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Opal by Jennifer L Armentrout (Lux #3)

Published March 2, 2013 by crysbookreviews

Opal

No one is like Daemon Black.

When he set out to prove his feelings for me, he wasn’t fooling around. Doubting him isn’t something I’ll do again, and now that we’ve made it through the rough patches, well… There’s a lot of spontaneous combustion going on.

But even he can’t protect his family from the danger of trying to free those they love.

After everything, I’m no longer the same Katy. I’m different… And I’m not sure what that will mean in the end. When each step we take in discovering the truth puts us in the path of the secret organization responsible for torturing and testing hybrids, the more I realize there is no end to what I’m capable of. The death of someone close still lingers, help comes from the most unlikely source, and friends will become the deadliest of enemies, but we won’t turn back. Even if the outcome will shatter our worlds forever.

Together we’re stronger… and they know it.

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Ah I had to read this book twice and the last 15 pages like 4 times. Why? Because it was heartbreaking. I loved Daemon in Obsidian and Onyx but there was just something about the way he was with Katy and how he treated her. I know a lot of people were like “Just say it back to her!” But I felt he did more than enough to show how much he cared about her. You know what they say ‘actions speak louder then words’. Well I believe that. This book picked up exactly where Onyx ended. Which left me with anger issues toward Blake.

Okay I totally wanted to punch him in the face multiple times because lets face it. He had quite a few moments of crazy showing through. Like showing back up at school like he didn’t kill anyone. I won’t say who in case you haven’t read Onyx. Now back to Katy, wow did she have to go through so much in this book. She had to deal with the fallout of what happened with Will, had to deal with another hybrid like her that was close to her but not stable, she had to deal with losing her best friend, Dee because of decisions she made, she had to come to terms with her relationship with Daemon. Honestly I thought she grew up quite a bit in the book and I loved how much stronger as a character she is now and how I know that she will be even better in the next book.

Now the ending, oh god the ending. I think I cried EVERY SINGLE TIME I read it. To get so close to getting what they were trying for and then to get stuck behind like that? And Daemon fighting everyone to get to her? Yea and not to mention what he said to her right before the door closed. For the first time ever. I almost want the next book to be in both their POV’s only to see what happens to each one and how the cope with that knowledge. I don’t want to give to much away because this series is COMPLETELY worth the read, there isn’t anything I wouldn’t do to get my hands on Origin when the ARC’s come out. This summer can’t come fast enough for me to read that book.

RATING:

StarStarStarStarStarStar—Extra star for the amazingness that this book is.

The Lost Prince by Julie Kagawa (The Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten #1)

Published January 3, 2013 by crysbookreviews

The Lost Prince

Don’t look at Them. Never let Them know you can see Them.

That is Ethan Chase’s unbreakable rule. Until the fey he avoids at all costs—including his reputation—begin to disappear, and Ethan is attacked. Now he must change the rules to protect his family. To save a girl he never thought he’d dare to fall for.

Ethan thought he had protected himself from his older sister’s world—the land of Faery. His previous time in the Iron Realm left him with nothing but fear and disgust for the world Meghan Chase has made her home, a land of myth and talking cats, of magic and seductive enemies. But when destiny comes for Ethan, there is no escape from a danger long, long forgotten.

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I received this book months ago from Netgalley. I know I am a little behind, trust me I realized that when I looked at my Goodreads read list and realized that there were a ton of books without the words “Reviewed” next to them. Shows me not to go on a hiatus. I had really, really high hopes for this book because of the Iron Fey series that I absolutely loved. Now I was so excited that there was going to be a book about a teen Ethan. He was so cute in the last series and this time around he was so angry about everything and everyone.

I could understand to an extent why he was angry, but I felt he unjustly blamed Meghan for it. She really had no option but to leave him and we all know how time is completely different in their world vs. ours. I did like her cameo and of course Ash’s cameo in the book but I really wished that they had a bigger part but I understand that it was not their story anymore, it is Ethan’s.

We meet a few new characters in this book, I loved Kenzie and Kierran. Kenzie had a great outlook on life and I completely understood why when it was revealed in the book. I wasn’t a big fan of how Ethan treated Kenzie. He definitely had his moments where he was sweet but really he had more jerky moments then I like in a character. Kierran happened to be awesome, I am not telling you how he comes into play in the story because it will give everything away.

The story was good though and I loved some of the new characters, like I said before. I was also happy to see a few characters come back to this story. I am hoping the next book that comes out this September, The Traitor Son, is a little better. I want Ethan to try and be a better person probably more than I should since he is a character in a book.

RATING:

StarStarStarStar

Deep Blue Secret by Christie Anderson (The Water Keepers #1)

Published September 2, 2012 by crysbookreviews

Deep Blue Secret by Christie Anderson (The Water Keepers #1)

California teen Sadie James thinks her life couldn’t get any better. She has great friends, an energetic mother she adores, and the beach practically in her own backyard. But her carefree life is turned upside down when she’s rescued by a mysterious and strangely familiar boy who won’t even tell her his name. Each time the boy appears, Sadie’s unexplainable attraction to him deepens along with her need to unravel his secrets. The boy is there to protect her, but as wonderful and exciting as it might be to have an irresistible boy with crystal green eyes protecting her every move, every minute of the day…why does Sadie need one? As Sadie finds answers, she realizes her life isn’t as perfect as she thought. Not only is she caught in a world of dangerous secret agents she never knew existed, but it turns out her true identity may be the greatest secret of all. From Goodreads.

This book started off very strangely, I wasn’t sure if they were aliens or from another dimension. I am still not completely sure. I guess I am going to have to read the second book to fully understand what they happen to be.

Sadie seemed like a great girl, she falls in love with someone that she didn’t realize she knew. Okay she had no idea who he was but he has been in her life almost her entire life. Recently she starts going through bouts of depression which scare her. I mean if it was that bad, I would be scared too, although I would also tell my parents. After a mistake and a near drowning, she is saved by Rayne and they hit it off.

Rayne seemed like a great guy, he finds out that Sadie needs more “water” from where they are from and that her dad is like him but her mom is a regular. It was very complicated about what happened with her dad, of course finding out why Rayne has only this one job and who Sadie’s dad is was quite shocking.

The story had a bad guy who used his son to kidnap Sadie and almost kill her due to not getting any of that “water”. His son, Ash didn’t seem like a bad guy but you never know what is going to happen in the second book, which I will read to find out what just happens. Also to see where Sadie and Rayne end up as a couple, and if I actually find out what they are.

I gave this book 4 out of 5 stars even though I was confused, the story was great.