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Obsession by: Jennifer L. Armentrout

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A while back I participated in the cover reveal for Obsession by: Jennifer L. Armentrout. Well, it finally got released and let me tell you it did not disappoint, though it did throw more than a few curve balls at me.

Obsession by: Jennifer L. ArmentroutHere is the description coming from Goodreads:

He’s arrogant, domineering, and… To. Die. For.

Hunter is a ruthless killer. And the Department of Defense has him firmly in their grasp, which usually doesn’t chafe too badly because he gets to kill bad guys. Most of the time he enjoys his job. That is, until he’s saddled with something he’s never had to do before: protect a human from his mortal enemy.

Serena Cross didn’t believe her best friend when she claimed to have seen the son of a powerful senator turn into something… unnatural. Who would? But then she witnesses her friend’s murder at the hands of what can only be an alien, thrusting her into a world that will kill to protect their secret.

Hunter stirs Serena’s temper and her lust despite their differences. Soon he’s doing the unthinkable—breaking the rules he’s lived by, going against the government to keep Serena safe. But are the aliens and the government the biggest threats to Serena’s life… or is it Hunter?

I found this book almost hard to review because oh wow. This book gives the Lux world a whole new look. I really hope that this book continues on in its own series and that the revelations made here carry over into the Lux books. I can’t say a whole lot about it without being spoilery, but know that the whole human/Luxen/Arum dynamic gets a total makeover in this book, but at the same time, it doesn’t detract from the world building done in the Lux books. Obsession adds another much more complex layer on top of what is already established.

Both Obsession and the Lux books can be read independently, but at the same time they add to each other and provide a more complete picture of the world.

That being said, if you are planning on reading both the Lux books and Obsession, I would recommend starting with the Lux books, reading through Opal, and then reading Obsession. Daemon makes a cameo in this book that is going to be a major spoiler if you know what you are looking for.

I thought that Obsession was a great read. Even though it was definitely an adult book and not YA, it still maintained the same feel as the Lux books. It was a bit darker than the Lux books, which is understandable since it is for an older audience, but at the same time it still felt the same.

Hunter is like Daemon all grown up. Arrogant, controlling, and pretty much exactly what I think he would have turned into if he hadn’t met Katy. In other words, he is too attractive and intriguing for his own good.

At first, I thought Serena was going to be a total pushover and let Hunter and whoever else walk all over her, but I was wrong. She’s scrappy. She stood up for herself even when she really couldn’t do anything. Plus, she has a strong sense of right and wrong which is a good balance to Hunter who will definitely need that grounding.

I’ll admit that I was shocked by some of the things that happened in this book, and I am hoping that the story lines began here will be continued whether it be in a continuation of the adult series or it gets tied back into the Lux books, this really needs continuation. I am assuming it will be since you can’t drop bombs like what were in Obsession and just let them fizzle out. I will be looking forward to what comes next, so I see where this is going.

5/5 stars

To find Obsession on Amazon, go here.

Cover Reveal: Obsession by: Jennifer L. Armentrout

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Today I have the pleasure of being one of the blogs doing the cover reveal for Jennifer L. Armentrout’s new book: Obsession. This book is an ADULT spin-off of the Lux series and will be released 5/31/2013. It is set in the same world and takes place between Opal and Origin, but can be read with or without having read the other books. Also, it is an adult book so 18+ only!

Now without further ado…

Drumroll please!

I present to you, the official cover of Obsession:

Photo courtesy of Entangled Publishing

Photo courtesy of Entangled Publishing

Isn’t it hot?! I like the guy’s glowing eyes. They’re intriguing.

Now for the official blurb:

He’s arrogant, domineering, and… To. Die. For.

Hunter is a ruthless killer. And the Department of Defense has him firmly in their grasp, which usually doesn’t chafe too badly because he gets to kill bad guys. Most of the time he enjoys his job. That is, until he’s saddled with something he’s never had to do before: protect a human from his mortal enemy.

Serena Cross didn’t believe her best friend when she claimed to have seen the son of a powerful senator turn into something…unnatural. Who would? But then she witnesses her friend’s murder at the hands of what can only be an alien, thrusting her into a world that will kill to protect their secret.

Hunter stirs Serena’s temper and her lust despite their differences. Soon he’s doing the unthinkable—breaking the rules he’s lived by, going against the government to keep Serena safe. But are the aliens and the government the biggest threats to Serena’s life…or is it Hunter?

Oh yes, I am definitely looking forward to this one. I love the Lux series, and I can’t wait to see the world from a completely different perspective.

To add Obsession to your Goodreads list, click here.

About the Author:

Jennifer L. Armentrout# 1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling author Jennifer L. 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.

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