Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Review - Touched by A.J. Aalto

Title and Author:  Touched by A.J. Aalto
Publisher: Booktrope
Publication Date: Septemeber 10th, 2012
Paperback/Hardcover: 424
Genre:  Paranormal
Find it at: Goodreads

The media has a nickname for Marnie Baranuik, though she’d rather they didn’t; they call her the Great White Shark, a rare dual-talented forensic psychic. Twice-Touched by the Blue Sense--which gives her the ability to feel the emotions of others, and read impressions left behind on objects--Marnie also has a doctorate in preternatural biology and a working knowledge of the dark arts. She is considered without peer in the psychic community.
Then her first big FBI case ended with a bullet in one shoulder and a chip on the other, a queasy heart and a serial killer in the wind, leaving her a public flop and a private wreck. When the FBI’s preternatural crimes unit tracks her down at a remote mountain lodge for her insight on a local case, her quiet retirement is promptly besieged by a stab-happy starlet, a rampaging ghoul, and a vampire-hunting jackass in tight Wranglers. Marnie figures the only real mystery is which one will kill her first.
Too mean to die young, backed up by friends in cold places, and running with a mouth as demure as a cannon’s blast, Marnie Baranuik is about to discover that there’s no such thing as quitting time when you’re Touched.

I have received this book from the author in exchange of an honest review.
I wasn’t completely sure about this book in the beginning but I ended up really enjoying it.
Marnie has a psychic ability. She is able to feel the emotions of others, and read impressions left behind on object. When the FBI asks her for her insight on a crime scene she is thrown in the middle of a mystery that includes vampires, hunters and much more.
There are a few interesting characters in this book. Marnie is the main character and she’s a good and funny lead. She’s brave, witty and sarcastic. There’s a softer side to her, though, which I thought made her even better.
The other characters like Harry were very good as well and brought a lot to the story.
When it comes to the plot, it is very fast paced. There are several twists and turns able to keep the readers guessing.
All in all, Touched is a fun, fast-paced and interesting book. I think the author did a good job creating a character like Marnie with her peculiarities.
If you like a good paranormal book with a bit of suspense and interesting characters you should definitely give Touched a chance.

Rating:  Must Read (4 Stars) 

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