Watcha Reading Wednesday

Watcha Reading Wednesday

This is just a week of new organization and blog posts for me! Today’s is “Watcha Reading Wednesday!”

I currently have three reads going on (not usually my style but here we are).

Book 1

The first is a reread of JLA’s fourth Lux book, Origin. I may or may not have just finished it last week, but I finished Oblivion yesterday, the first three books in Daemon’s perspective, and just had to keep going. I’m also majorly in love with Daemon, so I’m happy to keep reading!

In case you don’t know, the Lux series is a YA fantasy that deals with an alien species called the Luxen. Katy, the MC, moves to WV and meets a peppy and loving Dee and her hot, and not so friendly brother Daemon. The longer Katy is in WV, the more weird things she notices and the closer she becomes to Dee (and Daemon despite his many protests). Katy learns some life changing information and then shit hits the fan over and over again. But, Daemon is doing his best to protect his family and Katy, even though the rest of his family doesn’t want him to help Katy. These books made me cry, laugh, rage, and I may or may not have gotten jealous a few times…I like to dive right in as if I’m the MC…what can I say? Anyway, highly recommend this series!

Book 2

The second book I’m reading is an adult standalone and spinoff of the Lux series and it’s called Obsession (which perfectly describes how I feel about these books).

This book follows Hunter, whom we meet in Origin briefly and again in Oblivion. He’s an Arum (another alien) and works for the DOD. He doesn’t follow what the other Arum want and is extremely alluring and may be my new favorite. This book is VERY adult in the best ways possible and I am going to be sad when I finish it (probably today). The Lux series talks so much shit about the Arum, they are enemies after all, but it’s been interesting to see it from a different perspective. JLA’s writing is something that sucks me in and I can’t stop reading her books. I don’t know what’s going to happen when I finally read all of her current books and have to wait for more!

Book 3

My third current read is the Prison Healer by Lynette Noni.

I have the beautiful Fairyloot edition of this book, but I’ve been listening to the audiobook while I work on my Etsy shop. I can’t say that I’ve grasped every detail because I am multi-tasking, but I am enjoying the premise so far. I’m only about 100 pages in and I love the plot and characters. I enjoy the magic aspect that was slowly woven into the storyline. I also am obsessed with the cover and purple sprayed edges…just saying! Since I am only doing audiobook with this one, it is taking me longer, but I plan on listening to more of it today!

That’s all for now! I’m hoping to finish at least one of these tonight, to finish June with 18 books read! That may be my biggest month yet!

What books are you currently reading? I’d love to chat!

In My Mailbox Monday

In My Mailbox Monday

June 21-June 27th

Hi all! I recently read the Lux series by Jennifer L. Armentrout and was inspired by her character, Katy, to start doing an “In My Mailbox” post! My goal is to post these on Mondays, with all the books I’ve collected (via online shopping, in person shopping, or Little Free Libraries) the previous week (Monday through Sunday). This is my first post and I am stoked to share what I got this week!

I don’t like to buy books on Amazon because Amazon has enough money, but sometimes I’m impatient and need to take advantage of that two day shipping. Also, the books in these packages aren’t in stock in the Barnes and Nobles around me, nor have I seen them in any used book stores lately. So, these lovely packages contain the five main books in the Lux series (which I’ve mentioned above). I sped through these books like they were going out of style. These covers are much more attractive than the other ones for this series; I love the colors and the theming with O names. I have the 6th book (Oblivion) coming in the mail from Ebay…I couldn’t for the life of me find it in the cover that matches these though (ugh). Oblivion has Daemon’s POV for the first three books of the series (I’m halfway through now and am SO glad it exists) and the 4th and 5th books are split POV between him and Katy.

I’m obsessed with these!

This series follows Katy, a 17 year old, book lover as she navigates life with sexy aliens living right next door. The enemies to lovers is fabulous and the books are packed with sexual tension that’s to die for. I loved Daemon Black from the moment Katee’s eyes hit his abs and his take no shit attitude is fab. This series had me sobbing, laughing, jealous over fictional characters, and feeling every other emotion on the spectrum in each of the books (especially the beginning of book 5…good luck). I vote that JLA rewrites these in adult form or continues with Daemon and Katy college shenanigans…just saying. 😉

The other book I got this week was one I pre-ordered a while ago, and that’s Neon God’s by Katee Robert! This is a signed edition with the beautiful print of Hades and Persephone. I read this book the day it came out and haven’t stopped thinking about it since. The modern day Hades/Persephone story was phenomenal and, as usual, Katee Robert’s smut is *chef’s kiss*. I was 50 shades of blushed while reading this book. I may or may not have recommended it to all of my smut loving friends…it did not disappoint!

Well, that’s it for this past week! It was a mild week if I do say so myself! The JLA shop opens today, so I’m hoping to snag some of the Wicked Series and any other signed books I can get my grubby paws on! See you soon for another In My Mailbox Monday!

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Rating My JLA Book Boyfriends

Hi, my name is Allison, I’m 27 and have a million book boyfriends…

To start, I haven’t read all of Jennifer L Armentrout’s series; I’ve read six. However, I have fallen in love with the male characters in all of them so far and need to just rate them. I don’t have a least favorite, but I’m going to rate them from my favorite to the one I would literally die for (which is most of them so…). It’s a messed up scale, but it’s the best I can do.

#6 Ren from the Wicked Series

I didn’t fall in love with Ren right away when I read the Wicked Series. I wasn’t sure how I felt about him, but then he pulled out the “Sweetness” pet name and I died a little. I liked the chemistry between Ivy and Ren and was really pulled into their banter and relationship. I also appreciated that this was an adult series and I got to see that side of them. I watched the movie version of the first book and am struggling to picture Ren as anyone but a young John Travolta (not a bad thing, but not how I envisioned him).

#5: Casteel from the From Blood & Ash Series

Casteel was my first JLA boyfriend. I love him so much, even after I got past everything that happened in book 1. I fell in love with JLA’s writing because of this series, and Cas would be number one on my list, but I met all the other lovely men JLA has created. Cas is cunning, sexy, and just all around scrumptious. I love his fierce love for me…I mean Poppy, and how he would do anything for her. I can picture Cas the most clearly in my head (thanks to some bussin’ fan art) and I highly recommend this adult series. Kieran is also a runner up solely because he has the best and most sarcastic personality. I really need Cas and Kieran in my life…I’d love to be a trio with them.

#4 Roth from the Dark Elements Series

I love me a good demon lover. Roth is such a badass and really makes my heart swoon for a demon. I would happily sell my soul and maybe a family member or two to be Roth’s lady. However, as for pet names, Roth calls Layla “shortie” and I really HATE that. It’s not endearing and bumped him down a few pegs because of it. I found myself throwing myself back into high school because of Roth and, looking back on my own HS experience, I wish I had a Roth to entertain me.

#3 Daemon Black from the Lux Series

I’m currently on book 5 of this series and have loved Daemon from the first time we met him in all his shirtless glory. I don’t usually go for aliens, but I’m ready for an extra terrestrial take-over right about now. I also don’t usually love the pet name “Kitten”, but I get some vicious butterflies whenever he calls Kat that. Daemon does have some controlling characteristics that I’m not fond of, but since he is a book character, I can look past that. I SOOOOO wish JLA would do an adult spinoff of this series with Daemon and Katy grown up some…I would literally buy every copy. Daemon would be such a great character in an adult book. Buy, I am quite content using my imagination!

#2 and #1: Seth from the Covenant/The Titan Series

Seth the Apollyon God of deliciousness has my heart. We met him in the Covenant series and as soon as Alex formed an opinion on him, I was hooked. He was the typical bad boy that my soul lurches toward in books/movies/tv shows. I would literally die for Seth. He has this rough exterior, but his heart is so big. He made some big mistakes through these two series, but he made up for them (in my opinion). I also was SO thankful that JLA wrote a spinoff series about Seth that was ADULT! Talk about fueling the fire in my “soul”.

Now all I want is for my other book boyfriends that were part of YA stories to have their own adult spinoffs. One can dream right?

Are you shocked that Zayne and Aiden aren’t on this list? They aren’t my cup of tea. Aiden made me so angry because he was such a rule follower, and I go for the bad boys (as you can see from this list). Roth just over powered Zayne and I was 100% in love with Roth, so I never gave Aiden a chance. I have heard that Zayne goes from BFF to Daddy in his follow-up series, so I may add him to the list then…who knows!

How do you rate JLA book boyfriends? I’d love to know! Are there any that I haven’t met yet that you think I should read about ASAP?