The Crown of Gilded Bones (Blood & Ash, #3) by Jennifer L. Armentrout | Review

She’s been the victim and the survivor…

Poppy never dreamed she would find the love she’s found with Prince Casteel. She wants to revel in her happiness but first they must free his brother and find hers. It’s a dangerous mission and one with far-reaching consequences neither dreamed of. Because Poppy is the Chosen, the Blessed. The true ruler of Atlantia. She carries the blood of the King of Gods within her. By right the crown and the kingdom are hers.

The enemy and the warrior…

Poppy has only ever wanted to control her own life, not the lives of others, but now she must choose to either forsake her birthright or seize the gilded crown and become the Queen of Flesh and Fire. But as the kingdoms’ dark sins and blood-drenched secrets finally unravel, a long-forgotten power rises to pose a genuine threat. And they will stop at nothing to ensure that the crown never sits upon Poppy’s head.

A lover and heartmate…

But the greatest threat to them and to Atlantia is what awaits in the far west, where the Queen of Blood and Ash has her own plans, ones she has waited hundreds of years to carry out. Poppy and Casteel must consider the impossible—travel to the Lands of the Gods and wake the King himself. And as shocking secrets and the harshest betrayals come to light, and enemies emerge to threaten everything Poppy and Casteel have fought for, they will discover just how far they are willing to go for their people—and each other.

And now she will become Queen…

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

That ending completely wrecked me.

I went from being punched in the guts to screaming to silently sobbing to cackling like an insane lunatic.

Oh how I can’t wait to see the chaos that’s coming and more dragons

The Crown of Gilded Bones was far from perfect yet I still wholeheartedly loved it. The expansion of the world and it’s creatures was just amazing. Surprisingly, me—who’s horrible at keeping up with too many new terms thrown in books, actually was able to follow through all that was going on and being said. That literally never happens. I seriously loved learning more about the world and seeing how this will connect with A Shadow in the Ember … ohmygod I’m so excited.

But even though I didn’t mind the info-dumps, I will say that it did… drag on. It was around the middle of the book where I lost some of my focus and took some breaks in between reading. So yes, some parts were pretty boring but honestly those scenes where Poppy, Cas, Kieran and the rest of the cast just had fun made up for those slow parts. Still, the pacing could’ve been a lot better.


“Bravery is a fleeting beast, isn’t it? Always there to get you into trouble, but quick to disappear once you’re where you want to be.”

No matter how many times I say this it will never feel enough, but seriously—Poppy, Casteel, and Kieran—I love this trio so much. Their friendship with each other is so raw and beautiful. The teasing and bantering they have. The many arguments they had but held with so much loveit makes me feel alive.

“Friendship was a far stronger bond than even something the gods could create.”

The bond between Cas and Kieran, especially—ohmygod it’s amazing I swear can’t get over the loyalty and love they have for each other. And every time, they call each brother, omg my heart🥺🥺

And here, Poppy and Kieran’s friendship grows even more. I love it * sobs * THIS PLATONIC FRIENDSHIP IS SUPERIOR TO EVER OTHER RELATIONSHIP IN THIS BOOK. Yes, even Poppy and Cas (they come in really close behind tho). Although I love them with all my heart, Poppy and Kieran’s relationship was just way too heartwarming and hilarious. I will never get over the intriguing convos they’d have with each other too ahaha omg.

My chest warmed. “You know what?”

He raised a brow as he looked down at me. “What?”

I reached over and patted his chest. “You’re more than okay.”

“Now that I know you think I’m more than okay, I can sleep well at night.” His tone was as dry as the Wastelands, but I grinned.

okay but Kieran mentioning the Joining when Cas and Poppy called him to talk about being their advisor was hilarious. omg why was that the first thing he thought of being called for??? Kieran, you’re killing me😭😭 and then he made everything so awkward omg I couldn’t stop wheezing bahahaha

“You will bow before your Queen.” Casteel eyed the Atlantian coolly. “Or you will bleed before her. It is your choice.”

And so then there’s my Queen and King—Poppy Balfour Da’Neer and Casteel Hawkethorne Da’Neer. After all the lies, betrayals, and many changes their relationship has gone through, the truth is finally out and their love for each other is so beautiful.🥺

“I love you, Penellaphe. You. Your fierce heart, your intelligence and strength. I love your endless capacity for kindness. I love your acceptance of me. Your understanding. I’m in love with you, and I will be in love with you when I take my last breath and then beyond in the Vale.”

Cas telling Poppy for the first time that he loved her broke me. And then Poppy saying it to him and Cas thinking he isn’t worthy?!?! STOP, NO * sobbing *

And can I just say that the cheesiness was so sweet??? omg I literally lived for those stupid but cute lines Cas would say to her. So many scenes I was just grinning like an idiot and a certain scene, I seriously couldn’t stop laughing omg. But seriously, the amount of times I swooned because of the things Cas would say??? ohmygod I love them so much.

“I do not want to be party to forcing you into yet another role you did not ask for nor desire. I will not replace the veil you loathed with a crown you hate. If you do not want to take the Crown, I will support you,” he swore, and the intensity in his words captured me. The irrevocable oath he was making. “And if you decide you want to take what is yours, claim the throne, I will set this entire kingdom on fire and watch it burn if that ensures that the crown sits on your head.”

I jolted. “You love your people—”

“But I love you more.”

please, stop Cas😭🤚

Okay but the banter between the whole group of them—Poppy, Cas, Kieran, Emil, Delano, and Vonetta—on their journey to Ilisseum was just perfection. They’re all such idiots and I’m so in love with them all. That one scene where they’re battling the skeletons omg I can’t-

Vonetta shouted, unsheathing her swords. “Couldn’t you have said that you saw skeletons in the hole?”

Casteel cursed as another bony hand appeared, this one clutching a sword in its grip.

“Armed skeletons!” Vonetta yelled. “Couldn’t you have said you saw armed skeletons in the hole?”

“Sorry.” Emil unhooked his swords. “I was kind of taken aback by the sight of fully functional, fucking skeletons with weapons. My apologies.”


“Cutting off the head does not work,” Emil shouted, and I turned to see a headless skeleton tracking the dumbfounded Atlantian. “I repeat. It does not work!”

Vonetta whirled, thrusting one sword through the chest of a soldier, and her other blade through the headless skeleton. “You,” she said to Emil, “are a mess.”

“And you are beautiful,” he replied with a grin.

OMG I SHIP. I’m not the only one who ships Emil and Vonetta, right?? I love them so much omg😭

I will shrivel up and die if any of them are killed. which will probably happen bc JLA likes to play with our feelings🤡

Now, I need to start screaming about something else…



I swear the heart attack I got when I read the first 100 pages—

was JLA trying to destroy us so early on in the book???? Because it worked💀 a lot

Cas crying at the beginning of the book?!! Just no. Stop. I thought that was heartbreaking BUT THEN JLA GOES AHEAD AND HAS HIM BEGGING AT THE END TOO. AND BOTH TIMES FOR POPPY * sobbing * The first time because he was watching Poppy die and then the last time because he was again watching Poppy die

what the hell omg Jennifer you’re a monster. I love you but I hate you. That’s nothing new though. Typical relationship between reader and author.🙂🔫

But omg Cas let himself be taken by the Queen coughIsbeth, knowing he’d be tortured again and I’m sorry, but I died.

Honestly though, it was pretty obvious something like that was going to happen. I had a feeling either Poppy or Cas would be captured, mostly Cas bUT ALL THOSE OTHER PLOT TWISTS??!! I did not see any of that coming????

Poppy’s father isn’t King Malec??? Poppy is a god??? Isbeth is Queen Ileana???? Ian’s death??? omg omg omg I can’t. I just knew that the cave cat would secretly be Poppy’s father but that was me thinking it was Malec, not Ires??? omg he was RIGHT THERE.

sdfsfsfs okay but that last scene was perfect, it’s the way I was literally cackling. POPPY BEHEADING KING JALARA AND SENDING HIS HEAD TO ISBETH BAHAHAHAHHAAHAHA revenge is so sweet :))) I wish I could see the Isbeth’s face.

Oh also I adore Casteel’s parents. Or well, maybe not so much anymore because of what they kept to themselves at the end but still, they’re awesome ahhhh their acceptance of Poppy omg and Valyn’s words to Poppy were so sweet🥺🥺

“My son is a very lucky man to have found you and made himself yours.”

His words embraced my wounded heart, and acceptance behind them choked me. It took a moment to speak. “It is I who is lucky to have been found by your son and have become his.”

Valyn reached over, cupping my cheek with his gloved hand. “And Eleona and I are even more lucky to have you as our daughter-in-law.”

OMG WAIT ALSO SEEING THAT WILLA COLYNS IS REAL AHAHAHA ONE OF THE BEST SCENES EVER. I had a feeling she was the Seer in the first book who told Poppy to go to that room Cas was in at the Red Pearl. Miss Willa, you are amazing ❤

Also, Reaver I love you already. Burn them all to the ground muahahahaha



I already know that I missed a lot of other things that happened but omg this review will never end if I continue. Literally still can’t get over the ending. Which fool thought it was smart to finish this book in one day??? And now to wait until 2022 for book 4??? Thank god ASITE is coming out this year. Nyktos and his consort sdfgdsfsfs I’m so excited. I can’t wait to meet Sera ahhhh!! And see more draken ehehe and see Nyktos, the scary god, fall in lovee.

I must say though, as much as I love these books I’m wondering how JLA will write 3 more books in this series?? It honestly feels like this series only needs one more book but I’m sure she has something planned👀

2022 will be the ⚔️War of Two Queens⚔️ and I am ready to see a certain queen wreak havoc * cackles *

ℍ𝕒𝕧𝕖 𝕪𝕠𝕦 𝕣𝕖𝕒𝕕 𝕥𝕙𝕚𝕤 𝕤𝕖𝕣𝕚𝕖𝕤? 𝔸𝕟𝕪 𝕓𝕠𝕠𝕜𝕤 𝕥𝕙𝕒𝕥 𝕝𝕖𝕗𝕥 𝕪𝕠𝕦 𝕒𝕥 𝕒 𝕥𝕖𝕣𝕣𝕚𝕓𝕝𝕖 𝕔𝕝𝕚𝕗𝕗𝕙𝕒𝕟𝕘𝕖𝕣? 𝕎𝕙𝕒𝕥 𝕟𝕖𝕨 𝕣𝕖𝕝𝕖𝕒𝕤𝕖 𝕒𝕣𝕖 𝕪𝕠𝕦 𝕖𝕩𝕔𝕚𝕥𝕖𝕕 𝕗𝕠𝕣?

𝕃𝕖𝕥 𝕞𝕖 𝕜𝕟𝕠𝕨 𝕓𝕖𝕝𝕠𝕨!💞

The Brightest Night (Origin, #3) by Jennifer L. Armentrout | Review

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.


“Never come for me.”

Never look for me.”

“If you do, I will take everything from you.”

Oh wow. Wowow. So that’s what The Brightest Night is.👀
I’m scared.😰

And I didn’t even think it was possible to love Luc more than I already do but it is?!?!😭💖

“I love you, Evie. I fell in love with you within the first week I met you. I loved you before I even knew what that meant, and I loved you even when you were gone, and I loved you when you became someone else,” he said— pleaded, really.
“And I fell even more in love with you when you walked through the doors of Foretoken. I’ve never stopped loving you. I never will.”

Why do I feel like bawling my eyes out?!?! Why does this hurt so much?!?! Just why?!?! WHY?!?!😭😩totally not crying rn

Aghhhh I have too many feelings to put into words, but this was seriously just amazing.🥰🥺 Although the plot didn’t really advance from The Burning Shadow , this book was definitely character-driven. I don’t know about you guys, but I just loved delving deeper into Luc’s character. There’s SO MUCH more to Luc than what we’ve seen in the previous books and omg oh no im abt to start tearing up againMY HEART BREAKS FOR HIM😭💔

Luc thinking himself to be a emotionless monster AND THE DAEDULUS DID THIS TO HIM. They made him think there’s something wrong with him, but NO THERE’S NOTHING WRONG WITH YOU, LUC!!!😭😭😭 Everyone loves you, even Daemon and Hunteraltho they’d never admit it

I hate it when Luc says he’s not worthy of Evie—if anything I’d say nobody is worthy of him.😤 this is gonna end up being a Luc appreciation review

Luc’s stupid and cheesy jokes, his arrogance, selflessness, his love for Evie (& others) . . . that’s what makes Luc, Luc .🥺

“But first, I have an important question for you. One that I really need you to think long and hard about. Okay?”

Knowing Luc, I had no idea where this was heading. […]

“Are you religious?”

His question caught me so off guard that my thoughts cleared. “Uh, no? I mean, not really?”

“Well, I am.” A pause. “Because you’re the answer to all my prayers.”

I want to both laugh and cry because of ridiculous that was.😂 And there’s more—

“Tell me, Peaches, are you a parking ticket?”
“Because you have fine written all over you.”
🤦‍♀️. . .
Is your name Google?
Because you have everything I’ve been searching for.”

But still . . . I can never get enough of Luc’s cheesy pickup lines xD.

Ooo and I love that Evie was finally able to crack through Luc’s armor a little. He has all these feelings holed up and he’s always supporting Evie & helping her through everything . . . but who’s helping him?!?!😭

Evie is trying and that I love, but I do wish she’d paid more attention to Luc who’s hurting a lot. There’s still some trauma from what Daedulus made him do and the decisions he’s had to make for Evie and asdfghjkl my heart and soul hurt so much .

Luc says Evie has a big and kind heart, but I think it’s more that Luc does. He’s always worrying about everyone else before himself and then after all that, he still thinks he’s a monster?!?! Whyyyy Luc🥺😭

I mean sure, he can be ruthless whenever Evie is hurt by anyone, but that’s literally every one else when someone they love is in danger. I got really annoyed when Daemon had yelled at Luc for that, but Daemon would do the exact same thing for Kat. Although, Daemon is prone to saying harsh things when he’s angry . . . ahhhh I still hated that.

Okay, ranting over for now.
Seeing the old cast again was another thing I loved!!!😍 Daemon, Kat, Dawson, Beth, Archer, and Dee.💞 Ahahhaa the fights and bonding between them all was ✨golden.✨ Well . . . it was mostly just between Daemon and Luc. One second they want to murder each other and the next they’re joking around like bufoons.

“Any questions?” Daemon asked.

Luc raised his hand.

“Yes, Luc.”

“Are you sure you’re against me getting Adam a llama?” Luc asked. “Like, really sure?”

Daemon sighed. “Yes. I’m sure.”

“Life ruiner,” he muttered, lowering his hand.

Oml Luc’s obsession with llamas.🤣 And that isn’t even the end of this—

“Any actual important questions?” Daemon asked.

Grayson started to raise his hand.

“Yes, Grayson, all kids are dirty, and they all smell funny,” Daemon said before Grayson got the question out there.

I actually never thought I’d ever love Grayson so much, but JLA did it. So much more to the brooding and scary Luxen who also hates human beings and especially kids.😂 Some secrets were revealed and now a lot of things make sense. But now I’m worried . . . what if JLA made Grayson have a bigger part in this book bc he’s going to die in the next one?!?! I’M GETTING ANXIETY THINKING ABOUT THAT HAPPENING.😨 Of course JLA would make us love Grayson so much in this one, bc she’s planning on something happening to him in the 4th book.

I don’t trust JLA. Why else would she do that?!?! I’m telling you after certain series, I can’t trust JLA with her characters anymore.😰 or maybe i’m reading too much into this Okay, I’ll calm down now.

okay, i’ll calm down now

Ahhh yes! Another set of old characters were also Hunter (the Arum) and Serena.
I remember them from Lux, but seeing more of Hunter in here makes me wish I read that one standalone spin-off, Obsession , especially with all the good things I’ve heard about it. altho it’s adult and the cover is a little . . . too much😅 Maybe one day in the future I’ll read it haha.

xD that one scene where Evie and Luc visit his house🤣

Do you think he looked for the house that was already decorated in black and white? I asked, wondering how we ended up with angel-palooza.

Probably. He needed a place as deep and dark as his troubled thoughts. Arum are goth like that.

God, I love Luc sm.🥰😂

Oh and another thing I noticed was super similar to what Alex and Aiden said (I think it might even be the exact words, too):

My hand balled in the front of his shirt. “Thank you—”

“Don’t thank me for that, not for doing what I needed to do.”

His features blurred. “When am I supposed to thank you, Luc?”

“When I do something worth thanking me for.”

That’s exactly what Aiden would say to Alex every time she’d try to thank him. only noticed this bc of that recent reread hah

Okay, but now I’m getting the feeling that the last book isn’t going to get a happy ending.😓😖 Why, you ask? I don’t know. But all I do know is that if she ends this like how she ended the Covenant series . . . that’ll be the death of me.💀 not that it was a sad ending, but i hated it.😭

The only reason TBN didn’t get a 5 stars is bc some parts were a little hard to get through and again, this was totally character-driven and not as focused on the plot as it was in the previous books. This was more of a “training & learning secrets phase”. I didn’t hate that though, bc in the end, we did get to be even more emotionally attached to the characters—although, maybe that isn’t really a good thing, bc now if one of them dies . . .💀😭💔

AND THAT ENDING?!?!?! WTHWTHWTHWTHWTH Still freaking out over that cliffhanger, though it was a little predictable. just know that Gray was right Still . . . I’m terrified over what’s going to happen next.

Please, JLA. All I ask is . . .
Don’t break my heart. Give Luc, Evie, and everyone else the HEA they deserve.🥺


“Even if you wake up and you don’t know who you are and you don’t know who I am, it’ll be okay.

I’ll be here, and I’ll help you remember.”

still despise that cover change tho

𝕎𝕙𝕒𝕥’𝕤 𝕒 𝕔𝕠𝕧𝕖𝕣 𝕔𝕙𝕒𝕟𝕘𝕖 𝕐𝕆𝕌 𝕕𝕖𝕤𝕡𝕚𝕤𝕖? 𝔸𝕟𝕪 𝕥𝕙𝕒𝕥 𝕪𝕠𝕦 𝕝𝕠𝕧𝕖𝕕?

𝕃𝕖𝕥 𝕞𝕖 𝕜𝕟𝕠𝕨 𝕓𝕖𝕝𝕠𝕨!💕

The Burning Shadow (Origin, #2) by Jennifer L. Armentrout | Review

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“You,” he spoke. “It’s only ever been you. Before. Now. Later. There’s been no one else. There…just can’t be.”

Rereads are over.
Now……I must prepare myself for the real pain and torture JLA shall deliver.😓
Especially after THAT reveal.😨

The story picks up right after The Darkest Star with Luc, Evie, and Sylvia (her mother) all having ‘lunch’ together—tomato soup and grilled cheese, at the request of Luc of course.

What started off as a somewhat peaceful lunch . . . didn’t really end well ahahaa. I mean, with the history between Sylvia and Luc, and the multiple times she’s pulled out a gun on him—I’m surprised they lasted a full minute before going at each other’s throats.😂

“You know what they say about the arrogant man.”

“No, I don’t.” Luc dropped his elbow to the island and propped his chin onto his fist. “But please enlighten me.”

“An arrogant man will still feel immortal.” She lifted her gaze, meeting his. “Even on his deathbed.”

Ahhh it’s hilarious watching them try to out-snark each other xD.

Oh and then there’s Evie finding out that who she is right now is not who she always was. There’s a huge gap of memories missing—some of them, that even Luc doesn’t know the reason behind it. Thus begins the questioning of “If she’s even real? Or is it all just a lie?”

To add on to that, cases of humans being killed by a deadly flu-like virus have been popping up over the country and the media is leading others to believe that it’s because of the Luxen. Which leads to even more unrest/hatred to the race.

A lot’s happening, and in the middle of all that, Evie and Luc grow closer and closer. Arguing here and there, but then there were so many sweet moments between the two.🥺 My favourite was one of Luc’s gift to Evie: ✨Diesel the rock.✨there was also a Chia Pet, but Evie killed that in less than a week

Of course there were many times I wanted to strangle Evie, because of some . . . decisions she’d make that annoyed me, but hey, at least Luc was there to knock some sense into her haha. (And it goes the other way ofc)

^ (Totally not book-related but I love Usui sm🥺🥰)

I’ll never get tired of Luc’s funny but completely random shirts. Like who has a shirt that says “WARNING. PANDAS ARE BEARS. STILL NOT AS BAD AS KOALA BEARS.”🤣 Looks like Luc has an aversion to koala bears. I didn’t even know that koalas were also called that🤔

And the speeches he made……aghhhh curse my weak heart🥺

“You lost me,” I whispered. “I lost you.”

“Did we lose each other?” he asked, and then I felt his fingers on my cheeks, chasing a tear that had sneaked free. “You and I are here right now, aren’t we? Somehow, you found me, and I’m not someone who believes in happenstance. I don’t think it was a fluke … I think it was something that was bound to happen and I…”

I opened my eyes, finding his. “What?”

“I was just waiting.”

Also, JLA really has a problem with killing off the characters I LOVE😭😭😭 This here is what gives me trust issues when it comes to her books.😰😂

I’m scared this is only the beginning of these deaths, too.😓 ESPECIALLY AFTER THAT BOMBSHELL THAT WAS DROPPED?!?!?!! I still can’t believe THAT happened and ahhhhh I don’t know anymore?!?!😖

Still, I never thought just 2 words could change so much . . .

𝕎𝕙𝕚𝕔𝕙 𝕒𝕦𝕥𝕙𝕠𝕣(𝕤) 𝕙𝕒𝕧𝕖 𝕥𝕠𝕣𝕥𝕦𝕣𝕖𝕕 𝕪𝕠𝕦 𝕨𝕚𝕥𝕙 𝕥𝕙𝕖 𝕨𝕠𝕣𝕤𝕥 𝕔𝕝𝕚𝕗𝕗𝕙𝕒𝕟𝕘𝕖𝕣𝕤 𝕖𝕧𝕖𝕣 𝕜𝕟𝕠𝕨𝕟 𝕥𝕠 𝕙𝕦𝕞𝕒𝕟𝕚𝕥𝕪?

𝕃𝕖𝕥 𝕞𝕖 𝕜𝕟𝕠𝕨 𝕓𝕖𝕝𝕠𝕨!💕

The Darkest Star (Origin, #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout | Review

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“Nothing is impossible…when you’re me.”


It’s not fair. All these characters that aren’t real but are just so swoon-worthy and lovable…….asdfghgjhkl I can’t take this anymore😩

The pain—

The Darkest Star is the spin-off to the Lux series , so I’d definitely say to read that before this—although, you don’t have to, but I believe that you’d be missing out on A LOT (and there’d be some spoilers from Lux). I mean, who wouldn’t want to meet Daemon and Katy?!?! And Dee, Archer, little Luc……yes, you read that right. Little Luc was an arrogant but hilarious genius😆 altho there’s not much a difference right now compared to then

Anyways the Origin series is set 4 years after the Luxen (Luxen = Alien) invasion on Earth. The evil Luxen who wanted to take over Earth are no longer a threat and the ones that do actually want to settle and live in peace are constantly monitored, buuuut still living nicely.
After that war between the two races, the humans/govt. doesn’t want to take any chances with the Luxen. (makes sense after all that death and destruction)

Now here we have 17-year old Evie Dasher living a somewhat normal life when one night, she decides to go party at a club with her friend, Heidi, for the very first time. Of course, the day she finally decides to sneak out go, Evie gets caught up in a raid and then……she meets Luc.😏

His shirt read NO DRAMA LLAMA. That shirt was a lie. This boy was all about the drama llama.

Luc…..I love Luc so much.😻 oh look, me about to start rambling about another one of JLA’s characters His shirts especially are one of my favourite things about him.🤣 He obviously didn’t have a good first impression with trying to kick out Evie out of the club…..for reasons to be revealed later on.🧐

asdfghjkl but hearing his sweet but stupid jokes to Evie.🥺🥰😆 Just reading brought me a goofy smile to my face xD. I can’t imagine not loving Luc.💕

I held up my hand. “I think it’s time that you leave.”

“I can’t.”

“What do you mean you can’t?”

“Because you’ve swept me off my feet.”

That’s so cheesy but I can’t help but laugh because of how ridiculously sweet that is, too.🤣

And there’s also his protectiveness of Evie and wanting to spend time with her consistently—which she herself doesn’t understand considering they only met recently.

Still……she can’t help her growing attraction to him and the more time she spends with Luc…..the more Evie discovers many shocking revelations.

Omg and there’s also that one scene where Evie’s mom pulls out a shotgun from underneath a couch cushion —I don’t know about you, but if I found out that my mother had a shotgun hidden underneath a cushion……umm hahahhaa that’d be pretty freaky😰😂 who am i kidding I’d lose it

Mom took out a gun—a freaking shotgun—from underneath the couch cushion. My mouth dropped open. I knew we had guns in the house. Mom was in the military. Duh. But hidden under a couch cushion where I sat and napped and ate cheesy puffs?

All those times she was just sitting/sleeping on top of a shotgun, and eating cheesy puffs . What a scary mom.😨

On to the next book! more Luc ofc hehe ❤

𝕎𝕙𝕒𝕥 𝕒𝕣𝕖 𝕤𝕠𝕞𝕖 𝕤𝕔𝕒𝕣𝕪 𝕗𝕚𝕔𝕥𝕚𝕠𝕟𝕒𝕝 𝕞𝕠𝕞𝕤 𝕪𝕠𝕦 𝕔𝕒𝕟 𝕥𝕙𝕚𝕟𝕜 𝕠𝕗?😨 (𝔽𝕣𝕠𝕞 𝕖𝕚𝕥𝕙𝕖𝕣 𝕒𝕟𝕚𝕞𝕖 𝕠𝕣 𝕓𝕠𝕠𝕜𝕤 𝕓𝕔 𝕀 𝕔𝕒𝕟 𝕥𝕙𝕚𝕟𝕜 𝕠𝕗 𝔸 𝕃𝕆𝕋 𝕠𝕗 𝕤𝕔𝕒𝕣𝕪 𝕒𝕟𝕚𝕞𝕖 𝕞𝕠𝕞𝕤😆) 𝕂𝕟𝕠𝕨 𝕠𝕗 𝕒𝕟𝕪 𝕠𝕥𝕙𝕖𝕣 𝕒𝕝𝕚𝕖𝕟 𝕣𝕖𝕝𝕒𝕥𝕖𝕕 𝕓𝕠𝕠𝕜𝕤?

𝕃𝕖𝕥 𝕞𝕖 𝕜𝕟𝕠𝕨 𝕓𝕖𝕝𝕠𝕨!💕

🏹November 2020 ~ TBR🏹

Ahahhaaa this is quite late compared to when I usually post, but unfortunately, yesterday night my internet decided to betray me and stop working, sooo here I am now! Better late then never I suppose.

Also, do any of you guys find Goodreads a HUGE distraction when you’re (trying) studying, or is it just me?!?! Every time I look at my notes/do practice questions, I always end up finding myself scrolling through Goodreads and then when I look at the time HOURS have passed!!!😬

Not good……not good at all. I don’t know how to make myself stop though.😅

Anyways, I think I might be able to read more this month than last month….? I mean, after November 11th, it’ll be a new semester, so maybe (depending on what classes I get altho knowing my luck I’ll get the worst matchup) I won’t get as much work…..?

Ahhh I really hope next semester won’t be as busy especially since I STILL NEED TO READ 24 MORE BOOKS TO GET TO MY READING CHALLENGE!!! Past-Me was very stupid choosing a goal of 150, because now Present-Me has to suffer with.😥 It’s not too late though!

I shan’t change my goal until the very end.🔥

Now here’s what I’m hoping to read in November and maybe this time, I ‘ll actually read most of them haha.

I’ve decided to reread the first 2 books in the Origin series before I go to The Brightest Night which just recently came out. HA and remember when I talked about how much I hated the cover for it? (cuz I mean, it is pretty bad compared to the last two) Or maybe you don’t remember, but get this—I ended up buying the hardcover. Now why would I do that when I clearly didn’t like the cover change?

Well it was because when I found that ALL FIRST PRINTS were signed by the author (JLA HERSELF!!) Oh yeah I just had to buy it!!!! MY FIRST SIGNED BOOK BY JLA (and in general) ASDFGHJKL I STILL CAN’T BELIEVE IT!!!😍😭🤧 I’m just so happy.🥺

Aghhhh so many new releases this month!!! A Deal With the Elf King by Elise Kova is definitely a book I can’t wait to read!!! I LOVE her Air Awakens series, so I have no doubt that I’ll love this too!😍 (and it’s also enemies to lovers soooo😏)

And I admit that I’ve only ever read one of Natalia Jaster’s books and that was Trick. Poet was def swoon-worthy and so I can’t wait to read her new series Kiss the Fae! I mean, it’s enemies-to-lovers with Fae involved—the perfect combo.👌✨

Speaking of Fae……IT FEELS LIKE IT’S BEEN CENTURIES OF WAITING BUT FINALLY!!! CARDAN’S NOVELLA IS HEEREEEE😍😍😍 asdfghjkl I can’t wait to read from Cardan’s POV in How the King of Elfhame Learned to Hate Stories!!! I love Holly Black, and seeing this come to life—I love her even more.🥺

Oop I think I’ve talked a little too much haha.😆 Well, I’m going to keep my TBR small this time, in case I end up not having enough time.

Although by my calculations altho it’s not really any calculations, if I want to finish my reading challenge I should probably read more than 6 books this month, otherwise I’ll be having to reading 18 books in December……..yeah that doesn’t sound easy unless I switch over to mangas/comics muahhahahaha😈

Ahhh the struggles of life.😌

𝕎𝕙𝕒𝕥’𝕤 𝕪𝕠𝕦𝕣 𝕣𝕖𝕒𝕕𝕚𝕟𝕘 𝕔𝕙𝕒𝕝𝕝𝕖𝕟𝕘𝕖 𝔸ℕ𝔻 𝕒𝕣𝕖 𝕪𝕠𝕦 𝕒𝕔𝕥𝕦𝕒𝕝𝕝𝕪 𝕔𝕝𝕠𝕤𝕖 𝕥𝕠 𝕗𝕚𝕟𝕚𝕤𝕙𝕚𝕟𝕘 𝕚𝕥 𝕦𝕟𝕝𝕚𝕜𝕖 𝕞𝕖? 𝕎𝕙𝕒𝕥 𝕒𝕣𝕖 𝕪𝕠𝕦 𝕞𝕠𝕤𝕥 𝕖𝕩𝕔𝕚𝕥𝕖𝕕 𝕗𝕠𝕣 𝕚𝕟 ℕ𝕠𝕧𝕖𝕞𝕓𝕖𝕣? 𝕀𝕤 𝔾𝕠𝕠𝕕𝕣𝕖𝕒𝕕𝕤 𝕒 𝕙𝕦𝕘𝕖 𝕕𝕚𝕤𝕥𝕣𝕒𝕔𝕥𝕚𝕠𝕟 𝕥𝕠 𝕪𝕠𝕦, 𝕥𝕠𝕠 𝕠𝕣 𝕚𝕤 𝕚𝕥 𝕛𝕦𝕤𝕥 𝕞𝕖?😆

𝕃𝕖𝕥 𝕞𝕖 𝕜𝕟𝕠𝕨 𝕓𝕖𝕝𝕠𝕨!💕

Sentinel (Covenant, #5) by Jennifer L. Armentrout | Review

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“This is everyone’s fight. Because it’s everyone’s future.”

JLA has shattered my heart into pieces again💔

Aghhh I knew what was coming, but still… it hurts.

Gonna say it right now: If JLA ever repeats an ending like this in any of her future books, I—

I don’t think I’ll be able to survive it.💀

Other than that, the Covenant series will forever hold a special place in my heart. (Although I’m pretty sure I could say that with almost all her books haha)

I just love how JLA was able to evolve this whole story in a way I could’ve never imagined going into this series.

Who knew it’d go from just any other teenager (at least in this world) dealing with aether-sucking monsters & forbidden love to a more complicated full-out war involving the Greek Gods and fate of all realms.

^Wow, it really sucks being Alex.😓😂

Now before I go further, I must tell all of you who don’t already have this on your tbr TO READ THIS SERIES!!!🥺

🛑There may be mild spoilers in the quotes below!!!🛑

“Wow.” Deacon elbowed Luke. “This would be awkward if it weren’t so entertaining. It’s like watching our parents—”

“Shut up, Deacon,” both Aiden and I snapped at the same time.

“See!” Deacon grinned. “They’re like peas and carrots.”

Luke turned to him slowly. “Did you just quote Forrest Gump?”

Omg I just love Deacon so much.😍😂 He constantly tries to liven up the mood when everyone else is all doom and gloom. Beware of long car rides with Deacon, though xD.

Haha even Marcus couldn’t stand it.🤣

I laughed. “I’m not betting against that. On the way here, I thought Marcus was going to strangle him.”

“I would’ve if he hadn’t fallen asleep,” Marcus said, coming out from behind us. “Or at the very least, I would’ve knocked him out.”

^But we still love him.🥰

The Olympians also made many more appearances during this time, like:

✦ Athena (a.k.a. “The Goddess of Depressing Facts” by Alex),

✦ Hades (a.k.a. “The God with the British Accent” by Alex),

✦ Persephone (a.k.a. “The Goddess Who Plays Mario Kart With Caleb” by Alex)

✦ Artemis (a.k.a. “The Goddess Who Tried to Hit Up on Aiden” by Alex),

✦ Apollo of course (a.k.a. “The God of Impeccable Timing Who Also Needs a Bell” by Alex).

There were some others, but those 5 are the only ones I can think of who actually made contact with Alex (and she obviously had amazing encounters with them all hehe xD).

“Gods were like possums.

You could go your whole life without seeing one, but once you found one of them, you found the whole freaky family.”

^She’s right. After Apollo, they kept coming right after each other.😆 And it appears to be that the gods have a huge obsession with leather pants because “they make it look good.” sigh Them and their big egos.🙄😂

Finally, there’s Alex & Aiden😍😍😍 I can’t believe I never thought of coming up with a ship name!!! Alaiden? Aldex? No no never mind forget you even saw that.😬
Those two came a long way from what they once were—especially Alex. I love those two so much.🥺💞

“He was my strength when I needed him to be, my friend when I needed someone to talk me down, my equal in a world where by law I would always be less than him, and honest to gods, he was the love of my life.”

Apparently, The Return is a spin-off of the Covenant series I did not know about that features Seth and some other girl as the MCs…..

I think I’ll probably only read it one day for Alex & Aiden.😏🥺💖

“You know what that means?” I stared into those silver eyes. I had an infinite number of moments like this ahead of me to share with Aiden.

“They’re going to tell stories about us.” Aiden lowered his head, kissing me softly, deeply, and so lovingly that tears pricked my eyes.

“They already are.”

𝕎𝕙𝕒𝕥’𝕤 𝕒 𝕤𝕖𝕣𝕚𝕖𝕤 𝕪𝕠𝕦 𝕨𝕖𝕣𝕖 𝕤𝕒𝕕 𝕥𝕠 𝕡𝕒𝕣𝕥 𝕨𝕚𝕥𝕙? 𝕃𝕖𝕥 𝕞𝕖 𝕜𝕟𝕠𝕨 𝕓𝕖𝕝𝕠𝕨!💕

Apollyon (Covenant, #4) by Jennifer L. Armentrout | Review

My rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Do you ever just stop and think of all the different ways you’d love to torture murder a character?

Because that’s all I’m thinking of right now.

Oh and how could anyone have waited so long for the last book?!?!

This is a re-read and yet all I want to do is ignore writing this review and go onto the next book even though I know how it all ends…….ahhh I’m not looking forward to that.😓

And I swear, I feel like I’m repeating the same thing over and over again in each review xD. Just me rambling on and on about how much I love these guys—but I just can’t stop.😍


“To love is not weak. Love is the strongest thing there is.”

Aiden St. Delphi does it again.🥺 He refuses to give up on Evil-Alex even after Normal-Alex has connected to the Seth and being told that there was no hope for her. Agghhhh Aiden & Alex!!! Their love for each other makes me want to cry.😭😍

Omg Alex’s Apollyon powers were ✨A M A Z I N G✨ And there’s so much growth in her, even Laadan mentions how mature Alex has become (although I mean, that’s bound to happen when you’ve dealt with the things she has😬). STILL. MY FAVOURITE WAS ALEX GOING APOLLYON ON ALL THOSE SUCKERS.😈😆(Apollyons really are OP xD)

We see wayyy more of Deacon, Luke, Olivia, Marcus, and yes, even Lea. I love how Marcus and Alex’s relationship have improved A LOT since the first book. It almost looks like they were never hostile towards each other xD.

And NOW is when Marcus actually acts like Alex’s uncle and talks about the sleeping arrangements between the her and Aiden.😂😂😂 That’s funny lol. At least he’s doing his duty as her guardian lol.

Now DEACON.😍😍😍

Gosh, why are the St. Delphis just so lovable?!?! I would 100% love having a spin-off of Deacon, but I know that’s never going to happen (or maybe it’s the “never to say never” thingy).

From the first book, he was seen as the laid-back and drunk addict teen, who didn’t seem to care at all about anything or what his brother thought, but oh how wrong that was. Deacon fiercely loves Aiden and wants more than anything for him to be happy. The comments he makes whenever he’s around Aiden & Alex, too hehe.😏🥰



I dumped some into his open palm, then picked out the green ones. Aiden grinned at me.

“You know I don’t like the green ones?”

Shrugging, I popped them in my mouth.

“The few times I’ve seen you eat them, you leave the green ones behind.”

Deacon popped his head between our seats.

“That’s true love right there.”

“That it is.”

^ I love this guy. ❤

Also, there were a lot of references to (a show? I’m pretty sure) Supernatural and even though I totally haven’t watched it, I love how JLA adds in these kind of reference to real-life tv shows xD.

“Go ahead,” Apollo said to Luke. “Tell them what it is, since it’s obviously hugging material.”
Crimson stained Luke’s cheeks. “Legend goes that one of the gates to hell is in Stull Cemetery in Kansas.”
“Oh, gods,” I muttered, remembering where I’d heard this before. “Wasn’t that a season finale on Supernatural?” When the boys nodded, my eyes rolled. “Seriously? Are Sam and Dean going to be there?”

Ahh yes, and Apollo. The guy known to pop in at the worst time and scare the hell out of the others😂. I mean, if a God just poofed in out of nowhere, I’d be pretty freaked out , too xD (he obviously enjoys doing that). LOL and whenever he appeared, almost always something funny would come out of it.😆

“They do.” Apollo’s eyes narrowed on me. “But I was hoping there was something knocking around in her brain that held the answer to that little problem. But—”

Apollo smacked a hand down on my leg. “Must you always be moving some part of your body?”

I glared at him as I not-so-gently removed his hand. The contact of his flesh on mine brought the marks of Apollyon out like nothing else. And I knew he saw them by the way his eyes darted over my face. “It’s not hurting you,” I said.

“It’s annoying.”

“You’re annoying,” I shot back.

To our left, Aiden rolled his eyes. “All right, children, back to the important stuff.”

Aghhh that twist at the end, though…….the first time I read this book I NEVER thought of it being him all along. But, when you think about it…’s so obvious.😂 What can I say? I’m always terrible at guessing who the culprit is. And now is that time when I really, really, wish I could jump in a book and kill someone in the most creative ways possible. (Yes, I might be a little crazy)

There are many things I want, but one thing I definitely don’t want is FOR THIS SERIES TO END AGAIN😭😭😭

Well, I guess I should be preparing my Sentinel box of tissues……….

“Eíste pánta mou…”

“You are my everything.”

𝕂𝕟𝕠𝕨 𝕒𝕟𝕪 𝕔𝕙𝕒𝕣𝕒𝕔𝕥𝕖𝕣𝕤 𝕥𝕙𝕒𝕥 𝕔𝕒𝕟 𝕛𝕦𝕤𝕥 𝕒𝕝𝕨𝕒𝕪𝕤 𝕝𝕚𝕗𝕥 𝕥𝕙𝕖 𝕞𝕠𝕠𝕕 𝕚𝕟 𝕥𝕖𝕟𝕤𝕖 𝕤𝕚𝕥𝕦𝕒𝕥𝕚𝕠𝕟𝕤 𝕙𝕖𝕙𝕖? 𝕃𝕖𝕥 𝕞𝕖 𝕜𝕟𝕠𝕨 𝕓𝕖𝕝𝕠𝕨!💕

Elixir (Covenant, #3.5) by Jennifer L. Armentrout | Review

My rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“Love is the only thing more powerful than Fate.”

My heart is in pain.🥺

Aiden’s POV after what happened in Deity…….the guilt is clawing at him.
Curse you, [redacted].😖

Now here are some scenes that should be illegal with how much pain it caused me:😭

“I feel it in here,” she said, placing her hand against her chest and then against her stomach, “and here. It’s like there’s not enough air or room inside me. That I may… burst out of my skin or drown in it, and that wouldn’t be a bad thing. I don’t know why I feel this way, but I always have… and will.” She tipped her chin up and her entire face was a rosy color. “It’s you. I… I love you.”

Face pale and lips trembling, her brows puckered. “I’m so sorry. Aiden, I lo—” A scream tore from her, and she arched clear off the mattress, eyes widening.
My heart stopped. “Alex?”
“I can’t… it’s everywhere. It… hurts. Aiden, please… make it stop… please…” She slumped back, whimpering and twisting, thrashing her head back and forth.

“Apollo had changed Hyacinth into a flower to protect him. I would give Alex back control so she could protect herself instead of making the decision for her. That’s how we were different from the gods.”

Yup, JLA loves to torture my poor heart. And it’ll still be getting worse from here.

The first time I read this series, I hadn’t read this novella and I was super confused with some things in Apollyon . I highly recommend reading this before the 4th book!!!

I mean, it’s also Aiden’s POV so who wouldn’t want to get the chance to read that?!?!😆

Hehe this also helped with my never-to-be-finished reading challenge😈

𝕎𝕙𝕒𝕥’𝕤 𝕒 𝕟𝕠𝕧𝕖𝕝𝕝𝕒/𝕓𝕠𝕠𝕜 𝕥𝕙𝕒𝕥 𝕕𝕖𝕤𝕥𝕣𝕠𝕪𝕖𝕕 𝕪𝕠𝕦? 𝔸𝕟𝕪 𝕗𝕚𝕝𝕝 𝕪𝕠𝕦 𝕨𝕚𝕥𝕙 𝕛𝕠𝕪? 𝕃𝕖𝕥 𝕞𝕖 𝕜𝕟𝕠𝕨 𝕓𝕖𝕝𝕠𝕨!💕

Deity (Covenant, #3) by Jennifer L. Armentrout | Review

My rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“Sometimes you have to know when to let hope go.”

ASDFGHJKL this has got to be one of the worst cliffhangers ever.😰😓

The betrayal…..The pain…..The fear…..The LOVE🥺

Seriously though, each book in the series just keeps getting better and better.💖 I love these guys so much, although some people have made some…….questionable choices and it’s so sad.😣


“That simple act stole my breath, my heart. But even as he pulled away, I realized that he couldn’t steal something he already had.”

Omg how sweet is that?!?!🥺😭😍 Alex has changed so much from the first book, but the one thing that never changed was her love for Aiden. Aghhhh I’m about to start crying now.🥺 Their love for each other makes my heart swell with emotion. She’s had to deal with so much death (like Caleb’s) and guilt, but now she’s learned from most of her mistakes and aghhh just the growth…..I love it.💞

“I can’t keep pretending that I don’t want this – that I don’t want you. I can’t. Not after what happened to you. It thought… I thought I’d lost you, Alex, forever. And I would’ve lost everything. You are my everything.”

AHHH AIDEN!!!! I LOVE AIDEN SO MUCH😍😍😍 He’s the sweetest guy ever and JLA always manages to do it perfectly.🥺 Aiden loves Alex and always keeps the promises he makes for her (unlike some people). Omg and every time Aiden calls Alex “Agapi mou” ……my heart just melts.🤧🥰

Haha but the fights between Seth and Aiden over Alex were priceless.😆🤣 At one point even Leon and Seth had a go at it. It was way too funny xD.

He sneered. “You want to fight me now, in your
true form?”
“I will fight you in any form, you little punk-ass brat.”
Seth laughed. “You can’t kill me.”
“But I can beat the living snot out of you.”

I love Leon.😆 He’s such an awesome guy. And to Alex, he’s know as “The King of Impeccable Timing”, which I definitely agree with xD. He has the worst timing with certain moments, but you could also say that those appearances prevent some……decisions.😂

Oh that reminds me. Speaking of people with bad decisions…..Seth😞. I was never a Team Seth to begin with, but some of the things he did weren’t really good. HE CAN’T SEE THAT STUPID LUCIEN IS USING HIM!!!😫😤 And now….well things aren’t really looking that good.😓 But I was happy with what happened to Telly—he had that coming and also, I can’t believe that his name means “Best”.😶 The only thing he’s “best” at is pissing me off.😤

There were some others that appeared much more, too. Like Deacon, whom I also just adore.😍 His parts were hilarious xD.

“Yeah, I’m great. Nothing like witnessing a death match between gods when I’m trying to get some Cheetos.

^Poor Deacon…..he just wanted to eat his Cheetos.😢

The appearances of some of the Greek Gods was probably my fav part (that and a certain 2 people finally being together.🥰🥺). Apollo of course, is the funniest and coolest God of all of them hehe. I can’t wait to see more of his scenes—Oh and his poofing.😆

Sadly, there won’t be many fun times with these guys because…….

🔥𝐖𝐚𝐫 𝐢𝐬 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐠🔥

𝕎𝕙𝕠’𝕤 𝕪𝕠𝕦𝕣 𝕗𝕒𝕧𝕠𝕦𝕣𝕚𝕥𝕖 𝔾𝕣𝕖𝕖𝕜 𝔾𝕠𝕕?😆 𝔸𝕟𝕪 𝕙𝕚𝕝𝕒𝕣𝕚𝕠𝕦𝕤 𝕔𝕙𝕒𝕣𝕒𝕔𝕥𝕖𝕣𝕤 𝕪𝕠𝕦 𝕜𝕟𝕠𝕨 𝕠𝕗? 𝕃𝕖𝕥 𝕞𝕖 𝕜𝕟𝕠𝕨 𝕓𝕖𝕝𝕠𝕨!💕

Pure (Covenant, #2) by Jennifer L. Armentrout | Review

My rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“Ever since I’ve met you, I’ve wanted to break every rule.”

Oh, this boy.🥺😭🤧💖

Tell me that line above doesn’t just make you swoon? (Or maybe it’s just me hehe)


After finding out that she herself was fated to be the second Apollyon and having to kill her mother-gone-daimon, to say Alex is feeling…….alot, is an understatement. Nightmares have plagued her for weeks and the events from the previous book have traumatized her.

To add on to that, practically everyone at the Covenant despises Alex, believing her to be responsible for daimon attacks in the summer. Only a few friends know the truth and one of those ‘friends’ is Seth. Good thing she has his to keep her compnay………or is it?😏

Oh also school’s started and Instructor Romvi totally loves making a fool out of Alex during training😕—so not cool (I hate that guy sm😤), but I mean it’s not really that surprising considering most pure-bloods are like that.😶

BUT Aiden St. Delphi is not most pures. This guy is seriously just one of my all-time-favourite book boyfriends🥰(I guess I could say that with almost all of JLA’s male love interests xD). His fierce protectiveness of Alex is so sweet, and yet even if he can be a totally strict rule follower, when he does loosen up a little….it’s the best.🥺 Haha and his convos with Alex.🤣

“I threw an apple at Lea’s face. I fought Guards. I cheated on my trig exam.”
Aiden looked at me, frowning. “You cheated on your math exam?”

^I love how the only thing he was really concerned of from all Alex admitted WAS THAT SHE CHEATED ON HER TRIG EXAM.🤦‍♀️😂

You’ll probably keep hearing from me for the next few books how much I love Aiden, soooooo prepare hehe.😈 It was very unfortunate that Aiden didn’t appear as much in this book, although there was A LOT of screen-time (or would it be ‘page-time’🤔) for Seth. Seth is cool and all, but my heart already belongs to Aiden, so sorry not sorry🙈.

However, after a ahem certain scene still can’t get over it😭😢, I loved how Seth was always there for Alex—she really did need it. So sad that this is only just the beginning of what Alex has to face.🥺

I know what’s coming, and it’s not fun.😩😰

“Love is the root of all that is good, and the root of all things that are evil.”

𝕎𝕙𝕠’𝕤 𝕠𝕟𝕖 𝕠𝕗 𝕪𝕠𝕦𝕣 𝕒𝕝𝕝-𝕥𝕚𝕞𝕖-𝕗𝕒𝕧 𝕔𝕙𝕒𝕣𝕒𝕔𝕥𝕖𝕣𝕤? 𝕃𝕖𝕥 𝕞𝕖 𝕜𝕟𝕠𝕨 𝕓𝕖𝕝𝕠𝕨!💕