Death’s Kiss, Regie Khemvisay

For fans of the Hunger Games, 1984, and the Lottery…

Life is valuable. Death is a necessity. In Yliria, this is not a contradiction.

New Year’s Eve 2054. A virus, later named the BlackJack, struck and killed 3/4 of the world’s population. Only those who were 21 and younger were not infected. Treaties broke off. Countries severed connection to the outside world. And the country of Yliria built its own invisible walls.

Thirty-eight years later…Yliria is now at peace. But nothing is gained without sacrifices.

Yuri’s life was perfect. Family. School. Career. Then there’s Ryoma. Her one true love. Nothing could go wrong when she has everything planned out. But on the night of their anniversary, it did not end with a kiss.

Ripped from their normal lives, both Yuri and Ryoma woke up from a dream to face the real nightmares. As a punishment for their parents’ treason, they must serve the government—the System—as the new Aces of the Court Department, assigned to oversee and maintain the peace and balance within Yliria.

One week. 13 lives.

Armed, not with a weapon, but the same virus that destroyed the world. The Aces must escape their new fate. If not, the only path left in their future is the one covered in blood.

Death’s Kiss is a novel I was desperate to read ever since discovering it and caught my attention right away thanks to its description which alludes to a strange and unknown virus which wiped out ¾ of the world’s population. Now and then a reader will come across that one book that blows them away, it is a somewhat generic term, but that is what Death’s Kiss did to me… it blew me away and ever since completing it I have been thinking of its intricate and detailed story and how I need to re-read it! That is when you know book lovers that you have come across an incredible book when you are thinking of it when you have a million things to do. That is why I am already going to recommend Death’s Kiss to you lovely readers, and yes, it may be early on in my review, but Death’s Kiss is a novel not to be missed.

Death’s Kiss for me was thrilling, captivating and addictive right from the start and I felt this from beginning to end. Death’s Kiss was captivating to me from the start thanks to the unique premise of the story and the bewitching literature courtesy of the author, Regie Khemvisay who from the start hooked me with her unique story that was unlike anything I have read before.

Death’s Kiss is a remarkable novel that will introduce the reader to the protagonist of the book, Yuri but before I tell you more about Yuri you have to know more about the story. In 2054 a virus known as BlackJack killed ¾ of the world’s population; however, it did not claim the lives of those who were 21 and younger. The virus forced the world to change, and a country known as Yliria was built. It took a long time for peace, 38 years to be exact, but Yliria is now at peace, and it is here that the reader will be introduced to the protagonist Yuri. Yuri’s life is perfect; she has a great live and the love of Ryoma. However, when something shocking happens, her life will be changed forever and this book lovers is the premise of the sensational Death’s Kiss!

The premise of Death’s Kiss is exceptional, original and unlike anything I have read before. I loved the many themes and elements explored throughout the book, and all themes are explored by Regie wonderfully, and she does this by lacing these interesting themes throughout the text flawlessly and weaving them with the story. The result of this makes Death’s Kiss a highly addictive and fascinating read that is never once lackluster or predictable. Regie really has accomplished the near impossible, Regie has managed to write an entertaining, bewitching and flawless story that will perfectly unfold in readers minds like a movie and now that I think about it, why is this book not a movie already!

Regie is a phenomenal writer who knows how to grasp her reader’s attention from the first page. Regie instead of writing long, drawn-out builds up which are commonly found in dystopian novels, decides to ditch this approach and thrust her reader into the heart of the story straight away so that the reader is instantly captivated and immersed. I personally love this approach, what is the point of having a long build-up with little excitement? This is only necessary if the author in question can’t develop the characters in the story quickly, but with Death’s Kiss, the reader will not encounter this issue because Regie instantly develops her character and makes the reader invest in not only them but also their journey.

Overall Death’s Kiss is a thrilling, compelling and thought-provoking novel that will easily entertain readers for many days and nights and so I, of course, have to award this stellar gem of a book five stars! If you are a reader who loves dystopia or even fantasy then I implore you to read Death’s Kiss; it is a fast-paced, action adventure that should not be missed so have a read of the preview below and get reading!

Thank you so much for reading book lovers! I appreciate it so much, I love discussing wonderful books with all of you so please comment below and let me know your thoughts on Death’s Kiss. Do you see yourself reading this book? Do you love the genre? Please let me know your brilliant thoughts below and I will be sure to comment back. Thank you so much again for reading!

Goodbye for now book lovers,

P.S. Here is a preview of the book for all of you lovely readers to enjoy! Please have a read of the preview and if you find that you have loved what you have read then all you need to do is follow the links below!

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Regie Khemvisay
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Oh Aimee, thank you for your time and kind words. Nothing makes an author heart jumping around like a child high on sugar 😉 Thank you for having Death’s Kiss on your blog and I hope as it touched your heart, may it touches more 🙂