Review: Opposition by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Publication Date: August 1, 2014
Synopsis:
Everything has hit the fan. Luxen are invading Earth and Katy finds herself worrying more and more since Daemon left to join them. Surely, he couldn’t be taking part in the dreadful crimes that the Luxen are committing all around the world?

With this new, and possibly the worst, threat staring them in the face, Daemon and Katy have to find a way to pull through the chaos and set right everything that has gone wrong.

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Rating: 3 stars

Thoughts:
Honestly, I wasn’t even excited to get to this book. After the second book, I wasn’t excited anymore, and after the third or fourth book, I was just so done with the series. The only reason why I read this was so that I could get the series over and done with.

This wasn’t bad as a conclusion, but it wasn’t great either. I felt like most of the book dragged on when it could have been wrapped up sooner. Instead, we got number steamy scenes between Daemon and Katy that were increasingly unnecessary, especially when it looks like the world is about to end.

There was so much I had already forgotten from the previous books that when I started this, it took awhile before I remembered who the main cast of characters were and who the bad guys were. Despite that, I still got a little confused near the end because I simply forgot about a character.

I felt like this plot was created so that there would be a good way to end the series, but I didn’t think that it really served any other purpose. I learned nothing from it, felt like there was very little explanation, and besides, most of the plot was derailed to make more room for Daemon and Katy to get frisky at the most inappropriate times.

The romance in this book, in the whole series actually, is something that I don’t really enjoy. Sure, Daemon and Katy are attracted to each other on more than just a physical level, but the physical is the main aspect of the relationship that we see. There’s so much lust and sexual tension in the pages that I didn’t ever feel comfortable reading the book because I knew that there would be another steamy scene soon. And to top it all off, I’m pretty sure Daemon and Katy had sex numerous times while the world was practically ending outside. Yeah guys, let’s see how that saves the world.

By the time I got to this book, I was already so done with the series. Very little interested me anymore and all I wanted to do was get it over with. I had heard many people talk about how they cried when this series ended and that this was the most emotional book out of them all, but I felt little to nothing. There were two instances where I got a little misty-eyed, but those last barely a minute before I got over it. And the only reason why those two scenes affected me was because I could see myself relating to it.

Reading this book got to the point where my brain wasn’t even bothered to try coming up with possible endings. I simply read the words and let them move on as quickly as I could because I didn’t care anymore. I still managed to predict one scene, but that was it since I could muster up the ability to care for any of the characters.

I guess all of this is to say that I didn’t necessarily enjoy the book. It wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t great either. For me, it was a very “meh” book and definitely could have been better. The ending was pleasant enough, a bit mediocre if you’re used to reading great conclusions, but it was satisfying. I didn’t find that I had any questions at the end, though that was probably because I didn’t care anymore at that point.

Character(s):
I don’t see what everyone likes so much about Daemon. I don’t like him as a book boyfriend and I don’t find him attractive. All he ever seems to have on his mind is sex, which is quite literally 90% of what his relationship with Katy consists of. It’s like he’s the amplified version of a F***boy, but capable of being nice when he wants to be and an attractive alien. I mean, I never found anything about him to be really likeable and so I never understood what the hype was about when it came to him.

I’ve found that Katy is….well, I can’t really relate to her now as much as I did in the beginning of the series. I guess it’s partly the swearing, partly the insatiable lust she has for Daemon, and the fact that she’s in love. The only thing I still relate to with her is the love for books that she and I share. Other than that, I don’t find her relatable. That may or may not also be because I don’t know any attractive alien guys.

 

Overall:
3 stars. I think it’s a good series if you just want something fun to read that doesn’t require a lot of brainpower to process. It’s light and fluffy for the most part, but there are some steamy scenes that can be slightly uncomfortable at times. Give this a shot if you’re just looking for a cheesy book to fly through.

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