December 23, 2011

A Touch Mortal


A Touch Mortal (Touch Trilogy, Book One) by Leah Clifford
Release Date ~ 2/2/11
Format ~ Hardcover
Publisher ~ Greenwillow Books
Source ~ Gifred
Rating ~ 5/5
 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.

Yeah.

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.


My review: I am very wary of angel books. I loved the Halo trilogy, but most angel books are just basically the same: some angel comes down to earth, falls in love with a mortal, upstairs throws a hissy fit and says he'll become a fallen angel if he doesn't ditch the human, but he won't. That's basically the setup for EVERY god dang angel book. But A Touch Mortal looked different and I was interested to see the mythology surrounding what happened in the afterlife for someone who did suicide. And boy, am I glad I did!


The main thing that R-O-C-K-E-D for me was the characters. Especially Eden. She was so flippin' awesome. Though I've said I don't like sarcasm, for her it was perfect. It was the cherry on the sundae, the icing on the cake. It made her perfect. Her wit was unbelievably funny, and outrageous, in a book that's very depressing otherwise, it added so much comic relief!


The one thing that could improve was how fast we were receiving information. It made me feel sorta like this:



Yeah. That was me. I was like whoa! What the #@%& is happening? Maybe I'm just slow on the uptake, but I found my head spinning. Like at a million miles per hour. It seemed like all the things I had to keep track of to follow the story were coming in little spurts which didn't allow me to get all the juicy details needed to follow the plot line.

The villain in this is so incredibly well portrayed! I was like... OMG, this guy is pure evil! I loved all the plot twists, one minute this guy is on your side, the next they want to kill you!

A Touch Mortal was a fas-in-at-ing debut. I was like "me needs more" when this book ended. Purely sensational!

5/5

Cover Comments: Is this this a new trend of only show one half of the model's face? I really like the colors on the this cover though!



28 comments:

  1. I can't wait to read this book. Thanks for the review and happy holidays!

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  2. I hadn't heard of this book so this was new information for me. I'm picky on my angel books so I might have given this a miss. Thank you for the great review. I'll be looking for it.

    seriousreader at live dot com

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  3. I had a hard time following the book for like the first half, but at the end it did get a little better. :)

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  4. I'm glad to hear you liked the characters! They're usually what make or break a book for me!

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  5. I honestly didn't know this was an 'Angel' book but I like the sound of a great main character :) I'm a huge fan of sarcasm for a character because it gives them so much more personality! Thanks for the great review, after reading this and the other reviews on this book, I'm willing to give it a go :)

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  6. I expected this to be another vampire series, opps

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  7. Wow! New book for me. Thanks for the review, excuse me while I dash off to add to my wishlist.
    alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com
    http://lisaslovesbooksofcourse.blogspot.com/

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  8. WOW! I keep hearing amazing things about this! I'll be adding it to read! Thanks!

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  9. Thanks for this review! You made me want to read it immediately! I love your blog:)

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  10. Thanks for the review. I wasn't familiar with this book.

    ainfinger@comcastDOTnet

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  11. I really don't mind Angel books or sarcastic characters so A Touch Mortal sounds like a book I might really enjoy. Thanks for the great review!

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  12. I've seen mixed reviews of this book. I'll have to check it out myself. Nice review!

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  13. I really want to read this book! One of my friends have it! - envy aura - hahaha! The photo you put on the review is funny! Confused? huh? Nice review, hopefully i'll read this book soon! :)

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  14. I don't know if it's trend, but I like this cover. Seems a bit magical. lol The book definitely sounds great, I'll be checking it out.

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  15. Argh! Another book that I need to read! I'm really curious about the "great pickup line"... Thanks for the review!

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  16. Well, that was an interesting review to read. I love the pic of the owl. :D

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  17. I have seen mixed reviews for this one and I am also wary of angel books but I think I may just give this one a try...I do like sarcastic. Your confused owl made me laugh.

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  18. Hey, I'm very wary of angel books too! And I think you've summarised the stereotype quite well, Benji.XP

    Haha, I love heroines who can pass off that witty sarcasm, and this book sounds really fantastic! Great review!

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  19. Your review is amazing! I'm very curious about A Touch Mortal now. It has very interesting story.

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  20. this book sounds great and I like the cover :) I'm adding this to my TBR list :) Thanks for the great review!

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  21. I haven´t read this book yet, sounds good.
    I like your review.

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  22. I've never read an angel book. I'm surprised you liked Halo, a lot of people seemed to have issues with it

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  23. It sounds so interesting! I hope it will be published in Germany!

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  24. I love angel books, lol. This one sounds especially interesting.

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  25. I haven't read this yet, but now I really want to! Thanks for the great review!!

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  26. Okay, this decides it. I'm choosing this book.

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  27. I have a real soft spot for books depicting fallen angels/demons. So I'm definitely giving this one a look!

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