Jun 29, 2013

Darker Days by Jus Accardo Review

Darker Days by Jus Accardo
(The Darker Agency, #1)
Release Date: August 19, 2013
Publisher: Entangled; 332 pages
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.

First, before starting my review, I want to thank Entangled Publishing for doing this awesome lottery drawing to receive ARCs of Darker Days! I was so afraid I wouldn't get picked but on a day that was starting out super bad, it turned out to be super great! I was chosen last Friday and I immediately put this as my next book to read. So thank you sooooo much for giving me this opportunity - random or not, I'm thrilled & grateful!

I love Jus Accardo's work; I'm a big fan of her Denazen series, her snarky characters and her writing. I will be honest in saying that her two main characters, Jessie and Lukas reminded me a lot of Dez and Kale; it worried me some but I will say that even though there are similarities they are nothing alike. In fact, as big of a fan of Dez's I am, I love Jessie even more. She is feisty, brave, kick-ass and has a personality that keeps you smiling and laughing.

As a paranormal fan, this book was like heaven. It had a little bit of basically everything. Demons, ghosts, necromancers, witches, weres (though they were scarcely mentioned) and who knows what else this world has in store for us! This book focus' on The Seven Deadly Sins and it's addicting. The sins are locked up in a box and released upon this town to begin raising havoc where they go. One difference is the Lukas, who houses Wrath but he's not like the others. Wrath and he are entwined, permanently. Somehow he's able to keep Wrath at bay . . . most of the time. The sin that causes the most trouble for everyone is Lust, which shouldn't come as a surprise.

There's actually a scene in this book that Lust causes that is just hard to read for some, I assume. It's hard for our main character, Jessie, to get past even when the victim of it all never intended it. I wish I could warn you of this scene without giving it away but I can't. Just know, if you come to a scene where she runs in to the woods, be prepared.

I finished this book almost a week ago and I've just been having the hardest time writing this review; not because it's bad (because, clearly, it's not) but because I can't find the proper words to put all my feels in to. This book is different, fun, filled to the brim with action and adventure not to mention a good dose of romance. Who doesn't love romance in books? Certainly not this lady right here! Did I mention just how much I love Jessie?! She's been added to my 'totally kick-ass girl crush list' which is extremely short.

There is not a dull moment in this book; it leaves you salivating for more. If you are already a fan of Jus Accardo than kudos to you, you have amazing taste! If you are asking yourself why don't I know of this author - fear not, I am here to direct you! Check out this book or check out her other series - regardless, you'll most likely end up a fan of them all! I'm going out on a limb here and stating that she is probably my favorite Entangled author...


  1. I'm a huge fan of Jus's Denazen series as well! At first, I was going to skip out on this one, but after reading your review, I'm definitely going to be adding this to my TBR pile. Although I'm still a bit skeptical as to if I'm going to like Jessie more than Dez. It seems close to impossible to write a character that's more snarky and badass than she is. xD Awesome review!

    Daphne @ Reading Until Dawn

  2. I know it's hard to believe but I really did like Jessie more than Dez - it's saying a lot because Dez is so kick ass but there's just something else about Jessie. I definitely hope you enjoy it! :)


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