Author: Jus Accardo
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Publication Date: Aug 26, 2013
About the book: A little sin can be deadly…
My thoughts: I can honestly say this book kept me interested and turning pages up to the very last one. It is a great start to a new series and the possibilities for adventure are wide open. There were witches, weres, necromancers, demons, and the Seven Deadly Sins of course.
To most of Jesse's classmates she is just a normal teenage girl, but her family and best friend know she can seriously hold her own. She is not mouthy, per se, but does have a lot of attitude - her one-liners gave the book some humor - which was right up my alley. Her best friend, Kendra, does know what she helps her mom with though - but her best friend just happens to be a witch. Kendra hasn't really come into her powers yet and tends to do more harm than good when she tries to cast a spell.
This book was paced just right with five days to round up the sins and save seven innocents. Doesn't sound like an easy case and Damien, Jesse's father, is even temporarily released from his servitude to a demon to help out. The case just gets more complicated as more of the history concerning the box is uncovered. As it's history is discovered, Jesse discovers that her relatives and Lukas also have history together.
I really liked the Darker family, Klaire, Damien and Jesse. They all have their own strengths, but they are even stronger together and really care about each other. Lukas is a great addition and his and Jesse's chemistry sparked off the page. It was all very PG-rated and Lukas was very much a gentleman.
If you like YA Paranormal - especially when they veer a little off the beaten path - then I think you should give Darker Days a try. You can even read the first chapter here.
~I received a complimentary ecopy from Entangled Teen in exchange for my unbiased review.~