Monthly Archives: March 2015

Wicked by Jennifer L Armentrout

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Blurb:

Twenty-two year old Ivy Morgan isn’t your average college student. She, and others like her, know humans aren’t the only thing trolling the French Quarter for fun… and for food. Her duty to the Order is her life. After all, four years ago, she lost everything at the hands of the creatures she’d sworn to hunt, tearing her world and her heart apart.

Ren Owens is the last person Ivy expected to enter her rigidly controlled life. He’s six feet and three inches of temptation and swoon-inducing charm. With forest-green eyes and a smile that’s surely left a stream of broken hearts in its wake, he has an uncanny, almost unnatural ability to make her yearn for everything he has to offer. But letting him in is as dangerous as hunting the cold-blooded killers stalking the streets. Losing the boy she loved once before had nearly destroyed her, but the sparking tension that grows between them becomes impossible for Ivy to deny. Deep down, she wants… she needs more than what her duty demands of her, what her past has shaped for her.

But as Ivy grows closer to Ren, she realizes she’s not the only one carrying secrets that could shatter the frail bond between them. There’s something he’s not telling her, and one thing is for certain. She’s no longer sure what is more dangerous to her—the ancient beings threatening to take over the town or the man demanding to lay claim to her heart and her soul.

Ren Owens is the last person Ivy expected to enter her rigidly controlled life. He’s six feet and three inches of temptation and swoon-inducing charm. With forest-green eyes and a smile that’s surely left a stream of broken hearts in its wake, he has an uncanny, almost unnatural ability to make her yearn for everything he has to offer. But letting him in is as dangerous as hunting the cold-blooded killers stalking the streets. Losing the boy she loved once before had nearly destroyed her, but the sparking tension that grows between them becomes impossible for Ivy to deny. Deep down, she wants… she needs more than what her duty demands of her, what her past has shaped for her.
But as Ivy grows closer to Ren, she realizes she’s not the only one carrying secrets that could shatter the frail bond between them. There’s something he’s not telling her, and one thing is for certain. She’s no longer sure what is more dangerous to her—the ancient beings threatening to take over the town or the man demanding to lay claim to her heart and her soul.

Jennifer L. Armentrout is for sure one of my favourite authors, and this book did not disappoint! (Of course I am going to be biased however… as I said she is one of my favourites!)

Ivy is a great main character. She is intelligent, spunky, and strong. She can be girly at times but she also knows how to kick ass! She’s great and the past that’s she’s kept so well hidden from everybody makes her even more likable. She’s flawed, she knows what it’s like to lose people and she’s not perfect. A balance that a lot of main female characters in JLA books seem to have. I like it. It makes them seem more human. More easy for me to like them.

Ren is a great love interest! He’s badassery and sexy and he knows that he gets Ivy all worked up. I fell in love with him the moment he came into the book (seems to happen a lot with JLA’s men!) He knows when to say inappropriate things and when to be serious and he has a sense of duty. As well as his own past. They make a perfect team.

And OMG TINK! Tink… I just loved him. I want him as a pet as I know we would get along perfectly! He’s just… You gotta read the book. If you don’t like fairies or paranormal or new adult type books just read it for him. He’s great and funny and he does inappropriate things with troll dolls!

I liked how JLA mixed paranormal and New Adult together. She did it well. It wasn’t all just based on sex, it had a story to it, and it had structure and most of all it was a brilliant story to follow. Of course things got hot and heavy but its NA, what else do you expect? The whole sex scenes are done tastefully (and not too ott like smut books do them) and JLA still seems to make it all romantic instead of sordid. It was brilliant to see how these two met and fell in love. And I liked how Ivy wasn’t expecting it. It just happened.

The paranormal elements were great and I loved the action they bring to the story.

I’ve always loved anything to do with fairies and it was interesting to see them portrayed as evil instead of good. Like there were no good fairies in this (except for Tink… and he wasn’t even a fairy!) they are all bad and Ivy and her team are the ones to protect the human world from them. It gave me a lot of thought to my own fairy book (I’ll talk about that in another post haha)

The plot takes some fun turns, although many are slightly predictable. There’s mystery and action, but I wasn’t on the edge of my seat like I was with WHK & SCT (look at my other JLA review to see what they stand for!). It kept me entertained, but I was more interested in the romance. However, the ending twist got me, and I seriously need the sequel now!

I enjoyed this book very much. I’m excited to see what the next instalment brings and what the future holds for Ivy and Ren. But most importantly I need more Tink!

Also the book has made me want to go to New Orleans haha!

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White Hot Kiss and Stone Cold Touch by Jennifer L Armentrout book reviews

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HOLY COW THESE BOOKS!!!

White Hot Kiss

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Blurb:

One kiss could be the last.

Seventeen-year-old Layla just wants to be normal. But with a kiss that kills anything with a soul, she’s anything but normal. Half demon, half gargoyle, Layla has abilities no one else possesses.

Raised among the Wardens—a race of gargoyles tasked with hunting demons and keeping humanity safe—Layla tries to fit in, but that means hiding her own dark side from those she loves the most. Especially Zayne, the swoon-worthy, incredibly gorgeous and completely off-limits Warden she’s crushed on since forever.

Then she meets Roth—a tattooed, sinfully hot demon who claims to know all her secrets. Layla knows she should stay away, but she’s not sure she wants to—especially when that whole no-kissing thing isn’t an issue, considering Roth has no soul.

But when Layla discovers she’s the reason for the violent demon uprising, trusting Roth could not only ruin her chances with Zayne… it could brand her a traitor to her family. Worse yet, it could become a one-way ticket to the end of the world.

Stone Cold Touch

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Blurb:

Layla Shaw is trying to pick up the pieces of her shattered life—no easy task for a seventeen-year-old who’s pretty sure things can’t get worse. Her impossibly gorgeous best friend, Zayne, is forever off-limits thanks to the mysterious powers of her soul-stealing kiss. The Warden clan that has always protected her is suddenly keeping dangerous secrets. And she can barely think about Roth, the wickedly hot demon prince who understood her in ways no one else could.

But sometimes rock bottom is only the beginning. Because suddenly Layla’s powers begin to evolve, and she’s offered a tantalizing taste of what has always been forbidden. Then, when she least expects it, Roth returns, bringing news that could change her world forever. She’s finally getting what she always wanted, but with hell literally breaking loose and the body count adding up, the price may be higher than Layla is willing to pay…

Jennifer L. Armentrout never fails when bringing us a swoony boys …and in this book… well JLA gave us two swoony boys… Yes you heard correct… TWO!

We’ve got Zayne and Roth!
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Layla, our female MC, is half-warden, half-demon. She was raised by the Wardens and, because of that, she feels insecure around them. She may be half-warden, but she still has the urges from her half demon side, in fact the Wardens themselves seem to be beginning to trust her less and less. Layla’s ability is to “tag” demons. This helps the Wardens brilliantly as they hunt at night and they find it easier to spot the demons which they are about to kill. This makes Layla feel somewhat ‘valuable’ to the Wardens. She feel like she has a purpose with them.

Then there’s her half-demon side, her ability with this however comes in the form of being able to suck the soul right out of someone… Literally their soul. And because of the whole soul-sucking thing, she’ll never be able to be with any boy… Or the one she really wants; her Best Friend Zayne.

But then of course in true JLA fashion that all changes when she meets Roth.

Roth is a (sexy, mouth-wateringly HOT) demon, he has no soul, so his lips are free to do as much kissing as she wants with him… which she does and Roth is more than willing.

What happens next is a series of events… One that leads Layla stuck in the middle of a warden and demon love interest, finding out who her real mother is, almost getting killed by a crazy man and of course almost being sacrificed by another Demon who wants to raise her mother back to health and have, literally, hell break loose…

The chemistry between Layla and Roth was so… I have no words… seriously their chemistry was THROUGH THE ROOF! I loved them together. I loved Roth from the first moment he was introduced in this book and I loved him throughout it all. Even after the dramatic ending I still wanted Roth. She better be with him at the end of this trilogy because I seriously SHIP them… They are my OTP!

And OMG the things that came out of his mouth!! He had me flushing several times throughout this book because he was just too damn sexy to handle… AND OMG THE ONE SCENE WITH HIM AND LAYLA WHEN HE…. I CAN’T! (Read it to find out what I’m going on about haha)

I could see my other JLA book boyfriend Daemon in Roth. They shared the same characteristics… Big Ego, Snarky Comments, Total Bad Ass. Although Daemon had his soft spots and wasn’t actually all that bad but Roth is… he is a demon after all so he has a reason to be and believe me who doesn’t love a bad boy 😉 And then there’s Zayne… I wasn’t all that in love with him in this book… Maybe because I had Roth blinkers on but… Zayne is hot, believe me he’s hot, but… I don’t know. Roth seemed to get Layla. Whereas Zayne, whose known her all her life still didn’t know her as well. Roth encouraged her to be herself. Zayne tried to get her to hide it… Maybe in the second book we’ll get to see Zayne more but this book was all Roth 😉
 

Stone Cold Touch

 

From the title I really should have known this book was going to focus around Zayne and Layla but honestly… I wanted more sexy moments with Roth! I felt cheated!

This one started after the dramatic ending to White Hot Kiss…

Roth is gone and Zayne is Layla’s rock. The only thing she has left of Roth is Bambi (the demonic tattoo that Roth keeps on his body… he has others too!)

Bambi has formed an attachment to Layla and she’s not going anywhere, in fact she’s protecting her because Roth is no longer there. Zayne however is and it’s not long before Zayne starts making his move on Layla. He makes it known that he wants her; that he’s always wanted her and when a chance encounter comes for him to get all up close and personal with her, he takes it.

With Layla getting exactly what she wanted from Zayne, love, acceptance, it’s not long before Roth is a distant memory…

And then he comes back.

Cue some sniping from both him and Zayne (Roth wins on the whole ‘rile Zayne up’ thing he has going on) Although Roth makes it clear to Layla that what happened between them meant nothing, that those parting words he said to her meant nothing and she was just a bit of fun to pass away the boredom, she takes it to heart and starts a relationship with Zayne.

Layla still doesn’t know the exact reason as to why she can kiss Zayne now but when she gives Bambi back to Roth and then Zayne leans in for a kiss and she… well… There’s a reason why Bambi was on her body!

When the warden’s think that she tried to Zayne’s soul on purpose they form an attack on her by locking her up in a cell and… kind of torturing her.

Cue one very helpful warden and Roth and his demon friends and Layla is back in Roth’s arms. But she’s dying and in order to live she needs to take a soul… or does she?

 

Zayne in this book… Okay so he waited until Roth was out of the picture to make his move and although he’s hot and they do have some pretty fan-your-flushing-face kind of scenes I still don’t think he’s the one for Layla. He loves her, yeah, but the fact that he waited until now to do something annoyed me. His known how he’s always felt for her so why didn’t he do something about it sooner? Why wait until Roth was gone? I like Zayne but no… he doesn’t really let Layla be herself. He wants to shield her and you can tell that Layla wants to be free. As much as she loves Zayne I had a sense that it wasn’t really what she thought it would be. And you know, it didn’t stop her running off with Roth a few times.

Roth… Oh my Roth! Feels for him. He loves her, he loved her from the first book you can tell and the way he acted and told her that she meant nothing to him, broke me. You could tell that there was a reason why though… And he had to watch her with Zayne but there were times when you could see that Layla was more comfortable with Roth, that although she could have punched him at times, she liked the thrill of being with him. And at the end when Roth told her…. It was more emotional than when Zayne told her! I’m a Roth girl… I always will be.

 

And. That. Ending….

JENNIFER WHAT ARE YOU TRYING TO DO TO ME?!?!

I need the next book now!!!

OMG!!

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I’ve just realised how long I have been away from here!

For all my readers out there I ‘am so so sorry. I’ve been extremely busy working and writing and reading.

It’s no excuse I know but I am seriously sorry!

I’ll get back on top of it soon I promise!

I have some book reviews to do too and if I can still remember what happened in them then the reviews will be up soon!

I’m sorry again

And thanks for still being with me!

Here’s some photos of hot celebs to make it all okay again 😉

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You’re no longer mad at me…. Right?! 😛