Thursday, December 17, 2015

Review: Oblivion by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Oblivion (Lux, #1.5)
Title: Oblivion
Series: Lux, 1.5
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Category: Paranormal/Fantasy/Romance
Genre: Young Adult
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
Experience the epic love story of OBSIDIAN as told by its hero, Daemon Black…

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 Review

My gosh, I'm at a loss for words. I swear, JLA will be the death of me.

I didn't realize just how much I have missed Daemon and Katy and this series as much as I did until I picked this book up. And being back in that world was absolutely worthwhile. But also being inside Daemon's head this time, alien babies everywhere, that was one hell of a fun ride!
“Katy. Her name was Katy. Reminded me of Kitty. Kitty cat. Kitten. Look at me, putting all these words together.”
Cocky and unbelievable arrogant, you can't help but love Daemon Black, even when he is being a giant douche. However, with Oblivion we get a major glimpse of his thoughts, his growth as a character, and his growing and conflicting emotions he experienced in the first book, and that was an eye opener. How he viewed Katy from the first moment to when she really gets pushed into his life, that’s just wow. And he really stole my breath; he can be such a sweet guy. Daemon really is a complex, unique character and that becomes even more apparent with Oblivion.

I also loved that Oblivion isn't just a simple retelling of Obsidian either. No, it's like reading the first book for the first time. Jennifer gave us scenes that never even appeared in Obsidian that allowed me to see who Daemon was during that time, his emotions, the conflict going on within him, why he was so back and forth with Katy. It made me love him even more and understand him.

Now, I read the paper back copy first, and as soon as I was done, I got the kindle version. Which I highly recommend for lovers of this series to do. In the e-book version, JLA gives us a quick and more straightforward telling of Onyx and Opal. Though not as in-depth as Oblivion, it was still amazing to get glimpses of Daemon’s POV in those books. Which, like stated before, was a real eye-opener. Making me fall for him even more and really see and understand his character, thoughts, and feelings.
“And I also know that although she wasn’t mine now, she would be one day.” 
I LOVED this book. Truly. I felt that Jennifer did a great job at re-telling Obsidian in Daemon’s POV. Lovers of this series and of Daemon Black, pick this one up!



 

4 comments:

  1. *eeep* I meant to start this the other day but life got in the way... definitely starting tonight though and your review somehow has me even more excited! I so cannot wait to get in Daemon's brain! Great review!

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  2. Wow Magen! You are making me want to run out and get it! I like that there are some scenes that are exclusive to this book! Awesome review!!

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  3. Man. I was really unsure as to whether or not I wanted to pick this one up (even though I love JLA). I just don't have good luck with retellings! But I do love Daemon and Katy something fierce and since you said it's awesome... I'll have to cave! :D

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