Title: Onyx (Lux #2)
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Published: June, 2012 by Entangled Publishing
Pages: 366
My Rating: ★★★★☆ 
Purchase: The Book Depository

Being connected to Daemon Black sucks…

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

Something worse than the Arum has come to town…

The Department of Defense are here. If they ever find out what Daemon can do and that we’re linked, I’m a goner. So is he. And there’s this new boy in school who’s got a secret of his own. He knows what’s happened to me and he can help, but to do so, I have to lie to Daemon and stay away from him. Like that’s possible. Against all common sense, I’m falling for Daemon. Hard.

But then everything changes…

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?

No one is who they seem. And not everyone will survive the lies…

Final Thoughts:
Having taken a four-and-a-half-year gap between Obsidian and Onyx, I went into this a little worried, but having just closed the book, I don’t think that hindered my enjoyment of this one. While it did take me a little longer to get back into the sexy alien mindset, once I got there, I was back! It did take me around 10 days of lunchbreak reading to finish this one, but it was by no means a bore. I found the Katy and Daemon angst brought a grin to my face, especially adding in all of the alien/government drama. It brings back memories of Roswell, yet managing to do its own thing. I have no doubt I’ll be continuing this series, with the rest of the books on their way to me now.

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Stacking The Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!

Titles link back to Goodreads
The Iron Legends by Julie Kagawa (purchased)
The Lost Prince by Julie Kagawa (thanks to Publisher)
Covet by Melissa Darnell (thanks to Publisher)
Onyx by Jennifer L. Armentrout (purchased)
Spark by Brigid Kemmerer (purchased)
Endless by Jessica Shirvington (purchased)

I only actually got three of these this week. I haven’t done one of these for over a month now–I just haven’t had the time. Last weekend I was busy going to a Patrick Wolf concert, and the ones before… well, I’ve been behind. I just read Storm by Brigid Kemmerer yesterday and really got into it, so I’m hoping that will keep me in the mood to read. That being said, I did pick up Gossip Girl Season Five yesterday as well, so I could end up marathoning that instead. Onto the books I picked up..thanks to Harlequin Teen for sending The Lost Prince, although I haven’t read any of the Iron Fey books yet, so I think I need to get onto that. I can’t decide what to pick up next though, both Onyx and Spark are calling to me. But knowing myself, I’ll probably end up picking up something else entirely.

Here are my latest reviews if you want to check them out:
Aihara, Miki Hot Gimmick #1-3, Hot Gimmmick, Omnibus 1
Kemmerer, Brigid Elemental #1, Storm
Marsden, John Tomorrow #3, The Third Day, The Frost


Title: Shadows (Lux #0.5)
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Published: February, 2012 by Entangled Publishing
Pages: 179
My Rating: ★★★★☆ 
Purchase: Amazon

The last thing Dawson Black expected was Bethany Williams. As a Luxen, an alien life form on Earth, human girls are…well, fun. But since the Luxen have to keep their true identities a secret, falling for one would be insane. Dangerous. Tempting. Undeniable.

Bethany can’t deny the immediate connection between her and Dawson. And even though boys aren’t a complication she wants, she can’t stay away from him. Still, whenever they lock eyes, she’s drawn in. Captivated. Lured. Loved.

Dawson is keeping a secret that will change her existence…and put her life in jeopardy. But even he can’t stop risking everything for one human girl. Or from a fate that is as unavoidable as love itself.

Final Thoughts:
I love that this novella exists. But if you haven’t read Obsidian, go read that now before you get stuck into this or you’ll probably be pretty confused. Everything that we were introduced to gradually in the first book was thrown straight at us in this. Focussing on Daemon’s twin, Dawson, we get to see an equally hot guy, minus the snark. I love both brothers, but Dawson was so much nicer, and I guess, more mature, giving off a vibe that made it really hard to believe he was actually sixteen. If you ignore the ages though, and enjoy it for what it is, you’ll find this to be one very addictive, albeit short, romance.

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Title: Obsidian (Lux #1)
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Published: by December, 2011 by Entangled Publishing
Pages: 268
My Rating: ★★★★☆ 
Purchase: The Book Depository

Starting over sucks.

When we moved to West Virginia right before my senior year, I’d pretty much resigned myself to thick accents, dodgy internet access, and a whole lot of boring…. until I spotted my hot neighbor, with his looming height and eerie green eyes. Things were looking up.

And then he opened his mouth.

Daemon is infuriating. Arrogant. Stab-worthy. We do not get along. At all. But when a stranger attacks me and Daemon literally freezes time with a wave of his hand, well, something…unexpected happens.

The hot alien living next door marks me.

You heard me. Alien. Turns out Daemon and his sister have a galaxy of enemies wanting to steal their abilities, and Daemon’s touch has me lit up like the Vegas Strip. The only way I’m getting out of this alive is by sticking close to Daemon until my alien mojo fades.

If I don’t kill him first, that is.

Final Thoughts:
Full of sexual Tension—and yes, that is with a capital T—Obsidian drew me in, right from the start. Any scene with Daemon was almost certain to plaster a grin to my cheeks. Total douche—but I loved it. As for Katy, she was pretty much your standard YA main character—dead parent, insecure over her appearance, and a carrying a bit of an attitude. She also repeatedly got herself into some dangerous situations against the better judgement of others. Still, like I said, the sexy alien premise hooked me, and I did end up enjoying the book—especially since Katy had a heap of obsessive book blogger tendencies. I cracked up over her freak out at missing a Waiting on Wednesday.

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In My Mailbox is a meme hosted by The Story Siren, which allows bloggers to share what books they’ve received in the past week. They can be from stores, contests, tours or publishers!

The Future Of Us by Jay Asher & Carolyn Mackler (thanks to Publishers)
Switched by Amanda Hocking (thanks to Publishers)
Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare (purchased) – My Review
Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout (purchased)
Hushed by Kelley York (purchased)

I haven’t heard much about The Future of Us, but the blurb sounds interesting, so I’ll check it out eventually. I actually prefer the new red cover of Switched, but the Australian one doesn’t look too bad either, and I’m looking forward to starting the series. I just read Clockwork Prince a few days ago. I’d been waiting a while for it, so I was excited when my preorder turned up last Monday. There are links to my review in this post. The last two are both Entangled releases. I’ve been enjoying their other books this year, so I had to get these as well. There have been heaps of excellent reviews for both, so I can’t wait to start them.

Here are my latest reviews if you want to check them out:
Clare, Cassandra The Infernal Devices #2, Clockwork Prince
Clement-Moore, Rosemary, Texas Gothic

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