Series: Lux


Sep 05

Review * Opposition by Jennifer L Armentrout

Reviews 0 ★★★★★

Review * Opposition by Jennifer L ArmentroutOpposition by Jennifer L Armentrout
Series: Lux #5
Published by Entangled Teen on August 5, 2014
Genres: Science Fiction, Young Adult
Pages: 534
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
Also in this series: Obsidian, Onyx, Origin
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five-stars
Katy knows the world changed the night the Luxen came.

She can't believe Daemon welcomed his race or stood by as his kind threatened to obliterate every last human and hybrid on Earth. But the lines between good and bad have blurred, and love has become an emotion that could destroy her—could destroy them all.

Daemon will do anything to save those he loves, even if it means betrayal.

They must team with an unlikely enemy if there is any chance of surviving the invasion. But when it quickly becomes impossible to tell friend from foe, and the world is crumbling around them, they may lose everything— even what they cherish most—to ensure the survival of their friends…and mankind.

War has come to Earth. And no matter the outcome, the future will never be the same for those left standing.

What I Thought…

• Opposition is one of my favorite series enders ever. It was action packed and wrapped up the way I wanted it too. It was awesome. Amazing. Breathtaking. Seriously, you should read this series.

• If there is one thing I’ve learned about this series its TRUST NO ONE. No one is safe, ever, and that holds true in Opposition. She knows how to write twists that keep me on my toes.

• There have been a couple times in this series that Armentrout effectively rips out my heart and stops on it with things that happen to certain characters, and that happens again in Opposition. In my head what happens totally makes sense, but it broke my heart all the same.

• Daemon is one of my top ten favorite characters. Over the course of reading this series he has made me want to throw things and then immediately turn that around and make me swoon. I love how he feels about Katy and his need to protect her but also trust her at the same time. I love how inappropriate he is at times but that he balances that with legit ideas and plans for fixing things.

• Katy is still a good strong heroine who doesn’t take anyone’s crap, especially these invading Luxen. She smarts a little bit from what happened at the end of Origin, but still manages to stay strong for Bethany’s sake. And once things really start rolling she is back in action mode, determined to stay strong and fix things (as much as one person can) for the country.

• All my favorite secondary characters are around, Dee, Dawson, Archer, Bethany, Luc, and all are part of the fight. Ok, maybe not Bethany, but there are reasons, right? There is a lot of mischievousness going on with all of them involved.

• Despite all the fighting and saving the world, Opposition is just as steamy as the previous books.

• I can’t think of a single negative thing to say about Opposition other than the fact that I am sad that the series is over. I’m really going to miss Daemon, Katy and the rest of the gang!

Overall Opposition is a strong ending to a fantastic series. You won’t regret reading it!

Kimberly


Aug 22

Review * Origin by Jennfer L. Armentrout

Reviews 0 ★★★★

Review * Origin by Jennfer L. ArmentroutOrigin by Jennifer L Armentrout
Series: Lux #4
Published by Entangled Teen on August 27, 2013
Genres: Science Fiction, Young Adult
Pages: 364
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
Also in this series: Obsidian, Onyx, Opposition
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four-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?

What I Thought…

• Origin is my favorite in the series so far. We’ll see what happens in Opposition but Armentrout has her work cut out to beat Origin!

• Orgin was pretty fast paced, and kept me guessing as to what would happen next. There is also more information about what’s going on in Daedalus (it’s not good) and more info about the Lux, Arum and other extraterrestrial business.

• This is really the first time that I felt a lot of alien vibes in the series. I’m not a fan of aliens, but these ones are alright I guess so this are essentially just like humans, but with powers. Which I guess is my issue with the aliens. I find it hard to believe that an alien species from a planet far, far away would look just like humans, and be able to act just like humans and all that jazz. I just don’t buy that kind of alien, however it works for me because it’s the only kind of alien I can handle.

• TRUST NO ONE. EVER.

• Seriously, you can’t trust anyone. Between the last book and this one there was so much backstabbing and deviousness, it was crazy.

• The ending killed me. There was so much that I did not expect. View Spoiler » Origin had a big reveal, which I saw coming, and then a cliffhanger of an ending!

Overall I can’t wait to read the conclusion to the Lux series, I must know what happens next!

Kimberly


Aug 15

Review * Onyx by Jennifer L Aremntrout

Reviews 0 ★★★★

Review * Onyx by Jennifer L AremntroutOnyx by Jennifer L Armentrout
Series: Lux #2
Published by Entangled Teen on August 14, 2012
Genres: Science Fiction, Young Adult
Pages: 366
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
Also in this series: Obsidian, Origin, Opposition
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four-stars
Being connected to Daemon Black sucks…

Thanks to his alien mojo, Daemon’s determined to prove what he feels for me is more than a product of our bizarro connection. So I’ve sworn him off, even though he’s running more hot than cold these days. But we’ve got bigger problems.

Something worse than the Arum has come to town…

The Department of Defense are here. If they ever find out what Daemon can do and that we're linked, I’m a goner. So is he. And there's this new boy in school who’s got a secret of his own. He knows what’s happened to me and he can help, but to do so, I have to lie to Daemon and stay away from him. Like that's possible. Against all common sense, I'm falling for Daemon. Hard.

But then everything changes…

I’ve seen someone who shouldn’t be alive. And I have to tell Daemon, even though I know he’s never going to stop searching until he 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…

Warning: There will be spoilers for the first book in the series, Obsidian.

What I Thought…

• It’s quite possible the romantic tension between Katy and Daemon will kill me. There is so much and I just want to yell at them to get over it already.

• Katy is going through lots of weird stuff in Onyx. After Daemon healed her in Obsidian she is having some very uncomfortable after effects.

• There is a new student at school, Blake. I was really worried that this was going to turn into a love triangle, but even though it kind of almost was a love triangle, it really wasn’t. Every time she was with Blake she was thinking about Daemon.

• Daemon does quite a bit of changing in Onyx. He’s still a bit of jerk, but since he’s decided to stop fighting his attraction to Katy he’s being much nicer. He goes through a couple of not so nice phases, but you kind of understand why.

• TRUST NO ONE!!!!

• Seriously, Armentrout does not allow you to fully trust anyone. Things can change on a dime.

• We see a lot more of the other Luxen siblings, Adam, Andrew and Ash. Ash was impossible in Obsidian, but I’ve come around to her a bit in Onyx. I like that the Luxen themselves are like a family and will protect one another the best they can.

• My heart broke a little bit at the end. It’s just not fair for authors to do that! View Spoiler »

• I still feel that aliens that look like humans is a bit of a cop out, but I suppose that’s the only way that you could get this whole human/alien thing to work. I guess the reason why these alien books work so well for me is because I don’t really feel like I’m reading about aliens, which is fine with me as I don’t really like them. (I also really like that we’re just chillin on planet earth).

Overall Onyx is a great second book in the series and I can’t wait to read the rest!

Kimberly


Aug 04

Review * Obsidian by Jennifer Armentrout

Reviews 2 ★★★★

Review * Obsidian by Jennifer ArmentroutObsidian by Jennifer L Armentrout
Series: Lux #1
Published by Entangled Teen on November 23, 2011
Genres: Science Fiction, Young Adult
Pages: 355
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
Also in this series: Onyx, Origin, Opposition
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four-stars
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.

What I Thought…

• Aliens. Not really my thing. They are usually gross and creepy and the ones that are “just like humans” I’ve always thought was a bit of a cop out so I pretty much avoid all things alien. Books and movies. But lately I’ve been feeling like Jennifer L Armentrout has been all up in my face so I decided to take a chance and read Obsidian, and I am so glad I did!

• Katy is a book blogger and that alone makes her awesome. It was awesome to see a little bit of that thrown in there. I also really liked her. She was funny, a little snarky, and had lots of feelings.

• Daemon is your typical hot guy suffering from “I’m a jerk” syndrome, for which he kind of has a reason as he really shouldn’t be associating with “the others.” His brashness towards Katy made me like him more as I know that he has a good reason for pushing her away. Plus I loved watching them argue.

• Dee is Daemon’s twin and my favorite character in the book. She was a ball of energy, constantly in motion and talking and would sometimes make my head spin, but that just made me like her more because she just wanted to have a real friend.

• Katy takes the whole alien thing pretty well. I would have been freaking out.

• Katy has a tendency to act before thinking, which causes some issues, but she’s not some weak human who will just bow down to all things alien.

• There are two kinds of aliens, the good and the bad. It was a little weird for me, especially at the ending when the alieness was in full force, but I really did enjoy the story.

Overall I’m glad I took the plunge and read an alien book, it was well worth it!

Kimberly