Paperback edition: -
Rating: 5 stars
Synopsis: Before Fallon was created to destroy. Before love became the ultimate weapon of destruction. There was Amalie and the horror that started a revolution that tore the fabric of humanity, of everything standing in the balance between power, hope and survival.
Amalie has one wish, one gnawing desire — she wants to die.
She wants to leave this world behind with its pain and darkness. She wants to finally breathe. But Amalie is a prisoner, a disease, not fit for life. She is unwanted, unnatural. She is defective, something useless and broken. Her own mother hadn’t wanted her. Her father hated her. The world shunned her and the only person she had ever loved, truly and with all her heart and soul, couldn’t stand the sight of her, couldn’t stand the thought of ever being with her. She repulsed him. Her insanity disgusted him. He’d forgotten her. He’d left her behind, deserted and abandoned her to a madman hell bent on crushing her, stealing her soul and shattering her will.
But what if she’s finally given hope? A reason to live? Can Amalie finally accept the hand offering so much for so little in return? Can she love again when she has nothing left to give?
Can she finally be free?
Favourite quote: “I never once stopped loving you, Ams. You’ve haunted me every day for twelve months and I know I broke my promise once before, but I swear on my life that I’ll never leave you again.”
I can completely understand why this novella is for anyone 18 years and over due to the issues raised! For a novella this book was actually very long! I think that Touching Eternity was a perfect addition to the Touch Series and I loved that you got to see what some of the characters were like before the events of Touching Smoke! The plot of this novella was very sad! I nearly cried at several scenes! The issues raised in this book for me where pretty difficult to read but I felt that they were written amazingly and they were executed brilliantly! I loved that this novella was told from Isaiah, Amalie and Garrison's point of views as it helped you understand what each character was going thorough and their feelings at certain scenes! It also let you see the characters in a new perspective! Amalie was such an amazing character! My heart went out to her for what she endured during the course of this book but she was an amazingly strong character! After falling in love with Isaiah in Touching Smoke I couldn't wait to read more about him in Touching Eternity! I loved him in this novella! He was perfect with Amalie and I felt so sorry for him for him at the end of the novella! The ending of this book was so sad! I couldn't believe what Garrison did! I am really looking forward to seeing where the next book in the Touch series goes and Touching Eternity helps you to understand the events of Touching Smoke perfectly! The cover is also stunning!