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.Infinity by Jus Accardo
Series: The Infinity Division #1
Published by Entangled Publishing on November 1st 2016
Genres: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Love & Romance
Format: eBook, Paperback
Buy on: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks
Jump dimensions. Save the world. Don’t fall in love.
Nobody said being the daughter of an army general was easy. But when her dad sends a teenage subordinate to babysit her while he’s away? That's taking it a step too far.
Cade, as beautiful as he is deadly, watches Kori with more than just interest. He looks at her like he knows her very soul. And when he saves her from a seemingly random attack, well, that’s when things get weird.
Turns out, Kori's dad isn’t just an army general—he’s the head of a secret government project that has invented a way to travel between parallel dimensions. Dimensions where there are infinite Koris, infinite Cades...and apparently, on every other Earth, they’re madly in love.
Falling for a soldier is the last thing on Kori’s mind. Especially when she finds herself in a deadly crossfire, and someone from another Earth is hell-bent on revenge...
I’ve been a fan of Jus Accardo’s writing ever since I discovered her Eternal Balance series. Her new series, The Infinity Division, is another science fiction hit. The story is about rebellious Kori, who’s dealing with her mother’s death, and trying to keep her family together. As the daughter of an Army general, it’s not always easy, but Kori is used to being a military brat. After moving around over 12 times in her life, Kori knows the deal. Keep your head down, and don’t get invested in anyone. But when her father sends one of his Privates, Cade, to babysit Kori while he’s away on government business, Kori discovers that some things are easier said then done.
You probably know how much I love sci-fi, so Infinity was right up my alley. Kori discovers she’s caught up in a secret experiment her father has been working on for years. Inter-dimensional travel is real, and while her mother is dead in hers, she may be alive in another. Time travel has always fascinated me, and this book reminded me of one of my favorite childhood shows, Quantum Leap. With this new technology, Kori could leap to another dimension, and get her mom back. Since this novel is the first in a series, there was more character and world building than leaping parallel universes.
Another aspect of the book I really enjoyed was the development of Kori and Cade’s relationship. When Kori finds out about her father’s project, she learns that in every dimension there’s a Kori and a Cade, and they always fall madly in love with each other. This adds a whole new level to the star-crossed lovers trope, and it was interesting to see if these two would hook up. There was enough baggage in both Kori and Cade’s past to make you wonder if Accardo would throw a curve ball into the romantic plot.
While the story may not be anything new, it’s very well done. In fact, I believe it to be better written and engaging than Alexandra Bracken’s Passenger. Similar concept, but this story is better written, has better developed characters, and moves at a steadier pace. Parallel universes, a deranged killer, and a deadly game of hide and seek propel the plot forward. I really enjoyed this novel, and recommend it to fans of sci-fi, and time travel.