Happy release day! This is the moment we’ve all been waiting for — the release of the final installment in the Lux series. I may be doing this ass-backwards, but I wanted to create a story diary for Opposition to commemorate the epic finale. Don’t worry, I won’t post spoilers and I will create diaries for the other books eventually (which is why the species are not listed here). But for now, I will celebrate said epic finale by starting with an Opposition story diary first.
Katy knows the world changed the night the Luxen came.
She can’t believe Daemon welcomed his race or stood by as his kind threatened to obliterate every last human and hybrid on Earth. But the lines between good and bad have blurred, and love has become an emotion that could destroy her—could destroy them all.
Daemon will do anything to save those he loves, even if it means betrayal.
They must team with an unlikely enemy if there is any chance of surviving the invasion. But when it quickly becomes impossible to tell friend from foe, and the world is crumbling around them, they may lose everything— even what they cherish most—to ensure the survival of their friends…and mankind.
War has come to Earth. And no matter the outcome, the future will never be the same for those left standing.
Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
“A city in Idaho that I can’t even begin to pronounce or spell.” –Jennifer L. Armentrout, Opposition (pg. 1)
Malstrom Air Force Base
“It was obvious that we were at a military base, a huge one that spread as far as I could see. Row after row of bunkers and planes and tanks and other major inconveniences when it came to forming an escape plan. Up ahead, there was a wide and tall U-shaped building.” (pg. 124)
This is where Daemon and Katy are to meet with an unexpected (and probably familiar) ally.
Back to home sweet (or not so sweet?) home.
We feel your pain, Katy.
Okay, so I lied. This won’t really be a review per se, but just some thoughts on the book. Origin left us with quite a cliffhanger in which we are still dealing with the repercussions that happened in that book. Although it’s bittersweet that this is the end, we’ve been waiting to see how it all ends and where everyone stands and who makes it out alive and together.
Shit, meet fan. They’ve met a couple times in this one. Long story short, I was almost convinced that it was possible for me to hate Daemon (my #2 book boyfriend) at one point, but he wasn’t exactly to blame for what made me ache for both Daemon and Katy. But then when we’re in Daemon’s POV, we see that there’s more than what Katy sees. Daemon really put A LOT on the line and sacrificed a lot too in Origin that continues into Opposition. It showed how soul-deep his feelings for Katy is. He’d do anything, risk anything just to keep his Kitten safe. So if you think you hated the Arum, the DOD or Daedalus before, think again and prepare to exceed that limit. The things that they face in here was a lot bigger than what we’ve ever known.
The world as we know had been struck and left with ugly reminders of the cause that laid in its wake. The alien invasion, the Origins conspiring, shocking truths, an alliance with a familiar (if you’ve read Obsession) Arum, sketchy characters and plans… you’re left questioning every motive and who’s on whose side. And then there’s that thing with Dee. And what about Katy? What is she, if not your typical hybrid? So many things that we didn’t understand before, comes into light here.
Luc. What to say about him. I didn’t like him at first. He was a punk ass kid when we first met him. It was that way for a long time, I never thought that would ever change. Now, I wouldn’t go as far as to say that I like him at the end, but he’s the type that you hate to hate less. I was glad to see Hunter from Jennifer’s companion novel Obsession. He has an important and probably surprising role in all of this. But Archer is my favorite (if I had to pick one) because he just keeps on getting more hilarious every time, annoyingly so.
It’s been a long journey of a lot of battles, hardships, conspiring, obstacles, losses, fighting, deaths, hurting, but also strength-building, life lessons, forgiveness, family, gains, love and a whole lot of sarcasm and inappropriate innuendos from none other than Daemon himself.
I flew through this faster than I would have liked, but I honestly could not put it down. After such trying times for the gang, it’s sadly over and ended wonderfully. Suffice to say that I read to the last line with a big ass grin on my face. Armentrout has a knack for the most comical lines and situations for which I can identify with and appreciate.
# 1 New York Times and International Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki.
Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture and her Covenant Series has been optioned for TV. Her young adult romantic suspense novel DON’T LOOK BACK was a 2014 nominated Best in Young Adult Fiction by YALSA.
She also writes Adult and New Adult contemporary and paranormal romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.