JLA Reading Challenge for August #JLARC

12:00 AM Vi Win Win 10 Comments

Welcome to the start of the JLA Reading Challenge!

If you have no clue what this is or would like to participate, check out the Sign-Up page where you can get all the details.

If you're already a participant, let's get this started!

This month's goal will be to read The Lux Series, which includes:

 Obsidian - Starting over sucks. When we moved to West Virginia right before my senior year, I'd pretty much resigned myself to thick accents, dodgy internet access, and a whole lot of boring.... until I spotted my hot neighbor, with his looming height and eerie green eyes. Things were looking up. And then he opened his mouth. Daemon is infuriating. Arrogant. Stab-worthy. We do not get along. At all. But when a stranger attacks me and Daemon literally freezes time with a wave of his hand, well, something...unexpected happens. The hot alien living next door marks me. You heard me. Alien. Turns out Daemon and his sister have a galaxy of enemies wanting to steal their abilities, and Daemon's touch has me lit up like the Vegas Strip. The only way I'm getting out of this alive is by sticking close to Daemon until my alien mojo fades. If I don't kill him first, that is. 

 Shadows - The last thing Dawson Black expected was Bethany Williams. As a Luxen, an alien life form on Earth, human girls are…well, fun. But since the Luxen have to keep their true identities a secret, falling for one would be insane. Dangerous. Tempting. Undeniable. Bethany can’t deny the immediate connection between her and Dawson. And even though boys aren’t a complication she wants, she can’t stay away from him. Still, whenever they lock eyes, she’s drawn in. Captivated. Lured. Loved. Dawson is keeping a secret that will change her existence...and put her life in jeopardy. But even he can’t stop risking everything for one human girl. Or from a fate that is as unavoidable as love itself. 

 Onyx - Being connected to Daemon Black sucks… Daemon’s determined to prove what he feels for me is more than a product of our bizarre connection. I’ve sworn him off even though he’s running more hot than cold these days. But against all common sense, I’m falling for him. Hard. Our relationship issues aren’t out biggest problem… The Department of Defense is here. If they ever find out what Daemon can do and that we’re linked, I’m a goner. So is he. And when a new boy shows up a school with a secret of his own, things get complicated fast. I need to choose between my own instincts and Daemon’s. But then everything changes… I’ve seen someone who shouldn’t be alive. Daemon’s never going to stop searching until gets the truth. What happened to his brother? Who betrayed him? And what does the DOD want from them—from me? No one is who they seem. And not everyone will survive the lies. 

Your Tasks:

1. Start reading! You have all month to read all three books and don't worry if you can't get to any/all of them on time. Have some fun!
2. You have until the end of the month, August 31st, to post your review or (if you reviewed a book in the past) post your thoughts about reading it again. Remember, you can post to your Blog, Amazon, Goodreads, Barnes & Noble, or Facebook.
3. Add your link to the Linky below. Each review/post for each book counts as one entry towards this month's giveaway. Only entries for the Featured Book(s) of the Month will count towards this month's giveaway. I will leave it open for THREE days after this for those who can't link up in time, but only post links for that month, please.

MINI CHALLENGE: The fabulous Kayleigh over at K-Books is hosting a mini challenge for you all! If you're going to read Shadows, the Lux novella, then you'll want to see what awesome prize she's got for you. You can enter your link for Shadows here as an official entry and there, too, for her giveaway!

Your Prize:

 - One winner will receive a Hardcover copy of Cursed
 - One winner will receive a pack of SIGNED bookmarks (one of each of her book covers so far, + a Daemon Invasion bookmark = eight total), Cursed stickers, & a Deity guitar pick
 - One winner will receive a SIGNED Cursed poster & a SIGNED Daimon bookmark
 - One winner will receive a SIGNED Daimon bookmark and a Half-Blood guitar pick

*Winners are chosen at RANDOM from the Linky List as long as they followed the rules/guidelines*

*REMEMBER: In order to be eligible to win prizes, you MUST add your link to the original SIGN UP linky list in addition to your link below.*

Now, show me some Lux love!


  1. I am trying to go submit for the mini challenge you talk about, and scoured her whole site, and can't find anything about a min challenge. You linked it to her home page, so have no clue where to go. Spent 45 minutes looking, and gave up. I will subscribe to this comment, so if you can answer me, that would be great. I have my Shadows review done.

    1. I'm SO sorry you spent all that time looking for it. I'll have to get in touch with her for that. But I should've been more clear, you should enter your link for Shadows here so because this is the official list and so it can count as another entry into the giveaway. The Mini Challenge is sort of like an extra giveaway that's hosted by a friend. I will update you with her link ASAP. Thanks for your patience!

    2. I also updated the post to make things a little clearer on that front. Sorry again! :)

    3. thanks for answering, :) I did enter my Shadows link here when I did it, and just recently my Obsidian, and Onyx coming soon, need to write it still,lol, anyhow, I was just interested in that extra mini challenge, I will check back later to see if link is updated to her actual post. Thanks so much :)

  2. I'm just going to read in my own order. That is okay right? Still counts the same even if I review Obsidian next month instead of this month?

    1. For the actual giveaways, only links for the books challenged during that month will count (i.e. This month, only reviews for the books mentioned above count towards the giveaway). The rules state you can read all the books in any order because some people have read some of her books before, some have certain books & are waiting on others, scheduling book reviews at certain times, etc.

      The point of the challenge is to get readers to read her books & have fun doing it :) But the giveaways have their rules. Hope that explains things clearly, lol.

    2. Okay thanks yes that clears things up I was a bit confused. I'll try to get my Obsidian and Onyx review up before the end of the month then so I can qualify for prizes. I linked my Cursed review though? Is that okay or should I delete it and put it up during the Cursed month challenge?

    3. Awesome! Yes, you should delete & use it for next month's giveaway :) Thanks!!!