Tuesday, July 31, 2012

REVIEW: Touching Smoke (Touch Series #1) by Airicka Phoenix

“What am I?”

“Mine… always!”

This summer… their love will annihilate the world!

For sixteen-year-old FALLON BRAEDEN, being haunted was just another day in the life of a gypsy, like being on the run had always been a closely guarded secret her mother would have happily taken to the grave… if her past hadn’t caught with them. 

But when Fallon is stalked by fire-throwing demons, nearly killed by rebel mutants and finds a soul mate she can never have, even her normally unusual life is thrown into a tangled web of love, lies and betrayal.

As worlds collide, secrets unfold and blood is spilt, Fallon comes to several unsettling revelations: she’s not entirely human, her creator has a bounty on her head and the only one who can save her is the one person she has to keep at arm’s length or risk destroying the world for.

Expected publication: July 31st 2012

REVIEW: I love nothing more than getting to the end of a book and being completely certain that what you've just read will be something that you will read again and again!! Simply because you completely loved it from start to finish and it was so good you didn't want to put it down. That is exactly how I feel about Touching Smoke!!

Fallon and her mum spend their days travelling from place to place never really staying in one spot for too long, only long enough for Fallon's mum to work to save enough money for them to move on to their next destination. During those short periods Fallon is placed in boarding school. It's at her latest boarding school that Fallon meets Isaiah and the reasons for her and her mum's constant travel becomes dangerously clear!!

The author gives us a whole new take on the paranormal and I was honestly left guessing as to what exactly Fallon and Isaiah were. Just when I thought I had things figured out it turns out I was completely wrong!! The action starts almost immediately and continues throughout the book. And there is definitely never a dull moment!!

The characters are all fantastic. Even the ones who are so wicked and twisted that you can't help but want them to be dealt some of their own medicine.

Now some people might say that I fall in love with book characters too easily. And if we're being completely honest, to say that my list of book boyfriends is long would be a massive understatement!! But, I have a lot of love to give and my heart is big enough that they all hold a really special place in it. So what harm is there in adding one more right? What's that you say? No harm at all!!! Glad to see that you agree with me, because I couldn't not add Isaiah to that list of book crushes... He loves Fallon with such intensity!! His NEED to protect her and care for her was beautiful.

“What am I?” I whispered, my eyelids already drooping in the promises of sleep.
If at any point I doubted that he felt half of what I felt, he pressed his lips to my ear, and whispered, “Mine. Always.”

*Sigh* Tell me, who wouldn't fall in love with that!! At one stage Fallon says "He was a walking symphony of predatory magnetism"... Yep, I'm hooked!! And Fallon loves him with the same intensity. The same NEED to protect and care for him. I just adore this couple!!

My only complaint is that there is now a whole year to wait for book two in this fantastic new series!! An incredibly huge thank you to Airicka Phoenix for introducing me to Fallon and Isaiah and the whole cast of characters that have gone into making Touching Smoke the awesome read that it is!!

A huge incredible 5 swoon worthy, action packed stars!!

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  1. I loved this one too. is that line not the absolute best ever? 'Mine. Always!" *le sigh*

  2. Oh wow, look at that cover. I must go add this book to my will-sell-soul self on goodreads. Great review!


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