Title: Alpha (The Infinity Division #3)
Author: Jus Accardo
Publication Date: July 2018
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Readership: Young Adult
I received a copy of Apha from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Sera has no memory of her life before. Before captivity, before experiments, before the only lifeline she had was the voice of a boy in the cell next to hers. Before G.
G wishes he could forget everything before Sera brought him back to life. Forget his memories as a ruthless mercenary on an alternate version of Earth. Forget that he was part of an experiment simply known as Alpha.
Now on the run from their captors and in need of an antidote to save his life, G and Sera’s clock is ticking. And they’ll have to gamble everything on the bond they forged in captivity if they want to survive.
Alpha is the final book in The Infinity Division series by Jus Accardo, preceded by Infinity and Omega, and it wraps up the journey began in the first book nicely. The series continues it’s intriguing twists and turns as all the characters jump from one version of Earth to another while trying to keep their enemies at bay.
As with previous books, in Alpha we follow two new main protagonists – Sera and G – while still getting to follow the stories of previous main characters. Sera can’t remember her life before she was kept in captivity and experimented on, and G wants to forget his life before. Unbeknownst to both of them, their lives are on borrowed time and it’s a race to find a way to stay alive and beat the odds.
Despite the sheer number of times that characters jump from one version of Earth to another, it’s not a difficult book to follow (if you’re someone concerned with keeping on track with where everyone is). Jus Accardo does a good job of making sure you get enough to detail to know where everyone is and still keep the plot moving. While not a complicated plot – enemies chasing down the good guys across multiple Earths – there’s enough character development, growth and relationship drama to suit most readers.
A note, for potential readers, it’s important to read all the books in the series in order because while we follow different characters in each book, each book is a direct sequel and all the events from books one and two have an impact on Alpha, so it makes much more sense if you’ve read them previously, because there’s not a whole lot of explanation. You jump straight into the action at the start of book three, so it can be hard to get your bearings if you’re not familiar with the general plot line.
Overall I really enjoyed the series and the conclusion. Alpha wrapped the story threads up for all characters, old and new, nicely and allows enough for readers to imagine what could happen next. If you’re a young adult reader interested in science-fiction, this is an easy way to break into that genre while still having a story that is, more or less, grounded on Earth.
I gave Alpha 3.5 out of 5 stars.