Explore the many worlds of love, danger, and discovery with Jus Accardo’s INFINITY!
There’s no turning back in this crazy world of ours. Each choice we make and every problem we face has an unique set of permanent consequences that set our path moving forward. But what if the life you knew was one of many potential lives and somewhere out there in another universe, you were living a completely different life? That’s the insane reality put forth in Jus Accardo’s new novel, Infinity!
Kori Anderson’s quietly rebellious life with her army general father hasn’t always felt ideal, but things really go downhill when her public display of art lands her two new military babysitters while her dad is away. Despite only being a couple years older, Cade and Noah treat Kori like a strange conundrum. That is, until someone attempts to kill Kori and the secrets come spilling out.
Her father is the head of a secret military division that travels between multiverses. Cade and Noah are soldiers from another multiverse, both of whom grew up with another version of Kori– one who was viciously murdered as part of a revenge plot. Now, the two must help her stay safe from an enemy she’s never met, who won’t be satisfied until he’s killed every version of Kori in every multiverse he can find.
Universes are never the same, but there are usually patterns. Kori has almost always grown up with Noah and Cade. She’s almost always had a beloved best friend. And oh, she and Cade have almost always been madly in love. Her universe is the exception, making her journey to understand the situation even more painstaking. Who can she truly believe? Are Cade and Noah seeing her or their own Kori? And how can she use her skills from this universe to protect herself and every Kori left in existence?
Despite amazing world building that opens you up to the excitement of endless possibilities, Jus Accardo’s biggest accomplishment in Infinity is Kori herself. She could have been a frightened “Woe is me” type who can’t possibly handle the extreme circumstances. Instead, she’s fierce, focused, and full of quips. She doesn’t lay down and accept anything from anyone and even when her emotions run high, she doesn’t just give in to them.
That last trait is especially helpful as lots of romantic tension swirls between Kori and Cade. Things are complicated, to say the least. Cade has been in love with a different version of her before, and Kori never got her own Cade. The longing is real and their alone time sizzles, but we could have used more sweetness, flirtation, and general proof that these two are into each other and not just the idea of each other. I was more surprised with the platonic, bittersweet relationship that existed between Kori and Noah, who has become a bit hardened after watching her die over and over in different universes.
The great thing about this book, which is the first in a series, is that it barely scrapes the tip of the iceberg. There are infinite universes, but this opening story only takes place in one. Cade and Noah hint at what exists in others and it’s very enticing. Like most first books, there’s a lot of explanation and perhaps not enough action, despite the characters avoiding the military and a killer while trying to solve a mystery.
Jus Accardo can take fans pretty much wherever she wants moving forward. However, getting the characters to that point required villainous deus ex machina that didn’t leave us totally thrilled. It was just too convenient. Still, there’s loads of potential for future books and we’re ready to see where Kori’s unexpected adventure takes her!
RATING: 3.5 OUT OF 5 STARS
Infinity is currently available. You can order it now via Amazon!
There are three things Kori knows for sure about her life:
One: Her army general dad is insanely overprotective.
Two: The guy he sent to watch her, Cade, is way too good-looking.
Three: Everything she knew was a lie.
Now there are three things Kori never knew about her life:
One: There’s a device that allows her to jump dimensions.
Two: Cade’s got a lethal secret.
Three: Someone wants her dead.