Touched (Sense Thieves #1)
Being sent to live with her estranged father offers a clean start and she is eager to take it. Enter Asher Blackwell. Once a Prote...more
I'm not quite done yet, but let's see...
This girl moves with her dad to this new tiny town. She meets a boy who seems to be intrigued by her immediately. He lives with his siblings, is insanely rich, and is a little mysterious with a reputation to never stick with one girl.
Then when we learn more about him and his powers, we learn that Remy lets him feel again, which is something that he craves--dangerously so--and that him and hi...more
I did it too at the beginning.
Just so you know, except a love-story it has nothing in common with Twilight.
Remy is a Healer. She heals the wounds of the people, or rather absorbs them until the wounds appear on her own body.
Her mother is afraid of Remy's skill and she ignores it while Remy just tries to hide it as good as she can.
It is not that easy because the lover of Remy's mother, Dean, is a violent douchebag. He is beating Remy and...more
Yeah. That's what this is. No doubt about it.
This was.. An interesting, pathetic attempt at copying Twilight. First, the characters:
Remy:First thing I thought of when I heard this name: Renesme. Don't you think so? Remy. Renesme. MMm-hmm. That's what I thought. Next, Jackson tries to make her such a "strong" character. She's always like I'm SO brave. No. You're not. Trust me, she is weak. Heck, she's weaker than Bella. Ugh. She makes me sick. I mean, she's getting A
Color me awesome!!! Touched completely blew me away and totally exceeded my expectations!!
Remy comes from an abused home, taken away from her father by her mother when she was born she has lived with her mother and step-father and endured his abuse alongside her mother for many years. But Remy is no normal girl, for she has the ability to heal others and herself, the catch, any injury she heals she absorbs herself and then must use her own energy to heal it. If thats not en...more
When I saw the early summary for this book, the first thing that came to mind was that the girl had the same ability as the protagonist in Touch of Power, a book I had just finished recently back then. Plus the titles are rather similar too. But then I came across this interview and thought it why not? It sounds interesting.
Then the early reviews came in and mentioned the similarities to Twilight but I still read this because I was curious. For the early part of the book it was really goo...more
I think the problem might be that I have read some really great books lately, with either intense romance, original story lines or just great plots and this book, sadly had neither.
To be totally honest it all felt like I had read it before or like maybe the author had found a step by step formula to writing Young Adult Paranormal and wasn't stra...more
Remy goes to live with her dad after her abusive stepfather goes too far, and hospitalizes her, which usually, wouldn't be a big deal for her, because she has this uncanny ability to heal people and herself, with just a tou...more
The best part about this book is the plot. I loved that it started off hard and raw, leading the reader down a painful road. Then it let up, allowing the reader to stand up, brush off our shoulder, and step into a whole new world. The author did an amazing job in creating a great back round history. I love a...more
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....more
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 bec
Remy is just wow. There are no words for the struggles she has gone through in this book. You want to reach through the pages and just hold her, she is strong, and she is a survivor. She has the power to heal others and their injuries become her own. When things go to far and she gets taken to her dads home, she is happy but scared. She finally feels safe, add in Asher and that safety is threatened but only a l...more
This book is not just inspired by, it's an actual read-alike. You can see Twilight's bones straight through the thin skin of Touched: a young woman who goes to live with her father, a hot, rich, supernatural love interest who's dangerous to the girl and whose good intentions are challenged by the girl, a trumped up reason touching is dangerous, a sister who hates the girl, a brawny brother who maybe hates her maybe likes her, a dangerous pair of friends who ar...more
Touched scored higher with me than its nearly carbon-copied counterpart only because Remy is leaps and bounds more acceptable than Bella Swan. Although all that fire and steel in her backbone is moot point when it's still up to lover boy to come riding to the rescue, catch her when she trips (why do all YA heroines have to trip over EVERYTHING?), and tell her what's best for her because she couldn't possibly know that her...more
Remy O’Malley has a special gift. The seventeen year old can heal people’s injuries with her magical touch. But even though she has this uncanny ability, her own life is broken and flawed from years of abuse at the hands of her stepfather, who beats Remy’s mother on a regular basis. After one particular beating aimed at Remy, the teen’s father comes to her reluctant rescue, forcing her to live with him and his new family. With the seed of hope in...more
Yeah. Like I said, nothing new here in trope-ville.
Yet....I read it in one gulp. Remy's been protecting her mother from abuse for a long time. She does this by healing her with a touch. Only, when Remy "heals" another person, she takes that injury...more
This book was really entertaining and I could not put it down. I loved Asher! He said some swoon wort...more
Und wäre das schon nicht schlimm genug, muss Remy auch n...more
Because so many people have reviewed this book who have a lot more experience of this genre, I don't have much to offer except as a reader who is relatively new to books about super-normal ab...more
I Loved touched.It was such an enjoyable read..definitely a page turner!Remy was quite the character I instantly fell in love with her.Who doesn't love when someone cares more about others then themselves?Im so happy that she was ab...more
You might think this book is about romance--again, yes, technically, that's in there. And it's a gorgeous romance between Remy and Asher, two lonely young p...more
Remy ist 17 und lebt in NewYork bei ihrer Mutter und deren neuen Ehemann Dean, der die beiden jedoch immer verprügelt und nur säuft. Remy hat Fähigkeiten, durch die sie Menschen und sich selbst durch bloße Berührung heilen kann, und so kommt ihre Mutter immer glimpflich davon. Als Remy jedoch nach einer Attacke ins Krankenhaus muss, tritt ihr leiblicher Vater Ben an, um sie zu seiner perfekten Familie nach Maine zu holen. Dort freundet sie sich mit ihrer quirligen Halbschwester Lucy gut an...more
Ernüchternd und bewegend.
Auwühlend als auch fantasievoll.
Eine Liebe vor dem Hintergrund eines aus
Angst, Gewalt sowie Geheimnistuereien geprägten Lebens und
der Hoffnung auf einen sehnsüchtig herbeigwünschten Neuanfang.
Allgemeines: Es ist mir eine große Freude euch ein Buch vorzustellen, welches im Genre Romatasy im Jugenbuchbereich bereits großes Aufsehen erregt hat. Daher behandle ich heute das Buch "Touched – Der Preis der Unsterblichkeit" von Corrine Jackson aus dem Thiene...more
...fühlt es sich an, als Asher in ihr Leben tritt. Doch sich ihm zu nähern , bedeutet tödliche Gefahr. Funken sprühen, sobald sie sich berühren, und diese machtvolle Energie ist kaum zu bändigen. Aber Remy will nichts mehr riskieren, zu viele Jahre hat sie gelitten unter ihrem gewalttätigen Stiefvater und der Feigheit ihrer Mutter, deren Schmerzen sie immer wieder auf sich nahm. Denn Remy verfügt über eine einzigartige Fähigkeit - sie kann Menschen durch Berührunge...more
Remy war eine Figur, die kontrastlastiger nicht sein können. Am Anfang des Buches kam sie mir wie eine Rebellin vor. Eine tickende Zeitbombe. Doch je mehr ich über sie erfuhr und in ihre Gedanken verwickelt wurde, desto stärker wusste ich nicht was ich über sie denken sollte. Sie kam als ein zusammengeschlagenes und gebrochenes Wesen zu ihrem Vater in eine andere Stadt. Doch scheinbar war sie gar nicht so zerbrechlich wie ich dachte. Denn je länger sie Zeit mit Asher verbrachte, desto unausgegli...more
Als Dean diese Fähigkeit bemerkt, quält er Remy noch mehr.
Eines Tages, als Remy schwer verletzt im Krankenhaus liegt, taucht dort ihr Vater Ben auf. Dieser nimmt Remy mit zu sich und seiner Familie. Er ist ein liebender Familienvater,...more
Inhalt: Remy ist 17 und lebte bisher bei ihrer Mutter und ihrem gewaltätigen Stiefvater Dean, der sie und ihre Mutter regelmäßig schwer misshandelte. Nachdem Mutter und Tochter wieder einmal im Krankenhaus gelandet sind, beschließt Remys Vater Ben seine Tochter zu sich, seiner Frau Laura und seiner zweiten Tochter Lu...more
Potential spoilers ahead
It started off well, showing how Remy had lived, protecting her mum and also healing her. But once she moved in with her dad, the plot went sour for me. Every page I read somehow reminded me of Twilight. I enjoyed twilight when I first read it when it came out years ago. But reading Touched just made me fe...more