Monday, June 29, 2009

Invisible Touch by Kelly Parra



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?

RagDollVampGirl's Review

I Love This Book... I Had No Idea It Would Be So Good.. KAra Has A Gift.. She Can See Signs And It 's Not Neccessarly Having A Vision Or Seeing The Future.. There Just Images That Flash Quickly On Someone's Chest... Kara Has To Work At Guessing The Outcome Like A Puzzle... This Book Was Amazing!! Kara Has Gone Through So Much That I Can Actually Relate To, Such As Having A Terrible Relationship With Her Mom... And The Fear Of being Branded Crazy!! I've Been Through A Lot, Too... When Anthony Was Introduced In The Book I Immediately Fell For Him... The Moment Kara Went To See Him At His Job And He Surprised Her With A Kiss I Was Ecstatic... I Have A Thing For Bad Boys.. What Can I Say?? The Way He Seemed So Tough But Treated Kara As If She Was So Fragile... He was Just Such A Perfect Guy... Even If He Is From The West Side...Kara's Best Friend Had Been Hiding Secrets But I Never Guessed The Outcome... I Actually Cried When She Told Kara The Truth... I Loved How Even Though She Saw Images Of The Future She Still Had To Figure Things Out With Her Family And Friends...This Book To Me Is A Triumph.. I Am Latina, Full-Fledged Puerto Rican, But My Skin Is Light As Well As My Eyes... And I Dealt With A Lot Of Negativity Towards Me Because Of It... People Would Say I Was Mixed With Something.. But I'm Not... And Even Though Kara Is Half-Mexican And Half-Irish, The Way She Stood Up For Herself And Walked The West Side Or Stared Down Josie At The Party I Was Proud... The Ending Of This Book Had Me Screaming, Whopping!!, And Crying My Eyes Out... It Was Not At All What I Expected...It's A Real Roller-Coaster Ride... Kelly Parra Has Actually Created Something So Magical, Yet So Realistic I Am Begging For A Sequel...This Is One Gripping Story With An AMAZING, SURPRISING End That You Don't Wanna Miss...

Rating 5/5

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Kelly (Lynn) Parra said...

Dear Kaila,

Wow, thank you so much for sharing this glowing review!! It means so much that you connected with Kara and that the story pulled you in!! Your positive words make me want to share more stories to entertain readers.

You are awesome, thank you again!!

Stay true to your dreams,
Kelly Parra

Kristen said...

This sounds like a fantastic book, I'll be adding that to my list of books to read! :)