Friday, September 12, 2014

Opposition by Jennifer L. Armentrout review by Brandi Breathes Books

Opposition (Lux #5) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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.
Publishes in US: August 5th 2014 by Entangled Teen
Genre: YA paranormal
Source: bought
Series? Lux #5
#1 Obsidian by Jennifer Armentrout
#2 Onyx by Jennifer Armentrout 
#3 Opal by Jennifer Armentrout
#4 Origin by Jennifer Armentrout

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 Wish I could give it 100 or so :)

    I have been wanting to read Opposition because the Lux series has a special place in my heart. Jennifer is one of my favorite authors. I really connect with her main female characters and swoon over the guys. Their is usually banter, sarcasm, and humor right up my street. Though I will say I was nervous going into this one, because it is a series ender and I always feel like that. I know that I will have to say goodbye to characters that I adore. 

    Opposition started out with a bang and right where Origin left off. Except when she runs into Luxen they are violent, and have no regard for humans. And even Daemon and Dee were acting so much differently, and I couldn't tell if they were acting or if something about them changed when they were in their true form around the new Luxen. 

    This one was full of suspense, hotness, sarcasm, funny line, and plot twists. A few things I expected and others maybe I should have with the spinoff book (that I always loved). There were unexpected allies and some surprising enemies. 

    The way that the "bad" luxens took over and changed themselves was so sad and disturbing and set up for a death that I wished didn't happen, but understand why. The amount of power and the cities that were taken over and taken down was mind blowing, and the human and good luxen responses  were so critical. 

    We also find out things about hybrid bonds, the Origins, and how it all works together. We see the return of some pretty awesome and pretty annoying and want to go all stabby on them. 

    Most of all, we have Daemon and his sweet and romantic lines to Katy, mixed in with his normal stick foot in mouth, being arrogant and not always thinking through what he is going to stay. In other words, just how we fell in love with him. Then there is Katy, loyal, stubborn, strong now thanks to the source and being. I adore seeing them together, they have some really hot and steamy moments that made me almost wish this was a NA book and we could read a little more. Also the moments when they share their strength, their joy, and their sorrow and sadness are enough to make me melt on the spot. 

   They have both grown so much over the series. By being loved romantically, to Kat accepting and learning about her powers to be able to kick some major butt. They've changed how they think about other "species" and they have stuck together through some of the hardest time. 

    Katy always will hold a place in my heart because she is a book blogger. She totally fits the character of a hard core blogger... She writes posts, she comments, she loves books. Now I know that things got crazy, but when they calmed down, she returned to what she loved.
    I love every second of this story and wish that there was more in this world. The plot lines were all tied up well, I am just not ready to let D and K go. 

Bottom Line: Amazing series ender, all I could hope for. Laced with the steamy, the sarcasm/humor, and surprises.

My question to you, my lovely readers:
Could you team up with an enemy to defeat a bigger threat>


  1. I haven't actually read this series yet! It keeps popping up on QuizUp though, and I feel like I've answered so many questions about it already, I may as well have read it LOL

  2. Yes! I'm SO glad you love Lux, Brandi. This series has a soft spot for me as well, and was one of my first ya reads that just swept me up into the world of book-boyfriends ;) Your review made me drool - lucky I have the books near by. I can't wait to read this.

  3. Whooo! I've only read the first one so far (though, I don't know whether I'll finish them yet, since it wasn't my favourite) but glad you loved the last one. Especially since some series enders have been disappointing this year. :)

  4. And here was I thinking it was just us Brits that enjoyed a sarcastic sense of humour.

  5. I don't want to read your review because I'm still a couple of books behind in the series. But I'm so happy you loved it! I think I may take the series on my vacation to finish.

  6. Everyone is loving this one and I'm really curious about it too. I need to try. I'm glad you had a great time.

  7. This one is the only one in this series I still haven't read and I cannot wait to. I'm so happy that you enjoyed it and I really want to read it now. Great review, Brandi :)

  8. Another series everyone says I should read

  9. Haha! I wish I could grant you your wish so you could give 100 stars :) Yay that this book doesn't miss the spark Jennifer has created from day one between Katy ad Daemon. Love these two together! I'm glad you love Katy as the leading lady :)

  10. Another 5-star series conclusion—nice! It seems like authors are spoiling us this year with their strong finales (not that I am complaining). I'm happy to learn that Opposition does not disappoint, and I didn't realize that this series featured a blogger. Cool! I think that I could team up with an foe to defeat a big bad, but it would depend on the circumstances, and the enemy. LOL

  11. I truly adored this one as well. It's always so hard to let a series you love go, but I love it when the ending doesn't disappoint. You are so right about all the great things this one held and that some could be guessed but other things were a little surprising. I appreciate how well they work together and they have to be one of my favorite couples. Excellent review! Jaclyn @ JC's Book Haven.

  12. That is a awesome praise, Brandi! I'm so happy this series went out meeting all your high expectations.

  13. Everyone is raving about this and I have my copy waiting for me at home - can't wait to read it! Lovely review :-)

  14. So glad to see you enjoyed this one! I thought it was such a wonderful conclusion to the series even though I am really sad to have to say goodbye to Daemon and Katy. Great review!

    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives

  15. I've heard of this series and I really want to give it a try. I am glad that you really liked the ending. The ending can (sometimes) make or break a series. Thanks for the review!

  16. *high five* It was a good ending to the series! I hated seeing it it, but I think JLA did. I'm glad you enjoyed it as much as I did!

    Awesome review!

  17. Well, they team up did and it worked for them ;) It was an epic series and it ended to well, I was sad, but delighted too :)

  18. Glad to hear this was awesome :) I'm behind on this, I need to read Opal next! I really can't wait to continue this series ;)

  19. Yay!! So excited to see that you loved the ending, Brandi! :)


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