by Leah Clifford
Release Date: February 28, 2012
Format: Young Adult Paranormal
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.
Fictitious Delicious Rating: 4
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 into its sequel. Most of the characters return to deal with all the shizz that went down with you know who’s at you know where. (See? Spoiler free reviews are EASY) What surprised me the most about this book is how my loyalties changed during one of the twists, or it may have been a turn, that Clifford threw in.
I adored Eden in A Touch Mortal. I fed off her anger and was completely on board with the decisions she made. My heart ached for her. In A Touch Morbid? Not so much. There were a few times when I kinda sorta wanted to ring her neck. And Az, too. I seriously think we should all chip in and send them both a copy of “Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus” with orders to go to their (separate) rooms until they’ve finished all 286 pages. I was a little frustrated, but I still hold out hope for them.
The twist comes along in the form of a once sharp, sassy Kristen who returns to us in a state we’ve only seen referenced before. Her storyline progresses, or dare I say REgresses, down a path I found both frightening and exhilarating. I hope she rules the world before this series is over.
Oh, and one last piece of advice: Watch your back while standing alone minding your own business in NYC subway stations, okay? Okay.
Oh, and one more last last thing. You have to see the trailers for this book. They're equal parts creepy and beautiful. AND PATRICIA'S (from Two Chicks on Books) REVIEW IS BLURBED! AAHHH! I know someone famous!
Eden & Az's Trailer: You guys know how I feel about a boy in a knit cap, right? *thud*
Kristen's Trailer: Yeah, um. I'm going to need some more holy water. STAT.