Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Toxic by Jus Accardo

Denazen #2
     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.

I was let down by this book.

The first book was amazing, Dez was this unique amazing character and Kale was awesome. The story in the first book was great. But this one seemed to only be about Kale and Jade, and Dez being jealous. Gone was the story about the crazy corporation that was trying to kill or enslave them. Everything that made the characters different and interesting was taken away and we were given carbon copies of characters that exist in so many YA books.

I don't like it when a series starts off with a really interesting story and then in the second book a love triangle is shoved down your throat. It takes away from what the real plot is supposed to be. The love triangle was just one of the things that bothered me. Another thing was the drastic change in Dez's character. In this book, she was this really pathetic, insecure girl. She was no longer a fighter. She pretty much just stood by and let everyone walk all over her, including Kale.

I might read the next book. The one saving grace of this book was the Kale POV at the end. I like reading the other main characters thoughts.

1 comment:

  1. I do not get why authors have to push love triangles into things. Well done love triangles are so rare.