Review: Oblivion by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Posted January 7, 2016 by Lillian in Reviews / 0 Comments

Review: Oblivion by Jennifer L. ArmentroutOblivion by Jennifer L Armentrout
Series: Lux, #1.5
Published by Entangled: Teen on 2015-12-01
Length: 1005 pages
Reviewing eBook from My Book Shelf
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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...

DAEMON BLACK….1000+ pages of Daemon Black….what is NOT to love about Oblivion?! Jennifer L Armentrout is a genius! Of course she knew all of Daemon’s fangirls would want this book and she was right. And I’m here to tell you that it is pure gold!!! It’s everything you love (and hate) about Daemon Black, from his POV not Katy’s, and even better it isn’t a straight redo of the first three books. There’s new material, scenes that Katy wasn’t in, and a whole side of Daemon I didn’t expect.

*PS If you haven’t done so already, BUY THIS BOOK as an ebook…you get Obsidian, Onyx, and Opal!!!

Daemon Black is the epitome of bad boys as originally established from Katy’s POV in Obsidian. However with his POV we get a different take of his craptastic attitude. Everything this boy does is for his family, he is selfless in that regard. He pushes Katy away, he’s mean to her, spiteful and hateful, and downright arrogant trying to keep her away from Dee and protect Kat all at the same time. Reading some of those scenes where he infuriated me from his perspective, my heart broke a little. Daemon isn’t whole. His brother is dead, his only living sibling is risking her life and the life of the girl he is attracted to by simply being her friend.

And Daemon is SO blinded by his need to protect Dee, Katy, and all of them that he misses the big picture. He misses the clues that would lead him to answers. He needs to be in control SO bad that his miscommunication with Katy brings about a majority of the problems we read in the other books. But now we see it. Having both perspectives laid out in front of us, it is plain to see how if Katy and Daemon only trusted each other in the beginning, instead of tip-toeing around the other person, things would have happened a LOT differently. Like I said…my heart broke for Daemon over and over again.

Honestly if you are a fan of the Lux series, than you absolutely NEED this book. It’s brilliant! And that ending!!!!! I won’t spoil it but I do have a question for the author….Jennifer L Armentrout will there be more books?! Possibly a spin-off series? Pretty please!!!! You can’t leave me hanging like that!

New fans to the Lux series…be sure you read this book after you have read the other books, ESPECIALLY the first three of the series. Otherwise you are in for a world of spoilers.

Final Conclusion:

loved-it

About Jennifer L Armentrout

#1 New York Times and #1 International Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, hanging out with her husband and her Border Jack Apollo, six judgemental alpacas, two rude goats, and five fluffy sheep. In early 2015, Jennifer was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa, a group of rare genetic disorders that involve a breakdown and death of cells in the retina, eventually resulting in loss of vision, among other complications.  Due to this diagnosis, educating people on the varying degrees of blindness has become of passion of hers, right alongside writing, which she plans to do as long as she can.


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