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Hanna's Library

I've read books all my life, but just recently I got obsessed and nowadays I read daily. Contemporary, Romance, New Adult and Young Adult are my favorite genres. 

Onyx - Jennifer L. Armentrout

I can't write too much about this without giving the plot away, but it was just as great, action packed, romantic, drama filled and amazing as the first one!

I really like Armentrout's capability to write such high intensity and interesting books. She doesn't loose the readers interest even for a second. These have to be one of the most addicting books I've read!

Now I'm turning by focus on the next one; I've to know what happens next!

Obsidian - Jennifer L. Armentrout

Usually the first book in a series isn't that good. It's more about the world and character building and the plot suffers because of that. 

But not with the Lux series! EEeehh! This was soooo gooood! I'm so happy that I own the published sequels so that I don't have to wait even a minute to continue reading this series. 

The thing that I liked most in Obsidian (besides the amazing characters, but that's kind of given, a good book can hardly have bad characters) was that is was so fast paced. PAM PAM PAM PAM, things kept happening in every chapter, big things. The characters and the plot gave me serious whiplash! And I loved every second of it. I enjoy reading books that has a lot of action.

And what about the characters? Yes, I'll join the Daemon-club. Sign me in! And I liked Katy too; a girl main character that doesn't annoy me is always a plus.

I'm super excited that I found this series and I'm even more excited that there's at least four books left in it(two unpublished).

The Edge of Never - J.A. Redmerski

(Alert! If you don't want to know anything about this book before you read it, I suggest you stay away from all reviews. This is a book that you don't want to know anything about in before hand - trust me!)


I'm so lucky to find so many amazing books to read one after another!

The edge of never stole a part of my soul. It was beautiful, happy, heart wrenching and sad. It was perfect.

I love on the road stories. I like the feel of freedom and being able to imagine all the possibiliites. Reading about people trying to find themselves. 

One of my favorite things in the book was the characters, they had such a strong presence. And they have to be one of the most perfect book-couples I've read. 

The plot was fast paced. It was amazing to see how their relationship developed. But I almost cried myself to death at the end. Didn't see that coming. The irony hurt me: finally when Cam starts to open up at the possibility...yeah, and that happened. So cruel!

I say this much too often, but, one of the best books I've read this year. Definitely there at the top five. Maybe even topping the whole damn list. Seriously, this was that good. Read it now, pretty please! You won't regret it. 

Gabriel's Rapture - Sylvain Reynard

I loved this as much as the first one! Somehow this felt more fast-paced but at the same time it feels like nothing much happened. Maybe it's just that I'm mixing up what happened in the two books. 

In this second book the characters go through a lot and thus also grow and mature. Especially Julia is more independent, self-confident and outspoken. Gabriel on the other hand is finding his true self and succeeds moving forward from his past. 
I think this part shows how far Julia has come:
"The wide-eyed nervous girl who had started at the University of Toronto in September was gone. Instead, Julia saw a pale and upset young woman, with pinched lips and flashing eyes. She was no longer the timid Rabbit or the seventeen-year-old Beatrice. She was Julianne Mitchell, almost- MA, and she would be damned if she'd spend spend the rest of her life simply taking the scraps that others deigned to throw at her. 

One thing that I also like about these books is that Reynard's choose not to make the characters dumb or oblivious. If something goes wrong they don't immediately become melodramatic and run away to cry under a pillow. Instead they understand that perhaps everything isn't always as it seems and don't automatically jump to their own conclusions. 

I'm so excited to read the third installment in this series. I hope there's still a story and a good plot and it isn't only about Julia and Gabriel's relationship. 

Gabriel's Inferno - Sylvain Reynard

I read this as a fanfiction a couple of years ago. I loved it then but I love it even more now! The story was better written and edited and both the story and the characters were more interesting. And I loved all the references to literature and music. It gave it more depth and holy intensity - the classroom scene, you will know what I mean when you read it. 

This book is so great, mostly because of the characters. In the beginning it seems like they couldn't be more different, but when we start to learn about their pasts we get to see that they both are damaged and hurt, but they have such good and passionate souls.

Some (those feminists that think that every girl in every book is weak, easily dazzled and their only life mission is to find a man for themselves) may think that Julie is too shy, naive and submissive. I see a girl that has the purest of minds and hearts. She has been hurt in the past by more than one person, but she's still so kind and has the ability to see the good in the people. 

Gabriel himself has been through hell but survived it. He is rude, sarcastic and arrogant but it's just a mask. If you love books with hot, rich, tortured-souls, all knowing main male characters you will love Gabriel. 

This book has a plot but most of all it's a story about two lost and hurt souls learning to accept that they are worthy of love. 

On the Island - Tracey Garvis- Graves

Love Love Love It!

First I hesitated about their age difference but their relationship was so natural. I loved both the main characters and even if I'm usually not too keen on multiple point of views, in this book it worked out great! 

I really enjoyed reading about their time on the Island. It was as if I'd lived with them on that island and I wanted to know what would happen next. I liked how fast paced it was and that it didn't dwell on unimportant stuff. However, I think some of the things that happened on the island were a bit unrealistic (dolphins, how long they waited before they had sex...), but they didn't take away from the story. I also really liked that the book didn't end with a HEA after they were rescued. It was interesting to see how their lives continued after the time spent on the island. 

All in all, this is one of the best books I've read in a while. This was a one-sit read for me and I both laughed out loud and cried. I'll definitely recommend this to others!

Truth - Aleatha Romig

After reading the first 150 pages I wasn't sure what my opinion about this book was. It was kind of a slow start and I was afraid it would continue like that till the end. Fortunately it stared to pick up and I really enjoyed the rest of the book.
The last chapters were especially interesting when all the loose pieces started to make sense. Still so many questions were left unanswered and that's why I'll probably go insane before the third book will be published. 
A great sequel. I think the story and all the mysteries were better developed. The book is huge, but it was more interesting and action packed than the first one. I also think the characters continued to develop through out this book. Romig can write great plot twists that keep readers wanting to know what happens next.

Consequences - Aleatha Romig

This book is serious mind F. I had so many expectations and assumptions about this book before I started to read it, and they all were proven wrong. And I'm not glad when I'm not right, let me tell you that. 

I thought this would be about a man who has "abducted" a women and mistreats her for some kind of reason. It would be an abnormal romance story with hints of thriller/mystery. Yes...I was wrong.

I feel so confused. About everything. In the beginning I couldn't understand why Claire was so willing to accept her situation and Tony's actions. Stockholm syndrome? Maybe, but even that couldn't explain it all. Then when the story continued you got this feeling of security; Tony was still behaving badly, but Claire was changing him slowly (very slowly) into a better man. As a reader, you felt Claire's uncertainty and even fear when she had supposedly done something wrong. But as the story continued and the time passed everything started to feel easier. Or at least it seemed like it. Those, who could read between lines however, could feel that something wasn't right and confusion and anxiousness started to grow.

This book is written in a very unique way. It wasn't very action packed, many things were very thoroughly explained and at times it felt a bit dragged out. But somehow Romig has done a great job succeeding at captivating readers to this world and Claire's journey. It felt like I was there with Claire, experiencing everything beside her. 

The end of the book left me with a "what the hell did I just read" feeling. Somehow I had expected the things that happened to happen, but at the same time I didn't want to be right in my assumptions. I wanted to continue living in the happily ever after denial.

I already own the second book in the trilogy and to tell the truth (no pun intended), I'm a little bit scared. I love me some romance, happily ever afters, normal and sane people and now, nothing of that can be expected in the next book. I'm scared.

Point of Retreat - Colleen Hoover

Yeah, this was pretty awesome too. I loved this, but in another way than Slammed. This had different feel to it, maybe it was the switch in the point o view or maybe it was something else. But different isn't always bad, in this case it was just different.

Slammed, for me, was amazing, unbelievable, earth shattering...what ever you want to call it. Point of Retreat felt to me like a five star book, it wasn't out of this world like Slammed, but still a five star book. 

I liked that we saw a part of their story through Will's eyes and I understand Hoover's choice after reading the book. Some of the events needed them to be heard and seen from his point of view. 

I loved both the old and new characters, the little small things like Julia's stars, the poetry, the emotions and the love between them all. I need This Girl NOW, five days left!

Slammed - Colleen Hoover

First of all a warning; if you want to do something else with your day other than read books and you aren't quite comfortable with emotional roller coasters, I'd suggest that you stay away from Colleen Hoover's books. 

Oh My, this book, I got no words. First I finished Hopeless in the afternoon and then started with Slammed. Best book day ever! Now, my thoughts are all over the place. These are those, earth shattering kind of books. 

Slammed was so real. So real, that I laughed out loud many times (literally laughed out loud reading about the cancer costumes and Lake's line after meeting the principal, ("Y'all can go back to class. She just wanted to know where we got the materials for your costume so she can be a hemorrhoid next year") and during the next page I was crying like a little baby. The plot twist were like slams (hah) in the face and many times I wanted to cry out loud "haven't they suffered enough already!". But no, life is unreal (but it's my real), and that's what the book is all about. It's realizing that life isn't always easy, but it's LIFE and you should be happy to be able to live it. 

Oh, I would like to write about this book for hours, but I can't, because there really aren't words to describe how much I love it. 

Hopeless - Colleen Hoover

I just want to hug this book, squeal out loud and kiss Colleen Hoover for writing this amazingly amazing book! This was one of those books that you like right from the beginning. I knew after the first chapter that I would love this book. 

Hoover's style of writing is unbelievable. Reading this was addicting and so so beautiful. I felt a range of emotions and I want to quote the whole book, but here's a couple:
"Whether it's tomorrow night or next year, I can promise you it'll be the best damn night of my life. You just make sure you're making that decision for yourself and no one else, okay? I'll always want you , but I'm not going to let myself have you until you're one hundred percent sure you want me just as much. And don't say anything right now. I'm turning around and walking back to my car and we can pretend this conversation never happened. Otherwise, you may never stop blushing."

"It's what happens when two people become one: they no longer share only love. They also share all the pain, heartache, sorrow and grief."

"I'm not going to wish for a perfect life. The things that knock you down in life are tests, forcing you to make a choice between giving in and remaining on the ground or wiping the dirt off an standing up even taller than you did before you were knocked down. I'm choosing to stand up taller."

And not only these, but all the playing around with words. For example, the word Hopeless. It has so much meaning. And the word "live", aaaww.

I liked how the Prologue was a little bit misleading. The beginning of the book was so lighthearted and sweet. Sky and Holder were just so cute together. And then it all turned completely around and these awful things started to happen. As I said, this book takes you through so many emotions.

This book was perfect. Well, almost. Sometimes I think Holder was maybe too perfect. He always said and did exactly the right things. But maybe that's the reason why this book is so perfect and that's also why Holder is now officially my book boyfriend. 

I can't wait for October to come around, so that I can get my hands on Losing Hope. Fortunately, I already own the first two books in the Slammed series, so that I can continue reading Hoover's beautiful words.


If I were you - Lisa Renee Jones

I got into the book from the start but was a little confused why Sara wanted so desperately to find Rebecca, she didn't know her at all.But for some reason, I as a reader, wanted to know what had happened to her. I had a little problem to imagine Chris in my head in the beginning (as opposed to Christian Grey and Gidion Cross for example), but after a while he was there at the top with all the other sexy, rich, controlling bastards. I also liked Sara, she wasn't too whiny and didn't cry all the time like some other heroines. I really liked the end of the book. When Chris brought her to the "sex house" and when she went back to the warehouse and it ended in the cliffhanger ( I like books that end in a cliffhanger so that you at 3 am. when finished he book, curse why the book store opens as late as 9 am). Now i really want to read the next one!

Being Me - Lisa Renee Jones

I had to continue right away with this book after the first one and the terrible cliffhanger it ended with. I loved this book. I gave the first book 4,5 stars but I had to gave this 5: the characters developments, interesting and action packed plot and for the story growth. I fell even more in love with the main characters. 

I really liked the fact this book was so fast paced and even if this is an "erotic novel", it still had the mystery with Rebecca and secrets and plot twists that you don't expect. 

What I think that makes this different from the other "erotic novels" out there, is that it didn't try to force the drama. I noticed a couple of times that they solved small problems without unnecessary fights and drama and didn't assume too much of the other's words or actions. I think this gives it a more realistic touch and instead, when they really hurt each other and are sad and miserable, it feels real and emotional and you can't do anything but feel their pain and cry with them (as I did in matter of fact a couple of times).

I really really liked Being Me and can't wait for the last book in the trilogy. 

Beautiful Disaster- Jamie McGuire

I liked the beginning very much. Unfortunately, at some point in the middle of the book, the characters started to annoy me a little bit. Travis was so clingy and not the bad-ass cocky confident jerk that he was in the beginning and Abby couldn't decide on anything and was hurting Travis in the process. I also thought that some of it was unrealistic (yes it's fiction, but still). Also the whole poker playing daughter/ Las Vegas trip confused me.


But even after all this I still liked that it was fast paced and had a great dialogue. It was a addictive read and I couldn't put it down. I just hope that Jamie McGuire chooses to loose the immatureness in her next book.