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Agave Kiss

(Corine Solomon #5)

3.86  ·  Rating details ·  824 ratings  ·  90 reviews
Chance was gone; he’d sacrificed himself so Shannon and I could escape Sheol. But we’d succeeded in raising him on Shan’s spirit radio, which meant his soul wasn’t wholly destroyed by the demon gate…

Once Corine Solomon only had the touch—the ability to read an object’s past by handling it. Then she inherited her mother’s magick, and that ended up being a hell of a burden.
Mass Market Paperback, 336 pages
Published March 5th 2013 by Roc
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Maja (The Nocturnal Library)
4.5 stars
It is difficult to review the fifth book in a series without revealing too much, but when it’s also the final book, it’s close to impossible. I wouldn’t want to spoil anything for those of you who have yet to read it, but there are things I need to say, and this is my final opportunity. I promise to be careful about spoilers, but please be patient with me while I wallow in nostalgia just for a little while.

Although it’s marketed as urban fantasy, the Corine Solomon series defies classi
May 04, 2013 rated it did not like it

-Corine sets out to save her twu wuv, Chance, from death… Even though he basically cheated on her, fell in love with someone else in the previous book, and generally treated her like rubbish for years. I swear fictional couples seem to be getting more and more depressing.

-Corine was boring and whiny. Yea, I know she was upset about Chance dying but it was boring to read her 'woe is me' nonsense. She was a lame, self-pitying, weak doormat.

-The pregnancy plot was predictable. I thought Cor
Aug 31, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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Kathy Davie
Apr 15, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: urban-fantasy
Fifth and last in the Corine Solomon urban fantasy series revolving around a woman who is a touch sensitive with a past.

My Take
I do believe that Aguirre has set us up for a spin-off starring Ian Booke and possibly the little one. I'm rather relived she's finished this series. The first two books in the series were great, and then it seemed to just go downhill. This particular story rose up from the last two although I'm still saddened by the ending. It was too easy, and I fear for them in the fu
Nicole Luiken
Sep 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sf-fantasy
End of the series. We finally meet the mysterious Booke and find out what his deal is. Kel is also back, but the main plot is bringing Chance back from the dead so Corine can have her happy ending. Everything ties up nicely.
Book Binge
Aug 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
But the clock is ticking—and she still has to deal with debt-collecting demons and a maniacal archangel who’s running a recruitment drive. The stakes have never been so high…and this time it’s truly Corine’s last chance to save the love of her life.

Corine is a shadow of her former self. She’s devastated by the loss of Chance and isn’t sure how she’s going to get home as Sheol spit her out in jolly ole England. She’s a numb woman when she gets a phone call from her friend Ian Booke telling her th
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)

Ann Aguirre has quickly become one of my favorite authors. With her unique ability to submerge her readers into another world, I feel as if I’m taking a short vacation and spending time with old friends. I say this all the time because I mean it. I wish Corine Solomon was my friend. She is an amazing heroine – intelligent, intuitive, and independent. You see her growth across the series and it’s amazing to see her come to find her own happiness at the end of this book. As I flipped the last pag
May 31, 2012 rated it really liked it
I'm always so sad when a series ends. Corine has had many ups and downs throughout her life and AGAVE KISS rounds everything up and throws everything out there.

The events of AGAVE KISS start up immediately after DEVIL'S PUNCH. Events move at a pretty nice pace from start to finish without any downtime for the characters. Corine's newest situation was apparent to me from the beginning but I still enjoyed her ups and downs until she realized what was going on. I loved that we finally get to KNOW B
Feb 01, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: uf
I have a confession to make.

I'm a big Ann Aguirre fan, I really love this series, but... I never liked Chance.

I know! He's the main love interest in this series, and knowing Ann Aguirre's thoughts about endings I knew where this series would lead to, so I knew I shouldn't hold hope for a certain other character. Still I did!

That's the power of Aguirre's writing: You get gripped by the story and forget about everything else. This book made me hope, fear and cry. It's a fitting, bittersweet ending
Sep 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is definitely the best of the three books I've read over the past week or so, but then, it's an Ann Aguirre, so I'd expect that to be the case.

This has everything I've loved about the Corinne Solomon books (OK, yes, Book 1 didn't grab me, but pretty much everything since then has, and they've tended to get better and better as the series went on)

I don't even know where to start with what I loved about this book. The characterisation - the way both Corinne, Shannon, Jesse and and Chance have
Hali Sowle
Just when it seems that Corine has lost everything, her father, her power and her love, it seems that fate will give her one last chance to be happy, but, as always for Corine, it will not be easy. After all she has to try to part the curtain between the worlds to get Chance back, save Booke, not become a pawn in a brewing war between the "angels" and the demons, figure out how not to be drawn back into Sheol to pay off a debt to the demons, and help Kel break his bond of servitude. Oh, and of o ...more
Mar 06, 2013 rated it it was ok
It...ended. There are three pretty big storylines jammed into one three hundred page book, so no single one of them gets a lot of attention. Corine wants to bring Chance back to life, Kel is struggling with his origin story, and Booke reaches out to Corine for a very important favor.

Sirantha Jax is the balls. Too bad she isn't in this book. I just never connected with Corine the way I did with Jax. I don't understand Corine's motivations a lot of the time, or why everyone thinks she so great. H
May 10, 2012 rated it liked it
A bit too tidy an ending. But then I always liked Kel better than Chance
Mar 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is the fifth and final book in the Corine Solomon series by Ann Aguirre. This book is an Urban Fantasy. In the last book Chance sacrificed himself so that Corine and Shannon could escape from Sheol. His dying words to Corine were "Even death can't keep me from you." Corine has decided to hold him to this. Because Chance is a demigod and not entirely human Corine decides to try to bring him back from the other side. Shannon can contact Chance on her spook radio so they know that he hasn't mo ...more
Diane ~Firefly~
Dec 19, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: paranormal, uf, dog, magic
Good to have a definitive end to the series.

What I enjoyed:
* Booke's backstory was very interesting (view spoiler)
* The group of friends - Church, Eva, Shannon, Jesse, etc
* Butch the dog who uses scrabble tiles to communicate
* the wrap up

What could have been better:
* Corrine. It was the same thing over and over. Must save Chance. it should have been me instead, I can't ask anyone for help even though I always help them. Plus sh
Julie (Jewls Book Blog)
I devoured this book, determined to find out how things would end, and I was not disappointed! The last book in the series tied up loose story threads-and relationships-in a fantastical story that made the series, in general, worthwhile.
Jan 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Yippee I loved the end, I did not like that Chance was who she ended with. I wanted Kel to be her love interest. But it was okay. I love Butch still. It ended well
Kristin Taggart
I don't use star ratings, so please read my review!

(Description nicked from B&

“Chance was gone; he’d sacrificed himself so Shannon and I could escape Sheol. We’d raised him on Shan’s spirit radio, which meant his soul wasn’t wholly destroyed by the demon gate….

Once Corine Solomon only had the touch—the ability to read an object’s past by handling it. Then she inherited her mother’s magick, and that ended up being a hell of a burden. But if Corine can wrestle a demon queen and win, she
Nov 07, 2013 rated it liked it
Agave Kiss by Ann Aguirre is the end of a series, and this final book puts the heroine, Corine Solomon, a woman with magickal talents, and who can tell where an object’s been by handling it, in another tight spot. As the 5th book in the series, readers are aware of how often Corine has to face up to the supernatural. Only this time, she’s not dealing with a demon queen. Now, Chance, the man she loves is the person in trouble, and on top of that, there’s an archangel out to fill his recruitment q ...more
Apr 25, 2013 rated it liked it

This is the fifth and final book in the Corine Solomon series.

Let me first state that I enjoyed the first three books of this series. I was disappointed with the fourth book—not its surprise ending but just the story in general. It seemed to stray from the rest of the series and I found myself needing to skim a bit to keep my interest. I hoped that this last book would redeem the series and revert back to the interesting story the other three books followed. Unfortunately this book followed in t
Mar 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
My Review: 9 - Couldn't Put It Down

Funny, because until I saw Ann Aguirre update her Facebook page, I didn't realize that Agave Kiss was the last in the Corine Solomon series. So if you haven't started this series yet, don't start here! Aguirre's urban fantasy has definitely been quite enjoyable. Admittedly, it took me a bit to warm up to the debut, but I was so enthralled with her Sirantha Jax space opera series that I was bound to feel that way. Yet there's so much that's wonderful in the Co
Feb 08, 2013 rated it liked it
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Jan 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Full review posted at The Book Pushers:

Wow. I have just ended an epic journey with this series and I can’t believe it has ended. But what a wonderful and bittersweet ending it was. When we last saw Corine Soloman, she found herself and her best friend, Shannon, in London after escaping Sheol. But there was a a huge and tragic price to pay and that was with the death of Chance who sacrificed himself to allow them to escape. Grieving and battered with the lo
Oct 09, 2011 rated it really liked it
The ending of a series is usually bittersweet. You want things to be wrapped up in a satisfying way so that you know the characters you’ve devoted so much time to are going to live happily ever after, but then you also don’t want things to end. Sometimes, what the author sends out as the final product in an otherwise amazing series isn’t up to snuff. It leaves you wanting, and sometimes angry. But that is definitely not the case in Agave Kiss. This was a very satisfying and real ending to a seri ...more
Mary Brebner
Feb 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
It's a sad day in Corine's world -- she rescues her best friend only to lose the man she loves. She's stuck in London in a crappy little hotel with no passport, her magic is on the fritz (well, gone, actually) and she's caught some kind of bug. So when her buddy Booke needs help, she's all about it. Something's got to take her mind off her problems.

We finally get to find out Booke's secrets in this one (I really want to talk about it but don't want to spoil it so I'll just say they're some prett
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Apr 16, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: urban-fantasy
After battling in Sheol (Hell) and coming to a full understanding of her magical heritage in Devil's Punch, Agave Kiss in some ways is a long denouement to the Corine Solomon series. It gives more of secondary characters' stories, as Corine moves beyond self-discovery and deepens her connections to those around her. The action is varied and engaging, and Aguirre gets points for not glossing over practical problems (traveling without a passport, recovering from injury, getting cars when you need ...more
Jennifer Reed
Jul 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: EVERYONE
Recommended to Jennifer by: RT MAGAZINE
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Sherie Davis
Feb 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
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Apr 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This is the last installment of the Corine Solomon series and honestly, it was my favorite. Ms. Aguirre has written a most wonderful ending - I would even go so far as to say...perfect. She answered all of my questions, like Booke's story, she had me laughing with Jesse and Shannon, smiling with Eva & Chuch, and openly weeping (at times)with Corine & Chance. Usually, when a series ends, the author tries to wrap everything up quickly and it seems almost abrupt. The reader is left with a v ...more
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Ann Aguirre is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling author with a degree in English Literature; before she began writing full time, she was a clown, a clerk, a voice actress, and a savior of stray kittens, not necessarily in that order. She grew up in a yellow house across from a cornfield, but now she lives in sunny Mexico with her husband, children, and various pets. She likes all kinds ...more

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