Monday, March 31, 2014

Monday Recs. - 3/31/14

This week's Monday Recommendation is The Sea Breeze Series by Abbi Glines (or any books by her will do too!) Her next book in this series actually comes out at midnight tonight so I'm REALLY excited for it!!

(From Abbi Glines' author website)


The summary for book 1: Sadie White's summer job isn't going to be on the beach life-guarding or working at rental booths like most kids her age. With her single mother's increasing pregnancy and refusal to work, Sadie has to take over her mother's job as a domestic servant for one of the wealthy summer families on a nearby island.

When the family arrives at their summer getaway, Sadie is surprised to learn that the owner of the house is Jax Stone, one of the hottest teen rockers in the world. If Sadie hadn't spent her life raising her mother and taking care of the house she might have been normal enough to be excited about working for a rock star.



Even though Sadie isn't impressed by Jax's fame, he is drawn to her. Everything about Sadie fascinates Jax but he fights his attraction. Relationships never work in his world and as badly as he wants Sadie, he believes she deserves more. By the end of the summer, Jax discovers he can't breathe without Sadie.













Cover Reveal: Lux: Consequences by Jennifer L. Armentrout

And the cover for Lux: Consequences is...

 Summary: 
Opal (Book #3)

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 alien hybrids, the more I realize there is no end to what I’m capable. 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.
Origin (Book #4)
Daemon will do anything to get Katy back. After the successful but disastrous raid on Mount Weather, he’s facing the impossible. Katy is gone. Taken. Everything becomes about finding her. But the most dangerous foe has been there all along, and when the truths are exposed and the lies come crumbling down, which side will Daemon and Katy be standing on? And will they even be together?  
Lux: Beginnings Cover - 
Summary: 
Obsidian (Book #1)

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 lights me up with a big fat bulls-eye. 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.

Onyx (Book #2)

Daemon’s determined to prove what he feels for me is more than a product of our bizarro alien connection. So I’ve sworn him off, even though he’s running more hot than cold these days. But we’ve got bigger problems. 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?
The covers side-by-side... 




ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

# 1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling author Jennifer 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 is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen.

She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

 



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Friday, March 28, 2014

Friday Favorites - 3/28/14


This week's Friday Favorites also includes last week's because I missed it and I must show you these amazing books!! They are The Darkest Minds (The Darkest Minds #1) & Never Fade (The Darkest Minds #2) by Alexandra Bracken and Don't Look Back by Jennifer L. Armentrout (I'll have a review for it on it's release day). So these have been my favorite reads recently!!

Summary: When Ruby woke up on her tenth birthday, something about her had changed. Something alarming enough to make her parents lock her in the garage and call the police. Something that gets her sent to Thurmond, a brutal government "rehabilitation camp." She might have survived the mysterious disease that's killed most of America's children, but she and the others have emerged with something far worse: frightening abilities they cannot control.

Now sixteen, Ruby is one of the dangerous ones.

When the truth comes out, Ruby barely escapes Thurmond with her life. Now she's on the run, desperate to find the one safe haven left for kids like her-East River. She joins a group of kids who escaped their own camp. Liam, their brave leader, is falling hard for Ruby. But no matter how much she aches for him, Ruby can't risk getting close. Not after what happened to her parents.

When they arrive at East River, nothing is as it seems, least of all its mysterious leader. But there are other forces at work, people who will stop at nothing to use Ruby in their fight against the government. Ruby will be faced with a terrible choice, one that may mean giving up her only chance at a life worth living.

Summary: Ruby never asked for the abilities that almost cost her her life. Now she must call upon them on a daily basis, leading dangerous missions to bring down a corrupt government and breaking into the minds of her enemies. Other kids in the Children’s League call Ruby “Leader”, but she knows what she really is: a monster. 

When Ruby is entrusted with an explosive secret, she must embark on her most dangerous mission yet: leaving the Children’s League behind. Crucial information about the disease that killed most of America’s children—and turned Ruby and the others who lived into feared and hated outcasts—has survived every attempt to destroy it. But the truth is only saved in one place: a flashdrive in the hands of Liam Stewart, the boy Ruby once believed was her future—and who now wouldn’t recognize her. 

As Ruby sets out across a desperate, lawless country to find Liam—and answers about the catastrophe that has ripped both her life and America apart—she is torn between old friends and the promise she made to serve the League. Ruby will do anything to protect the people she loves. But what if winning the war means losing herself?

Summary: Samantha is a stranger in her own life. Until the night she disappeared with her best friend, Cassie, everyone said Sam had it all-popularity, wealth, and a dream boyfriend. 

Sam has resurfaced, but she has no recollection of who she was or what happened to her that night. As she tries to piece together her life from before, she realizes it's one she no longer wants any part of. The old Sam took "mean girl" to a whole new level, and it's clear she and Cassie were more like best enemies. Sam is pretty sure that losing her memories is like winning the lottery. She's getting a second chance at being a better daughter, sister, and friend, and she's falling hard for Carson Ortiz, a boy who has always looked out for her-even if the old Sam treated him like trash. 

But Cassie is still missing, and the facts about what happened to her that night isn't just buried deep inside of Sam's memory-someone else knows, someone who wants to make sure Sam stays quiet. All Sam wants is the truth, and if she can unlock her clouded memories of that fateful night, she can finally move on. But what if not remembering is the only thing keeping Sam alive?

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Review: Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor


Summary: Around the world, black handprints are appearing on doorways, scorched there by winged strangers who have crept through a slit in the sky.

In a dark and dusty shop, a devil's supply of human teeth grown dangerously low.

And in the tangled lanes of Prague, a young art student is about to be caught up in a brutal otherwordly war.

Meet Karou. She fills her sketchbooks with monsters that may or may not be real; she's prone to disappearing on mysterious "errands"; she speaks many languages--not all of them human; and her bright blue hair actually grows out of her head that color. Who is she? That is the question that haunts her, and she's about to find out.

When one of the strangers--beautiful, haunted Akiva--fixes his fire-colored eyes on her in an alley in Marrakesh, the result is blood and starlight, secrets unveiled, and a star-crossed love whose roots drink deep of a violent past. But will Karou live to regret learning the truth about herself?

***

Initial Thoughts: Oh boy, this book was a roller coaster of emotion, action, love, suspense, darkness, happiness, mystery and so much more! It was written so well and with so much emotion that I couldn't help but fall in love with everything and everyone in the book! It was an amazing story that everyone should read.

The Characters: Karou (who, by the way, has an awesome name) is a chimera, a demon. But she is such a strong main character and confident, sweet, funny, determined...human really. She is physically human but in all actuality, a chimera (very long story, as in, it would take a whole book to find out and explain!). But she is an amazing character who I absolutely love. Akiva (which is also an awesome name) is a seraphim, an angel. But shockingly is a tortured one emotionally and definitely lost. He once had fallen in love with a chimera and then the chimera killed her right in front of him. Ever since and even before he retreated into himself and shut and destroyed all emotion so he comes off as cold and calculating. But changes when he meets Karou for some odd reason. The whole plot was so intricately woven that literally everything was connected - such as, it was no coincidence that Akiva was drawn to Karou and vice versa.

“Once upon a time,
an angel and a devil fell in love.
It did not end well.”

The Story: Have you ever read a story where a demon was the main character, the "hero", and wasn't evil or anything? Or how about an angel that is lost and portrayed as the villain? Yeah, I didn't think so. So basically Karou grew up with chimeras and they were her family and she was always running weird errands like collecting teeth - lots and lots of teeth. She had no idea who she was just that they were her family and that they really loved her and she loved them. But one day while running and errand, she comes across Akiva and his first instinct was to kill her because - hello, demon - but he can't and this just leads into the rest of the story. After Akiva "meets" (after tracking her and hiding out at the place she lives) Karou again both Akiva and Karou were try to find and discover who each other were and in the process they fell in love, over the whole book. And you know the saying "tough love"? I think it should really be for when love is tough especially in this book where demons and angels are in love and their worlds are just falling apart from death and destruction. But they do fall in love and it really felt real and I loved it!

But not everything ever ends happily and the truth doesn't always set you free. This definitely happened at the end. Throughout the whole book I wanted to know what was the truth about everything and I kept guessing at every new piece of information about the past and how it fit but I could never and then you get the whole story in the last few chapters and everything starts to go crazy and then, I swear silence. The last page is silence (not literally). But it is silent because there is just this huge tsunami of emotion building up throughout the book that when the truth is finally out there, everything stops so as to process it and then it ends and you have to pick up the next book!

End Thoughts: This is a must read for anyone. It was beautifully written and the plot was constructed in such a way that everything was connected but kept you guessing the whole time. I loved it and definitely give it 5 stars!

 

Review: Frozen by Melissa de la Cruz & Michael Johnston


Summary: Welcome to New Vegas, a city once covered in bling, now blanketed in ice. Like much of the destroyed planet, the place knows only one temperature—freezing. But some things never change. The diamond in the ice desert is still a 24-hour hedonistic playground and nothing keeps the crowds away from the casino floors, never mind the rumors about sinister sorcery in its shadows.

At the heart of this city is Natasha Kestal, a young blackjack dealer looking for a way out. Like many, she's heard of a mythical land simply called “the Blue.” They say it’s a paradise, where the sun still shines and the waters are turquoise. More importantly, it’s a place where Nat won’t be persecuted, even if her darkest secret comes to light.

But passage to the Blue is treacherous, if not impossible, and her only shot is to bet on a ragtag crew of mercenaries led by a cocky runner named Ryan Wesson to take her there. Danger and deceit await on every corner, even as Nat and Wes find themselves inexorably drawn to each other. But can true love survive the lies? Fiery hearts collide in this fantastic tale of the evil men do and the awesome power within us all.

***

Initial Thoughts: I was really surprised by how much I enjoyed the book. It had action, romance, magic, people dying, more action...it was a great read and I had fun reading it!

The Characters: Nat is a sixteen year old girl and one of the "marked". The "marked" are literally marked but they have different powers and some are even magical creatures. Those who are marked are prosecuted and killed and blamed for everything. Nat had recently escaped from a place that holds marked and makes them use their powers for evil and destruction basically. Plus Nat always has thought of herself as a monster which makes her never get too close to people - for instance - Wes. Wes (Ryan Wesson) is a runner which means that he basically helps slip people out of New Vegas and get them to other countries so that they have a better chance at freedom. He has a crew with him and some of them are pretty shady but Shakes (my favorite crew member) is a sweet and funny character as well as a best friend to Wes. 

The Story: Nat, having recently escaped, is working in New Vegas as a blackjack dealer and when she gets enough money to escape she looks for the best and only willing runner and that person happens to be Wes. (Now I won't tell you how they meet for the first time but I thought it was pretty funny). At first I thought the whole story was going to be about them on Wes's ship looking for the Blue (which I forgot to mention is the only place left that is normal and livable and safe for the marked) but as it turns out, it is not and I was really surprised by that but I also loved it too! A lot of action happens before they even set sail but there is plenty that happens when they finally do manage to make it to the ship. When they are at sea a lot happens - people die, some disappear, new people show up, pirates and slavers show up too, some mythological creatures and other marked are there too...a lot of fun! The ending completely surprised me and I totally shed some tears. 

The Romance: As I said above, Nat though she was a monster and stayed away from people emotionally. But Wes was always pulling her out of herself and making her laugh and be happy and even when he finds out she is marked, he doesn't care and tells and shows her she isn't a monster or freak. In addition to the adventure part of the book, it was also about Nat discovering that she is a good person and that people love her and are there for her. Nat and Wes's relationship was executed very well!

End Thoughts: Great book that has everything in it! I really liked it and would recommend it to anyone and everyone! 4.5 stars!

Waiting On Wednesday - 3/26/14

                                     Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

The book I'm waiting for this week is called Salvage by Alexandra Duncan. I'm really excited and have heard great things about the book! Hope you check it out and Happy Reading!


Summary: Ava, a teenage girl living aboard the male-dominated deep space merchant ship Parastrata, faces betrayal, banishment, and death. Taking her fate into her own hands, she flees to the Gyre, a floating continent of garbage and scrap in the Pacific Ocean, in this thrilling, surprising, and thought-provoking debut novel that will appeal to fans of Across the Universe, by Beth Revis, and The Handmaid's Tale, by Margaret Atwood.

Cover Reveal: Girl Lost by Nazarea Andrews

And the Cover for Girl Lost is...


Summary: Northern was supposed to be a fresh start—a place where people didn’t know who I was or how I had spent years in and out of mental institutes. People didn't know about my parents death or the island no one heard of. But when Peter sits next to me in lit class, I can’t stop the memories, and I don’t want to. He looks too much like the boy from the island, and despite my best intentions, coaxes my secrets from me.


 He’s gorgeous, irresistible, a little mad, and completely lost—we are a pair of broken cogs in a world neither of us truly fits into. And he listens when I talk, about the past and the terrifying future. He is somehow gentle and fierce, heartbreaking in his devotion and savage in his defense. 

 When Belle, his best friend, shows up, pale and lovely and sick, Peter pulls away from me, a startling withdrawal. It’s a relationship that scares and confuses me. She is at times warm and friendly, and other times is violent and unpredictable.

 Peter says that he wants me, but refuses to let himself get close. And there are secrets, surrounding both of us, that border on nightmares. As the memories close in, as Belle gets sicker and more violent, I’m torn between what is true and what I believe, and what this magical boy knows about my mysterious past.

*Suitable for 17+. A romantic contemporary retelling of the boy who never grew up.
           Publication: May 1st, 2014

Excerpt:

 I shrug. "Because I can't help but trust you. Even though it's stupid and I have no good reason for it--I want to trust you. I want you to be someone I can trust." I open my mouth, to tell him about the boy, about why it is so important to me. Why I should stay away from him, and why I can't seem to.
Peter speaks first. "I don't know who your father is. I don't know why you want to run from your past. But the thing is, Gwen, I don't care. I want to be part of now. I'll fight tooth and nail to be part of now."
"What if now is temporary?" I ask, thinking about my aunt and my tenuous grasp on sanity and all the reasons I should step away from Peter.
"Then we enjoy what we have," he murmurs. I shudder as his voice wraps around me, as warm as the hand curving around my neck. He makes a low noise, and lifts me, until I'm sitting in the circle of his crossed legs. Pressed against him. I can feel his heartbeat through his shirt, the unsteady pounding. His fingers are still pressed against my hips, still holding onto me despite having me where he wants.
I should move back, put distance between us, so he knows that this isn’t ok. I sit still and silent in his arms and wait for the chiding voice, telling me it’s wrong.
The voice that has drown out every thought and feeling, every time a boy has touched me.
But it’s silent, oddly absent—maybe it is as charmed by Peter’s appearance as I am.
“What is Lane, to you?” he asks, breaking my thoughts.
I shrug, looking at the pulse point pounding in his throat. “A friend.”
“I don’t want you near him.” He says.
There is a part of me, slight but there, that is annoyed by his pronouncement. But the bigger part is smirking, leaning in so that my lips tickle along his neck. Peter goes very still, as I whisper, a hairs breath from his skin, “Are you jealous?”
His voice is low, gravelly, “Yes. Fuck, yes I am. I don’t want any man near you—I hate Micah for being your brother. I want you with me, always.”
His voice is so fierce, wild. It’s a savagery that is at odds with the soft circle of his arms, the gentle press of his fingers on my back.
That is all tenderness and fragile care.




About the Author:
 Nazarea Andrews is an avid reader and tends to write the stories she wants to read. She loves chocolate and coffee almost as much as she loves books, but not quite as much as she loves her kids. She lives in south Georgia with her husband, daughters, and overgrown dog.


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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Review: Mindspeak by Heather Sunseri


Summary: She was created for a purpose so revolutionary, someone was willing to kill for it.

Seventeen-year-old Lexi Matthews keeps two secrets from her elite boarding school classmates—she’s the daughter of a famous and controversial geneticist, and she can influence people’s thoughts.

But after new student Jack DeWeese heals her broken arm with an anything-but-simple touch, he forces Lexi to face a new reality—her abilities reach much further than speaking to the minds of others.

After Lexi’s father goes missing and she receives threatening emails, she can’t decide whether to fall into Jack’s arms or run and hide.

As Lexi seeks answers to what she and Jack are, she discovers a truth more unsettling than anything her science books can teach. And letting Jack into her life of secrets is not only a threat to her very existence, but it just might break her heart wide open.

***

Initial Thoughts: What a nice, fun, sweet, action-packed, and absolutely amazing book to read! Mindspeak was a great book that I had a lot of fun reading and getting swept up with everything happening in it!

The Characters: Lexi is seventeen and has always known she was different because she could control people with her thoughts though not without consequences. She'd always get nosebleeds and headaches from using her abilities. I liked her as a character and she acted  how I would probably act in her situations. She freaks out a lot and does cry quite a bit but it's understandable because 1. her dad was murdered because of his work, then 2. having someone else trying to kill her as well. She doesn't know who to trust and also she finds out she is a genetically altered and cloned human and not the only one- it's a lot to take in. Jake is my favorite I think in the book though! He's so sweet and protective of Lexi that he'll do anything to keep her safe, plus he's a genetically altered and cloned human as well!! There's also Seth who pops up throughout the book and is very secretive and knows what's going on with everything practically (he also happens to be related to Lexi).

The Story: Lexi goes to this school that is pretty secret and basically hides the kids of famous people so that nothing happens to them. A lot of stuff happens right off as mentioned above with her dad dying and such. Her father is a geneticist that had worked with Jack's dad and some others back before she was even born. Lexi has never met Jack until he starts the senior year at the school with her. And pretty soon after that she finds out he is like her and he has the ability to heal people's wounds. Then basically after that, Lexi learns to trust Jack (who she should never have doubted because he's awesome, though I'll admit I was a bit hesitant at first) and then they are trying to find her dad's journals that have all the answers to what is happening around them and also trying to find out who's trying to kill Lexi and why. So many secrets and questions arise throughout the story that I was pulled in the whole time and loved everything!

The Romance: Lexi and Jack are so cute! It takes awhile for Lexi to learn to trust but she does eventually (thankfully!). But as I've said before, Jack is sweet and protective of Lexi and you really feel their love grow and shine throughout the book.

End Thoughts: Absolutely loved it! It was written really well and fun to read. I'd definitely read it again and am definitely reading the next book which I've heard is even better than that first!! 4.5 stars!

Review: Desecration: The Wizard Queen at Sixteen by Hadley Holt

Summary: In a hidden world of wizards where only men hold the power of magic, one girl arises with the power to change everything, if she isn’t killed first…

Adriana Victoriana Evangelista (Addie), daughter to the High Chancellor of the Wizard’s Council, has always been the perfect wizard girl. She never questions why men possess magical powers and women have no power at all, magical or otherwise. Male wizards blend into the modern human world, leading huge corporations while wizard women are sequestered away.  

On her sixteenth birthday, Addie discovers she possesses magic. Under wizard law, she is a desecration. An ancient prophecy surrounds the emergence of a girl magic-wielder, the wizard queen, who is destined to bring about the downfall of the wizard-kin.

Addie has long had a forbidden crush on a human boy who lives in the wizard stronghold, Rory Devlin. As she delves deeper into the dangerous mysteries surrounding her own destiny, she suspects Rory might be more than just human.

Addie’s fate sends her straight into the path of a powerful and evil sorcerer, but the worst danger of all may come from right inside her own home.
***
Initial Thoughts: What a truly and amazingly well written book. Everything was developed so well that I was literally hooked from the first sentence. The story was perfect and I loved everything about it.  
The Characters: There's Addie, her best friend Izzy, Hugo, and Rory. Addie is an awesome character. She's sixteen and has always followed her place in the wizard society but on her sixteenth birthday she gets powers which girls aren't supposed to have and everything goes haywire from there. Izzy is an awesome best friend to Addie. She's funny and full of life. Hugo is also amazing. He cares for his friends so much and all of their friendship feels so real and true when reading the book. Now Rory is a human who lives with this wizard family and I liked him from the start (so does Addie apparently!) and as the story goes on, you learn more and more about why he is a part of everything and his heritage as well. 
The Story: It's Addie and her twin's brother sixteenth birthday and it isn't a very good one for Addie. First she gets powers which doesn't happen to girls and later that day, she gets a rare familiar (an animal that chooses a wizard to be with for the rest of their life and communicates with them and helps to boost their powers). And since familiars only choose wizards, it only confirms that Addie is one. But she pretends it's a fluke because of her brother. But Hugo, Izzy, and Rory know she has powers and Hugo starts to teach her how to use it. Addie also has the ability to see a person's magic color which is helpful and dangerous because it allows her to see sorcerers who are evil wizards. But as the story goes along, more secrets are uncovered and discoveries are made about Rory and other wizards and just their world and their war in general. 
The whole story was full of action and the characters changed for better or for worse. Addie definitely changed and become a stronger person about her role that she would play and that was a great thing to see. Some characters obviously fell in love and I definitely approve of Addie and Rory together. I also think Izzy and Hugo would be cute but I don't know how things are going to work out because in their society, there are arranged marriages and no way out, so I definitely am looking forward for the next book!
End Thoughts: I think this is one of the best YA books I've ever read. It was clean, enticing, engaging, and an all around great book. I'd recommend it to anyone! 5 stars!!

Monday, March 24, 2014

Monday Recs. - 3/24/14

Hey guys, the last few days have been really off for posts and it's all my fault cause I had computer issues and just no time in general to do anything. So with that, my apologies and my Monday Recommendation for today is... Branded (Fall of Angels #1) & the rest of the books by Keary Taylor!

Summary: Jessica had the nightmares for as long as she can remember. Nightmares of being judged by people who have died, of being branded by the angels. Her friends and family think she's crazy because of it all. Yet she carries the mark of the condemned, seared into the back of her neck, and hides it and herself away from the world.

But when two men she can't ignore enter her life everything changes, including the nightmares. The two of them couldn't be more different. She will do anything to be with one of them. Even tell him the truth about angels, why she never sleeps, and the scar on the back of her neck. But one of the two has set events into motion that will pull her toward her own judgment and turn her into the object of her greatest fear.

Cover Reveal: Lux: Beginnings by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Jennifer Armentrout is my all time favorite author so I'm happy to bring to you the cover for The Lux: Beginnings (Obsidian and Onyx)!!

The Lux: Beginnings (Obsidian and Onyx) Cover  is...


  Obsidian (Book 1):

 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 lights me up with a big fat bulls-eye. 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.
Onyx (Book 2):
            Daemon’s determined to prove what he feels for me is more than a product of our bizarro alien connection. So I’ve sworn him off, even though he’s running more hot than cold these days. But we’ve got bigger problems. 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? 



ABOUT THE AUTHOR: 
# 1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling author Jennifer 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 is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. 
She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins

LUX: BEGINNING (Obsidian & Onyx) Links:
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