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Review: TOUCH by Jus Accardo

Hello all and welcome to Mother/Gamer/Writer for the last leg of the TOUCH Blog Tour. I hope you all have had a lot of fun following along with the interviews, reviews and guest posts. Thank you so much for coming to my side of the blogging planet and I hope you enjoy my review of another EPIC 2011 debut.  TOUCH was fantastic and if you haven’t read it yet I suggest you add it to your Christmas list!
Enjoy…

 

 

 

Review: TOUCH by Jus AccardoTouch by Jus Accardo
Series: Denazen #1
Published by: Entangled Teen on November 1, 2011
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal, PNR, Science Fiction, YA
Pages: 284
Format: eBook
Source: ARC From Publisher

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About the Book:

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.


 

 

 

 

 

My Take on TOUCH:

 

 

[quote pos=”right”] With a story as electrifying as X-Men, mysterious as I Am Number 4, and romantic as Twilight, YA fans will instantly fall in love with Deznee and Kale.[/quote]
 

 

 
I looked at the sign-up page for this tour maybe four or five times before I decided to join. Yes the book looked interesting but I just wasn’t sure it was going to be for me. I saw the word Denazen and my first thought was…huh. Well fast forward a few weeks later after I received my copy, following a very strange opening paragraph, I was immediately hooked. Word after word, page after page, TOUCH consumed me, held me under a spell of charismatic writing and terrific pacing. There was never a dull second in this book. From the moment I meet our strong-willed, sarcastic, adrenaline junkie heroine Deznee, I knew I was in for a treat. And Accardo did not disappoint.
 
When I finally made it to the last sentence of TOUCH I was terribly upset. I did not what the book to be over. I was having so much fun sitting on the edge of my seat waiting to see what Accardo was going to throw at our characters next. Each twist brought something new and exciting into the mix. At one point I literally screamed “OMG I KNEW IT” and at another I was in tears from laughing so hard at Dez’s internal dialogue and her constant snide remarks. FABULOUS writing Jus, job well done.
 
Given everything that happens to our main characters (and believe me they were tested to the extreme) we are still able to see well thought out character development. Between Dez and Kale readers were introduced to two characters on completely opposite ends of the social spectrum. Dez with her spunky, no-nonsense attitude and Kale with his humble killer instincts, I couldn’t have asked for two better MC’s. I genuinely wanted these two to fall in love. Every time Kale held Dez’s hand to his chest I melted like a silly school girl with her first crush. It was a very innocent and intimate love affair. Something we don’t get to see that often anymore. It made me appreciate simple wonders such as a kiss and holding hands. As Deznee pointed out “I felt like Christmas morning”, and what girl doesn’t want to feel that way?  *Sighs*
 
Overall, TOUCH is a SUPER-EPIC-FANTASTICAL-WIN (yes I made that into one long word with a lot of dashes :-)). Thoroughly engrossing, jammed packed with elements of mystery and betrayal, TOUCH is a novel that is worth your time. Accardo is definitely an author to watch out for, and with the Denazen series she can only go onward and upward from here. But don’t take my word for it, find out for yourself! Oh, and did I mention there is an evil corporation trying to take over the world?

 

 

My Rating:

 

5 out of 5 Controllers

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Favorite Quotes from Deznee:>

  1. I’d  had a lot of guys look at me like I was a fun vacation on the beach, but the way Kale’s ice blue eyes devoured every inch of me, full of heat and hope, I felt like Christmas morning. Timeless and perfect.
  2. A chair. Someone had thrown a chair at me. What the hell was this, WWE?

 

 

 

Giveaway:

Make sure you commented on all the stops with your name and email addresses! This is a giveaway tour and there will be a grand prize which consists of an eBook of TOUCH, along with a secret gift from Jus Accardo herself!! Good luck!

 

 

For the complete Tour list: Visit the Tour Page

 

 

 
Please note a review copy of this book was given to me by Entangled Publishing for my honest review.
 

 

 

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About Jus Accardo

Jus Accardo spent her childhood reading and learning to cook. Determined to follow in her grandfather’s footsteps as a chef, she applied and was accepted to the Culinary Institute of America. At the last minute, she realized her path lay with fiction, not food, and passed on the spot to pursue writing.

Jus is the bestselling author of YA paranormal romance and urban fantasy fiction. A native New Yorker, she lives in the middle of nowhere with her husband, three dogs, and sometimes guard bear, Oswald. Her first book, Touch was released in November 2011 from Entangled Publishing. She is currently working on the next book in the Denazen series.

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