Review: A Touch Mortal

Apr •  29 •  2011
Review: A Touch MortalA Touch Mortal by Leah Clifford
Series: A Touch Mortal # 1
Published by Greenwillow Books on February 22, 2011
Genres: Young Adult-Paranormal
Source: Bought
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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".


While I am for fallen angels stories, the fight between heaven and hell, for some reason I just could not get into this story. I felt like it was dragging, but more that the wasn’t enough happenings to grab me.

One thing that bothered me the most was the cursing. I am all for the characters cursing here and there because I know that it is that characters showing his/her emotions. But this book was just too much. Every other word was a curse word. To me it seems like these angels were not that heavenly at all.

My other problem was the plot. While the storyline is good the plot failed to grab me. I had a really hard time getting in to this book. I found myself re-reading parts just to understand the siders, touch part. I have to admit that all of that was interesting but the way it played out was not.

I really wish I could say that I enjoyed this book, but I could not. It was okay but not something I read again.

I give it 3 BITES!


Happy Reading!


  1. Donna
    Apr 29, 2011

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  2. Jenny
    Apr 29, 2011

    Shoot! I was really looking forward to this one and had such high hopes for it! Cursing usually doesn’t bother me unless it’s excessive and unnecessary which it seems like it is here. Thanks for your honest thoughts Savy!

  3. Aimee
    Apr 29, 2011

    I felt the same way! The cursing bugged me as well. The F word just shouldn’t be featured in a YA (or at least, that is my opinion). I just thought it was alright. Eh, nothing impressive.

  4. Aw… too bad it didn’t work for you. I was hoping it would be better. Well, on to the next. Hopefully that one rocks! 🙂

  5. Dragging plot – off my list it goes! Good honest review Savy 🙂

  6. I started this one, just couldnt get over the whole “suicide” thing and then could not make it past chapter 5.