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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.
"I absolutely loved loved loved this book. Jessie, Lukas and Kendra are my new besties. There was not a moment were I wanted to put it down. Fast-paced, fun-loving novel that seriously leaves you wanting more."- Angela Book Cave
I loved the first book in this series and was excited to get back into Jessie's world. Jessie works at a paranormal agency with her mom. They have a fun sort of Gilmore Girls partnership but with demons and mayhem. Jessie has been able to spend more time with her demon dad since he was freed. Exc... ...more
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My thoughts on the writing:
When I read the first book in the series, Darker Days, I didn't quite like it. But, Jus Accardo has finally won me over! It was a fast paced, action filled plot and I couldn't put the book down. The author m... ...more
There is absolutely no doubt that Jus Accardo is one of my favorite authors. She continues to entertain me thoroughly with every book that churns out and I could not be happier to have found such a fun author. The first book in this series, Darker Days, was a blast and I was eagerly waiting for n... ...more
A great sequel to Darker Days. This was a very balanced novel with such thrill and romance that I couldn't put it down. Jus Accardo is fabulous! This was a fast paced book, which I loved! It kept me on the edge of my seat needing to know what happens next. I enjoyed the action, twists and turns t... ...more
This was a fun read. I did not read the first book but didn’t feel like missing something. All-important background from the first book were also covered in this one, which helped a lot.
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'A Darker Past' is the exhilarating and fun second book in a young adult paranormal series. It continues to follow our leading lady - Jessie Darker - as she spends her time helping her mom with the family detective agency (which deals mostly with the strange or supernatural), spending ti... ...more
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A Darker Past is the sequel to Darker Days and second book in The Darker Agency series featuring the very awesome Jessie Darker. Following the last book, Jessie is now in service to Valefar for 55yrs in a deal that freed her father... ...more
Originally posted on City of Books
It had been ages since I read Darker Days, the first book in this series. So of course I needed a re-read, and while doing that I remembered just how much I loved that book! A Darker Past is a great follow-up, and it was awesome to see all the characters again, e... ...more
Why I Picked It Up
I really enjoyed the first novel in this series, Darker Days, so of course I had to read book two!
A Darker Past follows Jessie and Lukas as they get themselves into yet another sticky situation of the paranormal kind. This time, Jessie has accidentally released a super-demon... ...more
A thrilling and thoroughly entertaining YA paranormal romance, A Darker Past was a wonderful sequel that I really enjoyed. I thought it was a lovely read.
Jessie was great. Clever and feisty, she definitely livened up the pages. Lukas was wonderful as well. Sweet and determined to be a better pers... ...more
Jus writes captivating characters that are equally witty and daredevils. AND A darker past is no exception. I ABSOLUTELY LOVEEEDDD this book. Its not your typical paranormal kind and entertains you in a way that you want slap the MC and hug her all the same.
But that's what makes Jus's writing so... ...more
Really enjoyed this book, really entertaining, and yeah, a 3rd book wouldn't be too bad! ...more
I love this series! I know I need to read the rest of her books, which I will, but this is the first series I have read by her and she's just amazing :) This is a great sequel to the first, which features a mother and daughter, who run the Darker Agency. Sure it's like a PI, but they do supernatu... ...more
What can I say? I'm pretty sure that I heart Jus Accardo, and she is quickly becoming one of my fave authors.
I usually don't like the female lead, because they whine a lot and it makes me want to smack them. But Jessie Darker has a personality where she's a sarcastic 'shoot first, ask questions l... ...more
This review might contain spoilers if you have not read the first book.
Spoiler alarm spoiler alarm…. If you did not read Darker Days do not read this review as it will ruin it for you.
A Darker Past starts off a few weeks after Darker Days ends. Jessie’s daddy is spending more time on our realm and Jessie is spending more time on his. I mean after all she is bound to... ...more
I absolutely adored Darker Days, and I had been looking forward to the sequel for some time. A Darker Past did not disappoint. Accardo's lovely and captivating writing combined with Jessie's sense of humor and Lukas' depth made for a terrific novel. Everything I loved about the first book was pre... ...more
I admit, I'm a little wary of YA fiction since it's been a couple of, ahem, decades since I've read a YA book from front to back. And YA paranormal? Well, let's say that I almost never voluntarily read anything paranormal. But after reading A Darker Past, I definitely need to reconsider YA parano... ...more
Darker Past is just the book I have been looking for, and even though I have not had the chance to read the first book, Darker Days, I enjoyed it immensely. With all the reading I have on my plate I do not always get to series and books when I want, and even without reading the first book, Darker... ...more
Move over girls, Jus new book is out! Jus is one of my favorite authors, her books always make me laugh, cry and sit at the edge of my chair waiting to see what happens next. I can happily tell you that Darker Past didn't disappoint one bit.
Jessie is back and almost better than ever... because yo... ...more
Even though I hadn't read the first book in this series, this book just places you in the action from the very first page. The background information from the earlier book is provided where it is relevant to this book, making it easy to get on and enjoy this one without necessarily having read th... ...more
Also posted on: The Shadow Realm
A fabulous sequel, this book was just as exhilarating as the first. I am seriously loving these books and one of main things I love is the snark and biting wit of the characters. Especially Jessie. I seriously love that girl, she is just all kinds of awesome. It wa... ...more
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"One of the most important things I’d learned, though, is when things that shouldn’t happen do happen, the demon shit eventually hits the fan."
Hell in a hailstorm! The Monster Masher is back in the saddle! And Jessie is way too ready to bring trouble all... ...more
I’ve said it before and I will say it again – this should be a TV series. Move over Buffy there is a new slayer in town ;)
Jus Accardo does a fabulous job of recapping events at the start of the book so you don’t feel as if you’ve forgotten crucial details before embarking on the new journey with... ...more
I received a free copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review.
Seventeen year old, Jessie Darker has an interesting life. By day, she's your typical high school senior with her best friend, Kendra. But in her off hours, she works alongside her mother, father(a demon), and boyfriend Lukas i... ...more