Aug • 6 • 2012
Genre: Young Adult-Fantasy
Author: Cyn Balog
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Release Date: August 14, 2012
“Nick Cross always listens to the voice in his head. Because if he doesn’t? Things can go really, really wrong. Like the day he decided to go off script and saved a girl from being run over . . . and let another one drown. Trying to change the future doesn’t work.
But this summer at the Jersey Shore, something’s about to happen that Nick never could have predicted. He meets a girl named Taryn and finds out about the Book of Touch. Now the path that he thought he was on begins to shift . . . and there’s no way to stop things from happening. Or is there?
In a life where there are no surprises, nothing has prepared Nick for what he’s about to discover–or the choice he will be forced to make. . . .”
As much as I love this author, I could not get into the book. I did managed to finished it, with the ending getting much better.
I had a hard time getting into the book cause of the confusing beginning. There was too much going on with out much explanation. I had to continuously flipped back pages and re-read passages. After about a hundred pages in, I was finally able to understand. I could see what the bigger picture was so I continued reading.
There is a love interest that kept me reading. I adored their time together as well as the bond that it is between them. They each carried a key to their past and who they are. I’m glad that despite the confusing beginning, this love came together nicely.
The ending had a great end. Now, had the book been the way the ending was, I could have gotten into it much faster. The ending redeemed the book from the confusing beginning leaving me intrigued.
Overall, this book is okay. Touched has magical elements in it that I enjoyed. Completely different, Touched is good.
I give it 3 BITES!