Dive back into the world of Jus Accardo’s The Infinity Division series with Omega, the second book in the trilogy that follows fated characters as they chase a killer through the unpredictable multiverse!
Infinity followed Kori Anderson, a teen who discovered that her army general father heads up a top secret government organization that travels between parallel universes and the two bodyguards recently assigned to her, Noah and Cade, are from a completely different universe. Even stranger, there are patterns in every universe and typically, Noah is her older brother and Cade is the love of her life– except neither were actually born in her universe. Noah and Cade came to Kori’s universe when a deranged killer seeking his revenge marked her (and every other Kori Anderson in the multiverse) as prey. But this version of Kori is no damsel in distress. Forming a strange, tentative relationship with Noah and a slow-burning attraction to Cade, she helps them work to track down Dylan, the serial killer with a grudge.
Omega finds Kori, Noah, and Cade “skipping” through the multiverses after Dylan. Noah leads off the narration, giving us some new insight into his character. He’s especially tested when all four cuffs used to travel between universes malfunction, leaving them stranded in a universe where mafioso rule is the lay of the land. It’s there that we meet Ash Calvert, our second narrator and a girl that Noah is hopelessly destined to connect with in every universe. Ash is a Bottom Tier citizen, destined for poverty and servitude from birth, but she’s in deep thanks to the recent death of her world’s Noah Anderson– a death that the twisted, corrupt Anderson family of her world is trying to pin on her.
After the initial shock of meeting and narrowly escaping death together, Noah and Ash have an immediate connection as they navigate Ash’s world, which is super dark but also the most fully realized world Accardo has crafted yet. Here lies a sinister enemy in a more advanced universe who has advantages over the good guys. While Dylan’s murderous streak is troubling, the danger feels far more palpable as this world’s version of Cora Anderson is a more calculated evil with careful plans to destroy lives and the ability to do so on a grand scale without the fear of consequences. And she’s starting with Ash Calvert.
Noah and Ash are thrown into a whirlwind as they try to capture Dylan, fix their cuffs, and avoid Cora’s extensive grasp, which means things move quickly, but there wasn’t necessarily a lot of time for romance. The characters have some chemistry, talk about feelings for each other, and even share a couple of steamy kisses, but Noah and Ash felt a little like beautiful broken people tropes and I didn’t feel the same romantic tension that I did with Cade and Kori. Both characters seemed to have similar thoughts on their various situations, which made dual narration fairly repetitive in the scenes in which they were together. We don’t see either Noah and Ash’s nor Kori and Cade’s relationship progress too much in this round, which is a bit of a let down, but hopefully something that can be made up for in Book 3.
The new worldbuilding and characters offered itself up to a really great twist and new takes on travel through the multiverse that were pleasantly shocking. We also get more details on Kori, Noah, and Cade’s antics in different worlds, many of which are zany and amusing (even if they got arrested or almost got killed while there.)
Other than the main four, the character to watch out for is the villain, the Cora Anderson of Ash’s world. You’ll love to hate her. We’re also see iterations of other characters we met in Kori’s world, including one in particular that goes from rigid to super amusing as the story progresses. Other new characters seem like they’ll play an important role in the next book in the series, but we’re left with a bit of cliffhanger this time, so it’s hard to tell. We’re definitely curious for the third book and want to see the roles those characters will play!
While the first book is still our preference, Omega does a great job expanding the world and upping the stakes going into the next chapter.
RATING: 3.25 OUT OF 5 STARS
Omega is available now. You can order it via Amazon.
One mistake can change everything. Ashlyn Calvert finds that out the hard way when a bad decision leads to the death of her best friend, Noah Anderson.
Only Noah isn’t really gone. Thanks to his parents’ company, the Infinity Division, there is a version of him skipping from one dimension to another, set on revenge for the death of his sister, Kori. When a chance encounter brings him face-to-face with Ash, he’s determined to resist the magnetic pull he’s felt for her time and time again. Because falling for Ash puts his mission in danger.
But there’s more going on in Ash’s alternate universe than either of them knows: a mysterious project called Omega. A conspiracy spanning multiple Earths and revolving around none other than Ash. Its creators would do anything to keep Omega secret…