Beautiful Decay by Sylvia Lewis

Extraordinary abilities and a little more than ordinary writing makes for slightly original read

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Beautiful Decay
 by Sylvia Lewis
Running Press Kids | Paperback, 304 pages

Ellie Miller cannot touch anyone (or anything for that matter); because as soon as her fingers graze an object, mould blooms. She’s learned to live a lonely life and have accepted that being normal is an impossibility – especially when even her parents treat her like she’s got the plague (even if she does). Some say she has the touch of death, but one person believes she gives life. When a newcomer refuse to become a part of the majority that treats her like a freak, Ellie’s isolated world become slightly crowded for her taste – because finding a kindred spirit comes at a hefty price. 
With a comic book-esque characters and the impossibility of a romance between the leads, I’m a little baffled that this book doesn’t have a lot of following on Goodreads. The writing is better than most of the books that I’ve been reading lately. But just when I was ready to give it my stamp of approval, it went and did this

Sigh.

But listen, I think you should give this book a chance. In my reading world,  popping the ‘p’ is one of those unforgivable things an author could write in her novel. I hate it – almost as much as the generous usage of ‘as’ and ‘like’ and that dreadful, awful love triangle. But allow me the chance to try and convince you that this book is an awesome read, regardless.

If you’re a fan of comic books or heroes and heroines with supernatural abilities, then you should read this book.

If you’re a fan of an almost impossible romance between characters, then you should read this book.

If you’re a fan of necromancers and zombies, then you should read this book.

If you’re craving for a new flavour, then this book has your name on it.

Trust me, this book is good. I just can’t get over that thing that irks me.

My rating: 3 out of 5 Stars