Thursday, March 24, 2011

Review: Jenny Pox (The Paranormals #1) by J.L. Bryan

Title: Jenny Pox

Series: The Paranormals #1

Author: J.L. Bryan

Publication date: July 2012

Published by: J.L. Bryan

Source: Won in a giveaway, from author (thanks!)

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Eighteen-year-old Jenny Morton has a horrific secret: her touch spreads a deadly supernatural plague, the "Jenny pox." She lives by a single rule: Never touch anyone. A lifetime of avoiding any physical contact with others has made her isolated and painfully lonely in her small rural town.

Then she meets the one boy she can touch. Jenny feels herself falling for Seth...but if she's going to be with him, Jenny must learn to use the deadly pox inside her to confront his ruthless and manipulative girlfriend Ashleigh, who secretly wields the most dangerous power of all.

My rating: ★★★★☆

1st off, I won this book in a giveaway, so I want to thank the author for sending me a copy :)

This book! Its not your typical YA novel, that's for sure. Not that its a bad thing. I really liked how unique this book was, the way Jenny and Seth's relationship came to be.

Anyway, we have Jenny who, for an unknown reason (not till the end anyway :P) has the ability to spread disease to anyone who she touches, even if its by accident. Therefore calling her power "Jenny Pox."

Then we have Seth, who has the opposite power Jenny does: the ability to heal people (my personal fave). And then we have Ashleigh, Seth's girlfriend who's power is to makes people fall in love with her or each long as she's touching them. She kind of reminded me of Aphrodite...only evil-er-er, lol.
You see, she takes advantage of her power and uses people. I don't think I've ever felt so much disgust toward a character than I did for Ashleigh. Hate doesn't even begin to describe what I felt for her. And that's saying something.

So I was very very happy when Seth broke up with her when he realized that he was in love with Jenny and vice versa. And by the way, Seth is the only person Jenny can touch without killing him. Isn't that nice? :) Hold on, let me rephrase, Seth didn't actually break up with Ashleigh. He was all doped up on the Ashleigh basically he was under her spell and practically her slave. So Jenny saved him! Whoo! Using her powers, she was able to break the spell Ashleigh had over Seth, and he came back to his senses.

And so together, Seth and Jenny try to stop Ashleigh, who is planning something along the lines of world domination.

And I have to say, the ending couldn't have been more satisfying! Jenny and Seth's relationship... *sigh.* Ashleigh... well, lets just say she got what she deserved. And I am proud to say that I was very happy for it.

One thing though, it had way too descriptive sexual scenes for my taste, lol. But that's just a personal reason. Besides that, however, this book was great!

Have you read this book? If so, what did you think about it? If not, what do you think? Does it sound like something you might want to read? Leave me a comment! :)


  1. Great Riview I have all The Paranormals Series in my much large TBR list but I hope I can read this book pretty soon it looks and sounds awesome!

  2. PRN romances are not enough read in my case. I have to change that.

    1. PRN is pretty much all I read! Lol. I hope you enjoy your journey through PRN romance ;)


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