March 23, 2012

Rated A - For Awesome (Oh, and PG-13+)

Now Playing: Seven Devils - Florence and the Machine

Hey guys! Hiatus is over! School is on break and The Hunger Games is out in theaters. If you're reading my blog before you're seeing it, get off my blog and go watch it. Or if reading it mobile, then you person are awesome.

But onto the awesome-sauce that is A Touch Morbid, which I just finished reading after waiting forever for its release date.
Spoiler ahead if you haven't read it but I think I can hide those pretty well. So the PG-13+ was for the following words in this blog post which will contain expletives, only because I've been reading too much Luke-Kristen fan fiction. I kid, I haven't seen any fanfiction of the like. Onto the review aspect. Be warned, I will be liberal with my f-bombs (curse you Eden and Luke!)

Goodreads says:

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.

Holy shit guys. LIKE WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK DID I JUST READ. Leah Clifford knows how to give one helluva cliffhanger. I do believe she did this:

The popular #myfeelings tag from tumblr could aptly describe what I felt through the book such as (but not limited to): Kicking walls, tripping on my way to Chinese, Physics and History classes, screaming at more walls, not functioning properly in English class, oh and forgetting to turn in books because I was so engrossed in it. 
Anyways, the gist is in the blurb but (ala parodying Twilight):
"About three things you will be absolutely positive after A Touch Morbid.

First, the line between good and bad (for EVERYONE; Bound, Fallen, Siders) is totally fucked. 

Second, there is a part of Gabe-
and you don't know how large a part that might be-
legit scares the shit out of you for half  of the book.

And third, you will  unconditionally and irrevocably have a love-hate relationship with 

Leah after the last  sentence of the book." 

This is my review in a nutshell, but come on, you wanna know the good stuff. 
Okay so this is a few months  after Eden and her crew (the guy with the hero-complex, Jarrod and Az) kill Libby (the once thought crazy bitch (but not really, because good and bad is blurred), a Sider turned by Luke), Adam (the asshat who I distrusted since I first met him) and threw Luke (aka Lucifer) off a roof, but not after Jarrod is thrown from the roof as well.

He uttered the famous "skin and concrete do not mix" line.

Gabe is Fallen and he's fighting off the darkness that threatens to turn him into a Hulk-like monster. Kristen, (remember her, the grave robber with impeccable Victorian style and Eden's mentor if you will), plays a key role in the story. See, she's schizophrenic and Gabe would normally purge the darkness from her mind. But then Gabe Falls, and Kristen seems to start wandering off the deep-end. And then shit gets complicated when Luke is brought in (as a hero to Kristen, but really, just a giant jackass (one you love to hate).  Az is constantly on the verge of Falling but his love for Eden keeps him going strong. This is where I really get bored of the romance story line, but Az and Eden are so fucked you want them to STAY TOGETHER! and Eden.... well, let's just say "Life's a bitch and then you die" needs to be remade so "Life's a bitch, and then you die, and death is an even bigger bitch!"
or in our case, everytime Leah gives you an answer but ten more questions

So, for every answer answered, ten more questions are raised. And that is all I can tell you without giving away the big ass plot that will lead to twenty thousand more questions. Sorry guys!

And with that, peace out guys, may the odds be ever in favor, have an awesome spring break fellow teen readers (if yours has started around the same as mine) and keep calm and wait for ATM3. Or Season 2 of Game of Thrones, because come on, it's realistically closer. ;)

- Jaz!

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