Top Ten Tuesday: Reasons I Love Jennifer L. Armentrout’s Books
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
This week’s topic is…ten reasons I love X!
I’m BACK!! Finally, after weeks of having zero time to write any TTT posts, alas, I have returned. I’ve missed participating so it feels good to be back! This week’s topic gives us free reign to write about anything we may like. It was a tough choice really, but as I’m currently reading The Problem with Forever by Jennifer L. Armentrout I decided to do a list about why I love her books so much! If you’ve read more than a few of my TTT posts, you probably know by now that my love for Jennifer L. Armentrout runs deep. She easily earned a spot on my autobuy author list and I have yet to be disappointed. I’m constantly recommending her books to everyone…THEY’RE JUST SO GOOD! Soo if you’re interested to see my reasoning behind my J.L. Armentrout obsession then you’re in luck because the list begins now… 😀
One of my favorite things about Jennifer’s books is the romance. Any time I’m in the mood to become invested in a new ship worthy couple I always turn to her books. She has written some of my favorites and I have yet to be disappointed. Katy and Daemon, Alex and Aiden, Layla and Roth…I love them all!! And I’m not ashamed to admit that they have literally made me squeal out loud.
Love triangles that don’t make you want to stab your eye out
Another thing about her romance is her knack for love triangles. They’re not in all of her books but when they are they actually don’t bother me. Typically, love triangles annoy the crap out of me. I don’t know how she does it, but I really don’t mind hers at all…I actually kind of like them. GASP! I have yet to figure out why but, hey, I’m not complaining.
Last thing about the romance, I swear! I love that there is no instalove in any of her books, at least that I’ve read. There is nothing worse, to me at least, than characters exchanging I love you’s 200 pages in. It just doesn’t give me any time to become invested in the relationship. There’s just something about that anticipation and build up that amp up the enjoyment factor for me and that’s what I get out of Jennifer’s romance. She also has a knack for the whole hate turns into love relationship and it’s so addicting. You know it’s going to happen eventually but watching it unfold is like the icing on the romance cake.
Strong female characters
Another thing I love is that her female characters are always so strong, whether that be physically, emotionally, or both. They always have a good head on their shoulders. They aren’t afraid to stand up for themselves and aren’t willing to sacrifice their principles for love. For example, Katy never put up with Daemon’s bs and I loved that. I feel like in some books the hearts in the female characters eyes can get so big that they block out some behavior that is not so great and I HATE THAT! Then there’s Alex who could go out and kick some butt but she also didn’t lack emotional complexity. Basically A+ female characters all around. I could probably go on about this one and dissect each one but I’m cutting myself of right now haha.
One of my favorite thing about Jennifer’s books is the dialogue. I am a huge lover of wit and I always find a decent dose of it in her books. Dialogue is extremely important and I feel like hers is always incredibly entertaining, not to mention effective.
If you’ve read any of Jennifer’s books then you can understand me when I say, anytime I start one of her books I seriously have an issue with stopping. The pace is so fantastic and plot is well thought out which makes it super hard to put down. Right now I’ve stayed up two nights later than I should have reading TPWF…I have no regrets.
Her female characters may get an A+ but that doesn’t mean she slacks on the others. Typically her characters, even the secondary ones, are complex and very much their own. Despite having read several of her series I have never once felt like, oh here’s another Daemon reborn, or anything like that. She even has a particular talent for making you feel remorse for characters that you may not like. I have one, in particular, in mind from the Lux series, but I don’t want to say in fear of spoiling.
Good Kindle prices
I originally read my first book of hers when I randomly purchased it for Kindle for $.99. Not much of a risk in shelling out $.99 but man am I glad a did because now I’m hooked. Very effective pricing strategy, clearly, haha. Anyways a lot of her books, on Kindle, are less than five dollars, which for those of us with a book buying problem is definitely a treat. As much as I like physical copies, I do like getting a deal while also being able to support an author. Win, win all around.
They’re all so different
When reading a lot of books from the same author it’s definitely a plus when the series following the one you just read is significantly different and that’s definitely the case here. I first read the Covenant series which is about Greek gods, then there’s the Dark Elements which involves demons and gargoyles…there’s aliens, and there’s the one I’m reading now which is contemporary. And that’s not even all of her books. Best part is, even though they’re different, they still very much feel like her books and are just as easy to love.
I have yet to read a book of hers I don’t like
This was kind of a random point but hey I couldn’t just leave it at 9 when I was so close to 10! Not to mention, it definitely is a plus. When you find an author that consistently writes books that you fall in love with, it’s hard not to gush about them and their work and that’s how I feel about Jennifer L. Armentrout. If I’m looking to get out of a slump or looking for a swoon worthy romance I know that Jennifer’s books will do the trick and that is something that I greatly appreciate.
Have you read any of Jennifer L. Armentrout’s books? What did you think? Who are some of your autobuy authors? Comments? Recommendations? I love hearing from you! 🙂