Monday, January 30, 2012

Book Review: Touch "who knew something so simple, could kill you"

Jus Accardo
Paranormal Romance/ Fantasy

3.5 stars

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:

                            Ooh, dear sweet baby Jesus, the cover..*fans myself*
   Well, I'm not  of a big fan of this book. It reminded me way too much of X-Men. All that was missing was the skin-tight, colorful outfits. It had a good dose of action and the book  started out very nicely. It basically hits the ground running, and for Dez, the main character,  that's really how it happens.  

Now, for the main MC's, I liked Dez 'cause of her spunky attitude and well, for her fearlessness. And of course there is the hot, eye candy, well, mental candy really, Kale. The boy Dez saves.  

Kale is a very unusual boy, from the start, but soon Dez falls head over heels for him, and for me, way too quickly. It was just like 'BAM' I love him!! I'm the kind of person who loves development and watching as the characters learn to 'love' each other. But other than that, the action is quite nice.

But I felt she just accepted everything, with no second thoughts.  When she discovers who Kale really is and what his "killer touch" can do and he's not the only one with strange abilities, and who her dad really is and what he does, she just goes with, accepts everything so nicely. Nothing seemed to really surprise her.  If I found out there were a bunch of people with 'super powers' well, I would freak, then realize how freakin' awesome that was. But I wouldn't just except it right away,with no questions asked.

While the action was nice, I felt like I've read a lot of the scenes before. It wasn't too original. It reminded me of a book I actually  read a few months back, 
 Shatter Me, by Tahereh Mafi, which like Touch, how Kale has a deadly touch and the girl meant to love him is somehow 'deadly-touch-resistance', it's just flipped. In Shatter Me, Juliette has the killer touch and it's the guy, the one she has always loved, is well, shielded from it. But Shatter me had to the hero customs...XD. 

The plot seemed too loose and way too predictable at times. And Dez's secret, very easy to guess it. I essentially guessed the whole plot by the  time I reached the middle of the book. It definitively had the entertainment factor though, I'll give it that. And, well, I most likely will read the second book, just to see if  it'll grow into something better and I kind of want to know what will happen to Kale and Dez, damn curiosity, it always gets the better of me. 

I do recommend this book to those who love the 'I've been born with super powers somehow, and everyone is after me, gotta save the world, kinda sci-fi books,' 'cause, this  definitively has that. Secret underground organization and all, I'm just waiting for the super, awesome, hero customs! 
*Hero pose, with cape flipping in the wind*

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