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Touch Nathan died the summer before his final year in high school But he wakes in his room or in the shrine of his room his mother s made confused cold and unable to interact with anyone or anything he se

  • Title: Touch
  • Author: Michelle Sagara Michelle Sagara West
  • ISBN: 9780756408008
  • Page: 183
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Nathan died the summer before his final year in high school But he wakes in his room or in the shrine of his room his mother s made confused, cold, and unable to interact with anyone or anything he sees The only clear memory he has is a dream of a shining city and its glorious queen, but the dream fades, until he once again meets his girlfriend Emma by the side of his owNathan died the summer before his final year in high school But he wakes in his room or in the shrine of his room his mother s made confused, cold, and unable to interact with anyone or anything he sees The only clear memory he has is a dream of a shining city and its glorious queen, but the dream fades, until he once again meets his girlfriend Emma by the side of his own grave.Nathan wants life He wants Emma But, even if Emma can deliver what he desires, the cost may be too high to pay

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    1. Michelle Sagara Michelle Sagara West

      See also Michelle Sagara WestMichelle WestMichelle is an author, book seller, and lover of liter ature based in Toronto She writes fantasy novels as both Michelle Sagara and Michelle West and some times as Michelle Sagara West You can find her books at fine booksellers.She lives in Toronto with her long suffering husband and her two children, and to her regret has no dogs.Reading is one of her life long passions, and she is some times paid for her opinions about what she s read by the venerable Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction No matter how many book shelves she buys, there is Never Enough Shelf space Ever.She has published as Michelle Sagara her legal name , as Michelle West her husband s surname , and as Michelle Sagara West a combination of the two.

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    1. SpoilersHated this. The plot was all over the place, I didn't know what was going on most of the time — it was a rather confusing read.-I was annoyed that there was no quick recap of the first book, all that was needed were a few sentences here and there especially since it'd been over a year since the release of Silence.-What's what: Emma found out she was a Necromancer of some sort, her dull dead boyfriend turned up and Emma whined, then evul necromancers turned up and acted evul. The other [...]


    2. Review originally posted on my blog: A Book ObsessionI'm not sure what happened, but this series has completely derailed for me. I remember being completely engrossed in the first book. Sure, I was a bit frustrated with the slow pace of the world building, but the premise was great, and the characters were even better. However, this time around in TOUCH, it was incredibly hard to keep reading. It just lost that spark that drew me in the first time around. In fact, I would only get about 5-10% or [...]


    3. This is a must read. The danger heats up in the second installment in the Queen of the Dead series. Nathan returns at the behest of the Queen of the Dead. His reunion with Emma is bittersweet. Emma is still in the dark about her powers and what her purpose is as a necromancer. Ms. Sagara pushes up the violence with threats against Emma's friends and their family. This story is dark. It isn't a fluffy teenage drama. Instead, it is more similar to Joss Whedon's season seven of Buffy, when Buffy's [...]


    4. I liked the first book a lot better. There was just something about this one that seemed slow and disjointed. I had a lot of trouble reading it. I'll definitely still get the next book because I want to know what happens but depending on how it goes I might not be able to finish it


    5. Loved Allison and Chase!I found Mark's family very odd. They were my least favorite from the book. Hoping Eric and Emma end up together!


    6. ***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***Touch by Michelle SagaraBook Two of the Queen of the Dead seriesPublisher: DAW HardcoverPublication Date: January 7, 2014Rating: 1 starSource: eARC from EdelweissSummary (from ):Nathan died the summer before his final year in high school. But he wakes in his room—or in the shrine of his room his mother’s made—confused, cold, and unable to interact with anyone or anything he sees. The only clear memory he has is a dream of a shining city and it [...]


    7. I could have sworn I posted my reactions to this back when I read it from the library, but apparently not. Oh, well, a few quick long-after comments, then.2.5 stars: not as good as the first. The plot got bogged down with repetitive introspection, and I'm getting a little impatient with the juvenile lead's continuing belief that the death of a high school boyfriend is practically the end of [her] world. Still, it's not poorly written, and I do plan to read the third (which was finally released) [...]


    8. A touch too angsty in places, but plenty of action in others, and the Queen of the Dead is an impressive antagonist. The characters, once past the angst, and pretty interesting too, varied and realistic for teenagers. I'm curious as to what happens next, but not enough to rush out for the next book.


    9. Continues the Queen of the Dead saga, deepening the world and throwing a few curveballs in the way. Amy is just flat out awesome, but as usual it's Emma and her compassion that are the centre of the book.


    10. Rating: D+Originally posted at That's What I'm Talking AboutReview copy provided by EdelweissTouch opens with a short prelude from the POV of Nathan, the deceased boyfriend of protagonist Emma who was not present in the first title, Silence. Nathan chronicles his thoughts and existence from the moment of his car crash to "present day," roughly three or four months after his accident. We discover that he was given an order by the Queen of the Dead to go home and watch his family and friends. The [...]



    11. It gets deep and philosophicalClearly to flush out the world and prepare us for the and by reading the trilogy last book. I'm enjoying it


    12. Wow. Sagara doesn't shy from the hard subjects, and this book is full of them. The theme of this story (not the plot) is "what makes a human a monster/evil, and who gets to define that?" From the first book, we readers learned that assassins travel the world trying to kill budding necromancers before they come into power because of the assumption that they will be evil. Emma, our heroine, is a budding necromancer who refuses to command or control the dead. In the opening of this second book, Emm [...]


    13. Not as enjoyable as the first book, I found the pacing dragged a bit in this one and there seemed to be a bit more existential philosophising which I find a little tiresome, but that's just me.


    14. Loved reading this book! Great sequel, especially after the ending of Silence, and yeah, need to finish this series!


    15. More reviews (and no fluff) on the blog surrealtalvi.wordpress/Despite having nearly an identical plot structure (Emma saves kid, is confused about her powers, battles necromancers in the end), this second book in the series departs stylistically from the straightforward YA first novel and instead is very much a Michelle West/Sagara novel. That is both good and bad: Sagara neither shows nor tells, there are multiple POVs, and a lot of sermonizing about love and friendship bogs down the action/pl [...]


    16. *Genre* YA Paranormal*Rating* 3.0*My Thoughts*Touch, book # two in The Queen of the Dead series, was a story that I've been patiently waiting for since the release of Silence in May of 2012. Yes, this book seems to have been pushed back by the publisher and author which doesn't surprise me since she is attempting to write TWO different series at the same time. If you haven't read her Chronicles of Elantra High Fantasy series, I would definitely encourage you to check it out. I would also say tha [...]


    17. Originally posted at Vampire Book Club.It is a very rare occurrence that I cry while reading a book. I’m not much of a crier in general (Hunger Games movies notwithstanding), so if a book makes me cry, it’s a big deal.I cried during the prologue of Touch. The prologue.Nathan was killed in a car accident four months ago, and Emma hasn’t gotten over it. She’s learned to live with missing her father, who died eight years ago, but the thought of having to live without Nathan is too much. So [...]


    18. Michelle Sagara, who also writes as Michelle Sagara West, is one of my favorite authors. If anyone asks me for a recommendation for a fantasy series as good as Game of Thrones, I always recommend her Sun Sword series and House Wars (the series that follows it). If someone is looking for something in the paranormal romance vein I recommend her Chronicles of Elantra series. Now that she's writing Queen of the Dead, a young adult series, I recommend it. When I am feeling really low and cast down, o [...]


    19. I called book 1, Silence, Sixth Sense meets Ghostbusters with the cast of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (reviewed it in 2012 vbplrecommends/20), so I've been looking forward to the sequel.I find reading series that book 2 is a difficult spot sometimes because I liked book 1 and want more but what will book 2 maintain the momentum or meet expectations set up in book 1?Book 2 picks up from the ending of book 1 with the appearance of Emma's dead boyfriend as a ghost. There is more information about the [...]


    20. I give this one 3 1/2 stars. I liked it, but not as much as the first book. But don't get me wrong, it was good.In the second installment of this series, there is still action. But this time, character development comes to the forefront. Both are important ingredients to a good book, but it felt like the action and character development were too far separated, with the former being a bit slow.So, that's what I didn't like. Here's what I loved1. (view spoiler)[The boyfriend's back! (hide spoiler) [...]


    21. I don't know what to say. For the most part, it's really really really slow. You can sum up the whole book within a paragraph and that's without losing any main points, only minor details. Emma is still the same, sort of, perhaps worse. By worse, I mean more Emma-like, like this Emma is 140% of Book 1's Emma. For some, it's quite loathsome. I do loath it but I can still find my enjoyment while doing so. I really don't get Chase (pardon my spelling if I'm wrong). In Book 1, Chase was portrayed li [...]


    22. Emma is a necromancer. Her untrained power rivals only the Queen of the Dead, making her a threat. Now everyone she holds dear, dead and alive are at risk. Touch was nothing like I imagined but wow, what a great read. This dark fantasy captivated me from the beginning and kept me till the end. The situations Emma faced more than once moved me to tears. The young boy she discovers might be the most emotional, heart rending, thought provoking bit of writing I've ever experienced. I was a little co [...]


    23. Book 2 continues the Queen of the Dead series with Nathan's story. He was Emma's boyfriend who died in a car accident, and in book 1 when Emma discovers her necromantic powers, it ends when she finally sees Nathan's ghost.Book 2 picks up right where book 1 left off, and we learn more about Nathan, as well as the Queen of the Dead, the mysterious woman who apparently can control all the dead, as well as necromancers. She seems to have an agenda involving Emma, pieces of which are revealed to the [...]


    24. It's in! It's in! My library finally got Touch, and I am going to pick it up! (I may have to edit this review; I am not sure I am able to do Touch justice, writing with a migraine. Or it may be that those 1 star reviews have irritated me so that I want to convince everyone that Touch is wonderfulnce I joined , I have read many awesome books that got bad reviews, and some bad books that got great reviews. All books deserve to find someone to love them. Touch deserves lots of love.)I am glad Sagar [...]


    25. 3 stars for the first half/5 stars for the second half. I read a lot of book series and their is often a time when the lead character(s) needs to turn inward. I've seen this be a make-or-break point for the series, sometimes the reader ends up with too much rumination and not enough plot or action. In some ways, it was too early for Touch (as only the second book) to take that inward turn, though I understand why it was necessary given all the changes. However, when I compare the emotional musin [...]


    26. I really enjoyed this second installment of Michelle Sagara's Queen of the Dead series. Heavily character driven, the story focuses more on the relationships between Emma, her friends, and their parents. Specifically those moments when teenagers begin to see their parents as people, with their own hopes and dreams, rather than just good ol' Mom and Dad. As a parent myself, I really enjoyed those scenes, although I concede it is possible some of the young adult audience for whom this book is inte [...]


    27. My Thoughts - 5 out of 5 unicorns - I loved it!!***Received an ARC ecopy from Penguin Group via Edelweiss for an honest reviewOkay, the cover is fantastic because it is mysterious and magical all the while being beautiful.Okay this book is definitely an emotional rollercoaster. I cried a lot and for several reasons, but I’m not going to ruin it for you. The only hint I will give you is Mark.This book is action packed, and there is never a dull moment. I was not happy when and where it ended, b [...]


    28. I don't know what the problem is with this book. I loved the first one, 4 stars even. Is it because I read the first one almost two years ago? If I had time to reread the first one prior to picking up this one there wouldn't be a problem. But I absolutely DO NOT have time to reread a book. Sometimes I will make an exception, but this one just doesn't hold enough emotional attachment to justify the time.Was Emma so "my life is over with him" in the first book? If so, how did I handle that the ent [...]


    29. I received this arc through Edelweiss.Touch is an interesting second novel to the series. Nathan, Emma's dead boyfriend is back, along with a lot of other issues. For one thing Chase and Allison are having this love hate relationship, as the book moves along, so does the superficial-ness of Chase's anger and we get to see another side of him. Emma now has to deal with Nathan being around more, right after she had started the grieving process. The real issue is how is Nathan back after only being [...]


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