BOOK REVIEW: The Coldest Touch by Isabel Sterling

The Coldest Touch by Isabel Sterling

Release Date: December 7, 2021

Page Count: 384 pages

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐


Elise Beaumont is cursed. With every touch, she experiences exactly how her loved ones will die. And after her brother’s death—a death she predicted but was unable to prevent—Elise is desperate to get rid of her terrible gift, no matter the cost.

Claire Montgomery also has a unique relationship with death, mostly because she’s already dead. Technically, anyway. Claire is a vampire, and she’s been assigned by the Veil to help Elise master her rare Death Oracle powers.

At first, Elise is reluctant to work with a vampire, but when she predicts a teacher’s imminent murder, she’s determined to stop the violent death, even if it means sacrificing her own future to secure Claire’s help.

The trouble is, Claire and Elise aren’t the only paranormals in town—a killer is stalking the streets, and Claire can’t seem to shake the pull she feels toward Elise, a romance that could upend the Veil’s mission. But as Elise and Claire grow closer, Elise begins to wonder—can she really trust someone tasked with securing her loyalty? Someone who could so easily kill her? Someone who might hold the key to unraveling her brother’s mysterious death?


I saw sapphics and vampires and I jumped on this one! I really enjoyed this one. Written in dual POV, we have Claire, vampie stuck as a 17 year old and Elise, whose trying to understand her new abilities.

Elise’s power to see death via touch has caused her to shut herself out but with Claire she can finally relax as she sees nothing. This is a slowburn romance with a fast paced plot. Another great thing is the friendship between Elise, Maggie and Brandon. It was so beautifully portrayed.

I also enjoyed the mentor relationship between Claire and Wyn and I love that they were more like siblings. Also yes to nonbinary vampires!

Overall it was really fun and I would definitely love if we get a sequel ’cause I love seeing them be a couple and see their relationship grow.

*ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest and unbiased review

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