Thu, April 26, 2012

Touch by Jus Accardo Book Review

Touch by Jus Accardo book cover

Touch
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!

Anna Reads young adult book blog

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  1. Ginger @ GReads! said:

    Though I wasn’t in love with this book like someone else we know *cough* Jacinda *cough*, I still thoroughly enjoyed it! I like the growing trend of super-hero-like powers in books. And of course, the tension! Oh that sexual tension.

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  2. Tara said:

    This book is all over the place! When I jump back into a paranormal phase I’ll have to add this to my list.

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  3. a. knight @ paranormal indulgence said:

    I love fun paranormals with a touch – ha ha – of angstiness. I honestly had no idea what this series was about, but I’m glad to have a bit more insight into it.

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  4. elena said:

    This sounds like a totally fun read, superheroes and love! I thought of Shatter Me when I read about this book too although it came out a little bit earlier.

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  5. Jac @ For Love and Books said:

    I’m not an Xmen fan, so I have no idea – but I have heard it compared to that before as well.

    I LOVED that you compared Dez to Dauntless, because she totally is!! Have you read the novella yet? Untouched?

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  6. Emilie said:

    I do love x-men so I’ll give it a try! :) But if he can’t touch her without killing her then he can’t kiss her :O (I’m very observant you see ^_^) And kissing is a very importan part of any YA book, no kissing, no Emilie reading that book :) Unless ther’s hope for kissing in the next books :)

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  7. Nicola said:

    Love seeing your thoughts on this one! I borrowed a Kindle copy recently so I’ll be reading this one in the next few days. It seems pretty interesting but I’m not convinced it’ll be my kind of thing. We’ll see :)

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  8. Angie @ Beneath the Jacket said:

    This book has been waiting for me on my Kindle. I need to get on this and read it since I’ve heard nothing but good things! Your review has pushed me over the edge! :)

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  9. Jasmine Rose said:

    This is definitely the most convincing review I’ve read for this book. I’m thinking I need to move it WAY up in my TBR now.

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  10. Jacinda @ The Reading Housewives said:

    OMG YOU READ TOUCH!!! AHHHHHHH!

    I never thought about Deznee being Team Dauntless, but you’re right Anna!

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