Touch (Denazen #1)


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.-Goodreads

I have to say I really enjoyed this book. Deznee reminds me a lot of how we all act at 17: invincible. She is a wild child that purposely pushes the envelope in order to get a rise out of her dad. Yes, some serious daddy issues going on in this book.

Then we have Kale. Kale is a really interesting character. He is essential a feral man that has no experience with other humans because his touch can kill you, well everyone except Deznee.

“He sat up straight, eyes wide, and touched the tip of his index finger to his cheek. “What was that?”I blushed. “A kiss.””That’s what a kiss feels like?””Well, technically. There are a lot of different types of—””Show me.””Show you what?””Show me some other kinds.””You’re asking me to kiss you?”

And he is adorable. Could you imagine explaining a kiss to a guy? He is so sweet and innocent despite his circumnstances. Over the course of the book you learn to feel a connection between Kale and Dez. Some skeletons pop out of the closet. And you are left reading one hell of adventure.

4 stars*



Barnes and Noble


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