Review: Touch

9.29.2011
Touch by Jus Accardo
Publish Date: November 8th, 2011 by Entangled Publishing, LLC
Amazon//B&N//

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. 

WELL. I enjoyed this way more than I thought I would. Not because I'd heard bad reviews or anything, I just thought that it was going to be full of plot holes the size of craters. Why? I don't know.

Dez is an interesting character. She's easy to relate to most of the time, and she wasn't weak and never whined. She did whatever she had to do to save Kale and the others she loved. My only problem with her was that I would have liked to seen a little more vulnerability in her, or maybe a hobby that didn't involve an adrenaline rush. It would have made her easier to connect with.

I loved the concept of Sixes. Sixes are a person with a special power - some can control fire, some can kill with a touch, some can see the future, etc. I really liked how all of them had different powers. It was interesting to see how they all worked together.

And Kale. I loved that boy. He was so innocent about some things, but at the same time, he was strong and fierce. And even if he was kind of a killer, he was still adorable ;D

Even if I loved the book and its plot, there were still a few things I had problems with. The pacing, for one thing. The pacing of Dez and Kale's relationship seemed fine, but the pace of the book in general seemed a little too fast for me. Also, I would have liked to know a little more of Denazen, the corporation running the entire shebang, stealing Sixes off the street and forcing them to kill others, basically. I want to know how it was started. Most of all, I want to understand Dez's dad's motives for doing what he did. Of course, this is only the first book in a series, so maybe some of that will be explained later, but so far, all I've got is "He did it because he's evil."

As for the writing style, I have no idea what I think of it. It wasn't beautiful, but it wasn't choppy and amateur. It wasn't ridiculously simple or complicated. I really didn't think about it at all while I was reading the book. There were quite a few mistakes, but since what I read isn't a finalized copy, I can't really complain about that, can I? :P

Overall: Touch is an intriguing novel full of suspense and amazing characters. While I was left with a few too many questions, it was an awesome read. 4 stars.

~Zoey~
5 comments on "Review: Touch"
  1. Wow a too fast pace!? Too slow is common but too fast is something I don't hear of often. I just got this book yesterday and I'm looking forward to it. Glad it's not a complete disaster :)

    Giselle
    Xpresso Reads

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  2. Great review! I was curious about this book and after reading your review, I'm going to add it to my TBR list. Interesting story and fast pace sounds good to me!

    susanw28 (at) mindspring (dot) com

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  3. Loved this book! And just like you I was a bit worried about it but, had no idea why haha. Dez was such a fun character to read about and of course so was Kale! Great review!
    Brittany K

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  4. I ordered this book a few days ago and I'm waiting for it to come in already. I've always have complaints about books going to slow rather than fast, so that's a surprise. Hopefully it's not super fast where I can't understand anything.

    I love when a book doesn't give you many answers because it leaves you speculating and wanting book two, but I don't like it when you don't know anything and it becomes to confusing. Hope Touch isn't that way either.

    Thanks so much for your review. I've read plenty of reviews of this book, but yours helps me the best. :]

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  5. I've been wanting to read this one for months. Everyone seems to just LOVE it. Hopefully I'll enjoy it too. Glad to know it's a series, hopefully those questions will get answered.

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9.29.2011

Review: Touch

Touch by Jus Accardo
Publish Date: November 8th, 2011 by Entangled Publishing, LLC
Amazon//B&N//

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. 

WELL. I enjoyed this way more than I thought I would. Not because I'd heard bad reviews or anything, I just thought that it was going to be full of plot holes the size of craters. Why? I don't know.

Dez is an interesting character. She's easy to relate to most of the time, and she wasn't weak and never whined. She did whatever she had to do to save Kale and the others she loved. My only problem with her was that I would have liked to seen a little more vulnerability in her, or maybe a hobby that didn't involve an adrenaline rush. It would have made her easier to connect with.

I loved the concept of Sixes. Sixes are a person with a special power - some can control fire, some can kill with a touch, some can see the future, etc. I really liked how all of them had different powers. It was interesting to see how they all worked together.

And Kale. I loved that boy. He was so innocent about some things, but at the same time, he was strong and fierce. And even if he was kind of a killer, he was still adorable ;D

Even if I loved the book and its plot, there were still a few things I had problems with. The pacing, for one thing. The pacing of Dez and Kale's relationship seemed fine, but the pace of the book in general seemed a little too fast for me. Also, I would have liked to know a little more of Denazen, the corporation running the entire shebang, stealing Sixes off the street and forcing them to kill others, basically. I want to know how it was started. Most of all, I want to understand Dez's dad's motives for doing what he did. Of course, this is only the first book in a series, so maybe some of that will be explained later, but so far, all I've got is "He did it because he's evil."

As for the writing style, I have no idea what I think of it. It wasn't beautiful, but it wasn't choppy and amateur. It wasn't ridiculously simple or complicated. I really didn't think about it at all while I was reading the book. There were quite a few mistakes, but since what I read isn't a finalized copy, I can't really complain about that, can I? :P

Overall: Touch is an intriguing novel full of suspense and amazing characters. While I was left with a few too many questions, it was an awesome read. 4 stars.

~Zoey~

5 comments:

  1. Wow a too fast pace!? Too slow is common but too fast is something I don't hear of often. I just got this book yesterday and I'm looking forward to it. Glad it's not a complete disaster :)

    Giselle
    Xpresso Reads

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  2. Great review! I was curious about this book and after reading your review, I'm going to add it to my TBR list. Interesting story and fast pace sounds good to me!

    susanw28 (at) mindspring (dot) com

    ReplyDelete
  3. Loved this book! And just like you I was a bit worried about it but, had no idea why haha. Dez was such a fun character to read about and of course so was Kale! Great review!
    Brittany K

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  4. I ordered this book a few days ago and I'm waiting for it to come in already. I've always have complaints about books going to slow rather than fast, so that's a surprise. Hopefully it's not super fast where I can't understand anything.

    I love when a book doesn't give you many answers because it leaves you speculating and wanting book two, but I don't like it when you don't know anything and it becomes to confusing. Hope Touch isn't that way either.

    Thanks so much for your review. I've read plenty of reviews of this book, but yours helps me the best. :]

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  5. I've been wanting to read this one for months. Everyone seems to just LOVE it. Hopefully I'll enjoy it too. Glad to know it's a series, hopefully those questions will get answered.

    ReplyDelete