Showing posts with label opposition. Show all posts
Showing posts with label opposition. Show all posts

Monday, October 27, 2014

[Review] Opposition (Lux #5) - Jennifer L. Armentrout

In OPPOSITION the intergalactic battle to the death finally takes place when Luxen from all over the universe decide to take down humanity the only way they know - bloody, that is.

OOCing Your Own Characters?!

Armentrout's writing is just so off in this one that I didn't even recognize her characters. The Lux Series is rooted in the relationship between Kat and Daemon and to me, that's the only reason I even continued after book three, which was just an overall catastrophe. I don't know why she started switching the POVs mid-series and I still don't like it. With YA that relies heavily on the love interest/protagonist relationship, you CAN'T JUST DO THIS. 

Daemon constantly calling Kat "baby" made me cringe. Their general lovey-dovey gooey gross conversations are even worse. What is - or rather what WAS so special about them was their whole "ugh, I hate you so much now kiss me" -thing they had going on. I fell in love with Kat because she was having none of his cocky attitude and I fell in love with Daemon because he was unreasonably inappropriate.

Still Want Dee, Will Never Stop Preferring Dee

With Archer and Dee we have a serious case of insta-love that just disappoints me. Both of them rose to be favorites of mine and were painfully neglected throughout the entire series. They were ignored so there could be very important, very relevant make out scenes between Daemon and Kat. Very important. Archer and Dee fell in love with each other ('s looks) on the spot and their ending is as obvious as it is cliché. 

In OPPOSITION, just like in every sequel to OBSIDIAN before, a character or two that were presumably dead make a return only to reveal that they're insane/ evil now. I actually made a list in my mind of all characters that weren't dead yet and you can basically guess who's going to come back. JLA makes a mistake by trying to throw in too many plot twists and too many characters with authority problems and misanthropic tendencies. At this point, after Blake, who probably turned badside twice or three times within one novel, I'm not even surprised anymore.

Overall: Do I recommend?

The Lux Series has an interesting concept, but it is by no means developed enough to be stretched onto five (if you count the prequel novella, six) novels. I don't recommend going for the series. Just read OBSIDIAN, swoon over the great characters and pretend there are no sequels because all you're going to get from them is a headache.

Rating: ★★☆☆☆


"In this stunning series climax, Daemon and Katy join forces with an unlikely enemy to ensure the survival of not only their love for each other, but the future of all mankind. Opposition will bring forth a new dawn to the Lux universe, where man must stand with alien to survive, and the future, no matter the outcome, will never be the same."
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