Wednesday, 5 September 2012

A Review for Toxic (Denazen #2) by Jus Accardo

Toxic (Denazen, #2)Posted by Donna
Release Date: October 2nd, 2012
Finished Date: September 4th, 2012
Publishers: Entangled Teen
Source: ARC For Review
Format: Kindle 
Pages: 400 
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When a Six saved Kale's life the night of Sumrun, she warned there would be consequences. A trade-off. Something taken for the life they gained. But Dez never imagined she'd lose the one thing she'd give anything to keep... And as if it's not enough Dez finds her immunity to Kale fading, the Six brought in to help Kale learn to control his killer touch starts drooling on him the moment they meet. Worse than that? Jade can touch Kale. But bimbo Barbie is the least of Dez's problems.

After Dez and Kale got away at Sumrun, her father lost not only his most powerful weapon but an important piece of the Supremacy project. Forced by Denazen to remedy the situation, he poisons Dez and offers her a choice--surrender to Denazen for the cure...or die. Determined to find a solution that doesn't involve being bagged and tagged--or losing someone she loves--Dez keeps the poison a secret. But when a rash of Denazen attacks hit a little too close to home, Dez is convinced there's a traitor among them. Jade.

Sacrifices, broken promises, and secrets. Dez will have to lay it all on the line if there's any hope of proving Jade's guilt before they all end up Residents of Denazen. Or worse, dead...

The Review: "I love the way you look at me. There's purity in it and I don't want to ruin it." 

Jus Accardo is back with the next instalment in the Touch series - Toxic, and let me tell you, it's better than ever and when you finish this book you will be pulling you're hair out because you want more...yea, it's that good! 

Toxic starts a few weeks after Touch and if you've read the novella - Untouched, then you know the summer wasn't an easy one for Kale or Dez. They did however, come across some new sixes and they've teamed up together. As Dez and Kale try to hide out in the hotel with Ginger, Dez's Mom and a few others but, trouble keeps finding them - which leads them to believe there maybe a traitor amongst them, but who could it be? The new girl; Jade who is helping Kale control his abilities or someone else? As if Dez didn't have enough to worry about, she loses her ability to touch Kale, she's trying to keep Jade's hands off of Kale and also a run in with her father goes wrong, Dez soon finds herself in a world of trouble but most importantly she finds herself fighting for her life.

I was so excited to start Toxic that as soon as I received it, I started it within minutes. I just needed to be back with Dez and Kale and after reading the novella told from Kale's point of view - swoon, I need more of him, and Jus Accardo really doesn't disappoint. Toxic is such a great sequel because it's bursting with emotional, heart-pounding and intense scenes. If you thought Touch was like that, then Toxic is ten times better! The action is better than ever and the details are so vivid and yes, I'll warn you...the cliff-hanger is a killer too. 

We get to meet a few new characters as well and they all have interesting and unique gifts that was really exciting to read about. I was interested to see what other gifts Jus would give other characters and it was so much fun to see the results.  Now Dez, I really love her. She's  fun, sarcastic and stubborn and I love how she's not afraid to say what she thinks. She really has some laugh-out-loud moments during this book and I loved, but then she also has some emotional ones too and boy, were they emotional. Kale is just as great as ever. I love how innocent he is....he doesn't do complicated and everything is pretty simple for him. He's very dangerous but so sweet too. His and Dez's relationship is full of hot chemistry, it's hard not to root for them. You're heart will break for them with the tests they go through but I have faith in their relationship and I know it will work out in the end, no matter how glum it looks right now. 

Overall, I absolutely loved Toxic because it's such a heart-pounding, shocking and engaging read and I'm sure any fans of this series won't be disappointed -  I wasn't, and I'm counting the day down until January 31st when book three, Tremble is released. 

A big thank you to Entangled Teen for giving me the opportunity to review this book. 

10 comments:

Krazzyme said...

I LOVED Touch! Now i'm dying to read this :)

Suzanne @ Paranormal Book Fan said...

Great review Donna. I loved Touch, but I was bored by Untouched and it kind of put me off this one. It sounds really good though so I'll probably pick it up sometime and hopefully it will renew my love of this series.

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haley hagen said...

ahh I'm not gonna read your review, only because I havnt read book one yet...but I SO need to read this series soon!!! That quote you gave is killing me! lol (:

DonnasReviews said...

Haley...do so do! I know you would love it too hun...maybe I should buy them for you SOON!! ;)

DonnasReviews said...

Aww that's a shame Suzanne. I loved Untouched. Maybe reading it from Kale's POV was the problem?

Lili said...

Ah! I just had to read the first few sentences and I can't read anymore! I am so excited for this and you made me even more because it seems better than the first! But if it's an ending like the first I may scream because I wanted more from THAT one! haha I loved the quote up top because it's really nice and makes me curious about who said it to who and under what pretense and ah. Can I just have this book already?

Thank you for the review! I'll probably wimp out from trying not to spoil anything and read it anyway, but for now my resolve is still in tact! lol 5 stars <3

Mel S said...

I somehow missed this series and now I think I'm missing out on a great series. I need to catch up - thanks for letting me know! :-)

Yvonne Leacy said...

I loved Touch and can't wait to read Toxic. I love Kale he's so sweet and cute. Great review :)

nat cleary said...

I have book 1 but still havent gotten around to reading it. Must do it soon though!!