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Eden won the battle-she saved her true love from the darkest evil. But the war has only just begun. With secrets swirling around her, powerful allies unraveling, and life-and death-as she knows it eroding, Eden and those she loves tread dangerous ground. Can she trust anyone? Will her unearthly powers be her salvation or her downfall? A sweeping, dark, and sexy paranormal...more
Hardcover, 299 pages
Published February 28th 2012 by Greenwillow
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Leah Clifford
Jul 01, 2011 Leah Clifford rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)
(God, wouldn't they just slaughter me if I put a synopsis in here??? ;) )
Krys
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Rachel
Everything is in chaos. Everything is falling apart. And everyone is in even more danger than they were before the events that got them to this point.

Luke wants revenge and those who acted against him will have to pay for what they did.

Kristen is coming apart at the seams. With no one she feels she can trust, turning to Luke for help seems like her only option.

Eden is suffering in silence, keeping secrets from Az that could be devastating to them both.

Az and Gabe are battling their own demons. F...more
Kristi-The Book Faery
THE FAERYS VIEW

After reading A Touch Mortal by Leah Clifford, I couldn’t wait for A Touch Morbid. I was fortunate enough to get my hands on an ARC that I whipped through in one day. Leah is an author who can weave the dark-side beautifully with all the chills and wiggens while still maintaining a sense of hope and wonder.

I adored the characters in A Touch Morbid! Even bad boy Luke a.k.a Lucifer has a side to him that is ultra-appealing despite the fact that he is, indeed, the devil. He’s the dud...more
Pam Vlieg
LOVE!The great thing about A Touch Morbid is it actually does what a sequel should. It continues the story line while developing the characters and giving the reader new insight into the MC’s mind and the mind of the other characters that you have loved in the first book. An added PoV for one of Eden’s gang was added and learning more about that boy and his own internal struggles made me love the book even more.

Same bat problems, same bat channel but with twisty bits. Everything we thought we kn...more
Crystal
A Touch Morbid is as dark and sexy as A Touch Mortal promised it to be. Eden gets a new look with green replacing the pink highlight and her new pixie-ish haircut, and Az is back in her life. However, they have both suffered heavy losses in their face-off against Luke. They need each other more than ever now in these uncertain times.

One big difference from book one is that there aren't time skips. The second is that Jarrod and Kristen have become narrators as well. Jarrod's relationship with a m...more
Dark Faerie Tales
Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales.

Quick & Dirty: About a hundred pages shorter than A Touch Mortal, this sequel is a cliff-hanger with the same drawbacks as book one — but it does leave you excited for the final installment.

Opening Sentence: When the kitten broke out of the shadows in front of Gabe, he’d though it was a rat until he heard the pathetic mewling.

The Review:

Clifford takes a standard paranormal theme — Angels — and makes sure to run as far away from the stereotype as she can....more
Ashelynn
this review is also on Gypsy Book Reviews.

A Touch Morbid is the amazing sequel to one of my favorite 2011 reads, A Touch Mortal. This time the stakes are higher, the world is darker, and dun dun dun: CLIFFHANGER! :flings self off cliff:

I had a hard time writing the review for A Touch Morbid. I loved it a lot, and I didn’t want to ramble like I did with my review of the first book. So after I finished ATM2, I didn’t write a review for a few weeks. I was scared to say anything because I hadn’t re...more
Lisa
Cover:


From the green highlights in the girl's hair, to her popping purple lips, I think this cover is amazing, and definitely an eye catcher; purely amazing!

My Thoughts:


Come to think of it, I've really been into reading about angels! It's probably just another one of my many, phases I go through. First Unearthly, who's review will be up soon, and now A Touch Morbid.

This book wasn't originally on my TBR for April, but when I received it in the mail from Me, My Shelf and I, for one of her book tou...more
Jazmen This Girl Reads A lot
Starting off slow, A Touch Morbid left a lot to be desired, at least initially. It was sort of slow moving but it gradually picked up until things sort of started happening rather quickly.

In book one we met Eden and Az a sort of Romeo and Juliet couple determined to be together irregardless of everything that demanded they be apart. There was also Gabriel, the sweet angel boy who not only looked out for Az who was like a brother to him, but also Eden who had become like a sister to him.

In book...more
Kayla Beck
This is the first book in 2012 that I'm really excited about - thank Bob it's coming out before the world ends in December!
Melissa
Aug 17, 2011 Melissa added it
Shelves: 2011-books
Better believe I'll read this, and find a line that A and I think is hilarious, and make a t-shirt out of it!
Jaime (Two Chicks on Books)
Holy shit that was fucking brilliant!!! Review to come!
Katie
Mar 03, 2012 Katie rated it 5 of 5 stars
Shelves: own
SPOILER ALERT: If you have not read A Touch Mortal, do not read this review!

A Touch Morbid was all that I hoped for and more. I was pleased with A Touch Mortal but I was left wanting a little more. That was so not the case with this one. I loved everything about it (except that it ended!)

All of the characters have really changed since the end of A Touch Mortal. Eden is stronger but she is also having some troubles that she is unwilling to share with the others. She still hasn't quite learned how...more
StorySeekers
A Touch Morbid was fast-paced filled with tons of surprises. We get more knowledge about Siders, the Bound, and the Fallen. Also, we find out what happens when Eden doesn’t kill Siders. It's only bad things. And want to know what else? A lot of sacrifices. You grow on a character and then they disappear. It's hurts. It really hurts. Why, Leah, why?!

Proceed with caution. There are spoilers. If you haven’t read A Touch Mortal, then don’t continue. However, if you are curious like most are, then by...more
Aydrea
The nice thing about reading this book was that I actually knew what was going on. While reading the first book I was confused a lot of the time. It was nice to get to focus more on the characters and their development as opposed to trying to understand a concept. I loved the plot of this book and there were some great curveballs. After the ending of the first book I figured things would rocky and they really were and it pretty much just gets worse. Gabe, Eden, Az & Kristen have some pretty...more
Mello ❣ Illium ✮Harry✮ ☀Myrnin☀ Torin Ichimaru
I can't believe it ended like that and I'll have to wait a year to find out what's going to happen now. Eden seems doomed either way. Az is now stuck where he is. I'm not sure how Gabe can help now. It seems like a lose-lose situation to me. Seriously, I like this series. It keeps me on the edge. But it bugs the hell out of me that these people don't just tell each other what's going on. They keep making all of their situations worse by not speaking up. The only one who seems like he might get t...more
Tara SG
* * 1/2

In Six Words:

did not live up to expectations

Why did I read this? And am I glad I did?
There were two main reasons I did not like this book : (1) It had been far too long since I read the first in the series and I did not have take the time to reread it. (2) The main character lost her umpf.

Let’s take it back a step… I really enjoyed the first in this series. I thought the characters had depth and a sense of realism that made the mythology work. I’m not a huge fan of angel themed YA books,...more
Erica
It is rare that I like a second book in a trilogy more than the first, but Leah Clifford raised the stakes in A Touch Morbid and I was absolutely captivated. Once I started, I simply could not put it down, and I read straight through in just over 2 hours. What is big and awesome in A Touch Mortal only gets better in this installment of the characters' story.

I love the characters. The characters of this trilogy are so unique, and they all are very different from one another. Eden was one characte...more
Amanda K
Also reviewed on my blog, The Vintage Bookworm. (www.vintagebookworm.blogspot.com)

When I read the first book, A Touch Mortal, last year; I fell in love. It was one of my top favorite books last year. It's taken me a while to finally grab a copy of this at the library, and I'm so mad for it! Though I didn't love A Touch Morbid as much as the first book, I still really liked it and I am still absolutely in love with this series.

The writing is amazing and flows extremely well and when I did have th...more
Alisha
I really enjoyed reading this sequel. I liked how it picked up where A Touch Mortal left off, or so it seems.

Some things that I liked about this book were that Eden changed her hair color according to what she looks like on the cover of the book. I liked that Gabe isn't really present throughout the entire book, it gives the vibe that he is gone, that he is truly fallen to side of evil even though he tries to resist the urges. I enjoyed reading that Eden's new problem since she stopped killing t...more
Angela  M
Update: Originally read Jan 5-11, 2012- Reread Feb 1-4 2013 in anticipation of reading the final installment A Touch Menacing. Worth the reread! I love these characters so much! I'm so excited to dig into the last book and I'm so scared of where Leah Clifford is going to take it!

Find more of my reviews at www.readingangel.com

A Touch Morbid was one of my most anticipated books of 2012. I have been looking forward to it ever since I read the devastating cliffhanger to A Touch Mortal. I was not di...more
Once Upon
OK I really did want to love this second book in the series more than the first one. I was about 175-200 pages in and just was not connecting with the characters or the story or possibly both. Maybe it was not the right time for me to pick this book up yet. I hardly will say I blame my age when I read YA books, because YA is 95% of what I read. I do think maybe this time around I might be to old for this series, not sure. I'm trying to dissect why I didn't connect. Individually I like Eden's cha...more
Lindsay
Eden won the battle, but the war is just beginning and everything is coming apart. She's suffering, keeping it a secret from Az. Kristen's mind is crumbling, and she doesn't know who to trust. Gabe and Az are battling their own demons. And the Siders have attracted the interest of the Bound.

So much of this book is life and death, love, purpose, choices. It goes up and down, touches angels and devils and the Siders in between. There's darkness and destruction. No one knows what's true and what's...more
Yani
Oh wow..... I like this book. It's weird, like a goth weird kindda story but it's very filling. It's filled wth amazement,weird happenings that made me want to read more to know what it actually is....it's a really interesting book. Different fr the usual angel, necromancer type book that I've read before. Good kinda different :)

I also love the wriitng approach, featuring almost all the characters in the story in every chapter and frankly I love all the characters, yeah even Luke... he's dark se...more
Brad
Talk about an amazing sequel. Leah Clifford's follow-up to A Touch Mortal was absolutely brilliant. Fast-paced and fantastic, A Touch Morbid is a delightful and amazing book. Definitely one of my favorites of the year!

Eden is one my favorite characters of all time. So much that I even featured her in a Top Ten Tuesday post. Clifford did an amazing job at developing her character even more. I absolutely adored seeing Eden grow ever stronger, and believe me, if you thought Eden was tough and fierc...more
Krystal
Nov 19, 2011 Krystal rated it 5 of 5 stars
Shelves: arc


This book is a continuation of the Touch Mortal series. Eden and Az are circling each other, unable to kiss, but still desperately in love. Kristen has fallen into the depths of her schizophrenia, emerging into sanity often, but having trouble maintaining it. Gabe is "off" due to his newly Fallen status. The characters as a whole are in disarray with Eden in particular withholding a dangerous secret from Az.



The plot of the novel is roughly the same as the first book, the reader will learn more a...more
Alba  BookPics
-She lost herself, for one last moment, in his eyes. And then 'she' stepped back.-

Thank you so much dear Rachel and Leah for bringing me back to the world of reviews T_T I haven't written even an excuse of a review for 3 weeks now. It's really showing.
So today, I'll leave you with my thoughts, or what's left of them, about the book.

THE BOOK
Oh My Clouds in the heavens of the whole earth that we humans inhabit O_o
Where did my heart go?
Oh, yeah. Leah completely stole it with this second instalment...more
Klaudia Janek
Not Recommended[return][return]Gabe, Az and Eden are back for the follow up book to A Touch Mortal. The book jumps right into continuing the story from the first book, so the story and characters are not introduced again. Readers will be lost if they have not read the first book. Eden is still coming to terms with being a Sider. She can suck the soul/life out of humans. People become Siders when they commit suicide. However, the story is playing out that Eden had help committing suicide and that...more
Megan
This review was posted to Amethyst Daydreams Blog on July 8, 2012.


I was lucky enough to get a signed copy of A Touch Morbid, the sequel to last year's A Touch Mortal, at BEA this year. I really enjoyed A Touch Mortal and I love that Leah Clifford lives very close to where I grew up. Here's the Goodreads blurb:


Eden won the battle-she saved her true love from the darkest evil. But the war has only just begun. With secrets swirling around her, powerful allies unraveling, and life-and death-as she...more
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Leah Clifford has been an extreme cave tour guide, a camp counselor, a flight attendant, a pizza delivery girl, a waitress, and a grocery store clerk. Now she adds author to that list. She lives outside Cleveland, Ohio.

She can be found on Twitter at: http://www.twitter.com/leahclifford
More about Leah Clifford...
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