Saturday, July 20, 2013

Series Review-The Lux Series;Obsidian #1, Onyx #2, Opal #3.

Obsidian
book 1

Obsidian (Lux, #1)

Starting over sucks.


When we moved to West Virginia right before my senior year, I'd pretty much resigned myself to thick accents, dodgy internet access, and a whole lot of boring.... until I spotted my hot neighbor, with his looming height and eerie green eyes. Things were looking up.

And then he opened his mouth.

Daemon is infuriating. Arrogant. Stab-worthy. We do not get along. At all. But when a stranger attacks me and Daemon literally freezes time with a wave of his hand, well, something...unexpected happens. 

The hot alien living next door marks me.

You heard me. Alien. Turns out Daemon and his sister have a galaxy of enemies wanting to steal their abilities, and Daemon's touch has me lit up like the Vegas Strip. The only way I'm getting out of this alive is by sticking close to Daemon until my alien mojo fades. 

If I don't kill him first, that is.

Source - Goodreads


Onyx
book 3

Onyx (Lux, #2)

Being connected to Daemon Black sucks…



Thanks to his alien mojo, Daemon’s determined to prove what he feels for me is more than a product of our bizarro connection. So I’ve sworn him off, even though he’s running more hot than cold these days. But we’ve got bigger problems.



Something worse than the Arum has come to town…

The Department of Defense are here. If they ever find out what Daemon can do and that we're linked, I’m a goner. So is he. And there's this new boy in school who’s got a secret of his own. He knows what’s happened to me and he can help, but to do so, I have to lie to Daemon and stay away from him. Like that's possible. Against all common sense, I'm falling for Daemon. Hard.

But then everything changes…

I’ve seen someone who shouldn’t be alive. And I have to tell Daemon, even though I know he’s never going to stop searching until he gets the truth. What happened to his brother? Who betrayed him? And what does the DOD want from them—from me?

No one is who they seem. And not everyone will survive the lies…

Source - Goodreads


Opal
book 3

Opal (Lux, #3)

No one is like Daemon Black.

When he set out to prove his feelings for me, he wasn’t fooling around. Doubting him isn’t something I’ll do again, and now that we’ve made it through the rough patches, well... There’s a lot of spontaneous combustion going on.

But even he can’t protect his family from the danger of trying to free those they love.

After everything, I’m no longer the same Katy. I’m different... And I’m not sure what that will mean in the end. When each step we take in discovering the truth puts us in the path of the secret organization responsible for torturing and testing hybrids, the more I realize there is no end to what I’m capable of. The death of someone close still lingers, help comes from the most unlikely source, and friends will become the deadliest of enemies, but we won’t turn back. Even if the outcome will shatter our worlds forever.

Together we’re stronger... and they know it.

Source - Goodreads

****

I first have to say, the male model on these covers is HOT! He is exactly how I picture Daemon, from head to toe - YUM!

Now that that's out of the way, lets get down to business. I REALLY LOVE this series so far. I had never read any of Jennifer's work before, nor had I heard much about these books or any of her other previous works. I kind of went in blind with this one. A friend of mine had recommended these to me when I was down in a reading slump. And I have to say THANK YOU STACEY! These books really reminded me of why I loved to read. I was completely addicted from the start - these books literally came with me everywhere I went!

What I loved about these books was that the story was unearthly-unique, but yet you could still familiarise yourself with it at times. Katy, who is the main protagonist in these first three books, is actually a pretty hard-core book blogger - throughout these books there is also a few references to well known book blogging memes that Katy takes part in. Too me - at first - Katy comes off as an anti-social teenager, who isn't very interested in making new friends in the new place her mother has moved them too. And when she meets her neighbour - the totally drool-worthy, but insolent, Daemon Black - you can kind of see why. But her attitude mildly changes when she meets Dee Black - Daemons younger twin sister - who is extremely bubbly and friendly. The complete opposite of Daemon. In befriending Dee she gradually learns to tolerate Daemon and his hot/cold attitude towards her. Then when she accidentally learns their secret, her life and everything changes. Now the only way for her to try and live a semi normal life is to stay close to Daemon and help protect their secret.

I wasn't really into reading alien Sci-Fi series, and I was surprised by how drawn in I was by these. I love Jennifer L. Armentrout's writing. She knows how to add comedy and snark to stressful or crazy situations. I also especially love the chemistry between Daemon and Katy, even when they are at each others throats there is some present attraction. And when the sparks fly it can get pretty steamy. Who knew an E.T could be so HOT! Totally psyched for the next one!



JENNIFER'S YA SERIES

The Lux Series:
-*Shadows #0.5 (Prequel)
-Obsidian #1
-Onyx #2
-Opal #3
-Origin #4 (Aug 2013)
-*Untitled #5 (2014)

The Covenant Series:
-*Diamon #0.5 (Prequel)
-Half Blood #1
-Pure #2
-Deity #3
-*Elixir #3.5
-Apollyon #4
-Sentinel #5 (Nov 2013)

Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Source: Purchased from Book Depository
Book Format: Paperback, around 350+ pages per book

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