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.
4.5 out of 5
My super teenage rebellion meets X-Men. That’s how I describe this book. When I say it’s non-stop action, I’m not exaggerating! This book hit the gas from the beginning and never slowed down. Dez is a smart mouthed, semi-party girl who’s built up walls 6 ft. thick around her heart. I LOVED her! The sad thing is all she wants is her dad’s attention. Can you say serious “daddy issues”? Then she puts that energy into helping Kale. Big bonus... helping Kale really ticks her dad off. It might sound like Dez is just a needy brat, but her dad is one piece of work. He’s cold to the core and deserves some bad karma back lash. Kale comes off as a little robotic at first. However, he turns into one drool worthy, heart throb by the end of the book. The cover of the book really brings his image to mind perfectly. The book was really well written. I can easily see it turned into an action movie. I hope the next book in the series is just as exciting.
It does bring into question: If there’s no one around for the Sixes to fear, i.e. Denazen, then what’s to stop them from taking advantage of their gifts? You’ll have to read the book to get what I mean.