22. lis 2013.

Something Wicked Returns: Touching the Surface by Kimberly Sabatini

Hi dear readers. I'm so happy that Something Wicked finally arrived to our blog. I saw so many amazing posts so that I couldn't wait till my moment arrives. Now it has. In case you've been living under the rock this is a hop organized by lovely ladies from some of my fave blogs. 


Also another stop for today is
 Ali @My Guilty Obsession: Linda Grimes: Quick Fix

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Book summary: 
When Elliot finds herself dead for the third time, she knows she must have messed up, big-time. She doesn’t remember how she landed in the afterlife again, but she knows this is her last chance to get things right.Elliot just wants to move on, but first she will be forced to face her past and delve into the painful memories she’d rather keep buried. Memories of people she’s hurt, people she’s betrayed…and people she’s killed. As she pieces together the secrets and mistakes of her past, Elliot must find a way to earn the forgiveness of the person she’s hurt most, and reveal the truth about herself to the two boys she loves…even if it means losing them both forever.
          While many books try to explain different mysteries of life, mostly my favorites are the ones that have the eventual setting but don't focus on it, but on characters. For that reason after reading it you realize that it doesn't matter where you end but how did you live.

          Touching the Surface stars like that, when Elliot bursts from the lake into the surface of a well-know place to her. For the third time she is back to Obmil. You have no idea what is that? Doesn't matter, as it's a beauty of this story. It actually doesn't focus on explaining the afterlife to you but the author builds the world beautifully so that you discover everything piece by piece. In the meantime you are trying to understand Elliot. When you get to meet her for the first time your words to describe her would be selfish, brat and other not such lovely words, but by the end of the book you'll want to hold her and be there for her.

          We all make mistakes, that's understandable, but the key is in forgiving and compassion, the things that the author captures remarkably. While being lost Elliot hurts one that she cares for the most and as she doesn't know her past she cannot understand her present. With two more characters, Oliver and Trevor, to add to her confusion Elliot is lost.

         It's hard to point out what I like the most here - the beautiful writing, the uniqueness to the story, the characters and their development so that you'll love every single one of them by the end of the book, or the way the would builds around you easily for you to imagine it but at the same time your focus is always on the characters and the plot. There is also a nice balance between seriousness and entertainment. Everything here seems to be nicely balanced.

All in all a 5 star read for me.

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Broj komentara: 49:

  1. A 5 star read? Then I definitely need to add this one to my TBR pile!

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    1. I really hope you'll get a chance to read it :)

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  2. I remember Kimba reviewing this one awhile back and likeing it. I like that it not only focuses on the afterlife but it has positive messages as well. THan

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    1. I must check her review! I really enjoyed this one :)

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  3. I'm glad you enjoyed this one so much, I definitely want to start it now! I didn't know much about it before but now you have definitely sold me :)

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    1. I'm so happy to hear that. I couldn't stop thinking about this one for a while. :)

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  4. This sounds like a wonderful unique book. I'll admit that I was never attracted to it because the cover didn't appeal to me, but it sure does sound like it's well-written and has great concepts. Also, I love a book that sends a strong message.
    Lovely review, Tanja and thanks for putting this on my radar!

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    1. The cover is so pretty live, trust me. I wanted to cuddle with mine :) Thanks Nick :)

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  5. I think my sister really liked this one. I'm glad you did too.

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  6. I don't remember seeing many reviews of this but I am definitely curious about it now!

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  7. Aw, this sounds really good. I've read maybe one or two other reviews for it and they liked it as well. I'll have to get a hold of it.

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    1. I really hope you'll get a chance to read it Christy :)

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  8. I was already convinced by the time I reached the last paragraph, but that cemented it. I can never resist beautiful writing and character-based books, it's just not in me.
    I already have a signed bookmark, so I'm not entering the giveaway, but thanks so much for being part of Something Wicked.

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    1. Neither can I! I hope you'll get a chance to read it soon. Thanks Maja :)

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  9. I don't know much about this book, but I've seen that cover before. A 5 stars Tanja! That alone makes me want to add this book to my tbr, I've read too many okay books this month. Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. I hope you'll get a chance to read it Aman :) Thanks :)

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  10. Ooh it's great to see that the writing was a highlight. I have seen many great things about this one already so I am going to consider reading this soon.

    Lovely review, Tanja! <33

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    1. Hope you'll give it a try Mel ;) Thanks <3

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  11. I keep hearing rave reviews of this, but your review really makes me want to move this one up my TBR pile. Beautiful writing and characters as well as uniqueness of the story sounds like the perfect read! So glad you enjoyed this one. Lovely review!

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    1. It's something we cannot resist :) Thanks Lauren :)

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  12. I'm so glad you enjoyed this one, Tanja! I keep meaning to read it, so this has given me that extra push. Lovely review, dear.

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    1. I hope you'll get to read it Keertana soon :) Thanks :)

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  13. Hope I'll get a chance to read this goodie. :)

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  14. I enjoyed Touching the Surface especially the world-building. The whole concept of the lake and the characters was unique.

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  15. WOW! A 5 star read! I totally did not expect that at all, mostly because I haven't even heard much about this book.. it didn't seem to be very popular when it was released! And you know what?! I do own a copy, so I guess I should read it soon, cause I love all the things you mentioned in your review :) Thanks so much Tanja, thanks to you I'll finally dust this one off (yay for TBR Pile Challenge!) :)

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    1. I'm so happy to hear that and I really hope you'll enjoy it. Thanks Evie :)

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  16. Ooo yay five stars! Sounds like a winner to me Tanja! I'm most intrigued by the character development, I love when characters who start out a bit rocky for me ending up being people I adore and can't get enough of. Thanks for putting this one on my radar!

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    1. I love that too as they simply grow on you. Thanks Jenny :)

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  17. Touching the Surface seems to have been an all-around win for you! I have read very good things about the story, particularly the writing.
    Nice review, Tanja!

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  18. This book sounds awesome! I remember I wanted to read it when it first came out, but I have completely forgotten about the book. Thanks for putting it back on my radar Tanja :)

    Janina @ Synchronized Reading

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    1. I really hope you'll get to it now. Thanks Janina :)

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    2. I'd never actually heard of this title before Tanja's post!

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  19. Oh babygirl!!! "doesn't matter where you end but how did you live" -- love this thought and 100% agree with it. I also agree that forgiveness is a virtue and I really should work on that. I'm one of those not so awesome people who don't forgive easily. Most Virgos are lol. So glad that this book held everything you hope to see in a story and I've been keeping an eye on this author's work so.. I really want to explore it now :)

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    1. I'm one of these that do forgive but hardly forget. I always have that on my mind. I hope you'll get to read this one girl ;)

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  20. Wow! I loved your review. I've heard of Touching the Surface before and have been intrigued by its premise but your review makes me want to get it right now :D The way the story builds up sounds amazing! I love that the story centers around the characters and not the afterlife. It sounds like a beautiful story. Thanks for your lovely review (:

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    1. I'm so happy to hear that. Thanks Adriana :)

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  21. That is such a pretty cover! This book is about afterlife? It sure sounds unique and you've made the writing sound so beautiful. I'm sure that if you've liked it, I'll probably like it too which is exactly why I'll keep an eye out for this one. Amazing review, Tanja!

    Sarika @ The Readdicts

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    1. I really hope you'll get to read it Sarika :) I'm sure you'll enjoy it :)

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  22. Beautifully written and unique? This sounds fantastic, I'm glad you enjoyed it so much. :-)

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    1. Thanks :) I hope you'll get to read it too :)

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  23. Lovely review, Tanja! I love stories with great character growth and originalty of plot. I'll have to check this out. :)

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    1. Thanks Rachel. I hope you'll enjoy it too :)

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  24. I loved this book, it was amazing. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

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