Hey bloggers, I'm back! And with a rocking new blog that was better than the drab old one! So what I've read this time: A Touch Mortal by Leah Clifford.
BLURB from Amazon: 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.
Can you say WHOA? Because I certainly did. Leah has this *writing* that I cannot explain because it is simply explainable (but it's TOTALLY good)as well as creating characters that are both good and bad but SO flawed that it really adds to the experience of reading this Magnificent book. I shall tell you WHY:
Clifford's characters are WELL ROUNDED: You see many sides to them; hopeful, desperate, scared, sometime only out for themselves, selfishly and it's so AWESOME.
Also the names? Gabe, Az, Eden for a few. Are totally Epic. Better than give them that whole, "Peter,Michael and Mary Sue" sort of vibe.
Second: Clifford doesn't shy away from sensitive topics NOR does she portray them in good light: Suicide is sort of big in the Touch Mortal world especially when a couple of the Siders commit it. She shows: this is what happened, this is how bad it gets for the Siders that they turn to the option of taking their own *existence* (not life).
And third: The Villian, Luke. He's a big hunk clad in leather and totally drool worthy (or I thought so). He's the bad boy that you love to hate (CHUCK BASS!!!) and he's a manipulative little bas**** who's really TRULY shown as TOTALLY OUT FOR HIMSELF. And I love him. Even though some hated him. I guess I like bad boys... :) ANYWAYS...
The ending in A Touch Mortal is jaw dropping. Like, it's some pretty big bombs dropped that everyone who read ATM is *AWAITING* A Touch Morbid, the sequel. It was some epic shiz, you guys.
P.S A Touch Mortal cover (who is Eden) was a rocking cover and totally must have. I will find a poster of it!!!!
Thanks and keep reading!