Touched (Sense Thieves #1)
By Corrine Jackson
Published November 27th, 2012 by Kensington Teen
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 be coming for her—if Asher doesn’t kill her first.
Touched is a different type of book than what I've read. It's intriguing and suspenseful and caught my attention from the very beginning.
Remy can heal people with her touch and then the injuries become her own, but she doesn't know why she can do it. Her stepfather is abusive but her mother doesn't want to do anything about it and then one night he goes too far. After that Remy is sent to live with her real father. She doesn't know much about her father and what she does know isn't totally the truth. Soon Remy finds others who know what she is because they are different as well. But Remy doesn't seem to be safe anywhere because there are many who will want to kill her for her powers.
Remy was a good character and one that I pretty much enjoyed. She has had a hard life and what she has to go through throughout the book is pretty difficult as well. She does grow throughout the book though and that is great to read. She learns about herself and about her heritage. She learns more about her mom and her real dad and she matures. Asher was also a character that I enjoyed, partly because of his name, haha. But he was an interesting character and I enjoyed learning about him and his family.
Like I said, Touched was a different type of book than what I've recently read. I didn't want to put it down once I started and was captivated through most of it. I definitely want to know what will happen next and maybe a little more about the history of the powers that Remy and Asher have. I have a few suspicions about certain characters and how they play into Remy's powers, so I'm eager to see if I'm right as well. Touched is a book that you don't want to miss. Check it out now!