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By: Jus Accardo
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Release Date: November 1, 2011
Genre/Age: YA Paranormal
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 of 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.
From the first page, Touch is a nonstop, action-packed paranormal adventure that will have you on the edge of your seat and unable to put it down. The writing is fast-paced and engaging, and almost before you process what just happened you’ll be swept away again into the story to learn something new.
I don’t generally read many “action” novels and I absolutely appreciated this change of pace. It felt a bit like X-Men and Heroes had been splashed onto the page and mixed with a little something extra to create this awesome YA paranormal romance novel and I loved it. Superpowers? Check. Evil organization? Check. Love story? Check. Secrets, lies, and betrayals? Check. All the ingredients are there and Jus Accardo definitely does not disappoint.
Dez is an awesome female lead. She’s spunky and feisty and brave, but she’s also down-to-earth and chill. She’s the kind of person I’d love to be friends with in real life. And Kale is also pretty adorable. As a prisoner his whole life he’s incredibly naïve and completely clueless about everything in the real world, and some of his interactions with Dez were hilarious. Their romance is sweet, but I do wish that it had progressed a little more gradually. Part of this is because I like my romances to be slow in general, but in this case I think my main issue is that Kale seems so juvenile because of his innocence, I didn’t really understand why Dez fell for him so quickly. I’m definitely eager to see Kale in future books after he’s gained some street smarts. ;)
Touch is an exciting start to a great new series, and I can’t wait to see what’s going to happen next. If you love paranormal romance, or even just a nonstop thrilling adventure, you don’t want to miss this book!
*Thanks so much to Jus Accardo and Trisha Wolfe at YA Bound for letting me be a part of this blog tour!
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