Opposition by Jennifer L. Armentrout (Audiobook)
This is the final book in the Lux series, and boy does it go out with a bang! I really enjoyed this book a lot.
My only quibble is that we get to the epic battle scene-to-end-all-battle-scenes, and it is over really quickly and kind of anti-climatically. It was an interesting way for the battle to go, all things considered through all the books… but I guess I was looking for more.
Once the battle is over, we get a long look into the aftermath, and get a nice peak into the lives of all the characters that survived the series. There is one character that stands out as missing in the end. I would have been interested to see what happened there, but there is an off-shoot series in the Lux world that may deal with what happened to them.
So, overall, despite only kinda-liking the first book, I really ended up loving this series. If you are interested in contemporary alien stories, give this a try and do your best to get through the first book (And that is only because the main-character is purposefully off-putting in the first book) Once you are past the Daemon-hating phase, this series is a roller coaster ride of fun.
I haven’t done a lot of reviews lately because as an author, I’m sensitive enough to keep my mouth shut if I have nothing nice to say. Few books I’ve read lately left me with the desire to sit down and tap something out. What a surprise I was in for when I picked up Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout.
This is one of those books that I have heard tons of rumblings about. I resisted the urge to pick it up because I already had a ton of purchased books waiting to be read… but when those continuously fell flat, I reached for something with great “word of mouth” advertising.
It’s about aliens?
First of all, I was stunned that this book was about aliens. I find it terribly amusing that I didn’t even know, since I just finished up my own alien novel. Luckily for me, the stories are nothing alike. (Whew!)
I’m not sure if it is the plain love for the “alien on earth” genre, or the fantastic deep point of view, or maybe a combination of both, but this book total rocked.
For the first time I can remember, I finished a book and scrambled for the next one. (Actually Obsidian is book two, so I grabbed book one – and I’m glad I read them in this order. I think book one packed more punch after reading book two.) Not only that, I noticed book four was on sale, so I grabbed that while the price was down, and got book three soon after finishing book one.
Now, mind you, this is very unlike me. I have tons of books that I want to read in other series. And I already OWN them. I should be reading those first… But Obsidian grabbed me to an extent that I simply HAD TO HAVE MORE.
As an author, I think I may go back and re-read Obsidian in “research mode” to see if I can figure out exactly what that “it” was that made me go nutty. Maybe some day… after I finish all the rest of them.
The only thing I can really fault this novel for is the constant reference to the alien hottie’s eyes, and his long fluttering sooty lashes. But that’s not much to be annoyed with in a novel. And there were enough explosions even to make ME happy. If you look this up, You’ll see that book one is one of those “free teaser” novellas. I’d highly recommend reading Obsidian first, though. I’m glad I read them in this order, because “knowing” made book one ten times more powerful than if it had stood on its own.
Multiple and incredibly enthusiastic thumbs up for “Obsidian”
Has anyone else read this book? Did you go nutty and want more, or am I just alien crazed?