I was worried when I first started A Darker Past that it wouldn’t live up to Darker Days, the first book in the Darker Agency Series. I mean, seriously, what could possibly follow a delightfully snarky heroine dealing with the (hot, hot, HOT) embodiment of one of the seven deadly sins, a demonic dog, a witchy best friend, and the rest of the deadlies out wreaking havoc in the world? The answer to that? Going to Hell. Breaking the rules. Breaking a mirror with a demon inside. And then having to deal with the demon–on top of all the usual issues that come with being a half-demon teen.
I am loving this series! Jessie’s narrative voice is strong, and Accardo’s writing is crisp and clean. The action keeps the story moving, and the interludes with Lukas are lovely. I can’t wait for the next installment!
A Darker Past (Darker Agency, #2)
by Jus Accardo
Release Date: 11/11/14
Summary from Goodreads:
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.
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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.