Monday, November 16, 2009
Invisible Touch by Kelly Parra
Summary: (from amazon.com)
Kara Martinez has been trying to be "normal" ever since the accident that took her father's life when she was eleven years old. She's buried the caliente side of her Mexican heritage with her father and tried to be the girl her rigid mother wants her to be -- compliant and dressed in pink, and certainly not acting out like her older brother Jason. Not even Danielle, her best friend at Valdez High, has seen the real Kara; only those who read her anonymous blog know the deepest secrets of the Sign Seer.
Because Kara has a gift -- one that often feels like a curse. She sees signs, visions that are clues to a person's fate, if she can put together the pieces of the puzzle in time. So far, she's been able to solve the clues and avert disaster for those she's been warned about -- until she sees the flash of a gun on a fellow classmate, and the stakes are raised higher than ever before. Kara does her best to follow the signs, but it's her heart that wanders into new territory when she falls for a mysterious guy from the wrong side of town, taking her closer to answers she may not be able to handle. Will her forbidden romance help her solve the deadly puzzle before it's too late...or lead her even further into danger?
Total: 91/100 = A-
I didn't really know what this book was going to really be about when I started it. The summary tells you about her Sight Seer ability, but you still don't really know what it's about until you read. It is totally different than what you may be expecting -- at least, it definitely was for me.
I loved this book, however. It's amazing. There's that main plot of her ability, and then there are many other underlying plotlines. There is her romance with Alex, her father's accident and how she's dealt with it, and her relationships with friends and the people she knows. This may seem like a lot of different plotlines, but Parra does an amazing job writing the story so you're not overwhelmed.
The first chapter will grab your attention. Once you start reading and finding out about Kara's life, you won't want to stop reading. It's interesting from the very first page.
However, there were a few characters that I think could've been developed a little more. For the most part, all of the characters were developed. But there were a few minor characters that I think could've been described a bit more or could've been developed a little bit more. This is not at all damaging to the book -- the book is still wonderful, and these minor characters aren't ones that you see a lot in the book.
Overall, this is one of the best MTV books I've read. I definitely recommend this book to everyone. =)
Picture of book from amazon.com. I received this book as a part of the One ARC Tours.