Monday, December 14, 2015

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

(from goodreads)

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...

Read from: December 6 to December 9, 2015
Read on: eReader


This review will go for the first three books of the series from Daemon’s point of view (the paperback only contains the first book, but the ebooks contains all three). It will be a general review for all three because I could do one for each, but I’d probably end up saying the same thing over all three, so general review it is.

Okay, so falling in love all over again with Daemon Black? Check. I seriously couldn’t wait to get my hand on this book and ebook and when I finally got to read, I devoured it whenever I could. I fell hard for the Lux series and this book just made me fall hard again and now, I just want to read this series again (which I shouldn’t because you know, I have tons of books to read that I never read before).

If you saw my book list and the book I read in the past year, you will see that I fell in love with Jen’s writing and her books; she has a way to make us want to read more about the character. She gives us characters that we whether fall for or can relate to. She seems to know just how to keep us hooked until the next chapter and the next one and the next one until its 3 in the morning and you have only two hours of sleep left before work.

So like previously said, this book is from Daemon’s side of the story we read and love. I won’t lie there were times that I just wanted to smack him behind the head a few times, but there were moments that I wanted to scream at her because she was so damn stubborn and sometimes I felt like she was just suicidal too. Daemon’s reactions were sometimes over the top, but it came from a good place so I tried to let it go with only just a desire to hit him behind the head instead of a kick in the nuts.

But reading this from his side made this story even better. I wouldn’t say that I agree with everything he did or say or the reasons behind them, but I felt like I could understand his actions more coming from his point of view than only just Kat’s.

I think everyone needs a Daemon simply because when he cares about someone, he REALLY cares about someone to the point that he’s ready to sacrifice a lot just for their safety and I’m not only talking about Kat, but how much he gave for his family to protect them.

His attitude is something in real life that might exasperate me, but I can’t help loving it in this series. The mix of his and Kat’s personalities couldn’t have been better even if it clashed from time to time.

I don’t recommend reading this book without reading the Lux series. Yes, it could still make sense, but really, it would be more complete to read the whole series before getting yourself into this book. But YES, I do recommend that you go into this book and let yourself being submerge into Daemon’s mind.

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