Friday, 7 December 2012

Book Review (177): Touch (Denazen #1) - Jus Accardo

Touch (Denazen #1)

Publication: 1st November 2011
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Pages: 251
Genre: Fantasy/Paranormal
Age Appropriate: Young Adult
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.
My Thoughts...
I've wanted to read this book for the longest time, and I was excited to finally get around to it, and I'm happy to say I was not disappointed!
Deznee 'Dez' is a party girl and adrenaline junkie, doing anything and everything she can think of to piss off her Father, on her way home after another night of revelry she is surprised when a boy her age practically falls at her feet, Kale is on the run and with a bunch of men with guns after him, she hides him and helps him escape of course the only thought going through her head is to take him home and to annoy her Father even more.

But Kale acts like he's never seen normal everyday things like dvds and vases and even has a shower with his shoes on, but when her Dad arrives home and pulls out a gun aiming it at Kale, Dez realises that maybe her Dad is not a Lawyer after all, and that he may just be working at the organization that Kale is so desperately trying to escape.

You see Kale is a Six which means he has a power, his power is deadly, with just one touch he can kill and so has spent his life never knowing the touch of another human or living entity, and it's this one thing he wants more than anything.

I loved the characters especially Kale, yes he may have killed multiple people and is trained to protect himself at all costs but out in the real world he is so naive in the ways of the world and the comments that come out of his mouth had me laughing out loud, Dez was so upfront and has no trouble speaking her mind, and some of their earlier conversations are hilarious.

I really liked the world building in this book and I can't wait to continue on with this fantastic world that Accardo has created.

I give this 5/5.

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