Friday, March 29, 2013

Book 3

The third book for The Artful Readers Club

My review:
 3*
This started out as an interesting teen book. I really liked Jenny as a character and I sympathized with her life. I understood her conflict at the beginning but then it all changed and I didn’t quite understand what the power behind her hands really is. To tell you the truth I was kind of grossed out by the scene when she started developing boils and stuff. It was nice to witness her sweet romance with Seth but Ashleigh’s point of view was not to my taste. I think it would be better if the author left it just from Jenny’s point of view. We never get to find out why she has those powers in her hands. Maybe in a sequel.

This is the book's blurb:
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 was stumped about what to do for the art part of this challenge. I didn't want to just draw "Jenny", I wanted to show what this book is all about and it's about the power she has in her hands. So, luckily for me Gina made a post a couple of days ago and I said this would be perfect. Thanks Gina for the inspiration. :)

Linking to Paint Party Friday.





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36 comments:

  1. I really dig the hand, it took my eyes a minute to register what I was looking at.

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  2. The same for me - I thought it was just wavy stripes of color at first - the hand makes it way cool!

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  3. I think this hand art is so cool! I saw it on Gina's blog and I was amazed! Excellent!!

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  4. Sneaky little hand painting - I agree at first it just looks like beautiful curvy lines - then the hand sneaks out and grabs you. xodonna

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  5. Oh wow, I LOVE this! It really looks 3D! Looked up the tutorial and am gonna try it myself ;-) thanks for sharing!

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  6. What a fun hand, love it! Valerie

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  7. Stunning hand! I saw it on Gina's blog too and have that on my to-do list to try. Love how yours came out!

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  8. That hand painting is brilliant. Like the others it just looked like abstract wavy lines initially - really clever!

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  9. I love your hand painting!! It's so colourful and unique

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  10. wow your hand painting is fabulous Natasha, wow so love this.
    Happy PPF and Happy Easter, Annette x

    http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

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  11. I'm wincing at the boils, too ;-( but I do love your colors ;-)

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  12. This is a great and powerful representation, NAtasha!! Well done!

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  13. I like how you weren't satisfied with the easy route of just painting Jenny. The hand is a very creative answer to this book. Well done.

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  14. WOWZER!! The hand just POPPED right out for me and I love it!!!

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  15. Golly, I can't draw a hand, much less one as awesome as the one you created. The depth of this painting is immense. Call me overly impressed!!

    Of course, from your description, I fear this would not be a book I would add to my wish list. Thanks for the honest review.

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  16. This is great! Very creative and clever.

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  17. Another not so good book, such a pity... But your Art is stunning!!! I love the colors!
    We have a long weekend with the children at home and I'm thinking about doing this with the children. Thanks Gina and Natasha!!! ♥

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  18. what a great painting to depict the story-love it!!

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  19. Love the rainbow draping over the hand. Beautiful.

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  20. Fabulous painting, most impressive. Lovely colours. I am itching to have a go myself now! Shame you did not enjoy your book but I enjoyed reading your honest review. Better luck next month.

    Janet xx

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  21. Great hand, striking! <3

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  22. Wow this is excellent...love how you did that hand.... very good job!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  23. So cool, so clever! Great work Natasha!

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  24. Love how you used the handprint, i have done this optical illusion before its cool, maybe there will be a sequel and you will have your questions answered.

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  25. Wow! That is way better than my attempt :D Thank you for the kudos :D
    I know what you mean about following a story without all the relevant information. I love a good "apocalypse" story, but hate not knowing what caused it in the first place...and I think the author could have shown a bit more imagination with the title too :D XXX

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  26. Fantastic work. So expressive, creative and full of colours. Well done! Thank you for sharing, Natasha.

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  27. That's a real double-take painting, a perfect example of perception like those pictures that pop from a rabbit to an old lady. I'm bowled over by the perfection of the painting.
    The story line made me think of the real Typhoid Mary who was a carrier and spread typhoid wherever she worked as a cook.
    Pity about the gross descriptions. Definitely a no-no for me.

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  28. Love your artwork, reflects the book brilliantly!

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  29. Love that hand! I didn't notice it was a hand until I had finished reading. Well done!

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  30. What an interesting review...The art is spectacular...very 3D. Hopefully there will be a sequel...I want to know about the origins of her powers too!

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  31. Clever art work, brilliant. Good review too.
    Jen x

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  32. That artwork is absolutely amazing Natasha... WOW... love the dimension... definitely sounds like this book needs a sequel.. fabulous review...

    Jenny ♥

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  33. WOW your artwork is brilliant, really clever to be able to create such a 3D piece of art and give us a bit of a puzzle to have work it out when we first look at it. Great review too.

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  34. Love the 3D hand - but I don't like the sound of the boils in the book :)

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  35. Loving the art work - the hand is genius!
    I've downloaded this book to my Kindle (as a freebie and yes, I think there is a sequel)...just not sure if I want to read it now. Thanks for the review.
    Hugs xx

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  36. What a great idea to express the hands ... Might have to try this idea with my daughters hand?

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