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
I saw this book floating around in the bloggysphere and many of the blogs I ususally visit featured this series. For some reason I never picked it up but when a lovely lady from Entangled offered a copy I jumped right in.
Oh and! How surprised I was that I loved it soo much, like really much!
YA paranormal with quirky, intriguing and unique characters
I fell in love with Deznee our protagonist and from which’s POV the story is told instantly! We meet her when she’s doing a stunt on her skateboard. She’s reckless and outspoken, I loved her instantly! Later when we get to know her better, we learn that she had a hard day dealing with a father that fails to show any affection and an absent mother. Also, she’s always trying hard to get any emotion from her father even getting him angry. Which is why she choose to take Kale the mysterious and weird boy at home with her. Kale is cute and he’s somehow ..off?! We are wondering together with Deznee what his story is. But at the same time it’s easy to be intrigued by this boy and later on it was as easy for me to fall in love with him too!
Kale – strong ,bad-ass but beautifully vulnerable at the same time
Seriously , being able to create a character that is has so different features seems hard, maybe even unbelievable yet Jus Accardo managed just this! Kale is a bad ass assassin that at the same time has no idea about personal relationships, emotion and even living in the normal world. I barely meet a more contradicting character before. When he learns how to live outside from what he’s ever know and was raised to believe and he begins to realize the beauty of human relation, emotion and even romance its sweetness to the point of lovely! But we never forget that Kale’s touch means death – which makes his mind and ability so contradicting and intriguing.
Mystery and Suspense that keeps you on edge!
Kale and Deznee have to figure out what is going on with organisation that deals with special kids like Kale. Of course, they are also not happy that Kale managed to flee! Deznee intuitional trusts Kale and tries to help him figure things out and run and hide from the “real bad” guys. While they are hiding, we are constantly on edge and trying to figure out more along with those 2 fugitives. There are some twists and turns that add to the suspense and that will also water your yes. If you are like me and easily start crying.
This was a phenomenal read! Both intense, full of mystery and suspense but also full of a beautiful and wonderful unfolding romance. I loved the growing relation and deep emotions between Deznee and Kale. The cast of characters was fantastic and I love both Deznee and Kale instantly! Any fans of the paranormal with a wonderful romance will love this book! I, can’t wait for more!
Random Notes and Addition Info’s
This is one of the series that is released in a short time period. Only 6 month after the release of Touch, Toxic Book II will be released! Even better, there will a short story released end of February! Gosh, I much I love it when publishers are releasing series so short after each other! We just had a vivid discussion about this last Saturday, feel free to join!