Sunday, November 27, 2011

BLOG TOUR # 6 - BOOK REVIEW - TOUCH by JUS ACCARDO - DENAZEN #1

By: Jus Accardo
Published By: Entangled Publishing
Released : Available Now
Details: Digital Book , 264 Pages
Source: Entangled Publishing ebook in exchange for an honest review.

RATING : 4 KALE & SHELTIE STARS!!

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.


BOOK REVIEW:



I really enjoyed Touch and am looking forward to Toxic, book 2 and Kale’s Novella.


I enjoyed Deznee’s character, I like her name. It was a different name to see in the YA Genre.


Dez is a bit of a wild child, she is rough around the edges, it appears at first , but then you begin to see more of her and what makes her tick. She is a smart cookie and no matter who is playing her, she does wisen up even though she has to pull a Nancy Drew and try to work out what her father’s real day job is.


Dad, oh he is a piece of work. I think as a parent I have trouble trying to believe that he can issue the orders that he does on children. I do like how Jus has written him, as the reader you really do loathe the man. You keep hoping he is misunderstood, that he isn’t doing what he is at Denazen...but I’m afraid he is.


Brandt, Dez’s cousin and bff, early in the book we get a bit of him, enough to understand that he will do pretty much anything Dez asks of him. They have a close friendship and Dez accepts all of Brandt’s flaws. I really like Brandt.


Alex Mojourn, at first I thought of him as a bit of a creep, but then...well ....I really began to understand him, not agree with him, he hasn't had the best life himself, but you become old enough to know right from wrong...... I can’t say anymore.


Kale, isn’t he a most gorgeous character. I love his naivety of the little things that we all take for granted. When you have been locked away , used, mentally abused, made to do things your whole life.......it’s the little things that are such a joy to him.


I felt sad that he had to learn to trust. He had Sueshanna inside Denazen, but outside, who do you trust when you are running for your life and ‘Big Brother’= Denazen = Dez’s Dad is watching you? He can find you. He seems to have eyes = spies floating about.


This book has betrayal, lust, love, heartache, some nice twists, people flipping sides, and a bunch of Sixes that want to bring Denazen down......


I thought the story really got pumping in the second half and all sorts of skeletons came out of the closet. I think the title of book two , Toxic, could be quite apt.

I'm really looking forward to seeing where Jus takes us with this series.




Michelle

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