At the end of July, I came across the entire Lux series on BookOutlet(dot)com super cheap! I had heard wonderful things about the series from fellow bloggers and book friends and thought it was time to take the plunge and finally read them. Let me tell you a secret….I can’t believe I waited SO LONG to read this series. If like me you haven’t picked up Jennifer L Armentrout‘s Lux series, do yourself a favor and pick them up this weekend!Opposition by Jennifer L Armentrout
Series: Lux, #5
Published by Entangled: Teen on 2014-08-01
Length: 352 pages
Reviewing Paperback from My Book Shelf
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.
Opposition by Jennifer L Armentrout is the explosive conclusion to the Lux series. Questions are finally answered, the true nature of the Luxen is revealed, and Katy and Daemon must find a way to stop his race before they destroy the entire planet.
***Please Note that if you have not read the series up to this point that there are minor spoilers ahead.***
It’s taken me a few weeks to recover from reading this book before I could attempt to even write a review. Opposition is a fantastic conclusion to the Lux series, encompassing everything I’ve loved up to this point AND answering some intriguing questions. At the beginning of the book, Katy is lost without Daemon. It’s been two days since the Luxen arrived (see end of Origin) and Daemon, Dee and Dawson have not returned. Daemon is at his wits end, trying to hide his true nature from the Luxen and protect Katy from a distance in the process. It’s intense, trust me!
There is so much character growth for Katy and Daemon since the first book to now. Neither are the same character they were in the beginning. Both are stronger together than apart and Katy will stop at nothing to rescue Daemon, even risking her own life.
In addition to Katy and Daemon, Armentrout doesn’t skimp on the secondary characters. Dee, Dawson, Beth…each of them is important and integral to the main story. Like Katy, Dee has changed. She is no longer the bubbly next door neighbor, Katy’s best friend. She’s dark, broken, and fully believes the Luxen’s reason for being on Earth. Her transformation in this book brought me to tears and I still can’t believe the difference in her character!
The plot revolves around the Luxen’s arrival and plan for take over. The entire series has built to this book! Katy and Daemon have to find a way to work together to save the planet they know and love. It’s highly suspenseful, full of new threats and people, and of course there’s a touch of romance for our two main characters 😀
Overall I loved this book. I couldn’t have asked for a better conclusion. FYI…keep some tissues handy…you’ll need them. If you enjoy science fiction, fantasy, and of course some romance, than this is the book for you! PLUS as a bonus if you get the paperback version, it comes with Dawson’s story in the prequel novella Shadows. BIG PLUS!!!