A Touch Mortal is a very suspenseful read. I like the main character and I connected well with her. She has a innate kindness, and sense of duty that I appreciate. I also like Kristen- her ally. She is fiery and loyal. I am also not pleased with the choices that one person made near the end of the story, because I felt that it went contrary to everything that I expected from him. The character's personalities and the pacing of the book were great though. The action explodes towards the end, and I was kept interested the whole book- I just got it today and could not put it down until I finished.