Release Date: August 27, 2013
Genre: YA Paranormal
Review Date: September 16, 2013
Rating: 4 bookmarks
Synopsis: Daemon will do anything to get Katy back.
After the successful but disastrous raid on Mount Weather, he’s facing the impossible. Katy is gone. Taken. Everything becomes about finding her. Taking out anyone who stands in his way? Done. Burning down the whole world to save her? Gladly. Exposing his alien race to the world? With pleasure.
All Katy can do is survive.
Surrounded by enemies, the only way she can come out of this is to adapt. After all, there are sides of Daedalus that don’t seem entirely crazy, but the group’s goals are frightening and the truths they speak even more disturbing. Who are the real bad guys? Daedalus? Mankind? Or the Luxen?
Together, they can face anything.
But the most dangerous foe has been there all along, and when the truths are exposed and the lies come crumbling down, which side will Daemon and Katy be standing on?
And will they even be together?
First off, I liked that Armentrout didn't keep Daemon and Katy apart for the whole book. I have to be honest, I was nervous that the entire story would be Daemon trying to rescue Katy. His POV from the outside and her POV from inside the DOD being tortured. Thank goodness that's not how the story went.
Do you remember that feeling of first love? You both against the world? Well, that's Daemon and Katy, literally. I loved how grown up they both seem in this installment, even with cheese ball comments here and there, they have really grown up a lot. The subject matter is so intense at times, the comic relief was welcome and timed well. They are in a serious and very real situation and they both have to grow up real fast to deal with it.
The plot with Daedalus has gotten even more twisted. You go in thinking you know who the bad guy is, but then I started to question things. But after finishing the book, when it comes down to it I almost feel that it's who's the most bad of the bad guys is who the world should worry about. And with that ending...it's hard to say who the humans should be scared of. Plus, just wait until you find out what a "Origin" is. I won't spoil it for you, but it does not follow the trend as the last books, so it's not a stone or tool which helps or hinders the half breeds or Luxen. Very interesting!
I don't know if I care for what's going on with Dawson and Beth, and their situation (I won't say what it is). But not only was it obvious to me right away, but it seems weird and a bit out of place. Especially since Beth has a few screws loose after her rescue from the DOD. Dawson was already a bit cray cray and now so is Beth, two crazies together. They are in love but they both need therapy, not something else...
Dee, Andrew, Ash and other Luxen and hybrids from the previous books get to make reappearances in this book. They have a purpose and it seems to flow. it was nice to see some resolution between Dee and Katy, even Ash seemed more at peace than usual. Throw in the new guy Archer, and I predict a very interesting subplot for Dee in the future.
I have to admit that I thought the ending could have been better. It wasn't a very strong cliffhanger. I saw it coming a mile away and it was disappointing because I like a to be surprised. I need to have that shock value if I'm going to have to wait nearly a year for the next book. I want that end to sit with me and keep me thinking about it until the next book until it comes out and I didn't get that this time. Even so, I'll still mark my calendar for the Summer 2014 release of Opposition.
Would I recommend this installment of the Lux series? Hell yes! The positives outweigh the negatives. If you enjoyed books 1-3, then this is a must read. You know you want to, you've probably already read it! If you're new to YA Alien books, try this series out. It's fun, quick and easy reading and pretty addictive.
Here are a few of my favorite quotes:
“I want a years-worth of seconds and minutes with you. I want a decade's worth of hours, so many that I can't add them up.”
“Did you think you could stop me? I'll burn the world down to save her.”