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Unchained (Nephilim Rising #1)

3.92 of 5 stars 3.92  ·  rating details  ·  4,267 ratings  ·  403 reviews
Between the pissed off creatures that want demon-hunter Lily Marks dead and the fallen angel who just...wants her, Lily is about ready to trade in forever for a comfy job in a cubicle farm.

The fact that she and Julian are civil to one another is enough to have her thrown out of the Sanctuary, but she can't shake her not-so-angelic stalker or how he brings her dangerously c
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Published September 17th 2013 by Entangled: Edge
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Khanh (Clowns, Nightmares, and Bunnies)
The premise doesn't break any grounds: it's your traditional Urban Fantasy involving Angels and their line of mythology, with a rampant amount of sex---that's not actual penetration sex (more on that later). It was a very fast read; whatever problems I have with Jennifer Armentrout's books, it is never her writing. The writing is straightforward, the book is easy to read, and a fast, light one.

It was not a terrible book by any means, but it was far from perfect. In a good urban fantasy, as in an
Kayleigh {K-Books}
Unchained Review on K-Books

First of all let me just say how insanely excited I am that I have finally read this book. I heard about this book back in 2011 when I first discovered the genius that is Jennifer L Armentrout. I had just devoured a review copy of Obsidian, the first book in her YA Lux Series followed by Half-Blood, the first book in her YA Covenant series, and I could not wait to get my hands on more... including this adult Urban Fantasy book. Two YEARS later and I have finally read i
I will begin with confession... When I started to read , I looked at the end of book to know who is the bad guy... I always do that and then I always regret it
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But still always do that...

So, anyway , about book...
This is Julian
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And this is my Lily

At first I didn't get about all Nephilim stuff ...
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But I read further and clearly it became much more interesting .

I liked Julian's and Lily's relationships.
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No mather all their difficulties and differences they still stay together.

The sex was HOT
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Carol [Goodreads Addict]
This is one of those books that I need more stars. Five just doesn't seem enough. I loved Unchained that much. There aren't enough adjectives to describe this book but some that come to mind are Fabulous, Sweet, Sexy, Heartbreaking, Heart Stopping.......and the list could go on and on.

First, our heroine is Lily. Lily is brave, snarky, loyal and yet she has that sweet, and a little bit naive side to her as well. You see, Lily is a Nephilim. She has always known that this is the life she wants, th
5 STARS!!!!

From the moment I started reading "Unchained" I knew I would love it.

J. Lynn/ Jennifer Armentrout is an amazing author. The stories and the worlds she creates in her books are so perfect that you can never forget them. This book is no exception. The plot was VERY interesting. The book was full with action, suspense, heartbreak, mystery and lots of steamy moments!! There were fallen angels, demon-hunters and possessed humans.

Lily is a Nephilim and hunts (and kills) demons and fallen a
Apr 09, 2013 Mariana marked it as to-read
I'm adding this book because J. Armentrout is an amazing writer and I'm in love with all her books.

So, EEEP!;)
Sept 17 is so far away!
Apr 03, 2012 Stormy marked it as to-read
Jessie Potts
What's it about: Lily Marks is a demon hunter, which means she's ticked off a ton of creatures. Add to that that she just can't shake her fallen angel, and she's in a whole twisted world. She and Julian aren't supposed to be civil to one another, yet alone want each other. When a spy is discovered in her organization, Lily will start to question not only who she is, but whether Julian is there to help or destroy.

Why you should read it: J. Lynn is the pen name for Jennifer Armentrout, and she has
After finishing this book I was so sorry because I really like Jennifer L. Armentrout, she's funny, talented and I loved the first books of Covenant and Lux but these late works? not so much. Then I've read that this book had been written in 2008 so actually it comes before the novels that I actually loved. So I feel much better. The fact is that the story is too much chained (yes, I use my puns really well) to others urban fantasy books, I can find lots of the Richelle Mead's works too. (especi ...more
Serena (The Book Comedian)

SIGHHHHHH, what is this uninteresting streak that Jennifer Armentrout has? Or is it me? I don't know but my feelings toward her first books and her newer ones have a drastic difference. I would consider her first books as ones I cannot live without and the newer ones to be soo....

When I read her recent paranormal books it feels like she defies the laws of logic just a tad too much, actually it's pretty ridiculous, I wouldn't be surprised if she added robotic rainbow unicorns to all of them.

The b
Epic, Sizzling, Intense, Mysterious, Perfection

Mind. Blown.

Just when I thought J. Lynn couldn’t possibly get any better…she goes and gives us Unchained.

I was surprised to hear that she wrote this book back in 2008. This book is very different from the rest…for the better!

I could shout from the roof how much I loved this book. I am a huge fan of angel books. I love them! So when I found out that not only is this a new series by J. Lynn but one involving angels, I was thrilled! I had high hopes
May 22, 2012 Shraddha marked it as to-read
Okay. I want to read this. Why? Just two words.
Jennifer Armentrout. One of the best authors of the millenia.
I cannot wait for this!
Jess-i-ca ~The Gif Witch~
This was a decent angel book.....You have Lily who is demon-hunter bad ass and has this unmistakeable attraction to Julian who is a Fallen angel.

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She's not supposed to be near him but they always wind up together and he has saved and healed Lily twice from the wrath(touch) of evil Baal.

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They forbid Lily from seeing Julian any more because of her relationship with him and force her to be grounded to the Sanctuary.

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She refuses and unfortunately is suspected of being a traitor against the Sanctuar
Aug 15, 2012 Alyona marked it as to-read-priorities
I'm a huge fan of Jennifer and until now, no book of hers has failed me. So, I have some pretty big expectations from this one.

A ball busting chick. A swoon-worthy male lead. Some smokin' hot forbidden love. The holy trinity of fabulous YA book.

I can't wait to get my hands on this one!!
updated review

yay angels!
What a confusing book.
Without given any details about he relationship with Julian, it all just seemed a bit tacky, and the way she kind of just changed her mind about how she saw things with the angels after being raised with strict rules was quite unbelivable. You don't just change our mind about something you've lived by your life without any second thoughts.

Sydney Sage from Bloodlines is a great example of that. She was changed in a realistic way.

SO the story.

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After reading Jennifer Armentrout flex her YA skills with the Lux novels, I was ever so curious to check out her adult skills with Unchained. I will be honest and say that any series set in Washington, DC like this one is will automatically make me a little biased. But I probably would have loved this book if it took place in Timbuktu (well, not really, but any urban setting would have worked). I have grown to enjoy the fallen angel subgenre almost as much as a vampire
Shambhawi P.
Including Unchained, I have read 15 of Jennifer Lynn Armentrout books. And I see a definite pattern here.
That is a great enough number, I believe, to make a comment about the writing style without it being a personal attack on the author - so suck it up GoodReads.

Armentrout's books lack originality.

Oh - I admit there is definite appeal in her writing style and her characters and their interactions almost always seem to crack me up. But the plot itself is never anything too out of the norm or
Jacqueline's Reads
Aug 08, 2013 Jacqueline's Reads marked it as top-tbr

Between the pissed off creatures that want demon-hunter Lily Marks dead and the fallen angel who just...wants her, Lily is about ready to trade in forever for a comfy job in a cubicle farm.

The fact that she and Julian are civil to one another is enough to have her thrown out of the Sanctuary, but she can't shake her not-so-angelic stalker or how he brings her dangerously close to ecstasy.

Her forbidden relationship with Julian provides the perfect fuel for
If it ain't good I don't read it !
I'm gonna give this book a shot no matter how much the review confuses me........
Janice • The Demon Librarian
Fallin' for the Fallen

Ahhh, angels. There's just something about them. Is it the wings? Their unearthly beauty? I don't know, but whatever that mysterious "it" quality is that they possess, it works.

Lily is a Nephilim, and it's her job to take down minions and the Fallen who control them. It's a violent task, to be sure, and one she takes very seriously. She's lauded as the best of the best, even among her fellow Nephilim, and she is fully committed to her mission to keep the world safe. Only
Rachel Naughton
Ooh! I this author!!

Love Nephilim books and this one was no exception, plus this one had some sizzling sex thrown in which makes for a very happy Rach!

This was a great story with a whodunit theme and poor Lily being the fall guy. Lily was a great lead female character who was strong and full of spunk which I adore. Julian... Well Julian was fucking HOT but also sweet, adoring, sarcastic, strong and all round amazing. I loved seeing their relationship develop through this story and how Lily's c
Howdy YAL
I'm giving this an average rating. I didn't hate this book by any means, but it didn't wow me. I'll soon forget about it. This wasn't the worst Armentrout book I've ever read, but it wasn't her best by any means either.

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Not the greatest Jennifer L. Armentrout book I've read, but it was still an enjoyable read overall. I suspect...(for me personally anyway)...Julian is what made this book sooo worth the while. :D No surprise really, Jennifer knows how to write her male characters like Willy Wonka knows how to run his Chocolate factory! Pretty damn great if you know what I mean. LOL ;p
It's no secret that I devour anything JLA, so I was happy to finally get this book in my greedy little hands. It felt like forever for Unchained to finally come out, and I'm happy to say it was so worth the wait.

Jennifer doesn't waste any time turning up the heat to a scorching level. Right from the first chapter we get a taste of what's to come. I've read my share of angel books, but I love what Jennifer brought into this lore. The secret world of Nephilim's, the Fallen and deadheads is dark, d
Jessica (a GREAT read)
J. Lynn's Unchained was a freaking awesome read! I wasn't sure what to expect being that it's called New Adult and lately the New Adult books I've seen are all contemporary, but I was definitely pleased that this read doesn't follow the contemporary route. Obviously, since Lily herself is Nephilim.

Lily likes her job. She works with the other Nephilim basically destroying demons and protecting know, saving the world eradicating one demon at a time. Of course there are also the Fall
Once Upon
Just when you think what else can JLA come up with because she writes so many books and pops them out like Hamsters having babies. Well she did and it's all about the Nephilim in this go around.

What are Nephilim you might ask if you don't know. Well in this case they are the off springs of Fallen Angels. So at one point in time an Angel decided sleeping with a human was worth Falling and then from that encounter a half mortal - half angel happened. Poor Nephilim though, they never learn who the
Lily is a nephilim, born of a fallen angel father and a human mother. Her kind is wanted by both sides in the continuing war between the Fallen and Heaven. As others of her kind, her name appeared in the book of the nephilim at birth. Shortly after, their mothers usually succumb to depression and eventually commit suicide, due to their union with a fallen angel.

Lily has been claimed by the "good guys" and has signed a contract to fight the fallen and their minions as long as she walks this Earth
M.M. Jaye
After reading the Acknowledgement section, it finally made sense. This was Jennifer Armentrout's first book, and she thanks her publisher for making it see the world. It made sense to me because it honestly didn't feel like a book by JA. Having devoured the Lux series (although I don't really enjoy YA) and inhaled Obsession, I felt quite disinterested and detached from the world she's building here.

The heroine is up to par, but the male characters, the Nephilim, who are supposed to have been ar
Spicy hot :)
Lily Marks is a Nephilim; the product of Angel and Human. She walks the Earth removing those who wants to do harm. It's her responsibility as written on her contract, as well as never going against her kind and engaging in any relationship with the Fallen Angels. Funny thing about rules once they are written or made it will be broken by someone :). Julian is hot, successful and doesn't like anyone messing with those he care for. He is romantic and loyal; making Lily one lucky girl. I
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A pseudonym for Jennifer L. Armentrout.

# 1 New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Jennifer L. Armentrout Lives in West Virginia.

All the rumors you heard about her state aren’t true.

Well, mostly. When she's not hard at work writing, she spends her time, reading, working out, watching zombie movies, and pretending to write.

More about J. Lynn...
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