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Opposition

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This is the last book in the Lux series and when I finished reading it I went into a Daemon depression for a while…I’m really going to miss him. When I was reading this a whole fourth of the book was a short story and I didn’t realize that until the cook felt like it was ending and it did….it was probably the most horrific thing I have ever experienced. It wasn’t a fun feeling.

So of course we have our same characters Daemon who is still one sarcastic and romantic and sweet sexy beast. He is easily my favorite person in this book series. He is pretty much all the things you want in a guy wrapped in one…it’s beautiful.

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I also really liked Kat. She didn’t back down in a challenge and was tough enough to handle things and didn’t have the whiny girl problem going on that seems to happen a lot with female characters in YA books. Archer and Luc were also two of my favorite guys, they were some classy people yo. They were slow chicken dancing type of classy….and they were also ridiculously funny.

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I now feel that this review is going to have more gifs than review…which somehow doesn’t seem to bother me as much as it normally would for a review. ALL THE GIFS!! The story line in this book was just awesome, there wasn’t a dull moment that made me sit there and space out while reading it and there was so much action. I love me a well written fight scene and there were many.

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This is a series ending that I felt concluded everything well and made me extremely happy. No major cliffhangers, questions not answered, flock of seagulls…you know.

I highly recommend this series and basically any other books out there by Jennifer L. Armentrout. Go read them and enjoy!

-Chelsea K.

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Don’t Look Back

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Goodreads Description:

Samantha is a stranger in her own life. Until the night she disappeared with her best friend, Cassie, everyone said Sam had it all-popularity, wealth, and a dream boyfriend. 

Sam has resurfaced, but she has no recollection of who she was or what happened to her that night. As she tries to piece together her life from before, she realizes it’s one she no longer wants any part of. The old Sam took “mean girl” to a whole new level, and it’s clear she and Cassie were more like best enemies. Sam is pretty sure that losing her memories is like winning the lottery. She’s getting a second chance at being a better daughter, sister, and friend, and she’s falling hard for Carson Ortiz, a boy who has always looked out for her-even if the old Sam treated him like trash.

But Cassie is still missing, and the facts about what happened to her that night isn’t just buried deep inside of Sam’s memory-someone else knows, someone who wants to make sure Sam stays quiet. All Sam wants is the truth, and if she can unlock her clouded memories of that fateful night, she can finally move on. But what if not remembering is the only thing keeping Sam alive?

I really had no idea what to expect when reading this book because I hadn’t read much about besides the dust cover description. I am glad to say I was pleasantly surprised and I basically read it in one night because I couldn’t stop. As a major advocate of all books by Jennifer L. Armentrout, this one was the first one I’ve read by her that didn’t have a mythical aspect and damn was I impressed.

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The characters were all really well written and right away when I read about Carson I fell in love. He was such a sweet guy and still cared about Sam even when she was a pretty horrible person. Also the fact that he was hot and played baseball…hothothothothot.

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He is such a dreamboat (this is my new favorite word). Sam’s boyfriend, whose name I cannot remember for the life of my, was a complete and utter douchenozzle. He seemed like he could be a nice guy, but only if it benefited him. Her brother I ended up really liking as the book progressed, as Sam kind of became a better person she began friendships with people who aren’t shallow. It was kind of amazing to see how she progressed into this new life style with her amnesia.

The story line of this book was really well done, seeing as I have never read a story where the lead person has amnesia, this one to me was amazing. There weren’t any lulls in the story, and it moved smoothly together. This is a no brainer go read from me.

-Chelsea K.

 

White Hot Kiss

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So White Hot Kiss by Jennifer L. Armentrout came out today and it was GLORIOUS! The Supernatural displays my reaction when I started reading it.

Goodreads Description:

One kiss could be the last.

Seventeen-year-old Layla just wants to be normal. But with a kiss that kills anything with a soul, she’s anything but normal. Half demon, half gargoyle, Layla has abilities no one else possesses.

Raised among the Wardens—a race of gargoyles tasked with hunting demons and keeping humanity safe—Layla tries to fit in, but that means hiding her own dark side from those she loves the most. Especially Zayne, the swoon-worthy, incredibly gorgeous and completely off-limits Warden she’s crushed on since forever.

Then she meets Roth—a tattooed, sinfully hot demon who claims to know all her secrets. Layla knows she should stay away, but she’s not sure she wants to—especially when that whole no-kissing thing isn’t an issue, considering Roth has no soul.

But when Layla discovers she’s the reason for the violent demon uprising, trusting Roth could not only ruin her chances with Zayne…it could brand her a traitor to her family. Worse yet, it could become a one-way ticket to the end of the world

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Here is a closeup of pie so you can really understand how I feel about Jennifer L. Armentrout’s books. This series is about Wardens, which are gargoyles, but it’s not the gargoyles that you and I are used to reading about and seeing, these are people who can shift into gargoyle form and were created to help protect the world from demonic creatures.The prequel novella to this series, Bitter Sweet Love, told Jasmine and Dez’s story; I suggest reading this first because it does set up this series, and it also introduces you to most of the characters. Now this book is set about 4 years or so later so everyone is older and Layla, who is half Warden, half demon, has finally begun to attend public school. We also meet Roth, who is an Upper Class demon and seems to be trying to help Layla out and keep her safe.

I am always impressed by the way Jennifer can come up with so many different male characters and make me love all of them. Seriously, just from her books alone there’s too many beautiful, witty, sarcastic, guys that I love. In this book Roth just steals my heart from the first moment they meet and the first witty quip that comes out of his mouth. I am a fan of tattooed men so that might have made me love Roth even more. Also, Bambi. His familiar who, when she isn’t out saving Layla or feasting on who knows what, shows up as a quite realistic looking tattoo on Roth’s arm that at times can be seen moving. Now back to Layla. Since it starts out years later than the novella, you can definitely see a maturity difference in the way she does things, even though we didn’t see much of her in Bitter Sweet Love. She is still really in love with Zayne, even though we don’t know if he knows it or not. Most of the story is about her really getting to know Roth, and him saving her life a few times, and also of how her relationship with the Wardens and Zayne starts to change, when she starts to find out more about her mother and as her relationship with Roth progresses.

I definitely recommend this series to anyone who is a fan of Jennifer L. Armentrout books. If you haven’t read any of her books before I would suggest you start because they are all really good and most have some Supernatural references which is a win in my book.

-Chelsea K.