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Vex (Celestra #5)

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***Celestra Series OPTIONED for FILM by 20th CENTURY FOX***

From the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Addison Moore

Seventeen year-old, Skyla Messenger finds herself lying on an altar as a sacrifice to the enemy.

Being an angel of the highest Nephilim order hasn’t been easy. Her first love has cast his allegiance to the Countenance, the Sectors and the Fems se
Kindle Edition, 1st Edition, 368 pages
Published November 29th 2011 by Addison Moore
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Jun 12, 2012 Marie rated it really liked it
Well for one Chloe didn't die, *tantrum* *stomps feet* not faire!
I was so ready to read about her funeral being arranged and all that.
So yeah could say that was a set back, but that's ok because there's always book 6 right?

Yeah I'm still as much in love with Gage as ever.... But Marshall is definitely growing on me and might have won a piece of my heart, cute.
Dec 13, 2011 Kala rated it did not like it
I didn't realize this series could get any worse, but this book proved me wrong. Then again, I am the sucker who keeps giving this author my money to read books that I know are awful. I have no idea why I am doing it, other than that I am a masochist who has to finish series that I start.

***** SPOILERS BELOW ******

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Dec 10, 2011 Lana rated it it was amazing
WOW. . .This book was amazing!! It was kind of all fan friendly, because it seemed to have the perfect mix of Logan and Gage. SOO glad Logan isnt evil after all, and still same old Logan =)
Really awesome installment to the Celestra series, cant wait for the next one! Already craving for more teasers from Ethereal's FB page =)
Dec 17, 2011 Melissa rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2011-reads
I have never been a huge fan of the Celestra series, but I have noticed that each book has gotten consistently better. The story line has interested me a bit, and I've wanted to unlock the mystery of exactly how everyone on this crazy island relates to one another and will ultimately stand in the big final battle that has been hinted at along the way. So I have continued reading in this series. All I can say is . . . what happened in this latest book? All of the growth in writing that I noticed ...more
Dec 07, 2011 LeAnn rated it liked it
I'm going to try and get this out without sounding too mean because I love Addison Moore. She has such a great imagination and a way with words but this book was definitely my least favorite of the series and I'm going to tell you why.

As with the other 4 books, this one was a little hard to follow at times and like other reviews have said, it was a little repetitive. I felt like the story didn't really go anywhere and it only made me annoyed with Skyla. She kept kissing Marshall and Logan and w
Lauren Williams
Jan 12, 2012 Lauren Williams rated it it was ok
Why does this book have 4.5 stars?

This is yet another series that I have been coaxed into beginning based on one of Amazon's .99 cent Kindle book deals. I even read a few reviews on Good Reads first, but did not heed the warnings, thinking "But its only .99 cents! How bad could it be for a buck?" Little did I know I was sealing my own fate, and forcing my hand to embark on a 5 book journey of frustration and annoyance. My first mistake was thinking that if I read the first book, and found it shi
Dec 03, 2011 Shealynn rated it it was ok
I loved the 4 previous books and really looked forward to reading the fifth. I must say, however, that I was pretty disappointed in this book. I had a really hard time getting into it, which I thought was odd since I devoured the other 4 by reading them all within 2 days. I found this book to be all over the place. More Chloe drama that never ends. So much lying to Gage it's sickening, Logan is a back stabbing maniac, and Marshall... UGH! And the end? What the hell? Not a big fan of this one. Sk ...more
Nov 05, 2011 fakeflowers marked it as to-read
Team Gage!!
Dec 11, 2011 Jeanine rated it liked it
Again, I found myself submerged in the life of Skyla Messenger, and again, I was not able to put my kindle down and come up for air!!! What is it about the Celestra series that has me so addicted? I feel like I am withdrawling now that I am finished reading Vex and I desperatly need to know when I can get my next fix.

Vex starts exactly where Wicked left off. Skyla has been betrayed by her ex-boyfriend-turned-Countenance, Logan. Gage, her current boyfriend and Logan's cousin, is still under her
Dec 04, 2011 Margaret rated it it was amazing
One Down, Two Left Standing

One down and now there are two are left. Between Gage and Logan, Skyla can only pick one to let live and has she made the choice already. In this book, you will want to know what will happen next in her life. Will she follow her heart and let true love in. Her actions always speak louder than her words or thoughts. She says yes she love one but her thoughts always turn to the other two. She has always ran to one when she is in trouble and she will defend him even if it
Sex quotient: commuter safe.
Soundtrack: Happyland - don't you know who I am

High school hell, bitches galore, angels and war. All up a great series that keeps serving up surprises.
Jan 01, 2012 BookHookup rated it liked it
Celeste’s Review: This story jumps immediately into action as it picks up where the cliff hanger ending of Wicked left off. For that I was glad, but that situation got resolved and we were onto the next. This book was more of the same wild and crazy action. Skyla and Gage continuously pledge their love to each other, but there is still some kind of a pull with Logan, and we also can’t leave out our favorite sector, Marshall, who Skyla seems to trust less, which I was sad about. I really like him ...more
Dec 08, 2011 Megan rated it it was amazing
Maybe I'm simple-minded but I factor in two things when deciding if I like a book...

First, can I see the characters as if they are real people? Kind of a funny question this time...I moved to Washington (not too far from Seattle) my junior year of high school. Also, I was a bratty blonde cheerleader who could never pick only one boy and who was constantly doing stupid things that made people scratch their heads in disbelief. I was always in trouble and sneaking out of the house. And, the dark ha
Rita Torkelson
Dec 02, 2011 Rita Torkelson rated it really liked it
I read a few reviews last night as I was buying this book, and I was confused to see some were upset, but now I get it. At first I was Team Logan, then switched to Team Gage, and through the first 4 books, I went back and forth, but now.... (****SEMI-SPOILERS****)I'm Team NO ONE. I don't think Skyla actually deserves either of them because she did get pretty close to slutty in this book, without actually losing her virginity. I get it, I know there was a reason for most of it, I just think the f ...more
Jen*The Geeky Book Gal*
Oct 18, 2012 Jen*The Geeky Book Gal* rated it really liked it
Shelves: angel
This series is a guilty pleasure for me. The synopsis reads like so many other YA paranormal novels that are out today, but the way Addison Moore writes, you become drawn in to Skyla's world and really start to care about the characters and what happens to them.

I'm still a little annoyed at Skyla for all the relationships she develops with all the men in the story. It seems like at one time or another she's in a compromising position with one of the following:Ethan, Marshall, Gage or Logan. The
Siew Ee
Dec 14, 2011 Siew Ee rated it really liked it
I do not know whether to like or hate this book. For one thing, Addison Moore does know how to tell a griping story. As usual, there are funny episodes, romantic ones too but I must say that it's exhausting to follow the love triangle between Logan, Gage and Skyla. Several travels back and forth in time in this book gets a little confusing, but as always with this series, before I start complaining mentally about the convoluted plot, something will crop up to keep me reading on.

It is difficult
Kim Yu
Dec 05, 2011 Kim Yu rated it it was ok
Shelves: so-disappointing
I had to go away and think a while before I made any comments about this book...

Book 5 was just as thrilling and fast paced as the previous books. However, It was the final straw and I can't read the series anymore. So I'm abandoning ship! Argh. Like in book 4 I am so over every second or third page being about Skyla and Gage almost having sex. Or Skyla thinking about having sex with Gage. This book seem to get worse, with Skyla whoring herself out to everyone it seemed.

I was so over it from b
Dec 02, 2011 Leah rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

I have enjoyed this series immensely. I think this book is probably my least favorite in the series though. Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed it, but like other reviewers have said, some parts are hard to follow. I feel like we're getting to the point where the same thing keeps happening over and over. I think it's time to come to a conclusion, or you're going to lose me.

This book does end in a cliffhanger and I gotta say, I didn't see that one coming! Luckily Addison Moore pushes these bo
Jun 09, 2012 Melody rated it it was amazing
Homestly these books just keep getting better and better there were some hillarious lines in this book that really had me laughing out loud like a crazy person in public places . I really enjoy Skylas character she has really come into her own as the series has progressed I am still rooting for Logan even after all his "secrets" dont get me wrong Gage is great too it does make it hard to pick Tad really has some great lines in this book makes you almost feel bad for him lol off to read Expel rea ...more
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Jul 04, 2015 My Bookbag by Karen rated it really liked it
“Sometimes duplicity and treason are markers of the enemy, and sometimes, the failed intention of a masterful ally.”

Vex is an interesting study in behaviors and what motivates those behaviors. To what lengths will one go in order to protect the ones they love? Or to lay claim to a love that belongs to another?

In this book, trust is a malleable thing, as are feelings and intentions. Duplicity is not always a form of evil, but it is duplicity nonetheless. It seems that Vex is an appropriate name f
Jenny Summer
Mar 19, 2016 Jenny Summer rated it liked it
This is like a really drawn out Korean drama. Enough is enough with this Gage-Logan-Marshall-Chloe-Skyla drama. The biggest suspense in this series is the suspense of when Skyla is going to finally lose her virginity. Which is looking like never right now.

The topic of Skyla's virginity among her friends and family is ridiculously stressed. It is very nonsensical if you ask me. The repetition of Skyla's virginity is exaggerated, while the repetition of the more interesting characteristics on the
Dec 07, 2011 Ann rated it it was amazing
Can Skyla solve the mystery that Chloe has hanging over everyone's heads? And does she stay with her proclaimed true love Gage or does she go back to her love Logan?

Serious Sexual tension. Not for younger teens!

Addison, has a wonderful way with words. She leaves you wanting more and fills in any space you might have not thought of. Can't wait to read book 6! In my book she is a Top author.
Gina Clabo (Look at that Book!!!!)
Great Series

Going on my 6th book in this series although it's a long series this is a great story and the love confusions are just as real in life as well in fiction of people's lives...Now I won't lie sometimes the story drones on a little to long but over all I would recommend to all....I do not like giving any hints because I would like people to experience the book in their own way...Everyone reads a book differently and their opinions are all different... hints (Book club's, blogs, and Good
Jul 12, 2012 Stacy rated it it was amazing
Another "can't put it down" book. The end was slightly confusing to say the least but I am sure the next book will make sense of it. onto book six!!!
Another amazing cleverly woven cliff hangers from Addison Moore!! I couldn't put it down and highly recommend this entire series to anyone!!
Jan 02, 2014 Salena rated it liked it
Well this was a long book and so much has happened!!! First off this whole foursome is tiring me out. And Skyla being a constant love sick idiot is pissing me off. I get it, she cares for Gage and Logan and even Marshall here and there and I understand she feels in all her teen glory that Chole is ruining her life, but really, just because the girl is evil Skyla you go and make a deal with marshall that he can have your body for a night just to get rid of Chole from your School! How the hell doe ...more
Zia Marie
Team Chloe! ;) Absolutely DYING to find out what happens.
Jun 09, 2015 Johanna rated it liked it
Shelves: science-fiction
It's going to be a hard review, sorry.
Since the beginning of the
series, I have a problem with Skyla, and her behavior and way of thinking. Well it is not getting better in this book.
We don't really learn anything new in this book, it is even kind of repetitive. How much can we hear about Marshal, Logan and Chloe ? How much can you play the card My life is miserable ?
I am starting to have enough with the hole soap opera, at this point I keep reading because I really wanna get to the end, but I ha
Apr 01, 2014 Aileen rated it it was ok
Shelves: pdf
Oh dear got worse. Somehow, it got WORSE. I honestly don't know why I continue with these books if they are just going to get worse, have no furthering or just...a plot in GENERAL?????? This book is SO disorganized. And...there are so many issues. I can't even list them all. The two brothers are bad enough. The parents are even worse. But MARSHALL may be the worst one of all. I'm seriously hoping one of the brothers dies, even if it's Gage, since he's the most likable character even tho ...more
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Seventeen year-old, Skyla Messenger finds herself lying on an altar as a sacrifice to the enemy.

Being an angel of the highest Nephilim order hasn’t been easy. Her first love has cast his allegiance to the Countenance, the Sectors and the Fems see her as nothing more than a celestial pawn, and the dead girl she helped bring back to life has blackmailed her into relinquishing her boyfriend.

Skyla is determined to change all that. She's decided to never trust Logan again, to turn the tables on the
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Addison Moore is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who writes contemporary and paranormal romance. Previously she worked as a therapist on a locked psychiatric unit for nearly a decade. She resides on the West Coast with her husband, four wonderful children, and two dogs where she eats too much chocolate and stays up way too late. When she's not writing, she's reading.
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“Sometimes duplicity and treason are markers of the enemy, and sometimes, the failed intention of a masterful ally. But, nevertheless, as they burden you with a vexing brand of love, they become nothing more than the kiss of Judas, pressing a crown of thorns into your flesh.” 34 likes
“The path of destiny pulls you forward. It exhumes you from a state of being and propels you towards the juncture you were created for. A new frontier that you are forced to tread with a cross on your back, heavy as a boulder. When you fall to your knees at the hands of your betrayer, you can only hope to find the one sent to carry your burden -- shoulder the journey towards your final punishment.
Sometimes duplicity and treason are markers of the enemy, and sometimes the failed intention of a masterful ally.”
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