Amaya Wilson already thought her family was struggling to make ends meet when she comes home one night to find her father has lost his job. Hopelessness starts to settle in until her younger brother, Tyler, remembers a map and a story their grandfather used to tell them. A story of their ancestor who found and hid a Golden Gift up in the mountains.
Out of desperation to help their family get back on their feet, they head into the mountains with the newfound map guiding them, hoping to find the treasure he hid. What they find instead is not a pile of gold, but Darren, a boy who was put under a timeless sleep and has the ability to turn anything to gold with a touch of a finger.
But before the three of them can figure out what to do, they quickly discover there are people after Darren who believe he may be the key to a mystical book this mysterious group has been searching for.
All Amaya wanted to do was find some gold in the mountains to save her family, but what she got instead was a world of secret societies, supernatural abilities and a search for an ancient book that could make or break all of their futures.
Golden Touch Includes:
- A mysterious boy who’s been asleep for a century and can turn things to gold with a touch of his hands.
- Treasure hunts
- Secret societies
- Sweet and slow romance
- Big sister-little brother relationship
- And so much more!
Reviews for Golden Touch:
“She would make him believe her no matter how long it took. He would realize one day that she really would never regret finding him, no matter how many bad things may happen because of it.” –Golden Touch
Melody has done it again! She sucked me into a world of her imagination and made me wish I never had to leave. She masterfully entwines the fantastic with reality. Reading through Golden Touch, I vividly experienced the world through the character’s perspectives. I could see and hear and feel the things they did. The writing is vivid and descriptive and oh so easy to get lost in. The plot will keep you guessing at what happens next. From treasure hunts to secret societies to hidden powers this book has it all, including one of the sweetest slow burns ever. And the characters are just so… real. A big sister who desperately wants to ensure her family’s security. A boy lost in time who just wants to belong. A little brother who hopes for the best. An adventurer, an academic attempting to explain the unexplainable, and a protector with mad baking skills. And who could forget the antagonist with an icy heart? And just remember…
“Magic is just science we don’t yet understand…” Arthur C. Clarke – Keturah, Goodreads
“What a fun adventure book. I wasn’t sure if I would like it when I started, but within a few chapters I was in love.
I could really relate to Amaya, which I think helped a lot. She’s a broke girl working herself into the ground for her family. I’ve often said we need more poor characters in fiction, and I was happy to see that here. Would I have liked more of that in the story, since it is kind of the inciting incident? Yes, but this isn’t so much about that as the adventure.
Both Amaya and Darren are great characters. Very well developed and great chemistry. Tyler was okay, and so were the rest of the side characters. I wish we’d gotten more time with the villain as well, but hopefully that will come in future books.
It drew me in from the beginning and kept me turning pages all the way through. The pacing was great and the slower moments were done just as well as the action packed ones. I look very forward to reading more of this series and seeing what happens.” – Rachel Meyer, Goodreads