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Review: Touch by Jus Accardo

November 21, 2011

Touch (Denazen #1)

Touch (Denazen #1)
by Jus Accardo

Published: 11/1/2011 by Entangled Publishing
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.

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The Bookish Brunette thought:
The first time I saw Touch was on NetGalley. And honestly, it wasn’t screaming “Take me to your Nook immediately chick!” so I just kinda skimmed over it… THEN a bit later Jacinda from The Reading Housewives posted her review of this book. You can’t go wrong with, “Touch is one of my favorite books of 2011” which is what Jac said- so I grabbed a copy the day it released on Amazon and…

On page ONE, the word ‘epic’ was utilized… which is an EPIC WIN in my book! And by page THREE- I was hooked like a catfish at a Bass Pro Tournament! Our main character, Dez (who is ROCKSAUCE awesome!) decides to head home early from a party after,

“Ten minutes of kissy face in the bushes and Mark Geuer thinks we’re soulmates. So don’t need a stalker.” ~Dez

Halfway home, a gorgeous guy comes FALLING down a hill and literally lands at her feet then immediately demands she give him her shoes! She surrenders her shoe’s to the muscled hottie with the striking eyes after the desperate look she sees on his face and four strangely uniformed men come barreling out of the forest asking her if she’s seen a boy come through there. Dez sends them the wrong way, but they split off into opposite directions.

“Guess they didn’t trust a semi-drunk chick with a nose-ring and no shoes.”

Dez makes the command decision to take him HOME with her for two reasons:
1. To irritate her dad
2. Because he’s WICKED hot

“So ready to fill me in yet? Who were those guys in the fruity leotards? Did you piss off a herd of male ballet dancers?”

Seriously, I could have done my review based on nothing but AWESOME quotes taken from this book!

It turns out, NOTHING is as it seems in Dez’s life. Her dad, whom she always deemed a creep is actually like the epitome of evil genius/mad scientist… and Dez and Kale *swoon* end up on the run for their lives!

This book was SOOOO freaking AMAZING! I tore through it like a crazy person! The characters were FABULOUS, the suspense was absolutely nail-biting and the romance… Ooooh dear God- it’s sizziling HOT! I can’t WAIT for TOXIC (Denazen#2) coming in 2012!!

Be prepared to add a new favorite to your shelf when you pick Touch up, it is definitely a MUST READ of 2011!

BUY Touch!!!

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21 Comments
  1. Thanks! I would have passed this one by, too, but I'll definitely check it out now. It sounds like a page turner!

  2. This is a perfect example why reviews are so important. Sometimes, we have misfires on our cover art and such. Having someone review or recommend our books is of utmost importance.Great post!

  3. I'm on my phone so I'll just say, "I told you so!" 🙂

  4. YOU LOVED IT!! YAY!!! Awesome review Touch is awesome! :DGiselleXpresso Reads

  5. Your reviews rock my face off!!! But I can't keep up with all these great books. How do you do it?!?!?!

  6. Because he's wicked hot should be her number one reason. LOLYeah, Jacinda totally sold me on her review too, I just haven't made the time to read it. :(But I will soon. 🙂

  7. Ok, you and Jen (In a Closet with a Bibliophile) totally convinced me to read this. I had no clue this one was on Netgalley! *Facepalm* I'm going to see if its still there. Awesome review!

  8. What is my problem that I haven't read this book yet? Everyone raves about it and I'm all by myself out in left field with no Dez and no Kale to fangirl over. MUST READ IMMEDIATELY!

  9. Ashley!!! I'm totally squeeing right now!! *squeeeee* I so knew you'd love this book! Kale *melts into a pile of goo* is so freaking hot. Gosh, I kind of want to go and reread it. I'm so pumped for TOXIC it's not even funny! And what about that ending of TOUCH?!? Epic right?!

  10. I've basically read on every blog that this book is amazing. I really need to get it. I'm glad the two main characters were so wonderful! And a book that uses epic in the first page has my vote! Thanks for the review!

  11. Great review, you've totally sold it to me!I would've passed over this book as well, but now I NEED a copy!

  12. Loooooooved Kale! sighs, swoons, sighs some more.

  13. Wicked hot? Epic used in the beginning? Yes, I've been wanting to read this one and now I REALLY want to read it. Your enthusiasm is infectious and my cure is getting this book! 🙂

  14. "I was hooked like a catfish at a Bass Pro Tournament!" – This is one of the most impressive review blurbs I've ever read! I'm wondering if Dez has big feet for a girl or the Wicked Hottie has smallish ones…

  15. All of my favorite bloggers, yourself included, are saying this is a must read of 2011. I think after reading 5 wonderful and amazing reviews on the book I am sold. I will have to put this near the top of my wish list. Thanks for the great review!

  16. I've seen quite a few rave reviews for this one! I think I already added it to my WL, but I'll double check 😉

  17. Ok. FINE. After reading Shannon and Jacinda's review, and now yours, I'm pretty sure I'm just going to have to go out and get me hands on a copy of this one! It sounds amazing! Fantastic review! 🙂

  18. Bahahah! Catfish at a pro-bass tournament?? Where do you live girly??? lol Thanks for the review…I probably would have passed on this as well, but now I'm reconsidering!

  19. I absolutely loved this book (and Kale)! a wonderful review..Sharon @ Obsession with Books

  20. This book does sound amazing. This is second or third good review I read of it.Paula @ PaulaSHx-bookreviews

  21. This is the first review of this book that I've read and I am now dying to read it!!

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