Sunday, November 30, 2014

Opposition by Jennifer L. Armentrout!

Opposition (Lux, #5)Opposition by Jennifer L. Armentrout
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Current Rating on Goodreads: 4.49 of 5 stars
Pages: 534
Synopsis (via Goodreads):

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.


I am soooo late reading this. Like, soooo late. Reaally late. Reaaaa—*reader whacks frying pan over Dumbtastic Belle's head*
HEYY! That hurt...*pouts*....*sniffles*....*readers shoot warning glare* Okaayy, okaayy. *holds up hands*
But seriously, I can't believe I took this long to read Opposition. It's blasphemy.

When I read all the excerpts during the release (I totes stalked that tour), I got the impression that Opposition would be full of annoying teenage angst (and mayhap this is one of the reasons I put off reading Opposition) and that I'd be in need of a voodoo 'Sadi' doll to stab repeatedly with razor sharp pins in order to release my frustration. Thankfully – because you reaally don't want to see me lose my composure....it's not pretty – for me and any other readers who are prone to bookish anger issues, Daemon was his usual cheeky self, Sadi was disposed of rather quickly *smirk*, Katemon was melting my insides, and all was right in the world. Except for the worldwide apocalypse, that is.

Opposition starts a couple days after the events of Origin, and things heat up rather quickly when Katy is taken captive by the invading Luxen and Katemon is reunited. But the question stands, are Daemon, Dawson and Dee still themselves, or are they under the influence of the invading Luxen?

In this final instalment of the Lux series we learn a bit more on the Luxen, Arum, and Origins.
To my understanding, the Luxen and Arum are just two sides of one coin, so to speak, and were created to keep each other in check.
Although the Luxen that landed on earth were super evil and stoic, I have little idea what the Luxen were like back when they had their own planet. After all, if I remember correctly, Mathew was the equivalent of a kid or teenager back then and he didn't turn out too bad. Well, maybe he wasn't the most cute and cuddly Luxen out there, and he had some questionable morals, but he certainly wasn't the worst Luxen when compared to the creepy bunch that dropped out of the sky.

My favourite thing about Opposition simply has to be all the Daemon POVs.
They were so addictive and fun to read, and, well, his head is always in the gutter XD And it's for this reason (Daemon's gutterhead) that Opposition is probably more NA than the preceding Lux books have ever been. Not that I'm complaining.....;)
Daemon and his possessiveness over Kat is so freaking cute. Like the wall scene after they met Lotho and he gave his 'special request' *giggles*

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I'm a little mad with the end of this book. Not because it sucked, but because JLA left us wondering what Daemon whispered in Katy's ear *pouts* I waanna know! It would've been cheeky and dirty, no doubt. That's Daemon for you.

The journey with the Lux series has been amazing, and I can't thank JLA enough for writing it <3  Katy and Daemon will stay with me forever, and I'll probably reread the series an uncountable number of times during my book filled life!!

5 holy alien babies of course!!! And one of said babies is a little Katemon!! *squeals* Yess that's right, if you read this post in Jennifer's blog a while back, you would've heard that Katy and Daemon eventually have a baby!!!!!! *starts crying happy tears*

—MissBloodsucker™ All Sucked Out!

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