Published Nov. 27, 2012 by Kensington TeenWhile reading this, I couldn't help but compare it to "Twilight." There are many, many elements that are the same - girl moves to new town and finds gorgeous, wealthy boy who turns out to be an immortal paranormal type. They can't touch without serious concentration. He is dangerous to her kind.
So, yeah - I see "Twilight" in "Touched."
BUT there are big deviations. The first - Remy has paranormal power of her own. She also has a spine and spunk, something Bella had to grow. The novel is grittier and darker than "Twilight."
And Remy comes from an abusive home.
Anyway, there ARE differences. If you can focus on that and overlook all the similarities, "Touched" is a pretty decent book. The writing is pretty good (Jackson can write a really good bad guy), character development is actually quite good, and plot and pacing are well done. Little to no swearing, no sex. There is violence - Remy has an abusive stepfather, and Jackson does not gloss over any of the abuse. So the book also doubles as a bit of a PSA against domestic abuse.
I'll probably read the next in the series.