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{February 22, 2012}   {Review} Touch by Jus Accardo

From Goodreads: 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.


This is a very interesting story that reminds me of my favorite off air TV show, Heroes.  I absolutely loved that show!  Like Heroes, Accardo’s characters harness some amazing powers that, in the wrong hands, can lead to heartache and death.  And, with a cast of characters that readers won’t soon forget, Accardo has created an epic tale that demands an encore. 

Dez and Kale’s story is an enticing one, especially as Kale’s gift is more like a curse.  With a touch that kills, he’s lived a very lonely life, cooped up as a prisoner of Denazen Corporation for as long as he can remember.  This creates the premise behind the exciting storyline as Kale enters the real world, meets Dez (who isn’t as different from Kale as he thinks), and elicits an all out war between those with abilities and those who want to harness their power. 

I really enjoyed this story.  Kale is a very dreamy character and, inability to touch aside, he’s a very ideal young man.  He’s a perfect gentlemen, and his blossoming relationship with Dez was extremely interesting to watch, especially as his sheltered life leaves him without understand of many situations, creating both comical and sad revelations as he continues on his journey.  Accardo is a very talented writer with a vivid imagination that captivated me from the very first page as the story began to unfold.  And, the battle between good and evil has just begun.  I highly recommend this novel to anyone looking for an action packed read, and of course, anyone who enjoyed Heroes.  Four stars.

I purchased this book from Amazon.


Denise Z says:

I have been very intrigued by this book for some time and absolutely loved Heros. I am looking forward to the read even more now :) Thank you for sharing your review.

Mailis says:

That’s a book I really want to read, thanks for your review!

LilWords says:

Can’t wait to read this book! Thanks so much for blogging about it!

I loved this book, I just finished reading it yesterday and immediately started reading Untouched by Jus Accardo Novella ! am looking forward to Toxic when it is released in Sept 2012! It took me a little while to get into touch but once I did I was hooked!!

Dovile says:

I can’t wait to read this book. I’ve discovered it on Goodreads and immediately added it to y to-read shelf, as it seems just the kind of plot that I enjoy.

I really enjoyed this book as well. I love Kale and I can’t wait for more.

Nice review.


Caitlin says:

I absolutely loved reading Touch. So much action on every page and I loved both characters so much. Dez being the badass who will do anything for her father’s attention and her sarcasm and wit. Kale the prisoner from Denazen who is so innocent besides the touch can kill thing. The whole story was amazing and I can’t wait to continue with Toxic. I get the feeling it will somehow outdo Touch and I can’t wait to read it.

Brenda D. says:

I just got my copy today! I’ll probably read it tomorrow. I’m glad you liked it. I really haven’t heard anything bad about it.

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