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A Touch Morbid by Leah Clifford
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bookshelves: ya, paranormal, hardcopy
Read in December, 2011

* * 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, but I was intrigued by the Upstairs, Downstairs, Bound, Fallen, and especially the Siders. I still am. To be honest the mythology was the main thing that got me through this one. That and Madeline.

I loved Madeline. Had the book been about her and Luke more and less about Eden it would have had a much higher rating. She is messed up, crazy, easy to hate and love. I’m torn on whether I’ll read the next one, but if I do it will be to see more of her. Luke is amazingly complex. You can’t quite figure him out.

That brings me to Eden. She seemed lifeless. I understand that it was on purpose… to a point. But at what point does making a character blah go too far? I wanted to know what happened to Gabriel, Madeline, other Siders, even Az… but I didn’t really care about her. I don’t remember disliking her. I just don’t remember her.

All and all, I finished the book in one night. I was entertained, but I would have rather been reading something else. And yes, I may even still pick up the next book.

My Recommendation : Go ahead and read it if you have read the first one. If you haven’t started the series yet, maybe wait until the last one is released and reviewed.
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Reading Progress

01/02/2012 page 1
0.33% "I'm nervous about starting this with how long it's been since I read the first book. I don't own A Touch Mortal, so I can't reread like I normally would."
01/02/2012 page 153
51.17% "Picking it back up after dinner. I'm not falling back in as easily as I'd like, but I don't hate it either."
01/02/2012
100.0% "I'm not sure how I feel about this series. I really love some parts and can't get behind others. I'll do my best to better explain in the review. Shooting for getting it up by Wed night."

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