Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Book Review: Blurred

Blurred (Kissed by Death, #2)
By: Tara Fuller
Published by: Entangled Teen
Release date: July 2, 2013
Genre: YA paranormal
352 pages
Source: ARC kindly provided by publisher

Happy book birthday! Today is the official release day for Tara Fuller's Blurred, book 2 in her Kissed By Death series. I couldn't think if a better way to celebrate than to post my review and convert more readers into Reaper fans.

Since I enjoyed reading book 1 so much- my review can be found here- I was excited for the opportunity to read and review book 2 of this series. Once I spent a few pages re-acquainting myself with the premise, I was chewing through pages voraciously. Blurred is a really fun read; in fact, I liked it even better than Inbetween, which was great.

There's plenty of plot to keep things moving in Blurred. Anaya is the main Reaper character in this book, and she gets an offer she can't refuse: a chance to win redemption, and spend eternity in peace with her loved ones. The task she's been given brings her to Cash's side.

We met Cash in book 1: he is Emma's best friend. He is in a great deal of danger, and Anaya has been sent to protect and guide him. Cash is the classic bad boy, broken by family circumstances. When his emotions are too big to handle, he either picks up a paintbrush or a girl. Despite his propensity for foul language and his habit of using girls to escape for a while, Cash earns his way toward his own sort of redemption in this book. One of my favorite things about Blurred was watching as Cash matured, learning to find happiness in putting others first, and making purposeful decisions rather than indulging his whims. 

Anaya is flawed as well; carrying the pain that caused her death a thousand years ago has made her into a soul who is sometimes snippy and brooding. Just as Cash does, she grows throughout the book, allowing her to find happiness. The question is, will they be allowed to keep it?

With more horrifying shadow demons, an otherworldly antagonist, and reasons both to fight to stay on Earth and incentives to pull them into what comes after, Blurred is a compelling read for fans of YA paranormal. Get this one added to your shelves- but don't forget to read Finn and Emma's story in Inbetween first. 


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.

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?


  1. Well, Paula this series looks very good
    And who doesn't love some reapers?
    GREAT review
    Your reader,

  2. For some reason, I haven't come across this series before, but I'm so glad I did now. It sounds like something I'd enjoy reading.

    Great review!

  3. Sorry to be so long getting back- I've been out of town. Thanks for your comments! Soma and Dazzling Mage, this is a great series; if you have time, give it a try. :)


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