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.
I just finished reading this series for the second time. I'm not going to review them individually because I've already read them before but I just wanted to jot down my overall feelings about the series.
It had been almost a year since I first read them and I had actually forgotten a lot of the chain of events, besides the big stand out scenes obviously, which surprised me but I guess I've read a lot of other books in a year :P
I loved this series just as much if not more the second time! I love Katie and Daemon's relationship how it progresses and grows and their teasing one another is so cute! I loved how the Black's and the Thompson's were like family and would do anything for each other and incorporated Katie into that dynamic (although for some it wasn't as welcome). My favourite thing about this series is that you don't feel like you're reading a story just about aliens as it's more of a supernatural contemporary which incorporates other elements. The light hearted dialogue definitely eases the intensity of some of the situations they find themselves in, especially Daemon's sarcastic comments which will make you LOL!
Jennifer L Armentrout is a genius when it comes to writing and developing a story or world that just captivates you from the beginning. I've read a few of her books and loved every one of them and can't wait to read more by her. She is definitely an author that no matter what she writes I will read it :)
So as this being my first official post I want to write about my favorite trilogies and series. Don’t get me wrong there are a lot of more series I have read but this are definitely my top 3. For now.
These are: “Shatter me” by Tahereh Mafi, “Divergent” by Veronica Roth and last but not least “Hush, Hush” by Becca Fitzpatrick.
What do this 3 series have in common? They all have a strong female lead. I’m all about girl power. Who run the world? GIRLS, GIRLS *dances like Beyonce* I’ll stop now… They have swoon-worthy love interest, amazing supporting characters and a lot of action. You’ll end up loving any of these series.
Shatter me is about this girl named Juliette and she has a “lethal touch” when she touches people they die, just like that.They keep her locked up in a asylum, little do they know that her touch is much more than what they think. She then gets a cellmate called Adam and that’s how the story starts. Then a lot and I mean a lot things happen. This book will suck you right in and spit you out on the end of the third book. It has a constant plot, crazy cliff hangers and its so very amazing I really, really love this book and I think it doesn’t get the attention it deserves. I really think it should be a movie or a Tv show but then again all the books that get turn into movies sort of suck and it ruins the magic for us readers. Am I right? You’ll fall in love with it I promise. Shatter me is the first of 3 books followed by Unravel me and Ignite me. It also has this novella that is definitely a must because it’s from Adam’s and Warner’s point of view, it’s called: Untie me. And if your wondering which team I’m on I’m most definitely Team Warner. Oh yes don’t give me that look!
This one is about a girl named Beatrice (born in abnegation). She has to choose at the age of 16 to choose which faction she wants to be a part of. They perform an aptitude test on every 16 year old to help them with the decision of choosing a faction. There is 5 factions and these are Abnegation, for the selfless; Amity, for the peaceful; Candor, for the honest; Dauntless, for the brave; and Erudite, for the intellectual. Her aptitude results were inconclusive meaning that she is “divergent”. Divergent means that they belong in more than one faction or all factions. She chooses Dauntless and there she meets her love interest: Four. Gooosh Four is like the boyfriend I want to have, I mean come on girls isn’t him like perf and beautiful and toughtful and loving and kind and just asdfghjkl! Okaay back to the plot. All Dauntless initiates must be in the top ten ranking to stay in Dauntless if they aren’t then they will become factionless; this means that they don’t belong in any faction and have to live in poverty. They all must past 3 test to know if they belong in Dauntless. But like they say don’t trust anyone, it turns out Erudite and Dauntless are working together. But for what? You’ll have to read to find out ;) Beatice or Tris grows as a person and as a fighter. What I love about this book is that this female lead is one of the strongest and most selfless females I’ve ever read. She is focused on what she wants she knows wrong from right and she doesn’t take no for an answer.If she wants something done she goes and do it herself. She is not torn between two men she knows who she loves from beginning to end. And as much as I admire Four, I admire Tris much, much more. They compliment each other perfectly and they support each other and stay with each other through thick and thin. If you read the book you know that Tris gets a tattoo of 3 ravens meaning the family she left behind. I got a tattoo of something very similar but instead of 3 birds I have six on my back. I love this book some much that I even got inked hahaha. But seriously if you haven’t read this book I highly recommend it. You’ll laugh you’ll cry and you’ll fall deeply in love with every single character. As you can see this one is obviously a dystopian society book and I pretty sure it one of the very best out there. Divergent is the first of 3 books followed by Insurgent and Allegiant. Veronica Roth begun writing this series from Four’s POV but after a few chapters she decided she needed another character to become the main character so she created: Tris. But you can actually read Four’s first chapters in the Divergent novella: Four. READ IT OKAY. READ. IT. You will fall in love all over again with Four and I’m not even kidding.
If you’re all about angels and death and nephilims and that sort of stuff this is the series for you. Nora Grey is an average human girl *gasps* yes h u m a n. She is in high school and she has friends. Suddenly Patch Cipriano walks into her life. Patch is a fallen angel that is sent to earth to kill Nora so he could get a human body. What? Imagine liking a boy and then he tells you that he needs to kill you like for real… Nora is drawn to Patch even if she doesn’t want to admit it to herself.Nora as I said it’s just your average girl like any girl out there and she doesn’t have powers or anything. But she becomes a heroine, in her own way. She shows no fear and she is willing to do anything to keep her friends and family safe. I might as well say that Patch is an a-hole at the beginning of the book but then he inserted himself inside my heart. You’ll love Patch just as any other male lead you love. And I know you have many book boyfriends (or girlfriends) like me :D. Their love is put to test as things happen will they stay together or will they fall apart? The series consist of 4 books Hush, hush being the first followed by Crescendo, Silence and Finale (really cool name right?). Becca Fitzpatrick will make you want to be an angel or have a super hot angel boyfriend. (Photo creeds to goodreads.com)
Thanks for reading!
-Love Nicole <3
I don’t even know if I’m ready to express my feelings toward this book quite yet. I finished it just this morning at maybe 12:07. It was just sooo… I’m at a loss for words, which is rare with me because I tend to talk/type a lot. I don’t feel like anything I say will do it justice.
This was such a thrill ride for my emotions. I found myself crying at times which hadn’t happened with any of the previous books. I found the other books funny, because Armentrout is an unbelievably witty writer, but in this book I was laughing so hard. Which was a bad thing because I was reading this was past when the rest of my family had gone to bed, my parents had specifically told me lights out because I had school in the morning, but I read for maybe an extra three hours, I was just so enthralled.
I can’t say whether this was my favorite or not; I have a thing for first novels. But not in all cases (like with The Legend Trilogy by Marie Lu, Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead etc.) but usually. It’s definitely a tossup between Obsidian and Origin. They are just such different novels in so many ways. Obsidian is where is all began, and it had this light, fluffy paranormal feel to it, whereas Origin is serious and sexy (Obsidian was too, and so were the other novels, but not quite to this level) and not quite as mysterious because your starting to figure out the world and there are some big reveals that we were waiting for throughout the first three novels. The characters have changed so much since the beginning of the series, and I have to say with some characters it’s for the better, and I enjoy reading about them more now that they have come into their selves more.
So much craziness happened in this book, mostly in the last sixty pages or so. And I was just waiting for it. I felt like most of the crazy had been resolved and all I could think was “that was definitely not the climax of the story” because Jennifer L. Armentrout has a way of stretching the story out right until the end. I was just waiting and waiting, and then all of a sudden craziness upon craziness happened. I was in a state of shock the entire end of the book, right from the— trying not to spoil anything— I’ll call it the phone call Archer moment **hint hint if you’ve read the book** right on until the end.
Katy being in Daedalus had me in perpetual panic mode. My stomach was in knots so much that I would have to put the book down for a while. Daedalus was so much more than I had been expecting. I feel like I’m being repetitive but it was pure crazy!
I was so glad that we got more Katy-Daemon time in this book. I feel like in the last two books it was lacking it, and I think that’s why I didn’t like them as much as Obsidian or Origin.
I’m just so pleased with this novel and the way it turned out, I don’t think I would change a thing in it. Maybe a few… But it’s nothing that really bothered me a ton, but just little things involving certain characters and how their stories played.
I don’t think I’ll be picking up Opposition, the last novel in the Lux series, immediately just because I’m still trying to process what’s happened. I carried it around with me all day trying to read it but my emotions are running so high right now, and quite frank I’m really nervous about how this whole Luxen situation is going to play out, so I want to give myself some time to settle down before diving back into it because I’m afraid I might ruin the experience for myself.
That’s all I think I can really say without spoiling anything for those of you who haven’t read it. But if you haven’t checked this book out, or the rest if the series, you really should, because it’s an amazing book, amazing series, and definitely worth the time, and money (if you’re buying yourself a copy of the book yourself) and the effort.
As far as I know Obsidian is free on the IBooks store, and possibly many other eBook sites, so I suggest you take the opportunity to get a free copy of a really amazing novel.
Books Go As Followed:
*Shadows (the prequel to the Lux series, may contain spoilers, so I suggest you read the first two books before reading this.
(There are also other novels by Jennifer L. Armentrout that take place in the Lux world and involve characters mentioned in the series.)