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Life Unaware by Cole Gibsen

Life Unaware by Cole GibsenLife Unaware by Cole Gibsen
Genre: Contemporary
Release Date: 28th April, 2015
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Source: Publisher
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Rating: two-stars

Regan Flay has been talking about you.

Regan Flay is on the cusp of achieving her control-freak mother's "plan" for high school success―cheerleading, student council, the Honor Society—until her life gets turned horribly, horribly upside down. Every bitchy text. Every bitchy email. Every lie, manipulation, and insult she's ever said have been printed out and taped to all the lockers in school.

Now Regan has gone from popular princess to total pariah.

The only person who even speaks to her is her former best friend's hot but socially miscreant brother, Nolan Letner. Nolan thinks he knows what Regan's going through, but what nobody knows is that Regan isn't really Little Miss Perfect. In fact, she's barely holding it together under her mom's pressure. But the consequences of Regan's fall from grace are only just beginning. Once the chain reaction starts, no one will remain untouched...

Especially Regan Flay.

 Life Unaware tells the story of a popular girl’s fall from grace and her subsequent experience of being bullied by her peers. Regan, the main character (who also has the same name as the girl from The Exorcist WHY GOD), is not exactly an innocent victim: she and two of her friends have bullied people in the past, which is part of the reason why Regan is then made a victim of a relentless bullying campaign against herself. I did not have a whole lot of sympathy for Regan because of this but I have a larger problem with the story and the overall message this book is trying to sell.

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Origin by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Origin by Jennifer L. ArmentroutOrigin by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: Lux #4
Genre: Science Fiction
Release Date: August 27, 2013
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Source: Bought
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Rating: three-stars

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. Taking out anyone who stands in his way? Done. Burning down the whole world to save her? Gladly. Exposing his alien race to the world? With pleasure.

All Katy can do is survive.

Surrounded by enemies, the only way she can come out of this is to adapt. After all, there are sides of Daedalus that don’t seem entirely crazy, but the group’s goals are frightening and the truths they speak even more disturbing. Who are the real bad guys? Daedalus? Mankind? Or the Luxen?

Together, they can face anything.

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?

I was on fire again.

I feel lost. If you’ve known me for a while, then you will know that I am a huge fan of the first three books in the Lux series. I read them back-to-back in December, and I adored them. They weren’t perfect or original, but they were fun and steamy and I didn’t have to think while reading them. Origin, on the other hand, was almost the complete opposite. There were parts that made me want to ragequit, and I was too busy making comparisons to other books to love this book.

Don’t break out the pitchforks, guys. I tried to love and adore it, I really did.

This review is going to contain mild spoilers within the bulk of the text, and major spoilers under the spoiler tag. I tried to keep it spoiler-free, I really did, but I couldn’t help myself. I just had to explain the ridiculous plot points and reveals. Stay away if you’re a spoiler-phobe like I am. Continue reading