Friday, June 29, 2018

#Review - Alpha by Jus Accardo #YALIT #SyFy

Series: An Infinity Division Novel (#3)
Format: E-Galley, 304 pages
Release Date: July 3, 2018
Publisher: Entangled: Teen
Source: Publisher
Genre: Young Adult / Science Fiction

The final book in the Infinity time travel series is full of action, romance, and an intricately designed roller coaster plot.

Sera is the obsession of a killer chasing a ghost.

G is a soldier with too much blood on his hands.

Dylan lost the only person he ever loved—and will stop at nothing to get her back.

In a whirlwind chase that takes them back to where it all started, Sera, G, and Dylan will have to confront their demons—both physical and mental—and each other, in order to win their freedom.

Alpha is the third and final installment in The Infinity Division trilogy by author Jus Accardo. The Infinity Division was introduced in the first book where those working for Infinity have discovered the ability to jump to different dimensions. In each dimension the characters all exist, but lead very different lives from one world to the next. Alpha continues where Omega left off and Infinity began. The first two books featured Cade, Kori, Noah, and Ashlyn. Now, the author wraps up the story by featuring two characters we've met in Omega. 

Sera and G are this books narrators along with series anti-hero Dylan. Dylan has taken Sera away with him because he believes she is actually Ava, the girl he loved, the girl who lost, and the girl that set off this entire series in the action packed first installment. G and Sera had fallen into a deep trust of the other while captive together. Both were experimented on, had their memories erased, all thanks to the demented mind of one Cora Anderson. The same Anderson who ripped Sera away from her home, her life, and used her as a science experiment, while G was being groomed to become a super soldier.

The book starts out with Sera and Dylan staying one step ahead of the combined forces of G, Cade, Noah, Kori, and Ashlyn. In this world, there are an infinite number of worlds. Sera is another version of Dylan's Ava who he lost to an accident on his world. Sera doesn't remember anything about the life before she was taken by Cora and experimented on, but she does know that Dylan is shattered and broken thanks to Ava's loss. Does that make Dylan a more sympathetic character knowing what triggered him into being a sociopathic serial killer? Not even close.

For G, the frustration of not being able to catch Dylan and save Sera has increased his chances that he will lose his temper and do something that he can never return from. He is a former soldier. He is super enhanced and ready to tear someone apart. Throughout the book, he fights an inner demon that wants to crush anyone who gets in his way. His relationship with Cade was cordial enough, but he has no use for Noah, who on another world, is actually his brother. G has some curious storylines, especially since he can put two and two together for Sera. That is where the twists actually come from which lead to an action packed finale.

A final note on Dylan. I've hated Dylan from the first moment I met him in Infinity. He is a devious character hell bend on exacting revenge on innocent people who he blames for the loss of the woman he was hoping to marry. He lashed out at those who had nothing to do with Ava's situation, including Kori, and for that there really is no forgiveness. People will read this and interrupt that I don't believe in giving characters second chances. Without spoiling anything, Dylan has choices throughout this story to do so. 

In the end, Cade and Kori are definitely my favorite couple, while G and Sera are a close second place. The romance between G and Sera was definitely more emotional and their backstories only amplified it. I felt a deeper connection with G and Sera than Noah and Ash. I am not a fan of the ending. The author goes from 2 weeks, to one month, to 6 months, to 3 days into the future. This is the result of having 6 characters and you have to wrap up your story in such a way that nobody is left behind and readers don't bombard you via tweets, or emails, asking WHY!?!?!?! I do have to add to future readers of this series or those who jumped into this book first; read the books in order as they were released. You need to get to know Noah, Cade, Kori, Ashlyn, Dylan, Sera & G. You have to know where they have been, to understand where they will be going, or possibly ending up.   

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