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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.

Waiting on Wednesday

Published October 31, 2012 by crysbookreviews

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. From Goodreads.

Why I am waiting on it?

I don’t think you understand how much I really love JLA. Hands down she is one of my favorites. I literally own either in paperback or in ePub version of every book she has out, including her adult books. It does help that Daemon Black is completely swoonworthy, and Pepe (the cover model, if you didn’t know that) is just as swoonworthy in person. So OF COURSE I can’t wait to read this book. Plus at the ending of Onyx, I NEED to know what happens next!

Star Fire by Katie M. John (Knight Trilogy #3)

Published August 16, 2012 by crysbookreviews

Star Fire by Katie M. John (Knight Trilogy #3)

Egypt changed them both in ways no one never expected.

As murder and dark arts cast a terrible shadow over both The Real World and The Realm, Mina’s connection to the mysterious Star Fire Sisterhood causes  her to become The Templars’ number one suspect.

Set amongst the snowy mountains of Switzerland and the ancient magical forests of of France, Blake and the House of Beldevier are given just one chance to save Mina’s life – the recovery of The Holy Grail.

In this epic heart-racing finale, ancient myths come alive and old scores are settled. One thing is for sure … the clock is ticking. From http://www.theknighttrilogy.com/

Wow, just when you think everything will be okay you find out something new. Mina is now a blood drinker because of what happened with that demon, Blake hasn’t told anyone what happened to him, and no one knows about Mina. Life is just super complicated for the newly married couple.

I didn’t know what was going to happen in this book but when Mina was jailed and Blake was sent on an adventure to get the Holy Grail back, I honestly didn’t think it was going to end the way that it did. I was worried, I wanted the happily ever after for them especially because of everything that happened to them in Egypt.

I definitely couldn’t put this book down, I stayed up until almost to the next sunrise reading it, it was exciting and there were so many moments that I worried about their relationship and what was going to happen to them. Blake went with Sam to find the grail, Delta stayed home to watch out for Vivian and her new baby and poor Mina was locked in an oubliette because of something she didn’t do.

Morgan and Merlin were working together, Merlin wanted revenge on Vivian for what she did to him and Morgan just wanted Blake still. She obviously didn’t learn anything from Immortal Beloved. There were secrets that were uncovered and lies that were told. And then more secrets happened with Sam and Delta who were dating but luckily enough they worked through theirs and decided to be only friends.

I can honestly say I was sad to see the end of the trilogy; I really enjoyed watching Mina, Blake, Sam and Delta become friends and more and grow as characters. I would love if there was a spin off for Sam and Delta because Mina and Blake would be mentioned in it, hopefully.

I gave this book 5 out of 5 stars.

Immortal Beloved by Katie M. John (Knight Trilogy #2)

Published August 16, 2012 by crysbookreviews

Immortal Beloved by Katie M. John (Knight Trilogy #2)

THIS TIME, THE DAMSEL MUST RESCUE HER KNIGHT IN DISTRESS.

As Mina Singer tries to piece together her broken heart, Blake’s adventure in Egypt places his in serious peril.

As ancient and terrifying Egyptian rituals are ressurected by the sorceress Morgan Le Fay, Blake embarks on the most horrifying quest yet – one which no other mortal has ever survived.

This time, the damsel must rescue her knight in a terrifying race against death. From Goodreads.

I loved how Mina was no longer the girl that sat around and moped about losing Blake for an unknown amount of time. Of course she did do that at first but what normal girl wouldn’t do that? I loved how her uncle and her friend Delta helped make sure that she did the littlest things, like go to school and eat.

After Mina gets sent to Egypt to get her Blake back, she brings Sam and Delta with her because she needs the help. She realizes how much stronger she is as a person. I get that she loves Blake, I mean he is a knight who wouldn’t love that? But I just wanted her to at least pretend to the world that she could survive what was sent her way.

She eventually finds out where Blake was hidden by Morgan and goes to rescue him. She ends up having to do it herself and while in there, she encounters a demon. Of course that demon changes her into something different. Which ends up being good since Blake was changed as well by Morgan. Of course I bet you already know how he was changed? Yea he became immortal, scary I know. Morgan did it because she is selfish but what do you expect from the bad guy?

I honestly thought that this book was much better than the first and I loved the ending, of course it wasn’t exactly happy but it was so close you could see it.

I gave this book 5 out of 5 stars.

 

The Forest of Adventures by Katie M. John (Knights Trilogy #1)

Published August 16, 2012 by crysbookreviews

The Forest of Adventures by Katie M. John (Knights Trilogy #1)

For Mina Singer, falling in love with a knight on a white horse was never part of the plan.

Finding herself catapulted into fairyland she discovers that the Real World is not quite what she thought and fairyland is not quite what she imagined.

The question is… who will come out alive? From Goodreads.

I found this one day on Goodreads and I fell in love with the story. I get the whole insta-love with Blake and Mina, they had been dreaming of each other their whole lives so it technically wasn’t insta-love. I loved the retake on the Arthurian legends, yes I admit I love Camelot and everything with it. I even watched the show on Starz Camelot with the soon to be Jace from Mortal Instruments, Jamie Campbell Bower.

Mina was a nice girl who just happened to be dating her best friend and had to break his heart because she fell in love with Blake. She ends up finding out all his secrets and eventually learns that Morgan Le Fay wants Blake something fierce. She was willing to do a lot of horrible things to get him, but that just showed me that she didn’t really want him.

Sam ends up getting in a car accident and falls into a coma meanwhile Mina and Blake get close and kinda start dating before she is able to break up with Sam. Of course she eventually has to make a huge decision that ends up breaking her heart, Sam wakes up and they break up. Now you would think happily ever after for Blake and Mina? Of course not, Morgan is around and had already made Blake do something so horrible he isn’t able to forgive himself.

Honestly I really loved this book and I couldn’t put it down when I read it. I was just lucky to be one of the winners that one the trilogy when she did a blog hop for the release of the third and final book.

I gave this book 4 out of 5 stars.