Thursday, December 17, 2015

Review: Oblivion (Lux 1.5) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

 Oblivion (Lux, #1.5)

Synopsis: I knew the moment Katy Swartz moved in next door, there was going to be trouble. Lots of it. And trouble's the last thing I need , since I'm not exactly from around here. My people arrived on Earth from Lux, a planet thirteen billion light years away. Plus, if there's one thing I know, it's that humans can't be trusted. We scare them. We can do things they only dream about, and honestly, we make them look weak as hell. 'Cuz they are.

But Kat is getting to me in ways no one else has, and I can't stop myself from wanting her - or wanting to use my powers to protect her. She makes me weak, and I'm the strongest of our kind, tasked with protecting us all. So this one simple girl...she can mean the end for us. Because the Luxen have an even bigger enemy - the Arum, and I need to stay on my game.

Falling for Katy - a human - won't just place her in danger. It could get us all killed, and that's one thing I'll never let happen.

Date Published: December 1, 2015
Published By: Entangled Teen
Number of Pages: 350
Rating: 4/5

I loved reading the Lux series this year and was so excited to read Obsidian from Daemon's POV. Daemon Black is one of the sexiest characters in YA literature and I couldn't wait to spend some quality time with him. (wink, wink.)

There are some people that argue that when an author puts out a previous book written from another character's perspective that it's just a lazy cash-grab but I disagree. Lux fans were clamoring for a book from Daemon's POV and Jennifer L. Armentrout gave her fans exactly what they wanted.

I loved reading from Daemon's perspective and seeing how he viewed Kat right from the beginning. There's this really sweet scene in the first chapter when Kat is first moving into her house and she's struggling with some heavy boxes (presumably filled with books) and Daemon sees her and, from a distance, helps lighten the load of the boxes, making them easier for Kat to carry. Like, how cute is that? *Gushes*

Also, I love reading from a male perspective because it's so interesting to see Daemon fall in love with Kat. He goes from thinking she's hot but wanting nothing to do with her to genuinely caring about her and wanting to make up for being such a huge asshole to her. Of course, we know from the end of Obsidian that Kat is having none of that shit and calls Daemon out for being a douchebag. But Daemon is determined to win her over and the rest, as they say, is history.

I should point out that Jennifer L. Armentrout also wrote Onyx and Opal from Daemon's perspective and are available on the Oblivion ebook. I unfortunately only have the paperback version right now but am hoping to add the ebook to my collection sometime soon.

If you are a fan of the Lux series, you will love this book told from the POV of our favorite sexy alien.

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