Thursday, July 7, 2016

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

Release Date: December 1, 2015
from Entangled Teen
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"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... "

My Thoughts:

Since I read each portion of Oblivion spread out, I’ve split up my thoughts into the three original books. Overall, I really enjoyed this alternate point of view and really loved getting inside Daemon’s head. It was still the story I loved, but it didn’t feel repetitive.

Obsidian
It was so awesome going back and experiencing Obsidian again from Daemon’s point of view. I always knew I loved Daemon, but I really enjoyed his perspective. I’m not going to go into the characters because we all know I love Daemon and Katy at this point. What made this point of view great was that we were finally able to truly understand why Daemon pulled the crap he did. He wasn’t just trying to protect his family, he was trying to protect Kat as well and because we know Daemon has crappy people skills it didn’t always come across the best way. So it was nice to finally understand what was going on inside that head of his. He really struggles with his feelings for Kat and his lingering guilt over Dawson. One of the biggest perks for me was getting to see a lot more Dee and Daemon interaction. Those two have great banter and it was so nice to see their relationship from Daemon’s perspective. Daemon is protective of her but they are also just a normal brother and sister at the end of the day. I’ve always loved Dee, but seeing the story from Daemon’s perspective really let you get to know her better and I loved that. I also adored seeing bookish Katy again. I love how her character progressed over the course of the series, but I missed this Katy. Before everything went crazy in her life, Kat was a bookish blogger and I loved that. She was so fun at this stage and while she always kept her love of books I did love when that was a bit more prominent. Also, the scene where Daemon goes book shopping with Katy is the best. Long story short, this was the perfect way to revisit one of my favorite reads.

Onyx
 Being in Daemon’s head for Onyx was super frustrating because GAHH KATY. I adore Katy, she is one of my all-time favorite heroines, but here she makes you crazy. See when you read Onyx from Katy’s point of view, her reluctance to Daemon makes sense. But when you are in Daemon’s head you KNOW how serious he is and you just want them to get it together. But aside from that I did love seeing Onyx from Daemon’s point of view and I loved watching his character grow. He grows so much from Obsidian to Onyx and getting to see that first hand is so awesome. Also, I simply enjoy being in his snarky and sarcastic head.

Opal
Well that twist was absolutely bananas. This book definitely delivered something readers NEVER knew before and that was kinda awesome. I love it when a new perspective gives you new info and that is exactly what happened here. Opal was great from Daemon’s perspective and it was so heartwarming to see how much he came to love Kat. We always knew he was devoted to her but it’s hard to fully grasp until you see it through his eyes and watching him fall for her was ridiculously swoony. This was the perfect way to cure my Daemon fix. And that ending? It was hard from Kat’s point of view, but from Daemon’s it was devastating. It broke me and I had to remind myself that it all turns out okay.

All in all, Oblivion is a really great read and a great addition for fans of the Lux series. JLA once again does not disappoint.

7 comments:

  1. I have Opposition but I haven't even started reading it yet because I don't want this series to end. I might pick up the entire series again this summer just to reread it and read the last book. I'm also considering picking up this one to read everything from his perspective. I love Daemon and he's like my favorite character ever.

    Alex @ The Book's Buzz

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  2. This was the prefect way to revisit the series. I adored the additions and Daemon's view point so so freaking much. And it really did allow me to see the series from a completely different perspective, and that was just amazing! :) Loved this review

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  3. I still have to get to this series!! I own the first two books so I do have that going for me LOL! I love sci-fi so I really must read these soon.

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  4. Great review! I am itching for a re-read of the entire series and to read this for the first time -- do you think it's better to read this during or after a re-read?

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    1. I think its better to read after you have read them all... you'll probably pick up on more hidden stuff that way =]

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  5. I really need to get the kindle version of this so I can read Onyx and Opal. It's always fun to be in the guy's head, esp Daemon's.

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  6. Okay, I LOVED Obsidian; but I completely agree about Daemon's crappy people skills. Lol. He annoyed me, but I came to love him at the end so I know I'll love this book! I've got to get back to this series so I can start this one. Awesome review!

    ~Mckenzie

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