6 July 2015

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

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Format: Paperback
Publishers: Entangled Teen
Published: 26th June 2012
Pages: 400
Genre: YA, Paranormal Romance,
Main Characters: Deznee, Kale
Date Read: 13th June - 23rd June 2015

Rating Given:
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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. 

I have had this sitting on my shelf for a few years and now I have finally read it. I'm actually glad that I had left it so long and not because that it's a bad book but the series hasn't finished yet and it might be awhile before its even released.

Even though the cover is dark and brooding I still like this cover as it's in keeping with the story and I can imagine that model as Kale. Yes, the model is stunning but the background also stands out for me as it's not just the front cover but it wraps around the spine and the back cover which I liked as it made it stand out over other books.

I wasn't quite sure I was going to like this book as much as what I ended up doing as the first chapter wasn't capturing my attention. Once Kale came into the picture the book really picked up its pace and had me hooked as so much kept happening with nail biting stuff. There was so many twists and turns with some of the things that had happened that I never saw coming. I'm not a 100% sure on the relationship between Dez and Kale as there was times when I loved them together as they where so sweet towards one another as well as Kale being good for Dez but there was times when I didn't quite believe in them together. I loved the paranormal side of the story as I have only read a few books who have special abilities so it was a nice change to the normal kind of paranormal books that I've read before. I really liked the ending as there was things that was cleared up with a few thing left open for future books but nothing too much that makes me need the next book any sooner.

I really liked the two main characters but all the other characters it was hard to like because one minute I though they where good and then all of a sudden they did something bad so it was hard to trust any of the secondary characters. Dez I actually didn't think I was going to like as she seemed to like pushing people's buttons but I felt that Kale's presence mellowed her out but she still kicked butt. Kale was by far my favourite character in this book as even though he was brought up to do horrible things he wasn't a horrible person in fact he was sweet and he did have some funny moments as well.

Overall a great start to the series but I have a feeling about where the book will go next and I'm not sure I will like that so I'm not sure I will continue this series just yet but I'm sure I will get to it eventually.