The World of Lux

IT’S TIME FOR SOME BOOK STUFF – YAY!

Some of you may remember the ridiculous amount of times I’ve mentioned Jennifer L Armentrout and her brilliant books – keep in mind that I am a 17 year old girl so the paranormal/romancy genre appeals to me, not necessarily to you! (Although I highly recommend to have a look at her books if you want an experience of it!)

One of her popular series is the collection of Lux books, which number 5 will be released later on this year. I have some pretty exciting details regarding her first four books that are being re-released as LUX: BEGINNINGS (Obsidian and Onyx) and LUX CONSEQUENCES (Opal and Origin), both being released on the 3rd June. 

About the Author

# 1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling author Jennifer Armentrout lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell, Loki.

Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen.

She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

And now for the books….

Lux: Beginnings (Obsidian & Onyx) official Blurb:

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Obsidian

There’s an alien next door. And with his looming height and eerie green eyes, he’s hot…until he opens his mouth. He’s infuriating. Arrogant. Stab-worthy. But when a stranger attacks me and Daemon literally freezes time with a wave of his hand, he lights me up with a big fat bulls-eye. Turns out he has a galaxy of enemies wanting to steal his abilities and the only way I’m getting out of this alive is by sticking close to him until my alien mojo fades. If I don’t kill him first, that is.

Onyx

Daemon’s determined to prove what he feels for me is more than a product of our bizarro alien connection. So I’ve sworn him off, even though he’s running more hot than cold these days. But we’ve got bigger problems. 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?

Lux: Consequences (Opal & Origin) official blurb:

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Opal

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 alien hybrids, the more I realize there is no end to what I’m capable. The death of someone close still lingers, help comes from the most 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. 

Origin

Daemon will do anything to get Katy back. After the successful but disastrous raid on Mount Weather, he’s facing the impossible. Katy is gone. Taken. Everything becomes about finding her. 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?

LUX: BEGINNING (Obsidian & Onyx)Links:

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/19081403-beginnings

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Lux-Beginnings-Obsidian-Jennifer-Armentrout/dp/1622664809/

Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/lux-jennifer-l-armentrout/1117748506

LUX: CONSEQUENCES (Opal & Origin) Links:

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/19081402-consequences

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Lux-Consequences-Jennifer-L-Armentrout/dp/1622664817/

Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/lux-jennifer-l-armentrout/1117748505

Additional links to Jennifer’s pages:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/jlarmentrout

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JenniferLArmentrout

Website:http://www.jenniferarmentrout.com/

 

 

 

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^^IT MAKES A FACE – LOOK AT IT ——this makes me happy

And if you’re there thinking ‘Why do I care about this?’ then I’m going to tell you how you really should care – there is bonus content in both of these editions AND there is a raffle with two fan inspired artwork from fans of the Lux series sent from the author, Jennifer L. Armentrout, herself up for grabs. (Also the books are pretty good ^_^ ) 

Annoyingly, I can’t post the ‘widget’ so you can just enter the raffle right here right now, so go here to enter!

Anyway, that’s all I’ve got for you for today and I hope you consider buying these books ^_^ If you’re not so interested in these editions, I’d still recommend this author. She also has a Covenant series which I love as if has Greek mythology throughout – what’s not to love??

 

 

 

A Few Short Musings

Nothing important here I’m afraid, but just a few short musings and discoveries – even a gif or two if you’re lucky (if you can’t tell by my last few posts, I’ve only just discovered how to insert gifs – aka magical moving pictures – into my blog).

Musing number one: It’s International Women’s Day today and although I’m all for equality, it makes me wonder how much we’ve really changed if we actually need a day dedicated to celebrating a gender. Oh well, it does shed some light on some facts. For example did you know that 1% of tiled land in the world in owned by women? Then again, did you also know that there are currently 17 countries with women as head of government, head of state, or both which, according to the UN, has more than doubled since 2005? (Facts courtesy of the Independent and the Guardian)

Musing number two: I just watched my advert and I think everyone needs to watch it. No questions asked. Watch this.

Musing number three: I want to be one of those people who in the future one day is referenced to as having this life altering quote. Like how you see all those pictures of Marilyn Monroe with inspiration quotes (most of which I don’t think she said) but still, that would be pretty cool. Something like: no matter who you are or how you feel, a dog will still love you.

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Musing number four: Now that I think about it, these really aren’t musings. This is just a bunch of things that don’t fit into any blog post on their own as their just things that go through my brain. Huh. And now I feel like I’m wasting your time – well, the time of the lovely people who follow me anyway. (Hi, people)

Musing number five: This post is really going downhill.

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Musing number six: I’d better stop now. Bye!

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The Art of Watching Films

Warning: pretty pointless blog right here, so it will just waste a few minutes of your life. Here’s a picture of a cute puppy in a teacup to make up for it, because why not?

It has come to a time in my life when I know exactly who I should and shouldn’t watch a film with, so you could say that I’m aging rather well. 

There are three film-watching modes that I have:

1. When in a cinema, I occasionally enjoy munching on popcorn

2. When with friends watching a film and are in mutual agreement that we will be making witty comments throughout

and 3. For all other situations, sit, be quiet and enjoy the film. 

Starting with number 1, for all future references it is not a good idea to go see a film with grandparents who aren’t really interested in said film because they will most likely fall asleep. You then have to awkwardly pat them awake quietly because the snoring is annoying everyone else, but really you’re happy for a few moments of peace from not having to answer questions such as, ‘Who’s that?’, ‘What’s happening now?’ or even, ‘How much longer will this go on for?’. 

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Next point of discussion: food in the cinema. I know it’s overpriced, but food is a very special part of the experience of watching a film on a massive screen with a bunch of strangers in a dark room. However, popcorn – although delicious – is probably the worst possible food choice to have in the cinema. Honestly, who said, ‘Hey, let’s sell popcorn in cinemas. It makes a lot of noise when you rustle around to pick some up, makes even more noise when you chew it and it even gets stuck in your teeth – absolutely perfect for the cinema experience’. Most people I find just give up and go for some chocolate or, even worse, nachos, so the popcorn eaters are left with their noisy dilemma. Some just shove it in their gobs and disturb those around them, but if you’re like me then eating popcorn in the cinema has become one of your finest skills.

I time my chewing and rustling for moments in the film where it becomes incredibly noisy so as not to disturb anyone, but there have been multiple times where, during a loud scene, I pick up a huge handful of popcorn, stuff it into my mouth and suddenly the film goes silent. There I am, surrounded by strangers who are avidly listening to the now-quiet film with a mouthful of popcorn, unable to do anything. I’ve had to wait until it returns to louder levels to resume chewing.

Moving away from cinemas to your fun films at home, there is nothing better than watching a movie – which you may have seen before –  with some friends or family where you all happily (try to) make witty comments to earn a few laughs. It’s fantastic!

However, there is a time and place for this and this time and place is not every time you watch a film

As mentioned in a previous post, I live with my parents (try to remember I am still seventeen) so I’ve experienced many films with them. My Mum is a great film-buddy as we both enjoy watching the scariest films we can find because we’re certain that they won’t scar us for life. (Seriously, who comes up with some of those story lines?!)

My Dad – the wonderful Dutch man – is also another great film-buddy. I can happily watch comedies with him and to prove how great he can be, I, a teenage girl, watched Bridesmaids with him. Now that was an experience.

But sometimes, Dad (because I know you are reading this), watching films with you can go downhill. The first of your faults is that, apart from in comedies, at every touching moment – for everyone else, that can be from an emotional chat to a full on sex scene – you turn to me, cover your eyes and squeal lines such as, ‘Don’t look!’ to ‘My eyes!’. 

Issue number two: talking. For those of you out there who might be puzzled about this, I don’t mean just random chatter. No, I mean that during films my Dad sometimes assumes that the rest of us can’t read, so he helpfully reads out any words that pop up onto the screen. This could be the opening lines but last week we watched a film where the main character exited a taxi and my Dad felt the need to read out ‘taxi’, just in case we couldn’t read the massive lettering on the side of the car. 

Now my Dad isn’t the only one who sometimes has his faults when watching films. Next on my list: my brother. Four years older than me, my big brother has four more years of extra knowledge and, as a medical student, his brain is packed full with useful, and useless, facts. When watching a film, anything medical related then he will have to point out how inaccurate it is and further explain what it should be. Nice to know, bro, but I really don’t want to know. 

To be fair, I’m sure my family has a list of reasons why I’m an awful film companion as well, but if they want to rant about it then they’ll just need to start up their own blog. 

Thanks for reading, it’s been an honour ~Eleanor