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What I’m reading:
A Game of Thrones by George Martin. I LOVE the show and since I got this book as a Christmas present, I might as well read it! So far, its very much like the show and I like it, of course. However, the amount of detail written about the world is a little too much.
University has kicked off! you know what that means… less posts unfortunately :( On the upside, i finished Allegiant by Veronica Roth and Opal by Jennifer Armentrout! I hope to post a review sometime soon! Anyways, back to studying for me…
Read on, fellow readers!
So I picked up Allegiant a few months ago but I haven’t finished it. Honestly, I couldn’t get past the first forty or so pages. I don’t know exactly what about the book was turning me off. Maybe it was that the first few pages felt a little “elementary” to me. Maybe it’s just Tris. Not to offend anyone, but she may be the most annoying character I’ve ever read about.
Well, I’ve decided to give this book another chance and find out if in my opinion, it did deserve its rank as Goodread’s best Young Adult Fantasy Book of 2013. Honestly, I thought some of the other books were more worthy of that title. I wonder of there are any others out there that feel the same.
Et voila! I bought Onyx, the second book in the Lux series (the first being Obsidian) only yesterday and I just breezed through that book. It was great! I couldn’t put it down!
Now don’t get me wrong, there wasn’t much action in the book until the very end- and even then it still wasn’t very action-y compared to the first book, but the romance and relationship between Katy and Daemon was very entertaining.
There’s that word again. Entertaining. I think this is one of the main reasons I will be following this series. The other being, I am a big sucker for sweet and cheesy romance stories.
Daemon definitely improved. We got to see his sweet, “boyfriend material” side in this book and man, does he make me wish for my own Daemon. There was this one scene that had me squealing like a little girl who found out she got a puppy for Christmas. For those of you that read the book, you’ll know what I’m talking about- the Thanksgiving scene. Daemon is so thoughtful, and kind and sweet when he wants to be. I love it.
Katy did annoy me quite a bit in this book. She is insistent on ensuring that Daemon and her relationship doesn’t go anywhere by constantly blaming Daemon’s sudden change of heart and actions on his “freaky alien mojo”. But her concerns were understandable. I mean, I wouldn’t want to be with someone who only wanted to be with me because of some weird, otherworldly connection. I would want them to be with me for me. But when your decisions result in catastrophic events (y’all know what I’m talking about), then obviously, my respect for you would waver a bit.
One of the things I love about this series is how easily it makes me laugh. Katy and Daemon’s witty remarks are sure to bring a little laughter in your life.
All in all, hands down to the author. Her writing is quite similar to the thought processes of a typical, awkward teenage girl and I enjoyed most of it (aside from Katy’s stupid decisions).
My rating 3.25/ 5 stars because 3.5 seemed a bit too much to me.
Can’t wait to pick up Opal and Origin! I recommend this series if you’re still in hangover mode from the Twilight series or you’re looking for something a little different in the romance department. Also, to all the book lovers and book bloggers out there, you’ll find it so easy to connect with Katy. One of my favourite lines from the book,
"Dog-eared pages were the Antichrist of book lovers everywhere."
It’s so true. :’)
Read on, fellow readers! Read on!
Oh man, the city-wide power outage we had here due to an ice storm is the reason why this review is being posted so late. Power was out for 5 days! And it was freezing! Anyways, on to my “short” review.
I really enjoyed Obsidian! It was very entertaining. Now, I know Obsidian has been compared to Twilight and honestly, that comparison isn’t that far off. It really did remind me a bit of Twilight: awkward girl moves to small town, befriends a family of “others”, lives with a single parent. However, the similarities end there. You will find that Daemon is no Edward Cullen (Thank goodness- I never liked Edward Cullen). In fact, Daemon was the complete opposite of Edward Cullen- he was such a dick. I almost put the book down because I couldn’t tolerate how horrible he was to Katy. But I’m glad I kept reading. Daemon grew on me after a few chapters.
One scene I didn’t like was when Katy finds out what Daemon and his sister is. It felt a bit forced to me and I found it unrealistic how one moment Daemon’s all like “stay the hell away from us, you weak monkey” and literally the next instant he’s all like “okay, since you know about us, I’ll be nicer to you now and you NEED to stay with us.” (Sorry, for my lack of clarity here but hopefully you’ll see what I mean!)
Anyways, I’ll definitely keep up with this series. I’m curious to know where Daemon and Katy’s story will go. Not my favourite series but it’s definitely enjoyable.
My rating 3/5 stars
Read on fellow readers!