Thursday, October 11, 2012

Book Review | Jenny Pox by J.L. Bryan

Jenny Pox is a paranormal dark fantasy from J.L. Bryan.

Book Description
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.
I enjoyed Jenny Pox every bit as much as I thought I would. Realistically I don't think a girl like Jenny would last until she was 18 without her secret being discovered, but I was able to suspend my disbelief and lose myself in Jenny Pox.

Jenny Pox is a cross between J.E. Medrick's Icarus Helix series and Stephen King's Carrie. That's a pretty sweet mashup. If you love either of those, you might want to check out Jenny Pox. It was a fast read that kept me glued to the pages. I enjoyed the characters, and I was anxious to find out why Jenny possessed such an awful power. I'm pleased to say there were enough red herrings to keep me from even considering the ending to Jenny Pox.

Jenny Pox is the first book in the The Paranormals series, but I have great news. Jenny Pox was a complete story. Let me say that again. Jenny Pox was a. complete. story. and I can't wait to read the next one.

I recommend Jenny Pox to adults who enjoy reading YA books. It's very much a YA book in terms of the characters and drama, but the explicit sex and drug use may make it inappropriate for readers younger than 18.

8/10: Great Read 

If you have a Kindle or use any of the Kindle apps, you can get Jenny Pox for free from Amazon.

Have you read Jenny Pox yet? I'd love to hear your thoughts.


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  1. I can't even tell you how long this book has sat, unread, on my Kindle! I really do want to read it, it's just that there's so many books!

  2. Great review, and as always thanks for the mention ;) I keep meaning to get around to Pox but my own work has kept me so busy >.<

  3. I think I have this on my Kindle. I've put off reading this for some reason, but I haven't read one bad review about I should probably just stop procrastinating and read it!

  4. I have this one. I should read it. That deadly touch thing... though...I don't know. After reading Shatter Me I'm a little nervous about that. But I love that it is a complete story. There is the readathon this weekend and it is a book I already have.

    1. Jenny Pox would be a great readathon book! It was a fast read for me. Good luck and have fun this weekend! I wish I could join in, but with all these tiny people at home, I can't swing it.


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