Saturday, April 27, 2013

Review: Faceless by Jus Accardo from Entangled Publishing

Faceless (Denazen 2.5)
by Jus Accardo
Publication Date:  March 28, 2013
Publisher:  Entangled Publishing (Everafter)

My name is Brandt Cross, and I died. Again… 

I'm living in the body of a Six named Douglass Cain, a certifiable scumbag whose ability is on Zendean Industries—AKA Denazen's—most wanted list. There’s some serious bad going down, and Ginger, the leader of the Underground, sent me undercover to obtain information because people are dying. 

My cousin, Dez, is dying…

Denazen thought they’d found a cure for the Supremacy decline, but they were wrong. That’s the bad news. The good news? Franklin Wentz. 

Wentz, the owner of a genetic research company, is brilliant and just a little bit crazy. He’s unwittingly created a formula that may cure the sick Supremacy kids, and everyone wants it—including Devin, the super hot Resident. 

Get the formula. Save the day. Don’t fall for the hot spy. Piece of cake.

My Thoughts:  Faceless is Brandt Cross,  Dez's cousin's story.  Brandt is a "Six."  He is also a "soul jumper."  What that means is that when he dies, he jumps into the soul of the Six that is closest to him at the time of his death.  Not only does he take over their body, he also inherits whatever ability that Six has.  After his cousin Dez becomes deathly ill, Brandt goes in undercover to try to find a cure for Dez and other Six's in the same predicament.  His assignment ends up involving quite a bit more than he anticipated, so needles to say, things get dangerous and complicated, especially when a certain girl enters the picture.

I found Faceless to be a great installment in the Denazen series.  Being a novella, it doesn't take very long to read.  There was quite a bit of action from beginning to end, as there is in all the books in the series.  I really like Brandt's character.  He has a great sense of humor, and he is an all-around great guy.  I loved his inner rants and the pep talks that he gives to himself.  The love interest in this book is Devin, another Six, who forms a bond with Brandt....the only problem is that Brandt is living in Cain's body, which is definitely a little more than a "bump in the road."  Of course there is plenty of action, danger, and intrigue in the story.  Overall, Faceless is an enjoyable novella, and I really liked getting to know Brandt better.  I am also really looking forward to reading Tremble, the next book in the series

Favorite Quotes:

When I was a kid, I imagined death was a lot like Saturday morning cartoons.  Fluffy clouds and harps.  People zooming around with super-charged wings on their backs.  Then as I got older, my idea of death changed.  I was a good guy, so I'd have to be heaven-bound, and heaven meant daily brews with Tony Hawk, Sunday brunch with the family, and all the peanut butter cookies I could eat presented on platters offered by large-breasted Hooter's girls.  

I hated this place.  Usually ripe with overly buff, shirtless men wearing everything from neon-colored Speedos to pink loin cloths, Ginger Midlen's head was the poster place for ick.

"My name is Brand Cross, and my life used to be seven kinds of f**ked up....Now it's eight..."

Author Bio
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 of YA paranormal romance and urban fantasy fiction.
A native New Yorker, she lives in the middle of nowhere with her husband, three dogs, and sometimes guard bear, Oswald. Her first book, Touch was released in November 2011 from Entangled Publishing. She is currently working on the next book in the Denazen series.

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  1. I really need to read this series, I have all the books out so far I just need to time and maybe the inspiration to start them. I have heard nothing but great things about it!

    I hope you have a nice Saturday Ellen!

    1. I know what you mean. I don't know if I will ever catch up on my reading, and I just keep adding more to it.

  2. *bangs head on desk* I want to read this's on my wishlist!! I love the whole soul jumper aspect. wonderful review Ellen and ooh I adore the covers *giggles*

  3. I'm glad you enjoyed this one, Ellen. I've heard fantastic things about every book in this series, and this novella seems to be a great add to the series as a whole. Brandt sounds like a fantastic, really funny character as well, and Devin kind of is intriguing me :) I hope you enjoy Tremble just as much!

    Great review!

    1. I think it is a really good series. I am going to read Tremble next. Thanks for stopping by.

  4. I think I have Touch on my kindle, if not its on my WL. I have been really drawn to the series and cant wait to start it!

    1. I really liked the series. I hope you enjoy it when you get a chance to read it.


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