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Touched (Sense Thieves) Paperback – November 27, 2012
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After one particularly bad attack, Remy is in the hospital. Finally, her father, who she has not seen in years, insists that Remy comes and lives with him. Remy faces a new set of challenges, made interesting by a boy with secrets of his own, Asher.
Older teens and young adults seem like a good audience for this novel because of the violence Remy experiences. Younger readers may be disturbed by the attacks from Remy's mother's boyfriend. Jackson's use of detail and description are impressive. She paints a picture in the mind of the reader. The plot of Touched was predictable, however. I give the book 3.5 out of 5 stars.
*Received a copy for review, this in no way affects my review*
Touched by Corrine Jackson stars Remy, a teenager who leads a troubled life. She has an abusive stepfather, and a mother who won't step in to help her. Remy also has a secret-- she can heal people (and herself), which comes in handy when there are a lot of injuries to heal. Circumstances lead her to live with her father, where she meets the enigmatic Asher Blackwell. She realizes very quickly that he knows more than meets the eye, and that there is something different about him and his family. This book begins her journey to uncovering her own powers as well as learning more about him.
Again, I was so torn by this book. There are some really wonderful moments in this book. I absolutely loved all of the sister moments-- Remy and Lucy are so cute together. I really enjoyed the scenes with Remy getting her to know her father and stepmother and learning how to trust again. I feel like those were the strongest aspects of the book. Another wonderful character that becomes more three dimensional to my delight, was Gabe, Asher's older brother. Jackson knows how to write character-centric novels, her prose is beautiful most of the time, and I am easily able to visualize what she is describing.
Then... I have some concerns with this book. First, this book is way too reminiscent of Twilight.Read more ›
I'm going to start off with the few things that prevented me from giving this a 5 star rating. Overall, I would give this book 4.5 stars if I could, but I couldn't round up because of a couple things:
1)There were some obvious similarities to Twilight. However, I can forgive them because there wasn't THAT many, and they were different enough. I feel like I should point this out to those that think it's a copy of Twilight...everything copies the story now. If you have an immortal guy fall in love with a human, BAM! It's like Twilight, and that's not fair.
2)I didn't like all the nicknames and endearments that Asher used to refer to Remy. I'm not that type of girl, nor will I ever be, which is why I didn't like it. It was funny because for about half the story, Asher called Remy by her name, and didn't call her babe or sweetheart, and then all of a sudden there was this switch. It was, "See you later sweetheart," and "Love you babe!" I was like, what happened?!
3)Lottie, Gabe, and the other side characters (aka Remy's friends). We didn't get much from them.Read more ›
To begin, this book is not for everyone. There are many sequences of physical abuse that are pretty detailed. If violence makes you uncomfortable, this certainly isn't the book for you. Remy's stepfather, Dean, is an alcoholic. He feeds off of not only Remy's pain, but her mother's as well. And instead of allowing him to ruin her life, she allowed him to make her stronger. She wouldn't break under him, despite the fact that he would break her bones because he was so maniacal. She became emotionally fortified and determined to survive--easily one of the toughest characters (both physically and emotionally) that I have found in a long time. I really enjoyed this aspect of Remy's characterization because she wasn't looking for sympathy and pity the way many abused characters do. While the abuse was a huge part of her life that caused her to create a huge shell around herself, when forced to face new situations she slowly opened herself to the possibility of a normal life with friends, family, and most of all, love. It's safe to say I really, really like her.
But I have to say that the most interesting concept of this novel was her "super-power" and the lore that came hand-in-hand with her enemy. Remy has the ability to heal others by touching them.Read more ›
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Disclaimer: I got this book from the public library/Overdrive and have received no compensation from the author or publisher for this honest review. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Lakisha Garcia
While Remy's gone through a lot of pain in her life that would have broken many, I like that she's a warrior at heart. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Jack Murphy
I was a little wary of this series at first, mainly because reviews that said it was a Twilight knockoff (same plot devices). Read morePublished 9 months ago by Bekah @ WillBakeforBooks
This book really grabbed me from the beginning. I admit to not having experience with physical abuse of any kind so I don't know how accurate the psychology is for Remy but it felt... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
If you like vampire( this is not vampires) sort of stories this is enjoyable. I am looking forward to next in series.Published 10 months ago by Marie S.
I really enjoyed this book and am reading the second in the series now. It was different than the Magical Realism/Fantasy/Suspense/Thriller that I usually read. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Amazon Customer
it is nail biting and has a good plot,
I would suggest this for teens and young adults.
I think this book has something for everyone.
TOUCHED BY CORRINE JACKSON – THE SENSE THIEVES TRILOGY – BOOK 1
Book: Touched by Corrine Jackson (Book 1 of the “The Sense Thieves Trilogy”)
Rating: Good,... Read more
Enjoyable despite being a teenage instant love story.
Remy has the power to heal with her touch, the downside is that she takes on the injuries that she heals. Read more