Monday, February 21, 2011

A Touch Mortal by Leah Clifford

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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.

Eden wasn't your usual paranormal main character. She didn't think that Az was so awesome until he proved that he was. She was also very strong, sarcastic, independent, and kick ass, which I loved. The relationship between Az and Eden was very intense, because it started so fast and the banter was epic. I also liked that Eden didn't worship/idolize Az, like in a lot of books. Then there is also Gabe, who is upbeat and Kristen, who is obsessed with death. All of the characters in A Mortal Touch are all deeply flawed, which is well good, because it made them more relatable and likable.
The plot of A Touch Mortal is so crazy, but in a good way. I never knew what to expect from Clifford and after awhile I gave up on guessing what would happen next and just read the book. This is the most unpredictable books that I have read in a while. This book is full of so much originality, sure there are angels, but there are also Siders, which are teens that have committed suicide and their touch radiates the sadness that they have felt in that moment that they died. Heaven and Hell also play a lot in this myth. The world building was spectacular. Clifford was a stunning writer, whose debut definitely left a mark on me. I can't wait for the sequel of A Mortal Touch. If you want a unique and amazing read, then go buy A Mortal Touch and even if you don't, I highly recommend that you still buy it. You definitely won't regret reading this book.


  1. This sounds like a neat one! I think the cover is kind of interesting as well.

  2. Ahh! I want to read this book so bad. Won't be able to get my hands on a copy for a while, unless they finally order it at my library, ha ha. I'm glad you liked it. :) Thanks for the review.

  3. I started this one and then it got weird, but I think I will give it another go.


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