Totally genius, who can take a race of aliens you despise and make you fall in love with one? Jennifer Armentrou
Obsession by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Totally genius, who can take a race of aliens you despise and make you fall in love with one? Jennifer Armentrout that’s who.
Obsession is the adult companion to the wildly popular Young Adult Lux Series and not to be missed by any Jennifer L. Armentrout/ J. Lynn Fan.
Our heroine Serena is a foul mouthed and funny take no shit kid of girl which I love. She is sucked into the world of the Luxen and Arum when her best friend Mel witnesses her Luxen boyfriend goes all light bright during a fight with his brother. Terrified she contacts her best friend and dishes all the dirty details to Serena.
Serena may first think she’s crazy…
“Yes. He lit up like a freaking glow stick or—or you remember those toys that you squeeze and they light up?” “A Glo Worm?” “That!” Mel pulled her hand free and thrust it through her chin-length, raven-colored hair. “He was like a Glo Worm but only brighter.” Oh dear. She was definitely rocking the crazy pants. “Were you guys drinking or possibly smoking something—”
Then a Luxen shows up and proves Mel is perfectly sane. Enter Hunter, the Arum the DOD sends in to protect Serena.
“This guy was all kinds of inappropriate.”
Oh where do I start? How much did I love Hunter? Well let’s just say he is an instant panty dropping addition to the top book boyfriends list. He’s dark, hot, mysterious, hot, sexy, hot, demanding, and did I say hot?
I have to go with Heather Ricco's find on this one, this guy was just to perfect, here's our Hunter
Arum are nothing like we have glimpsed in the Lux series. As with every race you have your good and your bad seeds. I love this look deeper into Armentrout’s alien world. Obsession has everything you expect from an Armentrout book snark, humor, heat, a lovable heroine, a deliciously sexy bad boy, emotions galore, and epic surprises.
Pick up this series immediately you will not be disappointed! This was an Epic 5+ star read!!! So it gets our Super Kiss!
Just finished the Pre-beta (lol) read. It's F-ing awesome.
LOVE LOVE LOVE Surah, Samson (the tiger) and Charlie *sigh* Amazing! A love story from HD?!?!Just finished the Pre-beta (lol) read. It's F-ing awesome.
LOVE LOVE LOVE Surah, Samson (the tiger) and Charlie *sigh* Amazing! A love story from HD?!?!?! You won't believe how awesome it is.
My review of the final version....
A story of Star crossed lovers from an exceptional writer. I've fallen for the softer side of my favorite writer. We still get Gordon action and wit but she shows us in Shooting Stars that romance can be done with emotion and feelings instead of body parts and one liners. Don't miss this strong debut from what I am sure is going to be another epic series from the extremely talented H.D. Gordon ...more
This series is an amazing ride into a spectacular fantasy world. We have several stories, adventures, and romances coming together into this one EpicThis series is an amazing ride into a spectacular fantasy world. We have several stories, adventures, and romances coming together into this one Epic book....more
Gripping, thrilling, suspenseful, and a complete masterpiece.
H.D. Gordon continues to surpass what I expect in her books and Joe is no differMy Review
Gripping, thrilling, suspenseful, and a complete masterpiece.
H.D. Gordon continues to surpass what I expect in her books and Joe is no different. Her writing grows by leaps and bounds with every page turning book she writes.
Joe is a quiet clairvoyant that tugs on your heart strings. She says she is no hero but I strongly disagree. With all the hardships in her life I think most of us would end up in the fetal position. While she is nothing like Gordon's heroine Alexa, from the Alexa Montgomery series. She is just as much the warrior, maybe not the trained bad-ass, but a warrior none the less. This quiet girl with a stutter feels responsible for every vision she has and takes it upon herself to do everything in her power to stop her premonitions from coming to life.
This book is written from eight different perspectives so that you get to know every character and silently root for them to make it through the majorly horrific encounter they might face. "The Decider" is the psychopath they will potentianlly face when he decides he will try to accomplish the largest body count ever in a school shooting. "The Decider's" point of view is chilling and I can't believe how real his scenes were, it was truly like seeing into his psychopathic nature. I found myself rooting for every character that this Psycho plans to slaughter. Six of these characters you can identify with, could even be you, and I prayed that they would all make it.
The ending was utterly enthralling and I could not put it down, Gordon's "running scenes" never have I seen anything like this done before, never before have I read anything like this and was absolutely enthralled. If you read any other book this year... read this one. This heart pounding paranormal thriller has it all and it utterly magnificent.
Just stop reading whatever you are reading and pick this up immediately.
Wow, what an amazing journey into a completely unique world. This Dystopian/Urban Fantasy Novel stole my breath. Journey undeEarly Beta Review 2/21/12
Wow, what an amazing journey into a completely unique world. This Dystopian/Urban Fantasy Novel stole my breath. Journey under the earth’s crust after post apocalypse into the tri-realms for an emotional adventure ready to sweep you into it.
Adele is a 17 year old girl sentenced to life in prison because her father dared to question their unfair existence. For six months she has held her own in the juvenile detention center while waiting for her 18th birthday only to be transferred to a maximum security prison. She is a moon dweller, in this dystopian novel a moon dweller is the middle class but don’t let that fool you most of their neighborhoods are slums.
Tristan is a Sun dweller, Prince of the Tri-realms, first born son to the President. Sun dwellers have been taking advantage of the moon dwellers and even lower class Star dwellers for 500 years. However Tristan is unique and feels his father’s tactics are unethical and disgusting.
One day while fulfilling his princely duty he is in a parade that passes Adele in the yard on the detention center, their eyes meet and Adele feels an instant connection to him. That had to be her imagination right? Follow Adele and her band of rag tag friends in their mission to escape prison and rescue her father from the work camp he has been sent to. At the same time fate leads Tristan away from his Palace in his journey to escape his existence as the “Prince” of the realm.
Will they meet? Do they feel the same connection?
This was a fabulous work of art appropriate for all ages. I am eagerly awaiting the next installment of this sweet and fantastical world from the amazingly creative David Estes.
Wow .... Just wow. Janelle Stalder is a force to bereckoned with, her writing just keeps better and better. Eden West continues this amazing fantasy wWow .... Just wow. Janelle Stalder is a force to be reckoned with, her writing just keeps better and better. Eden West continues this amazing fantasy world, I really have not seen anyone better than her at world building in a long time. The plot thickens and the second installment in the Eden series leaves you breathless for the next book.
Elisa is a strong female heroine any mother can trust their teen daughters to look up to. Wolfe, the party boy rake, seems to be growing up... a little bit anyway. He is slowly endearing himself to me. Aiden as always has everyone's best interests first and foremost in his heart. The depth we are seeing with Callum foreshadows what is to come, and I think we are all going to be surprised by him (I hope *fingers crossed*).
There are twists and turns I never saw coming and this fantasy novel is one of the best out there. Pick up this series immediately.
My Rating: 5+ smooches
Recommended for: Teens and Adults
Now the really fun stuff. I already had Travis in mind for Wolfe but Diva Terri is really the best for picking our Book Boyfriends so I am stealing her Callum ;-P
I just finished Deity again for the 100th time and my copy is looking pretty beat up (we NEED these in hard covers!!!)...
Deity is The Book of 2012, tI just finished Deity again for the 100th time and my copy is looking pretty beat up (we NEED these in hard covers!!!)...
Deity is The Book of 2012, thus far, and I do not say this lightly! I am a huge Armentrout fan and I started with the Lux series because at the time my friend Kay said start with that one and Kay has impeccable taste so I did. I have allot of love and time invested in that series and would have said I liked it just a little bit more than the covenant series... But... Holy Daimon babies was Deity the freaking bomb or what?!?!?!?
I have been dying to share the awesome-ness that is Deity with the world since I got it.... er.... well, whenever that was that those wonderfully amazing people at Spencer hill Press sent it to me and I did my happy dance and all out fan girl freak out....
So yeah I read it and was quiet literally my mind was like this for days...
I could not even process and wrap my mind around how awesome the book was. And only now after spending months with it can I even make an attempt of talking about it.
In Deity we re-join Alex, Aiden, and Seth... oh and all those other people. We are re-united with our long lost friends and join the wait for Alex's 18th birthday.
All through this series I really couldn't decide who I wanted Alex to be with ... I mean Aiden and Seth (to me) were equally appealing. But in this one I became all about Aiden. He is just so .... yummy.
Really what's not to love?
Don't get me wrong I will always have hope for one of my favorite bad boys, Seth. If he decides to man up and take it I will always hold out with a little piece of my heart for him.
Seriously though girls, this book was the bomb digity ... all that and a bag of chips! Pre-Order your copy now. Maybe camp out at your local book store for it's release because I lie to you not it is epic.
I know I am not telling you much about this book, but believe me I have my reasons for secrecy! You DO NOT want it spoiled for you, I don't even want to try to tip toe around the plot and risk it.... yeah, it's that good.
Of coarse Deity gets the Super smooch from me
Love You Jennifer Armentrout! Thank you for this amazing series and all the fun times I have with your characters. They really are truly unique and I love them all! Also thank you to those amazing people at Spencer Hill Press you guys rock!
~update~ I just ordered three copies from the Barnes and Noble where Jen is today! One for me, 2 for giveaways! Woot Woot!!!!
Happy Release Day!!!!!!!!!
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If you had any feelings that Enchantment was a fluke, you were dead wrong!
On my review of Enchantment I said it was a sweet love story... if that's trIf you had any feelings that Enchantment was a fluke, you were dead wrong!
On my review of Enchantment I said it was a sweet love story... if that's true Taken it's slight darker counterpart. While I really enjoyed Enchantment I lovedTaken. I had not expected to like Enchantment so much when I picked it up but it pleasantly surprised me. Taken pulled me out of my chair into a gripping adventure, it was absolutely more my style. I still feel like you can safely let your teens read this series and enjoy it with them. It still has the same charm and wittiness of book 1 but as the saga progresses we gets pulled deeper into Channie and Josh's magical word and the endearing love story.
Charlotte Abel has proven that she can stand the heat and keep producing magical adventures for her fans to get lost in and I plan to have a front row seat!
This is just the Blurb I wrote after reading the ARC, I will finish it and still do one of my full reviews soon! But it just released so I wanted to get something up!
READ it!!!!! It's another steal at .99 cents just like Enchantment, highway robbery!
What we have all been been waiting for is finally here! Sweet Blood of Mine is out! I read this one months ago in beta stage and just finished readin
What we have all been been waiting for is finally here! Sweet Blood of Mine is out! I read this one months ago in beta stage and just finished reading the finished novel and it was just as great the second go around as well.
Sweet Blood of Mine, Book One of the Overworld Chronicles
From Mega Nerd to Super Stud.
Justin Case and women do not mix. Man boobs, a love of Kings and Castles, and being tight with the "nerd" crowd certainly don't win him any points either. After rescuing Katie, his crush, it turns out she might not be the girl he thought she was, while Elyssa, the school's Goth Girl, turns out to be more. Can high school get any more confusing?
Determined to improve himself, he joins a gym and meets a sexy girl that just oozes a "come hither, Justin" vibe. Until she attacks him in the parking lot, and Justin realizes she's no ordinary girl but a being with supernatural speed and strength. After a narrow escape and an excruciating migraine headache, he wakes up with supernatural abilities all his own: speed, strength, and the ability to seduce every woman he sees.
While that might sound like the perfect combo for any hormonal teen, Justin is a hopeless romantic who wants his first time to be special. Is that too much to ask for? But he doesn't know what he is or how to stop his carnal urges. One thing is clear: If he doesn't find answers there are other more sinister supernaturals who would like nothing better than to make him their eternal plaything and do far worse than kill him.
My Review: When John first asked if I would beta read this book I was a little hesitant. While I really enjoyed the book I had read from him The Next Thing I knew, I didn't Love it. However as with anything John Corwin writes I knew it would be funny. So even if you read The next Thing I knew and didn't love it... Do. Not. Pass. This. One. Up! With 17 ratings on goodreads and a 4.94 rating you know it is great!
Justin is a lovable teenager who has no idea what is "wrong" with him but knows things are changing. He considers himself a loser and after an episode with drinking way to much beer he causes himself to become a social pariah. The only people willing to be his friends is the goth crew. But will soon find out why this is a good thing (don't want to spoil anything!). To make matters worse his mom leaves and offers no other reason other than "his father and her have decided to go their different ways and she has to right a mistake she never should have made". His father deals with this by drinking himself into oblivion so yeah no help there!
After deciding his life choices have led him to become an overweight teen with no self respect and in his eyes a total loser he decides to take responsibility and start working on himself by working out, cutting his elf-do, and eating healthy. He had and "elf-do" because that is what he is while playing "Kings and Castles".
Things start getting weird as his body really starts changing after an attack from a Stacy some strange supernatural girl in the gym parking lots, he thinks maybe a vampire? I don't want to spoil anything so I'll stop there.
Sweet Blood of Mine is hysterical, John Corwin will make pee yourself laughing. His writing is superb, this is one series you do not want to miss.
A couple of my favorite quotes from SBoM is ...
"My eyelids felt like had tiny but chubby sleep faeries hanging on the lashes and pulling them closed"
"Nothing could make me pull away meat-market love goddess. My sexy little filet mignon"
"Tight dump on three" he said... "I have to drop a deuce on the count of three?"
John Corwin is an established author with several amazing books already in his Back-list and several more coming out. Not to mention sexy as hell!
You can find John here is his Mancave on Passionate Book Divas or just around the site keeping the divas on their toes because behind these 8 magnificent women is one funny man.
You can find an interview with the main our SBoM main charater on yesterdays tour stop on Terri's blog My Book Boyfriend.
Look for SBoM buttons and little series banners in an album on photbucket at just click on the button!
My new feature for self published authors, giving my *opinion* on how polished and professional the novel is since helping Indie's is my passion. So Along with my rating you will see some new categories.
Rating: 5+ Stars, This one gets my top rating, BEAST!
Recommended for: Teens and adults, boys & girls!
Cover: Love the cover!
Overall Polished Rating: 10 out of 10
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I am completely beside myself, I have no idea how to make you understand the howspectacularthis book is...
Did you love Blood Warrior?
Wasn't it great?SI am completely beside myself, I have no idea how to make you understand the how spectacular this book is...
Did you love Blood Warrior?
Wasn't it great? Suspenseful? Didn't you love Alexa and her journey?
Did you hold it dear to your heart as I have?
Throw it in the f-ing trash!
Why???? Because it is Hankey the Christmas poo next to Half Black Soul.
This past year has found breakout author H.D. Gordon very well indeed. Her writing has surpassed Blood Warrior by leaps and bounds and now we have an author who will reinvent the genre. H.D. Gordon is Stephen King for Young Adults. I know I can’t believe I said it either but mark my words this young author is going to be a best seller before you know it.
Alexa is magic, a tough young heroine with a very dark side to her. In book 2 we get a better look at that monster and what it is capable of. Also since half the book is written in Nelly’s perspective you get a very good look into her mind and it’s not all peaches and cream guys. We know Nelly is half Lamia already but she has held her power in check because Alexa has always been there to protect her. Now with Alexa on a mission to find out what really happened to their mother Nelly has to protect herself as well as try to figure out what he sister has discovered. Also on this journey, nope I don’t do spoilers so keep reading, we get a better look at Kayden and the stuff our sexy hero is made of *sigh*….
Can it get any better than that? DO NOT answer that because just when I think it can’t get any better, you know it does.
There are some huge bombshells Ms. Gordon drops on us in this book, surprises even I didn’t see coming. This is a gripping journey into a spectacular and unique world, there is nothing like it out in this genre. I said in my review of Blood Warrior that House of Night and Vampire Academy fans will enjoy this world, well… in this book H.D. Gordon separates herself from those well known titles because they are NOT like this darkly thrilling world.
I gave Blood Warrior 5 stars and now I wish I hadn’t because now I have to invent a new category as everything else will now be judged…BEAST!!!
You will love it if you like bad ass Chicks, sexy heros, fast paced stories, and epic adventures.
Edgy YA - recommend for older teens and Adults
Rating - BEAST
Release Date January 31st 2012, Do. Not. Miss. it.
You know I already know what Alexa & Nelly look like... they have their own covers.
And this is my new Jackson is this guy... have no clue who he is!
This Valentines Day I fell in Love with Jennifer L. Armentrout. I had been hearing through the grapevine aDon't mind me doing my happy dance...
This Valentines Day I fell in Love with Jennifer L. Armentrout. I had been hearing through the grapevine about JLA an one particular grape has been rather loud about her work. So with all the faith that Kay @ K-books knows what she is talking about I picked up Obsidian first chance I had to read one of "my choice" reads. And now I can officially jump on Ms. Armentrout's space ship and enthusiastically follow her anywhere...
I am not usually a big sci-fi reader but there are a few I can like, well I guess now there is one I LOVE and that is the Lux series. Which is actually quite refreshing! Some Authors try to capture true sarcastic personalities and wittiness in their characters but JLA masters it. There is a delicate line that must not crossed for you to truly appreciate the humor in it without turning you off to the character. You just fall for this highly passionate and combustable relationship between Kat and Daemon in Obsidian. You never know if the are going to kiss or kill each other and you can get lost into the journey with them.
If you have not read this series yet you are seriously missing out! It's extraordinary!
I also love the quirky personality in Kat and the way she stands up to the enigma that is our sexy arrogant devastatingly handsome Daemon. One of my favorite Kat quotes...
“Beautiful face. Beautiful body. Horrible attitude. It was the holy trinity of hot boys.”
And doesn't that just say it all!
So yes I will be eagerly awaiting the Prequel due out February 21st & the second book Onyx May 15th 2012. As well as purchasing everything that this budding new author has out.
And the other good news is that I have already stalked her website and google and gotten you all the links you will need to properly follow her along, in what I am sure with be a very long and extremely successful writing career.
This one gets my top rating above the five stars it was - BEAST!
And of coarse as always I will leave you with what I dug up and the characters. This one is easy becuase the cover is fabulous and matches the characters perfectly. Although there was not nearly enough pictures of the the models for my liking but here is what I was able to find...
I really thought there was no way this book was going to be just as good as Anomaly, I was right… It was better.
Calm down, I know, how can it be bettI really thought there was no way this book was going to be just as good as Anomaly, I was right… It was better.
Calm down, I know, how can it be better??? I loved the last one how can this one be even better?
First there was no annoying upper crust dialog. Secondly I was never confused in this one as to what was going on with so and so’s balance, mantle, or order. If you read the first you know what I am talking about. If you didn’t read the first… well…. Um… why not? It’s only $.99 and now you have no idea what I am talking about. Do you? See that’s just silly.
K.C. King manages to seamlessly pull you back into the guardian world and also drops a few bombs on you when you get there.
Oh great now I have that horrible song from the 90’s with Shaquille O'Neal rapping about dropping bombs in my head!
Now where was I? Ok so I won’t go into the details of the book because I don’t want to ruin anything about Book 1 for you in case you have not read that. Plus there is what I said before about just not being smart enough to explain how this whole new world works in King’s Tri-Realms (in my review for book 1).
I cannot wait for book 3 and also know now that King is staying on my permanent to-read author list.
Thanks again to King for taking me on quite an amazing journey! ...more
All I could think of after finishing this LATE last night was this scene from the Incredible's...
I try to write my reviews immediately after finishingAll I could think of after finishing this LATE last night was this scene from the Incredible's...
I try to write my reviews immediately after finishing a book so it is all fresh in my head but I am glad I took a few to think about this book. Honestly If I wrote it last night I would have been a blubbering idiot, not that I am not normally but this book was just superb. I didn’t want to start on anything else least anymore intelligence and detail leaks out of my ears. I am actually quite surprised my emotions were not restored last in my dream state so my brain could grasp the extreme complexity of this book (read the book and you will understand that last remark). All I could think of this morning was writing this review so let me stop blabbering and give it a go.
Bree is a 22 year college student who lost her parents and goes to live with her estranged aunt. Her aunt “Mrs. March” is a pompous and pretentious yuppie who had no relationship with her sister because Bree’s mother married, in her opinion, a “lowly blue collar worker” & policeman. None the less you can’t hate her too much because she could have left Bree on her own but instead offered to pay for college in exchange for helping at the manor. Now while I was very intrigued right off the bat by the book I found it a little rough in the beginning because of the superficial & proper way she had to speak with her aunt. I am telling you this now because it's not like that through the whole book, quite honestly it’s not long until Sebastian enters the book and stirs up the pot. Sebastian *sigh* wonderfully perfect, gorgeous, and charismatic actually rubs Bree the wrong way at first meeting, she can’t stand the “old money” attitude and his car immediately piques her nerves. As their romantic journey begins Bree begins to suspect he is different and her intuition is that that there is something amazingly different about Sebastian, and there is...
There is only one more detail I am going to give you about the book and it is from the description of the book.
“Sebastian is a guardian, a powerful descendant of a sacred ethereal line; and Bree’s uncanny gift has prompted him to find her. But while an anomaly inspired their connection, an ancient prophecy and ethereal lore forbid it. And with Sebastian’s purist brother determined to honour both at any cost, an epic battle with unthinkable stakes could be Bree’s only chance at survival.”
Ok the reason I am doing that is because I am just not as smart as Ms. King, I am not a writer and King is a master at the details. I can’t even begin to explain anything else to you about this book. King has a VERY vivid imagination and is truly an artist with the writing in this story. I am not a “thinker” when it comes to my Paranormal Romance, I want to get lost in a fantasy world not analyze it. And while sometimes the details went over my head a little King always brought me back down to earth. I appreciate the painstaking details that went into this story and have no clue how King created this completely unique world without going insane. I can guess the same way Tolkien could take you into an amazing journey with the details to provide a very vivid picture. And furthermore I absolutely CANNOT believe this is her first novel. Surely she has written before this?
Bottom line this may not be for everyone but It certainly was for me. I would not pigeon hole this book and call it young-adult, paranormal romance or anything I would just say it is incredible and Try it out what have you got to lose? It is an absolute steal at $.99.
Thank you K.C. King for the amazing journey into the tri-realms!
3 hours later I'm still thinking about it.... OH and one more thing, I don't usually do spoilers but I just have to say Bravo K.C. King, I am giving you a standing ovation for ....(view spoiler)[ Bree's Independence even after finding out how powerful Sebastian is, the fact that she then goes for her job interview is just priceless! Independent women everywhere rejoice! (hide spoiler)]... click on that AFTER you read the book!
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Anyway.... I freaking loved this book it was AH-MAZE-ING. This series has been a real challenge for me theUg I waited too long to write this review!!
Anyway.... I freaking loved this book it was AH-MAZE-ING. This series has been a real challenge for me the 1st book and maybe a couple of books in the middle were very difficult for me to get through, I didn't love them and I almost gave up.
Actually if it were not for my goodreads friends coaching me through I would have. But I am so Glad I didn't!!! Because Pale Demon rocked the house and set the roof on fire and all that jazz. Short and sweet review….
Read the series it’s worth it to get to this book!
Recommended for Adults
Rating 5 stars!
Here are some great pics I found on the web for The hollows Series.