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Touched by Corrine Jackson

Saturday, December 29, 2012
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 becoming for her—if Asher doesn’t kill her first.

This is Book One in the Touched trilogy.

Goodreads Summary

The cycle of abuse can be impossible to break, Remy O’Malley knows this all too well.  Her mother refuses to leave her boyfriend, a scary man who regularly beats Remy and her mother black and blue.  No one realizes how bad it is, however, because Remy is able to heal wounds.  Healing the wounds is not easy; Remy must take them on herself before she can repair the injury.
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.    

3 1/2 Stars

*Reviewed by Kristin*

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  1. The cover is beautiful. The premise is not a new one, either. It almost sounds like Touch of Power by Maria V.Snyder. However, I like books such as this one. I like the idea of being able to heal. If I could have any power in the world, even if I had to take the injuries that I heal into myself, it would still be this one.
    It doesn't sound like Touched is a bad book, really. But predictability is sometimes the touch of death, so to speak, for me in a novel. I don't like to know exactly whats coming before it gets there. Either way, I may check this one out sometime. Thanks for the review!