Saturday, March 23, 2013

[Book Review] Jenny Pox

Jenny Pox (The Paranormals, #1)Jenny Pox by J.L. Bryan
Eighteen-year-old Jenny Morton has a horrific secret: her touch spreads a deadly supernatural plague, the "Jenny pox." She lives by a single rule: Never touch anyone. A lifetime of avoiding any physical contact with others has made her isolated and painfully lonely in her small rural town.

Then she meets the one boy she can touch. Jenny feels herself falling for Seth...but if she's going to be with him, Jenny must learn to use the deadly pox inside her to confront his ruthless and manipulative girlfriend Ashleigh, who secretly wields the most dangerous power of all.

Overall Rating: 4 stars

Jenny Morton has lived her whole life in fear of hurting someone. If someone touches her, they will have the “Jenny Pox”, a term that kids her age made up in kindergarten where she had her first “accident”. Jenny Pox is like a plague that spreads through a person’s body and if she pushes the energy hard enough, she can even kill someone. Because of this she was forced to wear gloves so that she wouldn’t touch anyone. Little did she know that she was not the only one with powers that were similar to hers. Ashleigh, her worse enemy, used her powers to manipulate people and wanted to rule the country and raise a little army of her own. Seth, who at first was Ashleigh’s boyfriend, could heal people and was the only one Jenny could touch because he was her opposite. One day Ashleigh goes too far and the whole town has to suffer for it.

“Will you keep me safe?” she whispered.
”I promise.”
”Then I’ll go anywhere with you.”

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First of all: WHAT THE HELL??? From the beginning this book was very slow paced and then BAMM! All hell breaks loose and Jenny goes crazy. But I guess I can’t blame her, especially when something like this happens to the love of her life. Carnage! Blood! Death! Revenge! This was a romantic horror gore fest. Do love. The last 20% of the book or so has been insane and I’m still trying to recover from it. The detailing, the horror is just so insane, I can’t believe what I just read. This is one of the books that you cannot just forget that easily. I thought that this was going to be a romantic, high-school story but honestly, the author surprised me. If you do read it, make sure you know that the story is VERY slow paced until you reach about 80%. Be patient and I’m sure you’ll get the same reaction as I did.

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