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Awful Intentions

(Celestial Bodies #2)

4.19  ·  Rating details ·  153 ratings  ·  96 reviews
I didn't know I was so set on truths until I realized my whole life was a lie.
Being banished to Arcadia Prep.
The myths we thought were just empty threats meant to iron out bad behavior.
All of it was a neatly packaged lie.
Hell raged in the pit of my stomach and now we were free to wreak havoc on humanity.

The truth was simple: I was a good girl meant to heal the woun
Kindle Edition, 304 pages
Published May 16th 2020
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Halle Reads
May 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs-may-2020
4/5 Stars 🌟


Awful Intentions is book 2 in the Celestial Bodies series which is a New Adult Series with hints of fantasy, paranormal, mythological and astrological themes in a modern setting. This book picks up where Awful Curse (book 1) ends and has all the characters dealing with everything that went down in book 1. This is Luna & Nyx's story but you still get a lot of insight from the previous characters we've all grown to love/hate

Luna is lost, broken, confused and trying to figure out wha
Elena Monroe
Apr 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
You will either hate it or love it.

This book is the love child of astrology and Greek Mythology mixed together to give us mystery, new adult romance and bully vibes we all love. As an author creating fun worlds means I took liberties with the facts to create Arcadia Prep.

Please do not enter this book thinking it is a history lesson or factual in the mythology at all.

Signs are subject to a lot of factors such as time of birth, place and when you are born. For more insight please create a free b
May 23, 2020 marked it as dnf
Shelves: arc
Received an ARC for a honest review

Nyx and Luna, their whole relationship was just miscommunications over miscommunications. Like just tell each other how you feel! that would have resolved 90% of the drama in this book.

The start was honestly really confusing for me because it was just being repeated again and again about Luna’s bad/good side. So what I understood so far is that, Luna’s bad side is out now after killing someone. She keeps getting nightmares of that night and is scared Omari w
Karla Lopez
May 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
It’s so hard to say which couple I love more. Nyx and Luna or Adrianna and Bolton. They all have something special in their own way. But I do have to say I’m so overwhelmed on how freakin good the chemistry is here. ITS ON FIRE! Luna and Nyx are the right amount of need and distance. Luna struggles with who she is now. And Nyx struggles with accepting who she is and desiring the old her as well.

They just go together even though they fight each other like their going against war. The jealousy bi
May 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
Excellent follow up book in the Celestial Bodies series. Very fast paced, lots of intrigue, and smoking chemistry that will leave you wanting more. This book gives us more information about The Cloth with a couple new faces and the return of a few someones from the past.

Focusing primarily on Luna and Nyx, we see events unfold following the failed ritual that allowed them to leave Arcadia.

Nyx and Luna circle each other, neither wanting to admit what they truly want... each other. But circumstance
Bookiechick  Reviews
May 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
I’m here for Nyx. Say what you want but the man is fire. No pun intended. I definitely felt more drawn to his POV through this book than Luna. While I understand she’s trying to find herself, as the story progressed I got increasingly annoyed with her. Her refusal to see things for what they were and turn situations into what they weren’t as well as put on others what she thinks they feel as opposed to what they do got to me. I blame my pet peeve of characteristics in characters. The refusal and ...more
May 22, 2020 rated it liked it
Nyx, my baby, my heart. My heart was hurting so much in this book. When nyx loves, he loves so fierce and will do anything for that person, even kill. Learning how to deal with feelings is hard, you have to learn through mistakes and sometimes hurt people. But Nyx will make Luna his. Whatever it takes. Luna feels like she lost herself. Killing someone was never in her kind and sweet nature. Is she really the sweet and kind girl? Or is she someones else? Someone dark? When things in her life turn ...more
Amber Salazar
Apr 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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May 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
4.5 out of 5 stars.

'I pledge my blade, as I pledge my soul, ever to your service'

Awful Intentions continues on from Awful Curse, book 1 of the Celestial Bodies Series. The end of book 1 ends with a traumatic, life changing scene for all those involved. Omari & Luna especially.

This book is written with Luna & Nyxs POV with the occasional chapter from Caellum. Luna suffers immensely for her performance within the ritual and struggles to balance her dark and good side whilst Nyx attempts to win
Britney Chavez
May 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Elena has gone and done it again my friends!!!

God, or GODS!! This book was everything! Probably gonna be a short review cuz I can’t even have warnings of spoilers, you just NEED to read this.

I loved Nyx and Luna in Awful Curse(book1). And I mean I am a Scorpio like Nyx hehe. But to have them be the main focus point of the story was just incredible. They have sooo much to them.

Picking up after how book 1 ended was the best. And I felt for Luna. Poor girl was just outta it and all over the place.
Apr 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
”Now I am trying to figure out who I am all over again. Ignoring the stars, fate, the crowns and everything else.”

The Gods are free and the world...they aren’t ready for what’s to come.

Awful Intentions, book two in the Celestial Bodies Series by Elena Monroe is all about fire and water. If Ari and Bolt were the shiny jeweled crown, Luna and Nyx are the blood crusted dagger strapped to your leg. They cling and bite the skin just enough to make you want another taste all over again.

We start
Irma *Irma The Book Whisperer*
May 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
Gods, I could stay forever in this world of Greek Mythology and astrology, combined with all this angst and a little bit of bullying.

I loved Nyx and Luna! I cheered for them. She was so lost after everything that had happened in the first book and Nyx was there every step of the way. Even when she didn't want him to, even when she pushed him away.

I loved the different POV’s of all the other side characters. It always adds to the story.

I'm just loving this world and yes, we're getting more of i
Julie-Blue Monday Girl Blog
May 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book is so much more than friends-to-lovers, it has action, friendship and a level of hotness that we only can see in Elena's books, a series that will blow your mind and will leave you wanting, no, panting for more

I held her small features in my hands, still too stunned to respond. I should have told her that she could go on a killing spree, and I wouldn’t love her any less.  We were a match made in Hell.

OH.MY.GOD YES this was my first thought once I read the last chapter of the book. THIS
May 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
Awful Intentions by Elena Monroe is book 2 in the celestial Bodies Series. This one focuses on Nyx and Luna who we met in the first book and takes us on a journey through the past and the present with a few new additions thrown in to mix up the story.

If you’ve read the last book you know that there was a cliff-hanger that ended with the ritual not going the way the gang thought it was going too. After the ritual, Luna is left in a kind of limbo where she is neither good nor bad. She struggles t
The Lusty Literarians
May 13, 2020 rated it really liked it

OK, it is official, Monroe has officially won me over to her Celestial Bodies series! While this story centers heavily around Nyx & Luna it also gives us so much more. Awful Intentions sees the infamous Circle dealing with the drudgery of everyday life. Not all of their past struggles have been resolved and some of them seem to be firmly set in the "fake it until you make it" category of coping with past events. I really enjoy Monroe's modern take on mythology. She weaves it beautifully into a s
May 20, 2020 rated it really liked it

4/5 ✨
3/3 🔥

Awful Intentions is book 2 in The Celestial Bodies series and this book followed Nyx and Luna.

In this book we see a much darker side to Luna. Luna is struggling with herself after what happened in book one and Nyx is struggling with his feelings for her. Ultimately Luna ends up seeing a guy named Dorian and it drives Nyx crazy.. one because his girl is with someone else and two because Nyx doesn’t trust Dorian. So there is a bit of a love triangle between these characters.. and I hone
May 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
I love Greek Mythology and it was the first thing I liked about these stories. I enjoyed Luna and Nyx story so much, although Luna pissed me off terribly sometimes. Ohh..and I hated Dorian so much!!!!!  Nyx is delicious, just like a true Scorpio (like me...he he!!!), good and bad, silent, loyal and with so much passion and love.
Elena Monroe created such a beautiful world with these characters and I just love it!  The end of this story was perfect and I can't wait for what's to come!
Elsa Gomes (BookishAurora)
Rate: 4,5 / 5 stars

Oh my god! Wow this world is reeling me in so bad. I just want to know everything. Give me all the books. Give me all the couples. Just give me everything!! I feel like this would have been the most epic 3 day series binge read of my life if I had waited for the series to be complete. If you're waiting, be warned! The world of Arcadia Prep is just so freaking intriguing and mysterious. I love that we are finding things out along with the characters and being shocked and ratt
Kodie Mackay
This series is one you'll either love or hate, I don't think there's anything in between here.

This tightly compacted world of everything weird and wonderful is a lot and at times overwhelming. It's a overload of information without even factoring in the separate stories within this world. My advice would be to take your time and take everything in. I'm a fast reader but for this one I slowed my road and in some chapters re-read over to make sure I didn't miss a thing. Even if something don't ma
The Romantic Rush Blog
May 22, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2020-reads

I’ll admit this isn’t exactly my wheelhouse- well some of it- we’ve got the bully romance thing going on, which is very much my forte. I do enjoy paranormal, but normal of the wolfie variety, so the celestial Gods/mythology is a bit outside of my norm. I definitely enjoyed this book more than the first (which I liked “okay”)- I think Elena’s hitting her stride, we know the characters more, and I’m a lot less confused as we’ve figured some stuff out.

This book focuses mostly on Luna and Nyx- altho
...more ||Elizabeth||
May 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Once again Elena Monroe effectively renders me speechless. This book was chalked full of intriguing storylines, brilliantly developed and thought out characters, and incredibly captivating writing that can’t be matched!

This book picks up where Awful Curse left off, but centers around Nyx and Luna. I am in awe of everything that is Luna. She is a perfect mix of good and bad. She is not one or the other, she is perfectly imperfect and completely herself. She is kind and a healer, but she is also
Victoria Weston
May 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
I've read books by this author before and I've really enjoyed them. This book is book #2 in the series, Celestial Bodies #2. I absolutely loved reading the first book in this series and I couldn't wait to read this one and it doesn't disappoint its awesome. It continues on from the first book and the story really flows its awesome.

Nyx is a total alpha male bad boy type but he is a very loyal man who'd do anything for her, anything and when they are both together its mind destroying you cant get
Ria  | Abstract ♥ Books
May 22, 2020 rated it really liked it

Alright. So this was my second book by Elena monroe, after the first book in the celestial bodies. And just like that book too, I really like the way she manipulates the story line and forces us to see the story from all perspectives. The characters of the story were perfect and the ending was damn good. There were parts of the story were I found the story a bit dull, but then Elena made up for those parts by giving us even more interesting stuff after wards. Overall
Sarah Gomez (cruel existence books)
“𝑰’𝒎 𝒈𝒐𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒕𝒐 𝒃𝒖𝒓𝒚 𝒎𝒚𝒔𝒆𝒍𝒇 𝒊𝒏𝒔𝒊𝒅𝒆 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒔𝒂𝒎𝒆 𝒘𝒂𝒚 𝑰 𝒅𝒊𝒅 𝒎𝒚 𝒇𝒆𝒆𝒍𝒊𝒏𝒈𝒔, 𝒄𝒐𝒏𝒕𝒆𝒎𝒑𝒕, 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒂𝒏𝒈𝒆𝒓. 𝑺𝒐 𝒅𝒆𝒆𝒑 𝒊𝒏𝒔𝒊𝒅𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒊𝒕 𝒊𝒔𝒏'𝒕 𝒎𝒊𝒏𝒆 𝒂𝒏𝒚𝒎𝒐𝒓𝒆… 𝒊𝒕’𝒔 𝒐𝒖𝒓𝒔.”
— 𝑨𝒘𝒇𝒖𝒍 𝑰𝒏𝒕𝒆𝒏𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏𝒔 ( 𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝑪𝒆𝒍𝒆𝒔𝒕𝒊𝒂𝒍 𝑩𝒐𝒅𝒊𝒆𝒔 #2) 𝒃𝒚 𝑬𝒍𝒆𝒏𝒂 𝑴𝒐𝒏𝒓𝒐𝒆
5 🌟
When Elena said you will either hate it or love it... She was wrong, you can only love this series!
There are a gazillion thoughts rushing through my mind right now and all of them point towards Nyx and Luna.
While the first book, Awful Curses, took us on Bolton and Arianna's side of the st
Brandy (this_b_loves_books)
May 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Deliciously captivating. Elena Monroe gives me everything I need.

In a world full of dark academy romances, this series stands way out. I was hooked from the very first page of the first book in the series.

As long as I can remember I have been captivated by mythology. The Gods and Goddesses. The mystery that surrounds it all. The love, hate, jealousy and betrayal. This book takes all of the that, adds in scorching hot chemistry, and wraps it all up in a nice bow of darkness and angst.

This is the
Mandy’s Book Reviews
May 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I LOVE this series! It’s complex and twisted and I’ve never read anything like it before ! I absolutely am in love with this world and the characters that this author has created and I’m dying for more ! Definite must read if you are a fan of Paranormal romance or Greek Mythology and astrology than you need to read this series! I’m telling you there is nothing like this it’s different and unique and I can’t get enough of Arcadia Prep !!! Can’t wait for more from this author!

Amy [Book Addict Reviews]
May 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I didn’t’ think it would be possible to top Awful Curse, but boy does this one do it. I loved the bits and pieces of Nyx and Luna in the first book, so I was super excited to get more of them. I love the mix of mythology in this story and the modern take on it.

It’s hard not to love Nyx, especially if the alpha bad boy is your type. However, there is more much more to him. Luna, I love her. She is strong woman, despite being frustrating at times. The two of them together is truly beautiful and t
Michelle Krystel
May 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
I was given an advance readers copy of this book and have decided to write a voluntary honest review. I liked nyx from awful curse just something about him and cealium called to me. And I wanted more. Now that I finished this book nyx d I d not disappoint me. But Bolton and Arianna on the other what is going on. And Kate I just don't know how to feel about her. As for cealium I want his book so bad. ...more
Jun 01, 2020 rated it liked it
Awful Intentions is book two of the celestial bodies series. i preferred this book than book one (Awful Curse). probably because i was sooo confused in book one lol. this book starts where Awful Curse left off and it does end with a cliff hanger.

nyx and luna were two characters from Awful Curse that intrigued me and was so excited to read more about them. they are both complicated individuals, still trying to figure themselves out. i liked how luna and nyx have a special connection and they kno
May 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Elena Monroe grew up in Florida scribbling down stories from a very young age. These stories were really just wavy lines filling the paper, but she knew each word, each emotion, each character's name, and there was no tricking her into forgetting what each line signified. Just like her unconventional way of writing as a toddler Elena is setting her own rules and just telling stories.

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