Friday, February 27, 2015

Versatile Blogger Award

I've been nominated for this Award by Emma. Thank You Emma!

The Rules:

1.) Nominate 15 other bloggers relatively new to blogging.
2.) Let the bloggers know that you've nominated them.
3.) Share 10 random facts about yourself.
4.) Thank the blogger who nominated you, it's common courtesy, and link back to their blog.
5.) Add the Versatile Blogger Award picture to your post.

My Nominees:

I was unable to come up with 15 other relatively new bloggers, I tried but was only able to come up 8. 

2.) Amber YA Indulgences
3.) Amy Briar Bookshelf
5.) Rachel Dashing Good Books
7.) Joey Books and Goofy 

10 Random Facts:

1.) I hate cleaning but I'm a total neat freak. My floors on most days are swept at least 3 times.
2.) My favorite food is chicken fajitas with pineapples. I crave it almost everyday.
3.) People think I'm quiet because I'm shy but it's really because I'm scared that if I talk too much I'll start to stutter. 
4.) I still have my favorite stuffed animal from when I was a little kid, Little Foot (a.k.a. Foot Foot) from ''The Land Before Time'' movies.
5.) I dress up for Halloween as book characters and go Trick or Treating with my boys.
6.) My best friend, other than my husband, lives on the other side of the country from me but I talk to her at least 3 times a week if not everyday in some weeks. 
7.) Moths and butterflies scare the crap out of me, I find them extremely gross.
8.) I hate shopping for anything other than books. I can shop all day if I'm looking for good books.
9.) My favorite color is not really a color at all, it's a pattern: camouflage.
10.) I have a weird and irrational fear of never having enough toilet paper. I freak out if I have less than 50 rolls in the house, which is weird and irrational because I've never had a time when I've been left without any.

Once again Thank You Emma!

Thursday, February 26, 2015

REVIEW: Opposition by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Title: Opposition

Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout

Published: August 5, 2014

Publisher: Entangled Teen


Katy knows the world changed the night the Luxen came.

She can't believe Daemon welcomed his race or stood by as his kind threatened to obliterate every last human and hybrid on earth. But the lines between good and bad have blurred, and love has become an emotion that could destroy her- could destroy them all.

Daemon will do anything to save those he loves, even if it means betrayal. 

They must team up with an unlikely enemy if there is any chance of surviving the invasion. But when it quickly becomes impossible to tell friend from foe, and the world is crumbling around them, they may loose everything-even what they cherish most-to ensure the survival of their friends...and mankind. 

War has come to Earth. And no matter the outcome, the future will never be the same for those left standing.


Okay, Oh My Gosh, My mind is still doing flips. I thought this was such a great book. I'm sad to see the series end though. This was a series that I think could go on and on. 

Opposition starts off right where Origin leaves off. Daemon, Dawson, and Dee have left with the Luxen that have invaded Earth. Katy can't let herself believe that they won't come back, even though Luc and Archer believe that they are lost to them forever. Beth starts getting really bad morning sickness so Archer and Katy go out to get her some prenatal vitamins and other medications. That's when everything hits the fan. The action starts at that moment and doesn't slow until the end of the book. Katy and Daemon sure have gotten themselves in a pickle this time. 

Katy is absolutely fierce in the final installment of the Lux series. She has grown, not only in character but also in power, so much over the previous books and it shows. Even though she is strong, brave, fierce and loyal she suffers a lot of emotional damage throughout this book and I felt for her. 

Daemon in this book is still well, Daemon. I've said this more than once and I'm going to say this again: Daemon Black is even more irresistible in this book. He still has his overly protective side but he is also even more open about his feelings for Katy. He makes it widely know that he loves his Kitten and will burn the world down to protect her. 

Dee changes for a while in this installment, more so than she did in Onyx and Opal. I really can't say too awful much without spoiling the story, but I will say that it'll have you thinking: ''What the crap man" and "Oh my gosh, NO!".

Dawson and Beth we really don't get to see a whole lot of them, but I kinda felt sympathy for them. Dawson just got Beth back and then he kind of looses her again for a little while. He has to act like she has never existed but you can tell being away from her is killing him. And Beth, the poor thing, is having a hard time during her pregnancy. She is constantly sick and tired all the time. And it is even harder for her being away from Dawson.

We all knew that Luc was kind of like a teenage mafia leader but some of the things he is able to pull off are out of this world. In Opposition we get to learn a little bit about his background. Some of the things you learn will surprise you.

Archer grows into an even more wonderful character. He shows emotion in this book and he's actually pretty funny. I love the fact that everyone gets upset when he gets all up in their heads. I mean I would too but some of the banter that passes between him and the others is hilarious. 

The final book in the Lux series will have you sitting on the edge of your seat. It's packed full of action, romance, comedy, suspense, desperation, twists, turns, highs and lows. If you haven't read any of the books in the series before Opposition I suggest reading those first. 

If you have read the entire series and are looking for a little more Daemon and Katy then you can go to Jennifer L. Armentrout's webpage here and her Wattpad page here and get a few bonus scenes and Daemon's POV for a few of the scenes. 

Here's a look back at a few of my favorite Daemon and Katy moments.

(c) 2015 Andrea Hatfield All Rights Reserved

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

REVIEW: Three Quarters Dead by Richard Peck

Title: Three Quarters Dead

Author: Richard Peck

Published: October 28, 2010

Publisher: Penguin Group

This description taken from Goodreads

Kerry is chosen by the coolest clique in school and so she thinks life has finally begun. But then it seems all over when her three friends are killed in a shocking car accident. Or are they? Only weeks after the accident, Kerry receives a text from on the girls: We're all three here at my aunt's in the city. Take the 3:50 train. B there. 

Exhilarating, terrifying suspense is crossed with a thought-provoking examination of peer pressure in Richard Peck's return to his contemporary teen-and ghost-story roots. This is a master authors gift to the Gossip Girl/Twilight generation: his own smart, stylish, and fun take on the paranormal. 

This description was taken from the back of the book.

When Kerry starts tenth grade at a new school she's a loner at best, until the three coolest girls in school sweep her away in their glamorous and gossipy group. Kerry scrambles to keep up with the drama of her new friends and suddenly feels as if her life has finally begun. She would do anything to be included. But how far will she go when a gruesome car crash has them reaching out to her from beyond the grave?


Three Quarters Dead was a really quick read, I finished it in one day. 

Kerry has started her first year in high school as a sophomore, and she is basically an outcast. She sits everyday at lunch by herself and listens to the three coolest girls in the school talk trying to learn how to be cool from them. One day the lead girl of the group asks her to join them and she gets caught up in their drama. She blindly follows what they tell her whether or not she likes it for the simple fact that she is willing to do anything to fit in. 

Tanya, Natalie, and Mackenzie are the most popular girls in the school and for some reason they take Kerry under their wings, or so it seems. It later becomes evident that they are just using her and setting her up to take the fall. One day as they are getting ready to go dress shopping for prom dresses the three girls are in a horrible car crash killing them all instantly. Kerry goes back to being invisible and can't get over the loss of the girls. She is in grief counseling until one day she receives a text from beyond the grave telling her to meet the girls in the city. Then all kinds of weird happens and they are still mean and using Kerry after they have died.

Tanya is a senior and the ''leader'' of the group and she is constantly telling Kerry to keep up. You can tell really quickly that she is the driving force behind everything that the girls do. Kerry starts to notice that it almost seems like whenever she is around Tanya time stops but she tries to brush off the feeling. She starts telling Kerry to be considerate and think of others but all I kept thinking was ''well what about you?''. You can tell immediately that this is one of those girls that are spoiled so badly that they'll never amount to much without the help (by help I mean taking it from someone who earned it) of someone else. 

Natalie is also a senior and she almost comes off as second in command when it comes to the clique. She is pretty quiet and really doesn't do or say anything to make me dislike her other than the fact that she follows everything that Tanya says or does. The way that she is described as looking, she is the beautiful one in the group even though everyone immediately notices Tanya. 

Mackenzie is a junior and the newest one in the group other than Kerry. She comes off as kind of weird because she is always looking around like she is ''looking over her shoulder''. You come to find out that she is quite the little pic pocket when she steals a house key and Kerry's money.

Spence is a senior and has been labeled ''the hottest guy'' in school. He is on the school newspaper, one of the smartest kids in school, and very gentlemanly. You would think that him and Tanya would be together but she keeps saying that she is going to give him time and he really doesn't seem to like her that much. 

I was surprised to find out that Richard Peck is only two years older than my grandmother. You can tell he has done his homework on a few subjects like Twitter, Facebook and the makeup and clothing fads of teenage girls. While my grandmother is pretty cool when it comes to clothing she has no idea what Twitter and Facebook really are, and I felt it was neat that Peck took the time to research what high school girls do and how they act. He had the ''mean girl'' thing down pretty well.  

This story, for me, felt kind of unfinished, I had a lot of unanswered questions and felt like Richard Peck left out a few key things. I see where he was going with this but feel like he missed the mark just a little. I would have loved to see if things happened between Kerry and Spence because it is obvious that he is interested in her somewhat. I think it would have been nice to see more about how Tanya has the ability to ''stop'' time and the ability to get what she wants.

I do recommend that if you are looking for a really quick read that you give Three Quarters Dead a try and form your own opinion about it. You may find something that catches your attention. 

(c) 2015 Andrea Hatfield All Rights Reserved

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday #2

Top Ten Favorite Heroines From Books

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. This weeks topic is Top Ten Favorite Heroines From Books. I actually have more than 10 but I'll keep this simple.

#1. Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games Trilogy by: Suzanne Collins. Katniss is a very strong character and has a tendency to think of others before herself. Katniss volunteers for her sister, Prim, when she is chosen to play in the 74th Hunger Games. Then while in the Games she forms an alliance with the youngest tribute in the games. In Catching Fire she still hunts and gathers in the woods to help the people of her district, and in Mockingjay she worries about the people of the other districts and is devastated over the loss of life of all the innocent people. She fights for a better life for all of Panem.

#2. Katy Swartz from The Lux Series by: Jennifer L. Armentrout. Katy starts off as a little timid, but she tells it like it is. She grows so much through out the series. She is extremely loyal, thinks of her friends and family before herself, and she loves fiercely. She makes mistakes like a real person would and tries hard to make up for those mistakes.

#3. Clary Fray from The Mortal Instruments Series by: Cassandra Clare. Clary has to deal with a bunch of junk thrown at her that has been hidden from her since she was born. Clary has had no idea that another life exists, one that she was born into. She discovers she is a demon hunter and takes it in stride, then she becomes pretty bad butted. 

#4. Rose Hathaway from the Vampire Academy Series by: Richelle Mead. Rose has trained her entire life to be a guardian over the Moroi, one in particular her best friend Princess Lissa Dragomir. She grows through out the series and learns not to be so cocky.

#5. Kaylee Cavanaugh from the Soul Screamers Series by: Rachel Vincent. Kaylee has always believed something was seriously mentally wrong with her because of her "panic attacks" where she screams bloody murder. She learns she is a banshee and her screaming is actually ''singing '' and mourning the death of a person nearby. She discovers a whole new ''world'' that she's a part of and how to control her abilities. She gets to meet other people like herself and through out the series she makes a few self sacrifices to save those she loves.

#6. Mercy Thompson from the Mercy Thompson Series by: Patricia Briggs. Mercy is just flat out a bad butted chick. At first she tries to stay out of the world she was born into as a shapeshifter, but being a good person she just can't, and winds up falling face first into the middle of it. The farther into the series you go, the farther she winds up in the middle of vampire/werewolf wars, and having to deal with crazy fey. 

#7. Gwen Frost from the Mythos Academy by: Jennifer Estep. Gwen is a Gypsy who has started at a new school for kids that have special talents, some of them magical like talents. She is able to touch things and get a flashback from them of things that have happened involving the item. She's not sure where she really fits in at the school and is sort of a loner at first. This she becomes the Goddess Nike's champion and has to learn all kinds of fighting skills and how to improve her talents before the God Loki breaks free from his prison and tries to take over the world and destroy mankind. 

#8. Zoey Redbird from The House of Night Series by: P.C. Cast and Kristen Cast. Zoey starts off as a normal teenager who suddenly gets sick and contracts the sickness that turns people into vampires. She is outcast and has to join the other vampires nearby at the House of Night school because if she is not around an adult vampire her body will reject the change and she will die. She overcomes everything that is thrown at her and becomes special to Nyx the Goddess that the vampires worship. She grows as the series progresses not only as a character but also in her power as a vampire who is able to connect with all 5 of the elements, something that rarely happens.

#9. Claire Danvers from The Morganville Vampires Series by: Rachel Caine. Claire is no ordinary girl, she is super smart and has started college before anyone her age. Because of her being younger than anyone else in her dorm she is picked on by the local mean girl. It gets so bad she has to move out of the dorm and room with three other local kids a little older than her. She winds up being dragged into the towns' vampire drama and has to overcome a bus load of crap. To keep her new friends safe, through out the whole series, she takes risks to her general safety and life.

#10. Lena from the Delirium Series by: Lauren Oliver. Lena in the beginning is just like everyone else her age. She's worried about getting a high score on the test to determine her marriage matches before she has the procedure. The procedure is done on people 18 years old and is supposed to take away the ability to fall in love. She's always looked forward to the procedure because she has been taught by the government her whole life that ''the deliria'' is a disease and must be eradicated, but just a few months before her procedure is done she falls in love with an "Invalid"(someone who has not been cured and lives in the Wilds). She tries to fight the system and stand up for what she believes in, even if it means that she must run away and live in the Wilds. 

Saturday, February 21, 2015

REVIEW: Origin by Jennifer L. Armentrout Book Four in the Lux Series

Title: Origin

Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout

Published: August 27 2013

Publisher: Entangled Teen


Daemon will do anything to get Katy back.

After the successful but disastrous raid on Mount Weather, he's face 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 that she can come out of this is to adapt. After all , there are sides of Daedalus that don't seem entirely crazy, but the groups 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?


Jennifer Armentrout out did herself with Origin. If you thought the other books in this series were amazing just wait until you read this one, she'll blow your mind! There is so much action packed into the book, you would not believe some of the action scences, absolutely outstanding! She has also brought back the jerky Daemon that we all fell in live with, but he still keeps his sweet and loving side when it comes to Katy. JLA gives us all the makings of a brilliant and riveting book, you get angst, action, desperation, suspense, and drama.

Origin starts off right where Opal left off, Katy has been captured by Daedalus in a rescue mission to get Beth back. Blake once again was a huge douche canoe and betrayed them all. With Origin we get both Daemon and Katy's POV, which makes the story that much more entertaining. You get to meet new some characters and then you loose some old characters.

Katy has always been strong and brave but in Origin she grows to be a survivor and fighter because of the grueling things she has to endure. With the things that Katy had to go through and the things that she witnessed, its no wonder Beth was so mentally damaged. Katy still manages to hold on to her feisty side and is fighting to not become broken. In her own way she is able to fight against the system for a while and refuses to cooperate. 

"I refuse to fight them-to beat up on them or potentially kill them if things got out of hand. It was like being in a real, albeit messed up, version of 'The Hunger Games'. 'The Hunger Games' for alien hybrids."

"What about school? You want an uneducated hybrid running amuck? What about my mom? My friends? What about my life? My blog?...You've stolen my life and think that I should just stand here and take it? That I shouldn't demand answers? You know what? You can kiss my a$$"

If you thought Daemon was irresistible before then you ain't seen nothing yet! Wow, Daemon shined so bright in this installment of the Lux series. He vowes to burn down the world to get his Kitten back and I feel he would have too. There is absolutely no doubt what so ever of his feelings for Katy. He tries so hard to be a ''rock'' for Katy in some of her hardest moments. He still, with everything that is going on, manages to bring out his cocky and snarky side.

"As close as you're riding me, man, I feel like I need to take you out to dinner or something. At least, I should get your name."
"People call me Archer." 

"Another fanboy, I have them everywhere."

"Well aren't you just a special snowflake"

Archer is one of the new characters, and from the beginning you can tell he's not one of those ''heartless'' people that are working with Daedalus. He is there for Katy, as much as he can be, when she needs someone and is virtually all alone. There is absolutely nothing romantic about their relationship, so no need to worry. He is just someone who is there for her.  

Blake of course ends up in the facility with Katy. I wanted to get my hands wrapped around that tanned neck of his and shake him senseless, that no good for nothing douche canoe! I really wished Daemon would have gotten rid of that problem a long time ago. I do think he got what was coming for him though.

There is so much that happens in Origin. You'll want to finish this in one read, it's that good. Jennifer Armentrout has added another epic story to her Lux series. I totally think you should read this series if you haven't already because with each installment it only escalates to greater heights in greatness. 

(c) 2015 Andrea Hatfield All Rights Reserved

Friday, February 20, 2015

REVIEW: Opal by Jennifer L. Armentrout Book three in the Lux series

Title: Opal

Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout

Published: December 03, 2012

Publisher: Entangled Teen


No one is like Daemon Black.

When he set out to prove his feelings for me, he wasn't fooling around. Doubting him isn't something I'll do again, and now that we've made it through the rough patches, well... There's a lot of spontaneous combustion going on.

But even he can't protect his family from the danger of trying to free those they love.

After everything, I'm no longer the same Katy. I'm different... And I'm not sure what that will mean in the end. When each step we take in discovering the truth puts us in the path of the secret organization responsible for torturing and testing hybrids, the more I realize there is no end to what I'm capable. The death of someone close still lingers, help comes from an unlikely source, and friends will become the deadliest of enemies, but we won't turn back. Even if the outcome will shatter our worlds forever.

Together we're stronger...and they know it. 


Oh My Gosh! Jennifer L. Armentrout is a complete genius. If you thought the first two books in this series were amazing, just wait until you read Opal. This book makes the whole series that much more awesome. The ending though will have you gasping and dying to know what happens next. 

Opal starts off where Onyx left off, Dawson is back and it has turned every ones lives upside down. He is determined to get Beth back and nothing will stop him. Daemon and Katy have finally made their relationship official but they are unable to spend any time together as a couple, because Daemon is always having to babysit Dawson so he won't run off to try to rescue Beth and get himself captured again. Dawson is not the same as what he was before he was captured and tortured, and Daemon has no idea how to help him.

Dee, at the beginning of the story still won't talk with Katy and it seems that their friendship has taken a turn for the worse and may never be salvageable. Dee's character changes so much in this book and it could be for the worse. Since she has lost Adam she refuses to talk with Katy, Lesa, or Carissa and starts to hang out with Andrew and Ash. With everything that happened in the Onyx I knew there would be some damage to Katy and Dee's friendship but will it ever be able to be fixed?

Daemon changes a lot in this book also. His character grows and he becomes even more irresistible, if that is even possible. He is starting to become a better person, *err* Luxen, because of Katy. She brings out the best in him. He is still just as fierce as before when he needs to be, but is more open with Katy with his emotions. He opens up with her where as before he would have said something cocky and smart. Daemon still has an ego the size of Alaska, but some of the things that come out of his mouth are absolutely priceless.

"You just like me for my body. Admit it."
"Well Yeah..."
"I feel like man-candy"

" If you start climbing on car hoods, I think I might marry you."

Katy is dealing with a lot of guilt over all the things and mistakes that happened in Onyx. She's learning not to be too trusting with anyone. The moments that she is alone with Daemon are absolutely beautiful. They are starting to connect more and its not just physically intimate but also emotionally intimate. Some of the things that come out of her mouth are just wow.

"If fishes were wishes, we'd all throw nets."

"Oh for the love of backwoods babies everywhere"

"He kisses like he's dying of thirst, and I'm water."

There are twist and turns, ups and downs, betrayal, deaths and the hugest cliffhanger ever. Jennifer Armentrout will take you on a wild ride. You'll be sitting on the edge of your seat with the ending! I mean WOW, what a way to end the book. I was all like:

And then some of this:

I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves the genres: fantasy, sci-fi, and paranormal romance. I do suggest that before you read this book you have a copy of the next book in the series (Origin) on hand because you will want to jump right into it. I don't think you will be disappointed, there's a reason Jennifer L. Armentrout is a NY Times #1 Best Selling Author; everything she writes is pure gold! 

(c) 2015 Andrea Hatfield All Rights Reserved

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday #1

Top Ten bookish problems we have.

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. This weeks topic is bookish problems, and man do I have a bunch.

# 1. I never have enough money to buy all the books I want to add to my library!

#2. I hate when I want to borrow a certain book from the library and there is a huge waiting list.

#3. I need more bookshelves to hold all my books

#4. This goes along with #3, I need more space to put more bookshelves.

#5. I would love more time to read. I find I never have as much time to read as what I'd like.

#6. It bugs me when people don't understand my love for books.

#7. I get attached to the characters to easily and miss them when the book ends.

#8. I stay up way to late just so I can read a little longer.

#9. When engrossed in a book I have a tendency to forget to eat anything.

#10. Laughing out loud or crying while out in public because of something that happened in the book. People give you weird looks.  

I probably could come up with at least 10 more bookish problems that I have. Does anybody else have the same issues as me or different ones?

Sunday, February 15, 2015

REVIEW: Onyx by: Jennifer L. Armentrout book two in the Lux series

Title: Onyx

Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout

Published: August 2012

Publisher: Entangled Teen


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 bizzaro connection. So I've sworn him off, even though he is running more hot than cold these days. But we've got bigger problems.

Something worse than the Arum have 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...


Jennifer Armentrout has done it again! She has absolutely blown my mind! If you thought Obsidian was great just wait until you read Onyx. The character development deepens, there are even more great moments between Katy and Daemon, love, heartache, and betrayal. Once again Armentrout will take you on an emotional roller coaster, you'll laugh, cry, be happy, mad and sad, but you'll want to get on that roller coaster again and again.

Wow, my mind is still reeling after waiting a day to start this post. I feel like I can't form a coherent sentence. I have a tendency to like almost every book that I read, but then there are a few that I completely flip out over and become the ultimate fangirl. This is one of those books and I can't even begin to tell you how much awesomesauce is packed into this book. Well I probably could but I would be gushing for hours on how every page is dripping with complete genius. 

Onyx starts right where Obsidian left off. Katy is still trying to stay away from Daemon and is in complete denial about her feelings. The hilarious and witty banter between them only gets better. Katy becomes an even stronger person than she was in Obsidian. She made some BIG mistakes but that only makes her seem more real. We get to see a lot more of Daemon and, believe it or not he becomes even more irresistible than what he was. I didn't think that was possible but believe me he becomes even more swoon worthy. He shows Katy his thoughtful, sweet and romantic side. The Thanksgiving scene was absolutely amazing, I was nearly in tears. And the cookie scene was priceless!!

You get to meet new characters. Blake is the new boy in school who seems like he has the hotts for Katy, and that makes Daemon jealous even though he tries to deny it. When you get Daemon and Blake around each other the testosterone filled tension is so thick you could cut it with a knife. I loved the fact that Daemon always called Blake the wrong name, like Flake and Butler, just to get under his skin. At first I liked Blake but then he kept getting stranger and acting like he had a few loose screws. All Blake did was complicate things between Katy and Daemon even more than what they were.

Katy's mom, Kellie, starts a new relationship with a doctor named Will. He turns out being then doctor who takes care of Katy when she gets the "flu". At first he seems like an okay kind of guy, just what her mom needs, but then he becomes almost creepy and fixated on Katy.

I ended up hating both Blake and Will and I look something like this when I think about them.

There are so many twists and turns, and ups and downs. I was able to figure out a few things but then I was caught completely off guard with others.  I really don't want to spoil anything for someone that hasn't already read Onyx so I'll stick with saying that towards the end and at the very end there is so much emotion packed into a smallish size chunk of the story. I connected with Katy so much that I'm pretty sure I felt everything she did, guilt, sadness, anger, pain, elation, bliss and much more.

 Like I said earlier, JLA will take you on an emotional roller coaster, but she'll leave you begging for more. I suggest that everyone give this book a chance but if you haven't read the first book in the series please wait and read Obsidian first. Easily earned a 5 star rating from me. 

(c) 2015 Andrea Hatfield All Rights Reserved

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Book Haul

Okay, so in the past week I've had the hugest book haul of my life. I bought all the books and couldn't believe how little I actually spent. It has been a long time since I was able to go out and buy books. Present with the chance I sprung at the opportunity, and I might have gone a little over board on the number of books bought at one time. But being the book nerd that I am, I just couldn't help myself. I was like a kid in a candy store. 

Books bought at Wal Mart:

Endgame: The Calling
By: James Frey and Nils Johnson-Shelton
Series: Endgame

I posted a review a few days ago on this book and had originally just borrowed an ebook copy from my local library, but because of the puzzle I decided to go out and buy my own copy.

City of Heavenly Fire
By: Cassandra Clare
Series: The Mortal Instruments 

I'd read this book a few months ago after I borrowed an ebook copy from my local library. I already owned the rest of the series, but needed this book to finish off my collection.                      

The Maze Runner
By: James Dashner
Series: The Maze Runner

The Scorch Trials
By: James Dashner
Series: The Maze Runner

The Death Cure
By: James Dashner
Series: The Maze Runner

The Kill Order
By: James Dashner
Series: The Maze Runner

Books bought at Ollie's Bargain Outlet: 

By: Jessica Khoury
Series: The Corpus Files

The Betrayal of Natalie Hargrove
By: Lauren Kate

Cinderella Ninja Warrior
By: Maureen McGowan
Series: Twisted Tales

Sleeping Beauty Vampire Slayer
By: Maureen McGowan
Series: Twisted Tales

Three Quarters Dead
By: Richard Peck

By: Fiona Paul
Series: Secrets of the Eternal Rose

By: Kathy Reichs
Series: Virals

Right now I'm working on reading two other books, but keep a watch out for reviews on: The Maze Runner Series by: James Dashner, Origin by: Jessica Khoury, The Betrayal of Natalie Hargrove by: Lauren Kate, Twisted Tales Series by Maureen McGowan, Three Quarters Dead by: Richard Peck, Venom by: Fiona Paul, and Virals by: Kathy Reichs.

Happy reading everyone and Happy Valentine's Day!