Lux: Consequences

19081402Opal and Origin by J. L. Armentrout

Welcome back, Katy and Daemon! Oh how I’ve missed you.

Like Lux: Beginnings, Lux: Consequences is a compendium, this time containing Opal and Origin, books two and three of the Lux series. Opal picks up in the aftermath of Adam’s death (SOB), Blake’s & Will’s disappearances, Dawson’s return, and Katy’s torture by Daedalus, the secret government sect under the DOD that regulates (read: KIDNAPS AND TORTURES AND FORCIBLY EXPERIMENTS ON) the Luxen. I know, TONS OF STUFF. The gang is still reeling from the events of Onyx but hatch a plan to push back on Daedalus and rescue Dawson’s dear beloved Beth. But, you know, “the best laid plans…”

Shit’s gon’ go downhill reeeeeeeeal fast. Continue reading

Scarlet

13206760Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

Scarlet is the second installment in Marissa Meyer’s Cinder series–you know, those books that basically the entire world except me has finished? Yeah…those… Anyway, Scarlet switches setting and story to 18-year-old Scarlet (Little Red Riding Hood) who’s dead-set on finding her beloved grandma’s kidnappers and is joined by street fighting bestial hot boy, Wolf, who aids in her quest.

I absolutely adore Scarlet. She’s forward, determined, and won’t take shit from anyone. She’s also an inherently good person and vehemently defends Cinder to everyone despite that she’s a lunar and even though they’ve never met. Just because it’s right. She’s got a lot of spunk–more, I’d argue, than even Cinder in the first–and even when things start to go sour she never once seriously considers bailing. There’s no ‘either save my grandma or nothing at all’ because the nothing isn’t an option–there is only saving her grandmother. Continue reading

Cinder

11235712Cinder by Marissa Meyer

So Cinder is one of those books that everybody’s read and all of them love. Apparently. I am one of those people who didn’t read it for, like, four years once the series was done and the hype was ending. Evidently.

But DAMN guys, I should have read this ages ago!

For those of you who don’t know (and I know it is hiiiiiiiiighly probable none of you fit that bill), Cinder is a futuristic retelling Cinderella as–wait for it–a cyborg! Serious props to Meyer for coming up with that one. The story takes place in New Beijing, 126 years after WWIV. The world is now divided into kingdoms (more or less representative of the current countries) in relative peace who work together on matters of international peril. Cinder is a mechanic working in the Commonwealth of New Beijing where letumosis claims the lives of many everyday. Then there are the Lunars, mysterious and sort of magical beings from the moon thought to be the source of the plague but also a massive threat to world peace. The Lunars want something and Prince Kai isn’t quite willing to give it to them. When his path crosses with Cinder’s, well, things get a whole lot more complicated. Continue reading

Lux: Beginnings

19081403Obsidian and Onyx by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Okay guys, get ready because this review is going to have a lot of gushing.

Are you prepared? You sure? Good.

I FREAKING LOVED THIS BOOK!

Lux: Beginnings is volume one of the Lux series reprint and contains the first two books, Obsidian and Onyx. The MC, Kat, has just moved to the tiny not-quite-a-town of Ketterman in West Virginia, right next door to the mysterious Black twins, Daemon and Dee. Through to various unexpected encounters with bears, attackers, and transport trucks she discovers the Blacks’ secret: they are aliens from the planet Lux. The Luxen are beings made of light forced to flee to Earth following the death of their home planet where they are now monitored by a sector of the US Department of Defense. Oh, and they are the sworn enemies of the Arum, beings of darkness who’s life’s aspiration is to take the powers of the Luxen which is done, of course, by killing them. Fun! Continue reading

Alienated

13574417So I read this book and wrote this review a while ago but since the second one just came out I figured I’d post it here 🙂

 Alienated by Melissa Landers

Let me start off by saying that I am not a huge Sci-Fi/alien/outer-space reader so my expectations weren’t all that high. An Instagram account I follow kept talking about it and then my friend started talking about it so I figured there’s no harm in seeing what all the hype’s about.

The book is written by Melissa Landers and is the start of the Alienated series. The length of the series is currently undecided but the sequel, Invaded, is set to come out in February 2015. The story: WE ARE NOT ALONE IN THIS UNIVERSE! There’s this planet called L’eihr with all these really intelligent people, cool gadgets, and very advanced technology. Continue reading