Friday, 18 November 2011

***Review*** Touch by Jus Accardo





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Released : 9th October 2011
Series :Yes #1 in the Denazen series
Format :Kindle
Source : Bought from Amazon UK



Goodreads Synopsis:

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 review:


I know it’s going to be a good book when my friend gives it a top rating- we have very similar taste in books.  So bearing that in mind Touch certainly had high expectations to live up to.


Well my friend got it spot on!!! I absolutely loved this book. Thank you, thank you, thank you. I finished reading it this afternoon and I’m still mulling over the story hours later.  Definitely one for the “keeper” pile.

I was hooked right from the start, it certainly started with a bang and the pace picked up to more excitement and adrenaline.  I thought it was a perfect start to the story; I quickly got to know the main character Dez and also her troubled relationship with her Dad.


It’s a refreshing change from the books I’ve recently been reading.  I loved the concept about kids with super-powers being manipulated by a big corporation.  Mix that in with a kick a** main female character, Dez, who is feisty and fierce and it made the perfect book.  There are some tender and sweet moments between Dez & Kale and it was a joy to see their relationship blossoming.  There is an element of mystery and I thought this kept the excitement going throughout the story.


I notice this is book one in the series, so I very much look forward to reading more.


This will be one of my top reads of the year.  I loved this book and it ticked every box – great story, great characters and a fantastic ending.  I highly recommend this book.

Story Rating: 5/5 - this was a fantastic book and I loved it.

Cover Rating : 4/5 - I like the cover, the boy I assume is Kale and he looks hot!  Especially with the piercing blue eyes *swoon*

About the Author:



Jus Accardo is the 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, is due out in November 2011 from Entangled Publishing. She is represented by Kevan Lyon of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency.

48 comments:

Pen to Paper said...

Great review Jen! I told you you'd love it! :D
I can't wait for the next one either. I think Jus said it would be Spring 2012!! Exciting stuff!
xxx

Maji Bookshelf said...

wow! i really love the premise of this book! Also all ive been hearing is good reviews about it. Great review, you made me excited for this book!

- juhina

FairyWhispers said...

This book sounds good.

thanks for the review

=)

Lecea said...

Dez sounds like a tough heroine and Kale sounds dangerous - I look forward to reading about them!

Avon Bernabe said...

I've read so many good reviews about this book, including yours. Hmm. time to read this, eh? :D

Christina Fiorelli said...

I love books with tough heroines who don't need rescuing but choose the boy they're with!

Thanks for the great review!

vadeluna07 said...

Wow! Not sure why, but when I read what this book was about I just knew I had to read it! It sounds like the kind of book I love to read. I just entered your contest and if I win I'm going to pick this book. If I don't, I'm still going to buy this book!!!!

mimz said...

Great review! I haven't had the chance to read Touch yet, but I've heard great things about it.

Jewel said...

It seems everywhere I go I see this book. I wasn't sure I wanted to read it, but the more I read great reviews about it, the more interested I get. I think this review has finally made me put this book on my TBR list. Thanks!

Clarissa (Bookadicea) said...

This book is making a great noise in the literary world and it makes me wonder about its story so I really wanted to get my hands on this to see for myself. I think its great.

TayteH said...

"There are some tender and sweet moments between Dez & Kale and it was a joy to see their relationship blossoming." Oh good, they do get into a relationship. I was afraid that because he couldn't touch her that they couldn't get together. Thank you!

Juana said...

Thanks for the great review. This is the first time I hear about this book. I would love to read this book. I know I would like it. I added this book to my book wish list.

jmesparza821(at)gmail(dot)com

Denise Z said...

I am so glad you liked Touch. I have had my eye on it for a while and it is definitely on the wishlist. I hopped over today from twitter to enter the happy new year giveaway and I am so glad I have found your fun site. I look forward to following this coming year.

IdentitySeeker said...

*Squeeeee* Sorry! I couldn't help it. *blush* I get a little excited when I read great reviews for this book which, incidentally, happens to be on its way to me! *bats eyelashes*. Okay, I'm going to gloat elsewhere now *grin*. Great review!

Happy New Year!
Sarah

SiNn said...

o0o wow nowww i haveee to read this book! ur so lucky to have gotten to read this ty for the review you did an excelent job!

primrose said...

Okay, now you really made me want to read this book so bad. I love kick ass chicks.

Kat C said...

I see this book everywhere, but had no idea what it was about ! Looks like a good read . . .

Nedraw said...

I would've picked this one up just because of the cover. After reading your review I am definitely putting this one on my wish list. It sounds just like my kind of book.

BookAttict said...

Now I KNOW I want to read Touch! Thanks for the great review! Happy New Year & thanks for the giveaway!

elizabeth @ bookattict . com

Devony said...

wow, this one sounds really interesting! I'm curious what kind of language and such it had in it too. Maybe that would be something you could include in future reviews - a content rating since a lot of people on here are minors or just don't like reading too much language and sex. Thanks for the review!

Jolene and Family said...

The reviews for this have been great and I cannot wait to read this for myself!!! Great review!!!

Sharmaine Chan said...

This book is currently on my TBR pile and I've seen great reviews about it. Now, I'm sure I'm gonna read this book because of another great review I've seen!

Hilda said...

This wonderful review makes me want to grab my copy of Touch and read it! Thanks for the review :)

Sophia Rose said...

I have this book on my wish list and loved the plot idea.

Thanks for the review!

Mei said...

I definitely got to read this book. great review :D

desitheblonde said...

WOW I LIKE THE WAY THE BOOK IS DONE AND THE COVER IS HOT TO TROT

Stephii said...

I just love the cover and the book seems very good! :D

Ginemoon said...

This sounds amazing!!... I loved the cover!...
definitely I have to read this!

Tricia-wa said...

His book sounds pretty awesome!

marybelle said...

It seems like everyone loves this book. I must read it.

Stephanie Verhaegen said...
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Stephanie Verhaegen said...

This book sounds so good. Dez seems like a kick ass character! I'm really interested in reading it after this review. Thanks so much!

b_ls said...

Lovely review! I really enjoyed this book as well. I liked the idea of some of the crazy powers! I also really liked Kale and Dez's relationship haha. I can't wait for book 2!

taterbug78 said...

Great Review! The book looks amazing!

jwhitus said...

I'm so glad to see you gave this book such a rave review. It's next on my list to read and I've looking forward to reading it. Thanks for your thoughts.

Unknown said...

I've been on the fence about this book - but your review just pushed me over to the "I gotta get this book" side! It sounds like a can't miss!

Thanks so much for taking the time to write up the review for those of us who just weren't sure about it :)

Gena Robertson
robertsongena@hotmail.com

Shane R. said...

I've never heard of Touch but that synopsis is wild. Thanks for the review. I will check this one out since you recommended it!

❤ Vivian said...

Super good review! I've heard of Touch, but never thought of picking it up before, I'll definitely check it out now! Thanks for sharing your opinions! I really liked your mentioning of "mulling" over the story after finishing it. That's always a good sign of a worthy book making a huge impact on you! ^_^

Vivian @ Vivaciously, Vivian

Kaci Verdun said...

Great review. I just finished reading Touch a few weeks ago and loved it! I love how the story line is different and it's action packed. Also i really like the relationship between Kale and Dez!

desitheblonde said...

the book sound great and then i love the way the book and the cover i love the way did

desi the blonde msn dot com

Cayce said...

Thank you for the great review! Touch sounds like something I'd enjoy. I'll have to check it out. :)

Tristan said...

I just saw the excerpt from this book a couple of days ago and thought that it looked amazing! Then hearing that you really liked and that you gave it a good review makes me want to read it even more! I will definitely have to pick this one up soon!

fourheadjen said...

Great review! I should check this out!

Adriana C said...

Like your review, this book had been in my TBR for a while, I think I need to read it soon.
Kids with superpowers sound good.

Tasnim said...

Like the review! This has been on by TBR list for a while and I've already heard lots of great things about it so I might just bump it up :)

Lisa Richards/alterlisa said...

I'd seen the cover around but until now didn't really know what it was about. Definitely going on my wishlist.

Veronika said...

I read Touch last week or so! It was amazing!! One of my favorite reads this year! The book is fast paced and I couldn't put it down! My favorite was Kale!! Oh Kale.. *.* *swoon* His character suprised me a lot, because despite all the bad things his character was the "purest" I've ever read! I love him!

bn100 said...

Very nice review. Sounds like a good book.

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