A Touch Mortal by Leah Clifford
Release date: February 22 2011
Summary (from Goodreads): 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.
My review: Okay, before I start my review, I'll just let everyone know that I never actually finished A Touch Mortal. I got about halfway through, maybe a bit more, before I put it down.
There were quite a few things that I didn't like about this book, starting with the plot. I found that it jumped a lot, and there were quite a few points where I had no idea what was happening. There were many things that weren't explained throughout the book, and while I understand that I didn't read the whole thing, if some things mentioned in the very beginning that are really quite simple and don't need to be mystery aren't explained by midway through the book, I think that there may be a problem.
I also found the characters to be not only unlikeable, but also difficult to connect to. Eden understood what was going on as you got through the book, but she wasn't in any hurry to explain. She wasn't a very strong main character, and seemed very spoiled. I think that there could have been a better fake death for Az, something that happens more often, like a car crash, that would be easier to relate to. How many people do you know have fallen off a balcony, and how many have been in a car crash? Probably more people have been in the latter. I didn't find the book very realistic, in that way and others. I didn't think that the character's emotions felt real to me.
The plot was not very enjoyable. It was jumpy and seemed to skip parts that were important to the book. I think that this was probably the main reason that I didn't like A Touch Mortal.
I had high hopes for A Touch Mortal. I really did. But I have to say that I got it from the library and didn't buy it. If you like paranormal books, you should read it, though. I just found that I didn't like it, but I've seen many glowing reviews on Goodreads that you might want to read!