{Book Review} Opposition (Lux #5)

Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout

Genre: YA Science Fiction
Published: August 5th 2014
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Pages: 534
Source: Purchased Paperback
Available at: Amazon | Barnes and Noble

Goodreads Summary:

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.

My Rating of this Book – 4.5 out of 5 stars

My Review:

As much as I will miss the team work of Katy and Daemon, I can also say I’m relieved this series is over. I just have a hard time reading a series longer than a trilogy, and after being disappointed by Origin (Lux #4), I didn’t have high expectations for any novel that was to follow.

Fortunately, Opposition was definitely better than Origin. Just not as good as Obsidian (Lux #1), Onyx (Lux #2), or Opal (Lux #3). When I first started the novel, my concern was this plot was about to become a Lux version of Twilight. It really began as such, focusing on Beth and her pregnancy. Fortunately, it quickly turned back into being about Katy and Daemon and the invasion of Lux.

Though honestly, I’m still not sure why Jennifer L. Armentrout went in the direction she went with this series. What was the reason for the whole Lux invasion and the destruction it caused? Why does a novel have to involve the fate of the world or involve the building or dominance of the “perfect race”? I was enjoying the story when it was just about the romantic struggles between Daemon and Katy, and the idea of the government weaponizing hybrids. The rest just became too complicated, and too over thought. And the last two chapters (number 24 and 25) seemed pointless to me.

As for the romance, one of the biggest things that really turned me off was the fact Katy and Daemon were married. I know this occurred in Origin and that it wasn’t real. However, while other fans pined for such a scene, it actually made me disconnect from the rest of the novel. The romance I felt before seemed to be gone. Fortunately, Archer brought a little of that romance back with Dee, but it wasn’t the same nor was it as strong.

Overall, this is a good series, with Obsidian, Onyx, and Opal being the best novels! After that, I could have lived without the whole government hybrid breeding center and Lux alien invasion. However, I won’t say it was an entirely a bad direction either. Just not one I would’ve hoped to see this series take.

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