A Touch Morbid

A Touch Morbid

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by Leah Clifford
     
 

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Eden saved Az.

She fought and sacrificed and won him back from the most evil of evils. Now is the time for happily-ever-afters, right?

Not so fast.

A boy—even an angel—is hardly the solution to Eden’s problems. She’s still caught between life and death, still cursed to spread poison with her touch. She’s lost one best

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Eden saved Az.

She fought and sacrificed and won him back from the most evil of evils. Now is the time for happily-ever-afters, right?

Not so fast.

A boy—even an angel—is hardly the solution to Eden’s problems. She’s still caught between life and death, still cursed to spread poison with her touch. She’s lost one best friend and another is quickly unraveling. And now something is happening to the mortals. Something very, very bad.

What happens in the dark spaces? The ones between life and death, love and hate, betrayal and redemption, sanity and delusion.

Or good and evil.

Eden is about to find out.

The riveting sequel to A Touch Mortal

Editorial Reviews

VOYA - Alissa Lauzon
The sequel to A Touch Mortal (HarperCollins, 2011/VOYA June 2011) picks up shortly after the previous book ends. Enid, Az, and Jarrod are left to deal with the fallout of Gabriel's fall. To add to the chaos, Enid has developed a mysterious illness, which she is hiding from them all. Jarrod brings home another lost girl who has a past that could be as dangerous as the last girl he rescued. Az is keeping secrets that threaten not only his relationship with Enid, but also his status as a half-fallen angel. As Kristen is losing her battle with schizophrenia, the group is forced to rely on Madeline for help, even though they are not sure they can fully trust her. As always, there is the battle with Luke and the constant fear of the Bound and what will happen if they should discover the Siders. Clifford immediately picks up her story, devoting no time to reminding readers of some of the nuances of her world or previous plot elements. Readers who have not read A Touch Mortal will struggle with a lot of the details of the story. Readers who have been anxiously awaiting the newest installment in Enid's adventures, however, will not be disappointed. An intricately crafted plot, a dark edgy world, and dynamic, believable characters are the strengths of this story. Secondary characters are even more compelling and interesting than Enid and Az in many ways. Readers who are able to get past the slow start and confusion will be drawn in as the story builds frantically. Like the previous installment, the story comes to an abrupt, unexpected ending that will leave readers with more questions than answers. Purchase where the first in the series was popular. Reviewer: Alissa Lauzon
Kirkus Reviews
Angels and devils fight grim wars across the five boroughs. Fans of A Touch Mortal (2011) are advised to reread before they pick up this sequel, as none of the myriad plot threads-- some involving delusional, amnesiac or otherwise unreliable narrators--are revisited for forgetful readers. Instead, volume two leads right into a tangle of names: Eden is living with Az and Jarrod, who works with Zach and befriends Sullivan, and all of them distrust Madeline and hide from Luke while seeking Gabe and ignoring Kristen's worsening mental illness... Somewhere in all of this is a paranormal adventure. Eden and allies are mostly Siders, living undead who remain immortal and forgotten after their suicides. Eden and her beloved Az (the angel Azazel, caught in a limbo between heaven and hell) are seeking Gabe, Az's best friend and the angel who Fell at the conclusion of this series' first volume. Inexplicable politics between Eden and the other Sider leaders prevents them from banding together against a common enemy: Luke, otherwise known as Lucifer. As if that weren't bad enough, Heaven's involved now, and neither celestial nor infernal forces seem to be looking out for the best interest of the Siders. Eden has her hands full keeping Az from Falling the rest of the way to hell, seeking Gabe and hiding her own deterioration. Chaotic. (Paranormal romance. 14-16)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062005021
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
02/28/2012
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
1,475,495
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Leah Clifford is the author of A Touch Mortal and A Touch Morbid. She was also an extreme-cave-tour guide, a pizza delivery girl, a waitress, and a grocery store clerk before becoming a full-time writer. She lives near Cleveland, Ohio.

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