Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Cross my Heart, Hope to Die (The lying game #5) by Sara Shepard

321 pages
Published February 5th 2013 

My rating: 4 stars
Warning: Spoilers ahead! ♥

If only I didn’t want to find out who killed Sutton, I would have stopped reading this never ending series already. Good thing, as per the blurb on good reads, the next series will be the last installment already. FINALLY!

Now that I am so closed to finding out the killer, I already have a clue who’s behind Sutton’s death. Since her friends and family have already been withheld from her leads, I am thinking that Ethan “might” be the killer. But since Sara Shepard is so good in twisting her stories, it is still yet to be seen. Who knows, a new character might be introduced on the last installment?

The reason why I am thinking that Ethan is the suspect is because he acted kind of weird on this book. His record on the hospital where Rebecca (Emma and Sutton’s birth mom) was treated was another reason why I think that he’s the main suspect. We also know that he is kind of obsessed with Sutton, and since Sutton and Thayer has something going on between them, it COULD be that Ethan killed Sutton out of jealousy. But again, that remains to be seen. Also, when Nisha died (yeah, Sutton’s rival but they reunited on the later part), Ethan was not in the picture. Emma and Ethan were supposed to have dinner, but Ethan said that something came up and he might be late – Now, that was the time when Nisha was found dead on the pool. One factor that Ethan was the lead on Nisha’s death is because Ethan knows that Nisha gave access to Emma to the hospital records. It COULD be that Ethan wanted to get his revenge towards Nisha for giving the keycard to Emma which led her in finding out about his treatment.

The book revolved on finding out if Rebecca (their mother) was the killer. Good thing, she was able to clear herself because I would really hate it if she’s behind Sutton’s death. 

Monday, May 20, 2013

Opal (Lux #3) by Jennifer Armentrout

382 pages
Published December 11th 2011

It took me a week before I finished this book. Prior to reading this 3rd book, I said that I would indulge myself fr Daemon and Kat's team up, but I don't know what happened to that notion, because I had a hard time connecting with the story and I find the story a bit too slow. Perhaps one reason I felt that way is because I over indulged myself with Luxens and its as if I still have a book hangover from Onyx. 

In as much as I would like to enjoy the book, unfortunately I had to skip some lines just to jump to the next scene. For me, this book has a good substance but there's a missing piece on the story that I couldn't seem to figure out. 

If book 2 focused on Kat's training, Opal mainly focused how to save Bethany and how to get away with the Daedelus. New characters were introduced, - Paris and Luc who helped the Black's and Thompson's to fulfill their mission - and that is to get past the DOD from saving Bethany. If you're a big fan of Daemon and Kat's love team, you'd surely enjoy reading this because Daemon's sweet and adorable side was quite prominent on this book. 

And the ending- I thought everything's going to be okay, but unfortunately an incident happened that would surely make you want to read the last installment already! ☺ 

PS- I still love the way how Daemon comes up with different names for Blake.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Onyx (Lux #3) by Jennifer Armentrout

Paperback366 pages
Published August 14th 2012 

Powerful. Page Turner. Consuming.

I can’t explain how happy I am that I gave this book a chance. Honestly, I was really hesitant to read the Lux series. I am a big fan of paranormal books, but when I read the blurb on good reads about this book, the aliens kind of disappointed me. Angels, goddesses and immortals are okay for me, but aliens? That’s quite new for me.

New – and WAY TOO REFRESHING for me. This book really took my breath away. I fell in love with Daemon and Kat’s character. Perhaps I am partial, because Kat’s the name of the leading lady, but still their personalities on the book is very pleasing.  5 stars are not enough to rate how much I appreciated and loved this book from beginning to end. I can’t wait to read more of Daemon and Kitty’s love team. Too bad the last installment hasn’t been published yet, so I really have to savor the “Opal.”

Onyx focused on Kat’s training how to handle her super powers. If you’re wondering how she got her super powers, it’s because Daemon had cured on her book 1 which apparently made her a mutant. New characters are introduced on this book. There’s Will – Katy’s mom love interest who happened to be Bethany’s uncle and wanted to be mutated by Daemon. His bad side was revealed on the latter part of the book; though on the beginning, Kat had a great feeling that Will has bad intentions.

Blake – whom I thought is a part of a love triangle, but also a mutant. He acted as a normal guy who seemed to have interest to Kat. But eventually, he revealed his personality to Kat and promised her that he will train her so they can practice and enhance their abilities and fight the DOD. But in the long run, he had other motives and that is to surrender Kat to the DOD so they wouldn’t hurt/kill Chris who healed Blake.

Love interest of Daemon and Kat was more prominent on this book. Daemon started to pursue Kat on his arrogant and little ways. Of course, his sense of humor and the way he tease Kat was more intense on this book. That was actually the fun part on this book.
A lot of secrets were revealed too and believe it or not, Bethany and Dawson are both alive. Now, that’s something to look forward book three. ☻

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Shadows (Lux #0.5 by Jennifer Armentrout)

Dangerous. Tempting. Undeniable. Captivated. Lured. Loved.
Okay, so I was just curious, why is it that all pre-quel needs to be read right after you read the succeeding sequel? So this is 0.5 and Obsidian is 1. Technically, I should read 0.5 before I jump in to book 1. But since there might be spoilers on the pre-quel, book 1 must be read first.

This book was about Dawson’s story explaining how he fell in love with a human named Bethany. I love this book from beginning to end, and too bad that Dawson’s life was cut short because I wanted to learn more about him. I find his character interesting, though Daemon’s arrogance and mysterious type of guy, oops I meant alien more interesting. His toughness surely added spice on the book.

I was really startled how Dawson loved Bethany – he was so sweet and sounds very promising and at one point, I hope Daemon starts to show that same affection with Kat on the 3rd book. Reading this book made me understood why Daemon was so arrogant and not really fond of humans – because a part of him blamed the humans for his brother’s unfortunate and sudden death. 

Obsidian (Lux #1) by Jennifer Armentrout

Paperback2nd Edition361 pages
Published May 8th 2012

All praises for this book. Lux, Arum, Obsidian- Aliens wow! This book is quite refreshing to read most especially that I've been into heart wrenching and angel books lately. The influx of vampire and wolves books made this series more interesting to read. It is unique and full of action scenes. There were no dull moments when I started reading Obsifian. I can't take my hands off the book during my free time and was so eager to end the book so I can move on to the next series and find out the ending! 

Fun to read because there are a lot of funny scenes. At one point, I wanted to really laugh out loud when Dee and Daemon were fighting over ice cream.

Daemon and Kat's love and hate relationship made it even more interesting. They fight like a cat and dog and afraid to face the reality that they are really attracted with each other. Daemon's character, a douche, jerk and arrogance added spice on the book too. And I forgot to mention, the aliens here are way too hot to handle. Right now I have a different perspective when it comes to aliens. It is no longer the green eyed slimy bug that I've always thought of. And if in reality aliens really do look like the Blacks and the Thompsons, I want to make friends with aliens!

Monday, May 6, 2013

Fallen too far by Abbi Glines

ebook254 pages
Published March 7th 2013 by Simon & Schuster UK (first published December 14th 2012)

This book is too much for me, most especially the intimate scenes between Rush and Blaire. I should have known it, well its pretty obvious on the book cover.

The plot minus the uber scenes is okay. I loved the twist. It turned out that Rush's sister who hated Blaire from head to foot is apparently Blaire's half sister. Now that explained her character. But sorry to say, even if there are a lot of fans who enjoyed this book, I wasn't really impressed with the way how it was written. I found the story a bit shallow (Sorry Ms. Glines, but I am still interested to read your other books. I know you're such a great author but this book really didn't make an impact to me.) 

For me it could have been netter if Abbi Glines tried to minimize the bed scenes. I found the words disgusting.