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Sunday, August 13, 2017

Blog Tour, Book Review & Giveaway: Infinity (The Infinity Division, #1) by Jus Accardo

Infinity (The Infinity Division, #1) by Jus Accardo
Published by Entangled Teen
Published on November 1st, 2016
Genre: YA Science Fiction

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Jump dimensions. Find the bad guy. Don’t fall in love.

Nobody said being the daughter of an army general was easy. But when her dad sends a teenage subordinate to babysit her while he’s away? That’s taking it a step too far.

Cade, as beautiful as he is deadly, watches Kori with more than just interest. He looks at her like he knows her very soul. And when he saves her from a seemingly random attack, well, that’s when things get weird.

Turns out, Kori’s dad isn’t just an army general—he’s the head of a secret government project that has invented a way to travel between parallel dimensions. Dimensions where there are infinite Koris, infinite Cades…and apparently, on every other Earth, they’re madly in love.

Falling for a soldier is the last thing on Kori’s mind. Especially when she finds herself in a deadly crossfire, and someone from another Earth is hell-bent on revenge…

Omega (The Infinity Division, #2) by Jus Accardo
Published by Entangled Teen
To be released on August 1st, 2017

One mistake can change everything. Ashlyn Calvert finds that out the hard way when a bad decision leads to the death of her best friend, Noah Anderson.

Only Noah isn’t really gone. Thanks to his parents’ company, the Infinity Division, there is a version of him skipping from one dimension to another, set on revenge for the death of his sister, Kori. When a chance encounter brings him face-to-face with Ash, he’s determined to resist the magnetic pull he’s felt for her time and time again. Because falling for Ash puts his mission—and their lives—in danger.

But there’s more going on in Ash’s alternate universe than either of them knows: a mysterious project called Omega. A conspiracy spanning multiple Earths and revolving around none other than Ash. Its creators would do anything to keep Omega secret…


Review of Infinity
There is a theory that suggests the truth behind a phenomenon known as the multiverse.  The theory presumes that there are infinite realities, or universes, which are variations of the world that we know.  Since each universe progresses on its own, influenced by unique factors, they present different features.  For example, each universe would be at different stages of development, technology, landscapes, even cultural norms.  Yet, fundamentally, there are similarities.  Some even say there are multiple versions of us that exist across the various universes.  Of course, these theories lack any real scientific basis, and it is doubtful we will ever know for sure if there is indeed a multiverse.

This is the basic foundational premise behind Infinity.  Kori Anderson is an average girl who causes a bit too much trouble but otherwise is a normal high school student.  Her father is somewhat strict given that he is a military man, but she lives a safe and secure life.  Yet, what is a normal life ends up in chaos when she winds up the target of a murderer, Dylan, who is, in fact, a visitor from another earth.  Dylan wants to kill Kori to pay for the crimes of another universe—to punish the people who loved the Kori on the other earth, his earth, which a version of her existed, and to find her earth’s version of the woman he loved, Ava.  Dylan is followed by two men, Cade and Noah, who are determined to stop Dylan before he can kill anyone else on Kori’s world or another.  But Dylan is clever and puts Kori into a perilous situation: find the woman he loves or be shuttled through the multiverse and probably not survive.  The only light at the end of the tunnel is her burgeoning romance with Cade.

I love a book with a sound scientific basis, or rather one that is believable even if the science in a real sense doesn’t exist.  The author, Jus Accardo, gives a solid explanation of the technology used to send people from one earth to another but doesn’t convolute it. I really enjoyed Dylan’s rage.  A good book is always full of emotion, and characters that conflict with good reason and force.  It was also cute how Cade and Kori slowly developed feelings for one another, even if I was kind of troubled by the fact that Kori is a 17-year-old high school student.  The best parts of the book were the twists to the plot.  Just when there seemed to be a resolution in place, Accardo pitched the storyline on its head.  I really liked what happened when the group sought out Ava.  It was gasp inducing and made you fear that Kori wouldn’t be saved.

This book is good for young adult readers and beyond.  Infinity is an exciting sci-fi journey, using our familiar earth as the backdrop.  I look forward to pursuing the second book in the series since Infinity left us on a cliffhanger.  To know if Kori survives, you have to read the next novel, which I will certainly do.

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.

Read below for an excerpt from the book:

“Maybe you used to be better at it?” I prodded. “I mean, you probably don’t get a lot of time to date while skipping all over creation, right? Maybe you’re just out of practice?”

“I’m not out of practice.” He seethed.

“It’s okay! It’s nothing to be ashamed of—”

For the second time since we’d met, he assaulted me. One second I was having the time of my life pushing his buttons—ridiculously easy to do—the next I was against the wall, Noah’s body covering mine. His lips moved furiously, scorchingly hot and with a level of passion I’d never felt before. His tongue slipped between my lips and despite having told other guys that I hated that, I melted, reveling in the millions of electrical tingles the action sent shooting through my body.

His hands gripped my head on either side. No roaming, no exploration. Somehow it made the whole thing hotter. Like he couldn’t bear to release me in fear that I’d move. That I’d get away and he’d have to stop.

And stop? No. That was a dirty word. A softly whispered sin in the darkest corners of the earth. Stopping this would be a crime of the highest caliber.

Except he did. Stop, that was.

He pulled away just far enough to look me in the eye, not yet letting go of my head. With an extremely satisfied tilt of his lip, he said, “Decent my ass.”

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