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3.95  ·  Rating details ·  105 Ratings  ·  55 Reviews
It takes only half a second…

…Like those commercials where a crash test dummy rockets forward at high speed and slams into a wall.
…In that instant, every thought in Emma Lynn Walsh’s head collides with mine—every thought, memory, hope, disappointment and dream.
…I open my eyes to see Dr. Walsh peering at me, a puzzled expression on her face.

“Let—go—of—me,” I order though cle
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Kindle Edition, 167 pages
Published June 23rd 2014 by Hallowed Ink Press (first published June 19th 2014)
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Laurisa Reyes At the present, there is no sequel for Contact. However, I have a seedling of an idea for a sequel, but not sure when I'll start writing it. If you…moreAt the present, there is no sequel for Contact. However, I have a seedling of an idea for a sequel, but not sure when I'll start writing it. If you like my writing, you might take a peek at my fantasy series, The Crystal Keeper. Book I, Exile, is free in digital format. Enjoy!(less)

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Anne
3.5 stars

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Contact was a fun young adult book. It didn't blow me out of the water, but it kept me interested enough to keep flipping the pages.

As the title implies, whenever Mira touches anyone, she gets their whole life history downloaded into her mind. It's a fairly new phenomenon, she's pretty freaked out, and she's already attempted suicide twice when the book opens.
Full Disclosure Time:
I had just finished a story about a girl with powers who felt driven to k
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James Cox
Dec 09, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This had a lot of dark and twisted moments. It was a great story. I'm looking forward to the next book!
Tati
May 24, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
I’d like to thank NetGalley and Hallowed Ink Press for providing me with a free copy in exchange for an honest review.

I was looking for a fast-paced book, and I found it in Contact. It just doesn’t let the reader go. When I first started it, I told myself, only ten minutes. I only managed to drag myself away from it thirty minutes later (that’s how long it took for the rational side of my brain to seize control and remind me that I had to wake up at 4:30 a.m. the next morning).

Mira is a very str
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Carlyle Labuschagne
Mar 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
What a great read. The story had me glued to the pages. Contact had everything a reader seeks to escape between the pages. Mystery, romance, powers, drama and action. We follow a 16 year old girl who feels she is cursed with a horrible ability, what makes it worse it that no one believes her. She struggles to hold it together, feeling even more pressured by the fact that her father is a very important man and always in the media. When her mother is murder she will find her abilities a very cruci ...more
The TBR Pile *Book review site*
What a rush! What a ride! This book is freaking epic! And sad, hopeful, shocking, I’m trying to gather all my thoughts for the review. (Even if you don’t usually read young adult, give this book a try!) http://thetbrpile.weebly.com/reviews/...
Jenny
May 01, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult, sci-fi
Contact had me hooked from chapter one! The idea that you could know someone's thoughts and memories from a single touch was intriguing. Add just the right amount of romance and suspense and you end up with a very exciting story. Hoping to see this as a series.
Eve (Functioning Insanity Reviews)
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Now I was provided Contact by Laurisa White Reyes by NetGalley and Hallowed Ink Press to read and review. This is an ARC and is set to come out June 23rd. This is a story about a girl, Mira, who tries to kill herself. We join her after her second failed attempt. She isn't depressed and suicidal as you might initially think, no she has a deeper reason. Every time she comes into contact with someone, skin to skin, for even just a second she can see everythi
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Ri
May 11, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
4.5 stars!

This review was originally posted on my blog, Hiveretcafe


I received an e-ARC of this book from NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion. This fact in no way affects my review except for the existence of the review itself. I received no compensation whatsoever for the review.


This book did not turn out to be what I expected! I expected to be reading a book that really focuses in on the fact that Mira has supernatural powers and while Contact does have some focus on the powers them
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Amber (The Book Bratz)
This review and more can be found at The Book Bratz



"It takes only half a second…

…Like those commercials where a crash test dummy rockets forward at high speed and slams into a wall.
…In that instant, every thought in Emma Lynn Walsh’s head collides with mine—every thought, memory, hope, disappointment and dream.
…I open my eyes to see Dr. Walsh peering at me, a puzzled expression on her face.

“Let—go—of—me,” I order though clenched teeth."


I was hooked at chapter one. I was able to relate with Mira
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Rachel Valentine
May 18, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
More of my reviews can be read on my blog Reviews For The Living And The Undead . Feel free to follow me. I love when people follow my blog.

Netgalley gave me this book in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!

Contact by Laurisa White Reyes

Mira has already tried to commit suicide two times, but she has failed both times. She shouldn't be depressed because of a drug that is supposed to prevent people from getting depression, but all that has managed to do was give her the power to see every p
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Kristyn

https://areaderlivesa1000lives.blogsp...

I got approved to read this book through netgalley. It sounded intriguing, to say the least. Mira sees people's whole life flash in her mind when she touches them. Their hopes, dreams, memories. She hates it so much, se tries to commit suicide twice. Her mom is the only person who seems to believe her and who is there for her. Her father is this big wig in this company who eradicates depression and mental disorders in teens. He also is running for governor
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Stephanie
Jun 20, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I got a complimentary copy of this book via Netgalley as part of a blog tour.
I raced through this book it was a very quick read and I think that is due in large part to the very mysterious plot that kept me reading on wanting to find answers as bad as Mira did. I enjoyed the writing cause as I said the pace was fast and it stayed that way from start to finish, my only issue is that I wish there was a little bit more of an explanation on Mira's power of course it is touched on a talked about a li
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Itsy Bitsy Book Bits
Mar 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
Mira wants to die. She’s attempted suicide twice already and failed. Every time she comes in contact with another person, skin to skin, that person’s psyche uploads into hers. While her psychologist considers this a gift, for Mira it’s a curse from which she cannot escape.

To make matters worse, Mira’s father is being investigated for the deaths of several volunteer test subjects of the miracle drug Gaudium. Shortly after Mira’s mother starts asking questions, she ends up in a coma. Although her
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Kami
Jun 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When 16-year-old Mira touches another person she know everything they know, every thought they've ever had, every memory. Because of this curse, Mira has attempted suicide twice. Her father works for a company that created a miracle drug that ends mental illness, but killed volunteer test subjects. This is a really well written story with an intriguing plot. The pacing is really good and I really liked Mira. The story drew me in and held my interest. There is a sweet love interest named David wh ...more
Amber
Feb 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book I have read by Laurisa White Reyes. She immediately grabbed my attention in Contact and once I started I couldn't put the story down. The imagination and detail that went into Contact is just beyond epic. I love that Laurisa brought diversity to the table in this story, as a mother with hispanic children its nice to be able to read stories they can somewhat relate to even if it is Urban Fantasy. I loved the characters, there was never a dull moment, there was always some t ...more
Kathleen
May 31, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was hooked from the beginning. Mira is such an interesting character. The pace of this book was just right for a ya novel. I found the idea
and the story unique and compelling. I found myself staying up late to read just a little more, and then a little more...I just wanted to find out what happened next. I would love to read a sequel, because I think Mira has more story to tell. The author has a new, fresh perspective. Her writing reflects an understanding of generational and cultural points
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L.L. Hunter
Apr 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Wow! Contact is such an explosive read. The way Mira explains how it feels when she touches someone, minus the physical pain was how I felt when I read Contact. Mira has the ability to see someone's memories and feelings just by touching them. It makes it hard for Mira to form relationships or even leave the house. Then she meets David. Sexy and cute David who begins to change Mira and show her that it's going to be okay. Then a series of events begun to unravel: betrayals, lies, secrets all mak ...more
Kelly Akemann
May 24, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really liked this book. It gripped me from the very beginning and kept me in its grasp til the very end. There were many twists and turns that made me not want to put down the story. I was on edge most of the second half of the story. The characters are well described and are very impressionable. I particularly was intrigued by her father and Jordan. I would high recommend people recommend people read this book.
Kimmie Ellis
Jun 15, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
loved it! The book does not disappoint. I was drawn in from the start and didn't want to put it down until I was finished. I was pleasantly surprised reading I thought I knew how it was going to end, but I was wrong. Hoepfully the author writes a sequel.
Christine Kirchoff
I can see why this book is an editor's pick. What a freaking epic read! http://thetbrpile.weebly.com/reviews/...
Kels Fidler
This review and many others can be found on my blog: literatureobsessed.blogspot.com.
Emma Michaels
Feb 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Review coming soon!
Conny
Jun 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-star-books
This book took me by suprise, I LOVED IT !!!
A page turner, and I even cried some tears ...
I wonder if it's a stand alone book?
I could read another one ...
Amber Garr
Apr 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars.

Full review to come later!
Ravencrantz
I was wary when it said the main character tried to kill herself, I wasn't sure that's what I wanted to read right now. But I honestly hate leaving netgalley books unfinished, so i gave it a shot. I was skeptical when scientists in this world supposedly "cured" depression, but I'm drawing the line at "eradicating autism". Autism isn't something that needs to be eradicated, it isn't something that needs to be cured. Stop pushing that idea and listen to actual autistic people and what they need an ...more
Sher A. Hart
Jun 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
Contact surprised me in multiple ways, all pleasant. It seemed set in the very near future with a few important differences – the SF equivalent of magical realism. I love SF and fantasy, but most books without a lot of futuristic or fantastic elements usually bore me. Not so with Contact. The miracle drugs setting the plot in motion didn’t strain my credulity, an advantage paired with Mira’s reaction to skin contact.


The action built suspense at a good pace to keep me guessing, so I kept turning
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JL Henry
I received a copy of this book from NetGalley, and it was archived before I got a chance to download it so I took a look at the sample available on amazon. It was good, so I bought it.

Four or five screens beyond the sample we learn the reason behind Mira's two suicide attempts is (view spoiler). Up until then I was all about the book--the protag has a "condition" that makes her pretty
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Tonja Drecker
Jul 03, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This books starts out with an attention grabber--the main character, Mira, is in the hospital after trying to commit suicide. Her mother is concerned; her father is off on another campaign trip for the up-coming election. We learn quickly that Mira has a gift (or curse). Whenever someone makes skin contact with her, she receives an instant zap of all their memories. The only person immune to her powers is her father.

We enter Mira's world, one with a loving mother, never home father and a body gu
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Sharon Tyler
Jul 24, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Contact by Laurisa White Reyes is a young adult novel about sixteen year old Mira, a girl with a unique ability that is driving her to attempt suicide. When ever she touches anyone else skin to skin she gains their every thought and memory. Some might see this as a gift, but Mira sees it as a curse. Complications are mounting, as if things are not hard enough for Mira. Her father is being investigated for misconduct in unsanctioned drug trials that lead to the deaths of several volunteers, and M ...more
Lekeisha The Booknerd
Mira Ortiz is in the hospital, yet again, for another suicide attempt. She just wants it all to go away– the memories, feelings, emotions, etc… from touching other people. She realizes that she has always had that feeling of reading ones emotions, but since she recently was immunized with the drug, Gaudium, it has become more enhanced. As she’s leaving her therapist’s office, she trips and falls over David (She literally falls in love with him). Days later she bumps into him again at one of her ...more
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