Thursday, March 14, 2013

Touched by Corrine Jackson

Touched (Sense Thieves, #1)

Remy O’Malley heals people with touch—but every injury she cures becomes her own. Living in a household with an abusive stepfather, she has healed untold numbers of broken bones, burns,and bruises. And then one night her stepfather goes too far.
Being sent to live with her estranged father offers a clean start and she is eager to take it. Enter Asher Blackwell. Once a Protector of Healers, Asher sacrificed his senses to become immortal. Only by killing a Healer can a Protector recover their human senses. Falling in love is against the rules between these two enemies. Because Remy has the power to make Protectors human again, and when they find out, they’ll be coming for her—if Asher doesn’t kill her first.

This book was so magnificent. I loved Corrine’s debut novel, If I Lie, so I was excited to start Touched. I loved Touched, however, both books are wildly different. If I Lie was an emotional contemporary novel. Where as Touched is the first in an emotional (in different ways) paranormal series. I devoured Touched. I read most of it before meeting Corrine at a book signing, and then read the rest on the way home from the signing. This book is seriously addicting, so if you start reading it (which you should), you should make sure to carve out a few hours because you’ll most likely want to read it straight through.

Remy was awesome. I loved how kickass she was- and how she wasn’t afraid to stand up to people. The power that she had, being able to heal people was really interesting. I especially like that her power isn’t just one sided. Using it has its consequences, and even though it hurts Remy to heal people, she still makes the choice to help. Asher is gorgeous. It’s really apparent that he’s a YA boy, though. Some parts about him were stereotypical. Asher was dark, brooding, and mysterious. That being said, I still loved him.

Touched was a great book. The characters were well written and the story was overall really interesting. Corrine Jackson is am amazing writer, and I can’t wait to read the second book in the Touched series!

FTC- Bought.