Book Review: Released (The Eternal Balance) by Jus Accardo

Posted March 28, 2016 by @Angelized_1st in 2016 Finish the Series Reading Challenge, Books, Entertainment, Reading Challenges / 0 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Book Review: Released (The Eternal Balance) by Jus AccardoReleased by Jus Accardo
Series: The Eternal Balance, #3
Published by Entangled: Embrace on March 28th 2016
Genres: Paranormal, Fantasy
Pages: 174
Format: eBook
Source: Publisher
ISBN: 1622663179
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three-stars
three-flames

Jax Flynn’s life just went from bad to worse. He was already sharing his body with a demon named Azirak, but after killing its mate… Well, shit got real. Now the demon has taken control of Jax’s body and everything he cares for is at stake, including Samantha, the girl he loves. Yeah, that’s not going to happen. It’s time Jax showed everyone what he was really made of.

He’ll move Heaven and Hell to keep her safe…

Released is the conclusion to Jus Accardo’s Eternal Balance trilogy. The story picks up on the heels of the second book, with Jax’s body taken completely over by his demon, Azirak. With the help of Jax’s girlfriend Samantha, Jax must finish the job he and Sam started to ensure her safety once and for all. A man and his woman struggle to be together despite the demonic forces trying to tear them apart. Released is a different sort of romance, where a demon may not be all bad, and angel’s aren’t always out to help people in their time of need.

I enjoyed Released, but not as much as the previous two books. I think this mostly had to do with Azirak. The demon was always around, but he usually was forced to the background thanks to Jax. Now that he has control, I fond the demon to be very annoying. Mostly because he wasn’t as demonic as he’s been portrayed in the other books. Even though I always knew he’d eventually seize control of Jax’s body, the actuality of it didn’t live up to my expectations.

I really loved how the series wrapped up, but I feel as though the ending was a bit rushed. The epic showdown I was expecting turned out to be short-lived, and fizzled out too early. A whole bunch of build up, with not much payoff. Still, Accardo told a pretty unique story with very complex characters. Overall, Released was a pretty decent ending to this series. If you’ve enjoyed the series thus far, then you don’t want to miss how it all ends.

About Jus Accardo

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. But at the last minute, she realized her true path lay with fiction, not food.

Jus is the bestselling author of the popular Denazen series from Entangled publishing, as well as the Darker Agency series, and the New Adult series, The Eternal Balance. A native New Yorker, she lives in the middle of nowhere with her husband, three dogs, and sometimes guard bear, Oswald.

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