Cover Reveal: Omega by Jus Accardo

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Release date: August 1, 2017

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One mistake can change everything. Ashlyn Calvert finds that out the hard way when a bad decision leads to the death of her best friend, Noah Anderson.

Only Noah isn’t really gone. Thanks to his parents’ company, the Infinity Division, there is a version of him skipping from one dimension to another, set on revenge for the death of his sister, Kori. When a chance encounter brings him face-to-face with Ash, he’s determined to resist the magnetic pull he’s felt for her time and time again. Because falling for Ash puts his mission—and their lives—in danger.

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JUS ACCARDO spent her childhood reading and learning to cook. Determined to follow in her grandfather’s footsteps as a chef, she applied and was accepted to the Culinary Institute of America. But at the last minute, she realized her true path lay with fiction, not food.

Jus is the bestselling author of the popular Denazen series from Entangled publishing, as well as the Darker Agency series, and the New Adult series, The Eternal Balance. A native New Yorker, she lives in the middle of nowhere with her husband, three dogs, and sometimes guard bear, Oswald.

Epic reading, 

Jordan

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ARC Review: Infinity by Jus Accardo

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There are three things Kori knows for sure about her life:

One: Her army general dad is insanely overprotective.

Two: The guy he sent to watch her, Cade, is way too good-looking.

Three: Everything she knew was a lie.

Now there are three things Kori never knew about her life:

One: There’s a device that allows her to jump dimensions.

Two: Cade’s got a lethal secret.

Three: Someone wants her dead.

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3/5 Stars

***I received this eARC as a gift in exchange for an honest review via NetGalley & Entangled:Teen

Infinity is only my second Jus Accardo book ever-my first was Rules of Survival, which I absolutely loved. So when I saw a new YA Jus Accardo book, naturally I picked it up. Infinity is made of suspense and mystery. There are secrets and technologies so far advanced and so intricate that it’s possible to carry revenge like a sword through unlimited versions of reality. That’s pretty epic.

The book takes place over a handful of days as Cade, Kori, and Noah race to meet the demands of a deranged, but remarkably human and heartbroken psychopath. The stakes are high. Death is imminent. The situation dire…and yet, despite taking place over such a short span of time, the pacing was pretty slow. Some of the characters seem to leisurely stroll through the story even though they should be speeding along. The urgency, for most of the book was lacking. Yes, there are some sections that were full of that adrenaline rush of fear and uncertainty as they desperately try to escape from capture, but most of the time, it felt like young people hanging out, sorting through their feelings, and eating a lot of snack food.  

Kori’s character is intriguing. She’s a rebel, a vandal, and an artist painting out her love for her mother anywhere she can. She’s brave, fierce, and knows how to defend herself, thanks to her life under the critical gaze of her military father and all of their moves. Kori doesn’t take anyone talking down to her and is quick to fight. She cares deeply. She’s conflicted, and makes sacrifices that take tons of courage. She’s definitely a heroine I can get behind.

The tragedy that happened on the other Earth is heartbreaking and unexpected. It’s easy to see how confusing it can be facing another version of the man or woman you loved in another Earth dimension. The rage and thirst for vengeance is strong, but what makes it work is how potent the villain’s sense of betrayal and loss is. You’ll feel every tragic turn.

Kori and Cade’s push and pull attraction was mild. While the romance was a huge part of this story, the fire was minimal. 

Noah was a surprising and deep character. He pushes because he can’t afford to feel. He can’t show that he cares too much because it’s too risky. There’s so much beneath the surface that you’ll want to know him-the real guy behind the hard exterior. 

Living through this new nightmare is cathartic for Kori. The loss of her mother is a mark on her soul that she can’t and doesn’t want to escape. Her memory is everything. So when these other Earth reality people come and talk about that version of her mother, they’re like new pieces and memories come to life. Her mother is alive again and she’s learning. Even if it’s not her mother of her Earth, she’s healing through these stories. 

Overall, the premise was great, the characters complex, the pace was a tad slow, and the romance up and down. 

Exciting reading, 

Jordan

ARC Review: Rules of Survival-Jus Accardo

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5/5 Stars

Release Date: June 2, 2014

***I received this eARC as a gift in exchange for an honest review via NetGalley and Entangled Embrace.

FYRP: Rules of Survival is only $.99 on Amazon right now. 

I bent down and kissed him. The smell of the forest, mixed with the scent of him, was intoxicating. Like a jolt to the body. Alive. That same feeling I’d gotten in the trailer, but ten times stronger, because this time, I wasn’t standing in my own way. I knew what I wanted and I had every intention of taking it. 

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Mom’s rules. They carried me through almost every bad situation and tight spot in my life. Why the hell was I disregarding them now? When I needed them the most? Never give up. I made a decision. 

Rules of Survival is a gritty, non-stop thrill ride, jam-packed with enough suspense, thrills, and uncertainty to keep you on the edge of your seat, hoping for a miracle. Between the danger, blistering chemistry, and poignant honesty of the narrator, Rules of Survival is a gripping contemporary that’s addictive and hard to put down.

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Mikayla (Kayla) Morgan has broken the rules and this mistake might cost her. Her mother told her never go to back to the scene of a crime but just this once, Kayla got permission and let her guard down. Tearing apart the cabin, a place of shadowed memory and her mother’s dying breaths, Kayla is on the hunt for something her mother promised was hidden there. Kayla just knows that whatever it is will hold the clues to catching and condemning the person that murdered her mother. Kayla should have known better, just when she realizes she’s taken too long she has an epiphany. A letter filled with her mother’s familiar loopy handwriting clutched in her hand, Kayla speed reads or at least tries to when she’s assaulted by someone she didn’t expect, Patrick, a guy that’s been mercilessly hunting her and her mother for years. What’s surprising is that Patrick has a swoonworthy sidekick who looks to be around her age. Frustrated and not in the mood, Kayla moves to leave with her letter when they corner her. Turns out, not only is she wanted for her mother’s murder but she has a hefty bounty on her head. Scanning the cabin, she assesses her options, looking for a quick escape when all hell breaks loose. Bullets slam through the walls, apparently Patrick wasn’t the only one hot on her tail.

Still holding her hostage, this bounty hunters round up their resources and flee but they hardly make it out before string after string of cronies are after them eager to take Kayla and reap the rewards from her high bounty. It quickly becomes obviously after the bullet incident that this isn’t only bounty hunters but something more sinister, someone wants her and doesn’t care if she’s alive or dead. Separated from Patrick, Shaun must keep Kayla in check but the girl is a wildcard, he does the only thing he can think of, chains them together.

As the chase heats up, Shaun and Kayla make a shaky pact to help each other out and scramble for their lives. Will Kayla survive to see her mom’s killer brought to justice? Will she ever be free from the criminal way of life? Will she succumb to her desires and make nice with the enemy? Rules ingrained in her mind, Kayla and Shaun make an unlikely team and together they may just make it out alive.

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If you want to survive, you have to follow the rules…

Mikayla Morgan is wanted for her mother’s murder. She’s been on the run for almost a year now, avoiding not only the police but the real killer. Tired of running and desperate to clear her name, she breaks one of the most sacred rules: never return to the scene of the crime.

Every bounty hunter on the Eastern Seaboard is after the Morgan girl—but Shaun Denver and his partner snagged her. She’s a piece of work, and Shaun can’t decide if he wants to kiss her or kill her. When things take a sharp turn south, Shaun does the only thing he can think of to keep her close—he handcuffs them together.

As the danger mounts and the killer closes in, the chemistry between them threatens to explode. Shaun and Kayla will need to break all the rules if they hope to get out of this alive.

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  • Kayla is a control freak, she always needs a plan and lives by the sacred rules her mother taught her. Kayla is feisty, full of snarky comments, and a lot of talk, always trying to barter herself out of terrible situations. Kayla has spent her life running and was defined by her mother, without her she is lost and doesn’t quite know who she is anymore. All Kayla wants is a break, to find peace and feel alive, to be normal. This yearning is agony and so sad. Her heart is dying to trust, to open to someone who will listen but she’s never had the chance. As the story progresses, Kayla comes into her own, she’s brilliant, weirdly innocent given her lifestyle and a dominant, passionate protagonist. She fights her feelings and takes punches but when she gives in it’s beautiful and a bittersweet moment of self discovery and raw feeling.
  • Shaun is a complex, real, and incredible character. He breathes confidence and life, exuding a cocky, sarcastic swagger that is as compelling as it is devastatingly sexy. He’s got so much depth, beneath his tough and arrogant visage is someone who has lived a hard life, full of memories that haunt him and staggering strength. Shaun’s trauma is heartbreaking, his scars are worn without shame or even pride but a fierce acceptance that is beyond admirable, it’s inspiring. Shaun is far from perfect, he has impulse control issues and a nasty temper but his heart is always in the right place. The tattoos that highlight his toned body are symbolic and powerful, not only emphasizing that mysterious bad boy vibe but suggesting a deeper, compassionate soul that uses the tattoos as a reminder and pledge to himself. Completely loyal and understanding, Shaun doesn’t try to sugarcoat the situation, he tells it like it is and doesn’t come up with inane pacifying comments. He’s bold, flirtatious, and ever eager to embarrass and tease Kayla. It’s charming and infuriating in that wonderfully attractive way that marks the best book boyfriends. 
  • The chemistry between Kayla and Shaun is hot. The pause in your reading and catch your breath kind of scorching.The descriptions are full of that not so patient yearning and angst that borders on insanity. It’s a heated battle of sexual banter and loaded gazes. The trailer scene.
  • Rules of Survival is a murder mystery meets contemporary. With graphic violence, ingenuity, quick thinking, and sticky situations, Shaun and Kayla end up in the most dire and precarious situations. Every moment is fueled with paranoia and looking over their shoulders. The hunted feeling and sense of urgency make this read a heart-stopping, fast-paced adventure.
  • Deeds and Mick are disgusting, vile men that make skin crawl and nausea imminent. Their hatred and grotesque wandering eyes create real fear and panic for Kayla and Shaun in a way that simply knowing a killer is out there doesn’t. No one can be trusted and this duo must learn from their mistakes fast or end up dead.
  • The puzzle pieces and hints at what was in the letter Kayla’s mom left her are subtle but there. The clues are a lesson in logic games, all of its there if you can just sort it out.
  • The plot twist and climax scene will send you in a frenzy of hysteria. The utter chaos, vileness, and insanity of the whole incident will leave you breathless and terrified, unsure of what will happen.

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  • I’m slightly disappointed that Shaun is on the cover. The story is told from Kayla’s perspective and she’s a kick ass heroine that definitely would have rocked the cover as a sassy, jaded-looking brunette. 
  • It was a tad unbelievable that out of all the cities they travel too and the vast changing areas they run through that not once could they find a bolt cutter or hardware store. While it was a hilarious, albeit endearing and fun plot element sometimes it stretched the realism of the overall story.

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Happy reading, 

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