This Thursday, I thought I'd share some of the great books I've been reading. It seems like I've been on a 5-star streak, and just in case you're as behind the times as I am, I wanted to pass these recommendations along to you.
First, I read the three currently-available books in Jennifer Armentout's The Lux series: Obsidian, Onyx, and Opal. When looking up the series, I see that Origin will be next, which is good, because if this had been a trilogy and ended with Opal, I'd have been MAD. The series simply cannot end on that big of a cliffhanger.
Anyway, the heat in these books between Dameon and Katy is smoking. The plot is fast-paced and expertly crafted. If you like YA paranormal romance, these books are not to be missed. (Caveat: if you've never experienced a relationship where you hate someone so much you want to kiss them, the relationship might seem far-fetched, but these things do happen.)
Next, I read Days of Blood and Starlight, the sequel to Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor. If you haven't started these yet, it's another that I highly recommend. I wish I had read them a little closer together because it was hard remembering all of the details from the first book, but eventually I pieced it all together. While Daughter had lots of romance, Days had none (just FYI). Still, this fantastical, uniquely-imagined world, has incredibly high-stakes danger and creatures you just have to learn more about. One other thing ~ I love the way the author shifts between view points in chapters, allowing us to see many moving parts coming together.