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Touching The Surface by Kimberly Sabatini Blog Tour Stop

Touching the SurfaceExperience the afterlife in this lyrical, paranormal debut novel that will send your heart soaring.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.

I've been wanting to read Touching The Surface ever since it first came out, so I was excited to participate in the blog tour for it! It was a beautifully written book that told an amazing story.

Touching The Surface follows Elliot, a girl in the afterlife, that is trying to piece together her last life. Elliot was a great character, and one who was very easy to identify with. Her past is revealed in all these various flashbacks, and every flashback was so interesting to read about. I was always looking forward to seeing what the next flashback had in store for the plot.

Touching The Surface has a setting in the afterlife. Everything was described well and it was easy to understand how everything worked there. There were so many great characters in the book. Mel was such a nice person and there were also the two guys ;)

The two guys, Oliver and Trevor, were pretty much complete opposites. I loved both of them and I liked how there wasn't really a love triangle. The relationship Elliot had with both of them was awesome to read about.

Touching The Surface was an amazing book! The writing style was great and I'm so excited to see what else this author writes. I'd give Touching The Surface 4 1/2 out of 5 flowers.

About The Author:
Kimberly Sabatini is a former Special Education Teacher who is now a stay-at-home mom and a part-time dance instructor for three and four year olds. She lives in New York’s Hudson Valley with her husband and three boys.

Kimberly writes Young Adult fiction and is represented by Michelle Wolfson of Wolfson Literary Agency. TOUCHING THE SURFACE is her debut novel. (Simon Pulse – Simon & Schuster, October 30, 2012)

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  1. The afterlife in Touching the Surface was fascinating! I loved the way they could each affect their environment both on purpose and unintentionally by their moods.

  2. I've never read a book like this before. But it sounds so good and I would love to have the chance to read it.

  3. The story line sounds really interesting (and it helps that the cover is gorgeous!)

  4. I haven't heard much about this one, but I'm glad it was so good. The afterlife premise sounds pretty awesome, and I'd be appreciative of zero love-triangle-ness going on. I'll have to check it out :)

  5. I've actually never read any books about afterlife (shame on me, I know!), so this one sounds really interesting to me. Besides, really love the cover! Would love to win it!
    Thanks for a giveaway! :)

  6. I like you wanted to read this book since I've seen it for the first time. The story sounds really interesting and I'm so happy to see that the writing is great. Great review :)

  7. It sounds like such an interesting story, and it has a pretty cover as well.

  8. I love books that are set in the afterlife, as they open the mind to all possibilities. I'd love to see how the author tackled that open-ended question of life-after-death, without making it seem heavily religious. Thanks! :)


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