Today’s review is from team member Terry, she blogs at http://terrytylerbookreviews.blogspot.co.uk/
Terry has read Don’t Touch by Barb Taub.
I didn’t even know what YA urban fantasy WAS until I read this, let alone if I would like it or not. I’ve read many blog posts by Barb Taub, thought, and her smart, sharp wit is very much up my street.
This is SO funny, I’d definitely recommend it. Lette (short for Roulette) Simoneau has a rare superpower. Each day, she has a new ‘touch’, which means that on a particular day everything she touches (with fingertips only) will turn into whatever her superpower has decided it will be that day. It might be jack-in-a-box toys, or roast beef sandwiches, or okra (that one made me laugh), or (hurrah!) diamond rings, or all manner of other things, including smells, or levitation. There are some real laugh out loud moments; it’s very clever and witty, and completely off the wall.
There is enough romantic interest in this story for readers who need this aspect in order to really get involved with a main character and the plot. A couple of very different male leads, and the outcomes are not at all predictable. Oh, and you’ll find out all about what ‘Null City’ is, later on….
It’s quite a short book, which in these current days of three hundred books on everyone’s Kindle to-read list is a good thing – it’s as long as it needs to be, and that’s all. No rambling or padding at all. Barb Taub, I shall read another Null City book soon, as long as you tell me one thing – what are you ON, and if you have any left, can I have some??!!