Saturday, August 13, 2011

Review - A Touch Mortal by Leah Clifford

A Touch Mortal by Leah Clifford
Released: February 22, 2011
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 432 pages
Format: Hardcover
Source: Publisher
Author Site: Leah Clifford

Eden didn't expect Az.

Not his saunter down the beach toward her. Not his unbelievable pick up line. Not the instant, undeniable connection. And not his wings.


So long happily-ever-after.

Now trapped between life and death, cursed to spread chaos with her every touch, Eden could be the key in the eternal struggle between heaven and hell. All because she gave her heart to one of the Fallen, an angel cast out of heaven.

She may lose everything she ever had. She may be betrayed by those she loves most. But Eden will not be a pawn in anyone else's game. Her heart is her own.

And that's only the beginning of the end
From the beginning I feel the pain Eden is expressing and the all out loneliness. The feeling that nobody would care if you shriveled up and died and dying is just what she was contemplating when the two guys walk up to her on the beach that day. She certainly had not planned on falling in love!

Az (a fallen angel) is hiding his secret from Eden and Gabrielle (an angel) discovers that Eden has no path. She is what is known as a sider which is one who is bound to commit suicide and come back to live among the living to pass "touch".

Naturally angels and siders are not supposed to mix so things begin to get shady now and as Eden begins to think of life without Az she suddenly takes the suicide plunge she was about to take before and wakes up to a whole new world. A world where death is so totally NOT as she had imagined it!

I loved this book but it does get bogged down somewhat with alot of new beings and I found myself having to reread a few passages to understand who was what and why but once you get past those parts it really comes together for a nice finish.

A wonderful love story but yet so much more...

I cannot wait for the second book of the trilogy, A Touch Morbid, to come out! Its expected release is in Feb of 2012.


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