Opposition by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Book 5 in the Lux series
Genre: YA paranormal romance
Format: paperback, library
My feelings are all over the place. Opposition was crazy, but in the best possible way. I enjoyed every page and finishing it was so bittersweet.
I’ll probably abuse the bold and italics buttons. Sorry not sorry. This book deserves it.
To quote Katy, holy alien babies! This book was a seriously wild ride literally from the very beginning. I loved where the plot went and how Katy and Daemon solved everything. It was a brilliant way to one-up the Luxen
(Mario reference, haha) and it worked perfectly. The plot in this book was even more intense than it was in Origin, and I kind of didn’t think that was possible. But I was surprised once again. I’m not sure why though, because I know that each book is even better than the last (somehow).
Katy was absolutely epic in this book. She was really determined to get the job done and protect the people she cares about. She was so tough and resilient, especially when she fought. It was so impressive and I could really see how much she’d developed since Obsidian. One of my favorite things about her was the way that, even when everything was about to hit the fan, she could still joke and make book references. The humor from her was refreshing. 😀 She’s one of my top favorite female protagonists.
Daemon was amazing, too. He’s honestly one of my all-time favorite male leads. He had a lot in common with Katy – he was determined, protective, and incredibly resilient. He kept up his snarky, cocky attitude and his humorous tendencies, and I loved that. I think that’s one of his best qualities – he can pull it off so well. I also loved that he was so dedicated to making a normal future with Katy possible. It was so sweet.
Dee really came around in this book. She was off to a rocky start and I realized she was definitely not someone to mess with. With Katy’s help she fixed her mistakes and went back to being the bubbly girl and amazing friend I met in Obsidian. She’s high up there on my list of favorite friends list. 😀
I don’t want to go on for too much longer in this section, so I’ll be brief with the other characters. 😉 I wasn’t too attached to Archer, but I did find him very amusing and an epic fighter nonetheless. His, ah, ability (for lack of a non-spoiler-y word) definitely made things interesting. XD Luc also had a great sense of humor, but I have to say he was a little bit creepy for a young teenage boy. Yes, he’s an Origin, but still.
Finally there’s Dawson and Beth. They were great characters individually, but even better together. They were both strong, supportive characters, and they both developed so much from when I first met them in Opal, Beth especially.
Was it Opal? I’m 99% sure it was. I don’t know. She was so sick in the beginning, and by the end she had recovered so well. I was really happy for her – she did so well. 🙂 That sounds like I’m talking about a dog but I’m not. Haha, oops.
This series takes place in a completely modern United States and it was described so well. Jennifer really knows how to paint a vivid image in readers’ minds, and it was no different for me. I could picture the scorched cars, torched people, ruined cities, and abandoned houses so easily, and I got a total apocalyptic vibe from this even though it was a normal setting (although it is technically an apocalypse). The reparations were really realistic as well, and I could imagine the refurbished neighborhood that Katy and Daemon moved to. It gave off peaceful vibes, which I thought was a great recovery from the intensity of everything prior. My point, basically, is that Jennifer has serious descriptive skills. 😀
I loved all of the relationships in this book. Jennifer is also awesome at writing relationships, whether they’re familial, platonic, or romantic. 😀
Katy and Daemon have an amazing romance – it’s probably one of my favorites in a series. They’re genuine, sweet, passionate, and protective. It all goes both ways. They complement each other really well, and I just can’t help but love them together.
Katy and Dee really repair their friendship in the second half of this book. After Katy saves Dee (in a way), Dee returns to her normal self, and that includes being a wonderful, sweet, dedicated friend. She feels legitimately terrible for how she acted toward Katy and is just so relieved when her apologies are accepted. I loved that about her. She seriously is an epic friend, and I think her and Katy would be awesome friends in real life. 😀
Dawson and Beth are a super sweet couple – I like them almost as much as Katy and Daemon. They’re just as passionate and protective, but in a considerably gentler way. They also complement each other very well, and they’re great at helping each other through the dark memories they both have of Daedalus.
How many times will I say “they” in a sentence? Too many. Haha.
The amount of twists and turns in this book was insane. I loved it. It kept me on the edge of my seat and glued to the pages (figuratively, I promise, haha) throughout the entire book. This book didn’t make me cry, but it seriously messed with my head and my feelings – when Katy first saw Daemon again, when Dee came to Hunter’s (or was it Lore’s?) house, when Katy reunited with her mom, and when Nancy returned close to the very end are all great examples (and the ones with the most impact, I think).
The epilogue wasn’t a twist of any sort, but it also really messed with me. In the best way, though. I adored it! Everyone was a big, happy, extended family and it all worked out. I love those endings. ❤
Opposition was an absolutely fantastic conclusion to the Lux series! It’s definitely my favorite installment, but the whole series has a very special place in my heart. I think this and the Sweet Evil trilogy are my two current paranormal romance series! ❤
I’m not ready to say goodbye to these amazing characters, but I do get more of them still! I have the included bonus prequel novella Shadows about Dawson and Beth to read, then 2-3 Wattpad short stories about Katy and Daemon. And whenever I get my Kindle, I can purchase the e-book of Oblivion, which means the first three books from Daemon’s perspective! And, of course, I’ll reread this series eventually. 😀
I told you I’d abuse the bold and italics buttons. I wasn’t kidding, haha.
Dipping to the side at the last minute, she slammed her knee into his midsection and then slapped her hands down on his bowed head. The Source crackled from her palms, cascading over the Luxen in a direct headshot. That sounds epic. Go, Katy.
God, I didn’t know what to do. I didn’t know how to ease this, which was the only thing I cared about at the moment.
“Baby, it’s going to be okay,” I said into the top of her head. “I’m here, Kitten. I got you. I’m here.” Daemon is so sweet.
my rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Have you read this book or any of this series? Are they on your TBR? If you have read them, what did you think? I’d love to know! 😀
Good night, guys. 🙂