Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Review: A Darker Past (The Darker Agency #2) by Jus Accardo

A Darker Past (The Darker Agency, #2)A Darker Past

Author: Jus Accardo
Series: Darker Agency #2
Pages: 315
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Release date: 11th November 2014

Synopsis: (Goodreads)

The past is Darker than they thought...

Between helping her mother with the Darker Agency and laying the smack down on monster baddies, Jessie Darker puts the “normal” in paranormal. But lately, things have gotten a little crazy...even for a smart-assed half-demon teenage girl.

For starters, Jessie’s been contracted into fifty-five years of annoying servitude. To a demon. Then there’s Lukas Scott, her sexy new boyfriend. Once the former incarnation of Wrath, he’s been going through some...uh, changes. Like residual anger. And trading chaste hangouts for lusty make-out sessions.

But it’s when Lukas and Jessie accidentally release a Very Nasty Demon that things get really bad, setting into motion a chain of death and mayhem that threatens both Earth and the Shadow Realm. Jessie has exactly four days to fix it...before all of Hell breaks loose. 

Review: 4 out of 5 stars

Possible spoilers from the first book

I am a huge Jus Accardo fan and would probably read her shopping list, she is an auto-buy for me. The ending of the first book, Darker Days ended in quite an interesting place so I was more than a little eager to read A Darker Past.

Seventeen year-old Jessie Darker now has a fifty-five year service to be paid to Valefar, a Demon who is able to summon her at will much to her annoyance. Jessie still works for her mother at the Darker Agency, where they are hired to do jobs not of the norm, usually dealing with zombies, ghosts etc.

Jessie is a great character, full of laughs and snark, she has some perfect one-liners that had me giggling on numerous occasions, she is now dating Lukas Scott who we see go through a noticeable change throughout the course of the book as he adjusts to being a demon.

Both characters are amazing! I enjoy their interactions, the sweet moments as well as the intense; they work really well together. I still enjoy Lukas’s reactions to her comments, he’s an old fashioned guy still learning about modern day sayings.

The storyline in A Darker Past sees Jessie and Lukas accidentally dropping a mirror which held a powerful, malevolent demon; they now have a short time restraint to find and trap the demon before it destroys the witch coven which Jessie’s best friend Kendra is a part of. The premise for in A Darker Past is creative and entertaining, we learn a lot more about the Darker and Belfair families; there were a number of surprising twists I didn’t expect but enjoyed.

Jus Accardo’s writing is detailed and always entertaining; the storyline is creative and I think there is a lot more going on than what we currently know, I’m waiting for the secrets to be unravelled because I’m sure they’re there. Jessie’s relationship with her mother Klaire is wonderful and I enjoyed seeing her demon father play a bigger role.

Thank you to Entangled Teen for the opportunity to read and review A Darker Past. No date has been released as yet for the third book but I can’t wait to get hold of it!

Jus AccardoAbout 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. 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.


  1. I haven't heard of this series before. When you said spoilers I just kind of skimmed because who knows-I may want to read the first one! Sounds good and I will probably be checking it out. Thanks!

    1. Jus Accardo is such a fabulous author, I hope you get a chance to try this series,

  2. Great review. Glad you liked this one.

  3. Oh, I like the cover of this one - it's pretty catchy. Happy to hear you enjoyed reading this one! Wonderful review. <3 Benish | Feminist Reflections


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