Blurred (Kissed by Death Series #2)

Blurred (Kissed by Death Series #2)

by Tara Fuller

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ISBN-13: 9781620610862
Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 07/02/2013
Series: Kissed by Death Series , #2
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 352
File size: 2 MB
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

Tara Fuller writes novels. Some about witches. Some about grim reapers. All of course are delightfully full of teen angst and kissing.

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Blurred 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 29 reviews.
shyd More than 1 year ago
I have to say that while I loved the first book in the series I may love this one even more. I didn't think that was possible because I fell in love with Finn but now after getting more insight into Cash I think I am in love. Cash was such an easy character to love especially once you understood why he was so flawed. I felt to sorry for me and all he was going through and hated that his life was going in this direction. I loved that he was more than a typical human too and once he learned to tap into this powers boy others might want to watch out. I loved that this book really only focused on Cash and Anaya as I felt they really needed their own story. I loved watching Cash and Anaya together. Yes I know they shouldn't have been together but the chemistry they share makes them so perfect for each other. I loved that Cash was able to be his normal bad boy but with a heart self and Anaya accepted that about him. She didn't try to make him anything besides what he was. Cash was really not nearly as bad and he pretended to me either you could tell he was just given a raw deal throughout his life and tried to hide behind the bad boy persona. I loved that the author really gave us more about his life before and the burdens he has dealt with. I really felt so sad for him and how he grew up and really understood more about him. I also loved that we learned more about Anaya . She was really as strong character and so quick on her feet. She was smart and could hold her own against others with no problem. Overall this was another great installment to this series and I am so glad that we got this one. I loved that Emma and Flynn were still around but as secondary characters and we focused more on the other two. This book had the action in it too and all the descriptions we got on Hell and the Inbetween were really vivid.  It was  fast paced quick read that I read in one day because I was so engrossed and didn't want to put it down. The author really has another hit on her hands and I can't wait to see what she gives us next. I am really looking forward to the next book in this series and if you haven't read this series yet what are you waiting on. Go grab your copy now.
skizzles22 More than 1 year ago
Who Knew Death Could Be So Appealing? I really loved the first book in the series, Inbetween, but this one exceeded all of my expectations. Once I started reading, I was hooked. Blurred was an addicting read, the forbidden love aspect achingly beautiful, and the story wonderfully told.  In the first book, Cash is just Emma's best friend, a guy with a broken past and a wounded heart. He's always been there for her, even when people thought she was downright crazy. After the fire at her house, Cash was supposed to be at peace. He was supposed to die. In a turn of events Anaya, Heaven's beautiful and enchanting reaper, holds all of the cards, knowing why Balthazar wanted her to save him. It was actually pretty hard seeing the bright and fearless boy in the first book be broken down beyond repair. He was so alive and so full of life that he now feels hollow and empty, just waiting for death to take him. He's confused, angry. The lines are all blurring, and he doesn't know how much more he can take. But with Anaya, he starts to feel like his old self again. And I just love Cash's character--he's hot, got a great sense of humor, and loves beyond all faults. He won my heart with his story.  Even though Anaya played a role in Inbetween, we don't really know much about her. Not until this book. I loved reading about her past! She's been a Heaven reaper for over a thousand years, and she's doing this so she can finally go beyond those gates and see her loved ones. But what Balthazar asked her to do to Cash, it feels wrong. She's trying to figure out if what Balthazar has promised her would be worth losing who she is. Because if she does this, it'll go against everything she stands for. But what she doesn't count on is falling in love with the one boy who has made her feel something in a thousand years, the one boy who looks at her like he needs her to breathe. But she's dead, and he's close to death. She knows nothing could possibly work between them.  Emma, Finn, and Easton make appearances again, as well as a few other characters. Like Balthazar, who is good at being evil and nice, a contradiction to all of people who know him. Cash tries hard to forgive Finn for what he did, and in the end, he understands better than anyone what it's like to give up everything for the one he loves, to sacrifice himself for a girl. He also sees the appeal and understands why Emma fell for Finn, because he fell hard for Death himself. Death in a white dress with gold eyes. The plot was amazing, the story was enchanting: it was a delicious tale of love and courage. The love and passion that sparked between Anaya and Cash was powerful and sizzling to the core. It's clear that there's something more between them, and that death is not going to stop their feelings for each other. I love how easily it is for me to connect with the characters. And I love Tara Fuller's writing style, and how she uses double perspectives to tell the story. It's so nice to have both of the main characters' sides and thoughts.
TeresaMaryRose More than 1 year ago
Last year I read Inbetween and fell in love with its sweetness and while I loved Finn, I absolutely adored Cash. So you can imagine my excitement when I found out Cash would be getting his own story. Not only did I want to see more of the world Tara Fuller created in Inbetween, but I also wanted to see where Cash’s story would lead. I have to say, Blurred was much darker than Inbetween and I was not at all disappointed by it. I loved Cash in Inbetween, but I am now head over heels in love obsessed with him. Simply, he makes me laugh and I love it when a guy can make me laugh. I loved getting inside his head and seeing from his perspective. His situation absolutely broke my heart. I don’t want to say much about it, because I don’t want to spoil anything, but I felt terrible for him. I wanted him to get his happily ever after in the worst way possible.  I also really loved Anaya and I loved getting to know her better. I also felt as if I related to her extremely well. Not the whole dead and reaping thing, but the following rules thing. Anaya follows rules to a tee and never strays. She does what she is told and I tend to be the same. It is tough for me to break a rule, just as it is for Anaya. Cash is the thing that is finally enough to make her question the rules she has always followed.  Not going to lie, I really loved seeing Finn, Em, and Easton again. I also loved that they played a major role in the story and didn’t fade into the background now that their story is over. So many times where you have a series that switches to focus on a different character, the original characters only make a cameo, but with Blurred Finn and Em were present throughout the story. Finn was even a pretty important person. Easton was also back again and he was still his cranky but great self. I seriously cannot wait for his story.  I think my favorite thing about this book (and the series really) is that nothing is easy. Everything good has to be worked for. There are no neat and pretty bows at the end, where everyone is happy with no consequences what so ever. Don’t get me wrong, there is a definite conclusion and I loved it, however there was sacrifice that came along with it, it wasn’t handed over easily. As far as a paranormal story goes, the story feels real.  All in all, Blurred was a fantastic read and one that fans of Inbetween are sure to love. Personally, I thought it was better, darker, but better. It is a great read for paranormal fans.
HopeWasHere More than 1 year ago
I received this book from Entangled Publishing in exchange for an honest review.  Tara Fuller weaved an experience into Blurred. There is remarkable depth inside this from the characters, their journey and the dark haunted world Fuller created for her reapers. Blurred, the second installment in this series officially made me a forever fangirl. The way she blurs the line between Heaven, Hell and the inbetween with only her words is amazing. I could see the things she spoke of and feel the emotions that were evoked between the characters. Fuller knows just what to say and when to say it to drive the scene home and leave a lasting impression. My world quit existing until I finally finished reading Blurred. Literally sat outside on the porch drinking coffee with my tablet gripped between my fingers, gasping from time to time, as well as contain my excitement in others.  Choosing to tell the story through Cash(Emma’s best friend from Inbetween) and Anaya was a wonderful choice and all the intensity I expected to be there was. There was actually more than I anticipated and their journey to the end was explosive. Cash provided plenty of swoon worthy moments as well as some torturous ones when I could feel the pain engulfing him. Even though I expected his story to be dark and twisty, I love how Fuller was still able to surprise me with revelations I never saw coming. Seeing as how his role ended in Inbetween his personality at the beginning of Blurred was expected. However his growth from page one was crafted impeccably. I devoured every scene but the ones where Cash and  Anaya interacted were filled to the brim with tension and their reactions were believable and realistic. Connecting with both of them was easy and at the end I didn’t even want to let go.  This is one of my favorite sentences in Blurred and I feel like it gives a glimpse into the passion burning in each character and just how emotionally taxing what they’re going through truly is. How every choice has the potential to haunt you forever or change you in ways you never saw coming.  “Every soul you touch will rot,” he whispered, stepping closer. “You will be hated. You will be feared. You will be the very thing inside of you that you’re trying to fight. Don’t let one pretty face trap you into that kind of existence.” –Noah (you’ll have to read it to find out more about him) Anaya, Anaya, Anaya…the poor girl. Her part in the story had my heart tied in knots. Fuller’s clearly has a talent for evoking emotions and reactions from her readers as well as her characters. She has a gift for timing and making the right choices with her words and scene set-ups. I found myself wanting to grab Anaya and tell her everything would work out, it had too. She’s been waiting a thousand years for this moment and I couldn’t believe how things were playing out. Through Anaya I was taken on a completely different journey, I witnessed her growth from the beginning as well and seeing how Tara blurred their tales together was an experience all its own. Reading it you can see that Fuller understands each and every one of her characters and how their choices will affect those around them. I can’t wait to read the next book in her Kissed By Death series and would recommend these books to anyone who is looking to truly get lost in another world. The plot moves quickly and sinks its claws in from page one. Surprises lurk behind every corner and hard truths are revealed leaving you reeling until you read far enough to see just how the truth affects their lives. 
LucyEverdeen28 More than 1 year ago
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! :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When i read this book i couldnt put it down it was so good and i read during supper also. Tara Fuller is a terific writer. For the first book i got to meet her and get her to sign it. I lovr the whole theme with raepers falling in love and braking rules for a human. I beleive that easton needs his own story. He is s bad boy that doesnt really have a care in the world so i think he should get a chance for spot light also. I loved all her books so far but i think that eastons will be the best because he doesnt really care fof anyone. So we shall see!!
KKetch More than 1 year ago
And I thought Inbetween (Kissed by Death #1) was thrilling! Blurred was an amazing read, and at many a time, heart wrenching. I loved Cash from the first novel, Inbetween, and to read him in the state he was in—*shivers*—I wanted to give him as much comfort as Anaya had. Cash was one of my two big crushes in Inbetween. And honestly, to see him struggle through living in an expired body and the choices he had to make—all of which seeming like they led to a bleak future—I really felt for him. I hated seeing him suffer. It twisted my heart. But despite it all, I like seeing Cash grow through it. How he discovered himself because of everything that was happening to him. I also loved Anaya and how her heart was always with Cash. Actually, she surprised me in many ways in this novel. In Inbetween, I thought her a bit cold. But in this novel, I really began to understand her and how she created this brick wall because of her past. In fact, her story reminded me of a Dido song I love, My Lover’s Gone. It truly explains her heart, and I loved how Cash could finally make her open up again. And the plot, well, I loved it! It was so intense. I was pretty much falling out of my seat, I was so close to the edge. And like the first novel, I couldn’t put Blurred down. Whenever I could, I snuck in more pages to read. The only person I missed in Blurred was Easton. He was always present in Inbetween, yet practically nonexistent in this novel. Of course, he was around when it really mattered, which has made me fall even deeper for this bad boy from Hell. Honestly, even with the minor role he had, I think he might have stolen my heart. In all, I’m so happy I finally got to read Blurred. But let me make this clear—in the next novel, Easton is mine!
Livlovesbooks More than 1 year ago
I just finished blurred this week. If you are looking for an original paranormal series, Tara Fuller's Kissed By Death series is definitely for you. I loved inbetween (book 1) so much that I re-read it before reading blurred (book 2). Of course, that wasn't strictly necessary, but I personally prefer to have the specifics of any previous book in a series in my head when I start the next book. It was great falling in love with all of the characters all over again and then seeing the secondary ones get their own story in blurred. Tara's world building skills are excellent. The rules of reaping for heaven, the inbetween and hell are fascinating. I totally bought into that reality. I loved the vulnerability that Anaya and Cash displayed and the humor and romance that was thrown into the mix. I can't wait for the next book in the series. I think Easton definitely deserves his own story.
Rumor_Has_It More than 1 year ago
Once again I am awed by the world Tara Fuller has created. Having only read one other Reaper book and using that experience as a comparison, I can honestly say that this is the best Reaper series I’ve read to date. I can speak about the author’s growth (because there were leaps and bounds of growth), the incredibly solid characters and their story (they were that solid), the awesome pace that propelled you to the end and how the ambiance created along with the complexity of the story had you glued to your seat (seriously great storytelling). I can speak of those things and maybe I will but right now, right now, I want to speak about how thought provoking this read is. There are really unique concepts introduced in this series that I’ve never thought about before. They challenge your beliefs or knowledge about life and the afterlife, good and evil, and the power of love. This book offers an opportunity for a great discussion. I don’t know about you but I love to discuss the books I read just as much as I love getting lost in them. Seriously, everyone should read this story. This was a solid read with a nice balance of paranormal, romance, heavy, light and sweet. It really felt complete. I would have liked the concepts of the Inbetween and the shadows to be explained a bit more for clarity but all in all the explanation given was enough for Cash and Anaya’s story. YA needs more reads like this one. An ARC was provided via the publisher for an honest review.
ephrielle More than 1 year ago
Better than the first book, Inbetween! Still a messed up place but having Cash as our focal point was a delight. The end did feel a bit like a cop out. Once again we get an eyeful of just how messed up a place this is. The justice scales seem to be off the wall crazy broken and yet nothing is being done to fix it. Why does it seem like the second in command to the Almighty is off drinking margaritas while the world of life and death goes to pot? It just isn't right. Cash is funny and so entertaining. I love his t-shirt collection. Makes me want to start one of my own. Good read. Easy to follow plot with only a few itsy bitsy holes. I am not sure where this story will go with another installment but maybe Easton will star in the next book. Content: Language: Moderate
ValleyoftheBookDoll More than 1 year ago
Love a good book about reapers!I read Blurred, not having read Inbetween (the first book in the series). While I'm sure it would have helped to know the backstory and relationships between the characters, it didn't phase me very much. You can absolutely still enjoy Blurred. I absolutely love the cover. It's one of my favorite book covers. The characters of Anaya and Cash were, in my opinion, executed flawlessly. I was immediately drawn to each character individually, as well as together as a couple. The chemistry between Anaya and Cash is so electrifying and deep; they don't even need to touch to display it. I was actually shocked by their connection. I have never seen a young adult novel with such a powerful romantic couple. I liked the idea of the reaper's jobs and functions. It was unique to anything I've ever read before. The imagery was quite powerful and made the visuals easy to come to mind.I hope this series continues on, perhaps giving Easton a story. I also wouldn't mind more of Cash and Anaya's story! Tara A. Fuller has made a fan out of me! x *An eARC copy of this book was provided by Entangled Publishing for an honest review
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Inbetween was one of my surprise fave reads of last year and I totally fell in love with Finn’s story.  As much as I loved Finn I also ended up having a huge soft spot for Chase.  Chase was the bad boy with the good heart who at the end of it all lost the one he loved to a dead guy. And then he lost his own life, or at least he should have done and it should have been Anaya who was supposed to do the wicked deed. But Anaya isn’t as strong as first appearances suggest. In the end she saves Chase, returning him in body and spirit to the mortal world.  So, happy endings all round? A no,no,no! Anaya may have saved him but her motives weren’t thoroughly altruistic in the end and she’s not the only one after him.  Because Cash is still dying. What matters now is who gets to claim him and will he get what he wants in the end? This is a sequel but it stands out as its own read, equally as strong as its predecessor.  Chase and Anaya are fantastic together  no matter how hard they try to stay apart when you add to that the fact that Chase knows that his days are limited and the physical torment his body is put through what you end up here is one massive books of feels!  It’s great to see Finn and Emma during the course of this story and to see how their relationship develops after the events of book one.  The nice thing though is their story doesn’t impinge in Chase’s story, we if you take Chase’s hatred for Finn out of the equation.  There is also a cooling between Chase and Emma and this does contribute to many of the feels in this story. Does it all work out for them in the end? I’m not telling you! What I will tell you is that Chase will break your heart bit by bit as he takes you on his journey.   Now, I’m thinking that maybe we need something on Easton? Hmm? Are you listening Ms Fuller? Many thanks to Entangled for forwarding a copy for review.  You made me a very happy girl! Rating: 4/5  I loved reading Chase’s story! 
ValerieStuckInBooks More than 1 year ago
4 stars - Loved Cash even more & my heart broke for him Dang it this world isn't tough.  Peeps trying to be good and making mistakes but it's just hard, ya know.  Really what this means is the author makes us wait till the very end to see if there can be any happiness in the mess that it took most of the book to make.  Of course, that's one of the reasons that I love this authors books, hehe. I loved the characters in this book the first time around.  Seeing Emma and Finn was so great.  Unlike a lot of series where there is a shift in character focus, Emma and Finn are still part of the story.  We get to see that their happily ever after isn't perfect but that they are still madly in love.  I loved that. Loved Cash before and love him more now.  As a matter of fact, he breaks my heart in this book.  The story has a darker tone and poor Chase takes the brunt of that.  I so wanted things to work for him.  It was hard watching things get harder and harder for him.  Truly, there seems to be no way to make things work out even a little bit.  And through it all, Cash is making the right choices.  Yeah, he's pissed at Emma at first but he gets over it.  He body is falling apart and people are keeping things from him but he doesn't want to be part of the wrong team.  But he will protect Anaya.  His feeling for her are so complex.  Some may use that icky instata love to describe it but I'm thinking no on that.  The boy's been searching for her for a long time.  Love that about his soul. The romance is yummy and sweet.  These two are drawn to each other and I love that.  They fight it and fight it but it can't be fought.  You know I loved Cash more than Anaya, right.  I did.  My heart was breaking for him all the way through.  He's put in the worst possible position and, frankly, Anaya put him there.  So, it took me a while to forgive her.  But I did in the end. As far as the story goes, I saw a lot of things coming.  This author is really good at closing all the options as the book goes right down to the end but some of the plot points are easy to pick up on.  I was even hoping I was wrong on one big thing but, alas, I was right.  And guess why I still love this book even though I could see things coming.  It's the characters.  I love these characters.  They are rich and real.  They care about each other and they risk for each other.  I even loved the snarkiness that finally came out between Finn and Cash.  If PNR is your thing, then this series is a must.  Such a great one.  Lots of romance with such an interesting world.  YA or adult readers who love paranormal romance will love it.
kydirtgirl68 More than 1 year ago
Cash should have died in a fire but the reaper Anaya couldn't take his soul. Now he is trapped in a dying body surrounded by shadows and Heaven and Hell both want his soul. He only gets peace when Anaya is near him but he doesn't fully trust her. He has to decide which side he wants to play for when he dies and his decision can change many things. He is now a shadow walker and is a special being everyone wants. Anaya is the first girl besides his best friend he has felt anything for and he is trying not to let that sway his decision. Anaya has worked hard as a reaper to get the one thing she has always wanted since she died. Cash makes her feels things she hasn't in a long time. She will have to decide what she really wants. The past that has kept her going on these years or a future with Cash. Either way she and Cash have a fight on their hands as they are being pursued by both sides. Anaya has tried to keep her feelings in check ever since she has become a reaper. She has a job to do in order to be with the ones she loves. She is a very sweet girl for a reaper and does what she has to do. She will fight tooth and nail for those she loves. Cash is moody and a very closed off person. His heart has been broken even if no one knows it. He see things that make him think he is crazy. When faced with the fact he will die and has a choice to make he takes it pretty good. I loved Cash he is so amazingly broken in some ways you can't help fall for him. I enjoyed this book from page one. While it's not the first reaper book I have read I loved that it has it's own originality. You get to see inside Heaven, Hell and the Inbetween. The author does a great job creating this fantastic world. The characters are easy to get involved in as you read along you feel you are right there beside them. Don't think you have everything figured out as you read this book. I thought I did and got thrown a curve I didn't see coming. It kept e turning the pages just to see what would happen next. I loved the interactions Cash has with everyone. It lets you really get into his head and see his side. This is a great book for anyone who wants a different type YA paranormal.
chapterxchapter More than 1 year ago
I remember reading author Tara Fuller’s Inbetween and having absolutely adored it. Romance, grim reapers and past lives? Totally my cup of tea. I was looking forward to read the next novel Blurred and getting to see what would happen next to Emma, Finn and the cast of characters introduced in Inbetween. However since I went into this read completely blind I found myself a bit surprised that the story continues with different main characters than the ones used in Inbetween. Instead we get to hear the story of Cash, Emma’s best friend and the reaper Anaya.                When Balthazar tells Anaya not to reap Cash’s soul for reasons unknown when he was supposed to die in a fire everything changes. Now Cash is surrounded by shadows that haunt him and terrorize him. When Anaya is told to watch over Cash’s and his expired body for when she will have to reap his soul for real, the two begin to feel attraction toward each other. Neither of them can understand why it feels so right and familiar when they are together, it just does.                Then Cash begins to get visited by Noah who reveals just what Cash really is: a shadow walker. That fact alone leads into why Balthazar wants him, how he and Anaya have chemistry and why the shadows are chasing after him and his expired body. As time begins to run out for Cash, he and Anaya uncover the truth behind Balthazar’s orders, what abilities a shadow walker like Cash has and the forces that are trying to tear them apart.                Personally, I enjoyed Blurred just a bit more than I did Inbetween (*holds fingers a centimeter apart*). Where Inbetween felt like you knew right from the start that Emma and Finn were going to end up together from the start, Blurred is the exact opposite. You don’t know what’s going to happen between Anaya and Cash. There’s so many emotions between the two of them, Anaya has to decide between what she knows is right and what she knows is wrong and all the while Cash is stuck having to wonder if what he feels for Anaya is true or… I can’t tell you because spoilers.                I really liked seeing the POVs of Anaya and Cash. Mainly because I loved the way they are described when they are around each other. Fuller’s writing made the romance come to life and feel realistic. From the moment Cash first described Anaya as this beautiful reaper girl to when they have their first kiss—I totally shipped the two of them being together right from the start and up until the very last page. They’re relationship is one that I personally adored and it reinforces the soul mate concept.                Blurred has very fast pacing which is awesome. I felt like every few chapters a new plot twist was thrown in to pose a challenge for Anaya and Cash, but it also kept me guessing up until the very end. Nearing the end of the novel I completely lost it and was shouting at the end of every chapter in protest as event after event occurred. By the time the novel reached its conclusion I needed to take a moment to accept the novel’s ending into my heart and deal with Cash and Anaya’s fate. Oh my feels.                Readers who read Inbetween will definitely want to pick up the next novel in the Kissed by Death series. Fans of paranormal romance and supernatural thrillers are going to love this series. Readers who are looking for a good read or who just want a novel that will inspire emotion in them will definitely enjoy reading these reads.
AlwaysYAatHeart1 More than 1 year ago
Loved Cash! I really enjoyed Inbetween, the first book in Tara Fuller's Kissed by Death Series, and I loved Finn and Emma, and their story.  Cash is Emma's best friend and he was one of my favorite characters in Inbetween.  When I found out he was getting his own story I couldn't wait to read it.  Cash is the kind of guy that sucks me in when I read a book.  He hot (and he knows it), he's kind of a bad boy, is quite the ladies man, and oozes with sex appeal.  Something happened to Cash in the fire he tried to save Emma from, something that Anaya is responsible for, something that she isn't proud of, something that has put Cash in a position where he will never be the same.  Hovering somewhere between life and death, Cash is bombarded by evil shadow demons that want to eat his soul, he's mad at Emma because she didn't tell him about what Finn really was, and he's been inducted into this whole supernatural world that he didn't even know existed.  To top it off, he then finds out he's a shadow walker, and the good guys, the bad guys, and the even badder guys all want a piece of him.  I felt so bad for Cash in this book, it seemed no matter what he did, where he went, what he said or didn't said, he just couldn't catch a break.  The only real peace he feels is when he is with Anaya.    We met Anaya in book one.  She is a Reaper for heaven, and a good friend to Finn, who was a Reaper for the Inbetween.  Easton, the other Reaper we met in book one, is a Reaper for Hell and also plays a part in Blurred.  I absolutely love him.  As a matter of fact, the next book in the series is going to be Easton's story and I can't wait.  Back to Cash and Anaya.  There is definitely chemistry between the two, which kind of freaks Cash out, because after all, the girl is dead, but their relationship goes much deeper than just chemistry.  I really enjoyed watching the romance develop between Anaya and Cash during the course of this book, which occurs despite all the other things that are going on, and there is a lot happening in the supernatural realm, especially regarding Cash and what he is.  The story is fast paced and well written, and there were no dull moments.  Blurred is more intense and darker than Inbetween, and centers around the situation that Cash finds himself in.  Despite everything he was going through, you can't help but love his sense of humor.  I would have loved to have been able to reach in that book and rescue him myself if I could.  The ending.....it is pretty obvious that the HEA that Finn and Emma shared might not be in possible for Cash and Anaya, but Tara Fuller pulls it all together and ends the book so well, and I was very satisfied and pleased with where things left off with these characters.  I also really liked the fact that we still got to see a lot of Finn and Emma, as well as Easton in this story.  Overall, Blurred is a really great book and something that I enjoyed and most definitely would recommend.    
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I got a chance to read Blurred early for an honest review. I loved Tara's first book Inbetween so I couldn't wait to get my hands on Blurred. I love the pace of the story it flows really well everything just clicks. Now onto the characters I just loved Cash's voice in this story but my heart just broke for him in some places. Anya voice is a nice balance to Cash. The romance is sweet and made me root for Cash and Anya. If you like Paranormal or romance I highly recommend this!
LarkPaula More than 1 year ago
Since I enjoyed reading book 1 so much, 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. 
ReadingCorner More than 1 year ago
Fantastic sequel with strong characters...quite possibly better than its predecessor... In the second novel in the "Kissed by Death" series, Ms. Fuller has once again dished up a sizeable helping of forbidden love and the struggle to come out on top. When Anaya saved Cash's life, she didn't fully understand the repercussions of her actions--she was, after all, just doing what her boss told her to do. However, as Cash slowly deteriorates, can she stand by and watch while he is chased by the dark side? What I Liked: The characters, as I would expect from Ms. Fuller, were incredibly well developed. Cash is a bit of a mystery from Inbetween and he's incredibly intriguing to finally get to know better. As the darkness consumes him, you see him really struggle with his own feelings and actions. Anaya is very interesting to watch because you get the feeling that she has never really gone against the requirements of her job and for some reason she is compelled to do so to help Cash. I really enjoyed their relationship (possibly *gasp* even more than I liked Emma and Finn!). The slow burn development of their friendship/romance is perfectly attuned to their situation and laced with sadness and grief that isn't a "normal" part of a romance story. It fit with their situation. All of the characters that we loved from Inbetween make repeat appearances in Blurred--Emma, Finn, Easton. Seeing Cash enter this world that Emma is already a part of in a way really created a depth to the story that I loved. I suppose that was the nice thing about this being the second book in the series--I felt like I already knew some of the rules of the world going in and it allowed the story to build on that. What Was Disappointing:  Some things in this book happen a bit too easily to get us to the happy ending.  Did it detract from my enjoyment of the story? No, not at all, but there were moments that things seemed to simply fall into place a bit unrealistically.  (But hey, that's fiction, right?) Overall...  Blurred is a fun, happy-ending sort of read. Fans of the first book will fall just as much, if not more, in love with this novel, but you don't necessarily need to read the first book to enjoy this one.  I can only hope that Easton's book is on the horizon!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
NOTE: I got the eARC of this book from Entangled Teen. Thank you guys! Well, crap. After picking up this book I realized I remembered close to nothing from "Inbetween", the prequel, and I found myself hoping that they won't be too dependent on each other. Thankfully, my hopes didn't not remain just that. In fact, whenever there was a reference to Finn and Emma's story (and yeah, I had forgotten their names too so I had to look them up. Oh, the shame!) all needed details were thoroughly explained for the sake of us highly forgetful readers. Honestly, thanks for that. Now onto the story at hand. Firstly, I would like to say that I greatly enjoyed "Blurred". It even kept me awake at night and whispered to me, begging me to pick it up when I was otherwise occupied. And how could it not? Cash was too swoon-worthy to be true! Yeah, he had been a player most of his teen years, and yeah, he was constantly irritated at his dad, but on the inside he was a good boy. He wasn't an overachiever, just your average guy, who was talented with the brush. And other things. I just wish I could see his paintings. The way they were described, I get the feeling they'd be all powerful and mind-blowing. Anyway, I can't imagine going through what he went through in his last days while keeping an appearance that everything was normal. That kind of thing takes a lot of strength of character. And Cash was nothing if not strong. It must've felt like hell, feeling death seep into your body, slowly conquering it, not giving you room to breathe... Gosh, I just wanted to hug him! Thankfully, he wasn't alone. Not all the time at least. He was left in the dark on a lot of things, but at least this one reaper girl, Anaya, wouldn't leave him alone for too long. At first, to her Cash was just another job, and a means to an end. But then slowly, inescapably, he turned into something, someone much more special. In the end, everyone had to risk everything not knowing if they'd even accomplish anything with their efforts. And that's all I'm going to say. If you enjoyed the Souls Screamers, you'd definitely want to indulge in this series.
BookishThings More than 1 year ago
Last week I reviewed Inbetween, and I mentioned how much I loved the character Cash. Well, if you loved him too, this book will be all kinds of awesome for you. Blurred is focused on the lives of Cash and Anaya. Let me start out by saying that I freaking loved this story! Possibly even more than I did Inbetween. We pick up right after the events in Inbetween. I thought I couldn't love Cash more than I did, but I do. It's great being inside his head, and seeing things the way he does. The only problem is he sees these creepy shadow things that seem to want him. Cash is still a major smart ass, but now he's got a little bit of fear in him. He also doesn't know how to handle his feelings towards Anaya. There are sooo many ranges of emotion he goes through when it comes to her. I loved getting to know Anaya better. She seems so pure in the previous book, but even she has secrets. She does have a good heart though. It's in the right place. We get a few glimpses of Finn & Emma, but not many. They do their best to help Cash through his little shadow problem. Blurred goes by quickly. I got to the end, and was like "there's no way I already finished this." It sucks you in, and you don't want to let go. I enjoyed seeing the aspects of a shadow walker also. I haven't read about these types of people before, so it was good to get to know what they can do. I'm glad the story doesn't end with Cash and Anaya. The third book will be out Summer 2014, called Descent, and it's about Easton. Our favorite bad boy reaper!!! I'm hoping we also get a story about Scout or Noah (who we meet in Blurred.)
AngelaReadingCa More than 1 year ago
Blurred avoids the sophomore curse- a must read for anyone who liked Inbetween.   Finn and Emma are both in this segment of the series, although they do take a back seat.  I enjoyed that Cash and Finn do not instantly get along for Emma’s sake.  I liked that Cash had problems with Finn, but ultimately was able to overcome those problems.  You can honestly see how much Cash loves Emma throughout the book.  Anaya made a deal with the devil – okay, really with Balthazar, but he sometimes reminds me of the devil in this series.   I mean he is the boss of the reapers and well he has a hidden agenda.  He promises her Heaven in exchange for her bring Cash in to him.  This deal is kept a secret, and Anaya goes against her very nature to not deliver Cash’s soul to heaven’s pearly gates. Cash pays the consequences.  Which I have to say is a darn shame.  Poor Cash, has been through hell on earth.  Anaya puts him through even more.  The things that happen in this book, due to Anaya’s decision is at times painful to read.  Especially the scene in the middle, where someone dies.  The scenes with the shadow demons are kinda on the creepy side as well.  Anaya for her part did not know what it was she was asked to do by Balthazar.  Once she realizes all that it entails she did try to find a way out.  But atlas, one should never make a deal with the boss man.  You find out a lot of Anaya’s back story and how her life on earth was ended horribly.  Regardless of how she died, you cannot help but feel bad for her.  You even begin to understand why she made the deal.  The twist in the middle was not really a surprise- more like a “holy cow, I was right kinda moment.” I wish Easton was in the book more than he was.  I realize that he is not a main character- but he still is my favorite in the series.  He plays a pretty big part in the book though.  I love that he is Hell’s reaper, he has the personality to fit a reaper for hell.  The things that he is willing to do for Heaven’s reaper did make me wonder if maybe just maybe he was sweet on her.  Ultimately, Anaya only had eyes for Cash. I loved that each book in this series ends without a cliffhanger.  Don’t get me wrong cliffhangers are great.  This is just one series that does not need them.  There is closure for the couple involved.   The fact that we get to see the previous couple and know how they are handling their closure is refreshing.  Overall, Blurred is a book that shows us where the lines are drawn and how often times those can get fuzzy for a period of time.  Regardless of the good intentions of those involved, or how pure of heart they may be. (I received a ARC of Blurred by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.)
beckymmoe More than 1 year ago
I admit it, I read this series out of order. It wasn't until I was about halfway through that I realized that I even *had* the first book...but by that point, I'd already decided that I had to read it. And I did--almost as soon as I finished this one. And less than 24 hours later, I was done. So...if you haven't read the first one yet, starting with the second one is do-able. But first you need to ask yourself: why haven't you read the first one yet????  I LOVED this book. I loved Cash. I loved Anaya. Even though I was meeting them for the first time, I loved Finn and Emma too. (And Easton; don't even get me started on Easton. PLEASE tell me his book is coming out, and soon!) I loved the world that Fuller built here...although I think I'd rather read about it safely from a distance, thank you. I'd rather not personally experience *any* of it myself. For all the drama and danger that Emma and Finn had to deal with in Inbetween--and they did have a lot of drama and danger to deal with--everything felt like it was twice as much in this one. Cash has to deal with his physical and mental state; his changing relationship with Emma, who also no longer lives next door; his new-found knowledge of the existence of reapers and other, scarier entities...and that's all on top of the normal, high-school senior things, like school and his often-antagonistic relationship with his dad. Anaya, on the other hand, has been doing her job for a thousand years, all along believing that she was eventually going to be rewarded for her efforts. She finds out in this book, though, that her boss might have been a little less-than forthcoming in that department, and she suddenly doesn't know what to do or who to believe. Drama and danger ensue all around. Did I mention I LOVED this book? (I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.)
Amabe421 More than 1 year ago
I thought that I loved the first book, Inbetween, but this one was absolutely amazing!! I loved Cash and Anaya's story. This was even more full of tension and heartbreak than Finn and Emma's story. I was immersed in it, and I had to know where things were going. Admittedly, I did figure out something early on, but not to worry, it's revealed shortly after that anyways. I was almost cursing my perceptiveness, but it did not distract from the story at all. I found that I was able to get more easily lost in their story. I could feel the desperation of the situation. I also loved that Emma and Finn were still a big part of it, but it wasn't about them. Cash was a bit tough to read. He is just hurting so much, both physically and emotionally. I loved him in the first book, and in this one I came to love him even more. I wanted nothing more than for him to be happy. I didn't want him to have to go through what he was going through. I know that is vague, but I don't want to spoil anything. As his heart is breaking over Emma, he is also slowly falling for Anaya even though it's the last thing he wants to do. He has a lot of hurt and anger that he is holding inside too. He is having a hard time letting go and excepting things. He is angry at life in general and it's very emotionally taxing to read, but I loved it. Anaya was a character who I didn't really know what to think of in the first book, but came to love her in this one. She's been working as a reaper for a very long time with the promise of her happily ever after, or Heaven. She just needs to do this one last job for her boss and then he will let her go. She finds out that it's not all that simple. Though Balthazar didn't lie to her, he has left out a lot of information. She knows better than to defy him, but she also wants to do what's right. Cash becomes more than just a job to her, and in the end there are no easy decisions. Anaya is tough and she is a good soul. I really loved getting to know her better. Of course there is romance, and it was one that I loved. The last person you would think Cash would fall for would be a Reaper since a reaper was the one who stole Emma's heart. Anaya is different though. He feels like he is drawn to her. Maybe because she is the warmth and the safety in a cold and painful world, but he feels like it's more than that. He can't get her out of his head. She has been waiting a thousand years to be with her true love again, but Cash seems to be getting to her. She wants to keep him safe, but on top of that, she is starting to have feelings for him. She feels like she is betraying her past and her love, but Cash makes her feel like she hasn't in a long time. They both fight their growing attraction. It's very tension filled. It's not the typical slow burn romance. In fact it's laced with sadness, anger, and also hope. There is a lot of emotion that goes into their romance. This was just amazing and I loved it!! I fell right back into the world, and I loved getting to know these characters better. I felt a lot of emotion while reading this book, but in a good way. This one was very dark, and I felt a tightness in my chest throughout a lot of it. I have become very invested in these characters. All of them. The secondary characters are awesome too. I can't wait for more of this series. I can only hope that next up we get Easton's story!! This was fabulous!! *An advanced copy of this book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I did not receive any compensation.
Cupcakegirly More than 1 year ago
Great Addition to the Series. What I Liked: The cover hits the nail on the head, love it! This is a story about love, loss, redemption and new life. It has a dual POV, detailed world-building, engaging dialogue and swoonworthy kissing, because you know I am a fan of the kissing! Both Cash and Anaya are strong characters fighting a battle of good versus evil, something that doesn't come easy for Cash and often times involves himself as his own worst enemy. But I really enjoyed Cash because he's a guys guy without being a jerk. He's been through the ringer yet he still chooses to put others first regardless of what it will cost him. The twist was a pleasant surprise, romantic too. What Left Me Wanting More: Even knowing how this story ends, I would be perfectly happy reading an entire story (or novella) about Anaya and Tarik. ;) Final Verdict: Great addition to the series!