Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Review: Touch by Jus Accardo

Title: Touch
Author: Jus Accardo
Reviewed by: Cassie
The Fairies Say: Exciting and entertaining!!

Summary (from Goodreads.com)

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 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 htem 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.

Oftentimes, I will be hugely disappointed by a book I highly anticipated. I am happy to say, Touch was not one of them! Odd names aside, this was pretty great.

Touch starts off with a bang. Dez is coming home drunk from a party (yes... drunk.) and whadya know! Crashes straight into a very attractive guy who is on the run. What better a chance to bring him home and piss off her dad? Plus, she's kind of curious as to what's up with him.

Dez is someone you definitely either hate or love. Because she is a downright slut. I'm not going to edge around the bush; she claims she used to be quiet and a good-girl, but then came along a bad-boy. And whoopdidoo she becomes a naughty girl. Basically, she's the kind of girl who goes to huge parties, gets drunk, gets high off adrenaline, always is up for a hook up, and wears the slut badge with pride. However, she's also very brave (and reckless) and once she decides something, she sticks with it and fights for it. 
And when she fights, she goes all out. She's tough and she's definitely got the smart-ass vibe going.
But I'm telling you now: if you hate reading from a slutty POV (and I mean all-out slutty) then you will not like this book. One bit. But, while I do not endorse slutdom, I still found Dez really amusing and fun.

Kale. Oooooh baby, if Kale was a ticket he'd have FINE stamped all over him! Because of his nature, I found him hilarious (but he's not funny on purpose) and yet secretly seductive. I mean, just look at that book cover up there. Just take five minutes and just stare.
I know I did.

He's tough, a protector true to heart, damaged, yet somehow very lovable/sweet. (with the right person)

The overall plot was decent. It definitely could've been better. However, I still feel it was a good job. I'm looking forward to the next one! :) It's a quick read and pretty light, so try it out!

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