REVIEW: TOUCH BY JUS ACCARDO

TOUCH
DENAZEN #1
JUS ACCARDO
GENRE: YA




SYNOPSIS
(Goodreads)

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.

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MY TAKE
4 STARS


I wasn't really sure I would like this book very much when I realized it had that whole X-Men kinda vibe. I'm not into the X-Men, mutant thing. However, once I started reading Touch, I got totally sucked in!

I really like the characters Accardo created. Deznee is a bad-ass chick that can hold her own. She lives to piss her father off, and could care less of what others think of her. The only problem I had with this story (and the reason I didn't give it 5 stars) is as smart as Dez is, she never had one suspicion her dad was up to no good. For 17 years she believed her father was a lawyer and not the mutant (Sixes is what they call them in this book) harboring scum he was. Was there really NEVER ONE CLUE?

Okay, anyways, her love interest in Touch is the hot escapee from Denazen (her father's company), Kale. He was taken as a child and raised within Denazen as an assassin. He hasn't had much experience with the outside world and is completely out of his element once he escapes. As he's being chased by the men from Denazen, he and Dez cross paths. This is the opening scene in the book.

Touch is fast paced, entertaining, and a really fun (MUST) read.

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