Touch the Dark (Paperback)
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Short Description for Touch the Dark Cassandra can see the future and communicate with spirits. The bloodsucking mafioso she escaped finds Cassie with vengeance on his mind. She's forced to turn to the vampire Senate for protection. The senators won't help her for nothing, and Cassie finds herself working with one of their members, a master vampire.
- Published: 03 February 2007
- Format: Paperback 320 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780451460936 ISBN 10: 0451460936
- Sales rank: 5,362
Reviews for Touch the Dark
Interesting, but nothing special
I'm still unsure about this book.
Touch the Dark was interesting; it had some intriguing twists and turns. But it's not a pull-you-in-and-not-let-go-until-you-finish type of book. If I had something better to do, I would do it.
Cassie is a good character, just good. She can communicate with ghosts and see people's pasts. Which would usually make me squirm in anticipation and possibly drool, but Cassie as a person is a little boring, a whinger and slightly stupid. Not in a learn your lesson the first time type stupid. Cassie as a character without her powers over-shadows the entire book.
The storyline is a pretty good one, one in which I would like to see unfold. It follows Cassie's journey from her secretive life in hiding from Tony, the mob boss master vampire who has been after her ever since she ran away from his house.
In running she gets caught up with Thomas, her supposedly homeless roommate, who also turns out to be a master vampire. He takes her to the senate of the paranormal world.
One thing that I absolutely love about Touch the Dark is the fact that it's not just vampires in this, we get weres of every kind, mages, witches, fairies, ghosts and more. Although Touch the Dark is centred around vampires, there is obvious potential to explore the other species as we continue on in the series.
The scenes in which Cassie was pulled back in time were interesting, but a little repetitive; I liked how Chance used the figures from history to help portray her characters. Jean-Paul was an over-bearing but interesting character; he was supposedly the infamous man in the silk mask. Then there was also Dracula's brother Mircea who must've survived his fate brought to him in the Dracula books.
Mircea started out as an interesting and likeable character, but then he also became over-bearing and quite annoying with his constant demands.
Touch the Dark has a very interesting concept, and I will continue the series, but it's not anything special. Hopefully, now that we have laid the ground work for the world the series will pick up.
find this review at storywings.blogspot.com by Amanda-Lee (StoryWings)