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…
Oblivion by Jennifer L. Armentrout was my first read of 2016 and damn, it was a great way to start the year! Obsidian was the first JLA book I read and consequently the Lux series is my favourite series written by this author. This series is full of amazingness and being able to experience the first three books all over again through Daemon’s eyes was the cherry on the delicious chocolate cake!
I was originally quite worried when I found out about Oblivion, not because I doubted JLA but just because I haven’t had a great experience with books that re-tell the same story with a switched POV. However, there was no way I would miss reading Oblivion. One word can explain why I was keen about Oblivion despite my concerns: Daemon. DAEMON! DAEMON! DAEMON! I loved the dual POV within Origin and Opposition and now I get a whole book of Daemon’s thoughts? YES PLEASE!
And I wasn’t disappointed. Oblivion brought out the absolute best in Daemon Black. He was the same cocky, confident, sexy Daemon that we know and love, but we were allowed a deeper insight to his thought process and the reasoning behind certain actions *cough* being a jerk to Katy at the beginning *cough.* I have to say though, the other characters took an extreme backseat for me. All the focus was on Daemon, which I understand, but I was also hoping to have a few new insights with other characters like Dee, Ash, Adam and Andrew. One character, Dawson, was the exception to this. I loved seeing Daemon and Dawson interact and try to get their relationship back on track, there were lots of sweet moments.
I did have a few problems with Oblivion that stopped it from being a 5 star read. Whilst I did love reading the build up of Katy and Daemon’s relationship through Daemon’s eyes, I did feel at times that the explanations for Daemon’s thinking stretched on a bit too much. At times I just felt that the pacing was a bit off, sometimes there was more ‘tell’ than ‘show.’ Although this did not take away from the overall fabulousness of Oblivion!
I was extremely happy to be back in the Lux world with Daemon as my guide. Oblivion exceeded my expectations and made me fall for Daemon even more. I would definitely recommend Oblivion to fans of the Lux series, you will not be disappointed if you pick this novel up!
*Thanks to Entangled Publishing who for the Review Copy in exchange for my honest review.*
Publication Date: December 1st 2015
Publisher: Entangled: Teen