Origin & Opposition – Quotes & Thoughts

I finally finished reading Opposition today and oh my gosh – the feels! I am very pleased with this series as a whole. There were so many twists and turns, but the one thing that stayed pretty consistent was the love between Katy and Daemon *swoon*

I admire their loving relationship so much. So, to commemorate finishing the series, I am going to post my favorite quotes form the fourth book, Origin, and the fifth and final book, Opposition. I hope you all enjoy! Also, if you haven’t read this series yet – please do! If you like alien romance stories, I definitely recommend it. If you love love, you will love this series to pieces.

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“I want a years-worth of seconds and minutes with you. I want a decade’s worth of hours, so many that I can’t add them up.”

“Did you think you could stop me? I’ll burn the world down to save her.”

“So I was thinking, there’s eighty-six thousand, four hundred seconds in a day, right? There’s one thousand, four hundred and forty minutes in a day…There’s one hundred and sixty-eight hours in a week. Around eighty-seven hundred and then some hours in a year, and you know what?…I want to spend every second, every minute, every hour with you…I want a year’s worth of seconds and minutes with you. I want a decade’s worth of hours, so many that I can’t add them up.”

“Oh shit. ET just phoned home.”

“I’m Dee Black. I’m the sister of the douchebag known as Daemon.” She smiled brightly. “But you probably already know that.”
“That he’s a douchebag or that he’s your brother?” Archer asked innocently. “The answer is yes to both.”

“Sometimes words were cheap. They could be powerful, but in those rare occasions like now, words meant nothing.”

“Listen to me, Daemon. This isn’t your fault. I wouldn’t change a damn thing. Okay? Yes, things have sucked, but I’d go through it all again if I had to. There are things I would want to change, but not you – never you. I love you. That’s never going to change.”

“Sporks are only used in the most dire situations.”

“His kisses really did have the power to change lives. Not that I’d admit that. His ego was ginormous as it was.”

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“I broke every rule of my kind to heal you and keep you with me. I married you and burned down an entire city to keep you safe. I’ve killed for you. Did you think I’d forget what you mean to me? That anything in this world – in any world – would be stronger than my love for you?”

“I think trust anyone makes us all a little crazy.”

“Ninety-nine-point-nine percent of the time I am thinking something that would turn the tips of your ears pink.”

“This kind of love was the real deal, stronger than a whole planet full of psycho aliens and an entire government.”

“Wow. I feel like Morgan Freeman should be doing a voice over right now, like, ‘Their weakest link is something already here,”” I said, and when several sets of eyes settled on me with identical looks of confusion, I flushed. “What? It’s from War of the Worlds, and I think it’s totes appropriate for the situation.”

“Love was a gift.”

“You’d get jealous if she hugged a tree,” Archer tossed out.
“Maybe.” Daemon coasted to a stop in a parking space behind the car. “I’m needy like that.”

The glass shattered in Lotho’s hand.
Daemon frowned as shards of glass tinkled to the floor.
“And that is why we can’t have nice things.”

“What are you dong?”
I stopped what had become an impromptu dance. “Sorry. Nervous.”
“Don’t apologize.” He arched a brow. “It was interesting. Kind of reminded me of a flailing Muppet Baby.”

“Jesus. It’s like I’m a muggle to your pure-blood or something.”

“You can’t judge an entire race of beings on what a small percentage of people have done.”

“The most beautiful people, ones whose beauty is only rivaled by what is inside of them, are the ones who are quietly unaware of it.”

“Your inner book nerd will have a book nerd orgasm.”

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After reading this series, I now feel like this:

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Pray that I have a speedy recovery.

Happy reading, lovelies!

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Up All Night Reading

I just finished reading Origin by Jennifer L. Armentrout and I just can’t even put into words what I’m feeling. I really want to run into my office and grab Opposition and continue binge-reading until I’ve finished this series. But I also don’t want the series to end. Ever feel this way about a book series? You want to know what happens but at the same time you really don’t because you know that will be the end? This isn’t going to be a long post at all. I just wanted to share the fact that it’s 3:30AM and I just finished Origin and my feelings are all out of whack. I can’t wait to re-read this post when I actually wake up later today.

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So many books, so little time!

Do you ever feel overwhelmed by books? Almost to the point where you don’t even know what book to pick up? I feel like this a lot because of the amount of books that I purchase, books that are sent to me for review, books that are gifted to me, books that I check out of the library, etc. Sometimes it can feel like your whole entire world is surrounded by books and there is so much pressure to read them in an allotted amount of time.

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Right now, I think I’m reading about three, maybe four, different books and I’m not even close to finishing any of them. And yet I find myself searching my libraries website for ebooks to check out. And I can’t seem to get off of Barnes & Noble’s website. Randomly, while I should be doing college classwork, I somehow end up browsing BookOutlet.com.

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So, is there such a thing as being a book “addict?” I find myself wondering this quite often because my office/library seems to be proof of it. However, the mind works in mysterious ways. For instance, I look at my shelves and almost have a panic attack, but when I enter a bookstore, I can’t hesitate to buy a book despite the knowledge of my overflowing shelves and lack of shelf space, because there is just some satisfaction in purchasing a book and knowing that it’s mine. That I can read it, cherish it, and give it a good home (as if it were a living, breathing thing). But in all honesty, for book lovers, books are just that: living, breathing things. In our minds, these books offer us something that nothing else ever possibly could — an escape. Not just from society, but from ourselves. They give us a place to turn to when we don’t want to think about how bad our day was and how we walked around all day with toilet paper stuck to our shoe and no one told us (um, for example). They are outlets. Dreams that we can experience while we’re awake.

With that I say to you book lovers out there – don’t be discouraged! You WILL get those books read one day and even if you don’t, they’ll still get the love that they deserve from other book lovers like YOU. Don’t sweat it and just enjoy the books that you have the time to read. Soak them up and let them permeate your mind. Dive into their worlds and allow yourself the privilege to appreciate what the author created just for you. It’s an amazing feeling. One that can get you through just about anything.

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My Worst Enemy – Procrastination

Today honestly felt like it was going to be a very productive day! And now it’s 7PM and I feel like I’ve accomplished nothing. I woke up earlier than usual thinking, “Today, I’m going to work on my classwork and get a TON of reading done whilst doing laundry and other chores in between.” I was so excited about the concept of what I had planned (mainly the reading part) and I was seriously looking forward to getting my classwork done so that I could dive right into my current read (Onyx by J. Lynn). I imagined myself being so consumed by the story that I wouldn’t even notice time passing.

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But let me tell you how my day actually panned out…

I woke up, had my breakfast, and immediately started on laundry. SUCCESS! Then I browsed the internet for what felt like minutes, but turned into HOURS. Worked on more laundry. Somehow I managed to get my class assignment turned in, although I don’t exactly remember doing it, but I checked – it’s there! Then the internet decided to pull me in yet again with all of its social media craziness! I cannot be the only person that this happens to. It seriously feels like Twitter, YouTube and Facebook are all whispering in my ear throughout the day. It’s been thirty minutes since you’ve checked us. The world could have ended! My internal monologue continues on by telling myself that in no way would that ever possibly happen. But it still lingers like that annoying piece of hair that’s stuck somewhere on your person and you can’t seem to find it because it has somehow managed to become completely invisible.

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So, as I said before, it’s 7:00pm. Scratch that. 7:20pm. I managed to do my laundry. YAY! I managed to turn in my class assignment. YAY! I read about 20 pages of Onyx… There are no words except the following two: UTTER DISAPPOINTMENT. Maybe tomorrow will be more successful for me. Wish me luck! Also, I’ve just noticed that this post has become somewhat Spongebob themed. My apologies.

Barnes & Noble Has My HEART!

A few days ago I realized that it had been a couple of days since I’d checked my mailbox. After bringing everything in and sorting through it, I came across an envelope from Barnes and Noble with the words “CONGRATULATIONS!” typed on the outside. Now, me being me, thought that this was probably junk mail and possibly some type of pre-approval for another credit card.  Because I already have a Barnes and Noble MasterCard, I almost dismissed this entirely. However, for some reason or another, I decided to open it. Thank goodness for that because inside I found… a $25 gift card! To any book buyer/lover out there, you know that this is a Godsend!

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Little did I know that by using my Barnes and Noble MasterCard, I had accrued enough points (how many, I couldn’t tell you) that made me eligible to receive this gift card. And the letter went on to tell me that I will receive a $25 gift card EVERY SINGLE TIME I reach a certain amount of points.

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This, my friends, should be enough incentive to not only try to qualify for one of these cards, but to use it as much as possible (whilst paying it off, of course!) because $25 to Barnes and Noble is basically… well, heaven.