
Aiden is all ready for his next assignment, right up to the point he finds out who he must reap - Bee, the only girl he's ever loved. Once he finds that out, he just wants to get it over with. His plan is simple: wait until she's asleep, kiss her, and reap her. Sadly, things don't quite go as planned.
Bee has a few tricks of her own. Instead of dying peacefully with Aiden's kiss, their souls become twisted together instead. Yeah. Not good for Aiden at all, since the seven day timer is still counting down.
Ms. Cuevas has written a wonderful tale about life, love, death and devotion. Aiden, Bee, and Bee's brother Jaleb are likeable characters that had me rooting for them all. Having Honest Abe as Aiden's boss is loads of fun. I would ascend just to get away from the history lessons. :)
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Thanks to Kerri Cuevas and Xpresso Book Tours for the review copy of Deadly Kisses.