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A Touch Morbid

(A Touch Trilogy #2)

3.84  ·  Rating details ·  971 ratings  ·  111 reviews
Eden saved Az. She went up against pure evil and won.

But at what cost?

With loyal friends suffering, and her chance at a future with Az disintegrating, new enemies are the last threat Eden needs. Especially with the Fallen after revenge. But when mortal paths start breaking apart, Eden knows the game has changed and all of humanity is now at stake.

Kristen stayed out of t
Kindle Edition, 298 pages
Published August 31st 2018 (first published February 28th 2012)
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Leah Clifford
Jun 01, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
(God, wouldn't they just slaughter me if I put a synopsis in here??? ;) )
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Jun 01, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Jun 22, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a great sequel. A lot happened and it was so entertained by the drama and the plot.
Kristi-The Book Faery

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
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.
Pam Victorio
Nov 09, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Jul 23, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

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
Jun 01, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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
Crystal ✬ Lost in Storyland
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
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!
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!
Alba BookPics
Jun 03, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: gifts, owned, re-re-reads
-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.

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
Darcy (Daydreamingofbookdragons)

I feel bad for giving this such a low rating because I hardly ever give books anything lower than 2 stars, but this book also made me want to DNF the series and I always try to finish a series. Sometimes the next book is better! Ok, not always, sadly not even often, but it happens just enough to give me hope to push on. I'm not getting much hope outta this one.

Maybe I'll pick up the last book in a little bit. Idk, I'll see how I'm feeling.
Dec 14, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-once
Jun 07, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Jun 06, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Amanda K
Also reviewed on my blog, The Vintage Bookworm. (

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
Jul 09, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-i-own, signed
Leah Clifford awed readers with her fresh and original idea in her debut, A Touch Mortal. Her awesome storyline is back for another ride in A Touch Morbid. Gabe is now Fallen, and everyone needs his good-guy personality back. Az is about to Fall without his best friend there to save him from it. Eden is terribly sick, but unsure why since she cannot die (or can she?). Kristin makes a new alliance that turns into an unexpected romance that she is not ready for. Gabe needs to come back from the da ...more
I was extremely excited when I got a chance to read this ARC. I was then disappointed when I went back and read my review of A Touch Mortal. I remembered it quite well, but apparently not the things that irked me. My review is less positive than I’d remembered. Apparently Clifford wrote a story that was memorable enough for me to forget much of what I didn’t like. I chose not to let my anticipation be killed by that, and excitedly dove in. I started reading.

And kept reading.

And kept reading.

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
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
A Touch Morbid continues were the first book ends pretty much. This book is hard to review without spoilers so if you haven't read the first book do so. Eden has her love Az at her side but it has come at a price. They can not kiss but they can't stay away either. Gabe seems to be lost to everyone and they all want to know where is with a few people questioning what happened to him. Kristen especially needs to find Gabe. Eden seems to be getting ill and tries to hide it from Az. Now on top of th ...more
Klaudia Janek
Aug 29, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: libres
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
Jennifer Strand
Review originally posted at on 02/23/12:

Alright, first things first. Leah Clifford has managed to make me crush on evil incarnate. That’s something I just never really expected from myself. I even showered in holy water after finishing this book, but my crush on Luke still lingers. Thanks, Leah. *sigh*

Back to our regularly scheduled review:

Fans of A Touch Mortal are going to enjoy this book immensely. The same darkness from the first book of the series carries forward
Angela  M
Nov 05, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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

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
Tara SG
Dec 03, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya, paranormal, hardcopy
* * 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,
Jun 01, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: recommended
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
Jul 06, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
OK...I admit I had my doubts going into the second novel because I was simply SO disturbed by the cavalier way these "divine beings" were treating mortals. Maybe for me the "rules" in which the factions of Upstairs and Downstairs operate seem lax. Where angels can commit "flagrant fouls" so to speak and be put in a kind of eternal penalty box. Free will and choice play a major part, but at some point all the choices seem to be poor ones.

I had trouble getting hooked into the novel until about mid
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Other books in the series

A Touch Trilogy (3 books)
  • A Touch Mortal (Sider #1)
  • A Touch Menacing (A Touch Trilogy, #3)