A SAHM that reads and reviews romance (all sub genres of romance), Urban Fantasy & Sci-Fi, sometimes Horror, and YA (some sub genres of it).
I've been reading since I was my oldest daughter's age….thanks to R.L. Stine & Christopher Pike…and later on thanks to Anne Rice. Those 3 authors changed my life and I have been obsessed with reading ever since.
Every once in awhile I need to read a YA book because YA is what brought me back to reading back in 2008. (Yes it was Twilight that did it) I had stopped reading when I joined the Navy back in 2001 since I had no time for it...but YA definitely got me back to my first love...or in my mother's eyes...obsession.
I had to read Darker Days by Jus Accardo because it definitely was up my alley what I would definitely would have read as a teenager and it brought back memories. =) Now 30 years old and YA books definitely still keep my interest, especially when you have an Author, who can suck you into the story. Jus Accardo definitely is one author I will be stalking now. I enjoyed the first book to the Darker Agency and look forward to the next book even more with what the characters went through in Darker Days.
Darker Days had a lot of twists and turns to it that kept me flipping the pages on my iPad. I was determined to find out what was going on in the town of Penance and how to get the Seven Deadly sins back into their box. What intrigued me the most in this story was Lukas Scott and how he came to be in the box and how he ended up having one of the sins in him. Jessie Darker, who ends up helping Lukas, is one rebelling teenager, who definitely was interesting at every turn. She should have listened to her mother though, especially at the end. She never listened though, which made the story even more fun to read...because do you know of one teenager, who does not pull stunts of not listening to their parents? I will admit...I had times I did not listen. It's in their nature though and Jus Accardo, definitely gave Jessie that real teenage vibe to her, but she also gave her the kick-butt qualities too. She definitely kept the story entertaining.
She also had the mother and father, who were two different kinds of people...or creatures...I should say...but they both had the same agenda when it came to Jessie.
Darker Days is definitely the perfect YA paranormal story that will keep you turning the pages to find out what in the world is going on with Jessie and what she is exactly. You will also want to know more about the Darker family and how they came into the business they have. (I loved finding out about how that happened...and of course about the all-males in the Darker family until Jessie's Mom.) Very interesting part of the story.
There was a small bit of romance in the story, but not much, which I hope Jus does a little more in the next story because I definitely want to see what happens between Jessie and Lukas...and I would love to find out more about Jessie's parents.
The best part of the story was the ending though. I definitely was surprised by that and was definitely not expecting it at all. Poor Jessie though and what she had to do...but she should have listened to her parents. Geez...will she ever learn. LOL
All in all, I give this book 4 full moons and highly recommend it to YA paranormal readers out there. I will be in my fifties still reading YA...I don't care...as long as I have authors like Jus Accardo...to keep me reading YA...I will never give up my first genre that got me addicted/obsessed with reading.