Review: Infinity – Jus Accardo

Posted 6 December, 2016 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 12 Comments

*I received a free copy of Infinity from via Netgalley. This has in no way influenced my voluntary review, which is honest and unbiased *

Review: Infinity – Jus AccardoInfinity Series: The Infinity Division #1
on 1 November 2016
Pages: 320
2 Stars

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.

Infinity had a premise that really intrigued me, but the execution left me wanting for much more…

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I had high hopes for Infinity, because I truly love stories with alternate universes, mystery and strong characters who know how to make a sacrifice for the greater good. Kori, Noah,Cade and Dylan didn’t really appeal to me much, though. And apart from what Noah and Cade were telling Kori, there was no actual alternate universe anywhere. And the artistic part of Kori that got me interested in her at the beginning was quickly put on the back-burner in order to get the main plot going. And the main plot was a little messy to say the least. And it made Kori less likeable because she thought she had this instant connection to Cade, and then she figured it had something to do with Kori in a different world, and then she felt the connection again. To say I rolled my eyes more than once would be going easy on this story.

As Infinity unfolded, I thought the clichés from YA fantasy novels were front and center more so than the actual story line and the plot. The characters were not well developed, and I was a bit disappointed because the alternate universe never happened. I was never really ‘afraid’ for the main character, even if she acted stupidly more than once, and her cock-sure confidence and jumping into things without truly thinking them through made me cringe. Plus, Kori’s father was conveniently absent from home when she needed him the most. I found the overall story to be a bit superficial, and it would have intrigued me a lot more if more of the alternate worlds were part of the story, not only something Cade and Noah told Kori about.

Written in first person past tense from Kori’s perspective, and also in third person point of view with an external narrator, Infinity was quite nicely pace, and a fast read. It seems I am in the minority when it comes to not loving Infinity, though, so don’t take my word for it! Check out other reviews before you make up your own mind!

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Dad was gone more than he was home. I used to hate it, but since Mom died, I found myself thankful. Not because I wanted him gone. I loved him. He loved me, too, I know that – even if we’d never fully understood each other.

Dad told me once that trust was a precious thing. It needed to be cultivated and earned. I agreed. These two hadn’t cultivated anything other than fiction in the short time I’d known them, so trust wasn’t really on the table. Yet there was something in Cade’s eyes that sent chills racing up and down my spine.

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12 responses to “Review: Infinity – Jus Accardo

    • I know! The blurb definitely reeled me in big time, and then, I didn’t get everything I thought I would get. Oh well.
      I have really enjoyed other Accardo books, though, and I hope you’ll enjoy the one you have on your shelf, Sophia.

  1. I’m sorry this didn’t work for you, Lexxie. However, it sounds very cliche and trite so I’m not sure it’d work for me either. Strong characters and character development are very important to drawing me into a story and keeping me interested and Infinity doesn’t seem to have either. And then there’s the promise of more and the author didn’t deliver. I understand your disappointment. Hopefully your current read is fab!
    Happy Tuesday, my dear! *BIG HUGS & LOVE*

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    • Strong character development really makes or breaks a book for me, Brandee – as you know – and here, it broke it 🙁 And I would have loved to see the actual alternate universe to understand it better.
      Miss you, wife! {{{BIG HUGS & LOVE}}}

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