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Jus Accardo

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Værker af Jus Accardo

Touch (2011) 250 eksemplarer
Omen of Ice (Omen of Ice, 1) (2023) 85 eksemplarer
Toxic (2012) 58 eksemplarer
Tremble (2013) 39 eksemplarer
Infinity (2016) 34 eksemplarer
Untouched (2012) 33 eksemplarer
Ruined (The Eternal Balance, #1) (2013) 21 eksemplarer
Omega (An Infinity Division Novel) (2017) 15 eksemplarer
Rules of Survival (2014) 12 eksemplarer
Transcendent (2020) 11 eksemplarer
Faceless (2013) 7 eksemplarer
A Darker Past (The Darker Agency) (2014) 5 eksemplarer
Untitled (Denazen #5) 3 eksemplarer
Touch érintés [Denazen-regény] (2013) 2 eksemplarer
The Big Bad Wolf (2018) 1 eksemplar

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20th century
New York, New York, USA



There are a lot of things to admire about TOUCH, the first book in Accardo's Denazen books. Our main character, Deznee Cross is a sassy, quick-witted girl who takes no gruff and gives (almost) as good as she gets. Dez is brassy and just this side of reckless, just mature enough to make you believe (most of) her actions, but still with that hint of vulnerability that teenagers often have. Dez wants everything the world is offering, that's pretty much how you can sum up her character. She has her problems with it, but by in large she wants to experience everything life has to offer with very little worry about the future.

Kale, the catalyst for everything, by comparison was very inexperienced. He didn't understand some pretty common sense things and genuinely found interest in the ordinary, everyday things we take for granted (DVD's, pictures, music). Their juxtaposed ideas about life make for an intriguing and engaging way to understand the book's world.

Action is never in short supply either. Accardo gives a definite feeling of energy and urgency, though there comes a point when I started feel exhausted and wondered where Dez and Kale got their energy from. Every stumbling block they overcome is hiding an even bigger one which inevitably is hiding an even bigger one. Dez's judgement at times also seemed atypical for her. Not quite out of character or extraordinarily weird, but definitely worth pausing over and wondering if given a bit more time she would have come to a better solution. The tense pace of the plot also left me sometimes overwhelmed trying to keep up. During a scene between Dez and her father I swept right by it without really seeing it. It was only after I re-read it I realized how important the interaction was the central plot of the series.

I appreciated that Accardo kept the romance age-appropriate, especially given Dez's experience vs. Kale's inexperience. This never strays into the squick area or tries to emulate the bodice-ripper romances without the explicitness; the romance feels genuine, feels like a natural progression. There's a little competition for Dez's affection, but Accardo makes it pretty obvious how things are meant to end up.

In the end I enjoyed the novel and I'm looking forward to reading the next adventure Dez goes through, though I sincerely hope that the intensity of the novel dials down a bit. I'm not used to having to catch my mental breath at the end of a novel.

(originally this review appeared on Night Owl Teen)
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lexilewords | 35 andre anmeldelser | Dec 28, 2023 |
I listened to the audible and I gave it an overall 3 star rating for the following reasons, I feel like somewhere along my listening time I may have got distracted and lost pace of what was going on, I don't know maybe I just got a bit bored or maybe I just wasn't in it, which is weird because at first I was really liking it and towards the end it got really interesting but whatever, I will definitely listen to it again or maybe read the physical book. I did like the narrators however whenever either of the narrators actually did the laughing it sounded so force and fake that it literally made me cringe, I wish they didn't laugh at all just say they did other than that I would definitely listen to anything else they narrate.

If you like fantasy you would enjoy this.
I wouldn't say it's an enemies to lovers but it does involve fae and human bonding/connection
Ruler drama
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Enid007 | 2 andre anmeldelser | Dec 6, 2023 |
7/10, looking back at this book I realised that it had some flaws but it was still an enjoyable read overall despite them since there were some positive aspects to compensate for that. Infinity by Jus Accardo is a unique novel about Kori Anderson discovering a secret United States Government project which was that they were working on travelling to different dimensions and I thought that would be a great book but alas, it was just an ok book due to its execution. The characters were fine and got the job done and they were just neutral and the antagonist named Dylan was in the background most of the time but that built up some suspense which I liked. The pacing was mostly slow despite the book being just 320 pages but at least there were some cool action scenes here and there within it like the ending and jumping between dimensions. The only thing that changed between them were the people and the buildings which now that I look back other books have done this type of thing before so now it's not that original anymore. I think there are two more books in the series but I doubt that my library would get them but I would gladly read them if they got them. If you like books about travelling to different dimensions this one is for you.… (mere)
Law_Books600 | 1 anden anmeldelse | Nov 3, 2023 |
I thought that this was great! I love books filled with magic so when I saw the description of this book, I just knew that I had to give it a try and I was hooked almost immediately. Keltania and Valen were both great characters and I thought that they were the perfect match for one another. I found this book to be incredibly entertaining and I was glued to the pages until the very end.

Keltania has trained her whole life training as a druid to be a guard to a Winter Fae. She is determined to make sure her charge is kept safe regardless of the cost. Valen isn’t interested in having her protection and tries to ditch her at every opportunity. Things are not exactly as they seem at the Winter Court and before long Tania and Valen form a bond that they would have never expected. One secret leads to another and I love that the story was full of so many unexpected twists and turns. The story had plenty of action as the pair faced danger from a variety of sources.

I hated to put this book down so when I noticed that the audiobook had become available from my local library, I downloaded it right away and started listening to the story about halfway through. This worked perfectly because I was able to continue with the story even when I didn’t have the time to sit down and read. I thought that Alex Kydd and Amy Melissa Bently did a wonderful job of bringing this story to life. I loved the character voices that they used and thought that they added just the right amount of emotion to their reading. I do believe that their narration added to my overall enjoyment of the story.

I would not hesitate to recommend this book to others. I thought that this book was filled with just the right amount of excitement and the characters were easy to fall for. This is the first book in the series and I cannot wait to see what will happen next.

I received a digital review copy of this book from Entangled: Teen.
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Carolesrandomlife | 2 andre anmeldelser | Aug 3, 2023 |


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