(The Paranormals # 1)
By: J.L. Bryan
Pub. Date: July 24, 2009
Source: The very awesome and nice J.L. Bryan
Jenny is a shy, small-town
girl whose touch spreads a deadly supernatural plague. She can't touch anyone for long without killing them. Her life is painfully lonely until she meets a boy named Seth with the opposite power, a healing touch. Jenny's love for Seth brings the wrath of Seth's beautiful, popular and devious girlfriend, Ashleigh, who secretly wields the most dangerous power of all--the power to inspire love. South Carolina
Jenny has a power. If she touches anyone for too long (and by too long, I mean a few seconds) she will kill them. This leaves her completely alone. I was already crying by page 8, when Jenny was four and crying and her daddy had to put on his "cuddle mask" to hold and comfort her. What a horrible thing, to never know human touch. Jenny completely broke my heart, but despite this, and the torture she gets from her fellow classmates she was so good. She had the biggest heart.
When her three legged dogs gets hit by a hit and run driver, the most popular boy in school pulls over and not only heals a completely dying dog, but also grows back the dog's leg! Jenny soon learns that Seth's has the power to heal and not only that but can touch Jenny without dying! What stands in the way of these two love birds is Seth's completely psycho girlfriend. I didn't realize how crazy this chick actually was until I read some of the horrible things she's done. What makes Ashleigh even more terrifying is that her touch has the power to make anyone fall for her, thus getting them to do whatever she wants.
Jenny Pox ends with a bang, and I mean a bang! I would have never seen that ending coming even if it hit me in the head! I can not wait to read the second book in the series, Tommy Nightmare. I just know it is going to be as fascinating as Jenny Pox and I am excited to learn more about Jenny, Seth and Ashleigh pasts.