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Onyx by Jennifer L. Armentrout (Lux #2)

Published August 14, 2012 by crysbookreviews

Onyx by Jennifer L. Armentrout (Lux #2)

Being connected to Daemon Black sucks…

Daemon’s determined to prove what he feels for me is more than a product of our bizarre connection. I’ve sworn him off even though he’s running more hot than cold these days. But against all common sense, I’m falling for him. Hard.

Our relationship issues aren’t out biggest problem…

The Department of Defense is here. If they ever find out what Daemon can do and that we’re linked, I’m a goner. So is he. And when a new boy shows up a school with a secret of his own, things get complicated fast. I need to choose between my own instincts and Daemon’s.

But then everything changes…

I’ve seen someone who shouldn’t be alive. Daemon’s never going to stop searching until gets the truth. What happened to his brother? Who betrayed him? And what does the DOD want from them—from me?

No one is who they seem. And not everyone will survive the lies. From Goodreads.

Oh Jennifer how I love your books so so much!!!! Thank you for becoming a writer and Entangled Publishing for signing her! Wow do I love the love/hate relationship between Katy and Daemon. I love her snarkiness towards him because now that they have the connection it seems like he wants her only because they are connected.

Daemon is still ridiculously hot and he has his amazing ability still to get under Katy’s skin, which is really hot in an annoying way. Meanwhile Katy decides to try and date another guy. Daemon decides it is not a good idea and basically is always around to ruin her dates. I could see why he would do that, he really does want her because of her.

Eventually she figures that out about the same time she realizes that she has been lied to. I know most people would hate that the guy that they have been seeing lied to them, but at the same time she wasn’t completely honest about the way she felt about Daemon.

I don’t want to give away too much but I do have to say that once again, I love Jennifer’s books sooo much. I was very happy that I got an ARC from her book signing in West Palm Beach. This was also the first ARC that I have ever gotten so you can see why I was excited.

I give this book 6 out of 5 stars!!!!

Going Under by Georgia Cates

Published July 23, 2012 by crysbookreviews

Going Under by Georgia Cates

Jessie Boone is a self proclaimed bad boy and doesn’t march to the beat of anyone’s drum, but his own. Growing up in less than desirable circumstances has made him no stranger to the hard knock life and his determination to leave it behind is fierce. When he finds himself transferred to East Franklin High School, he sees his opportunity to use his athletic ability to snag a college football scholarship, but Forbes Henderson, the player Jessie means to replace isn’t giving up his spot willingly. In fact, Forbes is willing to go to extreme measures to retain his place as first string quarterback. When Forbes’ malicious plan to injure his replacement fails, Jessie is furious and determined to show him he messed with the wrong person; not only is he going to take the position of first string quarterback, he’s going to take his girl, too.

Claire Deveraux is perfection at it’s best. She is beautiful, intelligent and unaware she just became Jessie Boone’s conquest as revenge against her boyfriend, Forbes Henderson. Like her flawless performance as the perfect daughter and student, Claire’s production of being the perfect girlfriend has everyone fooled, except Jessie Boone, and she fears this tattooed bad boy will see her secret desire to explore his crude threats and promises to rock her perfect world. If she decides to give in to one uninhibited moment with Jessie, will she learn too late that it was all an act of vengeance or will Jessie learn the taste of first love is sweeter than that of revenge? From Goodreads.

This story was really good. I had moments where I swooned literally and honestly was like “Why didn’t that happen with my husband before we got married?” Then I realized we were a lot older when we started dating. There were other very emotional parts of the book and I couldn’t help the tears that came to my eyes. Emotional rollercoaster is more likely what this book was.

Poor Jessie, you could honestly see that there was a good kid in there but his situations would not allow him to be. I love how he was going to get back at Forbes for just being an ass but ended up really falling for the girl he was going to steal from him. I really didn’t like that his grandma was horrible to him and that he had to visit his brothers at a foster home because his mom was just as horrible. I felt so bad for his character but I do like that he rose above that.

Now Claire seemed like she had everything but when in reality she was just so miserable in her life, she didn’t care about her boyfriend and he was being pushy. I am glad that she gave Jessie the time of day even if in the beginning it was to get back at him for something he said about her. Yea they definitely had a crazy relationship. But when he hurt her, I started to cry for her because you could just feel how horrible it was for her based on the amazing writing.

Now Claire’s dad seemed like an amazing person and so did her mom even though she had her moment that I seriously did not like. Her best friend was so funny, I loved how she didn’t take Forbes or Jessie’s crap and always ALWAYS stuck up for Claire.

I can’t wait for her next book to come out. I gave this book 4 out of 5 stars.

Masque of the Red Death by Bethany Wiggins

Published July 19, 2012 by crysbookreviews

Masque of the Red Death by Bethany Griffins (Masque of the Red Death #1)

Everything is in ruins.

A devastating plague has decimated the population. And those who are left live in fear of catching it as the city crumbles to pieces around them.

So what does Araby Worth have to live for?

Nights in the Debauchery Club, beautiful dresses, glittery make-up . . . and tantalizing ways to forget it all.

But in the depths of the club—in the depths of her own despair—Araby will find more than oblivion. She will find Will, the terribly handsome proprietor of the club. And Elliott, the wickedly smart aristocrat. Neither boy is what he seems. Both have secrets. Everyone does.

And Araby may find something not just to live for, but to fight for—no matter what it costs her. From Goodreads.

I absolutely loved this book, I sat down to finally read it and I just sat there all day until it was done. The characters were amazing, I could actually visualize the city that they lived in, of course that may be because I watch a lot of movies with plagues in them.

Araby was such a broken character, I honestly just wanted her to be happy and not fake it. You don’t see a lot of books where the heroine is so damaged inside. It was so different; she took the drugs at a club just to get away from herself for a while. I honestly didn’t think that she was going to try and get any better at all. At least she managed to get a best friend that actually cares about her enough to make sure she gets home safely every night.

April lives across their building in the other penthouse and is so positive about everything even at the end of the story. Araby cares enough about her that when she finds out that April is missing she decides she is going to find her and make sure that she is okay. April is the only person that Araby really cares about.

Will takes care of the club that April and Araby go to when they go out. Araby likes him but isn’t willing to do anything about it because she made a vow. I won’t tell you about the vow because it is a major part of why she is like that. Will seems like a great guy, I get why he did what he did. I mean I do, really. I just can’t understand why it had to be him that betrayed her.

Elliott seemed like an ass. I am sorry he did. He definitely had his moments where I thought he was insane, really insane. But he would explain himself in a way that makes sense. I get it, the prince was abusive in all matters of the word and it might have made him a little cruel too. You could see that he wanted to be better than that though. I was definitely more Team Elliott, I really wanted Araby to choose him.

I can’t wait to read the next book; if each book gets better then the next one is sure to blow my mind.

I give this book 5 out of 5 stars.

Waiting on Wednesday!!!!

Published July 18, 2012 by crysbookreviews

Gemma seems to have it all—she’s carefree, pretty, and falling in love with Alex, the boy next door. He’s always been just a friend, but this summer they’ve taken their relationship to the next level, and now there’s no going back. Then one night, Gemma’s ordinary life changes forever. She’s taking a late night swim under the stars when she finds Penn, Lexi and Thea partying on the cove. They invite her to join them, and the next morning she wakes up on the beach feeling groggy and sick, knowing something is different.

Suddenly Gemma is stronger, faster, and more beautiful than ever. But her new powers come with a terrifying price. And as she uncovers the truth, she’s is forced to choose between staying with those she loves—or entering a new world brimming with dark hungers and unimaginable secrets. From Goodreads.

Why Am I Waiting For It?

I absolutely LOVE Amanda Hocking’s book. I have all of her other books, The Trylle Trilogy, The Hollows series, My Blood Approves series. I have yet to not like a single one of her books, so I figured  that I would absolutely love The Watersong series. I hope everyone else loves her as much as I do eventually because she is just AWESOME!!!!!

 

My Paper Heart by Magan Vernon

Published July 11, 2012 by crysbookreviews

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My Paper Heart by Magan Vernon

There are worse things in life than failing out of college- such as having your parents receive the letter that you’ve been kicked out.
Now to appease her parents self-proclaimed sorority princess Libby Gentry is packing up her Prada bag and heading to work for her great aunt’s antique store in tiny Elsbury, Louisiana. She’s pretty sure she can tackle the swamp and deal with her great aunt and tom boy of a little cousin, but what she doesn’t know is if she can handle the local town playboy, Blaine Crabtree.

As Libby’s feelings for Blaine grow, so does her need for acceptance and all of the insecurities she has kept inside are coming out. She may have survived the Louisiana swamp, but she may not survive Blaine’s reluctance to say the ‘L’ word. When Blaine finally commits to the three words Libby’s been waiting for, she only hopes they haven’t come too late.

**This book does contain some mild language and sexual content. It is meant for upper YA readers**  From Goodreads.

I honestly wasn’t sure where the story was going to go. The first page explained how she got kicked out and eventually I fell in love with the whole story. I think Magan did an amazing job writing it. All the characters were very lovable and hate-able at the same time.

Now Libby at first seemed like a total princess that got almost whatever she wanted. I was like sorority girl, great. But honestly she was way more than that. She was insecure about a lot of things and I was glad that she came into her own as a person. I understand that she was picked on and bullied while growing up but I am glad that she realized that she wasn’t that person anymore.

Blaine was amazing and a pain in the butt at the same time. He made some massive mistakes but when he was sweet to Libby, I could literally feel myself swooning over him. He was such a Southern gentleman it was great. He was always there for her in the end no matter what mistake he made before.

Her family was amazing, I would have liked to have gotten to know more about Britt but she is a 15 year old girl and it was summer break, I wasn’t surprised that she basically came and went in scenes. I really liked how even though she had her moments that I didn’t like, she was always willing to help Libby.

I almost wish there would be a second book so I can find out what happens next for Libby and Blaine and everyone else. I know it would be amazing but I think this book is a stand alone.

I give this book 4 out of 5 stars.

Teaser Tuesday!!!!!

Published July 10, 2012 by crysbookreviews

Teaser Tuesday!

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by MizB over at Should Be Reading!

To participate all you have to do is:

•Grab your current read

•Open to a random page

•Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page

•BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (Make sure what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)

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“Clary said nothing to this, because she had nothing to say. Beautiful. He’d called her beautiful. Nobody had ever called her that before, except her mother, which didn’t count. Mothers were required to think you were beautiful. She stared at him.” page 315

“He could think of only one reason for her to be there, though it made no sense after what he’d said to her. Words were weapons, his father had taught him that, and he’d wanted to hurt Clary more than he’d ever wanted to hurt any girl. In fact, he wasn’t sure he had ever wanted to hurt a girl before. Usually he just wanted them, and then wanted them to leave him alone.” page 324

Of Poseidon by Anna Banks (Of Poseidon #1)

Published July 8, 2012 by crysbookreviews

Of Poseidon by Anna Banks

Galen is the prince of the Syrena, sent to land to find a girl he’s heard can communicate with fish. Emma is on vacation at the beach. When she runs into Galen — literally, ouch! — both teens sense a connection. But it will take several encounters, including a deadly one with a shark, for Galen to be convinced of Emma’s gifts. Now, if he can only convince Emma that she holds the key to his kingdom . . .

Told from both Emma and Galen’s points of view, here is a fish-out-of-water story that sparkles with intrigue, humor, and waves of romance. From Goodreads.

I like how this story was told in both Galen and Emma’s POV. I also love how it was insta-lust but not love. They make each other tingle, which they find out because Emma is a klutz and runs right into his chest while on vacation in Florida with her best friend.

I felt bad for Emma because even though I could read Galen’s POV and knew how he felt about her, she didn’t and he had moments where he was an ass to her. Especially the student comment he passed to her or not telling her about her possibly having to mate with his brother.

While they find out what Emma is, because she is so very fair but has the right eye color. They train her but she only goes in the water while either Galen or someone else is there with her. Which leads to a lot of fighting between them, I found most of the fighting either really funny since Galen didn’t understand what she said to him or frustrating because they needed to just say how they felt.

Throughout the story there was a strange Syrian going in and out of the water by Emma’s house. I thought it was possibly someone who sensed her in the water but it ended up being a complete shock to me who it really was. I don’t want to give too much away but I really like how Galen tells Emma that he loves her no matter what happens next. Then he does something that is going to devastate her in the next book.

I can’t wait to find out what happens in the next book. It should definitely be pretty awesome.

I give this book 4 out of 5 stars.

Rapture by Lauren Kate (Fallen #4)

Published July 6, 2012 by crysbookreviews

 

Rapture by Lauren Kate (Fallen #4)

The sky is dark with wings . . . .

Like sand in an hourglass, time is running out for Luce and Daniel. To stop Lucifer from erasing the past they must find the place where the angels fell to earth. Dark forces are after them, and Daniel doesn’t know if he can do this—live only to lose Luce again and again.

Yet together they will face an epic battle that will end with lifeless bodies . . . and angel dust. Great sacrifices are made. Hearts are destroyed. And suddenly Luce knows what must happen.

For she was meant to be with someone other than Daniel. The curse they’ve borne has always and only been about her—and the love she cast aside. The choice she makes now will be the only one that truly matters.

In the fight for Luce, who will win?

The astonishing conclusion to the FALLEN series. Heaven can’t wait any longer. From Goodreads.

What an ending to such a great story! I totally didn’t see it coming at all. I am glad that Luce figured things out and realized that she really does love Daniel and is willing to always choose him over anyone else. Honestly it was quite nice to hear, I was a little worried that she wouldn’t choose him especially since her and Miles kissed in Passion.

This time they all are on the hunt for 3 things that have kinda fell off the face of the planet that will help them find the site where they all fell to Earth. They are all trying to stop Lucifer, even the demons (Cam, Roland and Molly). Mainly because if Lucifer does what he says he will do then they all will disappear.

Luce finds out everything about her past, even from where she came from. She also finds out who she fell in love with first, which was a HUGE shocker to me. I thought she was purely human but I found it weird that Lucifer took such a personal hatred toward her and Daniel.

I definitely recommend this book because it was well worth it, even when the story got a little slow in the other books, Rapture definitely makes up for it. When the end came I was almost sad that the story was over, I would like to see Daniel and Luce after everything. Like a few years into the future. I don’t think it will happen but it would be nice.

I give this book 5 out of 5 stars.

Passion by Lauren Kate (Fallen #3)

Published July 6, 2012 by crysbookreviews

Passion by Lauren Kate (Fallen #3)

Luce would die for Daniel.

And she has. Over and over again. Throughout time, Luce and Daniel have found each other, only to be painfully torn apart: Luce dead, Daniel left broken and alone. But perhaps it doesn’t need to be that way. . .

Luce is certain that something—or someone—in a past life can help her in her present one. So she begins the most important journey of this lifetime . . . going back eternities to witness firsthand her romances with Daniel . . . and finally unlock the key to making their love last.

Cam and the legions of angels and Outcasts are desperate to catch Luce, but none are as frantic as Daniel. He chases Luce through their shared pasts, terrified of what might happen if she rewrites history.

Because their romance for the ages could go up in flames . . . forever.

Sweeping across centuries, PASSION is the third novel in the unforgettably epic FALLEN series. From Goodreads.

This is the third in the series, and I loved this one. I loved that Luce went back in time to find out why she loves Daniel. I loved each and every past life that she went through. Meanwhile she was looking for reasoning in her past life, Daniel and everyone else went in search of her.

Daniel just barely misses her in each past life until the very first life that she had. That is where he catches her and everything is okay. Well as okay as it can be, seeing as Luce finds out that her travel partner has been lying to her the whole time and plans on getting revenge for something that she still at that time doesn’t understand.

I don’t want to give too much away about the books because they were really good and definitely worth reading. I loved the angel and demon relationships, even the instant love were better than most other author’s. With each past life Luce learned more about herself and more about what she can do possibly in the future. I liked watching her grow as a character in the book.

I give this book 5 out of 5 stars.

Fallen by Lauren Kate (Fallen #1)

Published July 5, 2012 by crysbookreviews

Fallen by Lauren Kate (Fallen #1)

There’s something achingly familiar about Daniel Grigori.

Mysterious and aloof, he captures Luce Price’s attention from the moment she sees him on her first day at the Sword & Cross boarding school in sultry Savannah, Georgia. He’s the one bright spot in a place where cell phones are forbidden, the other students are all screw-ups, and security cameras watch every move.

Even though Daniel wants nothing to do with Luce–and goes out of his way to make that very clear–she can’t let it go. Drawn to him like a moth to a flame, she has to find out what Daniel is so desperate to keep secret . . . even if it kills her. From Goodreads.

This series is pretty good; each book got better then the last one. But let me start from the beginning. Luce is pretty much a good kid but something unexplainable happened to her and she is kinda tortured by it. She thinks she just a harbinger of death basically. Her feelings kinda suck but it is the life of a teenager.

I loved how her parents sent her to a reform school that is like 20 minutes from them; which means that they could visit her when they were allowed to. Her parents seemed upset about everything that happened to her and only want her to get better. They seemed like good parents.

Now when she gets there she meets a bunch of new people. There is Daniel, Roland, Arriane, Gabe, Molly, and Cam. Also her best friend there happens to be Penny. She also gets close to Arriane, but not as close as Penny. The story was kinda slow at first but it picked up when she found out all the secrets about Daniel.

The love story was really great. Yea it kinda was the instant love that I dislike but at the same time it was different. When she finds out that they have been in love throughout time it made more sense. Of course, Daniel is so sad because he has had to watch her die over and over again. This would make anyone super sad or heartbroken and not want anything to do with that person like he did at first with Luce.

I really liked the story; it was sad and loving throughout it.

I give this book 4 out of 5 stars.