January 26, 2013

Review : Slammed by Colleen Hoover



Following the unexpected death of her father, 18-year-old Layken is forced to be the rock for both her mother and younger brother. Outwardly, she appears resilient and tenacious, but inwardly, she's losing hope.

Enter Will Cooper: The attractive, 21-year-old new neighbor with an intriguing passion for slam poetry and a unique sense of humor. Within days of their introduction, Will and Layken form an intense emotional connection, leaving Layken with a renewed sense of hope.

Not long after an intense, heart-stopping first date, they are slammed to the core when a shocking revelation forces their new relationship to a sudden halt. Daily interactions become impossibly painful as they struggle to find a balance between the feelings that pull them together, and the secret that keeps them apart.

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I seriously don't know where to begin about this book, I've never been so emotional, while reading a book. I  started this book right after my husband went to sleep and I managed to finish it in a few hours. Obviously, I was completely drawn to this book and I couldn't put it down. Trust me, I tried! I tried to close my eyes and sleep, but all I could think about was, what happens next?! This book came out a year ago ... I know, I'm really behind on reading all these awesome books!

The dialogue in this book is just amazing, so much emotion seeping out of every page and it's easy to feel so connected to each of the characters, even the little ones. And I especially loved all the slam poetry, when it came to the main characters reciting their own poetry, I felt like I was always on the edge of my seat, drawn into every word they were saying. And going off of Colleen Hoover's other books, she knows how to pull your heart in all sorts of directions!

Something that I gained from this book are the life lessons, Will and Lake were thrown into some crazy life situations, but that's just how things happened for them. Life just happened. It wasn't like they could have prepared for it; it happened and they had to deal. And it was always one thing after another.

Death. The only thing inevitable in life.

This book definitely opened my eyes a bit more, I know we hear the saying, "life is short" all the time, but this great read helped me get an even better grasp of what that all meant. Life is just one big crazy journey, no one knows what their future holds, we can always make plans, but something will always cross your path, where you start to question what you should do to get over whatever hump it is.


You can’t run to another town, another place, another state. Whatever it is you’re running from— it goes with you. It stays with you until you find out how to confront it.

I don't think I cried so much, while reading a book. My heart was constantly tugged in so many different directions, you'll experience loss, grief, just trying to survive, and of course, love. I promise you that this book will take you on quite the roller coaster of emotions. So, everyone should read this book and the next one, and the next one after that, yes it's a series, Point of Retreat is the 2nd book

My rating : 5 stars

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January 24, 2013

Review | Pure by Jennifer Armentrout

Synopsis

There is need. And then there is Fate. Being destined to become some kind of supernatural electrical outlet isn't exactly awesome--especially when Alexandria's other half is everywhere she goes. Seth's in her training room, outside her classes, and keeps showing up in her bedroom--so not cool. Their connection does have some benefits, like staving off her nightmares of the tragic showdown with her mother, but it has no effect on what Alex feels for the forbidden, pure-blooded Aiden. Or what he will do--and sacrifice--for her. When daimons infiltrate the Covenants and attack students, the gods send furies--lesser gods determined to eradicate any threat to the Covenants and to the gods, and that includes the Apollyon--and Alex. And if that and hordes of aether-sucking monsters didn't blow bad enough, a mysterious threat seems willing to do anything to neutralize Seth, even if that means forcing Alex into servitude--or killing her. When the gods are involved, some decisions can never, ever be undone.


Review | Half-Blood by Jennifer Armentrout

Synopsis

The Hematoi descend from the unions of gods and mortals, and the children of two Hematoi pure bloods have godlike powers. Children of Hematoi and mortals--well, not so much. Half-bloods only have two options: become trained Sentinels who hunt and kill daimons or become servants in the homes of the pures.

Seventeen-year-old Alexandria would rather risk her life fighting than waste it scrubbing toilets, but she may end up slumming it anyway. There are several rules that students at the Covenant must follow. Alex has problems with them all, but especially rule #1:Relationships between pures and halfs are forbidden. Unfortunately, she's crushing hard on the totally hot pure-blood Aiden. But falling for Aiden isn't her biggest problem--staying alive long enough to graduate the Covenant and become a Sentinel is.

If she fails in her duty, she faces a future worse than death or slavery: being turned into a daimon, and being hunted by Aiden. And that would kind of suck.

January 22, 2013

Review : Obsidian (Lux Series) by Jennifer Armentrout

Quick note : Before I start my review, I would just like to apologize for the nearly 3 month delay of reviewing, I'm so ashamed. It's definitely going to take some time to get in a routine of reviewing books more often. I go through so many books in a week and I know that I have more than enough time to do reviews! So here's to the 2013, I'm making it a personal goal to review books as soon as I read them!

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. 
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Where do I even begin with this book?! I had no idea about this book, when it was first suggested to me, all that I knew was that it fell under the paranormal genre.

Katy is a passionate book blogger (just one of the many reasons why I loved this book) with a bit of an attitude! And she is definitely not afraid to talk back, she's got a little bit of a bite. And no one more than her neighbor, Daemon Black, has the gift of constantly bringing it out of her! Lets just say, Daemon Black is HORRIBLE with first impressions.
"I’d always avoided confrontation in the past, but this guy was flipping my bitch switch like nothing else."
Throughout this entire book, it's constant back and forth between Katy and Daemon and there were quite a few times where you're left thinking, "Oh my gosh! I can't believe he said that to her! What a dick!", well at least that's how it was for me. Yes, Daemon has a bit of a temper and can be a bit moody sometimes, but he means well, you may not believe it throughout most of the book, but he'll come around for you, trust me. As you follow along in Katy's mind, she notices that things and people (mainly her gorgeous neighbor) around town are a bit "odd" and she can't get het finger on it.

Katy's world gets turned upside down, when she's attacked by a stranger demanding answers.
"Where are they?"
Whoever they were, Katy was at lost about what it could mean. During her attack, it wasn't long until her 'not-so-charming knight' came to the rescue, but what she witnessed was something that she had no explanation for; flashing lights, quick movements that's not humanly impossible? And it didn't take her long to figure out the truth of who they were; aliens? Yep, you heard right!

Since learning the truth, she starts to see why Daemon was constantly pushing her away and well being such a dick to her. Their relationship in this first book has some serious sexual tension and very little is done about it.
"Daemon’s stare was so concentrated I took an unintentional step back, but we didn’t break eye contact. A craving unfurled deep in my stomach, shooting through me like heated lightning, and that— that was the kind of feeling you couldn’t force, couldn’t even replicate if you wanted."
When this book was first suggested to me, I never knew it was about aliens, shoot I didn't even know such paranormal romance series existed! And I know all of us, who hear the word 'alien', we think of what we've seen on television, weird shaped heads, very big eyes, UFOs in the sky, and so on and so on. But I never realized that aliens could be quite steamy, and that's what Daemon is, he is all gorgeous!

I absolutely loved this book and managed to finish it in one sitting! Katy is constantly making up excuses for the way that Daemon acts, which I don't blame her because of the way treats her, but their relationship begins to grow and develop. Trust me, you'll have to be a little bit patient with their relationship because I kept saying, why don't they do it already?! That was just one aspect that I loved, Jennifer wasn't in a hurry for all of that to happen. I'm sure I'm not the only one that agrees when I say this, but it's a constant push and pull between Daemon and Katy.

My Rating : 5 Stars