Thursday, August 9, 2012

Touch by Jus Accardo

Touch by Jus Accardo
Release Date: November 1, 2011
Publisher: Entangled Publishing

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.  - Goodreads.com


I had so much fun reading this book.  It was like the X-Men meets that tv show, Heroes.  How cool is that?  It was exciting, suspensful and intrigueing.

I loved Dez almost immediately.  I just love a character with attitude, and with what she's had to put up with from her father, I cheered her on when she did things just to irritate him.  I would have too, if he were my father!  I kept waiting to reach a point in the book where I found out she was just being too hard on him, that deep inside, there was a great guy and they had just misunderstanding each other all this while.  But no... no misunderstandings here.  He really is just that big a, um, jerk. 

Kale was an amazing character.  I fell in love with him almost immediately.  He's tough as nails... as had to be with what he's been through.  And the very idea of his special gift kinda scares me.  But he was also so cutely innocent.  He's been kept so far away from anything real, any real experiences, or the real world in any way, that he's experiencing every little thing for the first time.  So his reactions to Dez and his own emotions was so adorable and cute.  Their building relationship was also kinda steamy because of it.  Imagine not knowing what a kiss is, or how it is to know how to assimilate the feelings and sensations of being touched.  Wow.  Made for some awesome sexual tension between these two.

The story wasn't, strictly speaking, completely unique.  As I said... some aspects of it reminded me strongly of the Heroes tv show.  But what the author did with it was fresh and interesting.  The writing kept me on the edge of my seat.  I am definitely looking forward to the second installment of this new series.

If you liked this book, check out the next book coming September 2012:




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