Friday, February 3, 2012

Review: A Touch Morbid by Leah Clifford

Published: Greenwillow (February 28, 2012)
Pages: 299
Format: Hardcover
Series: Book 2 of 3
Source: ARC from Publisher
GR Summary: 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 romance that will haunt readers with an inventive mythology and a cinematic New York City filled with shadows and longing.

My Thoughts: Just when I thought it couldn't any more dark and dismal... After the insanity that was A Touch Mortal, A Touch Morbid definitely lives up to its predecessor. And Leah Clifford LIES, people. This is definitely not just a "touch" morbid. It's as if the Grim Reaper formed this 300 page book out of severed body parts. BUT I LOVE IT. And Eden's wicked green highlights.

There were some moments within Morbid where I was legitimately scared. As per the ending of Mortal, we know Gabe has fallen. GABE. You kill me. You kill me dead with your goodness, even with your flaws. And he definitely pays for it in Morbid. Seeing the struggles that Gabe is forced to endure made me wince a couple times.

Az and Eden are as adorable and tortured as ever. Why can't these two just have their happiness? Honestly. I guess it wouldn't be nearly as fun for readers if they did. And there wouldn't be much of a story to tell, because it just wouldn't be wonderfully angsty without the struggles. I am terrifyingly in love with this world.

We have a girl being consumed from the inside out. We have good vs. evil. We have Luke, who is way so intriguing that it pushes the envelope of my comfort level, given what he is. We have scary, scary demons. We have addiction. Throw these all together with amazing plot twists and SO MUCH ANGST that my heart cannot handle it and you have yourself an unputdownable read.