Friday, February 19, 2016

Review- Oblivion by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Oblivion (Lux, #1.5)
Series: Lux 1.5 
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Source: Purchased
Published by Entangled Teen (2015)
Ebook - 1005 pgs (Books 1-3)
Paperback - 350 pgs (Book 1)
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Rating 4/5

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... 

It is no secret Jennifer L. Armentrout writes the men that make my heart melt and out of all of them Daemon Black takes the cake. The Lux series has been one of my favorites for ages and I am ashamed to say I haven't finished it yet. So when I heard Oblivion would be released and the ebook would be 1000 pages of Deamon's perspective  from the first THREE books, I practically broke my mouse preordering a physical and ebook copy. This turned out to be a great way to recap the story so I could finally read the final two books and read from Daemon's perspective.

Somehow I forget how addictive Armentrout's writing is and am surprised when I cannot put her books down. Oblivion was no exception. Deamon's perspective of Katy is fascinating to read. I loved his version of events and seeing his character evolve over the first three books in the series. I was fangirling all over the place and I can't help it. Daemon is sexy that's his whole appeal. I've established he would be a great boyfriend for me as well since I love ghost hunting shows and books. Seriously Daemon Black is one of my top book boyfriends.

So if I loved this so much, why only four stars?

There were quite a few editing mistakes I picked up on during the Obsidian section of the ebook, but in Onyx and Opal it didn't seem to be as big of a problem.  Usually I don't pick up on that too much, but it really caught my attention in book one. At the beginning the writing seemed a little stiff and it felt like it took some time for Armentrout to hit her stride with Daemon's POV, but then the flow of the story took over.

Overall it all worked really well and I enjoyed this version of events immensely. I'm so happy this was released. Thank you to Jennifer L. Armentrout for working hard to make sure this was published. It is nice to have even more of this world and these characters to enjoy.

Happy Reading!

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