Touch (Denazen #1) by Jus Accardo
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.
Touch, the first novel of Jus Accardo’s Denazen Series, takes action and romance to brilliant new levels. Deznee Cross stumbles into a world where humans with super powers are hunted by Denazen, a company headed by her own father. When she meets the only Denazen prisoner to escape and remain alive, Kale, her view of the world around her expands along with her view on love.
Accardo excellently caters to the young adult audience with relatable characters and dialogue. Dez is a rebellious teen daredevil who is not above spreading rumors about her promiscuity to provoke her father. Her friends fall under the same wild child category, but like the fun chatter between Dez and her cousin Brandt, it’s normal and humorous. Dez will amaze readers most with her unfailing determination to do the right thing, especially when it comes to protecting the ones she loves.
Touch is wired with an escalating plot and characters with powers beyond super. The action is exciting and captivating, making this installment the perfect beginning to the Denazen Series. Readers who step into Dez’s story will never want to leave!