December 24, 2011, 4:42 pm – Somewhere over the Pacific: In Which I Decided Not to Finish Reading Touch.
I can understand the emotional state she was in. She was going through grief of different kinds and to be able to have something to anchor her down was a plausible, acceptable course of action. What she did, however, just infuriated me. I don’t expect a perfect character but I do expect some consistencies in his or her traits. Why, oh why does love make us weak? Gah. Her sporadic childishness irked me.
Nowadays, I wish books would come with a disclaimer: WARNING: LOVE TRIANGLE AHEAD. PROCEED WITH CAUTION…OR RUN AS FAR AWAY AS YOU CAN.
This review was frustrating to write. I loved Kale. I felt for him. I love his innocence and his intensity. I love reading about his wonders of the world he knew nothing about. And at the beginning of the novel, I have admired Dez. But things took a turn for the worse. Suddenly, Dez’s actions and reasons started to grate on my nerves. Again, unfortunate because, seriously? This was a fantastic take on Marvel Comics’ mutants. Nay, I say this book’s genetically enhanced mutants has much better abilities than the X-Men. Yes, I went there. I love reading each one of the Sixes’ powers. This novel is resonant of Shatter Me, only with more details and a lot more twists and ultimately – BETTER. I’m so mad that I’m letting that one element of the story get to me. It threw a monkey wrench on what had began as a great story.
December 24, 2011, 5:53 pm – Somewhere over the Pacific: Wherein I Ate Crow.
I always sound like an a$$ when I write something at the heat of the moment. But I’m a big enough person to admit when I’m wrong. This is one of those momentous occasions. I previously gave this book a ONE STAR rating and decided to flounced on it. But as I sat in my Economy Plus seat, going over this book in my head, there’s this gnat of guilt that was quickly eating away at me. So I picked it up again and plowed on.
I’m an idiot. I’m glad I kept going. If I were you, I’d completely ignore the first part of this review and go read this book. Love triangle schmiangle. I’m sorry this review is full of spoilers but I need to say what I needed to say. Touch is full of awesome – even with the love triangle, and hey, you know what? It wasn’t even a LOVE TRIANGLE. So yes, don’t let this deter you from reading this book. This book is action-packed, infused with romance that was sweet and sizzling for the most part. It’s HEROES, X-MEN, SHATTER ME all rolled into one. This is definitely one of those can’t-afford-to-miss reads.