Thursday, 15 November 2012

Touched by Corrine Jackson

Goodreads Summary : 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 becoming for her—if Asher doesn't kill her first.

Expected publication : November 27th 2012 by Kensington Teen
Format : ARC
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My Rating : 4 of 5 stars

My Thoughts : We have read or heard about touch of death kind of story, more or less; as for example Shatter Me or Cursed, where a death is possible with touch of a bare hand. But if you are fooled by the title Touched, then let me tell you it’s definitely not what you think, rather it’s kind of opposite where a life can be saved by a touch.
Touched was unputdownable story of a girl who can mend others wounds, making them of her own. I was immediately intrigued by the plot line which is vivid and detailed, interlaced with few unexpected twist. Sound unique, isn't it?

Remy is a character I would like spend more time with. Not a perfect girl, she is both broken and strong; a fighter spirit that resides in her, courageous to take other’s pain into her. She is smart and resourceful and kind. Most of the book, Remy struggled with her power, to keep it under control and I felt each bit of her emotions, her fight. She just amazed me that much.
Now enters the bad boy on motorbike, Asher with full on attitude and determination to keep Remy safe. I liked him immediately, what a charming fella he is but Remy is too smart to fall for him instantly like I did because she can’t easily be persuade (Go Girl!).

The romance part was also transited well, along with progress of the story. However according to the book Asher and Remy should be enemy but there strange attraction to each other accumulated the spark and propelled more excitement in the story. The relationship between a healer and a protector has been described well; also the idea behind the reason why Remy isn’t an ordinary healer is well executed.

The book was a little lengthy, in my opinion and I felt few things were dragged unnecessarily which made this book a little slow. Overlooking that, I found this book very original and interesting. The book has many wonderful elements that deliver the promises to be an addicting new series.

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