Friday, August 22, 2014

Friday Reads: Opposition by Jennifer L Armentrout!!

Hello guys! Happy Friday! Mine is not the start of a weekend off, but at least I'm back on 3 to 10 pm schedule, which means I can sleep in in the mornings!

I'm starting this week's Friday Reads with a review for yet another series finale and an August release. As such it is not one part of any of my various challenges, but one of those "ME" reads!

Opposition (Lux, #5)Opposition by Jennifer L. Armentrout

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I started the Lux series on a whim, cause although I wasn't drawn to them, I was waiting for the next Covenant book and I thought "Why not?" and damn, I got totally addicted and ended up binge reading the first 3 books! Then the wait for Origin was quite awful cause of that evil cliffhanger and even if the cliffhanger wasn't as bad this time, it's always bad waiting for the final book of a series!

Given that it is the final book of the series some spoilers for previous books might be expected but I promise no spoilers for Opposition itself!

Opposition starts very much where Origin left us, with the Lux's arrival, Daemon disappearance (along with Dee and Dawson) and Katy left to worry and wonder. The beginning was a bit odd while you wait till working out what the heck is going on now. But never fret, things won't stay weird for long, and soon enough Katy and Daemon will be again the amazing team that they are, ready to face whatever comes together.

That is one of the strengths of these books I feel, the great relationship between Daemon and Katy, the chemistry, the banter, and the way they support each other! Daemon wants to protect Kary but also accepts that she is not going to want to be left behind or treated as useless and he actually really appreciates how kick ass she has become. They don't hold each other back and that is always a sign of a healthy relationship.

Daemon still got his sass and smartass attitude, even when it really wouldn't be a great idea to display, but that's the Daemon we all know and can't help but love. Katy has grown a lot and she's got very good at dealing as best as she can with all the crap that has been thrown her way, but she hasn't stopped being her nerdy bookish self, and I absolutely adore that!

Opposition has plenty of action, even if there's also a lot of planning and the final battle ends up being more personal than massive final showdown. There is conflict, heartbreak and also a lot of hope, some old friends from other books and plenty of humour here and there to lighten the tension a little bit.

The epilogue was a nice way to round it up, and even more after you read the extra epilogue that JLA wrote on her blog (the first line of that one made me giggle btw!) and this was a great final book for the series. Who would have thought I'd love a series of aliens in high school, huh? Very deserved 4 stars for this one!

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  1. She does dialogues so well! They flow naturally, which in turn makes the banter and the chemistry between her characters more impressive. i got this on the release date but didn't feel like reading it. I needed a push, and you just gave it to me.

    1. Yep, the banter is fantastic! Glad to hear my review was a good motivator, Maja!

  2. I am so glad to see you enjoyed this, Pili! :) I read Origin a while ago and wasn't all too happy with it and though I would skip the last book but I am so curious now! I do want to see how things end for the couple and see them fight the final battle and do all the planning!

    Lovely review, Pili!! :)

    Rashika @ The Social Potato

    1. Once you've read a whole series it's a pity you'd skip the last one, so I hope you'll read Opposition, Rashika!

  3. Addicted is a good way to put it :D I've been following this series since the first one came out - I loved it. Obsidian is definitely my favorite. But I loved this one! The epilogue on Jen's blog though ;)

    Fantastic review, Pili!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

    1. Thank you, Alyssa! I loved Obsidian and Origin the most I think, even if I also loved this one too!

  4. Great review Pili. <3 I'm glad you enjoyed this final book :D I do own them all, hah, but have yet to get started. One day, though. It makes me happy you enjoyed them all :) Thank you for sharing sweetie. <3

    1. I do hope you'll start the series soon! No love triangles in this one, Carina!!


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