Friday, July 13, 2012

Book Review: Touch (Denazen #1) by: Jus Accardo

Release Date: November 1, 2011
from Entangled
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"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:

So I just need to start by saying that I absolutely loved and adored this book. Touch was so good that as I was reading I failed to notice my skin turning the color of a tomato and after I finished the book I was extremely sun burnt. However, it was completely worth it because I just loved this book that much. I honestly did not expect to like this book as much as I did. I expected it to be an enjoyable read much like other books I normally read, but boy o boy was I wrong.

Deznee or Dez is not your normal heroine. Most heroines are the good girl who has never really gotten into trouble in her life, but then circumstances arise that make her view life differently. This is not Dez at all. Dez has spent most of her life looking for trouble and ways to anger her father. She has a reputation as a “bad girl” and that is exactly the way she likes it. However, she is genuinely a good person and that is easy to see when she is faced with tough choices.

As Dez is not your normal heroine, Kale is also not your normal hero. Kale is incredibly innocent, but he is also determined, fierce, protective and don’t forget about the killer touch. Despite being a prisoner of Denazen for the majority of his life, he is still an inherently good person. He did not let the terrible hand life had given him ruin him; he somehow managed to stay himself. He may not seem like it initially, but he is a very strong character.

One of the things I liked most about Touch was the role reversal of the characters. By this, I mean the girl was the “bad” one and the guy was the “innocent” one. In most books it is the other way around; it was refreshing to see a story that didn’t follow the typical character molds. Also, the romance was incredibly incredibly sweet! I am such a sucker for sweet romances and I found myself saying – out loud – “awwww” on numerous occasions. Also, the book did not lack in the action department. I was practically on the edge of my seat the majority of the book and not once was I bored. The book found the perfect balance of romance and action.

Overall, Touch is a book you need to read and soon. Whatever you are reading, put it down and pick this one up. You will not be disappointed. Now I have to try and summon some patience while I wait for Toxic.


  1. "mean the girl was the “bad” one and the guy was the “innocent” one" Really? That's interesting. Can't wait to get my hands on this book now. :D

  2. Oooh, I'm glad to read your review. I had Jus Accardo on my blog for my Spring Break event and thought the series sounded interesting but I haven't read it yet or read many reviews, look like I need to bump it up my TBR list!

    1. Yes bump this baby up! It is a twist on the normal YA paranormal stuff!

  3. This book does sound really good, it's just such a shame it's not available in hardcover. :(


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