Review of Touch by Jus Accardo

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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I wasn't sure if I'd like this one at first as the MC seemed a little silly and childish at first but the more I got to know Dez the more I liked her. I can definitely see the benefits of annoying her Dad, not that he reacted all that much! There's a lot going on here - plot twists and turns, more action than an Indiana Jones movie (bad example) and lots of chemistry too. The plot is very easy to follow and majorly addictive and I had a hard time putting it down.

The plot idea I was a little unsure about as it sounded rather cheesy and yes, it doesn’t have it's cheesy moments but it's actually pretty awesome, despite being a little predictable! I liked the unique idea of Kale having 'Death Touch' and it was very amusing reading about Dez trying to teach about DVD's and hand holding. I do wish certain plot lines hadn't been explored but they worked okay in the end, I guess! The 'sixes' themselves all have very varied powers, anything from what you'd see in X-Men to something much crazier.

Like I said, I liked Dez a lot. She has a reputation around boys which she's built up on purpose to annoy her father and that also seems to be her sole purpose in life until Kale comes along and everything changes. Kale is hilarious. I always love characters that have no idea how the world works (admittedly they don't turn up often...) and he's definitely one of the best. I wasn't a fan of Alex though, I just couldn't work him out. Was he good or bad? Neither? No idea. Of course, I hated Dez's father. He was a rubbish bad guy!

5/5

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