Thursday, 17 January 2013

Review: Touch by Jus Accardo

Touch  (Denazen, #1)Date Read: January 9th, 2013
Date Published: June 26th, 2012
Publishers: Entangled Teen
Format: Paperback
Pages: 326
Blurb: When a strange boy tumbles down a river embankment and lands at her feet, seventeen-year-old adrenaline junkie Deznee Cross snatches the opportunity to piss off her father by bringing the mysterious hottie with ice blue eyes home.

Except there’s something off with Kale. He wears her shoes in the shower, is overly fascinated with things like DVDs and vases, and acts like she’ll turn to dust if he touches her. It’s not until Dez’s father shows up, wielding a gun and knowing more about Kale than he should, that Dez realizes there’s more to this boy—and her father’s law firm”—than she realized.

Kale has been a prisoner of Denazen Corporation—an organization devoted to collecting special” kids known as Sixes and using them as weapons—his entire life. And, oh yeah, his touch? It kills. The two team up with a group of rogue Sixes hellbent on taking down Denazen before they’re caught and her father discovers the biggest secret of all. A secret Dez has spent her life keeping safe.

A secret Kale will kill to protect

Since this came out last year I wanted it but there were always other books that I wanted just that bit more. So when I finally got this for Christmas I started it straight away and it was my first read of 2013. I absolutely loved it! I’d never read anything like it before so it was refreshing. A bit like x-men but in no way am I complaining because I love those films. It sure does start off with a bang.

Dez lost her mum at child birth and since then her dad hasn’t paid much attention to her which is why she rebels. A lot. When she meets Kale she knows he’ll do the trick to annoy her dad. But her dad knows a secret about Kale and Kale hates him. So while on the run they encounter a few strangers, some complicated situations and discover the truth about a lot of things. But you can’t always trust those you think you can.

I love books like these. Where everyone has a different ability and each is as unique as the others. Dez was fantastic, so witty and sarcastic and just bad-ass. She’s stubborn and doesn’t stand for any nonsense. So I guess you can see why I loved her from the start. There are a lot of secrets around her and I enjoyed finding out the answers, I even guessed a few right.

But I think the best character was Kale. I loved him and I think it was because he was so vulnerable and curious. Being kept away for so long he hasn’t had a chance to experience new things. And whenever he did it always made me laugh with the things he would come out with. He has such a caring side to him that nearly all love interests have but for some reason his just seemed so innocent and loving. A stark contrast to Dez but they matched so well. Okay, so maybe the whole death touch is scary but c’mon, he’s hot! I think my favourite scene with them is the hand holding one, and if you read this book or have read it you will know what I am on about. He is the type of sweetness that makes your heart tighten.

Every character in this book was great, even Dez’s dad because he was so nasty I just hated him and he didn’t even do that much. I need the next book, Toxic, to find out what will happen and I need more of Dez and Kale.

Overall a bloody brilliant read with everything a great book should have!


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