Monday, May 5, 2014

Touching Smoke by Airicka Phoenix

15705572Genre: Superhuman Powers
Paperback: 320 Pages
Published: July 31, 2012
Series: Touch
            1. Touching Smoke
            2. Touching Fire
            3. TBA

Goodread 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?

Touch Passion. Touch Power. Touch Smoke!

My Review:

              Fallon Braeden and her mother have been on the road for what seems like her entire life. Traveling from one place to another is difficult enough, but suddenly moving and leaving everything behind is even more difficult for Fallon. Especially, when her mother refuses to tell Fallon why they are leaving everything behind to go to another town. After several unexpected 'dropping everything and leaving in the middle of the night' cases Fallon has had enough. She has put her foot down and demands her mother answer her questions. But when her mother starts acting extremely scared and out running a mysterious guy on a bike off the road, Fallon knows something's up. If only her mother would tell her what?
            As the bad guys catch up to them, Fallon and her mother are in more danger because the only thing the bad guys want is Fallon. But when the mysterious guy on the bike saves them, Fallon trusts this new comer a lot more than her mother. He is willing to tell Fallon everything and the only thing she would have to do is go with him. This newcomer, Isaiah, has secrets  of his own but he is willing to help Fallon. What does he want with her? And why is he so hell bent on keeping her save? Fallon has to quickly decide who to trust because if she doesn't more people will come looking for her.

            Touching Smoke kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time. I loved the idea of what Isaiah and Fallon were and the author executed this idea wonderfully. The writing style was imaginative and the characters were well developed. Isaiah was sexy, smoking hot, and amazing. He was loyal to the core, protecting Fallon from every danger that they faced. However, I had some issues with Fallon. Most authors don't realize this but making the main character a whiney, annoying, half-brained brat is not a great idea. I didn't like Fallon's character at all. Sure she had her strong moments, but at times I wanted to hit her. Overall, I think this idea was very well thought out. I loved how the action kept me on my toes and the romance was swoon worthy. Well technically Isaiah was swoon worthy. Anyways, a good start to the new series and hopefully the next book is even better!   

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