25 February 2016

Book Review: Embraced (The Eternal Balance #2) by Jus Accardo

Embraced (The Eternal Balance #2)
by Jus Accardo.
Audience/Genre: New Adult, Paranormal.
Publication: November 16th 2015.
A new adult romance from Entangled's Embrace imprint...

To gain a chance at heaven, they'll need to embrace hell…

Descended from Cain, the world's first murderer, Jax Flynn is destined to spend his life making others suffer. To shield the world from horrific chaos, he was forced to sacrifice the one and only thing he loved. Samantha Merrick.

Sam is special. She doesn't know how--or why--and she hasn't had any luck finding out. But there's a bright side to her life. She finally has Jax back. Sort of. They're living life on a strict look but don't touch policy, but with the explosive chemistry between them, keeping their hands to themselves is getting harder every day.

Unfortunately, keeping their libidos in check isn't Jax and Sam's biggest problem. When an enemy from the past resurfaces with an ultimatum--complete a simple task or Sam dies--they're backed into a corner. The goal? Kill a demon called Malphi. The problem? Jax's demon, Azirak, has no intention of letting that happen…

Reviewed by Kelly.

This is definitely a darker book. It is good vs. evil with so many twists that I got whiplash! If you haven’t read Ruined first then this won’t make a lot of sense. You need to read it first. Although, I did appreciate the author putting some reminders in my head of some events from the first book!

Chase and Jax hatred toward the other brother hasn't changed and now Chase has trapped Sam with a bracelet/cuff. If she doesn’t do his bidding the bracelet will kill her in 72 hours. The race is on to find Malphi,kill the demon and to figure out who can help take the cuff off her.

The book spans three days and it is nothing but constant action and betrayal and half truths. Now, Jax and Sam don’t know who to trust and time is winding down. Sam is a “Pure” one and everyone wants her. She doesn’t understand it and the next three days she learns that everyone wants her to control that power. But she doesn’t even understand it at first and the more she learns the more hopeless things seem. And who exactly is Malphi?

Jax /Azi are becoming more of their own identities in this book. Jax has to share his body with Azirack a demon of royal blood. Jax’s brother, Chase, also shares his body with a demon. The two demons are sworn enemies,and of royal demon blood, making Chase and Jax enemies. Azi seems to have a soft spot when it comes to Samantha. Don’t underestimate Azi though. He will kill you! The POV in this book covers both Sam and Jax. Even though Jax doesn’t always have a say, Jax will let the reader know what Azi is thinking.

Add to the demon mix are some angels who have fallen. They want Sam too!

This book has graphic demon thoughts and a lot of “F” words as it is very dark. So reader beware.
If you like constant action and betrayals, dark books, fallen angels, demons, lots of twists and turns, and an ending that promises you will want the next book now then this is it!

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.

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