Nov 10, 2011

TOUCH Blog Tour!

Welcome to Willing To See Less, the next stop in the official TOUCH book blog tour!

Make sure to visit the official page at YA Bound where you can check all the tour stops and follow along. Visit and comment on each post to be entered in the grand prize giveaway--an ebook of Touch and a secret gift from Jus herself. Make sure to comment on every tour stop with your name and email to be entered.

About TOUCH (Goodreads summary): 
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 takin down Denazen before they're caught and her father discovers the biggest secrets of all. A secret Dez has spent her life keeping safe.
A secret Kale will kill to protect.

My review:

I sat down to write this review the moment I finished reading Touch. There are so many things floating around in my head--especially that last, awesome sentence that made me giggle erratically and left hungry for more.

But before we get to the ending, there are many more good things to say about Touch. It starts head-first, bursts into action on page one and keeps the adrenaline level on highest volume till the very end. There's definitely not a single dull moment in this book. I found myself sucked into it from the opening scene and during breaks I longed to be back in this mysterious world full of intrigues. As the story unfolds and the stakes get higher, the characters open up layer by layer. Kale is a particularly interesting chap. As he learns about the world outside, he also learns how complicated it is and what love feels like. Though he's a lethal weapon, at points I wanted to ruffle his hair and give him a bear hug, followed by hot chocolate and cookies. A boy who could turn you to dust simply by touching you, at the same time he's so wonderfully broken and vulnerable...

Deznee is just as lovable as Kale. When the cracks in her seemingly impenetrable armor started to show, I loved her even more. Jus Accardo did a great job on character development there. Every so often she throws in bits that make you see Dez from a different perspective. I especially loved the past relationship that returns to haunt her. (I'm avoiding spoilers here).

This is a perfect addition to your YA bookshelf if you like X-men or prefer your YA reads to be exploding with action and romance. 

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