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Touch of Death

Touch of Death

By Taylor Munsell
Categories: Young Adult Fiction, Wizards & Witches, Lgbt, Contemporary, Paranormal, Occult & Supernatural
Imprint: CamCat Books
Hardcover : 9780744310238, 320 pages, September 2024
Paperback (Large print edition) : 9780744310290, 470 pages, September 2024
Ebook (EPUB) : 9780744310252, September 2024
Expected to ship: 2024-09-17
Expected to ship: 2024-09-17

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George, a sixteen-year-old death witch and medium, hates her “gift” of experiencing someone’s future death with a touch, but when she sees herself killing the new student, she must embrace her magic before blood stains her hands.


Death is permanent. Even if it hasn’t happened yet.

With just a touch, George experiences a person's future death. High school is hard enough, but sixteen-year-old death witch Georgiana “George” Colburn can’t seem to catch a break. Even Jen’s ghost, the recently deceased popular girl who ignored George in life, won’t leave her alone. George is convinced her life can’t get any worse. That is until she bumps into the new student and experiences his death at her hand.

When a coven mate, Trixie, offers to help her with her magic, George finds herself with a new friend and crush, but she knows even if she found the courage to ask her out, a relationship is impossible: she’d never be able to touch her. With the help of her friends, George must face her fears and learn to embrace her powers to unlock the secrets of her magic before blood stains her hands.

For readers who enjoy These Witches Don’t Burn by Isabel Sterling, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, and Legendborn by Tracy Deonn.


“A spooky yet heartfelt exploration of grief and self discovery.” —Zachary Tyler Linville, author of Welcome to Deadland

“Set against the backdrop of the quaint, coven-run town of Windrop, where the dead don’t leave,Taylor Munsell’s debut novel Touch of Death is a delightfully witchy coming-of-age story. With magic, sweet romance and a mystical murder spree, I was up late reading.” —Kendare Blake, #1 NYT bestselling author of Three Dark Crowns

Touch of Death is a poignant journey of heartache and healing amidst the dangers of deadly witchcraft and the equally perilous adventure that is high school.” —Emily Thiede, author of This Vicious Grace

Touch of Death is an engaging tale of perilous magic and ancient monsters. Taylor has stirred together a bewitching brew of fate, identity, and grief.” —Matthew J. Kirby, Edgar Award–winning author

“Via appropriately eerie prose that fits in well with its witchy contemporaries, debut author Munsell smartly balances horror beats with sardonic humor; steady pacing and a pervading sense of dread anchors the myriad interconnected story lines.” Publishers Weekly