Cold Kiss by Amy Garvey
I love this cover!
"Love doesn't break easily, I've found. But people do."Wren was totally and completely in love with Danny, but he was killed in a car accident. So now her life consists of visiting the injured boy who was driving the night of the car crash, not talking about anything important AT ALL with her mom, and avoiding her two best friends.
Wren can't let anyone into her life because she's made a terrible mistake. The women in her family have special abilities, making their gardens especially lush, and her mother can make fairie lights dance in the sky. Wren can do more. And now that it's too late, now that Danny, or the half-living version that she called out of the grave, is hiding in a neighbor's garage attic, she doesn't know what to do.
Enter cute boy with a special power of his own, one that helps him to break into Wren's private hell and become her friend.
Wren's character is so great. She's powerful, but she's impetuous and short-sighted and makes a REALLY big mistake. Cold Kiss is how she fixes it, and really makes me sure that I won't attempt to raise anyone from the dead. Not even tempted now;)
I really really enjoyed this book. Thanks to Around the World ARC Tours for giving me the chance to read it a bit early, but the book was just released and is in stores now. Also, I checked out Amy's blog, and she's got a great post about the unusual path to publication for this project.
Also, I've got an interview with David Farland set for Oct. 15th. Dave is launching his new YA book, Nightingale, about an alien abandoned as a baby among humans so he'd be raised as one of us. (It's called Nest Parasitism, I think, and lots of birds do that. Like Nightingales.) It's a really cool story, and I hope you'll check it out. I asked some publishing questions, as well.