Opposition by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Genre: Paranormal, Romance
Published by: Entangled Teen
Series: Obsidian (Lux #1), Onyx (#2), Opal (#3), Origin (#4)
Where to Find: Goodreads | Author | Amazon
P L O T
Daemon and Katy have reached the end of their journey: an alien apocalypse. Will they be able to put aside their lust for each other long enough to fight the battle? ….eh, no.
This is the last book in the Lux series. Everyone on BookTube that’s read it seems to love it, and see it as the best book of the series. As a not so hardcore fan (would I go so far to say fan?) I’m more skeptical. Unfortunately, Opposition didn’t meet the expectations set by everyone else, but I wasn’t disappointed. My expectations were pretty low, seeing as the other books in the series didn’t get more than 3 stars from me,
There’s just a lot of sex. There, I said it. I’d say at least every 50 pages, Daemon and Katy get it on before the end of the world. It wasn’t steamy or enjoyable, it was cringey and uncomfortable. They didn’t seem to have their priorities straight.
R O M A N C E
The one thing I can say for the couple is that they finally got their act together, which is what I wanted from the very beginning. No more, I love you but I don’t love you, or it’s not safe for you out there! Daemon let Katy fight (as if it was up to him anyway, gosh, I hate male characters that try and restrict the actions of the female character.) This was definitely the healthiest I’d ever seen their relationship, and thank goodness for that.
A L I E N S?!
Are evil, basically. I learnt that from The Fifth Wave. The action scenes weren’t few and far between. After every sex scene, something dramatic happened. It got a bit formulaic at the end there, but I really enjoyed the twist in one of the main character’s plot lines. I would never have seen that coming, after their portrayal in the first few books. Jennifer L. Armentrout can certainly keep her readers on their toes.
I don’t know, though. Battle scenes aren’t really my favourite thing. As much as I love Percy Jackson, I often find myself skimming through the battle sequences to get to the character interaction and development. When there isn’t much of that, it becomes a problem, because I end up skimming most of the book. Was that the case for Opposition? You take a guess!
E P I L O G U E
I very much enjoyed the final chapter. I think it wrapped everything up in a neat little bow and there was a happily ever after for everybody left. It gave me a lot of closure on the characters, and I can continue to read in peace knowing they’re OK at the end of their series.
C O N C L U S I ON
Not the most offensive of the series, but not a shiner either. As I said, it wrapped it all up, which is always good. I didn’t have any burning questions left unanswered and overall, the Lux series wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be after the end of Obsidian. Give it a go, if you think you can, but know that the paranormal series that came before, like Twilight, are probably better.