A Touch Morbid (A Touch Trilogy, #2)- Leah Clifford
“Every minute hurt worse and this voice in my ear, the whole time it kept whispering how easy it would be to Fall, how the pain would go away. Hour after hour,” he said, stroking her shoulder softly with each word. “But I wouldn’t listen. Because I knew no matter how much it hurt, it would hurt you more if I gave in.”
“Gabe had nothing to do with me making it through that day, Eden. It was you. It’s still you. It’s always going to be you.” Her hand rested against his chest, his heart beating strong under her fingers. “If I made it through that day on the roof, I can make it through anything else. They can pressure me, they can try to sway me, but I’d never choose to leave you. Gabe knew that. He’s counting on it.”
“Is that Lucky Charms?” Kristen didn’t hide her amusement.
He rolled his eyes. “My one weakness, aside from you.”
“Laying it on a bit thick, no?” She grabbed one bowl and poured in milk while shaking her head. “Big, bad Lucifer eating marshmallow cereal. That just makes my morning.”
“So you have a thing for dead boys or what?”
“Are you kidding me? Half the movies out there these days are about girls getting with vampire guys or werewolf guys or some other supernatural hotness. I’m living the dream.” She sighed, a fake dreamy sound. “Lucky me. The envy of thirteen-year-olds coast-to-coast.”
It’s twisted, it’s gritty, it’s raw, and just a little grungy. It’s the perfect combination of light comedy, sizzling passion, and soul searing darkness that eats away at your understanding of the dichotomy between good and evil. A Touch Morbid is even better than A Touch Mortal and achieves exactly the anticipation for the finale that a sequel should.
Plot: Picking up right where A Touch Mortal left off, Gabe has Fallen, Luke is still evil, Eden is back with Az but still the temptation of giving in to the Fall haunts his every thought. Kristen has hit rock bottom. Her OCD and schizophrenia have teamed up to wreak havoc on nearly every aspect of her life. She needs her best friend Gabe to mend her tattered mind but he’s busy fending off demons sent by Luke to pressure him into turning to the dark side. Meanwhile, a new threat is in town. Word on the street is that some Siders are passing off Touch to humans as a new drug. Now humans are becoming addicted and Eden doesn’t know what to do about it besides teaming up with Madeline. Just when things can’t seem to get any worse, Eden starts getting severe pain and her skin is flecking off dark soot. Turns out there’s more than one way for a Sider to die. The rulers Upstairs and Downstairs both know about the Sider problem and are working to end their existence. With certain death looming from both angels and demons chances for survival are slim.
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