Review + Giveaway: Darker Days

September 14, 2013 giveaway, Lindsay's reviews, Review 0

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Review + Giveaway: Darker Days

“Our fires burn brightly for our readers and as a way to say thanks to our readers we’ve launched our latest division of Entangled Teen and it’s name is Ember. We have two exciting launch titles: Darker Days by Jus Accardo and Chaos by Christine O’Neil. Read away!” Entangled Teen Ember is a division of Entangled Teen that specializes in digital-first YAs

Chaos by Christine O’Neil

Darker Days by Jus Accardo

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Chaos

My name is Maggie Raynard. After sixteen years being just plain me, suddenly, when I lose my temper, my fingers become weapons of mass destruction. Turns out I’m a semi-god, descended from Aphrodite.
Sounds cool in theory, but when I accidentally put my ex-boyfriend in a coma, things go downhill pretty fast.
Now some new guy named Mac Finnegan has made it his mission in life to continually piss me off. I’m stuck learning how to use my new powers while also dealing with regular high school problems, and with this annoying and super-hot—guy all up in my business, I’m about to flip out.
But it gets worse. I just learned there’s this watchdog council of semis who keep an eye out for any bad apples. They think I’m the baddest one in the bunch and want to take me out before I do any more damage. My nemesis Mac might turn out to be my salvation, only he’s got secrets of his own…and they may just kill us both.

Darker Days

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 specialty 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.

About the Authors

Entangled+HeadshotChristine O’Neil was born and raised in Connecticut, where she spent most of her childhood outdoors catching salamanders, frogs and colds. When she wasn’t terrorizing Mother Nature, she was curled up under the covers with her nose in a book. As an adult, she’s stopped stalking amphibians, but still loves books. When she isn’t reading, she likes to spend her time people-watching. In fact, she’s probably watching you RIGHT NOW O_O She’s also pretty obsessed with writing YA books, but if she had to pick another profession she would be a ninja…or a Professor of the Dark Arts. Christine also writes adult romance under the pen name Christine Bell.

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NEW-PIC-300x300JUS 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. At the last minute, she realized her path lay with fiction, not food, and passed on the spot to pursue writing. Jus is the bestselling author the popular Denazen series from Entangled publishing. A native New Yorker, she lives in the middle of nowhere with her husband, three dogs, and sometimes guard bear, Oswald.

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Review

Darker Days is the most promising new series I’ve read this year. It’s fun for teens, flirty and sassy for adults, and exciting enough for us all! No matter who you are, there’s a little of something in here for everyone!

I have fallen deeply and irrevocably in love with Jus’ mad writing skills! It takes some amazing talent to have the characters develop so quickly and consistently. Right from page one I knew who Jessie was, like she was a long lost childhood friend, or a sister separated by birth. She’s so relatable, it’s like we’re the same person… except for me not being a detective…. or bad ass in any way. This girl has flair! When Lukas came along, I wasn’t sure if he could handle all of her. I was pleasantly surprised, though, that they made such a great team.

The plot is deliciously thick. I was a little worried that it would cater to a younger audience and be too shallow, but I was SO wrong!  It is complex and detailed, without being complicated. Not all of it is entirely unique, because we’ve all read a book about paranormal creatures, right? Witches, demons, necromancers. Been there, done that. BUT it’s all told in such a way that it takes on a life of its own. Throw in the seven deadly sins and it reaches through the piles of similar books to climb out at the top. It turned out to be a great little mystery. I didn’t have it figured out in the least!

I am so excited for the sequel! This will be, without a doubt, a series that I follow until the end.

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Lindsay

One woman stuck in a house full of boys, I immerse myself in books and save my sanity by reading, writing and blogging. I'll read just about anything, from any genre, and LOVE supporting Indie authors. <3
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