Dreaming Dangerously: Young Adult Science Fiction Thriller by Kathleen Harsch
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
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I really, really enjoyed this book, I was pleasantly surprised, but should not have been, but I actually just started reading, really, without reading the summary’s or any reviews. I knew it was a type of book I would like when I first checked it out at Goodreads, and then when I got it, to read, I didn’t refresh my memory, just read.
I was mesmerized right from the start and hooked. Cassie is a great character, and I really love Will. He is a great guy, and has his own ability that Cassie will find out about.
I do not want to give too much away, but to say, it’s a fun, interesting, paranormal/sci-fi romance. I am now reading the 2nd one called Darkness Descends: Young Adult Science Fiction Thriller.
Here is a nice quote, in the beginning when Will is trying to get to know Cassie, before either know about the others abilities, she knows there is something different, as he seems to be able to push his thoughts into her head, when she is keeping her mind closed. He is not aware he is doing it.
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He leans in close to me. His warm breath tickles my ear. “I wonder if you could help me with something.”
“That depends on what that something is,” I mutter. I spoon a peach into my mouth, hoping that he doesn’t notice my hand is trembling. I finally meet his eyes again. They are dark green with flecks of dark brown and gold in them.
“I need a sketch for an art assignment, and I was wondering if I could sketch you,” Will says. The dimple in his chin distracts me.
Something about her is different. Unique. It’s like I’m pulled toward her. A gravitational pull into her orbit.
My tongue is paralyzed. I look at Annie, hoping for some help, but she’s still all goey-eyes with Paul.
The italics parts are her reading his thoughts. It’s nice how its written like this in the whole book, so very easy to tell when something is thoughts being picked up. Its very interesting, and I am really impressed with the writing. I don’t even think I seen one typo or anything either.
Overall, great book, interesting, kept my interest, and I would recommend to anyone who likes some light sci-fi/paranormal romances.
Summary From Goodreads Below:
What if you could HEAR thoughts?
Thanks to her ability to mind-drop, Cassie can hear the thoughts of everyone around her. But sometimes her telepathy is more of a curse than a psychic gift, especially when it comes to Will Rossi.
Reason #1: He pushes his thoughts at her, whether she wants to hear them or not.
Reason #2: His sexy, vindictive ex-girlfriend.
Reason #3: His dimples are absolutely, 100% distracting.
To her surprise, Cassie feels drawn to Will’s electromagnetic vibes. Yet, as she falls for him, she discovers their relationship has some serious side effects. She begins to have dreams about the future - dreams that come true in horrifying ways.
Cassie needs to learn to trust Will, or she won’t be able to prevent the tragedy she sees coming.
Defiance by Shelly Crane
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Let me start by saying this cover is amazing, love how we can see Maggies ‘Visionary’ tattoo. Anyway, this book is just as amazing as the other two. I really am impressed with Shelly Crane’s writing style and how she brings it all to life for us. I know there is some grammar errors and typos, but I look past that, as sometimes things slide by, and I know I have a eye for mistakes, I should be an editor, as nothing slides by my eyes, lol, but I am not. So I judge on the story and the way it’s written, and I will say, it was beautifully written. It really was. I care so much at what happens to Maggie, Caleb, Jen, Peter, Rachel, Kyle, Bish, her dad Jim.
This book starts up right where the last left off, its like a continuation, and I like that, especially when I have the next book ready to read, unfortunately I have to wait for the 4th bummer.
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“Let’s go get dressed.”
I looked down at him and saw that he was in his underwear still. I couldn’t help but smile, but then we heard a door open. Gran came out of her room, stopping dead in her tracks at seeing her grandson in his skivvies.
I waited for her to blush, or something, anything, but she just stood there. Caleb coughed uncomfortably and pulled me in front of him. It was the first time he’d ever put me in front of him. Usually it was the other way around. And then Gran’s cackle started. She laughed so hard and pointed, even doubling over as she did so.
“Gran, come on,” Caleb complained to her and then bent his head to look at me when I started laughing too.
“I’m sorry,” I said,”but its funny!” “Caleb,” Gran laughed and gasped for breath, “just tell me you didn’t walk all the way from your cell that way and I’ll be fine.”
(of course Maggie broke him out of his cell when they stuck him in it, she was not going stand for that!)
Caleb jerked me into the room and quickly shut the door as he flipped on the lights. “Well, that was just great,” he said sarcastically.
“I’m sure she’s seen your cute behind before,” I told him as I went to my suitcase. “I’m sure she changed plenty of your diapers.” He grimaces. “I don’t want to think about it.” I just laughed at him more.
“You do realize that you completely threw Kyle under the bus,” I told him, “Like threw him under and then put it in reverse.”
One more cute quote, this is Jen’s daughter Maris (think she’s 8) She is talking with Bish, who just said she was good at tossing grapes in the air and catches with her mouth,
“Hey, Maria. You’re pretty good at that, kid,” He said
“I know,” she spouted. “This boy at school taught me. But then he pulled my ponytail on the playground the next day, so I’m not really friends with him anymore.” “Why did he pull your ponytail?” “Momma says boys are mean when they like you,” she whispered in a disgusted voice. “But I think Momma’s been misinformed.”
That was priceless. I love how we get more of Bish in a different way in this book, he isn’t present as much as the last, but when he is, it’s good, and important. And what goes down with Maggies father is great too.
I can’t really describe how much I loved this book, and the series as a whole. I also enjoyed the 3 chapters’ from Caleb’s POV the short book is called Reverence. I know it’s a free download at Smashwords , not sure where else it can be picked up. It has a short part from the beginning of the next and final book in the series called Independence. (I can loan it out, if anyone wants to read it, just contact me at my blog or leave a comment, or send message in Goodreads)
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Accordance by Shelly Crane
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
WOW, the story just keeps getting better. I didn’t think it was possible that this story would grow and get even better. We start up right where Significance leaves off. Maggie, Caleb, Kyle and Bish at the beach house in California. Things get interesting, now that Bish has come along, he is the only one who does not know of the Aces powers and all that go with it. He still does not like Caleb, and thinks he has Maggie brainwashed or something. It’s interesting with Maggies powers, that she can read everyone’s thoughts, so even though we are in the first person view with Maggie, it’s like being in everyone’s heads, and it makes the story that much more interesting.
“I miss your bike.” I said in the Jeep. “The Jeep’s nice, but there is something about that bike.”
“I hear you. I miss her too.”
“Her?” I laughed. “Don’t tell me your bike has a name?”
“What?” he said incredulously. “As a matter of fact, I do have a name for her. I’m glad Lolita’s not here to hear you make fun of her.”
Of course the all the craziness is not over with the other Ace family, Sikes is still after Maggie, and there is some twist to that, that had me wanting to yell at the very end. I can’t wait to pick up book 3. But had to write this first, so I do not accidently mention stuff here, that happens in book 3. They all read like a continuation, not big wrap up at the end or anything. But this book ends on a bit of a cliffhanger.
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“Jim, I know I’ve said this before, but Maggie is in good hands. I won’t let anything happen to her and its not just because I wouldn’t anyway, but because my body won’t let me. Your daughter’s heartbeat is in my chest,” Caleb said firmly, “and it’s the most precious thing I have.”
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“That is absolutely not true.” He insisted, reading my feelings, before laying his forehead against mine.
I felt the push and tingle of our skin, his heartbeat steady beside mine, and then I was seeing him, a vision of him. He was standing at a stoplight, listening to Cage The Elephant on his mp3 player and thinking about Kyle coming to join him at Tennessee the next semester. He looked back and did a double take as a beautiful young girl made her way to the cross walk stop.
I couldn’t believe that was what I looked like to him. I didn’t look like some silly high school girl. I looked pretty and confidant, distant and a little sad.
The girl looked around and even in the dim light he could see her freckles. He liked them. She checked her phone and stopped behind him to wait. He wanted to turn and get a better look, but didn’t want to seem like he was checking her out so he peeked back and smiled and nodded when she caught him instantly. He turned back and wished he could talk to her, but there was no point. It would make it worse.
He waited impatiently for the light to turn so he could leave and get the girl out of his mind. He had no idea why he was so struck by her anyway. The light turned and he peeked back once more and started to cross but she wasn’t looking, she was checking her phone again. He didn’t look both ways before crossing because he was looking back, to get one last peek before never seeing her again. Me.
When he turned back it was too late, then he felt a jerk on his back and tumbled backwards on top of something. When he rolled off and realized what had happened. The sad, anxious, beautiful girl had saved his life.
He didn’t know what to say or do. He asked if she was ok and when he finally heard her voice saying that she was, he thought it was the sweetest sound ever to hit his ears.
He could see a cut on her brow and reached his hand to push back her hair. It was soft and curly. He could smell her shampoo and it was doing marvelous things to his senses. Add that to the sweet green eyes looking up at him and that was it.
He started to question right then if he was imprinting with her, but no visions came, no jolts or tingles or fire as was described by his family. Just butterfies and a racing pulse.
And he was disappointed.
He never found anyone he really wanted before. There was no one he ever thought about breaking the no dating rule with, no one that made his heartbeat and trip, until now. And he was so very disappointed that he couldn’t have her, especially after she saves his life.
He knew it. He had just imprinted with the girl he wanted more than any other, the girl he thought he’d never have. She was his.
I was brought back to the present when Caleb pulled his head back a little, but kept his face close.
“Now, you see. Don’t doubt how I feel about you. This has nothing to do with an imprint and everything to do with you”
I was breathless and in awe of what Caleb had shown me, his memories. They were clear and vivid and had seemed all too real. It was strange to watch the same event through different eyes. What was stranger still was that Caleb had wanted me before the imprinting. Before. I couldn’t stop the smile that spread my cheeks.
I knew I needed to say something.
“You almost got hit by a truck because you were checking me out?” I joked and he laughed loudly.
“Yeah. It’s a good thing you saved me. It would have been all your fault if I didn’t make it,” he said through a grin.
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No On Quits The Family And Lives To Tell About It. That’s the motto “Jax” Pherson’s family goes by. All she wants is to have a normal life, so Jax escapes to a small town in North Carolina where she meets some great friends and a guy that has some kind of pull on her. She has planned to leave ever since her father and the coven killed her mother for wanting to leave. They are evil, like a mob with superpowers. Not a good combination. She finds her family and coven has lied to the younger generations for a long time. She has to keep herself from using her power, so she does not attract the coven to her. It’s like sending up a bat signal for them to follow. (As Jax said in the book)
I was pleasantly surprised at how much I liked this book. I am picking up the 2nd one Bane as soon as I write this review. I know I will be itching to get the 3rd Magick coming out September 9 2012. This book is fresh and fun with some danger and adventure mixed in with all that cool magic. What’s not to love? We have some magic, romance, and friendship, and an evil coven out to find them.
The writing is brilliant, Trish really did a great job weaving this story, we get to like the characters a lot, and care what happens with them.
I only would have one small complaint. That is that it felt too fast, like stuff happened to quick, like a span of a week total. I sort of get that she is making these two lead characters not be the traditional love connection, but more of a supernatural one, or fated one. Like soul mates maybe. They seemed to fall in love way too quickly, but like I said there could be more to that than we know, as this is a series, so it could be building up to something more, or more reasons behind the sudden love connection. I was a bit skeptical about the sudden feelings of “love” between Egan and Toni, but other than that, it was a great read.
Here is a quote from the meeting between Jax and Keller:
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‘Awareness arcs between us like fingers of lightning. He has to feel it, too. That kind of power can’t just be one way. Right? The thought nearly stops me. Despite my previous dismissal of the idea, could he be more than a hunter? Have I been wrong in what I’ve always believed about how bloodstones work? Could Keller have some sort of supernatural power, too? My heart skips a beat, almost hoping he isn’t completely human. But that’s crazy. As a rule, supernatural hunters aren’t themselves supernatural.’
This new Coven series is a really good one. I suggest you give it a shot, really. I read many books, and would hate to see you pass this chance up because of a few reviews that are just hater’s, and people who never gave it a chance and didn’t even finish. I was sucked in from the first part of the book. And like I said, the whole love connection between Jax and Keller, I think there is more going on there, than we know.
I gave this a 5/5 but if I could have done 4 1/2 stars I would have to been fair. Only for the rushed feeling of some of it. Still, overall very good start to a good series. Review for Bane, the 2nd book will be up soon.
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There is need. And then there is Fate…
Being destined to become some kind of supernatural electrical outlet isn’t exactly awesome—especially when Alexandria’s “other half” is everywhere she goes. Seth’s in her training room, outside her classes, and keeps showing up in her bedroom—so not cool. Their connection does have some benefits, like staving off her nightmares of the tragic showdown with her mother, but it has no effect on what Alex feels for the forbidden, pure-blooded Aiden. Or what he will do—and sacrifice—for her.
When daimons infiltrate the Covenants and attack students, the gods send furies—lesser gods determined to eradicate any threat to the Covenants and to the gods, and that includes the Apollyon… and Alex. And if that and hordes of aether-sucking monsters didn’t blow bad enough, a mysterious threat seems willing to do anything to neutralize Seth, even if that means forcing Alex into servitude… or killing her.
When the gods are involved, some decisions can never, ever be undone.(summary from Goodreads)
I am assuming you all have read Half-Blood first, if not, stop, go read it first, as this will contain spoilers for that book, and have you lost, as you would not know I was talking about, Pures are descendants of the original demi-gods, and half-bloods are kids of a pure and human. Better yet, go read Daimon too, the prequel to Half-Blood, its amazing, and you can get it free from Publisher Daimon Free Download
I will start of saying WOW! This book had me on the edge of my seat, and up till the wee hours of the morning reading it. I just had to find out what happened next. I am so caught up in Alex , Aiden and Seth. It’s not your traditional love triangle at all. One is a forbidden love, the other is some strange connection created by the Gods, and confusing to what is real, or the connection. Seth and Alex have this weird connection which makes it to where they can feel each other’s emotions, which can be downright confusing, and embarrassing, for sure. There are some pretty funny parts, when a few times at night, that Alex felt like she was having hot flashes, and had no idea why, until she started to have these same hot flashes one day, and wandering into a secluded spot in the garden, to Seth doing something a little hot and heavy with a girl, it freaked her out, as she figured out all those times she had them, it was because Seth was getting hot and heavy with a girl, lol. Priceless.
The sweet relationship with Aiden and Alex is a sad one, as we know its forbidden for a half-blood and a pure to be together. And even though us as the reader, knows that Aiden must love Alex deeply, he can’t let her know this, as he knows what will happen to her if he did. She is known to be reckless as it is, and he knows she would do anything to be with him, including risking her life, or life of servitude. So it’s a sad situation that Alex, Aiden, and Seth is in.
I find myself really liking Seth in this book, we get to learn more about him, and see he truly does care about Alex, and i love his snarky witty attitude. And his overall hotness, lol. I have the ebook version of this, and am so glad I do, as I get a whole scene of Seths Point of view. (the pool scene, you will know what I mean when you read the book)
Here is a quote from Seths POV:
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‘Alex stood just inside the entrance of the ballroom, looking as frightened as a wood nymph having earned Apollo’s favor. Her anxiety hummed around her, but I wasn’t feeling it. Well, I was feeling something.
There always was this certain beauty to her-one that was rough at the edges, making her unique to those around her. But tonight, dressed in a red gown that should’ve been illegal on her body? I’d see Alex in workout clothes, in those little distracting pajama bottoms, and in regular clothes, but damn. That wild tangle of hair was twisted up… and those eyes…
Tonight she was the most beautiful thing I’d ever seen.’ End quote.
Another part same scent for Seth POV
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“Holy crap,” I murmured.
I felt Aiden stiffen beside me, and I wondered if he somehow knew that she was here, if there was some kind of bond that coursed between those two that was far more powerful than what Alex and I shared. Impossible…but I wondered.
Then he looked over his shoulder, and dear gods, I never seen a man more surprised by a girl in a dress than Aiden. Okay. Lie. I had been just as surprised, and if he was thinking half of what I was thinking, I sort of wanted to hit him more than I usually did. (end quote)
As you can see, we get a nice glimpse inside Seth’s head. I already read the POV from Aiden on Jennifer’s website, so I have been torn at who is best for Alex. I feel there is more going on with Seth, afraid that he may be up to no good, maybe being controlled to a certain extent by her step-father Lucian. I do not trust him, I am with Alex on that. She doesn’t really trust his motivations and all of a sudden being so nice to her. I wonder at times if he has some control over Seth, but I believe Seth truly cares for Alex, so no matter what, I think he will always think of her first. I least I sure hope so.
Here is a cute quote (from Alex POV) Kindle Location 2358
“You’re too important, too special to throw everything away for a pure.” Seth sighed, dropping away his hands to mine. “Now, I brought us a movie to watch, the one that has sparkly vampires in it. I thought you’d be down for that.”
What a sweet guy! Willing to watch what most people would call a chick flick, lol.
This book was very touching, very sad at places, and so many fun, quirky parts too. I highly recommend this book to anyone just about, especially if you like the fun paranormal aspect of it. Jennifer L. Armentrout is one of my favorite authors now, these are the first books I have read by her, and I am very impressed. I am anxious to get my hands on the 3rd book now. I go on to read her Lux books.
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Summary from Goodreads: For three years, Alexandria has lived among mortals—pretending to be like them and trying to forget the duty she’d been trained to fulfill as a child of a mortal and a demigod. At seventeen, she’s pretty much accepted that she’s a freak by mortal standards… and that she’ll never be prepared for that duty.
According to her mother, that’s a good thing.
But as every descendant of the gods knows, Fate has a way of rearing her ugly head. A horrifying attack forces Alex to flee Miami and try to find her way back to the very place her mother had warned her she should never return—the Covenant. Every step that brings her closer to safety is one more step toward death… because she’s being hunted by the very creatures she’d once trained to kill.
The daimons have found her.
This book is a great book that will get you excited to read Half-Blood. I have not read any of these yet, so I just started with this one. Glad I did, it was short, but full of action, and a good introduction into the world Alex lives in.
I like Alex, (Alexandria Andros) she is a strong willed young girl who is a half-blood (half human, half God), her mother is a Hematoi (pure-blood). This gives the back story to her life, and how her mother got murdered. We start Half-Blood with her mom already dead, and Alex fighting off Daimon’s that are after her. This book will leave off, right before Half-Blood starts. She is in the warehouse, getting ready to fight off the Daimons.
I really love how Alex kicks 2 bully boys butts on the beach, to the horror of her boyfriend, who I would think she just emasculated him by doing that. He was upset, and broke up with her, as he didn’t like violence. Well, she had lots of training, she was in training to be a Sentinal possibly, but her mother took her and ran from the Covenant 3 years before, the have been hiding from them since. She has to work at suppressing her natural strength and speed of the Gods. It’s hard to fit in the Mortal world, she can’t be herself. Daimons are what used to be Pure-Bloods, but turned from the gods, and they killed Pure-bloods for their aether life force. Half-Bloods like Alex are the only ones who can see them for what they really are, before their elemental magic disguises them to look like a normal pure-blood.
Here is a quote of Alex’s description of daimons
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They couldn’t see what I saw. No Mortal could. Not even a pure-blood could. Only half-bloods could see through the elemental magic and witness the trued horror- skin so pale and so thin that every vein popped through the flesh like a baby black snake. His eyes were dark, empty sockets and his mouth, his teeth…
This is one of the things I’d been trained to fight at the Covenant. This was a thing that thrived and fed on aether-the essence of the gods, the very life force running through us-a pure-blood who had turned his back on the gods. This is one of the things I was obligated to kill on sight. A daimon-there was a daimon here.
I found I really liked 17 year old Alex, and love that she is tough as nails. I felt bad at what happens to her mother. Alex and her mother had such a nice relationship, so caring, and understanding. But funny too, as her mom was oblivious to mortal things, so some stuff said will be over her head. Here is a funny quote where she is telling her mother about the 2 boys she beat up:
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“They were total douchbags. I swear.”
“What?” I giggle at her expression. “They are. And douchebag isn’t a cuss word.”
She shook her head. “I don’t even want to know what it is, but it sounds revolting.”
I love that she is so close to her mom, which made it even more painful to read when she dies. I recommend this book to anyone who has read this series, or wants too, and to start with this one, is nice. I feel I know Alex well, I just started Half-Blood, and feel more in touch with her now that I read this one. It’s a free ebook, so go get it. It’s a download from Spencer Hill link here» Daimon Free Download
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Half-Blood by Jennifer L. Armentrout
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
The Hematoi descend from the unions of gods and mortals, and the children of two Hematoi—pure-bloods—have godlike powers. Children of Hematoi and mortals—well, not so much. Half-bloods only have two options: become trained Sentinels who hunt and kill daimons or become servants in the homes of the pures.
Seventeen-year-old Alexandria would rather risk her life fighting than waste it scrubbing toilets, but she may end up slumming it anyway. There are several rules that students at the Covenant must follow. Alex has problems with them all, but especially rule #1:
Relationships between pures and halfs are forbidden.
Unfortunately, she’s crushing hard on the totally hot pure-blood Aiden. But falling for Aiden isn’t her biggest problem—staying alive long enough to graduate the Covenant and become a Sentinel is. If she fails in her duty, she faces a future worse than death or slavery: being turned into a daimon, and being hunted by Aiden. And that would kind of suck. (summary from book)
I was very pleased with this book, it is well written and very exciting with many quirky funny, parts. I love Alexandria (Alex for short), she is a very strong young girl. Aiden is swoon worthy, and after reading chapter one and two from his point of view on the author’s website, I like him even more.
I read the Prequel Daimon first, and was glad I did, as it just made this story flow well, and I already knew why she was where she was in the beginning. (she had already been on the run from the Daimons that killed her mom, we never read that whole scene, it’s not in this book, only in the prequel)
Alex is a half-blood (half descend of the Gods) and the Pures are Hematoi (Her mother was a pure) father a mortal human. Basically before the original demigods had died along with Hercules and Perseus, they’d all shacked up with each other in the way only the Greeks could. Those unions had produced the pure-bloods, the Hematoi, a very, very powerful race. They could wield control over the four elements: air, water, fire and earth, and manipulate that raw power into spells and compulsions.
Half-blood’s are gifted with the same strength and speed of the pures, but had an extra special gift that set them apart. They can see through the elemental magic the daimons used. The pures couldn’t. There are lots of half’s and they are used to protect the pures from daimons, since they can see them for what they are (they look all gross, and no eyes, thick ugly veins show, ugly, then the magic will kick in, then they look like a pure again)
Aiden, the one who comes to Alex’s rescue is a pure, a Sentinel. (daimon hunter) and he ends up training Alex to help her catch up so she can join the Covenant again to train to also be a Sentinel. She wants it more than anything, and she even was able to kill 2 daimon’s while fighting them off before Aiden showed up, well, one she killed after he got there. He was very impressed that she was able to do this, as she has been out of training for 3 years. He sees something special in her. And boy, is there something extra special in her all right. But I will leave that little mystery for you to find out on your own.
I love the connection Alex and Aiden have, even though it’s forbidden for a half and pure to be together, or anything of the sort, they have trouble fighting their attraction. But Aiden is a good guy, and thinks of what it will do to her future if he allows them to become close. He is a real gentleman, much to Alex’s dismay!
Here is a nice little quote, kindle location 3345 (note, this same scene, well whole chapter is at authors website from Aiden’s POV, chapter 16)
‘He moved, ever so slightly, and his lips brushed across mine once, and then twice. It was such a soft, beautiful kiss, but when the kiss deepened, it wasn’t a shy one. This was one of dangerously pent-up need, a desire that’d been denied far too long. The kiss felt fierce, demanding, and soul burning.’
We also meet Seth in this book, his interactions with Alex are quite funny at times, I won’t say who he is, or what he is there for, so not to spoil anything. But its big, and cool. Not really a love triangle or anything, it’s far more complicated than that. That will be all I say of that.
I found this story very refreshing, and the idea quite new, Jennifer is an amazing writer, up there with some of my favorites now. I look forward to reading the rest in this series, and will also go read her other Lux series too.
I highly recommend this book, it’s not a copy cat, or anything of the sort. I read tons of books, and will tell you now, this is a very well written series, and you would be missing out if you passed on it.
I have a link at my blog to get the Daimon prequel free, go get that, get yourself a taste of the story, with no expense, you will see, it’s a story worth reading.
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Half-Blood Extra from Jennifer L. Armuntrout (click below to go to original source)
Chapter 16 from Aiden’s POV (Original source click title)
“I’m not saying that.” Against common sense, I closed the distance between us and placed my hands on her shoulders. Her bare skin was warm, smooth, and so damn soft.
The Lost Soul by Jessica Sorensen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
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Spin-off of the Fallen Star Series.
My name is Gemma Lucas and my life is good. Alex and I eliminated the star and Stephan and the Death Walkers. Finally I can relax and focus on freeing my father from the Room of Forbidden.
At least that’s what I thought. But things are never that easy.
Just when I’ve put the past behind, Lost Souls cross over into the Real World. Then Alex disappears without a trace. As I desperately search for him, I discover secrets I wish I could forget—secrets Alex has been keeping for me. And I’m not sure what to do. Or who I can trust. (summary from Amazon)
Wow, this book has me emotions in a whirlwind. Like Jessica’s other books, it keeps you enthralled from the very beginning, all the way till the end. I felt everything as Gemma did too. And it’s so beautifully written, this book sucks you right into the story. It’s not a surprise, as I have learned Jessica is a phenomenal writer.
We are back with Gemma, Alex, Aislin, Laylen, and Nicholas, and a few others from the Fallen Star series. They have a lot to deal with. Gemma then, must find and save Alex, and she ends up having to trust Nicholas to do it, the half-fey Foreseer is a manipulative character, which always asks a price for any help. Then we find all is not what it seems, and she starts doing odd things, and then we find her mind is not all her own. Its an interesting twist, and really had me reading late into the night, to see what happens next. And of course there is a pretty big cliffhanger. I sure wonder how they will get themselves out of this mess.
I like the introduction of Evan, too bad he came so late into the story. I sure we will be seeing more of him. I was very satisfied with the action and adventures of this new spin-off series of The Fallen Star series. I love that we learn some more about Gemma’s past, her bloodlines so to speak, it’s unexpected too.
I do not want to add any spoilery, but will say, this book will have your heart aching. If I say much more, it will spoil it for you. But trust me, its worth reading, and I give it a 5/5 stars 100%!