Until he met Dez, Kale’s days were filled with violence and death. He was used as a weapon of destruction by the power hungry men of Denazen. He’s a Six. A person with an abnormal ability. Some people call them gifts, but not Kale. Kale’s touch means instant death to anyone.
But now there’s Dez, the girl he can touch, and they’re hunting down Sixes and warning them about Denazen. Kale is learning about the world outside captivity and trying to put his dark past behind him. But they underestimated how badly Denazen wanted him back.
When Dez sacrifices herself to save the new Six they rescued from falling into the corp’s hands, Kale is lost. Denazen has brought out its best to get the job done. Samsen, a nightmare from Kale’s past—the only person he’s ever truly feared—has come for them, and it soon becomes obvious he has his own twisted agenda.
Kale will need all his training to get Dez back and ensure they all make it out, free–and alive. But will it be enough?
Untouched was a tease of a novella, but it was full of action that had me flying through it.
Kale is now free of Denazen, but still hunted by them, travelling with Dez tracking down the sixes on the list given to them by Dez’s cousin. But they are racing against the clock as not only are they looking for the sixes to offer them safety in the Sanctuary, Denazen is also after the sixes to imprison them back at headquarters.
Kale has always been adorable in my head, but we got to see a slightly darker side to him in Untouched, the side that he is keeping from Deznee. Kale has always been a little stiff for my liking, but it is to be expected because of his upbringing, and I commend Accardo in keeping his character consistent while we were in his head.
I am going to assume that it was only because we were seeing her through Kale’s eyes and therefore there would undoubtedly be some rose coloured tinting, but Dez’s character was quite a bit more likeable than the previous book, there wasn’t as much time for her bravado and it made me like her a little more.
Untouched was full of funny moments when Kale had no idea what the people around him were talking about because of his trouble with keeping up with slang terms, but it was also as action packed, if not more because of the short length, as Touch. Right from the beginning I was sucked into the action, the subtle hints about what was to come and the final climax.
I would like to commend Accardo on her style of writing, many authors feel the need to let the bad guys go, which is beyond stupid as they always come back to kill the main characters, whereas Accardo kills people, and I like it. I almost had a moment during Untouched when I was about to scream in frustration, but it was quickly rectified by the offing of some horrible people. Their deaths made me happy.
Untouched was shorter than I expected, but fantastic none-the-less. It gave us a new angle on the story reading from Kale’s point of view, and some interesting insight into what may happen down the track.
I give Untouched 4 Stars
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