Monday, January 24, 2011

Review: A Touch Mortal by Leah Clifford

8428050 Title: A Touch Mortal
Author: Leah Clifford
Publisher: GreenWillow Books
Publication Date: February 22, 2011
Pages: 336
Source: Different Area Codes Tour
Challenge: Debut Author Challenge

Summary: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.

Rating: 4 Stars


This book totally twisted with my mind! It was nothing like I expected it to be but it a good way. Eden was an extremely interesting character and the whole concept of the book was one I’ve never seen explored. Trust me, the summary does not do it justice.

We first meet Eden on the beach and it’s there that we also meet Az and Gabriel. The beginning of the story is the love development between Az and Eden but then turns horribly wrong when Az’s true identity is revealed and has a terrible accident that forces Eden to take drastic measures and kill herself. It is then that she becomes a Sider, which is a nickname for a person who has committed suicide, and discovers that while trying to escape from life she discovers a whole new one of her own. And one that seems much more dangerous then when she was alive.

Really, this is a very interesting story. There are many different characters and places that you get to experience. There is also an undertone of horror that takes place in the story. I didn’t see that coming and touches of slight horror in YA is something I’d love to see more of. We can take it!

The romance is really complicated by the end of the book. There have been liars and tricksters and you see that who you once trusted were the people against you. New York was definitely the perfect setting for this book.

Overall, with this story you get to explore a whole new New York where maybe the rude attitudes of those New Yorkers come from something not human.


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