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Blast from the Past

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Since it is the very first day of the 2014 year, I thought I would start it off by doing the 4 all time favorite books of last year (it was incredibly hard to a) pick just four and b) actually put them in order from greatest to least, since I love them all). These are four of the best books/series (otherwise there would only be one series) that I had the pleasure of reading last year. Hope ya enjoy!

1) The Divergent Trilogy

untitled Honestly, it really isn’t much of a surprise, I lived and breathed Divergent for a whole two days before crashing back to the harsh reality of the real world. This series changed my life and I love love love it. Divergent is an extremely well written trilogy that leaves you crying, but satisfied none the less. 

Divergent:

In Beatrice Prior’s dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is—she can’t have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.

During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles to determine who her friends really are—and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes infuriating boy fits into the life she’s chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she’s kept hidden from everyone because she’s been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers a growing conflict that threatens to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves . . . or it might destroy her.

Insurgent:

One choice can transform you—or it can destroy you. But every choice has consequences, and as unrest surges in the factions all around her, Tris Prior must continue trying to save those she loves—and herself—while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love.

Tris’s initiation day should have been marked by celebration and victory with her chosen faction; instead, the day ended with unspeakable horrors. War now looms as conflict between the factions and their ideologies grows. And in times of war, sides must be chosen, secrets will emerge, and choices will become even more irrevocable—and even more powerful. Transformed by her own decisions but also by haunting grief and guilt, radical new discoveries, and shifting relationships, Tris must fully embrace her Divergence, even if she does not know what she may lose by doing so.

Allegiant:

What if your whole world was a lie?
What if a single revelation—like a single choice—changed everything?
What if love and loyalty made you do things you never expected?

2) The Lux Series

12578077onyx-cover (2)Opal CoveruntitledJennifer L. Armentrout weaves a story so complex and out of this world, you’ll be dying for more. Her novels, centered around super hot aliens that find shelter in Earth, and a nosy, inquisitive neighbor is spell binding and fantastical. This is such a good read, and so different from other YA paranormal romances out there, that I was relieved that it was such a good book (it would have sucked if it sucked.)

Obsidian:

Virginia right before her senior year, she’d pretty much resigned herself to thick accents, dodgy internet access, and a whole lot of boring, but then she spotted her hot neighbor, with his looming height and eerie green eyes. Things were looking up…until he opened his mouth. Daemon Black is infuriating. Arrogant. Stab-worthy. It’s hate at first sight,  but when a stranger attacks her and Daemon literally freezes time with a wave of his hand, well, something…unexpected happens.  The hot guy next door? Well, he’s an alien. Turns out that Daemon and his sister have a galaxy of enemies wanting to steal their abilities and Katy is caught in the crosshairs. Daemon’s touch has lit her up like the Vegas Strip and the only way she’s getting out of this alive is by sticking close to him until her alien mojo fades.  That is if she doesn’t kill him first.

Onyx:

Being connected to Daemon Black sucks…

Thanks to his alien mojo, Daemon’s determined to prove what he feels for me is more than a product of our bizarro connection. So I’ve sworn him off, even though he’s running more hot than cold these days. But we’ve got bigger problems.

Something worse than the Arum has come to town…

The Department of Defense are here. If they ever find out what Daemon can do and that we’re linked, I’m a goner. So is he. And there’s this new boy in school who’s got a secret of his own. He knows what’s happened to me and he can help, but to do so, I have to lie to Daemon and stay away from him. Like that’s possible. Against all common sense, I’m falling for Daemon. Hard.

But then everything changes…

I’ve seen someone who shouldn’t be alive. And I have to tell Daemon, even though I know he’s never going to stop searching until he gets the truth. What happened to his brother? Who betrayed him? And what does the DOD want from them—from me?

No one is who they seem. And not everyone will survive the lies…

Opal:

No one is like Daemon Black.

When he set out to prove his feelings for me, he wasn’t fooling around. Doubting him isn’t something I’ll do again, and now that we’ve made it through the rough patches, well… There’s a lot of spontaneous combustion going on.

But even he can’t protect his family from the danger of trying to free those they love.

After everything, I’m no longer the same Katy. I’m different… And I’m not sure what that will mean in the end. When each step we take in discovering the truth puts us in the path of the secret organization responsible for torturing and testing hybrids, the more I realize there is no end to what I’m capable.  The death of someone close still lingers, help comes from the most unlikely source, and friends will become the deadliest of enemies, but we won’t turn back. Even if the outcome will shatter our worlds forever.

Together we’re stronger… and they know it.

Origin:

Daemon will do anything to get Katy back.

After the successful but disastrous raid on Mount Weather, he’s facing the impossible. Katy is gone. Taken. Everything becomes about finding her. Taking out anyone who stands in his way? Done. Burning down the whole world to save her? Gladly. Exposing his alien race to the world? With pleasure.

All Katy can do is survive. 

Surrounded by enemies, the only way she can come out of this is to adapt. After all, there are sides of Daedalus that don’t seem entirely crazy, but the group’s goals are frightening and the truths they speak even more disturbing. Who are the real bad guys? Daedalus? Mankind? Or the Luxen?

Together, they can face anything.  But the most dangerous foe has been there all along, and when the truths are exposed and the lies come crumbling down, which side will Daemon and Katy be standing on? And will they even be together? 

Opposition:

Opposition is going to be the fifth and (sadly) the last installment to the Lux series. It is expected to be published on August 5, 2014

3) The Divisa Series

81-myijOweL__SL1500_18625005chasing angelThe Divisa series is a series written about half demons. It’s a super good book, even though some things may seem similar to the Lux series (the situation, set up of the beginning) it’s still its own book and series and still worth a read in my opinion.

Saving Angel:

I wondered what my life would be like if we had never moved to the ho-dunk town of Spring Valley, Illinois. Sure the internet service was splotchy, there was nothing but miles of wheat fields, and I probably wouldn’t be faced with death at every corner.

My only neighbor in this god forsaken town was…well there really was only one to describe him, hot as hell. With his sinful dark looks, unusually silver eyes, and kissable lips, there was something about him that was more than meets the eye.

Of course I was determined to find out.

Chase Winters might be drool-worthy, but he was also insufferable, arrogant and…in short a d-bag. Our relationship was anything but love at first sight. Not even close. There was something weird about the family living next door.

What I hadn’t expected to find was an underworld of trouble.
Chase and his cousins Lexi and Travis are Divisa, half-demon, half-human. Getting them angry was hardly in my best interest, not if I wanted to live.

Hunting Angel:

But he was also the lifeline of my heart and soul. Literally.

Things are steaming up between us, and between the sheets. When his lips weren’t locked with mine, they were spewing verbal crap. Half the time I don’t know whether to kiss him or slap him. Our bond was more than just being connected, we are soulbound. The closer we get, the stronger the bond takes hold and now-a-days it seemed we are inseparable.

There was a new addition to our little town, one that has all the Divisa’s on guard – a hunter has taken up residency. This hunter was not just another threat, not when their identity hit a little close to home. Strife divides my neighbor’s household surrounding this supposed enemy. Could they be friend or foe?

Chase’s number one priority in all this as always, was to keep me safe.

Regardless of what Chase says, I am not the weak and fragile human they all think I am. And there was nothing I wouldn’t do to keep Chase from harm. He might drive me up a freaking wall, but he was my pain in the ass. I wasn’t about to sit back and let some hunter fire an arrow through his heart. Not if I could help it.

Then there was the one question that was on everyone’s mind: Will the hunter kill us or save us…

Chasing Angel:

HOLY CRAP GUYS ITS GOING TO BE RELEASED IN TWO DAYS ON  JANUARY 3, 2014!!! You may al expect a review promptly on the 4th (on the 5th latest)

4) Carter Reed

18221931Carter Reed was a book I bought on a whim, not really thinking that I would like it, but I fell in love with it immediately. From broken relationships to hidden secrets and loves from the past, and even the mob and mafia interference. Carter will do anything to save the girl he has always loved…after all, its why he is the way he is. Must read!!

Carter Reed:

Emma decided to skip the gym and went home early. It was the last easy decision she made because she found her roommate being raped by the boyfriend. She had two choices. Call the cops and be killed by his family’s mafia connections or kill him first and hope to survive. There was no choice to her. She killed the bastard first and went to the one person who could protect her. Carter Reed. He’s a weapon for the rivaling mafia family, but he’s also Emma’s secret. Not only was he best friends with her brother, but she’s the reason he became that weapon in the first place.
 
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Judgement Day Wednesday: Onyx

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Synopsis:

Being connected to Daemon Black sucks…

Thanks to his alien mojo, Daemon’s determined to prove what he feels for me is more than a product of our bizarro connection. So I’ve sworn him off, even though he’s running more hot than cold these days. But we’ve got bigger problems.

Something worse than Arum has come to town

The Department of Defense is here. If they ever find out what Daemon can do and that we’re linked, I’m a goner. So is he. And there’s this new boy in school who’s got a secret of his own. He knows what’s happened to me and he can help, but to do so, I have to lie to Daemon and stay away from him. Like that’s possible. Against all common sense, I’m falling for Daemon. Hard.

But then, everything changes

I’ve seen someone who shouldn’t be alive. And I have to tell Daemon, even though I know he’s never going to stop searching until he gets the truth. What happened to his brother? Who betrayed him? And what does the DOD want from them—from me?

No one is who they seem. And not everyone will survive the lies.

Review:

OMG if y’all thought that Obsidian was a good book, you haven’t seen anything yet. The relationship between Daemon and Kat steam up as Daemon is determined to prove his feelings for the only girl he’s ever fallen for-Kat. Meanwhile Kat struggles between her own feelings and sorting through what’s real and what’s formed from the bond they now share. The conflict between their enemies intensifies as a new big player is introduced and throws everything out the window, so to speak.

As characters come into play and secrets are revealed, alliances and sides come into play that makes everything cloudy. The plot is twisted and turned, a kind of novel that keeps you on the edge of your seat and craving more. Nothing is concrete and there are so many back-stabbings and betrayals that it can get confusing, but still a great read.

This was a great sequel and sets up the perfect ending for the next book. The cliff at the end will have you throwing the book across he room, have a hissy fit, and scream your head off at the suspense grows and grows and then stops. I highly recommend this book. 9 out of 10!!

~Happy Readings

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Most Awesome Author Monday

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Okay, so since I have found my new addiction, its no surprise here that the author of the week is Jennifer L. Armentrout!!

Jennifer L. Armentrout lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia with her husband and Jack Russell, Loki, (honestly, that’s like the best dog name EVER…except for Thor….Thor always wins). Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math, (I think we can ALL relate to the tragic-ness of math….). Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture(HOLY FREAKING ALIEN BABIES BATMAN!!!!!). She also writes adult and new adult romance under the name J. Lynn

Her books include, but not limited to:

The Dark Elements Series

  • Bitter Sweet Love
  • White Hot Kiss

The Lux Series

  • Shadows (which is a novella)
  • Obsidian
  • Onyx
  • Opal
  • Origin
  • Opposition (to be released summer 2014!!!)

The Covenant Series

  • Daimon (which is a prequel to Half-Blood)
  • Half-Blood
  • Pure
  • Diety
  • Elixir
  • Apollyon
  • Sentinel

Individual Novels

  • Cursed
  • Don’t Look Back
  • Obsession

Honestly guys, she is an AMAZING author and writes kick-ass books. The relationship that she creates through her novels are superb and the plots are just so addicting. These are the kind of books that make you forget everything, quite your job, and read through the night. I seriously suggest y’all take a look and read her books. She is one of my all-time favorite authors!!

Sunday Spoilers!!

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This is a spoiler/teaser for Jennifer L. Armentrout’s last novel for the Lux series, Opposition, which is scheduled to release in the summer of 2014. Enjoy!!

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I always had this plan for the off chance I was around for the end of the world. I’d climb up on my roof top, turn up the radio, blast R.E.M.’s It’s the End of the World, and watch it all go down from my lofty perch.

Except real life rarely turned out that cool.

And it was really happening- the end of the world as we knew it, and I sure as hell didn’t feel fine. Everything had changed and we had been the catalyst for it all

~End of Spoiler~

Okay guys, can I just say HOLY FREAKING ALIEN BABIES BATMAN??  This teaser got me all excited and giddy when I read it, and I was already trying to figure out what they meant by being a catalyst. I had already been stoked about the new book but now I’m practically having to MAKE myself walk away from my kindle because I’m so anxious about reading it, especially after the way Jennifer L. Armentrout left her last novel, Origin. I can not physically make myself focus on anything else but this new book coming out. So for all you die-hard readers out there, stalk your bookstore/ebook provider until the pre-order comes out!!! CAN’T WAIT!!!