Apollyon (Covenant #4) by Jennifer Armentrout

Apollyon (Covenant #4) by Jennifer Armentrout

Apollyon (Covenant, #4)

Goodreads Summary: Fate isn’t something to mess with… and now, neither is Alex.
Alex has always feared two things: losing herself in the Awakening and being placed on the Elixir. But love has always been stronger than Fate, and Aiden St. Delphi is willing to make war on the gods—and Alex herself—to bring her back.
The gods have killed thousands and could destroy entire cities in their quest to stop Seth from taking Alex’s power and becoming the all-powerful God Killer. But breaking Alex’s connection to Seth isn’t the only problem. There are a few pesky little loopholes in the whole “an Apollyon can’t be killed” theory, and the only person who might know how to stop the destruction has been dead for centuries.
Finding their way past the barriers that guard the Underworld, searching for one soul among countless millions, and then somehow returning will be hard enough. Alex might be able to keep Seth from becoming the God Killer… or she might become the God Killer herself.

My Review: This book was even more amazing than the past books in the series which is saying something…I am really glad I read Elixir (the novella) before I read this one because so much happened in that book and it made me love Aiden even more so I read this book differently.

JLA always perfectly times each part of her plot to where you almost get beyond frustrated with how things are going but then she picks things up and makes the plot even crazier. The beginning of this book was really frustrating because of the whole connection between the Apollyons and I was so glad when JLA added something more to the plot, like a war between the Gods. Yeah, and things only got crazier from then on. An unknown God was working against Apollo and Alex, and Alex has to go on several adventures trying to figure out how to stop them. It was fantastic and addicting. The mythology mixed with all of the crazy action was also perfect and helped intensify the plot.

I also loved all of JLA’s phrases like “crap on a cracker” which is just so her. There were also so many references that I loved like a Charmed reference (the old TV show and one of my favorites), a Harry Potter reference which she tends to use in her books, and so many Supernatural references that make me want to watch that show. Now I must. Her references and phrases amuse me to no end.

The romance, oh the romance, was so intense in this book it brought out my inner fangirl times 10. I don’t know why part of me still loves Seth but I do and so I really hope he doesn’t die…I am now officially in love with Aiden and the novella Elixir really helped bring me to that point. This book only made my love grow because of his sexy I-can-defeat-anything-wariorness and because of how deep his love for Alex goes. I love this relationship and I am living through it like the book slut I am.

The ending of this book was insane and there wasn’t a huge cliffhanger, just a bunch of things that were left open-ended so I must read the next book as soon as humanly possible before I go crazy. You can buy Apollyon here.

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Freaky Friday 9/19/14

Freaky Friday 9/19/14

So this is just a random post that I’ll be doing from time to time because I thought it would be fun! I’m going to think of different books where two or more characters switched places, metaphorically or physically!

This week I’m going to start off with a slightly obvious one because I know it’s only going to get harder from here on out!

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter #2)

Harry potter and the Chamber of Secrets! Most people know this story, and if you don’t then I strongly suggest you get on it! Anyways, in this story polyjuice potion is introduced and harry and ron turned into crabbe and goyle and Hermione accidentally gets turned into a cat! The whole scene was extremely entertaining and I am obsessed with all things Harry Potter! I can’t decide which book is my favorite but this one is one of my favorites.

“Ooh, you look much tastier than Crabbe and Goyle, Harry” said Hermione, before catching sight of Ron’s raised eyebrows, blushing slightly and saying “oh you know what I mean – Goyle’s Potion looked like bogies.”   ~J.K. Rowling

That was probably one of the shortest posts I’ve done, but I’ve been wanting to do this for a while:)  New book reviews coming soon!

Liebster Award

Liebster Award

Thanks Hyper About Books for nominating me for this award! I am going to use their rules for this award.

The rules for the award are:

1) Link the blogger who nominated you.

2) Answer the 11 questions your nominator gave you.

3) Tag 11 other bloggers (or as many as you can up to 11).

4) Ask the bloggers you nominated 11 questions and let them know you nominated them.

Okay, I haven’t yet found 11 blogs and I don’t know how popular these blogs are or if they have already been nominated for this award, so just go with it:) I nominate:

1) A World of Books

2) The Y.A. Bookworm Blogger

3) The Broke and the Bookish

4) Cool Girls Read Too

5) Ok, Let’s Read

6) Reading is my Reality

7) 101 Books

8) Reflections of a Book Addict

9) The Book Wars

My Answers to 11 Questions:

1. What book do you wish you never read?

Honestly, this is a really hard question for me, but I am going to have to go with Dangerous Creatures. I haven’t yet done my review on it, but it was basically one of the worst spinoffs I have read and I didn’t even make it through the whole thing so I guess I wish I never started it.

2. Do you read one book or multiple books at a time?

During breaks from school, I only read one book at a time because I usually read them so quickly, I don’t feel the need to read multiple books at a time. During school, I always have a bunch of books I have to read so I end up reading 2-3  books at a time.

3. Your favourite underrated book?

TWILIGHT!!!! Enough said.

4. If you were trapped on a desert island and could only take 2 books with you what would they be and why?

Princess Academy by Shannon Hale because it is my favorite book of all time and I can read it over and over and never get bored. Book 2 would have to be a compilation of books 1-7 of Harry Potter. I don’t care if this isn’t real, it is real in my mind. I say this because I cannot pick one Harry Potter book.

5. Do you buy books based on beautiful covers?

No; I have seen covers and been immediately drawn to a book so then I look it up on goodreads but I don’t just buy books on their covers.

6. What do you think about E-readers and Ebooks?

I now live off of them because I am in college and have no room for real books. It’s definitely easy to keep my books together like that and through bookbub I get lots of free books (I have now surpassed two dozen) but I still will always prefer holding a real book in my hand.

7. Is there a book/books you have multiple copies of?

I own two copies of the Titan’s Curse by Rick Riordan but that’s only because my brother lost the book, so I rebought it and then we found it so now I have two. Otherwise I try to only have one copy of each book.

8. Favourite place to read?

My favorite place to read is outside on a patio while it’s raining. (I live in Arizona so that doesn’t happen very often).

9. Do you use bookmarks or fold over the pages?

BOOKMARKS!!! I hate it when people dog-ear pages! I tend to not lend out books because of it…

10. Do you write in or highlight quotes/sections in book, or do you use post sticks or nothing at all?

If I have paper with me like a receipt, I use that to make notes, I have used stick notes, if it’s an electronic book I highlight sections, and I type quotes into my phone to save for my blog reviews.

11. What inspired you to blog? And why?

There were two factors that inspired me to blog. One was my good friend, the blogger behind Escape Inside the Pages because she was always telling me about how fun it is and I always liked talking about books and she told me I would like it. The other factor was Katy, the main character from the Lux series who blogged, and JLA always made it sound so fun so because of these two things my blog was born and I am so thankful because I love the blogging world!!!

Questions for The Bloggers I Nominated:

1) Are you picky about the genres you read or will you just pick up any book and start reading?

2) Do you marathon read series or do you read different books between each book in a series?

3) What is your favorite standalone? Favorite Series?

4) Number one book crush?

5) Is there an author that you have read every book they’ve written?

6) Is there a book that grew on you after you read it and made you want to reread it?

7) Do you lend out your books?

8) Favorite book/book series that turned into a movie?

9) A book you wish never got turned into a movie?

10) Electronic books vs. paperback/hardcover books and why?

11) Why did you start blogging?

I’m so excited about this and I am ready to read everyone’s answers to these questions!

18 of my Favorite Book Quotes

In honor of my 18th birthday yesterday, I decided to do a post of my 18 all time favorite book quotes! Some of the quotes I love because they are so good, not just because of the book they are in. These are in no particular order, if I tried to order them I would never finish this post!

#1- “The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, But in ourselves.” This quote was in The Fault in our Stars by John Green and was borrowed from Julius Caesar by Shakespeare. I love this quote on such a deep level.

#2- “It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live” said Albus Dumbledore in Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling.

#3-  “Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on Earth should that mean that it is not real?” Albus Dumbledore said in Harry Potter. This quote pretty much sums up how books are for me, they are in my head but they feel so real and I want them to be sometimes.

#4- “Annabeth sat up and glared at her ankle. “You HAD to break,” she scolded it.The ankle did not reply.”  This quote is by Rick Riordan in the Mark of Athena. This is one of my favorite quotes from all time and it makes me laugh every single time I read it. Riordan is sort of a genious.

#5- “Did you think you could stop me? I’ll burn the world down to save her.” Daemon Black said this and Jennifer Armentrout wrote it. This quote makes me fall even more in love with Daemon and that burn down the world for love motif is a big one in the Lux series and I love it so much!

#6- “The Gods know what it is to be eternal, and they love to toy with mortals who use absolutes.” This quote is from Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini. I love mythology and the Gods and never say never!

#7- “I was a little worried she might try to drag me off to hell and drain my essence at some point, but I figured that was still better than having Gretchen for a best friend.”   This is also by Josephine Angelini in Starcrossed. Let’s be honest, we all have that one person.

#8- “That’s the thing about pain…it demands to be felt” said by Augustus Waters in the Fault in our Stars. This quote just rings true to me and I like how philosophical it is.

#9- “It’s a metaphor, see: You put the killing thing right between your teeth, but you don’t give it the power to do its killing.” Augustus Waters also said this in the Fault in our Stars. This quote is one of my favorites of all time and I say it all the time because I love the irony of it. This quote is just amazing.

#10- “May the odds be ever in your favor” from the hunger games by Suzanne Collins. The irony of this quote is hilarious to me and I like to use this in every day life when it is way too dramatic for what’s going on.

#11- “I have something I need to tell you,” he says. I run my fingers along the tendons in his hands and look back at him. “I might be in love with you.” He smiles a little. “I’m waiting until I’m sure to tell you, though.”
“That’s sensible of you,” I say, smiling too. “We should find some paper so you can make a list or a chart or something.”
I feel his laughter against my side, his nose sliding along my jaw, his lips pressing my ear.
“Maybe I’m already sure,” he says, “and I just don’t want to frighten you.”
I laugh a little. “Then you should know better.”
“Fine,” he says. “Then I love you.”  

This quote is from Divergent by Veronica Roth. I love Tobias so much and I had to choose this quote even though it’s long because I love it and it makes me happy to read!

#12- “I’m alright,” Loki assured me with a grin and stepped out into the hall, so we could have some privacy from onlookers. “What can I do for you, Princess?”
“Can I cut off your head?” I asked.
“Are you asking for my permission?” Loki tilted his head and cocked an eyebrow. “Because I’m going to have to say no to this one request, Princess.”

This quote is from the Trylle trilogy book 3 Ascend by Amanda Hocking. This is one of my favorite trilogies and I love the humor in the book, mostly coming from Loki.

#13- “Beautiful face. Beautiful body. Horrible attitude. It was the holy trinity of hot boys.” JLA describes Daemon black in six words. Oh how I love this character!

#14- “Why are you such an ass?” The words came out before I could think twice.
“Everyone has to excel at something, right?”
“Well, you’re doing a great job.”   

Again, Daemon Black from the Lux novels by Jennifer Armentrout. I kind of miss the old him who was such an “ass” before he was totally a romantic but I still love him all the same.

#15- “Oh well… I’d just been thinking, if you had died, you’d have been welcome to share my toilet.”   said Moaning Myrtle in Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling. She is one of my favorite characters and I think it’s hilarious.

#16- “Get the hell away from my boyfriend, witch.”
Boyfriend.
Was that what I was?
I tried to smile. Instead, I blacked out.”   

This is from Beautiful Creatures and Ethan Wate said this quote. This is my favorite paranormal romance series besides twilight of course. I love these books and I love the initial awkwardness, and this quote is one of my favorites from the book.

#17- “What’s this?” he demanded, looking from Clary to his companions, as if they might know what she was doing there.
“It’s a girl,” Jace said,recovering his composure. “Surely you’ve seen girls before, Alec. Your sister Isabelle is one.”   

This is from the Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare, which I love. This is from when Clary was first brought into the new crazy world and it kept on getting crazier from here on out! I love this part of the book and knowing Alec’s character better, it is humorous.

#18- “My girlfriend is a party girl angel who can kick some arse and cook.” This quote is from Sweet Peril by Wendy Higgins. This trilogy is super amazing and this quote was said by Kaidan Rowe who is second on my fiction crush list only behind Daemon Black! He is British, an awesome son of a demon, and super protective even when trying to stay away and I love this quote because it brings out his British accent!

Well that was all 18 quotes and if you have not read all of the books these quotes are from I highly recommend it! I had a lot of fun writing this post! I need some new favorite books because I am running out, so if you have any feel free to share in the comments!

 

 

Characterize it Thursday 4/24/14

 Characterize It Thursday 4/24/14

This meme is hosted by the YA Book Butterfly.

This week’s topic is: Wild Card – Any character! From any book! Just come up with a favorite!

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I had an extremely hard time picking one favorite character and after all of my internal struggling I managed to narrow it down to two and decided to do both!
The first is Hermione Granger from the Harry potter series which is my all time favorite series and it will definitely show up in my blog a lot! Hermione is the intelligent and brave character who is extremely loyal to her friends and that is the kind of character I love reading about. Without her, the series would have been duller and Harry and Ron would probably have died several times, especially in the seventh book.
My other favorite character is daemon black from the Lux series which is second only to Harry potter in my mind. Daemon is my number one fiction crush! I love his arrogance which is often charming (in the later books) and his overwhelming lovable side. He would do anything for Kat and honestly that made me love him more. Plus his magic and the fact that he never backs down in a fight or shows weakness makes him even better.
If you haven’t read either of these series, I highly recommend it! Harry potter is just the greatest and even though lux isn’t super popular (yet) it is one of the greatest series I have ever read and I could not put it down! I was obsessed to the point that my family was concerned about me. Read them if you have yet to!

You can buy the Harry Potter series here. Or the Lux series here.