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Sunday, December 13, 2015

Review: Oblivion by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Title: Oblivion
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: Lux #1.5
Genre: Urban Fantasy/Romance/YA
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Publication Date: December 1st 2015
Edition: Kindle Edition, 1005 pages
Source: NetGalley
Purchase: Amazon US | Kobo | B&N | Book Depository | iBooks | BAM


Synopsis:
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...



Review:

    When I first heard this book was going to exist, I got really excited. I loved all the little extras in Daemons POV from the last two books, and all the extras JLA wrote from his POV, so getting a full book was like a dream come true. And the eBook is possibly the best deal since it's not just the first book, but the first three from his POV. Which means, if you haven't started this series yet, first why not, second you should finish the series, or at least the first three books before moving on to this book if you plan on getting the eBook.

    I had so much fun reading and learning how Daemon really felt about Katy from day one and how he struggled with those feelings. Being inside his head is a lot of fun and he's a really interesting character. 

    It's really hard to do this review with out spoiling the other books. But seeing certain things from both sides was nice. It was nice to know when the shift was for Daemon from just being attracted to Katy to something more, and how much quicker that was for him than it was for Katy. In the books from just her perspective you get this sense that she felt something deeper for him sooner than he did for her but she just didn't believe him, and I honestly didn't blame her considering how he treated her in the months before the big event that changed everything for the both of them.

    Part of me would have liked it better if all the books were written from a dual perspective, but I get why they weren't I think part of the reason was those books probably would have been super long. 

    It's not a huge deal to me, but I noticed a couple of grammar errors. Like when the book moved to the second book, the book kept referencing Homecoming when I knew they meant Halloween. And there were a couple of other small typos. The only thing I can gather is that whoever proof read the rest of the books for the eBook release wasn't as diligent as they were for the print book proof read. I still give this book pretty top marks because I love this series and these characters.

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