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.
So I bought this one because of all of the amazing things I had heard and let me tell you it is that and then some! This is one of those books that just seriously just demands your attention once you have started and makes you hold your breath with its action and twists. There was nothing about this book that comes to mind that I could honestly say that I didn't like!
You are thrown into the rebellious world of Deznee aka Dez. She parties hard and lives life to the fullest but it's mostly to tick her father off. So when she is on her way home and stumbles upon a guy being chased she is right in her glory and ready to take him home to upset her father. Only this guy is more than she could have ever guessed and he turns her world upside down. Everything she thought she knew is quite possibly a lie and her father doesn't turn out to be the man she thought he was.
Due to the quick realization that Kale is different and what he is really able to do Dez is quickly a part of something that she never thought possible. She has her own secrets and always has kept them to herself and let me tell you that you want to tell yourself that you knew... That you suspected but you will be kind of thrown when you read them for the first time. This is only a small part of her though and to be honest she was an all around amazing character and was real. Despite everything and being the main character she was not beyond being hurt. She was real and open to things which made her super fun to read. Not to mention her super awesome attitude. This was the cause of many smiles throughout this read and lets face it who doesn't love a good dose of sarcasm?
Kale was awesome and seriously could not have been any better done. From his background to his behaviour Jus Accardo NAILED this character. He isn't perfect but you can't stop your heart from speeding up just a little with some of the things he does. He does come on a little strong at times but it is really a part of who he is and what I love about him. I think his dislike for the word "complicated" was awesome because honestly who likes to hear "it's complicated?!"
The romance in this book was absolutely freaking amazing. It was not over bearing or fluffy. Nor was it an insta love. I am totally okay with instant love... Well mostly, it momentarily frustrates me and then I love how sweet it is but anyway back to the point. This was well built and good structured romances, the kind that makes you smile and wants to kick one or the other for not just accepting that the other cares for them. In this case it was Dez doubting Kale and I wanted to yell and scream at her to grow up and just get on with it and not think about Alex for two more seconds. Oh and Alex he is a previous boyfriend and if I am honest although I find him hot as hell he makes me want to punch him every time he tries to get Dez back.
Jus Accrado has such a flawless writing style that even his secondary characters fit perfectly into the story. It was basically a perfect example of flawless writing. The pace was consistent throughout and I can't even remember one chapter that was boring. The action and heart racing scenes just keep coming!! Picture X-Men but hotter. This book will have you addicted almost immediately and will leave you wanting more for sure!
Quotes & Moments I Loved!
Who was I kidding? The guy was gorgeous. Kissing him would by no means be an act of mercy. -p. 47
The guy was a ninja! I stumbled from bed in time to see him race across the lawn, shirtless. p. 141
The way I say it, I'd had to kiss a lot of frogs to find my prince. I deserved a little happy. - p. 244