Sunday, October 14, 2012

Toxic by Jus Accardo

Goodreads Summary:

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...

My Review:
I had been waiting for this book for...awhile. I loved Touch (book 1). I enjoyed the characters so much. Not much changed in Toxic other then there are more characters that I enjoyed and a few that I honestly hated. Toxic kept you interested in a completely different way then Touch did. The story picks up not to long after Untouched. Toxic was much more of an emotional book. Dez and Kale are presented with an obstacle right away. Kale's ability to touch Dez appears to be glitchy. This leads to a very nervous Dez. Especially when Jade shows up. Supposedly there to help Kale control his gift. Jade has arterial motives. She has the hots for Kale and its sooo obvious. Well, to everyone except Kale. He is so innocent and kind of clueless about the whole situation. I blame Denazen. Along with the relationship drama there is the fact that Dez is  kind of dying and Dez's Dad is holding 2 precious options over Dez. Oh yea, and she has to worry about going crazy because of the supremacy thing. It's so much for one person to deal with. I'm surprised she didn't lose it. So the questions remain. Will Dez chose to live? Will she die for the ones she love? Will love win???

Although Kale is unaware of Jade's true motives sometimes I just wanted to shake him! To yell at him that she was playing him!! I honestly thought Dez would do it. It took her long enough to finally yell at him. The part at the end of the book made me feel better about the whole Jade situation. I missed Kale and Dez's relationship. It was my favorite part of Touch. They were so awesome together. I missed that in Toxic. It was my favorite kind of love story. Two people perfect for each other. No third party getting in the way. Until Toxic anyway. I was like NOOO!!

I wish book 3 would come out sooner then May of next year. It's going to be hard to wait for after the ending that we got. It's kind of a cliffhanger. It sounds like things are going to get worse before they get better. I have a bad feeling that Dez might not get a happy ending. I hope that I am wrong!!

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