RELEASE DATE: June 12th 2017
AUTHOR: Larissa C. Hardesty
GENRE: Young-Adult, Paranormal Fantasy, Romance.
PUBLISHER: Entangled Teen
SUMMARY: 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.
*eARC received from the publisher via netgalley in exchange for an honest review*
I requested this book mostly because of the cover and the interesting premise. It’s been a long time since I’ve read a YA paranormal romance so I wanted to give this a shot. Kiss Me, Kill You is a debut novel from the author so I didn’t put any high expectations on it. This story is about a fifteen year old teen girl who isn’t aware of her true heritage but suddenly her life turns pretty much upside down when she discovers that she’s a succubus and she must learn to feed from the humans in order to survive. I liked the concept of this book and the characters but the author left most of things unexplained such as info on the Powers and how it works and who they really are. I enjoyed the story but it’s not my favorite. Nevertheless, it’s a good debut. Despite the flaws, I think many readers would definitely enjoy reading this book.
Fifteen Year Old Emmy Duivel believes in true love, sweet kisses and Candle light dinners just like in her romance novels. She had a crush on her class project partner Paul Andinn for a long time when he rejects her she gets pretty embarrassed and hurt. Next day, when the school’s hot guy asks her out on a date, she couldn’t help but accept him. Emmy is pretty excited for the date but their date turns into a disaster when Emmy kisses him which lands him in a hospital. Her mother Melinda later reveals that she’s a succubus and she’s going to receive her full powers when she turns sixteen. Paul feels bad for rejecting Emmy but it’s best for both of them because she is his job, he was only there to watch over her and make sure that she makes her full transition without getting the supernatural world exposed to the humans. He must keep his feelings for Emmy a secret or else face the wrath from his demon boss who takes great pleasure in abusing him. He gets pretty furious and jealous when he sees Emmy going on a date with another guy but he can’t do anything but watch. When Emmy suddenly kisses the boy he knows that he pretty much messed up his job.
Emmy is an okay-ish character. I liked her sweet, fun and naive personality. Most of her reactions were realistic for her age but I was a bit annoyed with her when she refuses to believe about the supernatural world when everyone tries to convince her. Paul is an interesting character. He’s an incubi which I already guessed but I wasn’t sure until it was revealed. He’s a good male lead and I liked him more than Emmy. I enjoyed the romance between Emmy and Paul. It isn’t the best but it isn’t the worst either. There are lots of angst and swoon worthy kisses between them which I really enjoyed but there also some parts which felt too cliched. At the beginning, I was little bit disappointed that both of them already has feelings for each other and we’ve no glimpse on how they first met and started to like each other. As for the secondary characters they aren’t that much interesting. I expected Lily to be a great friend but she turns out to be a total bitch. Melinda is not a perfect mom but she’s not a bad mom either. Unlike everyone else, she wanted her daughter to lead a normal life by keeping her heritage and the supernatural world a secret until she turns sixteen. Paul’s boss is terrifying as hell and seemed totally creepy with his voice. He loves doing physical abuse and we still don’t know how he looks like.
The plot is good but I think it could’ve been better executed. Even though I enjoyed it, some parts felt dragged. I’m already familiar with Succubus and Incubus thing so it was easy for me to predict some parts of the story. I liked the writing and I’m glad the story was told in first person dual POV. The concept is interesting but I wish the author provided more info on The Powers and the supernatural world. So far, there’s only succubus and Incubi in this book but It would’ve been great if there’s also other supernatural beings in it.
Overall, I liked it but I don’t love it! The book ends with no cliffhanger but it seems there’s going to another book and I thought it was a standalone novel. I’m not sure whether I would pick up the next book or not but I hope it’s even better than this one.
Despite my issues, I would recommend this book to everyone who loves YA paranormal romance because I’m sure many people would enjoy reading this but don’t expect it to blow your mind away.
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