Book Watch: Touching the Surface
Touching the Surface by Kimberly Sabatini will be released in the U.S. on October 30, 2012 in hardcover and eBook formats. It is currently available to pre-order online in both formats at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
Published by Simon Pulse, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, the print edition is 352 pages.
Touching the Surface is author Kimberly Sabatini’s debut YA novel.
There were a couple of books I’ve been looking forward to that are releasing on October 30th. But when I discovered TOUCHING THE SURFACE, and got the chance to read the description, I just knew that this would be the book to watch for the week of the 30th.
I love lyrical writing. Combine it with the fact that this is a paranormal story about the afterlife, righting wrongs and coming to grips with past actions, and it makes this story even more interesting and intriguing to me.
I’m very curious as to just what Elliot did in her life, who she wronged and who she killed, that kept her coming back again and again. I am a huge fan of stories where the character needs to earn their redemption. And I hope that Elliot is able to find the forgiveness she needs in order to move on.
This book sounds as if it just might be a heartbreaker. And with two boys she’ll have to come clean to about her past, it may be twice as heartbreaking if she were to lose them both when they find out the truth.
I am hopeful that this story will end somewhat happily, that at least Elliot will finally stop returning to the afterlife, that she’ll find peace. Even if she does end up losing both boys for her honesty.
TOUCHING THE SURFACE sounds beautiful and sad with the potential of a bittersweet ending. And I can’t wait to read it and find out for myself in just a few weeks. This is one debut novel I’m very excited to read and one I definitely feel deserves to be in the spotlight, which is why I chose it for my Book Watch post this week.
Places to Watch
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Other Amazing Books to Watch
Here are a couple awesome books releasing the week of October 30th:
Rebel Heart (Dust Lands #2) by Moira Young
The Vincent Boys by Abbi Glines (Simon & Schuster)