Book Review: Touch by Natalia Jaster

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  • Paperback: 284 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (January 12, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1505444020
  • ISBN-13: 978-1505444025

The myth is love, cupid, Eros, and she’s a cute, sometimes feral girl who can be as jealous as Tinkerbell to Wendy.

Of course, a book about Love, is first and foremost a love story. Though I found the more interesting  theme, was about humanity. How much do we choose for ourselves? What is it like for a fate to yearn for a boy? How can she coax people into love when she’s never experienced it for herself?

Love meets a beautiful boy, a cinnamon roll by the name of Andrew. Now when I say cinnamon roll, I absolutely mean, the sweet baby character who is too pure for this world. He’s so pure, he can see the fates, and Love.

Thus begins Love’s journey to experience humanity with him. She makes a lot of hilarious mistakes, a few heartbreaking ones, and ultimately we are driven through poetic language to fall irrevocably in love… with Love and Andrew.

That being said. I don’t know how I feel about most of the other characters. Not very many of the fates felt truly fleshed out for me. But I didn’t mind.The focus of the story, while involving other characters, his heavily focused on the two lovers. So, as Jaster probably wanted me to be, I was focused on Love and Andrew and whether or not they would die. (Yes Natalia Jaster puts a Hitchcock bomb under the table and ignites the suspense the moment the book begins.

Ultimately, this book is worth the read. It was the type of read where you drool over the words and savour every line.

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