Review: Opposition by Jennifer L. Armentrout

13644055Opposition by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Paranormal, Romance
Published by: Entangled Teen
Pages: 352
Format: E-Book
Series: Obsidian (Lux #1), Onyx (#2), Opal (#3), Origin (#4)
Rating: ★★
Where to Find: Goodreads Author | Amazon

Daemon and Katy have reached the end of their journey: an alien apocalypse. Will they be able to put aside their lust for each other long enough to fight the battle? ….eh, no.  Continue reading “Review: Opposition by Jennifer L. Armentrout”

Review: Black Cairn Point by Claire McFall

25326323Black Cairn Point by Claire McFall
Genre: Gothic, Paranormal, Contemporary
Published by: Hot Key Books
Pages: 258
Format: Paperback
Rating: ★★★
Where to Find: Goodreads | Amazon

This book was so addicting and there was no way I could put it down when it really got going. Five kids on a camping trip to an ancient burial ground? Sign me up! I’d describe this book as soft core paranormal, where the majority of the story is contemporary with a hint of mystery.

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Review: Opal and Origin by Jennifer L. Armentrout

1336253613644052Opal and Origin by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Paranormal, Romance
Published by: Entangled
Pages: 385
Format: E-Book
Series: Obsidian (Lux #1) | Onyx (#2)
Rating: ★★ & ★★★
Where to Find: Goodreads | Author | Amazon

I’m combining the third and fourth book into one review, because the third book just really didn’t warrant it’s own review. So little happened, it was a blip in my reading schedule and I didn’t have anything insightful to add to my reviews of the series so far. Without further ado, here’s how I think the series is going. (Spoiler: Uphill, thank goodness!)

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Review: Onyx by Jennifer L. Armentrout

13047090Onyx by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Paranormal, Romance
Published by: Entangled
Pages: 500
Format: E-Book
Series: Obsidian (Lux #1)
Rating: ★★
Where to Find: Goodreads | Author | Amazon

Thank goodness! This book wasn’t a replica of ‘New Moon’ as I had previously imagined. I was pleasantly surprised by the amount of content within the book, moving more towards originality. I appreciated this more than the last book, but it was still filled with tropes set to annoy me and at 500 pages long, I contemplated not finishing. But I did, so here are my thoughts. Continue reading “Review: Onyx by Jennifer L. Armentrout”

Review: Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout

12578077Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Paranormal, Romance
Published by: Entangled
Pages: 335
Format: E-Book
Rating: ★
Where to Find:
Goodreads | Author | Amazon

So many people on BookTube rave about the writing and books of Jennifer L. Armentrout. I was super intrigued to pick up the first in the Lux series, ‘Obsidian’, to get a taste of the author and see what all the fuss is about. As is usually the case with hyped books, I was disappointed. Continue reading “Review: Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout”

Review: Imposter by Susanne Winnacker

16135109Imposter by Susanne Winnacker
Genre: Paranormal, Sci-Fi, Mystery
Published by: Razorbill
Pages: 310
Format: Paperback
Rating: ★★.5
Where to Find: Goodreads | Amazon

I picked this book up at my local library mostly because the main character Tessa had a vaguely similar power to Rogue from the X-Men (which I love!), considering I read this book on a whim, I was pleasantly surprised! However, I didn’t feel like the story was necessarily anything I hadn’t read before. Definitely a book for fan of Starters by Lissa Price.

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Review: Split Second by Kasie West

15792316Split Second by Kasie West
Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance
Published by: HarperTeen
Pages: 360
Format: e-Book
Rating: ★★★
Series: Pivot Point (#1)
Where to Find: Goodreads | Amazon

Contrary to the majority, I actually enjoyed Pivot Point more, although this book really did tie up all the loose ends of the series I felt that it was kind of tedious, and certainly not as gripping as the first book. I think the addition of Laila’s voice added to the story, but the differing perspectives weren’t as enjoyable, for me anyway, as the two different voices of Addie that made Pivot Point so original.

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Review: Don’t Even Think About It by Sarah Mlynowski

Do21074867n’t Even Think About It by Sarah Mlynowski
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, Paranormal
Published by:
Orchard Books
Format: Paperback
Where to Find:
Goodreads | Amazon

Don’t Even Think About It is about a group of students, from the same tutor group, that all develop telepathy and subsequently have to deal with that. They all have secrets that they don’t want shared, and they all have things they’d rather not hear. Lies can’t go unnoticed, and opinions can’t be hidden.

It’s hard to explain the narrative, because although it was third person, it was also collective. In the beginning of the book I found this strange because I wasn’t entirely sure what was going on, however once it had been explained as ‘if you can read each others thoughts it’s hard to know the boundaries of your own mind, and where your thoughts end and the next person’s start, it worked extremely well. I liked the majority of the characters, but would have liked to have read about some of the lesser characters too who also had telepathy. One of  my favourite story lines was Tess’ and Olivia’s because they both really grew as characters and their development was enjoyable to read. I also had a fondness for Pi’s story, because suddenly her intelligence doesn’t mean as much when everybody can just read her mind and copy her answers, and I really liked to read about how she dealt with the situation.

I loved how everyone’s thoughts were believable for their age group. The teenagers’ thoughts were pretty much along the lines of what I imagine other teens thinking, the adult’s thought, maybe not so much, but I think there needed to be that distinction between the age groups so the adults generally thought of more explicit things. Each of the main character’s thoughts were an extension of their personality as well, which might sound like a weird comment to make, but considering the majority of the conversations happened in listed italics the thoughts needed to be easily connected to the characters who were speaking.

Mackenzie’s was probably one of my least favourite story lines, which was a shame, because she had quite a significant role in the novel, but I just couldn’t connect to her attitude or character. I was intrigued by characters like Brinn and would definitely like to hear more about her, and others like Nike, in the sequels.

The pacing was quite slow, but everyone had to come to terms with their new super powers, so that’s understandable, but the drama was what made me keep reading! So much drama! At literally every corner something is happening to at least five of the characters that you can’t help but want to read. It was like reading one big book of gossip, rumours and opinions. Amazing.

Overall, I enjoyed Don’t Even Think About It, but I would’ve liked even more action from the sort of government agency and even more teamwork from class 10B.