Touch (A Reaper Novella)

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Seventeen-year-old Rowan Harper knows her life is forever changed the moment her schizophrenic mother commits suicide. What Rowan doesn't realize is how much her mother’s choice altered her own fate. It’s not until after meeting Jet, a sapphire-eyed dead boy, Rowan begins to learn of her new destiny as becoming her mother’s replacement for something she never knew existed.

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Words: 20,430
Language: English
ISBN: 9781465856234
About Jennifer Snyder

Jennifer Snyder lives in North Carolina were she spends most of her time writing New Adult and Young Adult Fiction, reading, and struggling to stay on top of housework. She is a tea lover with an obsession for Post-it notes and smooth writing pens. Jennifer lives with her husband and two children, who endure listening to songs that spur inspiration on repeat and tolerate her love for all paranormal, teenage-targeted TV shows.

Find out more about her latest novel by visiting her blog:
jennifersnyderbooks.com

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Jennifersnyder04(at)gmail(dot)com , https://www.facebook.com/authorjennifersnyder , http://twitter.com/jennsnyder04

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Review by: Nikki on Dec. 03, 2011 : (no rating)
I don’t often read novellas, but Jennifer Snyder’s Touch is one that really piqued my interest. The opening throws the reader right into the story and a car crash, but quickly dives into the plot of death reapers. Snyder’s reaper lore is vastly different from anything I’ve ever read before and it screams of possibilities.

The main character Rowan is likable enough, but I felt like she wasn’t developed as much as I wanted. Then again, this is a novella and only so much can fit into its pages. I did like her though; and feel for her. Snyder gives Rowan some history that plays well into the reaper plotline.

The romantic aspect wasn’t my favorite, as Jet, Rowan’s would-be suitor, is more than a little rough around the edges. He plays the hot and then cold thing too much, but he makes up for it by grounding the world of the reapers in our reality. Without him, the reapers would feel too supernatural, but with him, they are tied to our world and to Rowan’s.

All in all, Touch is a very strong start to a story. So many possibilities could spring from this world of reapers and I hope Snyder chooses to expand upon what she’s begun to build. I wasn’t in love with this book as a novella, but I did enjoy it enough to recommend it to others. Snyder is such a strong writer and she knows how to get to readers on a very emotional level. I’ll definitely continue to read her work in the future.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Midu Hadi on Oct. 26, 2011 :
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12432571-touch
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Christopher Bennett on Oct. 17, 2011 :
After Jennifer Snyder's stunning debut, [book:Shattered Soul|11472101], I have been anticipating this novel. Ms. Snyder does an excellent job of painting a picture for you as she writes. Her writing is very fluid and easy to read and the way she describes everything is great. All of this carried over to her second novel.

The writing in her second novel was just as good as her first and it was just as well written. This novel was more of a straight romance then her first, which I normally don't read, but the writing was good enough that I still enjoyed the book overall.

Towards the end, there were a number of open questions that I would have liked to have answered, but I have sinced learned that this was the first book of a series, so I'm sure that my questions will be answered as the series continues, which I'm looking forward to reading.

Overall, this was another wonderful story from Ms. Snyder, and I'm looking forward to her next novel and the continuation of this series.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Christopher Bennett on Oct. 17, 2011 :
After Jennifer Snyder's stunning debut, [book:Shattered Soul|11472101], I have been anticipating this novel. Ms. Snyder does an excellent job of painting a picture for you as she writes. Her writing is very fluid and easy to read and the way she describes everything is great. All of this carried over to her second novel.

The writing in her second novel was just as good as her first and it was just as well written. This novel was more of a straight romance then her first, which I normally don't read, but the writing was good enough that I still enjoyed the book overall.

Towards the end, there were a number of open questions that I would have liked to have answered, but I have sinced learned that this was the first book of a series, so I'm sure that my questions will be answered as the series continues, which I'm looking forward to reading.

Overall, this was another wonderful story from Ms. Snyder, and I'm looking forward to her next novel and the continuation of this series.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Ananda on Oct. 15, 2011 :
First off, I would like to thank the author and R2R for giving me a copy of this book.
Rowan Harper is experiencing the worst time of her life. Her mom just died, actually committed a suicide, leaving Rowan and her dad in a slight depression. Ever since she was 8, she could see her mother acting strangely, depending on pills and doctors. Could there be something in their genes?
Will history repeat itself?
One car accident...one strange looking boy in black clothes..and her life will never be the same again.

She's a Link. Someone who can see the dead.
He's a Reaper. Someone who's after those that are alive.
What will happen when they meet?



I loved the beginning of this book! It was full of mystery and had me totally sucked into the story. Story of ghosts, crows, Gothic elements,hell, purgatory, heaven. This could have been a really really good read.

BUT!!!

I must say I expected more romance and more details about Rowan and Jets relationship. I also think the author could've work more on the character development instead of on irrelevant plot details. However, I would love to read the sequel, if something like that will happen in the future.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: karlaihdez on Oct. 11, 2011 :
The book has a very easy way through it, but it left me with too many unanswered question.


The story is about Rowan a young girl whose mother committed suicide a few months back, and she´s very depressed by it.


One day she has an accident and right there is where the book falls apart. She meets Jet who is as emotional as a rock but she´s instantly attracted to him.


The whole book goes by, while she is crying over her mother, thinking about her own death and making puppy eyes at Jet, surrounded by nothing; she has absolutely no one, no friends no nothing and it gets really boring after a lot of pages to keep reading the same thought over and over again.


Then almost at the end of the book she meets her destiny, some interesting things happen and then it just ends, without any explanation or answer to the million question I had.


Questions I can´t put here without a HUGE spoiler alert so, I’m not going to!!!


That being said the book is very well written, and I think that is going to be a series, and that´s why so many things where left hanging.


Will I keep reading this series? Yes of course, the plot is interesting and the few twists and turns it has are good, I just hope the next book has some answers
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

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