Touch the Dark by Karen Chance
This is a long overdue review! Since finishing university last week I have had to pack up my room and move back home, deal with bushfires 500m from my house, hunt for jobs and proceed to unpack everything from my dorm room. So yea, I have been busy. But I am now on holidays for four months (awesome I know) so more posts shall be coming!
Cassandra Palmer can see the future and communicate with spirits—talents that make her attractive to the dead and the undead. The ghosts of the dead aren’t usually dangerous; they just like to talk…a lot.
The undead are another matter.
Like any sensible girl, Cassie tries to avoid vampires. But when the bloodsucking mafioso she escaped three years ago finds Cassie again with vengeance on his mind, she’s forced to turn to the vampire Senate for protection.
The undead senators won’t help her for nothing, and Cassie finds herself working with one of their most powerful members, a dangerously seductive master vampire—and the price he demands may be more than Cassie is willing to pay....
Touch the Dark is the first book in the Cassie Palmer series and is a great foundation to what we can expect in the coming books. While I think the book only was a total of four or five days, a lot of important things happen. Cassie is a clairvoyant meaning she can see ghosts and do all sorts of cool stuff like see the future/past/go back in time. She has been trying to hid from Tony, a vampire who has been looking after her since she was a child.
From the start there is action, action throughout the whole book even when they are trying to stand around and talk things out because someone wants to keep trying to kill Cassie. Tomas is Cassie's room mate has his own secrets, at the start I really liked Tomas but some things that happened later on in the book made me think maybe he isn't the character who I thought he was. Mircea what can I say, he is just Vampire hotness or well that is pretty how he is described. He is Tony's master (each vampire has a master who is level 1) and he is fascinated by Cassie, epically since she is older now then she was when they first met.
We learn that Cassie doesn't want to be controlled which is what everyone is wanting from her. This causes her to run away, do things with powers she never new she had and is becoming something that she never knew existed. Travelling through time to stop dangerous people from changing with the past which will evidently change the present. Whilst this is all going on Cassie is trying to find out what happened to her parents all those years ago and where exactly are their ghosts?
Touch of Dark is a great foundation novel for the Cassie Palmer series which I cannot wait to finish! Touch of Dark is for you if you like Urban Fantasy books, vampires and jumping between the future, present and past.
Thanks Penguin Australia for the review copy!