Monday, 19 May 2014

Touched (Sense Thieves #1) by Corrine Jackson

Touched (Sense Thieves, #1)
Blurb (from Goodreads):
Time may not heal all wounds—but she can.

You'd think being able to heal people with a touch would be a blessing. But to 17-year-old Remy O'Malley, it's more like a curse.

Every injury Remy heals becomes her own. She lives in fear of the day she's forced to mend a wound from which she can't recover--and she's desperate to keep her amazing ability a secret.

Enter Asher Blackwell, a scarred eighteen-year-old with dangerous powers of his own. Asher seems to know more about Remy's abilities than she does--and maybe more than he's letting on. If she opens up to him, she might find out what it truly means to be a Healer. But she'll also expose herself to capture by an old and very determined enemy. And if they catch her, they won't just injure her.

They'll kill her.

Touched by Corrine Jackson

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Touched (Sense Thieves, #1)(Source: I own a copy of this book.)
17-year-old Remy has a special gift – she can heal people with just a touch, and absorb their injury into herself. When Remy and her mother both end up in hospital following a beating from Remy’s step-father, Remy goes to live with her father instead, and meets bad-boy Asher, who seems to like her.
Why is Remy able to heal? What secret is Asher hiding? And who else knows Remy’s secret?

This was a really good story, even if it was a bit cliché at times.

I liked Remy even if she was a bit too self-sacrificing. She was so selfless that she willingly endured other people’s pain, which at times put her in a really weak position, and left her open to attack.
I have to say that I really liked Asher! He was so sweet, and I loved the way he flirted with Remy.

I liked the storyline, even though I could see how it might have been compared to twilight (immortal boy, fast car, living with father, bad guy out to get her etc.), and I liked the writing too. I also really liked the little twists in this story, and liked the bits that I didn’t expect.
There was some romance, and again, I really liked Asher! They made a really cute couple, and I liked the way their relationship worked.
The ending was good, and I liked the action. I did think that one of the things revealed in the epilogue was maybe a little obvious, but that didn’t spoil the story. We were left with a bit of a cliff-hanger, but to be honest I expected that. I’m looking forward to book two to find out what happens to Remy and Asher next!
Overall; great YA paranormal romance,
8 out of 10.

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