Paranormal Review: Bitter Sweet Love by Jennifer L Armentrout

Bitter Sweet Love (The Dark Elements, #0.5)Bitter Sweet Love by Jennifer L Armentrout
Series: The Dark Elements
Publisher:
 Harlequin Teen
Format:
 freebie
ISBN: B00DPAFPQG
Genre: Paranormal
Release date:  December 1st 2013
Number of pages: 105
Source: bought

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Summary:

Dez wasn’t just Jasmine’s crush. A gargoyle Warden like Jas, he helped her come to terms with her destiny—fending off demons and maintaining balance between good and evil. He was her everything…right until the moment he disappeared without a trace. It didn’t help that Jas’s father had just announced that she and Dez would one day be mated. Hard not to take that personally.

And now he’s back, three years older, ten times hotter, ready to pick up exactly where they left off. But Jas isn’t taking that risk again. Dez has seven days to meet all her conditions and earn back her trust. Seven days filled with terrifying danger and sweet temptation. Seven days to win her heart—or shatter it all over again…

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Review:

I decided to read this novella closer to the release of the first book, because if I liked the waiting would be smaller. But this couple was cute and they made a great adventure together. I liked knowing more about Dez and even some of the stories behind this world.

For me the best part was that Justine and Dez knew each other for years, so in reality they were half in love before the mating. Dez needed to share more about his disappearing act, but their time together was really nice.

This was just a prequel but I really liked the way some of the information was shared. This is a completely different story and I loved the gargoyles, they are fun and very normal, after this first glimpse of the new world, I have to say Jennifer caught me again.

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SERIES IN ORDER

#0.5 – Bitter Sweet Love
#1 – White Hot Kiss
#2 – Stone Cold Touch
#3 – Untitled 

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Review: Opal by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Opal (Lux, #3)

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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Title: Opal
Author:  Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: Lux
Publisher:  Entangled Publishing
Format: ebook
ISBN: 1620610094
Genre: Young Adult
Release date: December 11th 2012
Number of pages: 452

The first thing that amaze me in this series are the names, so far all of them are stones and start with an O, really impressing and the best part is those stones are actually important in the story.

 
Daemon is still amazing and very modest, but now we have Dawson back and everyone is worried about the DOD showing up and how to bring Beth back. Things are crazier than usual, but it’s to be expected with Dawson around.
 
I loved the first few books in this series, but to me this was has a few slow parts and sometimes lots of actions, so it made me realize, that it could have fewer pages, but a more linear story.
 
Ghosts from the past book decided to return and most of them wants something from Katy, blackmail is the key on this book and I was not happy with Dawson being like an addict and not thinking through at most book. Daemon is as always trying to be the superhero and save everyone.
 
I liked but it’s not my favorite, plus it ended in a cliff, witch I hate be the way!
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SERIES IN ORDER

#0.5 – Shadows
#1 – Obsidian

#2 – Onyx
#3 – Opal
#4 – Origin (Expected publication: July 2013)
#5 – Untitled (Expected publication: 2013)

OPAL Book Trailer reveal

I think you all know how much I love this series and can’t wait for Daemon next adventures, but until the release we get to see a bit more about the story. So today I bring the OPAL Book Trailer reveal:

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.

Jennifer Armentrout
USA TODAY Bestselling author, Jennifer L. Armentrout, lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing, she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell, Loki. Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She also writes adult romance under the name J. Lynn.
Find Jennifer on: Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads | Website | Blog

Opal cover Reveal!

Today I have a surprise and will not leave you guys waiting! And I loved this cover and can’t wait for Opal. This series keeps getting better!!!

Opal Cover

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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Jennifer Armentrout PicUSA TODAY Bestselling author, Jennifer L. Armentrout, lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing, she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell, Loki. Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She also writes adult romance under the name J. Lynn.

Find Jennifer on: Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads | Website | Blog

Review: Onyx by Jennifer L Armentrout

Onyx (Lux, #2)Title: Onyx
Author:  Jennifer L Armentrout
Series: Lux
Publisher:  Entangled Teen
Format: ebook
ISBN: 1620610116
Genre: Young Adult
Release date: August 14th 2012 
Number of pages: 366

Being connected to Daemon Black sucks…
Thanks to his alien mojo, Daemon’s determined to prove what he feels for me is more than a product of our bizarro connection. So I’ve sworn him off, even though he’s running more hot than cold these days. But we’ve got bigger problems.
Something worse than the Arum has come to town…
The Department of Defense are here. If they ever find out what Daemon can do and that we’re linked, I’m a goner. So is he. And there’s this new boy in school who’s got a secret of his own. He knows what’s happened to me and he can help, but to do so, I have to lie to Daemon and stay away from him. Like that’s possible. Against all common sense, I’m falling for Daemon. Hard.
But then everything changes…
I’ve seen someone who shouldn’t be alive. And I have to tell Daemon, even though I know he’s never going to stop searching until he 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…

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Since last year I’ve been hearing great thoughts about Obsidian and I had the chance to read last month. I simply loved!! The action, the romance drama and the almost death of certain characters. I also liked the prequel and I found it very important to fully understand how bad the DOD can be and why Dawson disappeared.
 
This is the second book in the series and I’m very happy to say that the wait was not very long since it took me forever to start the first one to begin with. But I couldn’t wait to hear more from Daemon and all around the blogosphere they were talking about him.
 
So I bough on the release day and read last weekend, during the read-a-thon. I loved the name and how the author continued with the stones as the main factor and I have no idea how she found so many with an O.
 
The story started right where Obsidian ended and Daemon is trying to work in a relationship with Katy, but she thinks is only this new link between them that is messing with his emotions. He gets really romantic during some parts of the book and she gets more in love with him, plus he’s not the douchebag from the first book. Another plus.
 
But not everything is great and there’s a new guy in town. And he knows all about Katy new power, strange right, but she trust him and pushes Daemon away. This I really didn’t like it. She knows nothing about the guy and he proves to be dangerous several times, but she still trust him. So not cool.
 
The DOD is in town and things are really stressing, especially when Katy sees Bethany one day. Secrets started to be discovered and Katy’s life is once again in dangerous. But Daemon was so sweet on the end that everything can be forgiven. 
 
I liked this book better then the first one, because the characters showed more feelings and sounded better, Katy can work in the police sometimes because she sure can find things when she wants.
 

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SERIES IN ORDER

#0.5 – Shadows
#1 – Obsidian

#2 – Onyx
#3 – Opal
#4 – Untitled
#5 – Untitled

Review: Shadows by Jennifer L Armentrout

Shadows (Lux, #0.5)Title: Shadows
Author:  Jennifer L Armentrout
Series: Lux
Publisher:  Entangled Publishing
Format: ebook
ISBN: 9781620610084
Genre: Young Adult 
Release date: February 21st 2012
Number of pages: 179

The last thing Dawson Black expected was Bethany Williams. As a Luxen, an alien life form on Earth, human girls are…well, fun. But since the Luxen have to keep their true identities a secret, falling for one would be insane.
Dangerous. Tempting. Undeniable.
Bethany can’t deny the immediate connection between her and Dawson. And even though boys aren’t a complication she wants, she can’t stay away from him. Still, whenever they lock eyes, she’s drawn in.
Captivated. Lured. Loved.
Dawson is keeping a secret that will change her existence…and put her life in jeopardy. But even he can’t stop risking everything for one human girl. Or from a fate that is as unavoidable as love itself.

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My first after Obsidian ended was: I need more from Daemon and them I found this prequel, it’s not a full book but it’s bigger than just a novella. There’s not much of Daemon and it’s before Katy moved to town.
 
This is the romance between Dawson and Bethany. When Obsidian started we discovered they were death in a confrontation with the Arum, but this book is more about their romance and how Dawson fought the family to be with the person he loved.
 
There’s also a moment when Bethany almost died and he Dawson had to bring her back to life, but they after this so we don’t know much about it. But I have some ideas of what may have happened.
 
I liked the little I saw from Bethany and Dawson sounds way better than Daemon at first sight. He’s fun and young and carefree.
 
I liked this little book, but I need to know more about Dawson, because I have a feeling he’s coming back.
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SERIES IN ORDER

#0.5 – Shadows
#1 – Obsidian

#2 – Onyx
#3 – Opal
#4 – Untitled
#5 – Untitled

Review: Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Obsidian (Lux, #1)Title: Obsidian
Author:  Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: Lux
Publisher:  Entangled Teen
Format: ebook
ISBN: 1620610078
Genre: Young Adult
Release date: May 8th 2012
Number of pages: 335

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Summary

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.

My Thoughts
On the same weekend I read two books showing aliens and discovered that is fascinating to create this new humanoids and try to show them as equals to us. Obsidian shows exactly this and the government knows about the and chose to watch and let them live among us.
Katy’s mother decided to move to a new town three years after her husband died and start a new life. Katy is seventeen and is starting her last high school year so this moving was not very good for her, especially when she goes to a little town is West Virginia.
So her mom pushed her to met new friends and she tried with the wrong person. One day she knocked on Daemon door and he’s super grumpy. So from the first moment we know he’s not very friendly and Katy discovered he’s also super hot.
Question: Why they have to be gorgeous? Daemon and Katy started going out some times, but not as in dating, more like his sister was pushing him to it. Dee is Katy best friend and she wants to continue this way, but Daemon can’t stop being bad.
Weird things started happening and one night Katy was assaulted because some crazy guy was after “them”, she had no idea what he wanted but he’s just one more strange thing, along with lighting and a girl disappearing one year before she moved.
I’m going to jump the spoilers and say this book was a fast read for me. Can’t tell what was more intriguing: the mysteries, Daemon’s attitude or Katy investigation. I loved Katy personality and of course the fact that she is a blogger. Daemon wasn’t so bad after I realized he’s reasons. Let’s face it, he’s cute with his sister and it’s always protector with the other Lux people.
I loved the book, the writing, the story was captivating and kept me wanting to read more and now I can’t wait for the next book, but already dived into Shadows.

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Books in this Series

#0.5 – Shadows

#1 – Obsidian

#2 – Onix (Expected publication: August 14th 2012)

#3 – Opal (Expected publication: December 11th 2012)

#4 – Untitled

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“Beautiful face. Beautiful body. Horrible attitude. It was the holy trinity of hot boys.”
Rating

 
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