Friday, January 17, 2014

REVIEW - #RPRC2014 - Ruined by Jus Accardo


Hell is looking for a way to break loose…

Jax lost the genetic lottery. Descended from Cain, the world's first murderer, he's plagued by a curse that demands violence in exchange for his happiness. He left everything behind, including the girl he loved, but thriving on the pain of others is lonely… And it's killing him.

After a series of heartbreaking losses, Samantha put rubber to pavement and headed for college as fast as her clunker could carry her. But she can't outrun her problems. When an attack at school drives her back home, she's thrown into the path of a past—and a guy—she's been trying to forget.

Sam strains Jax's control over his darkness, but running isn't an option this time. Someone—or, something—followed her home from school: a ruthless monster with a twisted plan centuries in the making. Forced together to survive, and fighting an attraction that could destroy them both, Jax and Sam must stop a killer bent on revenge.

**Ruined is a New Adult Paranormal Romance**

Okay so the Flynn boys are just a-maz-ing! No joke! Chase is a bad good boy and Jax... Jax is a very bad but very very good boy, they are brothers and they are twins.
I had no problem keeping the read going with this one. This is a book I say clear your day for. Um yeah... that good.
It's gritty and rough and I love that. The characters are great the Flynn boys, yes!  Uncle Rick and most definitely the strong willed Samantha. Even the dive bar employees are great and Jus Accardo paints such a good picture I could feel the sticky floors of The Viking and feel the shivers that Sam did from each touch from Jax.
It was gripping and the plot was a mesmerizing thrill ride with twists and turns like I have never read before. The whole Cain and Abel thing was a really intriguing concept to say the least. The town of Harlow was a great backdrop to all of the interesting events.
The entire situation kept me glued to the pages and reading as fast as I could, I zoned everything and everyone out on this read and got lost in all that is the turmoil of Jax Flynn.

I was along and loving every twist, every agonizing revelation and every painful pleasure.

And wow the climax and ending of this story are not what I expected and unpredictable and I like that alot. Jus Accardo is a brilliant author that I will most definitely be reading more of!

I would most definitely recommend this NA Paranormal Fantasy read to anyone with a love for swoon worthy, action packed, supernatural plots. This one is unique in nature and as chilling as it is steamy and gripping.

I don't thing five measly hearts is a high enough rating for the book that kept me hanging on every single word like my life depended on it.

I received an ARC copy and it had very few errors. I would read this book again for sure and most likely will before the release of book 2 in The Eternal Balance series by Jus Accardo.  

Ruined was the subject of my Fab Read Friday #FRF2014

This is a snippet from that post...

"I am smack dab in the middle of this book. I started reading Ruined this morning and have put it down reluctantly. I even missed dinner! It's been that good so far. I like the grittiness of the story and the storyline is pure genius.
It is most definitely skyrocketing to the top of my favorite couples list of 2014 for sure. I realize it's early on in the year but I am pretty sure this one is gonna stay with me.
It is indeed turning out to be the best NA Paranormal Fantasy I have read lately.
Jax and Chase Flynn make this a swoon worthy read too. *sigh*
Team Jax! (heehee) 
Samantha brings the edgy good but bad girl vibe to the table very well. Love it!
The whole plot is really great and unique. I like something fresh and unlike anything else I have read. The characters are well developed and I am loving the interaction and the twisted nature of it all. It is action packed and has just the right amount of steamy goodness." - S.V.

 You can find the spoilers HERE

5 of 5 Hearts


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.


I received this book
in exchange for an honest review
from NetGalley & Entangled Teen

This goes towards my #RPRC2014
2014 Review Pile Reading Challenge,
hosted by
Rachel @ Fiktshun
Reanna @ Phantasmic Reads


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