Review: The Power (Titan #2) by Jennifer L Armentrout


Title: The Power
Author: Jennifer L Armentrout
Publisher/Year:  Spencer Hill Press 2/23/16
Length:   334 pages
Series:  Titan #2


With any great change, there is always strife, and the Covenant University has become the frontline between pure-bloods who want the Breed Order reinstated and the half-bloods who want the right to control their own destinies.

Fate has other plans.

The violence is escalating and war between the races seems inevitable, and it couldn’t come at a worse time. Hyperion may be out of commission, but Josie and Seth know they have only earned a reprieve. Seth must get Josie fully prepared, which means controlling her newfound abilities, and they need to find the other demigods before the Titans do.

But the gods are sensing a greater threat.

Only one thing is more dangerous than a bunch of starved Titans, and that’s an out-of-control Apollyon. The aether in Josie is drawing Seth in deeper, and when lust mixes with love and gives way to power, he knows being close to her is not only dangerous to her, but to everyone around them, but letting her go requires a level of selflessness that just isn’t Seth’s style.

The paths taken in the past are becoming the roads of the future.

Just as chaos breaks out, familiar faces from the past return, complicating the already strained bond between Josie and Seth, and when the danger from the Titans erupts with devastating consequences, the dark allure of power calls to Seth again, but this time Josie might not be able to pull him back.

And when the struggle between power and love becomes the deadliest battleground, there may be no salvation.

My Thoughts

I loved the original series and i love this one just as much.  i feel like i continue to be concerned with how they are going to evolve the story to make it fresh, yet still give us bits of the characters that we really love.  Ms Armentrout has done that!

So as you will remember, Josie is at the Covenant where she’s being trained to not just protect herself but to use her powers that need to gain strength.  At the same time, she’s sorting through these new feelings that she has for Seth, since that’s a place that neither of them have ever been before.  If that weren’t enough, the Shades and Titans are still after them, and there’s unrest in the school between Halfs and Pures, and well, death is all around them, all the time.

There are constantly hints being tossed at Josie on what she needs to know, who she needs to find, how she can find the other demigods and who she can trust, and i think that it’s a constant battle for her between being too trusting and skeptical at the same time.

So, that being said, we’re no a roller coaster that takes us on a variety of paths.  We see the return of Aiden and Alex which puts Josie out of balance, and makes Seth’s old personality come back a bit.  Then there’s the issue of all the Pures trying to kill the Halfs while making it a bit tougher to protect the school from outside forces, and then there’s the random appearances of gods throughout that keep giving bits of information but never the whole story.  Josie’s being told to perhaps not trust Seth and while they are on again off again, it’s not something that she’s truly conformed to.

This 2nd installment gives us the introduction to Hercules, another demigod that has quite a cocky attitude who’s role is to help seek out the other 3 demigods that haven’t awakened.  He’s got the ability to see them out, but i guess the question is whether everyone will manage to not kill him in the meantime.

Where this story goes though is a semi deja vu situation since there’s constant talk of ‘The God Killer’ which is the result if you remember in the first story where 2 Appollyons live in the same generation.  Everyone thinks that its Alex and with her return, there’s fear, but i guess you can’t count Seth out.  It’s not until Atlas shows up, a TItan that we see the unleashing of power that no one knew that anyone had, and well, the story is thrown into a tailspin.

I now have to say that im really excited to see what’s next in The Struggle and sad that i have to wait a year for it based on what i’ve read.  I think that there’s so much that this story can still do, and the characters are evolving still so much from the original series that i feel like we don’t even have a true sense of where it’s going to go.  Will Josie and Seth make it, will both Alex and Aiden continue to have their happily ever after?  Will Deacon and Luke make it to the end together?  THen there’s the question about who’s going to confront the Titans and who’s going to win.  Who’s going to die, since we’ve already seen a beloved character die in this installment.  So on that note – enjoy and now im off to find something else to entertain me reading wise!

Review: The Return (Titan #1) by Jennifer L Armentrout


Title:  The Return
Author: Jennifer L Armentrout
Publisher/Year:  Spencer Hill Press 2/15/15
Length:  344 pages
Series:  Titans #1


The Fates are cackling their bony asses off…

It’s been a year since Seth made the deal with the gods that pledged his life to them. And so far, the jobs they’ve given him have been violent and bloody–which is kind of all right with him. But now Apollo has something else in mind for Seth. He’s got to play protector while keeping his hands and fingers off, and for someone who really has a problem with restraint, this new assignment might be the most challenging yet.

Josie has no idea what this crazy hot guy’s deal might be, but it’s a good bet that his arrival means the new life she started after leaving home is about to be thrown into an Olympian-sized blender turned up to puree. Either Josie is going insane or a nightmare straight out of ancient myth is gunning for her.

But it might be the unlikely attraction simmering between her and the golden-eyed, secret-keeping Seth that may prove to be the most dangerous thing of all.

Because history has once again been flipped to repeat.

My Thoughts

SOOOo happy to be back in this series – even if it’s a spin-off.  There was something great about the big series when we were really invested in Alex, Aiden, and even Seth, and to know that the story has definitely not ended, and is going to get far far worse, well, it means that there’s so much left for us to enjoy.

In this book, we are focusing on Seth as expected, but there is another girl, who’s coming into powers that she could have never imagined, and would have never really believed in before either.  Josie never knew her father, who turns out to be a god, and ironically enough, the same relation to Alex so that they are connected (which makes things all that more creepy for Seth when he begins to see a growing attraction).

Throughout this story, we see Seth dealing with his internal battle, knowing that he gave up so much for Alex and Aiden, and that he’s going to pay the price forever, yet wondering if it’ll ever be enough to repent for what he’s done.  It takes a special sort of person (like Josie) to look past all that, even when she learns the truth, and still see Seth for what he is.

All this sappy bit aside, there’s something bad going on in the world.  After the battle that concluded the main series, one of the Titans had been released, and that’s bad – because he released the rest.  They are out to kill all the gods, and they are too powerful for even Seth and the gods together to kill.  they need the unexpected demigods help – and well, that’s a problem of its own since none of the demigods know that they are that – and well, most are still off the radar and need to be found.  1/2 were killed so there is a quick need to find the other 6 so that their powers can be unlocked and used together to kill the titans.  Who will win?  who will survive?  will we get to see more of Alex and Aiden?  I sure hope so.

On that note – i’m tracking down book 2 – not sure if it’s out yet, but i’ll sort that out shortly.  Happy Thursday!

Review: Opposition (Luxen #5) by Jennifer L Armentrout


Title: Opposition
Author: Jennifer L Armentrout
Publisher/Year: Entangled Publishing 8/5/14
Length: 289
Series: Luxen #5


Katy knows the world changed the night the Luxen came. She can’t believe Daemon stood by as his kind threatened to obliterate every last human and hybrid on Earth. But the lines between good and bad have blurred.

Daemon will do anything to save those he loves, even if it means betrayal. But when it quickly becomes impossible to tell friend from foe, and the world is crumbling around them, they may lose everything to ensure the survival of their friends…and mankind.

My Thoughts

I don’t know if part of me just didn’t want to finish the series, but honestly,it took me a good week longer to pick up this finale than it should have.  Remember that INSANE place that we were left at in the end of Origin – learning so much about what was going on with Origins and what they were – and then to have the Luxen storm the Earth – leaving us questioning what was going to happen next.

So this final book takes us to a point about 2 days after the Luxen army arrives – Katy is wondering where Daemon is and how he could have left her – with only Luc and Archer really around to deal with her given that Beth is even more fragile these days – not just deep in her ‘dark place’ but Katy soon learns that she’s prego as well.

What we get in this last installment is a war of the words of sorts – the Luxen trying to take over the Earth, assimilating human DNA and taking over every big city on the planet – all in the most horrendous of ways.  Katy and her Origin friends are trying to survive, only to encounter the badass Luxen at a convenience store when she’s out running to get supplies for Beth.  It’s when she’s almost killed by who at first she that was Daemon but realizes it’s Dawson – well…things go from bad to worse.

This story is a roller coaster of wondering who’s going to to be killed off, who is going to be trusted and who’s side is going to win.   I have to say that what really keeps this story going is that the high school romance that we saw develop between Katy and Daemon in the beginning turns into something that’s so deep and so intense that you can’t hope that they have their happy ending.

The interesting twist that’s brought to us by some folks that we don’t really love (a.k.a. Nancy Husher) is that there’s an interesting facet to the ‘connection’ that Katy and Daemon share and while i may believe it given what’s gone on, the last chapter – that confuses me since i’m sure that it contradicts it all.

We get a reappearing of the Arum and we begin to see inside their soul – not soul as in one Arum, but the soul of who they are and what they can do.  It’s Lotho – their leader that takes quite a lead role, and if it wasn’t for the fact that we’ve been conditioned to hate them since the onset of the series – i would actually like them A LOT.  i think that what we see with Hunter and Serena and their friends – well it’s taking things to a different level.

The other interesting bit is that there are Origins that we learn were hiding in with the Luxen, not working for the right folks and Origins that were just ‘bad eggs’ and that’s one of the biggest bits that makes this story compelling.  While it’s a bit obvious who is who in this final installment, it’s nice to see that it causes folks to really question why they’ve had certain opinions.

The teen angst bit of this story is to be expected – although i have to say that while we know that Luxen don’t really age the same way, the fact that Katy has been thrust into this situation and some how acts much more mature than she is – well that’s something that i don’t necessarily buy into – but have come to appreciate in the genre.  We also get to really see that she’s just trying to get back to her ‘normal’ – in the sense that she’s a book geek (just like me) and she wants a future with college and all that, and knows that she’s not ready to be a mom – but still – she’s a voice of reason that’s really more in tune with someone MUCH older.

Anyhow – we get the battles that we hope for, there’s a LOT of death among characters that we’ve known throughout the series as well as some newbies, and it’s really a good end to the journey.  I’d suggest that you read the entire series before getting into this one since there’s so much that’s hinted at and i don’t think that you’ll be disappointed.

Goodbye to the Luxen and i can’t wait to see what’s next for Ms. Armentrout.

Review: Sentinel (Convenant #5) by Jennifer L Armentrout


Title:  Sentinel
Author: Jennifer L Armentrout
Publisher/Year:  Spencer Hill Press 11/2/13
Length:  360 pages
Series: Covenant #5


It’s a beautiful day for a war. As the mortal world slowly slips into chaos of the godly kind, Alexandria Andros must overcome a stunning defeat that has left her shaken and in doubt of their ability to end this war once and for all. And with all the obstacles between Alex and her happily-ever-after with the swoonworthy Aiden St. Delphi, they must now trust a deadly foe as they travel deep into the Underworld to release one of the most dangerous gods of all time. In the stunning, action-packed climax to the bestselling Covenant Series, Alex must face a terrible choice: the destruction of everything and everyone she holds dear… or the end of herself.

My Thoughts

We’ve been following these characters on this journey for so long that I wasn’t sure what was going to happen exactly.  I mean, were we looking at a happy ending, and for whom? was it going to blow up in their faces and who was going to die since we all know that many folks do each installment.

So this fifth and final installment picks up right after Alex has had the crap beaten out of her by Ares, and literally is trying to heal her body after Apollo has given her the nectar of the gods in order to survive.  She’s mending, and Aiden of course is there with her every moment because of their strong bond.

Throughout this story, we see a different and ever changing side to Seth, since we don’t know what his motives are any more and even if he’s to be believed.  We know that he was with Lucien and Ares, and he was their pawn, but all of a sudden he seems to have had a change of heart and is siding with Alex/Aiden and the good guys.  No one knows if this is a good thing or not.

We see strategies play out on how they need to take Ares down and what that’s going to mean.  We see the on going debate about the transfer of power between Seth and Alex even know they’ve ‘agreed’ on what the best thing is on who will become the ‘God Killer’. Apollo continues to play a very strong role and we see a bit more of Hades and Artemis in this installment.  I really love Apollo – he’s such a great guy -likeable and you just want to believe that he’s going to be able to do what’s best for everyone.  Mind you i think that one of my favorite scenes is when we learn that he and Deacon have had a bit of something something together.  that was priceless.

The final third of the story was really where the anxiety kicks it up a notch.  The good guys are on the move, they have a plan and a secret weapon in their pocket on how they are going to take down Ares.  Alex continues to worry that Seth’s being dishonest, and i kept wondering that he was out for himself.  I think that’s one of the greatest things about this story – that you can’t trust him – he never does what he implies that he will and that’s keeping us on the edge of our seat.

I have to admit, i wasn’t expecting the end of the story to be what it was at all.  it really took a turn that was unexpected and that was great.  Another person that we cared about and really grew to be invested in was killed, the underworld plays a LARGE role, and we saw a lot more mythical folks than ever before.

If nothing else, this series went out with a bang, and i’m really glad that i’ve now spent the last year + with these characters since it was a great take of modern realism and fantasy mixed together.  With a bit of YA appropriate romance/passion….and maybe a baby?


Review: Origin (Lux Series #4) by Jennifer L Armentrout


Title:  Origin
Author:  Jennifer L Armentrout
Publisher/Year:  Entangled Publishing LLC, 8/27/13
Length:  400 Pages
Series: Lux Series #4


Daemon will do anything to get Katy back.

After the successful but disastrous raid on Mount Weather, he’s facing the impossible. Katy is gone. Taken. Everything becomes about finding her. Taking out anyone who stands in his way? Done. Burning down the whole world to save her? Gladly. Exposing his alien race to the world? With pleasure.

All Katy can do is survive.

Surrounded by enemies, the only way she can come out of this is to adapt. After all, there are sides of Daedalus that don’t seem entirely crazy, but the group’s goals are frightening and the truths they speak even more disturbing. Who are the real bad guys? Daedalus? Mankind? Or the Luxen?

Together, they can face anything.

But the most dangerous foe has been there all along, and when the truths are exposed and the lies come crumbling down, which side will Daemon and Katy be standing on? And will they even be together?

My Thoughts

Trust No One, and Is Love Enough?  These are 2 things that we have come to adore about this series and those same thoughts really pull us through this entire 4th installment.  When we last left these characters, everyone had gone to rescue Beth from Daedelus and had trusted Blake to get them in and out safely.  Of course we know that Blake CANNOT be trusted, and he burned them again.  Katy is now trapped inside and has been captured.  She’s going to quickly find out what Beth went through and figure out how to survive.

Daemon of course is having a hard time being on the outside since he’s now admitted that he loves Katy and that she’s his world.  He’s so adamant about getting to her that he even willingly goes against the Luxen and decides that he’d rather be with her and have to leave the community – so that’s what he does.

This story not only takes us through Katy’s journey inside Area 51, but brings Daemon along for the ride.  We learn that the Luxen and Arum aren’t the only ones out there.  Hybrids are more common than we know, and there’s an interesting twist when a Hybrid and Luxen mates.  aka….ORIGIN.

Once these 2 get one challenge behind them, they  face a world of struggle, and it’s really interesting where this story takes us.  We think that we may be over one hurdle only to get double crossed by someone that you’d never expect and then find that things are even worse than they seemed just moments ago.

The way that this 4th book ends is great since the anxiety was really built up and hedged in such a way that you really wish that the next book was available for download right now.

This installment has certainly solidified my opinion of Jennifer L Armentrout as a great contemporary/fantasy author since she’s managed to bring a perfect blend of Sci-Fi and YA Adult into this story that it seems real while giving you that fantasy edge.

Enjoy all!

Review: Apollyon (Convenant book #4) by Jennifer L. Armentrout



Title: Apollyon
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publisher/Year: Spencer Hill Press, 4/09/2013
Length: 360 pages
Series: The Covenant #4

i definitely hate having to wait for a next installment to come out, and especially after reading Elixir which was book #3.5, i felt like the wait was too long.

We left off from Elixir where Alex had ‘Awakened’ and she had the eyes of the apollyon and some of the craziness.  the issue here though as having Seth around as the First, Aiden, Marcus and Apollo among all of the others had to do their best to keep Alex’s location a secret and keep Seth away.  If Seth found Alex and was able to transfer her power to him, then he would become the God Killer and that was BAD NEWS!

The even bigger issue here though was not that Set was entirely power hungry on his own, he was under the influence of Lucien (Alex’s stepfather no less) and some other powerful forces and was trying his best to be the undoing of all things that were ‘normal’ and standard in the word.

So Apollyon opens up with Alex being caged in for both her own good and for the good of everyone else since she was still ‘connected’ to Seth through their Apollyon stuff, and the Elixir had worn off.  Aiden was trying to ‘get through’ to Alex because he loves her so much and knows that she’s strong enough to some how find a better resolution to what’s going on.

Apollo comes in and out of this story as well, being the lineage of Alex and because he’s trying to protect her and figure out what the next steps should be.  Due to any number of circumstances (mainly being trickery), psycho Apollyon Alex escapes her cage and tries to make a run for it.  Aiden of course isn’t having this and some how manages to tackle her and through his love and persistence in the message that Alex is stronger than Seth, she some how manages to break the bond that she has with Seth and is almost the Alex that everyone came to know and love before this all happened.

Now if only that was the end of things right?  Well, it’s determined that Seth, Lucien and whatever God is working with them are up to no good, killing thousands of people both half-bloods and mortals alike.  They need to be stopped and Alex has to go on the quest to figure out how that can be done.

This book takes through the underworld again, through a lot of death and destruction.  it’s expected that some of the characters that we know and love will die, and some will be re-encarnated so to speak as well.

I think the best part of this story is that throughout the series there have been a few less than trust worthy folks and in Apollyon, we start to figure out why.  there’s a great unveiling at the end of this book which really leads into the expectations that we will now have waiting until January 2014 for Sentinel to come out.



Review: Opal (Lux #3) by Jenniver L Armentrout

It’s funny sometimes how book releases just creep up on you.  I don’t know why, but i had it in my head that i’d have to wait a heck of a lot longer for the follow up to Onyx to come out….and yet i didn’t.  NICE SURPRISE.

So, in Book 3 Opal, we are at a time in the story when Daemon and Katy’s relationship is going strong even though it’s a really hard time for every one of the Luxen because of Adam’s death, and the discovery that so many people weren’t who they seemed.  all that being said, katy continues to try her hardest to get back in the good graces (or at least not on the receiving end of a shit show) from everyone….while enjoying the heck out of the new found romance that she has with Daemon and is able to share.

So…this book takes us down that road, where Katy’s trying to be strong with everyone, Dawson is back, and he’s trying to both adjust to life out of being captured while trying to get Bethany freed as well.  that’s a tough one.  Blake returns, UN-surprising….cause everyone knew that he couldn’t just disappear after the rumble and ensuing death.  So Blake comes back, and everyone has to rely on his ability to get them into the secured home base to get Bethany (and Blake’s pair Chris) out ….in the hopes that good will happen and that Blake can prove to be trustworthy.  can he?  we don’t really know.

There’s also the ongoing stress and anxiety around whether or not Will is going to make his move.  We are lead to believe that he’s still in contact with Katy’s mom and that he says that hes going to come back but we don’t know if that means that the ‘healing’ that Daemon was forced into worked or didn’t.  That leaves everyone on edge, but it’s not the biggest issue for the crew so it’s on the back-burner.  for now….

What i liked in this story is a bit of what we got from Twilight.  (apologies if you’re not a fan).  In Twilight, Edward is really adamant about making sure that Bella gets all of the human experiences and rites of passage that she should have as a human.  the same goes here for Katy.  Daemon makes sure that she’s going through the motions as well….college applications/or thoughts about college, prom and all that other stuff.

So…this book takes us on a definite roller coaster.  We are dealing with pain and hurt that’s due to a death in the family, the building of a strong relationship and romance, the relief that a family member is found even if he’s not 100% back to his old self…yet there’s all those same issues with struggling on if someone can be trusted, not knowing what you’re getting yourself into….and where it will all end.

This story ends on a high note – one that i kind of saw coming, but didn’t really think was going to happen in the way that it happened.  I can’t wait to read book 4…’s a shame that we have to wait for Origin for so long….

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Review: Elixir (Covenant #3.5) by Jennifer L Armentrout

Gotta love those novellas – they give you just enough to curb the hunger, but definitely not enough to sustain you until the next full length story is out.

Elixir picks up at the point in time where we know that Alex has awakened, and that she’s joined with Seth – by her actions/words and mostly by the color of her eyes.  Aiden and everyone else have the hard task of both keeping her safe/sedated, themselves safe, and keeping her location hidden so that they can figure out a way to break the bond between her and Seth.  Yup – that means that we are 100% clear on the fact that seth is a bad apple and only wants to take his power in evil and bad directions.

The hardest part of this story is that in book 3, we finally got to the point where Aiden and Alex were able to come to terms with their love for one another, and they actually shared some much needed and awaited intimacy.  That’s all gone to pot though since the Alex that they all have with them isn’t the same one.

Aiden is forced to take drastic measures, at the urging of the Gods and give Alex the ‘Elixir’.  If you remember, this is the same potion in theory that is given to half-bloods that are put into a life of servitude.  It basically makes you unable to do much of anything of your own will….and Aiden is very fearful of this.  The issue being that this is the only way that they can all buy time to figure out a lasting way to break the bond between the Apollyons.

the question now is – does it work?  is Alex really able to keep Seth away, what’s the motive behind Seth’s evil ambition and what’s going to come of it?  We know that there are plots to take over the various Covenants ….and will that happen?  Who’s on what side and which side will win?

Now i just can’t wait until Apollyon – the next book in the series to come out.  I need to know if Aiden’s love for Alex is enough to stand by her, and help her through this.  I need to know if Seth will find a way to control Alex and bring her down….and i need to know what is going to become of the Pures, the Half Bloods and the Humans……


Review: Deity (Covenant #3) by Jennifer L Armentrout

the long awaited sequel in the Covenant Series delivered what i was hoping for and what i needed.  Jennifer L Armentrout has quickly become one of my favorite authors in the YALit, paranormal, romancy genre because she has this ability to suck you in to the personal relationships while still maintaining the action and intrigue of the story itself.

In Deity, we find ourselves deep in the relationships of Alex (Alexandria) who is a half-blood and also the 2nd Appollyon of her generation.  Now if you haven’t read the other 2 books in the series, then you should know that it’s quite rare for there to be more than one Appollyon in a generation – and it’s actually only happened 1 time before in the history of these beings.  That one time didn’t end well, so you can only imagine what stress Alex is going through right now.  Anyway, back to Alex – she had made a choice in the last book to ‘see where things go’ with Seth who is the FIRST Appollyon of their generation, partly because he’s well….HOT, and partly becuase she understands that there’s a connection between them due to the Appollyon stuff and they are kind of meant to be mates in a sense of the word.  Atlhough she had made that choice in a sense, he heart is still with someone else, a PURE BLOOD named Aiden who she’s been close to for a bit, but hasn’t truly crossed the line with yet since he’s a pure and she’s not.  that’s forbidden in their society.

In any event, Alex is still tied up in her love triangle, and it’s getting closer and closer to her 18th birthday when she’ll Awaken and gain all the powers and ability of the Appollyon and therefore make Seth, the FIRST a ‘god killer’.  That’s the most feared thing going since it means that he’ll have all the power to do what he wishes to the gods – to the people, and if that power is harnessed by the wrong person or for the wrong reason – well things won’t be good.

In the last story, we saw attempts made on Alex’s life because of what she was and Seth kind of came to her rescue as did Aiden.  in Deity, we find that Alex has made a better choice for herself, doing what’s true to her heart and instead of going with Seth as her choice, she goes for Aiden who is her true love, and Aiden is able to give her more than anyone can imagine – support, trust, safety and love.

Aside from the romance bit of the story, like happened in the last book Pure, people are still after Alex, and she has more coming her way than any one can possibly expect to deal with.  She has to figure out who to trust, who’s on her side, what the Oracle really meant when there was foreshadowing to the future and of a generation with 2 Appollyons….and well, the biggest thing that we can take out of this story is that you really don’t know anyone at all.  those who you thought were one way, are entirely different, and certain people have ulterior motives.  you come to love some, hate others, and really enjoy most of the rest.  the last page…well….it hit me hard – and i really can’t wait for Book 4 to come out Elixer, because i see where the story is going and i really want it to work out a certain way.

I don’t want to give away too much, but let’s just say that there’s a bit of godliness in here, lots of fighting and anxiety, romance, twisted loyalties – and all that together makes for a GREAT read.

4.5 out of 5 stars (and that’s only because there really weren’t any Daimons in this book and i for some reason have become accustomed to worrying about when they are going to pop up next, who they will be and who they are after)

Onyx by Jennifer L Armentrout

Long awaited but well worth it.  that’s my first thought about this story – book 3 (sort of) in the Lux series.  Touted as Book 2 because there was a prequel, but to me it’s book 3.  in any event, we’re brought back into the world of Katy and Daemon and pick up right where we last left them

they had fought Arum and won – Daemon (a Luxen) some how managed to heal Katy (a human) when she almost died trying to protect Daemon in a power struggle with the bad guys.

so….here we are with Katy (a.k.a. kitten) and Daemon – still ‘connected’ to each other some how, and yet still trying to fight it.  oh how surprising is that?

we’re introduced to a new character in this story:

Blake – he’s the new kid in town, and of course that makes things fun given that Katy was the new kid at the onset of the series.  Blake is the surfer kid – good looking and mysterious because no one knows much about it.  of course he and Katy have some type of instant connection (enter the love triangle).

what happens from that – well – you’ll have to read the story to find out – but just know that Blake makes Daemon’s green eyed monster (sorry for the pun since he DOES have green eyes) come out – and well, Katy sort of has to choose.

As i was reading the story – i had my suspicions on how it was going to end up, and for the most part i was right.  i didn’t quite guess all the twists and turns which actually makes me really happy.  there were some unexpected happy things and a few unexpected SAD SAD things – but all in all – this was a good follow up and i can’t wait until OPAL comes out.  DECEMBER 11, 2012 – that’s what i’m reading now as the release date so 5 more months to wait….hopefully i can bide my time with another one of the amazing Jennifer L Armentrout’s series.