Thursday, November 13, 2014

Darker Past Blog Tour: Review and Giveaway

Welcome to Unabridged Bookshelf's stop on the Darker Past Blog Tour!  Make sure to check out everything going on during this tour by clicking the banner above. 

About the Book
Title: Darker Past
Author: Jus Accardo
Series: Darker Agency #2
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Publication Date: November 11, 2014
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult, Paranormal
The past is Darker than they thought...
Between helping her mother with the Darker Agency and laying the smack down on monster baddies, Jessie Darker puts the “normal” in paranormal. But lately, things have gotten a little crazy...even for a smart-assed half-demon teenage girl.
For starters, Jessie’s been contracted into fifty-five years of annoying servitude. To a demon. Then there’s Lukas Scott, her sexy new boyfriend. Once the former incarnation of Wrath, he’s been going through some...uh, changes. Like residual anger. And trading chaste hangouts for lusty make-out sessions.
But it’s when Lukas and Jessie accidentally release a Very Nasty Demon that things get really bad, setting into motion a chain of death and mayhem that threatens both Earth and the Shadow Realm. Jessie has exactly four days to fix it...before all of Hell breaks loose.
Previous Books in the Series

About the Author
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.

My Review of Darker Past
Darker Past is just the book I have been looking for, and even though I have not had the chance to read the first book, Darker Days, I enjoyed it immensely. With all the reading I have on my plate I do not always get to series and books when I want, and even without reading the first book, Darker Past stood on its own. I am defiantly going to have to clear sometime to read the first book though, and soon. I defiantly found a new favorite character in Jessie Darker. 

I love Jessie’s attitude and snark, but also that she is fiercely protective of her family and her friends. I would not want to get in between her or her loved ones, that is for sure. Also the family dynamic that is developing now that Jessie’s demon father is back in the picture is adorable and made me want to read Darker Past even more. I also like her relationship with Lukas Scott, and I am curious to see how the they move forward with it in future books. 

Even though I just started this series, I picked up on a lot of hints being dropped that there is a lot more to explore in future novels. I know that there are secrets in the Darker family past, secrets possibly about Jessie, and maybe even life altering secrets still to explore in the next and even future installments. I know I am defiantly dying to find out what everyone, especially what Jessie’s father is keeping from her and her mother. 

Jus Accardo has a talent for hooking readers in and she has defiantly done that to me with the Darker Agency series. It is not just the pace and excitement of the story, but mainly the characters. The characters each have something I loved or hated and it drove me to find out more and keep turning the next page. I find that characters that I can get behind or capture my attention make a book far more enjoyable than just simply following a plot line. Jus Accardo has defiantly created a group of characters worth knowing in The Darker Agency series and if you have not grabbed it already, you should do so now. 

**Unabridged Bookshelf received this book, in exchange for an honest review**

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Rita Wray said...

I like the blurb. Sounds like a good read.

maria villatoro said...

I loveee Jus Accardo! Thank you for the giveaway!

marypreston said...

A very helpful review, but I will need to start at the beginning.

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