Monday, June 6, 2011

"A Touch Mortal" by 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.
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."-goodreads


I've somehow read a lot of rather dark books in a row as of late, and A Touch Mortal is no exception (I'm now reading something rather fluffy, you need that once in a while). That being said, it was a good dark book. 

The plot moved just fast enough that I never felt like I was stuck anywhere or it was moving to slow; it was a rather quick read. The whole book has enough tension so that you always feel like something big is just around the corner (and half the time, there is) which keeps you going, 'one more page. one more chapter. 50 pages, and I'm going to bed, darnit.', and then you finish the book.


The whole plot and concept were complex. The idea of the fallen angels, the bound, and the ones without paths, siders. That was intriguing, I haven't read a lot of angel books, so that kept me interested as well. Eden and Az had a very interesting relationship, and I don't want to say they were cute together-- that just seems lame-- but they were. At the beginning I wasn't buying it (love at first sight? what? huh?) but then it just seemed right for them.


All of the characters were quite interesting, all of their problems, histories, and abilities. There were surprises, and most things weren't at all what you expected them to be. As has happened a few times for me lately, I never felt like I connected with the main character, Eden. It wasn't that I didn't like her, and it wasn't that she was underdeveloped... I don't know, it just didn't click. That didn't hinder me from enjoying the story though, so it's fine.


Anyway, overall, A Touch Mortal is a very dark, interesting, complex, and enjoyable read, so long as you like that kind of thing (which I do). It's very unique as well. I look forward to the next one, A Touch Morbid, when it comes out!

6 comments:

Jen (Makeshift Bookmark) said...

I'm glad you enjoyed this one, Cat! I definitely have it, but haven't been able to get it it just yet. I always love a book where the love at first sight actually works :) great review!

Sarah said...

I'll have to agree with Jen on this: A book with a believeable "love at first sight" is rare. I'm looking forward to giving this a shot!

Great review, Cat :)

Sarah
Inklings Read.

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Cat said...

@Jen: If you try it I hope you enjoy it! Thanks!

@Sarah: For sure it's really rare, I was weirded out that it actually worked! :P

@Lindsay: Welcome to the blog!

Melina said...

What a great review. I am still trying to decide if this one would be too scary for me or not.

Cat said...

Thanks Melina! I wouldn't call it 'scary'. I'd call it very dark, and there's some intense stuff but it's not like 'spooky'. There's also a lot of swearing which I didn't think to mention (just telling you in case that bothers you...) :)