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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?

352 pages, Paperback

First published July 2, 2013

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Tara A. Fuller

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Tara Fuller writes books for teens. Some about witches. Some about grim reapers. All about kissing. Author of the Kissed by Death series. Look for DESCENT coming June 2nd, 2015!

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Profile Image for Teresa Mary Rose.
1,121 reviews354 followers
July 19, 2014
More Reviews Here: Readers Live A Thousand Lives

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.
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557 reviews157 followers
July 10, 2013
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.
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732 reviews55 followers
July 2, 2013
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. 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
Profile Image for Mallory Thorpe.
31 reviews2 followers
June 29, 2013
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.
August 2, 2013
4 1/2 stars, reviewed 7/2/13 on readinglark.blogspot.com

Plenty of plot to keep things moving, and characters that pull your heart strings. As sweet as Finn and Em are in book 1, Cash and Anaya's flaws, determination and depth of love for others are even more winning.

Since I enjoyed reading book 1 so much- my review can be found here- 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.
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963 reviews41 followers
March 8, 2016
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.
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403 reviews131 followers
July 4, 2013
So, last month, when I reviewed Cayla Kluver’s Legacy Series, I swore to myself I would never again write a review that involved multiple books in a series. This did not stem from a place where I considered my review inadequate (I think I was pretty dang informative in that review) It instead came from a place of pure, unadulterated, beat-down-ed-ness (yes, I totally made that up.) Reviews are not an easy thing for me to write. Not bashing anyone else’s style (because we all have one common goal here…to promote literacy) but I tend to be a tad more in-depth (or at the very least anal) than most book bloggers. I tell stories. I try to teach lessons, and I (as much as humanly possible) try to paint the book (whether good or bad) in the fairest light possible. It would be easy for me to use simple phrases like: “This book rocked!” “I loved it!” “OMG, buy this book now!!” But I’ve never enjoyed the easy route, some may call this “glutton for punishment.” I call it dedication.

Anyways…back to my original point. The reason I don’t like writing one review for multiple books is because it’s hard. Especially when you are trying not to spoil the story. But, in the interest of saving everyone a little time (and by everyone I mean myself…it’s a holiday weekend for me.) I’ve decided to brave these deep waters again, and review both book 1 and book 2 in Tara Fuller’s “Kissed By Death” series.

So, without further ado…let the games begin.

The most important thing to point out about these books is that they are not about the same characters. Yes, the same characters are IN each book, but the story in “Inbetween” (which is – in short – a incredibly messed up love affair between Finn/reaper and Emma/human) has a definitive ending, therefore does not carry on to book 2, “Blurred.” With the exception of one aspect. In book 1, Cash is the best-friend. In book 2, he’s the protagonist.

But, how about I start at the beginning. Which, ironically…involves “the end” since this series is about reapers.

That’s right ladies in gents, it’s a full throttle soul fest, and you are invited to witness loads and loads of unexpected death, cool tricks with a scythe, and a very stinky (and hot) underworld.

In “Inbetween” we are introduced to a wide range of characters, from the weak (read: might be mentally ill) to the stalker-ish. Each is brilliantly developed and (surprisingly) holds their own amongst such a large crowd. And with such a large “crowd” (at least 8 major players) dialogue and direction could have taken a nose dive very quickly. Fortunately this was not the case…for either book. Dripping with wit, compassion and (despite the fact that they are dead) a firm grip on reality, Fuller’s characters take command of the plot and make it their own. Fuller did not write these books, her characters did. Which is what makes BOTH stories so darn engaging.

If I’m to be honest…I enjoyed “Blurred” much more than I did “Inbetween.” For one simple reason…complexity. Though Finn and Emma’s story (in book 1) was an interesting one (hello….forbidden love?) It was the devastation of reality (in Blurred) that really got my blood pumping. See, in book one we are learning the rules. In book two, we are learning what happens when you break them. While both are great (and appropriate for a series) the leap from light to dark was intense and (at times) heartbreaking.

I did find the major “reveal” in both novels a tad predictable, but I didn’t feel as though it interrupted the flow of the story. Instead…I found myself waiting for the moment I could utter “Oh…shit just got real!” in my head. Moment of truth…if you read (a fair share of) paranormal fiction, the chances are you are going to figure out the line of these stories about 100 pages in. But, if you read (a fair share of) paranormal fiction you also know it’s not about the what, but the who. Fights, demons, evil underlords…they will always take a backseat (to character connection) in instances like these. I’m not bashing the plot lines (as a matter of fact, I found them quite entertaining) just don’t be surprised when things wrap up a little too nicely at the end of each book.

So what does all of this mean in the long run?

It means that this is a solid series.

Love. Action. Deception. History. All things that make YA Para-freaks, well…freaky. If this genre is your “thing” don’t feel bad about forking over your hard earned bucks.

Get it, Live it, Love it…pass it on.

Happy Reading my fellow Kindle-ites and remember: “A man who won’t die for something is not fit to live.” – Martin Luther King
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1,353 reviews291 followers
May 26, 2013
*An ARC was provided by the author and Entangled Publishing in exchange for an honest review.

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.

That cover is seriously one of my favorite covers. Ever. It's gorgeous! <3

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.

"You wouldn't be the first girl this shirt has worked on. But you could be the first dead one if you wanted."

"And everywhere in between, it feels like I belong to you."

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. And I love how easily it is for me to connect with the characters. 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.

My Thoughts:
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. Also, is Easton going to get his own story? I have to say, when I first read about him in Inbetween, I imagined him older, graying. I never imagined him young and hot! ;) Seriously, if he's getting his own story, I'm gonna flip out. I want more of Easton after what he did for Anaya in Blurred. There's more to him than his violet eyes and all-black wardrobe.

I'm so incredibly grateful that I received an eARC of this, because the expected publication date is July 2nd. I couldn't have waited that long!

Full review at Part of that World: http://skizzles22hu.blogspot.com/2013...
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1,038 reviews144 followers
June 5, 2013
Full review at Jenna Does Books

I was quite the fan of the previous book in this series, and so it was with great excitement that I began BLURRED by Tara Fuller – a story that expands upon her world of reapers and the blurred lines between life and death and heaven and hell.

I had half been expecting a story about the darkly enchanting reaper named Easton when I first found out about this second book. But I was extremely pleased when I found out that, instead of Easton, it would be told from the point of view of Cash, the “ladies man” and best friend of Emma in Inbetween. I knew that Cash’s voice would provide plenty of character growth as well as plenty of laughs and swoons – and I was right.

(Intermission: I would like to stop for a moment and say that (ironically) there is a character named “Cash” in my current WIP. End intermission.)

Cash’s story moves forward immediately from the events at the end of Inbetween. If you recall, things did not end all that well for poor Cash. Though there is a sense of hope throughout the entire book, and the romance helps to keep things light, it is still a dark, dark tale that Tara weaves… and it is quite unpredictable, too. As was the case in Inbetween, I could scarcely begin to predict how BLURRED would end. Oh, I do so love unpredictability in fiction…

There is something about Tara’s writing that I love. I have a difficult time pinpointing what it is exactly, as her writing is not necessarily flowered with elaborate phrases or endless metaphors and her descriptions are simple and fairly straight-forward. It is more that she knows how to say exactly the right thing at exactly the right time. She lays out a scene and executes (or follows through with) it in a perfect and believable manner. Her characters act and react in ways that are believable and easy to relate to. They are likable and their personalities are perfectly fleshed out. If there is only one thing that I could say about Tara Fuller’s writing, I would say: “Impeccable.”

I didn’t particularly anticipate the depth of the romance that developed in BLURRED. Call me daft, but I must have totally forgotten about Anaya’s motives in Inbetween over this past year. But once I dove into this book, I was quickly reminded about what she must have been thinking during the fire that changed Cash’s life forever. (Note: Hardly any existing background information is provided at the start of the novel, so if you have not read Inbetween in a while, you may want to re-familiarize yourself with the characters.) At it’s core, BLURRED is a romance – and oh my, the romance in BLURRED easily competes with all of the swoony sweetness that exists in Inbetween.

Much like Inbetween, the story within BLURRED is complete and satisfying. If you are looking for a series to take with you on vacation this summer or for a trip to the beach, choose the Kissed by Death series by Tara Fuller.

I can tell that there are more stories to be told in Tara’s world of the living and the dead, so once again I am eagerly anticipating the day that book three in the series is announced. This time I wonder if we will be getting Easton’s story at last. *eye wink*
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2,965 reviews121 followers
June 30, 2013
Full review is posted here.

(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.)
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Author 16 books1,223 followers
May 2, 2013
Intensely romantic, and at times chilling, BLURRED is as consuming as the shadow demons that plague its pages. Death has never been more addictive!
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Author 4 books16 followers
January 30, 2020
The story between Anaya and Cash was so powerful. Anaya is a type of grim reaper who needs to collect Cash's soul. She refuses to subject him to a horrid death at a such a young age. She empathizes with him and recognizes him as like a spark to her. But without giving anything away, I just want to say I would recommend reading this novel. It is so powerful and the romantic Juliet and Romeo type relationship between the main characters come alive on the page and in my mind. I couldn't put it down and read all her novels. This particular one was my favorite as I could relate to this Heaven's reaper who knew first hand, Cash was meant for her. Even though she can't have him, as he is being doomed to a fate worse than death. She tries to stay away, she tries to do what's right as she has done countless times. She watches him suffer, but she can't bare to be without him for all eternity.
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158 reviews49 followers
May 16, 2015
This review is also available in my blog: My Random Book Thoughts

I know I will love this book more that the first.. I just know.. and I am so glad to say that this 2nd installment of kissed by death didn't disappoint in any way. If anything this has surpasses the Inbetween way easily. Sorry Finn, Cash is just way too adorable.


And well I have already expressed how much I loved Cash's character even from Inbetween. His happy go lucky and Devil may care attitude really made it bearable when I was having a hard time getting past the first few chapters of the book, so it is already a given that I will definitely love this sequel of Kissed by death.

Aside from Cash himself, one thing I really liked in this story, was the relationship between him and Emma. They made me cry more than the Cash and Anaya relationship did. I would probably sell… err, half of my book collections just to have a bestfriend like Cash or Emma who would stick with me through thick and thin.

Remember how Emma's life changes after the car accident ? Yeah that shit kind of change has been passed on Cash after surviving the fire where he was supposed to die. Although, Cash's hilarious and sarcastic remarks, are still present in Blurred, we also get to see a lot more of his hidden self, being the main character of this story and all. He's miserable.

Even though it was already hinted in Inbetween, that Cash's life isn't any better than Emma, it's still quite a shock to me to find out how messed up his life is.

Although his family are still physically alive, no one was really there for him. His mother left him and his father for another man, his father married to his work instead, that made him aloof to other people.
If that taught me anything, it's that anybody is capable of anything. I'm careful who I let in. There is nothing wrong with that.
  He uses women to pass time, he changes women as easily as changing underwear, I think,  But he never allow any girl to get pass the walls he created for himself- except Emma.
I looked her over, this girl who was as close to me as anyone was ever going to get.
Emma was the only person in his life that's consistent. The only good thing that stayed with him, when even his own family couldn't, the one who worries about him when his own mother didn't. She's the light in his life and vice versa, before.. well, Finn, come barging in and took his rightful place.
She fucking give her heart to someone who didn't have any
So imagine his betrayal and pain, when Emma started, seriously, dating Finn.

Yes, Cash felt bitter. I guess, He never really thought Emma's going to be stolen away from him. It was Emma, she was supposed to stay by his side forever... Right?

Oh no Cash dear, sorry but that's not how it works...


Cash felt he loved Emma, I mean more than a friend..
I could've loved this girl if I'd let myself. Anybody who got as close to Emma as I had would know it's harder not to love her that to just give in.
But I think, he can never really see her that way, he's just jealous and bitter,  he's still getting used to changes. I think the reason why he's hurt was not because he wanted to be the Finn on Emma's life but because he knows that she will never leave him the way his mother did, she's - Safe for him. But that's about it. She couldn't love him romantically, not with Finn around.

And then there goes Anaya, who happens to be his soulmate.. Like literally...i don't want to say a major spoiler-although I wouldn't really say that because I knew this piece of information even from Inbetween, but i decided not to reveal it here on my review.

I don't know how to feel about her. I actually adored her from the first book, she looks so much in control, like she actually knows what she's doing, but she kinds of messed up here, and oh-the blurb was misleading, she didn't save Cash from the fire because she recognizes Cash's soul, but bacause Balthazar told her to, and because he promised her salvation in exchanged for his own, I mean, for me "The end does not justify the means."

This isn't a perfect book. It is actually fairly flawed but I liked it anyway.The ending didn't introduce a and they live happily ever after crap, which is a plus for me. Same for the Inbetween.

Im so glad to find out that there's gonna be a 3rd book and its going to be about Easton. i mean, I almost felt bad about him always fixing his friend's mess, and not have his own share of happiness being the Hell's reaper and all. Fortunately Descent a few more months away from publishing.. Yehhhaaay!

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July 6, 2013
Blurred by Tara A. Fuller I remember reading author Tara Fuller’sInbetween 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. Howeversince 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.
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September 29, 2013
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Even though there have been so many second books that have proved me wrong, I still can't help but go into a second book apprehensively. And just having read INBETWEEN about a month ago and finding that it's one of the only paranormal books I really enjoyed, I initially was really apprehensive of BLURRED. And of course, Tara Fuller has proven me wrong again, creating an even greater story!

Anaya was such a sweet and loyal character, and I absolutely loved her! Despite the fact that Anaya is viewed as this sassy, beautiful and strong reaper, throughout the book you see her struggle between following the rules to get what she has wanted for years, or following what she thinks is right. Well, we all know that usually the righteous heroine has to follow her heart, because that's just what's the "right thing" and how YA paranormal books work, right? Here, though, I think Anaya's struggle made her an even more endearing and believable character. After all, realistically Anaya's conflict made sense, and she was still an extremely kind person at heart. And eventually, through it all, her struggle seemed to make her a wiser and stronger person.

I also loved Cash! If you've read INBETWEEN, you probably remember that unfortunate body jacking incident. At that time, as much as I'd liked Finn, I felt horrible for Cash. Hopefully this isn't too much of a spoiler, but it became obvious then that Cash had ended up being on the unlucky end of a sort-of love triangle. So now, you see him try to deal with being stuck there, on top of being, well, almost dead. However, though Cash becomes a much more standoffish character, I couldn't help sympathizing with him and rooting for him, too. Through the book, he goes through so much, and you see him struggle with trying to stay on the "good" side and try to figure out what's going on. At the same time, he sees Emma with Finn, but still tries to save her. Yes, he's broken and sometimes a bit rude. But he's also unbelievably sweet and definitely a swoonworthy hero <3

Did I mention how good Anaya and Cash were together? In BLURRED, the romance is definitely one of the central themes of the story, but like in the first book, I found that I didn't mind as much. I wouldn't say the romance is exactly like insta-love, though there is an unexplained gravity between them (it is explained later, though). There is an obvious chemistry between them, and I loved seeing them together. Just like how Emma and Finn supported each other, Anaya and Cash supported each other too, and I loved that!

I was also happy to see Finn again! At first things are pretty awkward with Cash, and they're cold to each other. But eventually, you see them work together not only for Emma, but also for each other, as friends. It was really encouraging to see them support each other! However, for some reason I found Emma a bit more annoying than when I read INBETWEEN. Especially when we were in Cash's POV, sometimes I found her character to be unrealistically "good". I also felt like she never really acknowledged that Cash was previously in love with her.

BLURRED was overall a novel that was sweet, intensely romantic and definitely enjoyable. If you're a fan of INBETWEEN, fear not - "Sequel Syndrome" has definitely not struck this one! In fact, I'd even say that BLURRED was even better than INBETWEEN! If you didn't enjoy the first book as much because of Emma, I'd also still say to check this out at a library or something, since I enjoyed Anaya even more than Emma, and found that there's a lot more danger, twists and excitement than I had expected. And if you haven't started this years and are a fan of paranormal romance, you need to pick this up - you definitely won't regret it!

* A copy of the novel was provided from the publisher. This did not affect my opinion of the book – this review expresses my honest opinions.
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July 9, 2013
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*An ARC was provided by Entangled Publishing in exchange for an honest review.

What if you were given a choice that would lead to something you’ve been working towards for a very long time? But there is a catch. Anaya is faced with this very decision. She’s waited so long to be granted entrance to Heaven, worked so hard delivering souls to the very place she herself wishes to be, where she can be reunited with her family and Tarik. All she has to do is deliver Cash’s soul to Balthazar … not to Heaven.

The night Anaya pushed Cash’s soul back into his body during the dreadful fire should have taken Cash’s life. It happened at the end of the Inbetween in Finn and Emma’s story. Cash has been changed. He’s being haunted by clawing shadows that follow him around day after day, never giving him even one moment’s peace. This fear he now lives with will grip your heart and squeeze until you’re gasping for air.

The emotions are raw with Cash … so real and so very painful. Cash is neither dead nor alive, wishing for one or the other, but being stuck having to wait for unanswered questions and choices not yet his own to make. To top it all off, his friendship with Emma is falling apart. Cash can’t help but blame Finn for everything that’s happened. Now that they are happy, it’s not fair that Cash’s life is falling apart. And he knows something isn’t right with him, no matter that the Doctor’s have assured him he’s fine, he’s not; he’s dying. The only warmth he can feel now is when Anaya is around.

The attraction between Anaya and Cash is sizzling, bordering on explosive. If only Anaya could stop running away anytime something is about to happen between them. Her guilt is eating away at her. She knows the deal she made with Balthazar wasn’t fair to Cash. She doesn’t deserve to be allowed entrance into Heaven. But her selfish desire to be reunited with Tarik again is almost too much to even think about, so why is she finding herself thinking about Cash more than Tarik?

When Noah shows up and basically tells Cash what he is, that they are the same, Cash doesn’t know who to believe. On the one hand, Noah seems to be giving him the answers he wants, which Anaya refuses to give. On the other hand, Cash cannot deny the feeling that he should trust Anaya. So while Noah is giving all the right answers, Cash can’t help but sense something isn’t right with him.

When Cash and Anaya are together there is a familiarity that consumes them, draws them closer. So when Cash finally convinces Anaya to show him his past, his memories of other lives, neither is ready for what is revealed. But is it too late, because at any moment it could become Cash’s last breath? And what will he choose? To follow Anaya and do Balthazar’s bidding or go with Noah and damn them all?

While I really enjoyed Inbetween with Finn and Emma … Blurred was so much more! I couldn’t look away, for fear of missing something. I was spellbound to the horrors Cash was living with and the torment of guilt Anaya faced at every moment. Their lives are intertwined by fates but their love surpasses the ages.

Heat. Peace. Pain. I could barely breathe through it all.

“Please,” I said. “Please, don’t let go.”

She slid her palms down my neck until they rested over the pulse throbbing just under my skin. She shook her head. “I won’t.”

I loved this story, this series! I’m fully invested in these characters and their paths. I’m feverishly hoping for Easton’s story next. But we’ll just have to wait – patiently – for the next to come. I give this a HUGE 5! Highly recommended! This is definitely a must read for those whole loved Inbetween or cherish the idea of a love that can extend time itself.
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July 4, 2013
Originally posted at City of Books

Okay first I want to say just how much I love this cover. Seriously, it's one of my favourite covers ever! With the cool shadow effects and all. And now for the book. Blurred is hands-down on of my favourite 2013 books so far. I was initially worried about reading it because I wanted Cash to remain the same confident guy he was in Inbetween. But the reason I loved Blurred so much is that I found myself connecting with Cash and Anaya so easily. Their journey definitely isn't easy, and both of them have a lot on their shoulders. Cash and Anaya's story is riveting and addictive, and I devoured this book in one sitting.

There are a lot of repercussions from the events of Inbetween. Shadow demons are following Cash, and he has no idea why. But sometimes, he feels a warmth that chases them away. That warmth is Anaya, and for some reason she feels a sort of responsibility towards Cash. He's getting worse and worse, and when Anaya finally shows herself to him, they're both in for a few shocks.

Cash is way more powerful than anyone ever thought. He's different, but he doesn't know it yet. He's torn apart from the fact that Emma is drifting away from him now that she has Finn, and he has his own demons to deal with too. It was actually painful to see what Cash was going through in Blurred. Gone is the easy-going Cash we knew before. In his place is a a broken boy who knows his time is coming, but has no idea what to do about it. I felt for Cash so damn much! He deserves to be happy. And I'm glad that Anaya can do that for him. When Anaya comes into Cash's life, things get simultaneously better and worse. Both Cash and Anaya start to feel things they haven't felt in quite a while. Over a thousand years, in Anaya's case. Oh, and there's another huge revelation about Cash, which I'm happy to say I figured out quite early on, so it didn't come as a shock to me. But I still found it awesome. You'll know what I'm talking about when you read the book.

When I read Inbetween, I pegged Anaya as this badass reaper girl that no one messes with. In Blurred, she shows a vulnerable side, and even Cash can see her as fragile. Anaya has changed, too, but I loved how protective she is over Cash. Both of them will do anything to save the other, and that's really admirable. Although all Anaya wants is her freedom, she realizes that Cash means more to her than anything. And the two of them are willing to risk everything to be with each other.

It was really cool seeing Finn and Emma again! They're both doing pretty well, though Finn is still having trouble sleeping. I loved the rivalry between Finn and Cash. That was quite entertaining. Especially when they eventually start to get along! Cash and Emma's relationship is still rocky, but I guess that had to happen. Oh, and I haven't mentioned Easton yet! I freaking love Easton. He's funny, sarcastic, and still so sweet. Even though he's a Hell reaper and supposed to have no heart, he really cares about Anaya, and Cash would be dead if not for him. I seriously cannot wait to read his story next!

If you guys haven't started the Kissed by Death series yet, you really really have to. Tara has created such awesome characters that you can't help but fall in love with. I absolutely adore this book, and if you're a paranormal lover, you cannot miss this. I want to re-read Blurred already, that's how awesome it is. And I'm now dying for the next book!

*Thank you to Heather Riccio at Entangled Publishing for providing me with an ARC for review*
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November 23, 2013
Originally posted on my blog: book-scents.com

Oh my goodness, what a fantastic sequel! In Blurred, we discover Cash's story. Quick refresher from Inbetween -- Cash survived a fire in which he should've died. Anaya, a reaper for Heaven, was supposed to have taken his soul but didn't. Ever since that incident, Cash has been seeing shadows. They haunt him. He can't sleep, he can't function, he just can't deal with having them everywhere, sucking the warmth out of every single molecule in the room. He's falling apart and he doesn't know what to do. Emma has always been there for him but now she has Finn and really, what can she do? My heart just HURT for him. I so wanted to just hold him and make sure nothing bad ever happens to him again.

Anaya is the only one that can push back at this nightmare but he doesn't know if he can trust her -- and most importantly, he doesn't know WHY he was brought back at all.

This sequel was a little darker to me than the first one. We see a lot more of the other world -- we learn more about the shadows, Hell, the Inbetween and Heaven. I loved all of that, I thought the world building was just awesome and super intriguing. It was also told in dual POVs between Cash and Anaya, which I really enjoyed. We get flashbacks and pieces of Anaya's story which I truly loved. It kind of tore my heart out a little though.

Cash is amazing. He used to be such a flirt and in Inbetween you kind of get the image of broken, party-boy, best-friend thing going on. In Blurred you see his artistic side and the side that cares. His sense of humor is still there though, and he had me smiling and laughing at him more than once. In Blurred, you see the drastic changes his non-death has wrought in him. He's living in a body that should not be alive, "expired" so to speak, but he fights on. He struggles but braves the pain. He uses sheer determination to keep on going. He's always been a little broken, and having his POV? Seeing his thoughts, his feelings, his world through his eyes? Yeah, Tara sure knows how to hit me where it hurts -- my heart.

Some of the twists I had figured out and saw coming but that didn't take away from the storytelling at all for me. I still enjoyed the ride! I liked how certain pieces from Inbetween fit into this one because it was cool to see. However, if you picked this one up without reading the first, I think it's doable too. But definitely read Inbetween if you haven't because it'll provide a better background and I think you can appreciate Cash that much more.

This one tugged at my heartstrings a bit but I loved it and Cash. <3 Go and get it! =) Tara has also confirmed that the next one will be Easton's story and I am so looking forward to that. I've been curious about the reaper for hell!

*Disclosure: An eARC was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not sway my opinion or the opinions expressed in my review in any way.
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July 5, 2013
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.
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July 9, 2013
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.
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28 reviews23 followers
August 5, 2013
Blurred is the second book by Tara Fuller for the Kissed by Death Series. This time we have Cash story. I went back in forth in my head as to whether I would say that this book is a stand alone or would it be helpful to read InBetween. I think Tara did a good job of explaining what it means for a soul to be InBetween.I would however recommend reading InBetween because the plot line and character development prepares the reader for Blurred. I enjoyed this book. This was a quick read that I read in one sitting.

I couldn't stop saying "poor Cash" and "I feel so bad for Cash".
Cash's story grabs your heart. It's impossible to not like him. Cash died in the fire at Emma's house but his soul was not reaped by Anaya. She was acting on orders by her boss Balthazar. As a result Cash is now being supernaturally terrorized and dealing with a weakened body. He is at the height of vulnerability and fear. The solid friendship he shared with Emma is strained. He hasn't forgiven her for lying to him and he is struggling with accepting that Finn is now the constant in her life.

Cash however did not struggle with his feelings for Anaya. I will not give any spoilers but will say that his connection to Anaya was not surprising. I suspected as much when reading InBetween. It was great to get Anaya's back story. Once again I found myself thinking that Balthazar is so manipulative and wondering whether he should have been responsible for souls heading downward. It is that manipulation that does provides a plot and I'm sure he isn't done with my favorite characters just yet.

I'm glad that the ending for Cash and Anaya was very different than Finn/Emma storyline. The ending made sense. I didn't understand the reasoning behind what happened to Cash's father. It would have been interesting seeing Cash try to balance (and hide from his father) his supernatural duties with his "human" life. I think that and having children placed in the InBetween would be my only criticism of the book. I can see teenage-adult souls that aren't Heaven or necessarily Hellbound being stuck in the InBetween realm. I just couldn't see how a child who hasn't lived long enough to engage in any conscious action have their eternal existence location become questionable. Just because something is a piece of fiction it still has to make sense to me. Overall this was good story with characters that always tried to find their moral center. If you like stories about the afterlife, souls and supernatural beings then I suggest you give this series a chance. I am hoping that the next story we get will be Eaton's.

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September 14, 2013
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! ;)

Favorite quote: “How about you crawl in here with me to keep me warm instead? Fair warning, though, I can’t be held responsible for what happens once you’re entered my lair.” ~ Cash

For more book reviews, you can also visit my website over at Ketch’s Book Nook. Thank you.
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July 6, 2013
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.
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473 reviews167 followers
July 2, 2013
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.
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362 reviews21 followers
July 2, 2013
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.
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24 reviews
May 25, 2013
I'm not good in making reviews but I'll try my very best to give justice to this book and promised not to spoil your read.

This is the first paranormal novel that I've read and it didn't disappoint. I enjoyed reading Blurred. It’s beautifully written.It's fast pacing and engaging that I wasn't able to stop reading until I finished it. I love the twist and turns and the suspense it brings.

I was attached with Cash, the main character. I loved how Tara Fuller depicted his character. It felt real. It made my heartache knowing that he's in pain and can't do anything to ease it and protect him from whatever the hell is going on around him. Oh, and Anaya, too! She’s too perfect for my imagination. The girl who would do anything and everything for the one she loves. I swear, she’s unbelievable.

I absolutely love the plot it’s intriguing. It took me to a different world and gave me a concept of the afterlife. Fuller's interpretation of Heaven, Hell and Inbetween is clearly expressed. Going to Hell will be my worst nightmare. Ever. *but if Easton will be there to get me,then I might reconsider. Haha..

"For once in my life, I know exactly what I'm saying. I've never felt like this about anyone. And it doesn't take a rocket scientist to see that this isn't going to work with me alive and you dead. It isn't going work if I'm in Heaven and you're in Hell. There is only one option that gives us a chance. I feel like I've been waiting for you for a thousand years,I’m taking that option"

Cash and Anaya's story is beautiful. Love will surely make you do crazy things. You'll sacrifice everything even your own life and nothing can come between the two of you even death.

I would definitely recommend Blurred. Its different and enjoyable read. For those who love paranormal stories, this one is for you. The ending left me wanting for more. Do I need to wait for a thousand years to hear from Cash and Anaya again? Oh gods, I hope NOT. Looking forward to book 3.
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Author 59 books716 followers
July 1, 2013
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.)
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847 reviews51 followers
July 17, 2013
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.
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