Release Date: August 5, 2014
Pages: 534 (Paperback)
Genre: YA Paranormal
Review Date: August 18, 2014
Rating: 4 bookmarks
Synopsis: 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.
Back to the subject at hand. Opposition picks up exactly where Origin left off. No more than a few days has lapsed since Daemon, Dawson and Dee take off to join the Luxen that have come to earth. Katy, Archer and Luc are left trying to sort our if the three have changed teams or if they are still fighting with them. Obviously, there's no way in the world Daemon would go against Katy. Not possible.
Katy and Daemon ...I just love them. When the world is falling apart all around them, they find time for a quick roll in the hay. Leave it to the love birds. One thing that sort of bothered me was the slang Katy and Daemon constantly used was a little odd at times. Almost like the characters (the author) was trying too hard to sound young or sarcastic. It just didn't flow as smoothly as it did in the previous books, once in I while I even caught myself rolling my eyes, but it didn't happen enough for me to knock off points.
Daemon's extreme jealousy was another oddity. He was jealous of dudes that he had no reason to be jealous of, for example Archer. He hates him for most of the book and gets all worked up into a tizzy if he hugs Katy, yet he knows full well that Archer is into his sister. Some of the quirks that the author has concerning Daemon are a little over the top and not needed. There's enough other things going on to not need the whole extreme jealousy thing. We know they are "made of each other".
It was pretty easy for me to not like Dee this time around. I never was really a fan of Dee, but in the end she got herself together and I was satisfied with the outcome. Moving on to the Dawson and Bethany pregnancy. That whole situation was off for me. The story didn't really explain why Bethany was having pregnancy issues. One moment it sounded like she's on her death bed, and the next - she's eaten and taken prenatal vitamins so she's all good? Yea, I'm not clear on what the purpose of that was.
Archer and Luc add a nice spin on everything. As Origins they really are very nosy and get into everyone's mind, literally. The both of them really added comic relief to several tense situations.
As this was the final book in the Lux series, I was satisfied with the ending. It seems like lately there has been more than a few series conclusions that have been sort of weak, luckily I didn't feel this way about Opposition. The end of Opposition, was a tad happy go lucky, but I liked it because it was balanced. Katy had one last serious tragedy in her life towards the end of the book, which sets them on a new path. Thankfully nobody from our leading cast died or was tortured nearly to death, so there weren't any teary eyed moments. In the end, the couples we've been rooting for are finally together, Dawson & Bethany, Archer & Dee, and of course Daemon & Katy. Together they make their own little family and the story leaves us with a sense of happily ever after and that's pretty satisfying.
Same as the previous books, I tend to think that this series is more new adult rather than young adult. While the characters are young, 18/19-ish, the situations are much older. A couple is "married", a couple is pregnant, and there are other things going on that include themes for an older audience. With that said, I don't recommend this series for younger teens. I think that older, mature teens and adults would enjoy this series. If you haven't ready anything in the new adult or young adult realm about hot aliens...I'd say start here!