Ruined (The Eternal Balance #1)
Hell is looking for a way to break loose…
Jax lost the genetic lottery. Descended from Cain, the world's first murderer, he's plagued by a curse that demands violence in exchange for his happiness. He left everything behind, including the girl he loved, but thriving on the pain of others is lonely… And it's killing him.
Jax, a descendant of Cain, is one serious dude to be reckoned with. With a violence craving demon living inside him, Jax has to go to some serious ends in order to keep the demon fed and sat ...more
Ruined isn't your average story about Demon possession. In fact, Jus Accardo has cleverly used the story of Cain and Abel and modernised it, but not as a re-telling. She exceptionall ...more
I loved it! Sam and Jax are not just your everyday couple. They are hot, smart, a little cynical, funny and Jax is a bit of a demon!
As in real demon! He has one living inside him his whole life, Azirak, and he demands from Jax to kill his twin brother Chase constantly. After too much pressure on him at the age of 17 Jax decides to leave from his town, to save his brother and the girl he loves, Sam!
Sam never forgave Jax for his abrupt departure shortly ...more
He disfrutado mucho el libro aunque me haya faltado un algo, creo que el que las relaciones estén ya tan establecidas desde el principio le ha restado algo de puntos.
Sin embargo, la historia me ha gustado mucho, el tema paranormal de los demonios con ese toque a lo Supernatural me ha enganchado desde el principio y casi no hay un momento de respiro. A ver qué tal el segundo libro y ojalá vayan saliendo más autoras que se adentren en lo paranormal y new adult (de momento y ...more
For Jax, Demons are real and not just something that haunts him from his past. Jax has lost the lottery and because of his family history he has descended from Cain and has a demon living inside of him. The demon wants nothing more then to murder his own brother. Unable to do it, Jax leaves everything behind including happiness and the only girl he ever loved.
Heartbroken, Samantha run ...more
The premise of the main character Jax, descending from, Cain, completely intrigued me. Most of the New Adult books available on the market right now are contemporary, so I was really excited to dig in to a New Adult Paranormal story. This was the first book, I read by Jus Accardo. I loved it, and am highly anticipating the next installment in this series.
Jax and Chase are identical twin brothers, but appear to be complete opposites in temperament and personality. Jax carries a demon ...more
RUINED was a really fun read. Sexy and action-packed it cleverly used the story of Cain, the world’s first murderer and brought it into the 21st century where we meet Jax, a young man whose life has been blighted by the Mark of Cain.
When Cain murdered his brother Abel he committed the ultimate sin and because it was so heinous his descendents must carry the burden in the form of a demon that inhabits their bodies and wrestles every day with their cons ...more
When I picked this book up I was in a major reading slump, probably my worst yet. With me being very busy at work I didn’t have time to read and then I just never got the desire to read anything. When I finally made myself pick up a book again I was so glad it was Ruined. I finished this in one sitting and it kicked that slumps butt. I love paranormal reads and I especially love when they are mixed with New Adult, because those are few and far betw ...more
One Helluva Dark & Sexy Ride
Wow. Author Jus Accardo just took all of my expectations, lined them up in a pretty row, and blew 'em right out of the water. I might actually drown in all the awesomeness. Quick, someone throw me a life preserver!
I'm joking, but not really. Ruined was an insanely enjoyable read that contained everything I could ever ask for in a book. Action, romance, fantastic characters, great world-building, a steady stre ...more
Tampoco es que sea un libro que digas: OMG no puedo vivir sin él!! (Aka fever), pero me ha mantenido intrigada durante toda la lectura y me ha dejado con ganas de leer el segundo libro y creo que para ser el primero de una saga es un principio muy ...more
RUINED is a great start to the NA Paranormal! It''s unique, entertaining, and puts a whole new spin on the "bad boy". The story of Cain and Abel and the curse their descendant ...more
Who knew coming back home would lead to even more destruction. Jax left his uncle Rick and his twin brother Chase, because it was the right thing to do. Except of course he left behind someone who meant everything to him, the girl in question is Samantha. After being attacked at school the only thing to do was go home. Even though her aunt has always wanted her to end up with Chase who she never felt connected with. She a ...more
Sam was a lovely heroine. She was incredibly strong and determined. Nothing was going to keep her from getting what she wanted and protecting her loved ones. I liked that she wasn't the type of character to needlessly hold a grudge (unlike some), especially once she knew ...more
Ruined was interesting. Jax is tainted, and a descendant of Cain. What this ultimately means is that he shares his body with a demon and has uncontrollable urges for violence. He's stayed away from his hometown for three years, because he was going to kill his twin. His brother is the person his demon hates the most, of course. But he comes back when he learns that his uncle is dying, but he stays when he finds out that the girl he loves is being stalked by de ...more
Actual Rating: 4.5 stars
Whew! I didn't think I would finish it in a day, but I did and I'm glad! Great book! :)
As for the plot, the connection with Cain and Abel was really interesting. I can't remember the last time I had read a book going on that route. It's interesting and refreshing to read.
I like the narrating points of view in the book. The pov of Jax and Sam make it easier to understand and delve into the story all the more. It also helped me to understand the ...more
I'm not going to go into the story details too much. I think there was just so much to get through in the beginning, to establish the background...I dunno, I can't really put my finger on it but I just wasn't connecting with the story in the first half. I remember at one point where Sam was thinking (again) of "the thousands of times she had seen Jax" do/act/feel whatever was going on, and I thought "OKAY, I get it, you know each oth ...more
What a way to start a new series and new to me author! I devoured this book, and loved every minute. The characters, the story, the twists turns and heartbreak all had me hanging on to every word. Smooth transitions between point of views and strong emotions that came off the page mixed with palapble character chemistry left me ready for book 2 and with a neon blinking 5 ...more
Jus has created an awesome storyline and amazing (I mean hawt!) characters that I have fallen completely in love with! As I expected, I was done for after the first chapter and sucked into the world of Cain & Abel.
An awesome storyline....
The descendents of Cain & Abel. This makes for an exciting read! Jus kept me on my toes trying to figure out the who done it ! It was intriguing the way that she had incoorporated the "demons" into the story.
I do not care ...more
If you love paranormal books, this is A MUST READ! Give me a sexy demon tainted man any day ;)
In all seriousness though, this book is amazing! This book is so well written and the plot line is flawless. I'm intrigued on what is going to be happening next for these characters!
I've become really interested in New Adult lately but all that's out there seems to be contemporary books that feel too much of the same story with slight differences. To find out that not only one of my favorite authors, Jus Accardo, had a new book out but that it's a New Adult Paranormal? Oh sign me up! I didn't even care w ...more
Jax left town 3 years ago to save his loved ones. From himself. Always the rebel, full of anger, especially towards his twin. So with a few dollars in his pocket he takes off. Leaving the one thing he always wanted, but knew he could never have.
Sam, crushed with her friend leaving, leaves home herself. College and to forget the one that left her. Until one horrible night, she's come home again. College wasn't for her (she tells herself ...more
Ok, now for my rant...
There were a few grammatical errors in the book, which normally don't bother me, but these were very noticeable. Sentences that didn't make sense due to an extra word or lack ...more
Jus is the bestselling author of the popular Denazen series from Entangled publishing, as well as the Darker Agency series, and th ...more