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Touch Paperback – September 16, 2014
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Beatriz Tessa's bf is funny spunky and always has her girls back! her brother Brad is a great side character he's sweet overprotective and has a huge crush on Tessa that drives Morik crazy lolzzz
This is a 5 Star read ALL THE WAY!!!! I NEED MORE TESSA & MORIK PLZ!!!
Every time I read it I just fall in love with Morik all over again. I laugh, I cry and I enjoy every moment again again and again.
Tessa & Morik... Le Sigh. It's not your regular YA. Well at least not like those I have read.
Beatriz, Tessa's best friend is also that friend we all need in our life. Now go on and one click. It's worth it.
By now I have read everything by Melissa. She never disappoint. You should also check out her other books under M.J. Haag
Sheer amazeballs this book is, very well done and with an age-appropriateness that I'd let my 12 yo daughter read this, despite the aforementioned frustrations above....
My only concern? For me, not enough was resolved, which may be why I keep going over it, to catch that which might have been explained otherwise the first go-round.
Ms Haag, might I offer that you write a bonus epilogue wherein we the reader know how their life goes from here? Maybe answer some of those questions Tessa had about their life that was never offered? Heck, I'd buy a book done in His perspective, looking back on how they got together, more of what he was thinking about (Bea's kiss, holy god!) and possibly a slice of their life now.
I'd like to know how changed she is now (more like him, because of being tethered to both planes and distant from her family?) or the joy of children (her mom's newly married, after all) though I suspect they would be Tessa's after the kiss she received when she got that red mark... Seriously, the guy is not human.
I might possibly be begging here?
An avid reader now,
I liked it. Despite the cover art, I really really did like the story. This book is a classic case of NOT judging the book by the cover. It was the description of the story that actually caught my eye.
Touch is fairly well written with no obvious grammatical or spelling errors. Melissa didn't try to grab me with an over abundance of descriptive adjectives. She wasn't playing with the Thesaurus app on her phone either. She instead grabbed me with an interesting plot, strong believable characters and much to my surprise she held onto my interest throughout. Many YA paranormal stories are so, for lack of a better word, scattered (?) or are so predictable they become boring. Some are just down right horribly written. I've been burned many times.
To be honest there were a couple of minor points I actually scoffed at the story. One such "huh" moment came when Tessa learned the truth about her Aunt Danielle. I personally would have been much more shocked. There should have been more of a "WHAT THE HECK?" moment there. It was a minor blip and Ms. Haag was able to bring me back in quickly to reinvest. I ended up reading the whole thing in one evening.
The story is very heartfelt and at times sweet. You can feel Morik's longing for Tessa. He has patience and is kind to her. He isn't pushy or bossy but is still a good Alpha Male in full possessive and protective mode when needed.
Tessa is NOT Bella Swan (Twilight) and that is a VERY GOOD THING. She is instead very strong, determined, courageous and not the least bit whiny. She is given the impossible task and honestly handles it better than expected. She doesn't fall into "insta-love" with Morik either. Their relationship is much more natural and organic. They get to know one another. A very refreshing thing to read indeed!!!
If you like YA Paranormal books, try the Relentless Series by Karen Lynch and the Runes series by Ednah Walters. Touch was close to the same level as those two. This book as made me more interested in others books by Melissa Haag. Time to give her a more serious look.