Sunday, December 5, 2010

Review: Jenny Pox by JL Bryan

by:  JL Bryan
published by:  CreateSpace

Jenny is a shy, small-town South Carolina 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.

I won a copy of this book.  I was very impressed with it. The premise of the book was really a cool idea and it was fairly unique in the YA genre.  

I read this book in about 2 days.  It was very well written and moved along quickly.  

I loved Jenny.  She was a great character.  I was so happy when she met Seth and I liked how her relationship with him progressed.  It seemed very natural and not forced or cheesy like some YA books make first loves.  Ashleigh was awesomely horrible.  I can't remember another character I disliked so much.  She was about as bad as Dolores Umbridge from Harry Potter.  She's that evil and awful.

I would highly recommend this book if the summary interests you.  This is probably one of the most memorable books I read this year.  I would be very interest in any sequels that might be written.  I don't know if there are any plans for that, but I hope there are!


Unknown said...

Oh! I've heard about this one! Was it an ebook or a printed copy? (just curious--I thought it was only in ebook form)

Sounds very intriguing. Think I'll have to check it out!

Happy Reading-
The Book Swarm

brandileigh2003 said...

I liked the premise and most of the book but the ending didn't sit right with me. Thanks for the review thoguh!

Karen C said...

I loved Jenny Pox too :)

Jan von Harz said...

This is the first time I have heard of this, but it sound intriguing. I also like that it has a female love triangle going on instead of the typical male we see in most YA books. thanks for the review