Monday, August 26, 2013

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?

My Thoughts on the Book: Amazing!!!!!!! I am such a Fan of Jennifer Armentrout, I have not found a book of hers I have not loved and this is no exception. Origin is a game changer for the LUX series in so many ways, if I say too much it will be spoilers galore.  I will say it does not take too long for Kat and Daemon to find each other ( thank you for that Jennifer) but once they do the real trials begin.  We have plenty of swoon worthy quotes for Daemon but I always want more!  They are both smart with their decisions this time and I am thankful for that but they still can not always trust the ones they love. 

The 5th and last of the series will be out next Spring or Summer, my birthday is in May, I would love LUX #5 for my Birthday. Hint, Hint Jennifer ;-)


Thursday, August 22, 2013

16034964Bliss Edwards is about to graduate from college and still has hers. Sick of being the only virgin among her friends, she decides the best way to deal with the problem is to lose it as quickly and simply as possible-- a one-night stand. But her plan turns out to be anything but simple when she freaks out and leaves a gorgeous guy alone and naked in her bed with an excuse that no one with half-a-brain would ever believe. And as if that weren't embarrassing enough, when she arrives for her first class of her last college semester, she recognizes her new theatre professor. She'd left him naked in her bed about 8 hours earlier.

My Thought on the Book:

This book was adorable and so much better then I expected in some ways. A number of blogs I follow recommended the book so even though I am not usually a fan of the "losing it" story line this book was so much more then that and I am so glad to have found a new author to read. "Losing it" is a story that has great characters with funny and sweet moments. When I find myself laughing out loud in parts for all of the right reasons I know I will be reading more of an authors books.

7747064Half Summer faery princess, half human, Meghan has never fit in anywhere. Deserted by the Winter prince she thought loved her, she is prisoner to the Winter faery queen. As war looms between Summer and Winter, Meghan knows that the real danger comes from the Iron fey—ironbound faeries that only she and her absent prince have seen. But no one believes her.

Worse, Meghan's own fey powers have been cut off. She's stuck in Faery with only her wits for help. Trusting anyone would be foolish. Trusting a seeming traitor could be deadly. But even as she grows a backbone of iron, Meghan can't help but hear the whispers of longing in her all-too-human heart.

My Thoughts on the Book:

These books keep getting better and better. The development is fabulous and the relationship between Ash and Meghan is wonderful. Meghan really grows in this story even if she does not understand everything going on with her. I am looking forward to the next book to see where they go from here.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

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It’s Wait for You as you’ve never seen it. Trust in Me lets you in on Cam’s side of the #1 New York Times Bestselling story.

Cameron Hamilton is used to getting what he wants, especially when it comes to women. But when Avery Morgansten comes crashing into his life – literally – he finally meets the one person who can resist his soulful baby blues. But Cam’s not ready to give up. He can’t get the feisty and intriguing girl out of his head.

Avery has secrets, secrets that keep her from admitting the feelings Cam knows she has for him. Will persistence (and some delicious homemade cookies) help him break down her barriers and gain her trust? Or will he be shut out of Avery's life, losing his first real shot at the kind of love that lasts forever?

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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Apollyon by Jennifer Armentrout

9897164Fate isn’t something to mess with… and now, neither is Alex.

Alex has always feared two things: losing herself in the Awakening and being placed on the Elixir. But love has always been stronger than Fate, and Aiden St. Delphi is willing to make war on the gods—and Alex herself—to bring her back.

The gods have killed thousands and could destroy entire cities in their quest to stop Seth from taking Alex’s power and becoming the all-powerful God Killer. But breaking Alex’s connection to Seth isn’t the only problem. There are a few pesky little loopholes in the whole “an Apollyon can’t be killed” theory, and the only person who might know how to stop the destruction has been dead for centuries.

Finding their way past the barriers that guard the Underworld, searching for one soul among countless millions, and then somehow returning will be hard enough. Alex might be able to keep Seth from becoming the God Killer… or she might become the God Killer herself.

My Thoughts on the Book: I am a huge Jennifer Armentrout fan, I first found the Lux Series and I am Team Daemon all the way and then her J. Lynn books Wait for you and Frigid OMG, I love her characters, I love the balance of humor she puts in her books and I am always looking forward to her next project.  Apollyon is no exception, Apollyon is the 4th in a series of five books and I was a little late in the game reading these but I am so happy to add these to my reading lists.  The characters of Alex and Aiden are a great team and it was wonderful to see Alex really mature in this book, some of the mistakes she made in the other books while they came from a good place and a good heart she needed to grow up some to see the big picture and what they have to fix is huge. I am looking forward to the last book in the series and will be counting this days as much as I am for Origin now! Can't Wait.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Near and Far by Nicole Williams

17937144There’s optimistic. And there’s Jesse Walker.

If he wasn’t so charming, his sunny disposition and incessant grin would get old. Fast.

Falling in love with the broken girl who had at first seemed immune to anything resembling love was the best thing to happen to Jesse since the Walkers adopted him when he was five.

As Jesse’s life continues at the ranch and Rowen begins making her mark in the Seattle art community, they wonder where the middle ground is. Or if there even is one.

As push comes to shove, they’re forced to make choices neither are eager to make, and Jesse and Rowen have to face what their lives might look like without the other.

Can two people with such tragic pasts and different presents expect a promising future together? Whatever the answer, they’ll need a lot more than love to make it.

My thoughts on this book: This book is the second in a series and it really finishes up Jesse and Rowen's story well but I certainly hope to see more of them.  The first part the book is mostly uneventful and the only real problems are the long distance relationship. I did find myself losing interest in the story for a chapter or two but that quickly changed and you had to really worry about both of them. This was Jesse's story more then Rowen's and it was his time to make peace with his past.  It was sad and beautiful at the same time. I loved the ending  and so happy for these two.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Lost and Found by Nicole Williams

Lost and Found by Nicole  WilliamsThere’s complicated. And there’s Rowen Sterling.

After numbing pain for the past five years with boys, alcohol, and all-around apathy, she finds herself on a Greyhound bus to nowhere Montana the summer after she graduates high school. Her mom agreed to front the bill to Rowen’s dream art school only if Rowen proves she can work hard and stay out of trouble at Willow Springs Ranch. Cooking breakfast at the crack of dawn for a couple dozen ranch hands and mucking out horse stalls are the last things in the world Rowen wants to spend her summer doing.

Until Jesse Walker saunters into her life wearing a pair of painted-on jeans, a cowboy hat, and a grin that makes something in her chest she’d thought was frozen go boom-boom. Jesse’s like no one else, and certainly nothing like her. He’s the bright and shiny to her dark and jaded.

Rowen knows there’s no happily-ever-after for the golden boy and the rebel girl—happily-right-now is a stretch—so she tries to forget and ignore the boy who makes her feel things she’s not sure she’s ready to feel. But the more she pushes him away, the closer he seems to get. The more she convinces herself she doesn’t care, the harder she falls.

When her dark secrets refuse to stay locked behind the walls she’s kept up for years, Rowen realizes it’s not just everyone else she needs to be honest with. It’s herself.

My thoughts on this books:

This was another wonderful story about an older teen with a troubled past and the healing power of love from both a boyfriend and the right family. Nicole does a wonderful job of giving us just enough back story to let us really know the characters but not enough to give everything away and I always love that approach.  Jesse is such a great character and I do not usually go for cowboys!;  I am changing my tune now.  He will have a high spot on the book boyfriend list for anyone. The ending leaves a bit to be desired but that is why there is a sequel that I am looking forward to!