Saturday, June 22, 2013

ARC Review: Blurred by Tara A. Fuller

Goodreads summary:

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?

My review:

Blurred is so much fun!  I really enjoyed Inbetween, the first book in this series, and was especially excited for this one since it features two of my favorite characters - Cash and Anaya!  And Blurred certainly did not disappoint.

I love Cash and Anaya.  They're such strong, well-developed characters.  Lots of YA heroines tend to be whiny and wimpy, but Anaya's the exact opposite - she's determined and will stop at nothing.  Loved her!  And Cash's sense of humor adds to the story so much.  His sarcastic quips were awesome.

I really love the way Tara Fuller handles the alternating POVs - she's great at making the story suspenseful.  One chapter from Cash's POV would end in a cliffhanger, then it would jump to Anaya, who'd be in a totally different situation.  I couldn't read fast enough; I was always dying to know what would happen!

And Fuller holds nothing back.  Poor Cash suffers so much in Blurred (by the way, LOVE the title and the way it relates to the story) and I felt so sorry for him.  I also love the role that Finn and Emma, the main characters in Inbetween, play in the story.  It's definitely different to see their characters the way Cash sees them. 

This is a great sequel that I'd totally recommend if you enjoyed the first book.  I love the unique concept of reapers; this is refreshingly original as far as paranormal novels go.  Fingers crossed that there's going to be a third book! :)

My rating:  3.5 out of 5 stars

~ The Bookworm

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