Thursday, May 30, 2013

Tremble-Jus Accardo

So I'm epically excited that today is my blog stop for Jus Accardo's Tremble, her newest release in the Denazen series. Which is a 5 book series and Tremble is technically the 3rd book. I say technically because she has been wonderful enough to write a couple novellas to accompany the series. Me being the voracious reader I am, totally LOVE authors who write novellas because I typically get pretty attached to a series and its characters. If you have not read Touch, the first book in her Denazen series I suggest you do so immediately!

Ooh I have a surprise included at the bottom and my computer-genius-evil-experimenter-minion programmed the post to KNOW if you read everything or just scrolled down (like those agreements for financial aid for school) and crazy things will happen if you try your luck *laughs manically* Clearly I've spent too much time in school and haven't blogged enough because even though that sounds crazy, I'm still keeping it.

Anyway, you want to be entertained. To read great books that transport you to another time or place. Be pulled to the edge of your seat while gripping the pages (or ereader devices). If paranormal is up your alley, then this series would be a great place to start!!!

**Yes, you are not alone if you believe he's starring at you. Those piercing blue eyes stop me every time as well. And again as I write this post**

Book Synopsis

Dez Cross has problems. She’s almost eighteen and on the verge of losing her mind thanks to the drug Denazen used to enhance her abilities. People close to her have turned their back on the underground and are now fighting for the wrong side. And then there’s Kale... Things couldn’t get any worse.

Until of course, they do. Denazen is about to start a new trial—this one called Domination—and it works. But that means out with the old and in with the new. The order has been given to terminate all remnants of the second trial—including Dez. The good news is that there’s a survivor from the original trial. A woman who’s blood may hold the cure for the second generation of Supremacy kid’s defect. But the underground Sixes aren’t the only ones who know about her….

Cross is willing to throw everything he has to keep Dez from getting the cure—including the one thing that might tear her apart from the inside out.

My Review

5 Stars

Diving into Tremble for me, was a planned event. I bought snacks and prepped bags with Fruit Loops, Reese Pieces and good ole M&M's. Who can sit down for an intense reading session without favorite treats? I even brewed coffee because coffee always makes reading that much more enjoyable for me. Lol *sigh of relief* I'm so glad I did. You'll need to as well. I mean by page 38, I was hooked and turning the pages with a burning need. Tremble brought back a lot more scenes with Alex (cue heart stopping moments and some swooning on my part. I do love me some Alex) and Brandt turns back up in Tremble as well! I missed him so much in her last installment and re-read the page when he showed back up in Dez's story. So far, as of this moment, Tremble is my favorite book in the Denazen series. The plot twists and emotions that filled the pages were unbelievable. My heart was crushed for Dez when she saw Kale (that was the first rug pulled out from under my feet) and for  while I was convinced that Jus Accardo decided she hated me and her characters. 


**What did you do to me!? Why? Why? Followed by some NO! NO! Please, I love you!**

I'm trying REALLY hard to write a spoiler free review but when I looked like Captain Jack Sparrow there the entire time, it becomes SO hard! 

I was sure that Jus had just introduced her climatic plot twist a little early and Tremble was going to follow a direction I just never saw coming. But that wasn't the case at all. Kale and Dez was only the first mind-blowing, heart stopping revelations of many. Every time I was wondering how we got so far down this road, convinced I read something wrong *BAM* she turned it around and I was cheering for Dez and the sixes (of course until I caught my breath and read into the next twist)! Tremble's plot is intricate and woven together beautifully, letting the character's shine and becoming more intense as the story progresses. 

Kale, Kale, Kale...what can I say about Kale...Ladies, prepare to fall in love again with him. His progression throughout the series has been awesome and only encourages my crush. In Tremble, we get to see Kale in a strong, confident and powerful demeanor. Even though he sheds some of his innocent traits and literally almost becomes someone unrecognizable, in the end, I was blown away by the transformation and wiping up drool. 

Dez is still a little pistol. I love her fiery attitude, witty remarks, confidence and determination. Throughout the series she's become one of my favorite female leads. I feel like Tremble showed us a deeper side of Dez and an even deeper insight on her line of thinking and how she feels. The poor girl is put through the ringer in this book. If I was her I would have fallen apart completely by page 25. Seriously, the moment with Dez, Alex and Jade at the club has been seared in my brain for a week. Killer. Her emotional turmoil throughout the book kept me up until the wee hours (I mean, I couldn't turn my back on her too).


Okay and another reason this book and series rocks my socks off is Jus Accardo's world building. The fact that this is the third book (not including the novellas) and we're still learning new things about their world is really cool. The Underground world and the Denazen just keep growing. The sizes and all their awesome abilities and talents are squeal worthy! You can't help but to get lost in their world and with the plethora of amazing characters Jus fills the stories with will only drag you deeper in and keep the pages turning. I like how all the concepts, facts and tidbits about their world and the rules are blended together seamlessly and never leave me wondering what's going on in a bad way. Because all the twists and turns Jus Accardo takes you on, will leave you freaking out and wondering what the hell is happening! 

Alas, I cannot praise this book enough without giving away some major spoilers. If you are a fan of books that are written in such a way that you feel so involved with the story that when the character you're reading gasps, so do you--this series is for you. You need to read the first two before reading Tremble, but don't worry, you'll read them in one sitting. Jus Accardo commands your attention and demands you keep reading. Finishing a chapter only means you're one step closer to figuring out what's going to happen but you will turn the page and read "just one more chapter" until the very end. Hence the snack pack, you won't want to get up. 

I'm so excited to see what book 4 could possibly have in store for us after everything that happened in Tremble. I was shattered, torn and enraged just like Dez throughout the entire read and I'm wishing I could read book 4 right now. Honestly when I started reading Tremble I was slightly nervous. If a series is going to fall apart, as a reader, book 3 is always the indicator. However Jus Accardo wrote the strongest book yet in the Denazen series that will definitely leave you with a book hangover. 

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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. At the last minute, she realized her path lay with fiction, not food, and passed on the spot to pursue writing. Jus is the bestselling author the popular Denazen series from Entangled publishing and is currently working on the first book in a new adult series due out summer 2013. A native New Yorker, she lives in the middle of nowhere with her husband, three dogs, and sometimes guard bear, Oswald.

My Super Awesome Surprise Is An Excerpt from Darker Days!

*I wanted to show the cover again because I like it*                                           Synopsis

Jessie Darker goes to high school during the day, but at night she helps with the family investigation business. Cheating husbands and stolen inheritances? They’re your girls—but their specialty is a bit darker. Zombie in your garage? Pesky Poltergeist living in your pool? They’ll have the problem solved in a magical minute. For a nominal fee, of course...
When gorgeous new client, Lukas Scott, saunters into the office requesting their help to find a stolen box, it sounds like a simple case—until the truth comes out. The box is full of Sin. 
Seven deadly ones, in fact. 
They’ve got five days to recapture the Sins before they're recalled by the box, taking seven hijacked human bodies with them. Easy peasy—except for one thing... 
There’s a spell that will allow the Sins to remain free, causing chaos forever. When the key ingredient threatens the life of someone she knows, Jessie must make the ultimate choice between love and family—or lose everything.


“So not your biggest fan at the moment,” I said, closing the office door behind me. The runofffrom my jeans had soaked my sneakers pretty good. With each step, I gave a slight squishing noise accompanied by an annoying squeak against the old tile floor.
From across the room, Mom stared. “What happened to you?”
            “It attacked me.” Tossing my bag on the couch, I sank into her chair and made sure to grind my butt into the cushion. Got it nice and wet. I was all about sharing the love—and right now, the love was soggy.
            She laughed, waving a folder in my direction. “Surely you’re overreacting. It was one little zombie. They don’t attack people.”
            “I’m serious, Ma. It tried to drown me. And the client assaulted me with ugly footwear. As far as punishments go, I’d say we’re probably square. I’ve learned my lesson.”
            “You’re serious?” Amused expression now replaced by concern, she crossed the room and leaned over her desk to get a better look at me.
            “As a coronary.” Once I was sure the chair had sponged up all it could, I stood and huffed past her. Pulling at my favorite T-shirt—the word Fate inside a blood red heart, is a four letter word on the back—I said, “Child welfare would not be happy to hear you tried to feed your only child to a walking corpse…”
“But why would it attack? Did you provoke it?” Folding her arms, she frowned. “Insult it, perhaps?”
            I winked at her. “Provoke it? Sure. I went and wiggled my ass in front of it yelling lunch just to see what’d happen.” I’d called it Stinky, but that didn’t count as an insult. Something couldn’t be considered an insult if it was true, right?
            Right eyebrow twitching, she fought against a smile. “But you’re okay, right? No bites, broken bones, head injuries, possessions…?”
I smiled and did a little twirl. “All in one piece and still me.”
Mom had a checklist she went through at the end of each job. I was known for taking almost as much damage as I inflicted.
“Oh, and you’re probably going to get a call from the client. I sorta smashed her fence in the process.”
            Mom groaned. “I told you to be more careful.”
            “It’s not like I tried to break anything.”
            “Something tells me you didn’t try hard enough not to break anything, either.”
            “In my defense, it wasn’t a simple trap and slap…”
            “We can’t afford this.” She reached down and pulled a white envelope out from under a stack of papers. “This is the bill for that Mercedes you smashed.”
            “Oh! So not my fault. How was I supposed to know that Spring Heel was gonna land on the car? If it makes you feel any better, I think he was aiming for my head…”
            “If you keep this up, we won’t even be able to afford the rent.”
            She was right, of course, and it made me feel horrible. “I’m sorry. I guess I’m a wrecking ball wrapped in blue jeans. Take my cut of this job and put it toward the repairs. Keep my paycheck for the next month, too.” A good start, but it didn’t feel like enough. Sure, it would cover the damages—I hoped—but I felt guilty about upsetting her. The bills that were piling up kept her awake at night. This was only going to make things worse. We got a fair amount of business, but the overhead in our line of work was sky high.
As much as I hated the idea, I knew what would cheer her up. “I’ll even throw in pet possessions for the next month.”     

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