So I’ve been away now for about a year.
I’ve missed Booktube-A-Thon unfortunately which would have been my third year participating but I’ve been working loads over the summer before I go onto my second year of Uni.
I’ve really missed blogging and writing so I think for this last month I’m on holiday I’m going to try really hard to keep post on here and on my Instagram @livingforonemorechapter. Hopefully I will manage to keep up with it while I’m back at Uni but work load is always an issue. I also hoping to extend my blog and write about things other than books. Any ways onto my Wrap u for this month and this month I’ve read 3 books:
This Is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith
Goodreads Blurb: Through a series of funny and poignant messages, Graham and Ellie make a true connection, sharing intimate details about their lives, hopes and fears. But they don’t tell each other everything; Graham doesn’t know the major secret hidden in Ellie’s family tree, and Ellie is innocently unaware that Graham is actually a world-famous teen actor living in Los Angeles.
When the location for the shoot of Graham’s new film falls through, he sees an opportunity to take their relationship from online to in-person, managing to get the production relocated to picturesque Henley, Maine, where Ellie lives. But can a star as famous as Graham have a real relationship with an ordinary girl like Ellie? And why does Ellie’s mom want her to avoid the media’s spotlight at all costs?
This was exactly the kind of book I needed to get me out of my slump. It was cute and the characters were lovable. I really connected with Graham as he is and actor and that is what I am aspiring to be. Some of things he said about acting I could totally relate to and I enjoyed his growth as a character. I did think the book got a bit tedious towards the end and I began to grow tired of the repetitive thoughts of Ellie’s in relation to her father. Overall it was an enjoyable, easy read. There is a novella add on about Ellie and Graham but I don’t see myself picking it up as I am happy with how their story wrapped up. I gave this read 3/5 stars on Goodreads.
Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Goodreads Blurb: 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.
I heard about this book years ago through booktube but never felt the urge to pick it up until last month when I found it on BookBub at a discounted price. I read this as an ebook and it was incredibly addicting. It obviously has all the tropes of early YA paranormal/ fantasy books, such as my favourite “I let go of the breath I didn’t realise I’d been holding” and “His lips were so kissable”. Apart from that, however, I did enjoy this immensely and once I really got into it I couldn’t put it done. I loved the natural and realistic dialogue between the characters. Armentrout’s characters are well written and well developed. I thoroughly enjoyed this read and gave it 4/5 stars on Goodreads.
Onyx by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Goodreads Blurb: 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…
After reading Obsidian I went straight onto iBooks and bought Onyx. Such an addictive series. This book did not change my opinion. Lots of action and extremely gripping. I gave this read 4/5 stars and I am sooo excited to continue on with this series.
Until Next Time.