If There’s No Tomorrow – Jennifer L.Armentrout

This Review Contains Spoilers!

Synopsis  

Lena Wise is always looking forward to tomorrow, especially at the start of her senior year. She’s ready to pack in as much friend time as possible, to finish college applications and to maybe let her childhood best friend Sebastian know how she really feels about him. For Lena, the upcoming year is going to be epic—one of opportunities and chances.

Until one choice, one moment, destroys everything.

Now Lena isn’t looking forward to tomorrow. Not when friend time may never be the same. Not when college applications feel all but impossible. Not when Sebastian might never forgive her for what happened.

For what she let happen.

With the guilt growing each day, Lena knows that her only hope is to move on. But how can she move on when her and her friends’ entire existences have been redefined? How can she move on when tomorrow isn’t even guaranteed? 


More Details

Genre: Young Adult
Page Length: 384
Characters: Lena and Sebastian
Publication Date: 5th September 2017
Format: eBook


Review

Ah, this book hit me in so many feels.

Lena is the lone survivor of an accident that kills 4 of her friends, and as you would expect she has survivors guilt, not only because she is the only one that lived, but because she feels like she could have prevented and maybe she could have. So, this story is more than just a regular love story, it’s about healing and it’s about learning to live with the choices you make in life and the consequences of these choices.

I really enjoyed how JLA wrote this book, the first few chapters are the build-up to the event, so you get to learn about the characters that died before that die, which sounds kind of morbid but I thought it made the impact of their deaths even bigger.  You also get to see how Lena was before the accident. Which at times I was like come I want the story to start but in hindsight, it was great because instead of flat characters that have died we got to see them as 3-dimensional l people living their lives.

Ok so let’s get to Sebastian, pre-accident he was your pretty standard love interest. It wasn’t until afterward that he truly shined for me, there’s this great scene when Lena is still in the hospital and he is visiting her but she doesn’t want him around:

“Can you just leave?” I asked, begged really. “Please?” His gaze held mine for a moment and then he stood, and I wanted to sink through the bed, sink down into nothing. Sebastian didn’t leave, though. He wasn’t my father. He wasn’t me. Grabbing the chair, he picked it up and planted it right by the top of my bed and then he sat down. My heart pounded. He rested his right arm on the bed beside mine and then leaned over, stretching his left arm so his fingers caught the limp strands of my hair, brushing them back from my face as he said, “I’m not leaving. You can get mad. You can get upset, but I’m staying right here, because whether you realize it or not, you shouldn’t be alone. I’m not going anywhere.”

I just wanted to hug him for that response because it was so perfect! I loved that he knew what she needed even when she didn’t. I really did love them together, I liked how understanding he was of everything that she was going through, and most importantly he supported her. So yeah Sebastian was a pretty awesome character.

Finally, I loved Lena, her journey was difficult but real and that’s what made this story so heart-wrenching. I have lost count of the many stories in the news about teens who lose their lives driving drunk. That whole “it won’t happen to me is” is a very real mantra for lots of young people and adults actually. That’s what made this story just so great.

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The Bottom Line:

Just read the book, initially in my head I scored this book 4/5 but after some reflection, I couldn’t find anything wrong with it so yeah go grab a copy asap!

 My Rating:  5/5 🌟 🌟🌟🌟🌟

 

 

 

 

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BRAVE COVER REVEAL & SYNOPSIS!!

As you may know, Jennifer L. Armentrout is one of my favorite authors, so I’m super excited to be able to reveal the cover of Brave, the third book in the Wicked trilogy:

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SYNOPSIS:

Ivy Morgan hasn’t been feeling like herself lately. Not like anyone can blame her. After all, being held captive by a psychotic fae prince hell-bent on permanently opening the gates to the Otherworld is bound to leave some mental scars.

It’s more than that, though. Something dark and insidious is spreading throughout Ivy, more powerful than she could ever imagine… and it’s coming between her and the man she’s fallen deeply in love with, elite Order member Ren Owens.

Ren would do anything to keep Ivy safe. Anything. But when he makes a life altering choice for her, the fallout of his act has far reaching consequences that threaten to tear their lives apart.

If Ivy is going to have any hope of surviving this, she must put aside the hurt and betrayal she feels, and work with not only those she loves, but with an enemy she would rather kill than ever trust. War is coming, and it soon becomes clear that what Ivy and Ren thought they knew about the Order, themselves, and even their enemies, has been nothing but a cluster of dangerous, deadly lies. Ivy knows she must be more than just brave to save those she loves–and, ultimately, to save herself.

Because behind ever evil fae Prince, there’s a Queen

ADDITIONAL INFO:

Series: The Wicked Trilogy, Book # 3
RELEASE DATE: December 11th, 2017
Available Formats: Paperback (U.S./Canada) and E-book

PRE-ORDER:

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*Amazon is the only retailer with a pre-order link at this time.


VIRTUAL SIGNING INFORMATION:

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To celebrate the upcoming release of BRAVE (book 3 in the Wicked Saga), Jennifer is offering an exclusive virtual signing! Through this virtual signing, you will be able to order SIGNED & PERSONALIZED copies of WICKED, TORN, and BRAVE!

And best of all — This is OPEN INTERNATIONALLY! 


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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# 1 NEW YORK TIMES Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. She spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki.

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IF THERE’S NO TOMORROW: TRAILER REVEAL & GIVEAWAY!

Synopsis & Cover

9780373212224_smp_fc_r21Lena Wise is always looking forward to tomorrow, especially at the start of her senior year. She’s ready to pack in as much friend time as possible, to finish college applications and to maybe let her childhood best friend Sebastian know how she really feels about him. For Lena, the upcoming year is going to be epic—one of opportunities and chances.

Until one choice, one moment, destroys everything.

Now Lena isn’t looking forward to tomorrow. Not when friend time may never be the same. Not when college applications feel all but impossible. Not when Sebastian might never forgive her for what happened.

For what she let happen.

With the guilt growing each day, Lena knows that her only hope is to move on. But how can she move on when her and her friends’ entire existences have been redefined? How can she move on when tomorrow isn’t even guaranteed?

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Giveaway!

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  • ENDS 9/14

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What Early Reviews Are Saying: 

“Thought provoking and powerful.”

–# 1 New York Times bestselling authors Erin Watt

“Beautiful, real, and devastating, If There’s No Tomorrow grabbed me by the heart from the first lines and didn’t let go until the very end. Teeming with toe-curling romance, fully-realized friendships, and nuanced portrayals of grief and healing, this book will forever have a spot on my all-time favorites shelf. Absolutely brilliant and unforgettable.”

–# 1 New York Times bestselling author Sarah J. Maas

“Moving and necessary, essential and powerful, IF THERE’S NO TOMORROW belongs in everyone’s hands. You won’t be able to put it down.”

–Brigid Kemmerer, author of LETTERS TO THE LOST and ELEMENTAL SERIES

“This nuanced portrayal of guilt and redemption is a great pick for fans of Cynthia Hand’s The Last Time We Say Goodbye (2015).”

–Booklist

“With a powerful message about the destructive effects of drunk driving and the far-reaching consequences of small decisions, Armentrout (The Problem with Forever) presents an effective story of raw grief and gradual acceptance.”

–Publishers Weekly

“The romantic tension is portrayed especially well. The narrative’s true strength is its portrayal of Lena’s mind and her process of working through guilt”

–School Library Journal


About Jennifer L. Armentrout

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# 1 NEW YORK TIMES Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. She spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki.

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Additional Information: 

RELEASE DATE: September 5th, 2017
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Page Count: 384 pages
Available Formats: Hardcover (U.S./Canada), Ebook, Audiobook


The Lux Series (Books 1-3) – Jennifer L. Armentrout

Last week I started my re-read of the Lux Series. This time around I decided to read the version from Daemon’s POV: Oblivion. If like me you are a huge Daemon Black fan then this book is a must read!

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I have the Kindle version which includes Obsidian, Onyx, and Opal. So I’ve only re-read the first 3 books so far, and to make things easier I’ve done mini reviews for each.


Book 1: Oblivion (LUX #1.5)

Blurb

I knew the moment Katy Swartz moved in next door, there was going to be trouble. Lots of it.

And trouble’s the last thing I need, since I’m not exactly from around here. My people arrived on Earth from Lux, a planet thirteen billion light years away. Plus, if there’s one thing I know, it’s that humans can’t be trusted. We scare them. We can do things they only dream about, and honestly, we make them look weak as hell. ‘Cuz they are.

But Kat is getting to me in ways no one else has, and I can’t stop myself from wanting her—or wanting to use my powers to protect her. She makes me weak, and I’m the strongest of our kind, tasked with protecting us all. So this one simple girl…she can mean the end for us. Because the Luxen have an even bigger enemy—the Arum, and I need to stay on my game.

Falling for Katy—a human—won’t just place her in danger. It could get us all killed, and that’s one thing I’ll never let happen…

I really enjoyed reading this story from Daemons perspective. You really get a greater understanding of why he behaves as he does when he first meets Katy. The banter between the two of them is pretty epic. I also liked all the bonus scenes in this book and the insight to what was happening to Daemon when Katy wasn’t around.

I thought the pace in which the relationship between him and Katy was really nice, it was just long enough that it kept me hooked. I also really enjoyed all the action in this story. Overall it was a really excellent read.

If you haven’t read Obsidian which is the original story told from Katy’s perspective then you should probably read that first.

My Rating:  5/5 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟


Book 2: Onyx (Lux #2)

Blurb

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…

The second book in the series focuses on the repercussions that Katy and Daemon must face now that she is mutated.

Things I liked were, Katy independence! She is determined to learn to defend herself so that she doesn’t have to rely on Daemon to protect her. Daemons determination to win Katy over and prove that his feelings for her are genuine and not just because they have a weird alien connection now. Also anytime they gave into their feelings and just had a full on make out sessions!

What I didn’t like, Blake!! God, he’s such an annoying slime ball of a character. Every scene he’s in makes my skin crawl! I admit Kat did frustrate me a bit in this book with her lack of trust in Daemon but with how he treated her in the first book I can see her point.

Overall I really enjoyed this book, I thought it was an excellent follow on from the first book

My Rating: 5/5 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟


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The Struggle (Titan #3) – Jennifer L. Armentrout

*Major spoilers ahead!*

Blurb

 A bloody path has been chosen…

The war against the Titans continues, and they remain determined to wreak havoc on the world, but Seth has become something all gods fear. Now the most dangerous, most absolute power no longer resides in those who have been freed from their tombs.

The Great War fought by the few is coming…

All may doubt and fear what Seth has become. All except the one woman who might be his final chance at redemption. Josie will do anything to prove that Seth is on their side, but fate has a nasty way of changing lives, of changing people.

In the end, the sun will fall…

The only way they can save the future and save themselves is by facing the unknown together. It will take more than trust and faith. It will take love and the kind of strength not easily broken. No matter what, their lives will never be the same.

For what the gods have feared has come to pass. The end of the old is here and the beginning of the new has been ushered in…


STATS

Page Length: 368
Publication Year: 2017
Genre: New Adult/Supernatural
Characters: Josie, Seth, Luke, Deacon, Alex, Aiden etc


Overview

I loved it!! I’m so hooked to this series! I discovered after devouring this book that there is going to be fourth! (thank the gods!)

I’m going to review this a bit differently as I’ve already done character analysis in the last two reviews and I don’t want it to become repetitive. So I’m just going to go through and tell you what loved and didn’t love so much because let’s be honest I didn’t hate anything about this book!

What I loved:

  • Seth is a freaking GOD now! I thought after the last book he would just be the god killer but no he’s a legit god who is absolute, meaning that there are only a few gods that could take him down. It also means he is no longer destined to be Hades bitch as he is now immortal!
  • It finally seems as though  Seth ahs come to his senses and has committed to Josie! Hooray!
  • Josie is pregnant! Holy daimen babies I cannot wait to find out just how powerful their child is going to be!
  • Seth DESTROYING Titans!
  • All the references to Supernatural

This book gave me so many feels I can’t even tell you!

What could have been better:

  • I would like to have seen more of the new demigods that had been found.

 Favorite Quote:

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Conclusion:

This installment is the best one yet! I highly recommend! My rating 5/5

The Power – Jennifer L. Armentrout

Blurb

 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.


STATS

Page Length: 344
Publication Year: 2016
Genre: Paranormal, New Adult
Characters: Josie, Seth, Deacon, Luke, Alex, Aiden etc


Story: 

This book picks right up from where The Return finished. It’s also dual perspective. This book sees the return of Alex and Aiden (Yes!)  and we are also introduced to a couple of new characters; Hercules (Yes the Hercules!)  and a second Demigod Gable who is Poseidon’s son.

I really liked how this story played out, I thought that bringing Alex back in particular was a stroke of genius! I definitely recommend you read the Covenant series before you start this one as it will give you a full back story.

Characters

Seth’s struggle with his pull to aether takes up a large part of this story. He even goes as far as breaking things off with Josie because he feels he can’t control himself around her. The thing that I most like about Seth is that he still see’s himself as this big bad guy who deserves bad things to happen to him because of some mistakes he has made in his past, but then he does really selfless things and your like hang on a minute this guy isn’t as bad as he is making himself out to be and I think this is what makes him quite endearing.

Josie really grew in this story, I like what a badass she is starting to become! Particularly towards the end when she stood up to Alex and Aiden and defended Seth. I like that she sees passed Seth facade, in her words she see’s him as a whole person, not just his mistakes.

I would like to make a special mention for Hercules! He manages to irritate almost everyone apart from Deacon, at one point Seth refers him as “Herc-The-Dickface” 😆 and for me, these passages were a highlight of the story!

Conclusion:

Overall this was a really enjoyable installment and well worth the 6-month wait to read!  I cannot wait to read The Struggle! My Rating: 4/5

The Return (Titan #1) – Jennifer L. Armentrout

Blurb

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.

STATS

Page Length: 335
Publication Year: 2015
Genre: New Adult/Paranormal/Fantasy/Mythology
Characters: Seth and Josie


Story:

Technically this is a re-read! but as its only, my second read I’m just gonna roll with. The first time I read this was last summer. I have chosen to re-read it now because the 3rd book is out next week! and because of this, I haven’t read the 2nd book either so I’m planning on reading that next in preparation!

Anyway back to this book. This book is a spin-off from the Covenant Series and is set after all the events that happen in this series. I wasn’t a huge Seth fan when I read that series so I was intrigued to see what this one was about.

This story is told in the first person and from both Seth and Josie’s point of view, the flow of the story is good I really liked the transition between the two characters dialogues.

I really liked the storyline and the chemistry between Seth and Josie is off the charts! I don’t know how she does it but Jennifer L. Armentrout always manages to create characters that are dripping with sex appeal and Seth is sex personified! I had no problems imagining his smoking hotness!

 

Characters:

Seth really grows in this book, I definitely had more empathy reading about him from his perspective and I can now say I’m a huge fan of his. I really hope he gets his happy ending.

I really liked Josie’s character, she is emotionally strong and takes everything in her stride. I also liked that she accepted all of Seth’s mistakes and saw passed them to the person he really is.

 

Conclusion:

It’s pretty obvious that I really liked this book, as it is a re-read and I’m planning on reading The Power next. My rating: 4/5


*PSA:  Jennifer L. Armentrout is having a Teaser Tuesday giveaway over on her facebook page today:

“No.” His face contorted. Tears filled his eyes as he lifted my head, pressing his mouth to my forehead. “I’ll never let you go, Josie. Never.”

THE STRUGGLE is out March 20th!

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Giveaway: Up for grabs is a signed copy of The Return and The Power.

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White Hot Kiss – The Dark Elements Series (Re-Read) – Jennifer L Armentrout

*This post contains spoilers!*

Blurb:

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.

Page Length: 388
Publication Year: 2014
Genre: Fantasy/Paranormal/Romance/Young Adult

Characters: Layla, Roth, Zayne, Stacey, Sam

I’m trying to remember exactly how many times I’ve read this book… it has got to be at least the 6th! To say that I love this series is an understatement, to say the least. I’ve read a lot of books by Jennifer L Armentrout and this my favorite, although I do adore the Lux series as well!

Anyway back to White Hot Kiss, Layla is part demon, the part warden who has been brought up by the Wardens to deny her demon side. Because of Layla’s duel heritage she has a couple of special abilities, 1, she can feed off the souls of humans if she kisses one, 2, she can see souls and from this determines how pure they are and 3, when she touches a demon it leaves a trace that the wardens can see, which helps them track the down said demons and send them back to hell. One evening whilst out tagging a demon she meets Roth! 😍

I really like Layla, I find her to be such a relatable character. Although she is not human she displays a lot of human like behavior which is one of the reasons I liked her so much. I also like her character progression and personal growth. in the beginning, she saw things from things from a narrower point of view, Demons bad, Wardens good. Which is largely due to how she was brought up and I liked seeing how she gradually learned that this is not the case.

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