Review: Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout

obsidianObsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: Lux #1
Published by: Entangled Teen on (first published) November 23rd, 2011
Genre: Paranormal, Science Fiction, Aliens, Young Adult
Pages: 335
Source: Bought- Paperback
Buy the Book / Goodreads

My Rating: 5 stars2

Starting over sucks.

When we moved to West Virginia right before my senior year, I’d pretty much resigned myself to thick accents, dodgy internet access, and a whole lot of boring…. until I spotted my hot neighbor, with his looming height and eerie green eyes. Things were looking up.

And then he opened his mouth.

Daemon is infuriating. Arrogant. Stab-worthy. We do not get along. At all. But when a stranger attacks me and Daemon literally freezes time with a wave of his hand, well, something…unexpected happens.

The hot alien living next door marks me.

You heard me. Alien. Turns out Daemon and his sister have a galaxy of enemies wanting to steal their abilities, and Daemon’s touch has me lit up like the Vegas Strip. The only way I’m getting out of this alive is by sticking close to Daemon until my alien mojo fades.

If I don’t kill him first, that is.

Katy, our main character, is just like us book bloggers. She reads and reviews books!! I thought this was really awesome!

Her father had passed away 3 years ago from cancer and her mother decided it was time to start over. They move away from Florida and move to a little town in West Virginia. Katy isn’t sure of all towns they could have chosen, why they would choose this little town. After getting things unpacked from the move, Katy wants to add a garden in the front yard but she has no clue where anything is. She goes next door to ask for directions and we met our main male character, Daemon. He’s very rude, arrogant, and stubborn. Things start to get a little crazy and Katy is wondering why the whole town is freaking out about Daemon and his twin sister, Dee. They either love them or they hate them.

Katy and Daemon argue constantly and are always butting heads. One night they get into a heated argument and Katy runs off extremely mad. Something happens and she begins to understand why everyone is acting so weird in town and why the twins act the way they do. So, this means that they are aliens. No, they aren’t like ET. No, they don’t have huge bulgy eyes and are green. They look just like normal human beings.

My Thoughts:

I POWERED through this book so quickly! At times I had to force myself to put the book down.. The book ended on a huge cliff hanger and it’s driving me crazy that I don’t have a copy of the second book! I NEED to know what happens next!

I’m just warning you for those that haven’t read this, don’t have anything else planned because I can promise you this is the only thing your gonna want to do for however long it takes you to read it. :) In my case, 5 days (technically 3).

Katy was such an awesome main character! The fact that she’s a book blogger and just the way she acts… She’s just awesome! She’s so much like how my mom is, but a younger version obviously. The sexual tension between Katy and Daemon is crazy powerful! Jennifer Armentrout did an A-M-A-Z-I-N-G job with the two of them! Of course they argue… A LOT and they “hate” each other. Neither of them will confess their feelings for each other. At times I just wanted to hit Daemon for not saying how he feels about her. It was driving me crazy! Maybe I do know how Katy feels!! … Maybe not….

I found myself at times literally laughing out loud at some of the things these two would say. The action in this was just… WOW! I was literally on the edge of my seat for the longest time!

Daemon… HOLY. COW. THAT GUY! New fictional boyfriend added to the list! As arrogant and rude as he is, he’s still extremely HOT and cute and just well, HOT!

Daemon’s twin sister, Dee is just so sweet and bubbly! When she was around when Katy and Daemon were arguing it would seem as if the atmosphere just got brighter. With Dee being in the room, it just made it brighter. If I had to choose a favorite character in the book it would definitely be Dee!

Favorite Quotes:

“Thanks,” I muttered and added under my breath, “Douchebag.”

He laughed, deep and throaty. “Now that’s not very ladylike, Kittycat.”

I whipped around. “Don’t ever call me that,” I snapped.

“It’s better than calling someone a douchebag, isn’t it?” He pushed out the door. “This has been a stimulating visit. I’ll cherish it for a long time to come.”

Okay. That was it. “You know, you’re right. How wrong of me to call you a douchebag. Because a douchebag is too nice of a word for you,” I said, smiling sweetly. “You’re a dickhead.”

“A dickhead?” he repeated. “How charming.”

I flipped him off.”

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“Beautiful face. Beautiful body. Horrible attitude. It was the holy trinity of hot boys.”

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“I’ve always found that the most beautiful people, truly beautiful inside and out, are the ones who are quietly unaware of their effect.” His eyes searched mine intently, and for a moment we stood there toe to toe. “The ones who throw their beauty around, waste what they have? Their beauty is only passing. It’s just a shell hiding nothing but shadows and emptiness.”

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Stacking the Shelves (#3)

stacking the shelvesMeme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews where I post all the bookish things I’ve recieved/purchased either physical or e-book.

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As always, I went a little crazy buying books. This isn’t even the whole haul, I still have a haul from somewhere else that I haven’t received yet. I have 8 physical books and 6 e-books for you guys today.

Physical Books:

IMG_20131015_220352Dreamless (Starcrossed #2) by Josephine Angelini– Young Adult, Mythology, Fantasy, Romance

Need (Need #1) by Carrie Jones–Young Adult, Fantasy, Werewolves, Fairies

Wicked Lovely (Wicked Lovely #1) by Melissa Marr–Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance, Fairies

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IMG_20131016_151309The Diviners (The Diviners #1) by Libba Bray–Young Adult, Historical Fiction, Fantasy

Beautiful Darkness (Caster Chronicles #2) by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl–Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance, Paranormal

Never Fade (The Darkest Minds #2) by Alexandra Bracken–Dystopia, Fantasy, Young Adult

The Vincent Boys (The Vincent Boys #1) by Abbi Glines–Young Adult/New Adult, Romance, Contemporary, Chick Lit

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IMG_20131019_123805Nightshade (Nightshade #1) by Andrea Cremer– Young Adult, Werewolves, Paranormal

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iTunes Bookstore:

the transferThe Transfer (Divergent #0.1) by Veronica Roth– Dystopia, Fantasy, Young Adult

Amazon Kindle (simply because these 3 were free):

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1. Mirage (The Destined Series #1) by Ashley Suzanne– New Adult, Romance, Contemporary Romance

2. Finding Cinderella (Hopeless #2.5) by Colleen Hoover– New Adult, Romance, Contemporary

3. Tangled Beauty (Tangled #1) by K.L. Middleton–New Adult/Adult, Romance, Contemporary, Erotica

NetGalley:

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1. Hell Without You by Ranae Rose– New Adult, Romance, Contemporary, Military

2. Addicted to You (Addicted #1) by Krista and Becca Ritchie– New Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Abuse

 

That’s it! Let me know if you guys have read any of these books above and if I should bump them up higher on my TBR pile!

Mini Review: The Transfer: A Divergent Story by Veronica Roth

 

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This is probably going to be the SHORTEST review ever… I don’t even know if this counts as a review??

I can not get over how much I love Four… I loved this back story of when he was going through his transfer. It’s weird to read his point of view. I kept seeing him as really young, like a child. I’m not sure why I felt that he seemed younger, but I did. Maybe it’s because he’s so vulnerable and he’s younger?

I can’t believe there was only (for me on my iPad) 54 pages… That’s way too short! I felt cheated! I wanted more of his transfer and more of Eric’s back story. As much as we were given, I did love what Veronica Roth gave us.

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“Any of them. Any of them but Abnegation.”

Review: The Transfer: A Divergent Story by Veronica Roth

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The Transfer: A Divergent Story by Veronica Roth
Series: Divergent 0.1
Published by: Katherine Tegen Books on September 3rd, 2013
Genre: Dystopia, Fantasy, Young Adult
Pages: 34
Source: Bought- eBook from iTunes
Buy the Book / Goodreads

My Rating: 5 stars2

More Four! Fans of the Divergent series by #1 New York Times bestselling author Veronica Roth will be thrilled by “The Transfer,” the first of four new short stories told from Four’s perspective. Each brief story explores the world of the Divergent series through the eyes of the mysterious but charismatic Tobias Eaton, revealing previously unknown facets of his personality, backstory, and relationships.

This is probably going to be the SHORTEST review ever… I don’t even know if this counts as a review??

I can not get over how much I love Four… I loved this back story of when he was going through his transfer. It’s weird to read his point of view. I kept seeing him as really young, like a child. I’m not sure why I felt that he seemed younger, but I did. Maybe it’s because he’s so vulnerable and he’s younger?

I can’t believe there was only (for me on my iPad) 54 pages… That’s way too short! I felt cheated! I wanted more of his transfer and more of Eric’s back story. As much as we were given, I did love what Veronica Roth gave us.

Favorite Quote:

“Any of them. Any of them but Abnegation.”

Review: Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins

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Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins
Series: The Sweet Trilogy #1
Published by: HarperTeen on May 1st, 2012
Genre: Paranormal, Angels, Young Adult
Pages: 453
Source: Bought- Paperback
Buy the Book / Goodreads

My Rating: 5 stars2

Embrace the Forbidden

What if there were teens whose lives literally depended on being bad influences?

This is the reality for sons and daughters of fallen angels.
Tenderhearted Southern girl Anna Whitt was born with the sixth sense to see and feel emotions of other people. She’s aware of a struggle within herself, an inexplicable pull toward danger, but it isn’t until she turns sixteen and meets the alluring Kaidan Rowe that she discovers her terrifying heritage and her willpower is put to the test. He’s the boy your daddy warned you about. If only someone had warned Anna.

Forced to face her destiny, will Anna embrace her halo or her horns?

Okay, hold on…

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WOW! This book!!! Guys, if you have not yet read this book, please go pick it up now! It’s absolutely AMAZING! I flew through this book in 3 days– it would have been faster if I didn’t have college and work.

THIS MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS! DON’T SAY I DIDN’T WARN YOU!

Anna is the daughter of a demon and a guardian angel which is very rare in this world. Before Anna turned sixteen she had no idea who she was, but soon after her birthday she finally finds out. Anna’s birth mom died when Anna was born and her dad was arrested shortly after. She was adopted as a little girl and has a very strong relationship with her step-mother who she treats as her real mom.

Anna isn’t your typical teenage girl going out on the weekends with friends to parties and drinking and all that whatnot. She is a “goody goody” and doesn’t do anything bad. She doesn’t smoke, she doesn’t drink, nothing. Anna isn’t like most protagonists, which I didn’t really expect.

Anna is 100% like I am… I couldn’t believe how similar I am to her, excluding the obvious. She’s exactly how I am and I would act the same way she did throughout the book. Anna is a shy, good girl and tends to get a little emotional at times. She doesn’t have too many friends and those she does have, stay very close to her. She comes face-to-face with our main male character, Kaidan– who is a “bad boy” drummer in a band. Anna of course, just like any other girl, starts to fall for Kaidan.

Kaidan, our main male, is just, WOW! He’s incredibly hot and he’s bad boy. He’s the son of Pharzuph, who is the Duke of lust. To make Kaidan’s dad happy and do his daily job, I’m sure you can get where I’m going as to what Kaidan’s job is… He knows how to make a girl fall for him… In bed… Okay, yes, sex. Kaidan is very attractive and sexy, he does also have a heart. He hides what he’s feeling and doesn’t let people see it. This bothered me at times because I would find myself wanting to pull my hair out wanting to know what he was thinking.

Wendy Higgins’ writing and the world she built was confusing at first. It was hard to remember all the Dukes, demons, and what was going on. After a couple chapters it got easier and I was able to remember each Duke and whatnot.

There’s a pretty big cliff-hanger and I’m really glad the second one, Sweet Peril is already out because I probably would have gone crazy…

Favorite Quotes:

“He was smoking hot. As in H-O-T-T, hott. I’d never understood until that moment why girls insisted on adding an extra t. This guy was extra-t-worthy.”

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“I know I’m just a human woman, but so help me, if anything happens to her while she’s with you—”
“I assure you she’ll be in good hands.”
“Mm-hm, that’s part of what I’m worried about.” She pointed at his hands. “Hands off, mister.”

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“Good gracious, he was sexy—a word that had not existed in my personal vocabulary until that moment. This guy was sexy like it was his job or something.”

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“We have to face difficulties to find out what our true strengths are. How we come back from failure is a very valuable test.”

Waiting on Wednesday (#6): Hollow City

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Waiting on Wednesday is a meme created by Breaking the Spine in which on Wednesdays you post a book that you are waiting to be released.

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Hollow City by Ransom Riggs
Series: Miss Pereguine #2
Publishing by: Quirk Books on January 14th, 2014
Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal, Young Adult
Pages: 352
Pre-Order the Book / Goodreads

In 1940 after the first book ends, Jacob and his new Welsh island friends flee to London, the Peculiar capital of the world. Caul, a dangerous madman, is Miss Peregrine’s brother, and can steal Peculiar abilities for himself. The Peculiars must fight for survival, again.

I’m so beyond excited for this one. #1: I LOVE and want to visit London. #2: Caul- who is Miss Peregrine’s brother has the ability to steal these peculiar children’s abilities (No I’m not spoiling anyone, it’s in the summary). #3: This cover is GORGEOUS! I really don’t want to wait around 3 months to get my hands on this book!

My reactions:

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January needs to hurry up and come!!

Top Ten Tuesday: I Was “Forced” to Read

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

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This week’s theme is ‘Top Ten Books I Was “Forced” to Read’.

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1. Night (The Night Trilogy #1) by Elie Wiesel: (5/5 Stars) I believe it was my freshman year of high school that I was required to read this. I absolutely loved this book! I’m fascinated by the Holocaust… No I’m not some weird person. I hope that doesn’t come across as weird… But anyway, this was a great book and I LOVED it!

2. Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare: (5/5 Stars) Okay, who doesn’t love this book!? Seriously!? This is the best love story there is… End of story!

3. The Crucible by Arthur Miller: (4/5 Stars) Salem Witch Trials… I’m sure everyone knows what this is.. But I LOVE learning about the Salem Witch Trials, so I loved this book!

4. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee: (5/5 Stars) Must I need an explanation for the artwork!? WOW! I read this sophomore year in high school and I still remember A LOT from this book… I’m currently a sophomore in college… I LOVE this book!

5. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald: (4/5 Stars) I read this either my junior or senior year of high school, I can’t remember. It was the same year that I read The Crucible I know that for sure… But anyhow, this book was amazing! I saw the older version of the movie and still haven’t seen the new one yet!

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6. The Pearl by John Steinbeck: (3/5 Stars) I read this sophomore year in high school and wasn’t really my favorite book to read… It had an interesting plot, but it just wasn’t the story for me..

7. The Odyssey by Homer: (4/5 Stars) Read this freshman year I believe… I LOVE mythology so I loved this book to pieces!

8. Beowulf by ??: (2/5 Stars) I had a hard time understanding the story… If my teacher at the time wouldn’t have explained what was going on, I wouldn’t have understood anything. What I did understand from the teacher was awesome, but I had a hard time with it.

9. Hamlet by William Shakespeare: (5/5 Stars) I LOVED Hamlet! I LOVE Shakespeare’s writing style and his stories! They are absolutely amazing! I LOVED Hamlet!

10. The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien: (3/5 Stars) I love fantasy worlds so this was so interesting to me. I have never seen any of the Lord of the Rings movie and probably never will. I did go and see this movie, but I ended up falling asleep in the movie theatre, maybe it was too dark and it was late; I’m not sure.