When I first found Wool, by Hugh Howey, I simply saw a huge book that stuck my curiosity. I love the look of big books and this one made my mouth water. When I purchased it at a discounted price, via Barnes & Noble Marketsellers, I knew it had to be mind. What I didn't know was it was book one of a tri-book series. Naturally, I had to possess them all, like Pokémon! lol I finally received them and added them to my TBR List.
I'd developed a case of 'love at first sight' when I first saw this book cover. For some reason, maybe because vegetarianism is my ultimate goal, I don't know, I just knew I had to read it. Once I gazed over the summary, I thought, "Oh, this sounds like one of those weird, spooky movies, like The Host or 3 Extremes or something!" I just knew, I had to read it. Now, I'm not really sure how I feel.
The style of writing is very different... strange. The inner-sleeve of the book said Yeong-hye and her husband lived an ordinary life before she took on the vegetarian lifestyle, but I totally disagree., I know that Korean culture is very different, even from most Korean-American culture, but Mr. Cheong wasn't a very nice guy. He didn't think his wife was even pretty. He didn't like her hair, her body- nothing. They lived in a home where they rarely slept together- it had to have been a lonely existence for her. Other than finding her standing before an open refrigerator, I'm surprised he even noticed her change!
I first want to say, if you have not read the Lux series, you need to. I kept hearing about the storres and seeing tons of Daemon memes and wondering, who the heck?! Then I kept seeing these big books saying "LUX" on them and wondering, "What is that?" because I'm attracted to large books. So I finally purchased the audiobooks and took listen and asked myself, "What the heck took me so long to jump on the bandwagon?!" I purchased the books and added them to my bookshelf. I had too- the story was excellent! I was obsessed with the storyline. Jennifer L. Armentrout really put her foot in it! (Except with Obsession).
So when Oblivion came out, I purchased both versions, as always. I'd previously read Obsession and wasn't very happy, so I was praying this story wasn't damaged in any way!
*Audio Read-a-Long Review
So when I found out this book released in November, I was surprised! I follow Jennifer L. Armentrout on Facebook and on Instagram and totally missed this one! I went immediately to B&N and got my copy ordered and began listening to the audio version until my book delivery was made.
I could have waited...
The story is about Serena, a friend of Meilssa- an unfortunate human who witnessed a Luxen attack. Now she's been marked for murder for what she may or may not know. So the DoD has assigned a protector of sorts. His name's Hunter and he's Arum!
Now Hunter is a loner. He's hostile, dangerous and not in the mood to babysit, but there's something about Serena he can't escape... the burning of his libido... and then I was bored! This story is NOTHING like the Lux series- and though I wasn't expecting to be like the first five books or even Oblivion, which is Daemon's POV, but I wasn't expecting a book full of sexual innuendo and a plethora of "F-bombs!"
Cyber-terrorism, monsters of The Realm and minds of people being inserted into a super-computer network needed to save a planet! This book is science fiction, fantasy and adventure action, all rolled up into one trilogy. Sadly, I didn't get the first two books so I am entering this adventure at the end, but it doesn't take from the great story that is Game Over by Andrew Klavan! I never like coming in at the end- I know there's a great deal I've missed on this story, like Rick's maturity throughout the storyline or friends lost along the way, but it's the one sent to me, so here goes...
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