Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Entangled Teen Ember Launch: Review + #Giveaway: Chaos by Christine O'Neil & Darker Days by Jus Accardo

"Our fires burn brightly for our readers and as a way to say thanks to our readers we've launched our latest division of Entangled Teen and it's name is Ember. We have two exciting launch titles: Darker Days by Jus Accardo and Chaos by Christine O'Neil. Read away!" Entangled Teen Ember is a division of Entangled Teen that specializes in digital-first YAs

Title: Chaos (A Kardia Chronicles Novel)
Author: Christine O’Neil
Genre: Young Adult
Length: 340 pages
Release Date: August 2013
ISBN: : 978-1-62266-283-8
Imprint: Entangled Teen (Ember)


My name is Maggie Raynard. After sixteen years being just plain me, suddenly, when I lose my temper, my fingers become weapons of mass destruction. Turns out I'm a semi-god, descended from Aphrodite. Sounds cool in theory, but when I accidentally put my ex-boyfriend in a coma, things go downhill pretty fast.

Now some new guy named Mac Finnegan has made it his mission in life to continually piss me off. I'm stuck learning how to use my new powers while also dealing with regular high school problems, and with this annoying and super-hot—guy all
up in my business, I'm about to flip out.

But it gets worse. I just learned there's this watchdog council of semis who keep an eye out for any bad apples. They think I'm the baddest one in the bunch and want to take me out before I do any more damage. My nemesis Mac might turn out to be my salvation, only he's got secrets of his own...and they may just kill us both.

Click HERE to read an exclusive excerpt of Chaos!


About the Author:

Christine O'Neil was born and raised in Connecticut, where she spent most of her childhood outdoors catching salamanders, frogs and colds. When she wasn't terrorizing Mother Nature, she was curled up under the covers with her nose in a book. As an adult, she's stopped stalking amphibians, but still loves books. When she isn't reading, she likes to spend her time people-watching. In fact, she's probably watching you RIGHT NOW O_O She's also pretty obsessed with writing YA books, but if she had to pick another profession she would be a ninja...or a Professor of the Dark Arts. Christine also writes adult romance under the pen name Christine Bell.

Title: Darker Days (The Darker Agency)
Author: Jus Accardo
Genre: YA Paranormal
Length: 332 pages
Release Date: August 2013
Ebook ISBN: 978-1-62266-056-8
Imprint: digiTeen (Ember)
A little sin can be deadly...
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.

Click HERE to read an exclusive excerpt of Darker Days!

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. A native New Yorker, she lives in the middle of nowhere with her husband, three dogs, and sometimes guard bear, Oswald.

 Darker Days

I have always loved YA Paranormal Romances, however, they tend to get a little repetitive at times, but Accardo has delivered an exciting, refreshing story that incorporates all the YA PNR elements that draw me to this genre, whilst introducing a fresh lot of characters.

I liked Jessie's sassiness in the beginning. After a while though, I got a bit tired of her. Not that I didn't appreciate her spunk, she was fun and feisty, but she kind of became a bit predictable. She did show signs of development when she decided to rescue her family no matter the consequences. I wish there had been a little more clarity on why Jessie suddenly gained her father's powers, but I'm sure this is something that will be dealt with more as this series continues.

What I really loved was the use of the Seven Deadly Sins. I have always had a fascination with them, so for them to, literally, be brought to life was awesome. I was totally enthralled by the story and I was excited to see how it would develop, and what twists and turns would be added to up the ante. I mean, they are the Sins after all!

I loved Lukas. He was a right and proper gentleman, but he had a dark side, even if it wasn't really him. My heart broke for him every step of the way, he was in a lose, lose situation, but showed real strength when he refused to let someone else suffer in his place. I hated that he'd been used and I was cheering when a certain witch got payback for all the evil she'd spewed into the world.

This story was an exciting adventure. Readers of YA PNRs will love every second of this book.

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