Title: My Last Kiss
Author: Bethany Neal
About: What if your last kiss was with the wrong boy?
Cassidy Haines remembers her first kiss vividly. It was on the old covered bridge the summer before her freshman year with her boyfriend of three years, Ethan Keys. But her last kiss—the one she shared with someone at her seventeenth birthday party the night she died—is a blur. Cassidy is trapped in the living world, not only mourning the loss of her human body, but left with the grim suspicion that her untimely death wasn’t a suicide as everyone assumes. She can’t remember anything from the weeks leading up to her birthday and she’s worried that she may have betrayed her boyfriend.
If Cassidy is to uncover the truth about that fateful night and make amends with the only boy she’ll ever love, she must face her past and all the decisions she made—good and bad—that led to her last kiss.
My Thoughts: I felt this book has a unique approach to the dead — possibly murdered — teen novel. And, well, while you might get and idea of whodunnit, I felt it kept me guessing right until the end. I thought I knew who it was for quite awhile, but I only briefly considered the real individual behind the tragic event that is the center of this book. The pace is pretty fast, and I found that this was one of those books that very quickly sucked me in. It was one I really wanted to find time to read — and Heaven help anyone who got in the way …
Cassidy is a great character. She’s real, down-to-earth, and she has a good heart. As her memory starts to return, she is distraught over the truth — and not because of selfish motives. She sees how hard her loss has been for Ethan and doesn’t want to make him hurt more. Cassidy must come to terms with everything, set everything right, and let go so her loved ones can move on. As she realizes these things, she grows (an odd word for someone who’s technically dead, but I lack a better word) more mature, more able to face her past and reconcile things. By the end I really liked her a lot. (I never didn’t like her; I just liked her more as the story progressed.) Her best friends are great characters, too. And Ethan, well, great book boyfriend for sure.
Whenever I thought for sure I knew exactly what was going on, something new and unexpected happened. And, really, I had no idea what the explanation for everything was until pretty much when it was revealed. I was happy with the resolution, happy with how it all played out. I closed the book satisfied and happy I’d taken a chance on My Last Kiss by Bethany Neal. If you like mysteries with a touch of romance, then this book is for you!
Source: ARC sent by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Read It: My Last Kiss is scheduled for release around June 10, 2014. You can pre-order your own copy via Amazon or Book Depository. (These are affiliate links, and purchase through either link will result in my receiving a small commission at no cost to you. Your support is appreciated!)
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