Top 5 Auto – Buy Authors

Cassandra Clare’s writing is magical and the shadow hunter world that she created is going to be something that will be remembered and loved for years to come. I am eager to read anything and everything that she writes! 

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Sarah J Maas is yet another author who was able to create an amazing world and characters that jump of the page and seem scarily realistic. I am yet to read A Court of Thorns and Roses but I can say that with the Throne of Glass Series the books get better and better ( and bigger…) with each one. 

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Jennifer L. Armentrout is a legend when it comes to creating loveable male characters! She is great at world building and just an overall literary goddess in my opinion and I am happy to say that I still have a lot to read of her books and I shall savour every moment.

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Marissa Meyer has not disappointed me yet! I haven’t read Winter yet but the rest of this series is incredible and certainly some of the best books that I have read this year. I look forward to Stars Above coming out soon and any future books that Marissa Meyer releases.

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Libba Bray wrote an incredible book, The Diviners, which I read and fell in love with. The plot, Characters, writing, setting and simply everything was perfect. I know that she has Written many books and that I shouldn’t judge her based on one book, but hey… I loved it. I will starting Lair of Dreams a the start of 2016 and I have already ordered the Gemma Doyle trilogy which is at the top of my TBR. 

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Obsidian – Jennifer L. Armentrout

Goodreads Synopsis –

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.

Goodreads Rating  – 4,26/5 stars

Review –

I liked this book. It had a great plot line and I would give 5 stars to that alone, however the book did have a couple of faults in my opinion, for example the characters and the way they acted reminded me of Twilight. I don’t have anything strongly against Twilight, it’s just the fact that that ship has sailed so I was expecting something quirky and original. I loved J.L. Armentrout’s Dark Elements trilogy , due to her unique humour and witty sarcasm, but didn’t see much of it in this book.

I finally picked up this book because everyone was talking about it… correction, they were talking about Daemon Black. The brooding sexy next door neighbour of our protagonist. He was a good character if not extremely frustrating at times. His sister Dee was portrayed really well, and was such a likeable character that I was able to connect with her within the first couple of chapters.

J.L.Armentrout seems to be very good at portraying her Main characters as people who have experienced the loss of a parent(s). It comes across fairly often and seems to balance out the novel with it’s mixture of humour, teenage mischief and the supernatural.

The Main Character, Kat, seemed to annoy me at times because as we see oh so very often… the main character is a confused little girl who doesn’t know what she wants and seems to be thrust into a situation that she is not ready to handle and ends up with everyone bending over backwards to protect her, whilst she is still trying to figure out whether she wants to kiss Daemon or kill him.

Not the best book, but it is good and I would recommend it to everyone! unless you really hate Twilight…

My Rating – 3,5/ 5 stars

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White Hot Kiss – Jennifer L. Armentrout Review

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White Hot Kiss – Book 1

Synopsis – 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.

Average rating – 4,29/5 Stars

Review – First of all, ignore the cover and the title of the book because in my opinion they look bad and make a lot of people feel sceptical about picking up this book. Seriously, no amount of great marketing can help when the cover and title of the book looks like a continuation of 50 Shades of grey.It seem like it could be some sort of cheesy romance story along the lines of Twilight ( no offence Twilight fans), that is actually rather messy and very cliche. Either way the title “White hot kiss” does not say much about the book, however it does have some relevance to the main character ( Layla) who has never kissed anyone due to her demon – soul sucking powers.

Right from the start this book is brilliant as it sucks you in with the action and humour from Chapter 1! The high level of humour and sarcasm keeps the book light, where in some places it can discuss uncomfortable topics such as virginity and child abandonment. Layla is a kick ass character, yet she isn’t made out to be completely perfect and unbeatable, which makes her more realistic. Roth’s character is portrayed at first as the stereotypical demon, but as the book progresses, the character development is excellent. All the character change in their own ways, mostly becoming more mature as they deal with many crisis. Sam and Stacy are two human characters that make the world building more realistic. They are funny, and in the next two books very important.

The book has a love triangle between Layla, the boy she grew up with (Zayne the warden), and a demon (Roth) that she meets unexpectedly at the start of the book, and who turns her beliefs about demons and warden upside-down. I don’t hate  love triangles as a concept, but I still found this one to be a little forced and irritating at times. No matter how many times Layla wanted Zayne, it seemed obvious straight away that Roth took his place the moment they met, and that Zayne was more of a brother than a boyfriend. I hope that the love triangle doesn’t continue for the rest of the books.

My rating – 4/5 Stars