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Friday, 2 March 2012. Posted by Suzanne (Parabooklover) at 16:46
Touch by Jus Accardo
Published 1st November 2011
By Entangled Publishing
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This book turned out completely different than I expected and I loved it!
Dez in on her way home from a party when a guy literally lands at her feet. He asks Dez for her shoes and she gives them to him, not because she's afraid of him, but because of the fear she sees in his eyes. Dez covers for the boy and sends the two guys who are chasing him in the opposite direction. Always looking for ways to annoy her dad, she invites the boy, whose name is Kale, back to her house. He tells Dez that he has escaped from Denazen, a company that kidnaps kids with special powers, "sixes", and uses them for their own use. Kale is used for murder. His touch can kill.
Dez thought Denazen was a law firm her dad worked at. It turns out she didn't know her dad at all. Suddenly, she finds herself on the run with Kale. And the person she's running from is her dad.
Kale was great, a really likeable character. But with him having to learn some of the aspects of human behaviour, he reminded me of Data from Star Trek and I just constantly imagined him as kind of robotic. This didn't do much for my image of how swoonworthy he should be.
Dez was a fantastic heroine. She was tough and brave and not afraid to throw a dig if someone deserved it. But she was also sensitive and caring to the people she loved and cared about.
I really didn't get Alex. He supposedly does what he does because he is in love with Dez and wants her for himself, but a decent person wouldn't do the things he does to someone they love. Yet he seemed like a decent enough guy most of the time. I am hoping we see more of him in the next book so I can try to figure him out.
The idea of the sixes was interesting and imaginative. There were so many different types of special powers the sixes had. Like turning into a panda? Weird but it worked.
Jus's writing style just flows and she kept me intrigued throughout the book with action, suspense and romance. I didn't want to stop reading. There were a lot of characters in this book but they were all memorable and enhancing to the story.
I did feel there was one big question left unanswered. I don't want to give anything away so I will just say it involved Dez and Kale. I'm hoping this question will be answered in the next instalment in the series.
I really like this cover. The guy on the front is really HOT! I would have liked to be able to imagine him as my Kale but Data stepped in in his place lol.
“As long as I know this" - he lifted our joined hands - "is mine to hold, I'll wait for you forever.”
Thanks to Entangled Publishing for proving me with a copy of this book for review.