Sunday, April 3, 2011

Review: A Touch Mortal

Title: A Touch Mortal
Author: Leah Clifford
Date Released: February 22nd, 2011
Pages: 432
Rating: 4 out of 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.


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.

A Touch Mortal was really good and very different from any other book on angels that I have ever read (in a good way of course :) ).

Leah Clifford really created something different by adding “Siders” who I understood to be people who don’t have a path because they have committed suicide for some reason. She still had the same concept of angels and fallen angels, but there were also the angels that had not fallen yet, like Az.

The characters were all pretty cool. They all seemed to have this kick-butt sort of vibe, like Eden, Kristen, and Jarrod, and various other Siders. Sometimes Az and Gabe as well. It kind of made them seem emo, but I can see why they’re like that since the Siders are people who have committed suicide, so they were obviously really depressed at the time. I loooved Az though because he seemed like a really sweet guy, and with Eden, he seemed like a complete person. It broke my heart when Eden tried getting over him, because he was really struggling without her :(

The plot was pretty good, too, because it really kept the book going. Sometimes it would be a little slow, but towards the climax, it started to pick up.

One thing that brought the rating down was that some of it was a bit confusing and a lot of new information to just take in all at once, especially when it came to the Siders because they are a pretty original idea. I hope that the next book (it is supposed to be a trilogy) has some more information, or clarifies it a bit at least.

Overall, really great book, but some of it was a little confusing.  It's definitely really different when it comes to the mythology of angels and introduction to Siders.  If you like books on angels, then you should pick it up! 

Cover Review:
I think that this is a really cool cover, especially with all of the pink and dark hair.  I love her blue eyes, too.  The font is really awesome as well! :D
Cleo :)
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**Review copy won from giveaway.

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