Book News 8/07/15

Hey Guys!

This week on book news lots of exciting things have happened! Jennifer L. Armentrout has released a sneak peak of the first chapter of Every Last Breathe, which you can find on her website! I am super stoked for the last book and I am totally team Roth!

Paper Towns is coming out soon and recently Australia premiered Paper Towns, in Sydney! Cara Delevingne was there and apparently the movie was a huge hit! The Shadowhunter’s TV Show released its official website and has released photos of what the silent brothers will look like in the TV series! The next book in Cassandra Clare’s Shadowhunter Academy will be narrated by The Maze Runner’s Ki Hong Lee.

Victoria Aveyard’s Red Queen series has gotten an eye-catching cover for the second novel- The Glass Sword:
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The cover and first chapter of Rick Riodan’s Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: The Sword of Summer was also released:
Here is the first chapter of Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: The Sword of Summer:

Also, Mockingjay Part 2 has released a short clip promoting the upcoming movie:

That’s all this week on Book News!

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Stone Cold Touch

Title: Stone Cold Touch
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: The Dark Elements
Release Date: 21st October, 2014
Retail Price: $16.99
Overall Rating: 8.5/10
Genre: Fantasy, Myths, Legends, Urban Mythology, Romance, Action, Thriller, Mystery

The second book of Jennifer L. Armentrout’s The Dark Elements blew me away and is now one of my favorite series. It left me with a hole in my heart and I desperately need Every Last Breath. I absolutely loved reading this and it was so much fun to read. It was humorous, heart-wrenching and twist turning. If you haven’t read this series, you need to read it because it is so good!

Since this is the second book in the series, we continue off from the first book. Layla is not torn between two races, the wardens and demons. Layla is still broken from the loss of Roth and Zayne starts to get closer. Out of the blue, Roth returns but he becomes awfully distant. Meanwhile, as the Lilin is slowly rising, Layla, Zayne and Roth need to stop and hunt her down before everything else gets out of control.

*THE REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR STONE COLD TOUCH*

UGHHHH! The pain of this book is killing me! I can’t explain how much fun I’ve had reading this. I loved everything! It was so good. I was so glad that Roth came back early in the chapter because I don’t think a Dark Elements book would be a Dark Elements book without Roth, who is now one of my favorite fictional characters.

In the beginning, I was kind of hesitant about Zayne because how could Layla do this to Roth, when he was in the fiery pits. Then I was shipping them and my head was split in two. I couldn’t decide but by the end I was totally on team Roth.

This book was filled with twists and turns. I originally was so mad a Roth for pushing Layla away and I was torn between the two ships. I was like:
Until the end, when Roth was saving Layla and just before she falls asleep we find out that Roth actually loves her. I was so confused then when we discover that Abott threatened Roth and literally I was so shocked. I couldn’t comprehend. It all made sense and I was so excited. It reminded me of the whole Will and Tessa thing. Roth is so amazing!!! That is why I am totally Team Roth:
You could tell from the beginning that Sam was the Lilin because he was acting so weird, since they started the search. I was reading this book non-stop because there was so much action. One moment we are fighting demons and the next moment Layla is sucking out souls! It was very fast which I enjoy in a novel. I was nearly in tears when I discovered that Zayne had his soul sucked out. I wonder what the witches will want in return, in the next book after Roth asked for that concoction.

Overall, it was such a fun book to read and I can’t wait for the next book, Every Last Breathe. I am totally team Roth and I hope that she chooses him!

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Book News- 12/04/15

Hey Guys!

There have been quite a few exciting things! Just as a blog update I’ll be writing two new reviews and as you may have noted there have been a new change to the layout of my blog- hope you guys like it.

Jennifer L. Armentrout’s novella to the Lux series, Oblivion, has a new snippet released:
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Also, Every Last Breathe received a cover reveal and plot synopsis! The whole Dark Elements series’ covers are being revamped, which I am so grateful for because I hated the previous covers. There will most likely be a #mythoughts on that soon! Check out the cover and synopsis here at: http://www.jenniferarmentrout.com/every-last-breath/

A new scene of the Paper Towns movie will be released tomorrow at the MTV awards! Cara, Nat and John Green will be there to release it! The trailer for Theo James’ new movie with Dakota Fanning, Franny, was released.

That’s all this week on book news!

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Top Five Fictional Boyfriends

Hey Guys!

I thought it would be a fun idea to tell you my five favorite fictional boyfriends because we all have a favorite fictional boy in our hearts. All these boys will be from books, so, nothing from TV Shows or Movies. These aren’t in order but Daemon and Roth are now my #1 favorite boys. (Warning: There are certain spoilers for each character)

1) Daemon Black from the Lux Series
Can we get a hallelujah for this guy! This is a no brainer. Who doesn’t think that Daemon Black is boyfriend goals? He is funny, hot and strong. He is so nice to Kat and just, ahhhhh!! He is so perfect! There are pretty much no flaws with Daemon Black. I love how he calls Kat kitten, it’s the cutest thing, I can’t wait for Oblivion- more Daemon goodness!

2) Will Herondale from The Infernal Devices
This guy was one of my first fictional boyfriends and he still is. He has a huge love for reading, which is so cute and he sacrifices so much for Tessa. My heart was breaking when he tells Tessa the truth but she was already proposed to Jem. He may seem dark, arrogant and cold-hearted in the beginning but then you see the cracks and discover that he actually is really loving.

3) Roth from The Dark Elements Series
OMG! I am freaking out for the last book and by just mentioning Roth, I am literally screaming. He drives a silver porsche. Who doesn’t want that? He is the prince of hell and like Will, he sacrifices so much for Layla. He jumped into the fiery pits and he pushed her away to save her. He is perfect, like Daemon, which is probably why he is equal first on my list with Daemon

4) Jace from The Mortal Instruments
He was my second fictional boyfriend. I’ve loved him since I read the series. Pretty much any Herondale is amazing. He is just really nice and I really like seeing the sensitive side. He is sarcastic and just so protective of Clary. I think he would be a perfect boyfriend. If only he was real.

5) Percy Jackson from The Percy Jackson and Heroes of Olympus Series
He is the cutest. I loved him since I read the book, ages ago. I love how protective he is of his friends and family. He is so clumsy but so strong. He can control the water, which is so cool. I ship Percabeth so hard and Percy is such a cute boyfriend.

These are my top five fictional boyfriend list! I might do more of these top-five lists. Tell me your fictional boyfriends in the comments below:

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White Hot Kiss by Jennifer L. Armentrout: Review

Title: White Hot Kiss
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: The Dark Elements
Release Date: 25th February, 2014
Retail Price: $16.99
Overall Rating: 8.5/10
Genre: Fantasy, Myths, Legends, Urban Mythology, Romance, Action, Thriller, Mystery

Lux was amazing and White Hot Kiss did not disappoint at all! Jennifer L. Armentrout pulled an ace out of a deck, I am super stoked to read the rest of the series. Don’t be fooled by the title or the cover because I’m telling you this book is amazing. If you loved Lux, trust me, this book will not let you down. I have been reading a lot of contemporary, as you can tell by my previous posts, but I’ve been missing all the action, romance and fantasy sagas. I heard from others that her other series were good and so I picked up The Dark Elements. It is like the Mortal Instruments meets Hush Hush and Lux!

White Hot Kiss follows the story of seventeen-year old Layla, who is half-demon, half gargoyle. She was raised by the gargoyles and has been told multiple times that demons are horrible creatures and should be killed. She was trained by Zayne, who Layla has been crushing on for a long time. One day, she meets a Demon, Roth, who mysteriously saves her and claims that he knows everything about her. Layla then discovers fragments of her history and as she pieces together, she becomes torn between two boys and two completely different worlds!

*THE FOLLOWING REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR WHITE HOT KISS*

I have three words: ZAYNE! ROTH! WHY?? I absolutely loved this novel and after reading this, I noticed how much I actually missed reading witty, adventure and fantasy novels. It is nothing like Lux, yet it was mind-blowingly good. At the start, we read about Layla getting attacked by a demon but then Roth mysteriously comes in and saves her. We then meet Zayne, who is such a lovable character. He was so nice, loving and protective but I am still wondering if Zayne actually loves Layla or if he only loves Layla in a brotherly way. I don’t know if I’m the only one who thought this but I was expecting Zayne to say I only love you like a sister to Layla.

Oh My God! Roth is honestly goals, I want to compare him to Daemon, from Lux, but he is nothing like Daemon. Roth is totally different but I still love his character. He is witty, sarcastic and so protective. You can easily see the differences between Roth and Zayne but they are both still amazing. When we discover that Roth is in the same class as Layla, I was expecting him to do something Daemon-like, such as, poking Layla with a pen or dipping his table down to talk to her but that never happened. I love Roth’s sense of humor. He was so protective of Layla. He is just perfect.

Zayne is also a lovable character. He was so nice Layla and you could tell how much he cared for her. I loved how Zayne and Layla had that tree-house. I was imagining that whole High-School Musical thing when Troy takes Gabriella to his Tree-House. That is why I am pretty much torn between Team Roth and Team Zayne, but maybe because I feel sorry for Roth I’m leaning towards him, but I believe that both are good for Layla. Layla is such as strong character. Yes, there are some times where she can be slightly whiny but I can totally relate to her. When she cries, its not in an annoying manner, its usually for a valid reason. I love how she doesn’t want to hide behind the boy’s back she wants to jump out and help. She is very much like a Rose (from Vampire Academy) but because she is not as experienced, she still makes mistakes, like when she sucked the soul out of Petr (I can’t even pronounce that name 🙂 ). I really like her character, it is unlike the usual weak heroines.

I loved the world building, it was easy to comprehend and it didn’t take that much memorising. Finding out that Lilith and Elijah were Layla’s parents was a huge shock. I did not see that coming. Abbot had that over-protective vibe but I didn’t really like him, for obvious reasons. But really what hit me was Roth’s sacrifice. I had no clue whatsoever that Roth was going to go to that fiery pit and it all made sense when the seer was like Roth will be in that fiery pit. Oh My God! I desperately need the next book because Roth!! The Feels!! Honestly, I need Roth and I am hoping that he will come back in the next book.

Overall, I had so much fun laughing out loud, screaming out loud and having my heart seized. I loved everything and I am so glad I picked up this book!

What did you think of this book- did you like or did you hate it? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

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