Thursday, May 5, 2011
A TOUCH MORTAL
by Leah Clifford
Hardcover, 432 pages
Published February 22nd 2011 by Greenwillow Books
Placement in the Pile: Middle of the stack
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.
This book had such an interesting premise. Unfortunately for me, the strong language and content detracted from the excitement and intrigue of the plot. The characters were interesting and complex, but quite dark--suicide, murder, and death are major themes throughout. Her mythology and world building were unique, and definitely made me want to know more.
Overall, it was an interesting read, and I'm curious to see what happens. I just wish the language hadn't been so strong, but that's obviously a personal preference.
Posted by Guinevere at 8:41 AM