Pub Date: Dec 1st 2015
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
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…
I fell in love with Jennifer Armentrout’s writing when I read her Lux series a little over a year ago, so when I found out that she was writing Oblivion I almost cried tears of happiness. For those of you who don’t know, Daemon Black is my first ever book boyfriend so I was in literal heaven reading from his point of view! I pre-ordered a Kindle version so I was able to read the first three books of the Lux series in his POV (vs the print version which only has Obsidian in his POV). It totaled in 1005 pages, which I devoured in three days!
Honestly, I’m not the biggest fan of books that are the same story but with a different POV because most of the time authors just regurgitate the same exact thing as the original story- which is pretty boring. But, of course, Jennifer was able to tell the same story in such a new, exciting, and funny way that made me enjoy it just as much as the first time I read Obsidian. It was also very illuminating seeing some conversations and scenes through his eyes.
Something I’ve never seen before in other books like this was a subplot that was completely unique from Kat’s story, which was very refreshing. I learned so much about Daemon and fell even deeper in love with him. When I read from Kat’s point of view I wanted to strangle and kiss Daemon most of the time because of how rude and annoying he was, but now I see his point of view and kind of understand why he did what he did- although I still think he was really dumb for doing some of it.
Another thing I was not expecting was to have that ‘first time’ experience reading this book. I already knew what was going to happen, but yet I still went through the motions. Each death and major event hit me just as hard, if not harder, than the first time. I still got scared whenever something bad was happening and held my breath when an intense scene was going on. I am truly in awe of Jennifer’s writing and will continue to collect all of her books.
I HIGHLY recommend this book to any of my fellow Daemon Black lovers. If you REALLY love him you should definitely get the e-version since it’s three entire books of just his POV. This review was super rambly, but all you really need to know is that I loved this book and that you should go buy it. <3