Category: YA


5 stars for Obsidian (A Lux Novel #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Posted 24 October, 2012 by katheryn13 in Reviews, Supernatural, YA / 0 Comments


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.

5/5 Stars.

First off I’d like to say HOLY MOTHER OF GOD THAT WAS SEXY!

Secondly, I’d like to say, WHAT IS IT WITH SEXY BOYS IN BOOKS?

And thirdly…well…I just damn well loved this book!

I’ll admit, the concept of aliens was slightly…off-putting at first. I know lots of my followers on twitter have read this, and my friends were saying over and over that I had to read it. But aliens, really? I just couldn’t see it.

However, I was intrigued. I was hesitant about buying the book, but I did anyway and guess what? I fell in love. The aliens…they’re just not what you imagine. And asides from a couple of times when he talks about where he comes from…. well you mostly can forget it’s aliens.

This sexy sexy, down right hilarious (in parts, but even the sexy parts were kinda funny) book was just what I wanted. Albeit, some of the scenes were a little…shall I say, cheesy. And the sexy scenes sometimes a little….frustrating because you just wanted these two lovely characters, Daemon and Katy to get at it like rabbits but for some unfortunate reason Daemon continued to be an ass and piss off the person he really, actually likes. Who knows why he acts that way. Daemon is a complete mystery to us all, I should think.

He is, ultimately, a sex god. He has that swagger, that “I know I’m hot and there’s nothing you can do about it” vibe going on. And usually that would put me off, because there’s nothing sexier than a humble guy who is sexy but doesn’t know it. Well, now it turns out, you can have both.

Katy’s whole persona was, at first glance, JUST LIKE ME! I was shocked. Asides from the fact I’m not that attractive (in my own eyes) and I don’t have the luck of guys falling for me (maybe in my dreams), we were basically the same. As I’m sure a lot of other book nerdy girls around the globe are. We sit in front of our computers, shut out from the world, writing up blogs and stuff. Sadly, not all of us have the pleasure of having a REALLY HOT neighbour.

So their chemistry, Katy and Daemon… Can I say…SMOKING! They made me laugh so hard with their banter, and you knew there was an underlining emotion there that was dying to break free of its chains. A couple of times it did, but then…it got smacked back down to ChinaTown, as they say.

I loved Dee, i thought her bubbly personality was….albeit a little exhausting at times, but she really had a good heart to her. Lesa and…I forget the other girls name, well they added something..not quite sure what yet, but I’m sure it’ll occur to me in time.

I loved Katy’s mum…she was what you would call Embarrassing. With a capitol E. But cool with it, in a way.

Even though, in some other books that are somewhat sexy, there may not be much actual plot, unlike them, this was just…The dialogue was so good, it made you forget that there wasn’t actually that much going on. Not in a bad way, but I found myself so engrossed in the backwards and forwards arguments (albeit, funny) between Katy & Daemon, that nothing major really needed to happen. Some books make that mistake of having not much go on and you’re just reading paragraph after paragraph of what they did next but nothing EXCITING happens. This book…took you to the sky and back again. I swear to you…

The action was just as intense, too. It was written in a way that I didn’t get bored. Some fight scenes in books can leave you feeling like you’ve just swallowed a lot of words but not a lot going on, you know? This time, I was in the moment. I felt the pain and the (sometimes pleasure) and the drama.

So I don’t usually do really long reviews, and I’m doing my best not to spoil too much (Hopefully I’ve succeeded) and so I will leave you with these three wise words:

READ. THIS. BOOK!

There’s no other way to put it. I can’t believe I hadn’t read this sooner, but now I’m beyond excited to purchase Onyx on Amazon and read that and find out what other kinky/sassy/fun stuff the duo get up to.

A definite five stars for this bad boy!

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4 stars for Dreaming Awake (Falling Under #2) by Gwen Hayes

Posted 24 October, 2012 by katheryn13 in Paranormal, Reviews, YA / 0 Comments

She fell for him in a nighttime world. But the time for dreaming is past—and the here-and-now can be just as fragile their love…

When Theia Alderson first encountered a mysterious, handsome boy in her dreams, she never imagined how finding Haden Black—and falling in love—could change her life. To save Haden, Theia sacrificed everything. And the dangerous bargain she made could have lasting repercussions.

Now Theia has returned to Serendipity Falls, and she finds herself struggling with the same deadly hungers that have tortured Haden. When students at their high school fall prey to a mysterious illness, Theia can’t help but wonder if Haden’s control is slipping—and how much longer she’ll have a grip on her own.

And still the nightmare realm of Under won’t let them go. Someone from Haden’s past is determined to destroy Theia from the inside out, starting with those closest to her, forcing Theia to choose between family and friends and a love that may have been doomed from the start…

4 Stars

Really pretty good. I liked the first book, and was excited to get this, however I had actually forgotten what had happened previously. But I soon got into the story again and as before, fell in love with Haden all over again *sigh*

So this time Mara is ruling the roost, so to speak. She’s taking over Theia’s life and there’s not much she can do about it. Apart from step up and be strong. And boy, she does. Although there were a few times where her inability to trust her friends and most of all, Haden, that bugged me. She just wouldn’t open up and say what was wrong, all the while letting her feelings build up until it’s too late to fix the problems.

Haden was as lush as ever, although he had some matters of his own to attend to. I loved the tie between the Ame, Donny, Gabe and Theia and Haden, as well as Varnie (I’ll get to him later). This time they were more included and I loved the twist third way into the book where they all got their points of views written. It was nice to see a different perspective for once, even if it was just for a short while.

I felt that the story didn’t really get into the full mix of things until at least half way, which is why I’m rating this book 4stars. The writing, however, was brilliant and enticing and really made me imagine the journey in my head rather than get overwhelmed with big words and heavy description. There were times where i was confused, but then soon everything became clear.
I unfortunately looked up reviews for this book while I was reading it (don’t know why) and someone hadn’t hidden a spoiler (view spoiler)

Overall there really isn’t much else that I disliked about this book. It was one that captured my heart and entertained me, but now I want to know what happens next. I’m hoping there is a third book…. because I don’t feel that Haden and Theia’s story has truly ended yet .ALso… dammit! They need to get it on 😛 All that chemistry!

What happened to her father was tragic. I wasn’t expecting that, and the story behind Mike and Ame was unexpected too. Mike’s sudden turn of events took me by surprise, but he bugged me anyway. I was kind of hoping…well, that he would die or something. Alas…not such luck.

So if you liked Falling Under, you’ll hopefully like this. It’s got all the same elements that you’ll love, and more. I recommend it to anyone that likes romance, forbidden love and demons. 🙂

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