Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Review: Touched by Cyn Balog

Touched by Cyn Balog

Book: Touched
Author: Cyn Balog
Publisher:  Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Rating: 3 Stars
Level: Young Adult
Source: e-arc - NetGalley/Publisher
Release date: August 14, 2012

Summary from Goodreads:
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 to save a life, dooming another one in the process. Trying to change the future can have disastrous consequences..

But this summer at the Jersey Shore, something’s about to happen that Nick never could have predicted. He meets Taryn, a girl with a dark family secret that may be the key to understanding his past. But will she also destroy his future? . Now the path that he thought he was on begins to shift . . . and there’s no way to stop it. 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. . . .

My Review:
Nick Cross aka Crazy Cross, as he is known around school is the main character and the voice of this story. I enjoy reading stories witha male point of view. Nick can see his own future and listens to the "you wills" in his head. If he goes off script his future changes and he gets a major headache. His mother also has this curse as they both see it. She pretty much stays in her room all day. When Nick makes a choice on who to save one day at the beach where he is a lifeguard, his life changes. He meets a beautiful girl, Taryn, who he falls in love with. Together they discover how Nick became cursed with seeing his future.

When I started reading this I thought it was going to be one of those books that I can't put down. For me, it wasn't. The storyline was good just choppy and didn't really go anywhere. The characters were likeable and fit well in the story. There were just a lot of unanswered questions and some things didn't fit. The last part of the book did a complete 180. I was like what is going on. I did like how the story ended. It was a bit confusing at times but all in all a good book. Touched is the first book that I have read by this author but it will not be the last.

I received this e-arc from NetGalley and the publisher for review. This did not affect my review in any way.

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