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August Wrap Up

Huge sad face here! After the fantastic and amazing month of reading I had in July with having read twelve books, including two novellas, I unfortunately only read six books this book. However, regardless of the number of books I read this month, I read some pretty fantastic books. Of course I read YA books, including both sci-fi and realistic fiction, as well as a non-YA psychological thriller novel. I FINALLY decided to read the Lux series by Jennifer L. Armentrout and she has now become my new favorite YA author as of right now. I heard about it last year, but I was hesitant, as I stated in my reviews, but I sucked it up, and decided to buy the special collectors edition including Lux: Beginnings  (includes Obsidian (Lux #1) and Onyx (Lux #2))  and Lux Consequences (include Opal (Lux #3). I  also read the novel Sharp Objects, by Gillian Flynn. I read her novel Gone Girl back in July after finding out it was going to be made into a movie. I really enjoyed Gone Girl, so I figured that I should try another one of her books. Sharp Objects is another fantastic novel by Gillian Flynn that really displays how disturbing people can be. The other realistic fiction novel that I read was Small Circle (Stories from Foster & Allan #1) by the INCREDIBLE indie author Megan Duke. I really cannot thank her enough for writing this novel. It should be placed at the top of the list for coming of age stories. I gave these either 4.5 or 5 out of 5 stars. Lastly I “read” The Leftovers by Tom Perrotta. When I say “read”, I don’t mean that I even finished the book. I was able to read half of this book but I had to put it down. I gave this book 2 out of 5 stars. I gave it 2 stars because the concept had promise, but it just didn’t hook me like most books have done in the past.

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Sharp Objects, by Gillian Flynn

Lux: Beginnings Obsidian (Lux #1) and Onyx (Lux #2)

Lux Consequences (include Opal (Lux #3)

Small Circle (Stories from Foster & Allan #1) by the INCREDIBLE indie author Megan Duke

The Leftovers by Tom Perrotta

I am currently reading Origin (Lux #4) by Jennifer L. Armentrout as well as Ignite (Ignite #1) by Lily Paradis which was sent to me after signing up for her promo blog tour for this book. And all I can say is that I am enjoying this book very much!

I will also be continuing with my 10 books in 12 days challenge books, for the month of September, because I CLEARLY did not read all the books I said I would read for the challenge.. FAIL!

Those books are:

A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness
Lux Consequences: Opal (Lux #3) and Origin (Lux #4)
Maplecroft by Cherie Priest
The Scorch Trials (The Maze Runner #2) by James Dasher
The Death Cure (The Maze Runner #3) by James Dasher

HAPPY READING!

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Meaningful quotes from Obsidian (Lux #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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Meaningful quotes from Obsidian (Lux #1)

“According to my mom, “Katy’s Krazy Obsession” was my whole life. Not entirely, but it was important to me. She didn’t get books the way I did.” Pg. 5 Obsidian (Lux #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

“I’d rather read a book and stalk my blog comments.” Pg. 10 Obsidian (Lux #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

“If anything, his expression took on a mask of grudging acceptance, probably how I looked when I had to give book I’d been excited about a less than stellar review.” Pg. 37 Obsidian (Lux #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

“I’ve always found that the most beautiful people, truly beautiful inside and out, are the ones who are quietly unaware of their effect. His eyes searched mine intently, and for a moment we stood there toe to toe. “The ones who throw their beauty around, waste what they have? Their beauty is only passing. It’s just a shell hiding nothing but shadows and emptiness.”” Pg. 70 Obsidian (Lux #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

“It’s hard to believe that a bunch of rocks brought them here.” “You never know.” His lips pursed and he was quiet for a moment before speaking again. “People tend to look on the beliefs of the past as being primitive and unintelligent, yet we are seeing more truth in the past every day.”” Pg. 75 Obsidian (Lux #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

“I was always able to lose myself in reading. Books were a necessary escape I always gladly jumped into headfirst.” Pg. 87 Obsidian (Lux #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

“I couldn’t see his expression and I needed to, because I could never tell what he was thinking and sometimes, well, his eyes were at war with his words.” Pg. 148 Obsidian (Lux #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

“Daemon’s stare was so concentrated I took an unintentional step back, but we didn’t break eye contact. A craving unfurled deep in my stomach, shooting through me like heated lightning, and that-that was the kind of feeling you couldn’t force, couldn’t even replicate if you wanted.” Pg. 242 Obsidian (Lux #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

“Daemon scratched his chest, his expression doubtful. “And how are we going to get her to exert her energy.” Andrew grinned from across the room. “We could take her out to a field and chase her around in our cars. That sounds fun.”” Pg. 281 Obsidian (Lux #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

“The idea of him watching me geek out over the books I’d bought in the last week horrified me. There was no way he’d understand.” Pg. 289 Obsidian (Lux #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

“I wanted him to go away, to disappear. I wanted his very presence wiped clean from this earth. I wished for it more than anything I have ever desired. Every fiber of my being was centered on him. I pulled everything within me: every fear, every year I’d shed for Dad, and every moment in my life where I was a bystander.” Pg. 319-320 Obsidian (Lux #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

“I could-I would try, even though deep down, I did want to be with him. But I wanted him to want me, not because we were stuck together or because somehow we were connected. I’d always liked the glimpses of the real him. That Daemon I could be with-I could love. But that Daemon never stayed around long, pushed out by his never-ending duty to protect his family and race. Saddened by that, I pressed my lips together.” Pg. 334 Obsidian (Lux #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout


Review of Obsidian (Lux #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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“According to my mom, “Katy’s Krazy Obsession” was my whole life. Not entirely, but it was important to me. She didn’t get books the way I did.” Pg. 5 Obsidian (Lux #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

“I’d rather read a book and stalk my blog comments.” Pg. 10 Obsidian (Lux #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

“If anything, his expression took on a mask of grudging acceptance, probably how I looked when I had to give book I’d been excited about a less than stellar review.” Pg. 37 Obsidian (Lux #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

“I’ve always found that the most beautiful people, truly beautiful inside and out, are the ones who are quietly unaware of their effect. His eyes searched mine intently, and for a moment we stood there toe to toe. “The ones who throw their beauty around, waste what they have? Their beauty is only passing. It’s just a shell hiding nothing but shadows and emptiness.”” Pg. 70 Obsidian (Lux #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Synopsis on Special Collectors edition of Lux Beginnings: There’s an alien next door. And with his looming height and eerie green eyes, he’s hot… until he opens his mouth. He’s infuriating. Arrogant. Stab-worthy. But when a stranger attacks me and Daemon literally freezes time with a wave of his hand, he marks me. Turns out he has a galaxy of enemies wanting to steal his abilities and the only way I’m getting out of this alive is by sticking close to him until my alien mojo fades. If I don’t kill him first that is.

My Review:

I gave this book 5 out of 5 stars

(I bought the special collector’s edition in store because the store did not have the original books available)

Review for obsidian
I really enjoyed this book!! It did take me a really long time to actually go out and buy the book after I found out about the series. I was hesitant because I wanted to avoid books that resembled the plot line of Twilight (don’t hate me for saying it). After asking people if this book is anything like Twilight, them saying no, I decided to get it. This is my second sci-fi/ alien book that I’ve read, this first being the fantastic The Fifth Wave. 
I enjoyed the pacing of this story in how nothing was too rushed and there weren’t any dull moments that left you yawning. There was so much that happened in this story, but I wasn’t confused as to what was happening. This is my second series that I’ve read by Jennifer L. Armentrout, the first being the new adult book Wait For You. It was definitely written more modestly, being a young adult genre. Jennifer does a wonderful job setting the scenes for readers. 
I loved how the main character is a blogger. Very smart and strategic thing for the author to do, because of how many bloggers are out there nowadays, readers can easily relate to Katy, even if you’re not in high school. I definitely liked Katy, especially in her interactions with Daemon, aka not taking any of his crap and giving it right back to him. I liked the witty banter back and forth between Daemon and Katy. And of course I loved the tension between these two characters, so much that I was yelling (in my head) “just get together already!!” It was nice reading a book where the main characters look at one another and not think “swoon, it’s love at first sight”. I am glad that I had the collectors edition so that I could read book two right away (please don’t take a half a star away just because Katy is on this cover and not Daemon). This book left me satisfied but definitely left me with unanswered questions and the need to read the next book right away! Until next time! If you are fans of sci-fi, contemporary, and a fan of Jennifer L. Armentrout, this is a must read. 
Happy Reading!


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