Friday, June 5, 2009

Freaky Friday :|: 14

Title: Kiss of Death
Author: Joseph Locke
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Published: July 1992
Pages: 176
As the residents of Dinsmore fall prey to a vicious killer, Jimmy Meredith, the son of the cop in charge of the case, is only interested in Laura, the new girl at school--until he discovers Laura's dark secret. (from
Reader Reviews:
This is a suspenseful and sad book. It's about how Jimmy falls for the new girl in school. After the new girl came, some killings started to appear around town. Jimmy grows suspicious and asks her for the truth. The truth is hard for him to comprehend, but he still believes it.
From the beginning I figured out what was happening and who was doing all of he killings. So, the plot is pretty predictable. I didn't like the ending because someone dies. But you had to expect that, because there was no other way for it to end.

This was a pretty good book, I give it 8 out of 10. But it's hard to put down. (from

I remember reading this book back in highschool and being blown away by the prologue and not being able to put the book down. It's definitely a page turner and the scenes just stick with you long after you've finished reading the novel. It's a great, enjoyable thriller. A simple story about teenage love with a likeable protagonist, werewolves, and heart-thumping action throughout. It reads like a great movie! Enjoy! (from
Well, we know werewolves make an appearance. I think it's pretty obvious what Laura's dark secret is but it's intriguing nonetheless. Books like this, even though the idea is rehashed, make me want to read them simply because I want to see what's been done different, if anything.


robin_titan said...

At first I thought this was your review and I thought "what?! where are the bites?!" haha I love those :)

I agree, I would want to read it to find out what the twist in the story is.

Shalonda said...

This totally sounds like something I would have read in middle and high school. I LOVED scary novels (YA or adult).

Reminds me of that movie The Sleepwalkers (I think that's the title).

Donna said...

LOL! Thanks, RT!

Shalonda, are you talking about the Stephen King movie/book with the cats? And the guy that plays whatshername's wife in Charmed? I love that movie in all its cheesiness!

Miss Cindy said...

It looks interesting :)

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