- A Touch of Death by Rebecca Crunden
- Book Series: The Outlands Pentalogy (Book 1)
- Page Count: 303 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
- February 24, 2017 (1st Edition)
What I Loved:
I loved the dystopian world that Rebecca Crunden created. Her idea of the world came alive in A Touch of Death through her descriptions. I felt completely immersed in the the setting of this!
How I Felt:
A Touch of Death was a good book and I did enjoy it. The story was interesting and I wanted to keep reading. There were just a few things that pulled me out of the book. I didn’t appreciate the continued bickering between Nate and Kitty. I just felt it was too much and should have been pulled back. I also felt that there were some areas of the book that could have been edited down as they started to feel too long-winded. There were a lot of lists to get through and I could have done with just a few less of those.
The characters were interesting. I enjoyed the growth and change that Kitty goes through. She felt a bit spoiled and unaware of the world around her. I liked how she began to see things in the real light of day as the book progressed.
Overall, this was an enjoyable read with a good story. There is clearly a set up to a second book, and I believe it will be a good series!
To Read or Not To Read: If you enjoy dystopian novels with that sci-fi element built in, this is a good read for you!
Years and years into the future, the last remaining pieces of humanity live in the Kingdom of Cutta. Divided into two sections, this Kingdom has a place for the wealthy and elite, and also a place for everyone else.
After Nate is saved from the hangman’s noose, he disappears from Cutta for two years. Catherine has never forgiven Nate for what he did though. When Nate returns, a poor choice leaves the two of them on the run and outside the Kingdom walls.
I received a copy of this advanced reader’s copy for free. I am leaving my honest review voluntarily.
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