Author: Jus Accardo
First published October 1, 2011
284 pages, Paperback
ISBN: 9781937044459 (ISBN10: 1937044459)
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.
About the Author
During her childhood, Jus Accardo was an avid reader and was also interested in cooking. She aspired to become a chef like her grandfather and was accepted into the Culinary Institute of America.
However, shortly before starting her course, she realized that her true passion was writing fiction.
Jus is now a widely recognized author of several book series including the popular Denazen, Darker Agency, and The Eternal Balance, all published by Entangled. She was born in New York and currently resides in a remote area with her husband, three dogs, and their occasional guard bear, Oswald.
“Touch” by Jus Accardo is a young adult paranormal romance novel first published on October 1, 2011. Accardo is an accomplished writer with numerous publications in various genres, and “Touch” is one of her most popular works.
The book falls into the paranormal romance genre, which blends supernatural elements and mystical powers with traditional romance themes and character development. The story follows the adventures of Deznee Cross, a teenager with the ability to touch people and see their immediate past or future.
Deznee is not alone in her gift; there is a secret government agency tracking down gifted individuals like her to use their powers for their own purposes. When the agency kidnaps Deznee’s best friend, she decides to use her powers to save her friend and take down the agency.
“Touch” is a well-written, engaging novel with well-woven themes of supernatural powers, government conspiracies, and young love. The book’s strengths lie in the author’s crafting of rich characters and vivid world-building.
The characters are relatable, with flaws and internal struggles that add depth to their personalities. The writing style is fluid and descriptive, creating a vivid and compelling atmosphere that immerses the reader in the story.
Despite these strengths, “Touch” has some weaknesses, including some predictable plot elements and a few clichs in character development. Additionally, the pacing is slow in some parts, creating moments of boredom for the reader.
However, these flaws are minor and do not detract significantly from the overall quality of the novel. Overall, “Touch” is an enjoyable read that will appeal to fans of the paranormal romance genre.
The themes of supernatural powers and government conspiracies are timely and relevant, adding a layer of social commentary to the story. The strengths of the novel, including the character development and world-building, make it a worthwhile read for anyone interested in a well-crafted, engaging story.
Therefore, we recommend “Touch” to anyone looking for an enthralling young adult paranormal romance novel. Rating: 4/5