Thursday, February 14, 2013

Book Review-- Touching Smoke Airicka Poenix

Synopsis: For sixteen-year-old FALLON BRAEDEN being on the run had been the easiest part of her life. Packing up and crossing whole cities on a split second decision had been tedious, having no friends and being alone had been painful, but being caught by the truth was something she learned too late was worse.

Fallon is a weapon. She was created to destroy. Keeping her alive, keeping her safe is all Isaiah knows. It’s all that matters, because Fallon is his. She belongs to him. She is a part of his body, his soul, his heart. He will do anything, kill anyone to keep her, even if it means sacrificing himself.

But can Fallon believe the stranger on the motorcycle claiming he was there to die for her? How do you trust when you have no one but the memories of a girl you’ve never met and a tall, dark, gorgeous boy that you feel pulsing deep in your soul? What do you do when you’ve been lied to your whole life? When you’re told you’re normal even though nothing about you is normal? Fallon must learn quickly just what she is before the evil chasing her finally gets what it wants… her blood.

The world depends on her not falling in love, not giving in. But what happens when the temptation becomes too great, when falling is her only option? Can she live knowing the world will burn because his touch is the only thing keeping her alive?

Shelly's thoughts: I won this from the author in a contest off of Facebook. I put it onto my Nook and left it there for a while. Last night, I wanted to sit down and read something to take my mind off of a horrible book I had finished hours before. I instantly got sucked into Fallon's world, and found myself getting carried away in the story. It's interesting, with a lot of action, and not a lot of teenage angst. One thing that I did dislike, was how long it took to get any sort of questions answered--both for the reader and Fallon. I do like Isaiah, and I like his and Fallon's relationship. It's interesting, has some challenge to it, and the idea of predetermined 'soul mate' adds an extra element of fun. Is their attraction simply manufactured? Or is there something else there? This was a quick read, and not too bad on the 'typical YA Romance' scale. There's enough going on that the romance is adding to the characters rather than becoming the sole reason for the book to continue. I look forward to reading more from Airicka.

Total Length:
320 pages
Formats: Kindle, EPub
Publication date:  July 31,2012

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