Review: Pushed by Corrine Jackson

Publisher: Kensington Teen (November 26th 2013)
Series: Sense Thieves #2
Hardcover: 300 pages
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Rating: 3 of 5 Stars

She didn’t know how far she’d go—until she was pushed.

Remy O’Malley was just learning to harness her uncanny healing power when she discovered the other,darker half of her bloodline. Now she lives trapped between two worlds, uneasy among her fellow
Healers—and relentlessly hunted by the Protectors.

Forced to conceal her dual identity, and the presence of her Protector boyfriend Asher Blackwell, Remy encounters a shadow community of Healers who will put her loyalties to the test.

Pushed to the limit, with the lives of those she loves most on the line, Remy must decide whether to choose sides in a centuries-old war—or make the ultimate sacrifice and go to a place from which she may never return…

Review:

I was pretty excited about Pushed releasing after loving Touched so hard last year. Even though Touched feels like one of those Twilight-y paranormal books, it’s not…well in a way it sort of is, but anyways…Pushed was not too predictable, but sometimes you could tell the direction it was heading towards. Remy has been a strong character in Touched and continues to be strong in Pushed. I loved how she made her resolve to learn how to fight and learn about other Healers after her grandfather, Franc, sent her an email reply, However, things start to go wrong when she visit her grandfather. Franc isn’t what he seems to be and she has to be careful with her powers around other Healers because she’s different. While she is strong, she is also stubborn to the point where she sometimes makes irrational decisions. Like staying with Franc after she realize that she can bring danger to her family, which we already known since book 1. It doesn’t change the fact that Protectors are after her since book 1.

Then, the romance. I don’t know if I should like it or swoon over Asher’s protectiveness that he has to follow Remy to San Fransisco. But, the romance was quite angsty and I felt tears pricking from the side of my eyes when they get caught and the aftermath. BUT, there were a ton of feels for Asher and Remy throughout the book despite the love triangle that exploded. Yes, you heard me right. A love triangle. I mean I don’t mind them when they’re done well and I think the author does a good job of this. The other triangle is Gabe, yup, Asher’s older brother who hated Remy when they first met. It was so easy to figure out that he was in love with her. He’s like one of those boys back in third grade who picks on the girl he likes. For the most part, I liked Gabe. He’s tough, blunt, and has a soft spot underneath the roughness. He’d do anything to cheer Remy up and accidentally bonded with her, which must be uncomfortable since now that both boys can hear her thoughts and her thoughts are mostly Asher centric.

Overall, I enjoyed reading Pushed. It was action packed that made me grip the edge of my seats. Despite the love triangle, I cannot wait to see how everything comes together in Ignited and if Asher and Remy will get their happily ever after, after going through so much in Pushed.

PS. It’s hard to write a review for the sequel of a book series without spoiling too much of the plot. So, if I spoiled anything I’m sorry in advance.

Author: Jackie

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