Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Darker Days by Jus Accardo

From Entangled Teen:

A little sin can be deadly...

Jessie Darker goes to high school during the day, but at night she helps with the family investigation business.  Cheating husbands and stolen inheritances?  They're your girls - but their speciality is a bit darker.  Zombie in your garage?  Pesky Poltergeist living in your pool?  They'll have the problem solved in a magical minute.  For a nominal fee, of course...

When gorgeous new client, Lukas Scott, saunters into the office requesting their help to find a stolen box, it sounds like a simple case - until the truth comes out.  The box is full of Sin.

Seven deadly ones, in fact. 

They've got five days to recapture the Sins before they're recalled by the box, taking seven hijacked human bodies with them.  Easy peasy - except for one thing...

There's a spell that will allow the Sins to remain free, causing chaos forever.  When the key ingredient threatens the life of someone she knows, Jessie must make the ultimate choice between love and family - or lose everything. 

Darker Days is fast-paced fun, featuring Accardo's signature snarky, strong female characters!  I'm a fan of Accardo's Denazen Series, so I was excited to see a new series from Entangled Teen.  Darker Days introduces the Darker Agency - Mother-Daughter private investigators that specialize in the paranormal.  A perfect set-up for adventure and fun.  There's laugh-out-loud moments intertwined with death matches.  

There are a lot of similarities between Accardo's two series.  Like Dez in the Denazen series, Jessie Darker is full of snark, bravado and one messed up family.  Like Kale, Lukas Scott is not your normal guy.  While Kale has been unable to touch anyone without killing them and has been locked away in a Denazen his entire life, Lukas is a man out of time, 147 years out of his time and locked away the entire time.  In both series, it is the headstrong heroine that takes the lead, with her friends and boys following.  

Truth is, I think I like Darker Days more than the Denazen series.  Jessie lacks the anger (at least so far) that Dez carries.  The premise is much more fun and sets the stage for high jinks and adventures - the field is wide open with where Accardo can take this series.  If you like paranormal romance, with tons of twists and turns, pick up Darker Days!


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