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review 2017-09-15 03:45
Obsession
Obsession - Jennifer L. Armentrout

Serena's best friend Mel saw her boyfriend (using term loosely) glow while arguing with his brother. She tells Serena. Naturally Serena doesn't believe her. But then, Mel is murdered in front of her eyes. This leads to Hunter being sent in to find out what she knows (and protect her). 
What worked: 
I liked the concept of the Arum and Luxen. Some of the descriptions during the love scenes were funny. ("His sex...," he is "thick and demanding....") 
What didn't:
Serena was meh. I thought she behaved inappropriately at times. This was when she would think how HOT Hunter was. She did this the first time they met. In the garage when Mel was killed. (I thought WHAT?!) Thinking about Hunter's appendage after he took her somewhere after her attempted murder (this was after being asleep for 2 days too. And not knowing where she was.). Then going after a certain someone. That was dumb. I could go on. But I won't. I'll spare you.
Then there's Hunter. He's an asshole. A big one. I didn't like when he felt Serena up while she was sleeping (but hey, she moaned, so it's okay!). OH HELL NO. I. Didn't. Like. Him. Since he's an alien, he soooooo superior to humanity. Well, he can take that attitude and shove it up his ass.
I also didn't care for the first person alternating points of view. If the chapters were labelled with who was narrating, I would have been (slightly) less annoyed. (Granted, you can easily tell who is narrating, but I still like my labels).
This was the first time I've read this author. Some of the reviews I read compared Serena and Hunter to the couple in the YA series in this same universe. While it sounds interesting, I probably won't read since I really hated Hunter (and I have zero interest in reading about a Luxen version of him).

 

Halloween Bingo:  Aliens (not called yet as of 9/14)

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text 2017-09-01 23:11
Definitely my best reading month that I've had all summer...August Recap
Till Death - Jennifer L. Armentrout
Berserker - Emmy Laybourne
Gemina (The Illuminae Files) - Jay Kristoff,Amie Kaufman
Bounce: A Boomerang Novel - Noelle August
Our Dark Duet - Victoria Schwab
Daughter of the Pirate King - Tricia Levenseller
The Animal Under The Fur - E.J. Mellow,Dori Harrell
I'll Meet You There - Heather Demetrios
Angelfall - Susan Ee
Those Girls - Chevy Stevens

August has been an awesome month for me book wise I read 3 new favorites, including I'll Meet You There (phenomenal btw), Gemina and Daughter of the Pirate King.  I also listened (re-read but on audio) to a fav from a while ago with Angelfall.  I only read one e-ARC from Netgalley, and that's disappointing...I just haven't wanted to read those, lately.

 

The Books 

 

(Audiobook) Till Death by Jennifer L Armentrout

Finish Date:  08/04

3.7 STARS - Grade=B

 

(e-ARC) Berserker by Emmy Laybourne

Finish Date:  08/05

3.8 STARS - Grade=B

 

(Both Hardcover/eBook) Gemina by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

Finish Date:  08/09

5+ STARS - A+

 

(Audiobook) Bounce by Noelle August

Finish Date:  08/10

4.2 STARS - Grade=B+

 

(Audiobook) Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab

Finish Date:  08/16

3.5 STARS - Grade=B-

 

(Audiobook) Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller

Finish Date:  08/18

5/5 STARS - A+

 

(eBook) The Animal Under the Fur by E.J. Mellow

Finish Date:  08/19

3.7/5 STARS - B

 

(eBook) I'll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios

Finish Date:  08/23

5+/5 STARS - A+

 

(Audiobook) Angelfall by Susan Ee

Finish Date:  08/23

5+/5 STARS - A+

 

(Audiobook) Those Girls by Chevy Stevens

Finish Date:  08/29

4/5 STARS - B+

 

10 Books Total 4,093 Pages (including Audio's)

6 Audiobooks, 1 Hardcover/eBook, 2 eBooks, and 1 Netgalley eARC.

 

 

 

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review 2017-08-12 14:58
This one was difficult to rate...I just didn't love it like I wanted too. :'(
Till Death - Jennifer L. Armentrout,Sarah Naughton

Book Title:  Till Death

Author:  Jennifer L Armentrout

Narration:  Sarah Naughton

Series:  Stand-Alone

Genre:  Romantic Suspense

Setting:  Virginia

Source:  Audiobook (Library)

 

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Ratings Breakdown

 

Plot:  3.8/5

Main Characters:  3.8/5

Secondary Characters:  4/5

The Feels:  3/5

Addictiveness:  4/5

Theme or Tone:  3/5

Flow (Writing Style):  4/5

Backdrop (World Building):  4/5

Book Cover:  5/5

Narration:  5/5

Ending:  3.8/5 Cliffhanger:  Nope

Total:  3.7/5 STARS

 

 

My Thoughts

 

 

While It's not favorite JLA, it was good, just not without some issues.  I was right about who did it…and while she had me thinking…maybe it's someone else, I always went back to…and…yeah.  Overall, now that I had some time to ruminate on it I realize, it hasn't left a lasting impression on me.  I think, Till Death is just lacking JLA's usual zest.

 

Will I read more from this Author  Absolutely…this less than stellar read from her, will not change my mind on that.

 

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review SPOILER ALERT! 2017-05-14 18:47
Morgen lieb ich Dich für immer
Morgen lieb ich dich für immer - Jennifer L. Armentrout,Anja Hansen-Schmidt

€ 12,99 [D] inkl. MwSt. 

 

€ 13,40 [A] |  CHF 17,90* 

 

(* empf. VK-Preis) 

 

Paperback, KlappenbroschurISBN: 978-3-570-31141-7

 

NEU 

 

Erschienen: 13.03.2017 

 

 

 

 

Eine Liebe so groß wie die Vergangenheit, Gegenwart und Zukunft...

 

Mallory und Rider kennen sich seit ihrer Kindheit. Vier Jahre haben sie sich nicht gesehen und Mallory glaubt, dass sie sich für immer verloren haben. Doch gleich am ersten Tag an der neuen Highschool kreuzt Rider ihren Weg – ein anderer Rider, mit Geheimnissen und einer Freundin. Das Band zwischen Rider und Mallory ist jedoch so stark wie zuvor. Als Riders Leben auf eine Katastrophe zusteuert, muss Mallory alles wagen, um ihre eigene Zukunft und die des Menschen zu retten, den sie am meisten liebt …

 

Meine Meinung:

 

Ich bin durch das ansprechende Cover und den interessant klingenden Titel auf das Buch aufmerksam geworden. Von der Autorin habe ich schon sehr viel Gutes gehört und daher habe ich mich sehr gefreut, als ich es als Rezensionsexemplar zur Verfügung gestellt bekommen habe. 

 

Der Einstieg in das Buch ist mir sehr leicht gefallen. Mir haben die beiden Hauptcharaktere Rider & Mallory sehr gut gefallen. Sie sind sogar meine neuen Lieblingscharaktere im New Adult Bereich.

 

Mich konnte die Geschichte sofort in den Bann ziehen, da es nicht nur eine reine Liebesgeschichte war, sondern auch die Vergangenheitsbewältigung, die Folgen einer schlechten Kindheit wie z.B. die Angstörung von Mallory thematisiert wurden. Gerade die Ausführungen über die Angststörung fand ich sehr interessant und realistisch.

 

Ausserdem hatte die Geschichte im zweiten Teil dramatische Ausmaße, so dass ich gar nicht mehr aufhören konnte, zu lesen. 

 

Trotz der fast 550 Seiten habe ich das Buch innerhalb von zwei Tagen durchgesuchtet, es war sehr flüssig zu lesen und die Geschichte um Rider & Mallory hat mich einfach nicht mehr los gelassen. 

 

Rider & Mallory sind sich seit ihrer Begegnung in der Highschool wieder direkt sehr nahe. Das passt der aktuellen Freundin von Rider natürlich nicht. Aber wird sie die beiden wieder entzweien können oder zieht sie bei diesem Spiel den Kürzeren?

 

Ich kann hier auf jeden Fall eine klare Kauf- und Leseempfehlung geben für alle, die einen schönen Liebesroman mit tollen Charakteren und dennoch Tiefgang und Ernsthaftigkeit lesen möchten. Bemängeln kann und möchte ich hier nichts und daher gibt es 5 Sterne für dieses tolle Buch von mir. 

 
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text 2017-05-01 14:10
April 2017 Round-Up and Giveaway

 

Hello.

I hope everyone had a great April and is having a nice spring. And if you celebrate it a nice Easter. 

I really enjoyed April the first few nice days to be outside and everything coming back to life is always so great.

Reading wise was also a good month, I had some great ARCs and other some great books.  May will also start out great as I'm eagerly waiting for my copy of A Court of Wings and Ruin to be here on release day.  After that I have some ARCs I need to either finish or start. I'm hoping to be done with all my ARC by June,so I can take a break and read some of my personal TBR.

Here are some books releasing in May, well according to Goodreads.

May 2nd,  A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas, Cold Reign by Faith Hunter. Confessions of a Former Puck Bunny by Cindi Madsen on May 8th. 

Sons of Ares by Pierce Brown on May 10th. May 16th The Crown's Fate by Evelyn Skye.  May 23th will be Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare.  

May 30th releases are White Hot by Ilona Andrews, Gwendy's Button Box by Stephen King and When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon.

I'm also starting Feature Friday on May 7th . 

Each Friday we will be highlighting one author and their book. We will have interviews, excerpts, author guest posts and other fun things to come.

It is very similar to the  blog tours except it will be exclusively post here on SnoopyDoo’s.

I thought it might be a fun way to maybe get to know some  more new authors and books.

For now I will have it going on for May and June but I might keep it up if the interest is there for both reader and authors.

**** Authors****

****If you are interested to be a part of it please feel free to sign up . Note : Both  May and June are full at this time but I gladly at you to July  ****

Sign-Up

 If you have not please enter in the Multi-Author giveaway that is still going on through May. You can win tons f awesome prizes, plus the grand prize is $100 in Paypal cash.

I will add the raffelcopter at the end of this. 

Here are my reads for April, as always the buy links can be found in the reviews that are linked.

Happy Reading and have a great moth :)  


 Belle by Anonymous Girls

 

Dear Reader,

Isabelle “Belle” March is a nobody. A nothing. A Peasant. No one even knew who she was until one of the Royals, Adam “Beast” Castle, decided she was hot enough to ignore the hierarchy at our school—a hierarchy I myself set in place. I run this school, and the Upper East Side, too. Here at H.E.A., we stick to a strict social status, something most of Manhattan does, too. So when Beast starts dating Belle? All hell breaks loose.

Royals shouldn’t date Peasants, and you’re about to see why.

Oh, and please don’t buy this thinking you know how this story is going to end. You know nothing. Nobody here at H.E.A. plays by the rules, or follows the books. The only one who knows anything around here is me…

And I’m not telling anyone a thing.

XOXO,

Elsa

 

 

4 ★


Lost Rider by 

 

In Lost Rider, the first Western romance in New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Harper Sloan’s Coming Home series, an injured rodeo star encounters an old flame but will she be just what he needs to get back in the saddle?

Maverick Austin Davis is forced to return home after a ten-year career as a rodeo star. After one too many head injuries, he’s off the circuit and in the horse farming business, something he’s never taken much of a shine to, but now that it’s his late father’s legacy, familial duty calls. How will Maverick find his way after the only dream he ever had for himself is over?

Enter Leighton Elizabeth James, an ugly duckling turned beauty from Maverick’s childhood—his younger sister’s best friend, to be exact, and someone whose heart he stomped all over when she confessed her crush to him ten years back. Now Leighton is back in Maverick’s life, no longer the insecure, love-stricken teen—and Maverick can’t help but take notice. Sparks fly between them, but will Leighton be able to open her heart to the one man who broke it all those years ago?

Written in the vein of Diana Palmer and Lindsay McKenna, this Texas-set series is filled with sizzle, heart, and plenty of cowboys!

 

 

 

4 ½ ★

 


Grayson by F.G. Adams

 

Growing up in the small coastal town of Florida, Grayson Blackwood has defied the odds stacked against him. Appearances on the outside can be very deceiving. Coming from a wealthy family with an abusive father that won’t ever change, he’s determined to be a better man. Grayson is fighting for his family, his country, and the only woman he’s ever loved.

Ella Anderson has lived a hard life, growing up with a sick mom and a less than upstanding father. From hand-me-downs to food stamps, life was never easy for her family. But the one thing she could always count on was her family’s love, and for Ella, that was the most precious commodity.

When Ella moves to Lakeview, she meets Grayson in high school. The attraction is immediate for both. Dubbed as ‘just friends’, Grayson and Ella forge an undeniable friendship that leads to a powerful promise.

After high school, Ella and Grayson fall out of touch. A one-in-a-million chance meeting halfway around the globe brings the couple back together in a lifeless desert land, a combat zone where death is always present.

Alpha in his own right, Captain Blackwood leads his special ops team into a war-torn country, determined to take down a terrorist, while Ella struggles with the realization that Grayson has found her again.

Will their love survive time and their harsh separation from long ago? Can Grayson show Ella that they were made for each other?


Bluebirds mate for life. And Grayson’s Bluebird is coming home.

Author’s Note: This is a full-length standalone novel with a happily ever after ending and no cliffhanger. Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.

 

 

 

 5 ★


Saving Mercy by Abbie Roads

 

He’s found her at last

Cain Killion knows himself to be a damaged man, his only saving grace the extrasensory connection to blood that he uses to catch murderers. His latest case takes a macabre turn when he discovers a familiar and haunting symbol linking the crime to his own horrific past-and only one woman could know what it means.

Only to lose her to a nightmare

Mercy Ledger is brave, resilient, beautiful-and in terrible danger. The moment he sees Mercy, Cain knows he’s the one who can save her. He also knows he’s beyond redemption. But the lines between good and evil blur and the only thing clear to Cain and Mercy is that they belong together. Love is the antidote for blood-but is their bond strong enough to overcome the evil that stalks them?

 

 

4 ½ ★

 


Burn for Me by Ilona Andrews

 

 

 

Nevada Baylor is faced with the most challenging case of her detective career—a suicide mission to bring in a suspect in a volatile case. Nevada isn’t sure she has the chops. Her quarry is a Prime, the highest rank of magic user, who can set anyone and anything on fire.

Then she’s kidnapped by Connor “Mad” Rogan—a darkly tempting billionaire with equally devastating powers. Torn between wanting to run or surrender to their overwhelming attraction, Nevada must join forces with Rogan to stay alive.

Rogan’s after the same target, so he needs Nevada. But she’s getting under his skin, making him care about someone other than himself for a change. And, as Rogan has learned, love can be as perilous as death, especially in the magic world.

 

 

 

 

4 ½ ★


Mask of Shadows by Linsey Miller

 

Perfect for fantasy fans of Sarah J. Maas and Leigh Bardugo, the first book in this new duology features a compelling gender fluid main character, impressive worldbuilding, and fast-paced action.

Sallot Leon is a thief, and a good one at that. But gender fluid Sal wants nothing more than to escape the drudgery of life as a highway robber and get closer to the upper-class―and the nobles who destroyed their home. 

When Sal steals a flyer for an audition to become a member of The Left Hand―the Queen’s personal assassins, named after the rings she wears―Sal jumps at the chance to infiltrate the court and get revenge. 

But the audition is a fight to the death filled with clever circus acrobats, lethal apothecaries, and vicious ex-soldiers. A childhood as a common criminal hardly prepared Sal for the trials. And as Sal succeeds in the competition, and wins the heart of Elise, an intriguing scribe at court, they start to dream of a new life and a different future, but one that Sal can have only if they survive.

 

 

2 ★


The Struggle  by Jennifer L. Armentrout

 

A bloody path has been chosen…

The war against the Titans continues, and they remain determined to wreak havoc on the world, but Seth has become something all gods fear. Now the most dangerous, most absolute power no longer resides in those who have been freed from their tombs.

The Great War fought by the few is coming…

All may doubt and fear what Seth has become. All except the one woman who might be his final chance at redemption. Josie will do anything to prove that Seth is on their side, but fate has a nasty way of changing lives, of changing people.

In the end, the sun will fall…

The only way they can save the future and save themselves is by facing the unknown together. It will take more than trust and faith. It will take love and the kind of strength not easily broken. No matter what, their lives will never be the same.

For what the gods have feared has come to pass. The end of the old is here and the beginning of the new has been ushered in…

 

4★


Destined for an Early Grave by Jeaniene Frost

 

Her deadly dreams leave her in grave danger

Since half-vampire Cat Crawfield and her undead lover Bones met six years ago, they’ve fought against the rogue undead, battled a vengeful Master vampire, and pledged their devotion with a blood bond. Now it’s time for a vacation. But their hopes for a perfect Paris holiday are dashed when Cat awakes one night in terror. She’s having visions of a vampire named Gregor who’s more powerful than Bones and has ties to her past that even Cat herself didn’t know about.

Gregor believes Cat is his and he won’t stop until he has her. As the battle begins between the vamp who haunts her nightmares and the one who holds her heart, only Cat can break Gregor’s hold over her. She’ll need all the power she can summon in order to bring down the baddest bloodsucker she’s ever faced . . . even if getting that power will result in an early grave

 

 

 

5★


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