Thursday, December 10

*** Blog Tour, Review & Giveaway *** The Touched by Jennifer Weiser

The Touched by Jennifer Weiser 

Published by: Limitless Publishing

Publication date: September 29th 2015

Genres: Dystopia, Paranormal, Young Adult


The first sixteen years of Arabella Penthallow’s life have been a lie…
In a world where deception is the key to survival, Ara has kept up the charade of being a perfect Legion Leader’s daughter. But a darkness stirs, and she discovers she is Touched, a mortal gifted by the Gods. The Touched are as rare as they are feared, and Ara is forced to leave Union City for neighboring Midnight City to protect herself and those she loves, leaving Tove Thorn, the boy who has always known her heart, behind.

Carter Decker has vowed to burn Union City to the ground…

Midnight City’s cocky, infamous bad boy always gets what he wants, and he wants Union City to pay for burning his mother alive because she was Touched. When Carter meets Ara, she is everything he’s been taught to hate. Then he learns she is Touched—just like him—he isn’t sure who he hates more…the Touched girl whose father killed his mother, or himself for being tempted by someone he’s sworn to kill.

They are told they’re fated to be soul mates…and they each wish the other never existed.

When Midnight City is attacked by Union City, Carter and Arabella will do the unthinkable…even if it means falling for the enemy. The truth lies in Arabella’s home nation, and Tove is waiting. Soul mates or not, he has an advantage Carter doesn’t, fated souls be damned.

War is coming…and Ara is the prize.



My Review

I still cannot quite believe that this is a debut novel.  Let me start by saying that I am a huge fan of the young adult/new adult genre as well as paranormal / dystopian themes so when I read the blurb for Jennifer Weiser’s The Touched I immediately wanted to read it and I am so, so happy that I did.  From the very first chapter I was hooked and I continued to be so, right until the final pages that have me on the edge of my seat needing to know more. 

The story is told in multiple points of view, which in some novels may have made it hard to follow, but in this one it just worked and gave so much more insight into what was happening behind the scenes and with each characters emotions as the story unfolded. 

The story’s three main characters are Arabella, Carter and Tove all children of Leaders from Union and Midnight City, in a world where The Touched are feared and hunted down by some and protected by others.  When Carter’s mum is killed when he is just a boy after it is discovered she is Touched by Arabella’s father, Leader of Union City, he vows that one day he will have his revenge and destroy the man and the city responsible for it. 

But when Arabella is sent by her father to live with Carter and his father years later in Midnight City in the hope that it will strengthen an alliance and promote peace between the two cities, he discovers that the man responsible for the death of his mother has been hiding the fact that his own daughter is Touched as well.  Despite the mutual disdain Carter and Arabella feel for each other, they cannot deny a magnetic pull between them, and with a war on the horizon, fate may just have much more in store for them than they realise.   

There is so much more that I could say about this book but I honestly don’t think I could do it justice, the bonds of loyalty, friendship and fate are written about beautifully throughout and the story is captivating, original and left me with the impression that I had just experienced something truly special from a debut author who I have a feeling we will be hearing a lot more from in the future.   

★★ 4.5 Stars ★★
 Reviewed by Carly Carter

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Jennifer Weiser is a young adult author who has always been a book nerd and a bit chocolate obsessed. Writing has always been a favorite escape, but quickly became a passion not long after the birth of her daughter. When she isn’t combing the shelves of her local book stores or blogging about newest book obsessions, you can find her nestled in her nook creating worlds she hopes that one day will inspire her daughter, who not only has given her the courage to follow her dreams–but offers the inspirations that help color their worlds together.

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  1. Great review! This sounds like one heck of a great read and very well written! Glad you liked it! :)

  2. <3 Thank you for your amazingly awesome review and for being apart of the tour! I'm absolutely thrilled you liked the book! I can't thank you enough for your kind words! It's words like yours that make writing our stories so worth wild! Thank you!

  3. Awesome review!! I can't wait to read it!!

  4. Sounds great! Looking forward to reading it.