Oblivion [Review]

SPOILER FREE REVIEW

Synopsis (Taken from Goodreads.com):

Oblivion CoverExperience the epic love story of OBSIDIAN as told by its hero, Daemon Black…

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…

Pages: 350

Goodreads Rating: 4.6/5 Stars

My Rating: 4/5 Stars

My Opinion

Again, we have stumbled across another guilty pleasure read of mine: The Lux Series. I first came across this series last summer – via the recommendation of BookTube – and these series was my new Twilight. I ate these books up and there was no turning back after that. Sure, the writing may leave something to be desired, but I still enjoyed it all the same.

There is something about these books that makes it feel like Twilight has been crossed with the I Am Number Four series. This series has the boy-next-door feel crossed with the intensity and mystery that comes with dealing with an alien species. The plot was well paced, there was never not a dull moment, and everything was always happening with a dose of humor.

After have already read the entire series, it was neat to get back into this world through the head of our hero. (Although there were times where I was broken out of the suspension of disbelief because Daemon’s voice sounded a little feminine at times.) In addition, it was nice to be able to understand the reasons why Daemon acted the way he did through this book and by the source of those actions. I also enjoyed how this perspective gave us new scenes that added more reasons and cause-and-effect events from Obsidian.

The best part, however, was getting the full circle view of Katy and Daemon’s relationship. Through this book, we are now finally able to understand what is going on in both of their heads. It also added further dimension to the love-hate relationship they support for a while and added another layer of humor from Daemon’s side of things!

But, I have to say, my biggest regret was discovering this detail a little too late (and by late, I mean the day I started reading the book): the eBook is a special edition and holds the entire three books, re-imagined through Daemon’s point of view. Now that I’ve finished reading Obsidian through Daemon’s perspective, I am really tempted to turn around and purchase the eBook so I can get to read 3/5ths of the books that way. I guess only time will tell if I decide to revisit this book in a different format!

*****

The Lux Series

  • Obsidian
    • Oblivion (#1.5)
  • Onyx
  • Opal
  • Origin
  • Opposition

*****

“I’ve always found that the most beautiful people, truly beautiful inside and out, are the ones who are quietly unaware of their effect. The ones who throw their beauty around, waste what they have? Their beauty is only passing. It’s just a shell hiding nothing but shadows and emptiness.”
― Jennifer L. Armentrout, Oblivion

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