By Jus Accardo
Publication date: Nov. 1, 2011
Entangled Teen, 251 pages
Source: Purchased on my Kindle
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, 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 description
Paranormal is by no means my favorite type of book…but…I get so sucked into it! I can’t stay away for long! And, oh my goodness, the book crack continues with Touch by Jus Accardo.
Touch is a little bit X-Men, a little bit Heroes and a little bit Shatter Me.
The main character, Deznee (whom I love, by the way, because she’s totally Team Dauntless, jumping from roofs on skateboards), finds out that her dad is like a EVIL SUPER VILLAIN. And Evil Dad is collecting all these people with special X-Men talents and imprisoning them.
One such talented person is Kale, who cannot touch people without killing them. He and Deznee meet and…oh, hello, built-in sexual tension.
There’s cool superhero talents, there’s fighting, there’s a love story. Was it my favorite ever? No. But Touch by Jus Accardo is a totally fun read that I read over the course of a plane ride. It’s a fun story to get lost in!