Monday, August 6, 2012

Review: Touched by Cyn Balog

by Cyn Balog
Published: August 14, 2012
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Available: Amazon

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. . . .

Touched is not a book to start when you are even slightly distracted. There is no slow introduction to Nick's life and his ability to see his future. We are immediately thrown into one of his scripts and what happens when he deviates from it. The idea of our futures being changed by such small things we or others do is interesting, but Balog takes that and makes us wonder what we would do if we knew what we had lost or gained with each change.

I loved the idea of how Nick didn't just see his immediate future, but that once he'd been on script for a while he saw everything about that life until his death. It made it so much sadder when he changes something and realizes everything he's lost, such as the numerous wives, children, and grandchildren that will never be. The romance plot line was sweet, although everything seemed to happen very fast between Nick and Taryn. And the ending was definitely not one I'd seen coming.

Touched is a great and quick read that I would recommend for paranormal lovers. I will definitely be check out more work by Cyn Balog.

1 comment:

  1. This book is on my to-read list, already. I've been dying for this book. And now I know I HAVE to read it. So, I'm clicking over to B&N, and buying it. Thanks for the review! Your Upcoming review list is making me drool, by the way. (:

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