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Opposition (Lux Series #5)

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by Jennifer L. Armentrout
     
 

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Don't miss Opposition, the fifth and final book in Jennifer L. Armentrout’s bestselling Lux series. Also included only in the print edition is Shadows, the prequel novella never before seen in print! "A thrilling ride from start to finish," says RT Book Reviews.

Opposition

Katy knows the world changed

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Don't miss Opposition, the fifth and final book in Jennifer L. Armentrout’s bestselling Lux series. Also included only in the print edition is Shadows, the prequel novella never before seen in print! "A thrilling ride from start to finish," says RT Book Reviews.

Opposition

Katy knows the world changed the night the Luxen came. She can’t believe Daemon stood by as his kind threatened to obliterate every last human and hybrid on Earth. But the lines between good and bad have blurred.

Daemon will do anything to save those he loves, even if it means betrayal. But when it quickly becomes impossible to tell friend from foe, and the world is crumbling around them, they may lose everything to ensure the survival of their friends…and mankind.

Shadows

The last thing Dawson Black expected was Bethany Williams. To him, human girls are…well, fun. But since the Luxen have to keep their true identities a secret, falling for one would be insane. Dangerous.

Bethany can’t deny the immediate connection between her and Dawson. And even though boys aren’t a complication she wants, whenever they lock eyes, she’s drawn in. Captivated.

Dawson can’t stop risking everything for one human girl. Or stop a fate that is as unavoidable as love itself.

Want to read the LUX series on your ereader? Each book is sold individually in e-format:

#1: Obsidian

#2: Onyx

#3: Opal

#4: Origin

#5: Opposition

Prequel novella: Shadows

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Praise for the Lux series:

"The beginning of Armentrout’s new Lux series is a thrilling ride from start to finish…This series is guaranteed to hold your attention and have you begging for more." —RT Book Reviews Top Pick, on Obsidian

"One of those books you get lost in reading and finish in one sitting. Each book is a fast-paced read with a great plot and strong characters. A must-read for young adult book lovers." —Hypable.com

"An engrossing, sexy nail-biter! I’m delighted to join the Daemon invasion." —Nancy Holder, NYT bestselling author of Wicked, on Origin

 

"This is the stuff swoons are made of. Fans of Obsidian will devour the high-stakes plot and beautifully crafted chemistry." —Wendy Higgins, NYT bestselling author of Sweet Evil, on Onyx

 

"I LOVED OBSIDIAN! Get ready to devour this book in one sitting, fall hard for Daemon, and be desperate for book two!" —Deborah Cooke, bestselling author of Dragonfire and the Dragon Diaries, on Obsidian

"Take some really hot, sizzling character chemistry, two stubborn love interests who know how to push each other’s buttons, and add in some awesome out-of-this-world characters and you’ve got the makings for one fabulously written story." —Mundie Moms

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781622662647
Publisher:
Entangled Publishing, LLC
Publication date:
08/05/2014
Series:
Lux Series, #5
Pages:
500
Sales rank:
31,093
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.30(d)
Lexile:
HL730L (what's this?)
Age Range:
15 - 17 Years

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Lux Opposition

A Lux Novel Book Five


By Jennifer L. Armentrout, Liz Pelletier

Entangled Publishing, LLC

Copyright © 2014 Jennifer L. Armentrout
All rights reserved.
ISBN: 978-1-62266-733-8


CHAPTER 1

{ Katy }


Back in the day, I had this plan for the off chance that I was around for the whole end-of-the-world thing. It involved climbing up on my roof and blasting R.E.M.'s "It's the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)" as loud as humanly possible, but real life rarely turns out that cool.

It was happening — everything about the world as we knew it was ending, and it sure as hell did not feel fine. Or cool.

Opening my eyes, I inched aside the flimsy white curtain. I peered out, beyond the porch and the cleared yard, into the thick woods surrounding the cabin Luc had stashed in the forests of Coeur d'Alene, a city in Idaho I couldn't even begin to pronounce or spell.

The yard was empty. There was no flickering, brilliant white light shining through the trees. No one was out there. Correction. Nothing was out there. No birds were chirping or fluttering from leafy branch to branch. Not one sign of any woodland creatures scurrying anywhere. There wasn't even the low hum of insects. Everything was silent and still, soundless in a totally creeptastic kind of way.

My gaze fixed on the woods, glued to the last place I'd seen Daemon. A deep, throbbing ache lit up my chest. The night we'd fallen asleep on the couch seemed like ages ago, but it had only been forty-eight hours or so since I'd woken up, overheated, and nearly been blinded by Daemon's true form. He hadn't been able to control it, although if we'd known what it signaled, it probably wouldn't have changed anything.

So many others of his kind, hundreds — if not thousands — of Luxen, had come to Earth, and Daemon ... he was gone, along with his sister and brother, and we were still here in this cabin.

Pressure clamped down on my chest, as if someone were squeezing my heart and lungs with vise grips. Every so often, Sergeant Dasher's warning came back to haunt me. I'd seriously thought the man — that all of Daedalus — was riding the crazy train into Insanity Land, but they had been right.

God, they had been so right.

The Luxen came like Daedalus had warned, like they had prepared for, and Daemon ... The ache pulsed, ripping the air right from my lungs, and I squeezed my eyes shut. I had no idea why he left with them or why I hadn't seen or heard from him or his family. The terror and confusion surrounding his disappearance were a constant shadow that haunted every waking moment and even the few minutes I'd been able to sleep.

What side would Daemon be standing on? Dasher had asked that of me once, while I'd been held at the very real Area 51, and I couldn't let myself believe that I had that answer now.

In the last two days, more Luxen had fallen from the sky. They'd kept coming and coming like an endless stream of falling stars, and then there was —

"Nothing."

My eyes popped open, and the curtain slipped from my fingers, softly falling back into place. "Get out of my head."

"I can't help it," Archer replied from where he sat on the couch. "You're broadcasting your thoughts so damn loudly I feel like I need to go sit in the corner and start rocking, whispering Daemon's name over and over again."

Irritation pricked at my skin, and no matter how much I tried to keep my thoughts, my worries and fears, to myself, it was useless when there was not one, but two Origins in the house. Their nifty little ability to read thoughts got real annoying real fast.

I picked at the curtain again, watching the woods. "Still no sign of any Luxen?"

"Nope. Not a single glowing light crashing to Earth in the last five hours." Archer sounded as tired as I felt. He hadn't been sleeping much, either. While I'd been fixated on keeping an eye on the outside, he'd been focused on the TV. News all across the globe had been reporting nonstop on the "phenomenon."

"Some of the news stations are trying to say it was a massive meteorite shower."

I snorted.

"Trying to cover up anything at this point is useless." Archer sighed wearily, and he was right.

What happened in Las Vegas — what we had done — had been videotaped and blasted all over the internet within hours. At some point during the day after the absolute obliteration of Las Vegas, all the videos had been pulled down, but the damage had already been done. From what the news copter had captured before Daedalus had shot it down, to those on the scene who recorded everything with their camera phones, there was no stopping the truth. The internet was a funny place, though. While some people were blogging that it was the end of times, others took a more creative approach to everything. Apparently, there was even a meme created already.

The incredibly photogenic glowing-alien meme.

Which had been Daemon phasing into his true form. His human features were blurred to unrecognizability, but I knew it had been him. If he'd been around to see that, he would've really gotten a kick out of it, but I didn't —

"Stop," Archer said gently. "We don't know what the hell Daemon, or any of them, are doing or why at this point. They will come back."

I turned from the window, finally facing Archer. His hair, a sandy brown color, was cut close to the scalp, typical military style. He was tall and broad-shouldered, someone who looked like he could throw down when it counted, and I knew he could.

Archer could be downright deadly.

When I'd first met him at Area 51, I had believed he was just a solider. It wasn't until Daemon had arrived that we discovered he was Luc's implant within Daedalus and also, like Luc, an Origin, a child of a Luxen male and mutated, hybrid female.

My fingers curled inward. "You really believe that? They will come back?"

Amethyst eyes flicked from the TV to mine. "It's all I can believe at this point. It's all any of us can believe right now."

That wasn't really reassuring.

"Sorry," he replied, letting it be known he'd picked up on my thoughts yet again. He nodded at the TV before I could get ticked off. "Something's going on. Why would that many Luxen come to Earth and then just go silent?"

That was also the question of the year.

"I think it's kind of obvious," said a voice from the hall. I turned as Luc entered the living room. Tall and slender, he had his brown-colored hair pulled back in a ponytail at the nape of his neck. Luc was younger than us, around fourteen or fifteen, but he was like a little teen mafia leader and, at times, scarier than Archer. "And you know exactly what I'm talking about," he added, eyeing the older Origin.

As Archer and Luc locked eyes in a battle of the stare-down, something they'd been doing a lot of during the last two days, I sat on the arm of a chair by the window. "Care to explain out loud?"

Luc had a certain boyish quality to his beautiful face, like he hadn't quite lost the roundness of childhood yet, but there was a wisdom in his purple eyes that went beyond a handful of years.

He leaned against the doorframe, crossing his arms. "They're planning. Strategizing. Waiting."

That didn't sound good, but I wasn't surprised. An ache formed between my temples. Archer said nothing as he went back to staring at the TV.

"Why else would they come here?" Luc continued as he tilted his head, gazing at the curtained window near me. "I'm sure it's not to shake hands and kiss babies' cheeks. They're here for a reason, and it's not good."

"Daedalus always believed they would invade." Archer sat back, clasping his hands over his knees. "The whole Origin initiative was in response to that concern. After all, the Luxen don't have a history of playing nice with other intelligent life-forms. But why now?"

Wincing, I rubbed my temples. I hadn't believed Dr. Roth when he'd told me how the Luxen were actually the cause of the war between them and the Arum — a war that had destroyed both of their planets. And I'd thought Sergeant Dasher and Nancy Husher, the head bitch in charge of Daedalus, were crazy freaks.

I'd been wrong.

So had Daemon.

Luc arched a brow as he coughed out a laugh. "Oh, I don't know, might have to do with the very public spectacle we put on in Vegas. We know there were implants here, Luxen who aren't that fond of humans. How they communicated with the Luxen not on this planet is beyond me, but is that really important now? This was the perfect moment to make an entrance."

My eyes narrowed. "You said it was a brilliant idea."

"I think lots of things are brilliant ideas. Like nuclear weapons, zero-calorie soft drinks, and blue jean vests," he replied. "That doesn't mean we should nuke people, or that diet drinks taste good, or that you should run out to the local Walmart and buy a jean vest. You people shouldn't always listen to me."

My eyes rolled so hard they almost fell out of the back of my head. "Well, what else were we supposed to do? If Daemon and the others hadn't exposed themselves, we would've been captured."

Neither of the guys replied, but the unspoken words hung between us. If we'd been captured, it would've sucked donkey butt and then some, but Paris, Ash, and Andrew would probably still be alive. So would the innocent humans who had lost their lives when everything went to crap.

But there was nothing we could do about that now. Time could be frozen for short periods, but no one could go back and change things. What was done was done, and Daemon had made that decision to protect all of us. I'd be damned if anyone threw him under the spaceship.

"You look exhausted," commented Archer, and it took a moment for me to realize he was talking to me.

Luc turned those unnerving eyes on me. "Actually, you look like crap."

Gee. Thanks.

Archer ignored him. "I think you should try to sleep. Just for a little while. If anything happens, we will get you."

"No." I shook my head just in case my verbal cue wasn't enough. "I'm fine." The truth was I was far from being fine. I was probably one step away from going to that dark corner in the room and rocking back and forth, but I couldn't break down, and I couldn't sleep. Not when Daemon was out there somewhere, and not when the whole world was on the verge of ... hell, turning into a dystopia, like one of those novels I used to read.

Sigh. Books. I missed them.

Archer frowned, and it turned his handsome face a little scary, but before he could lay into me, Luc pushed off of the doorway and spoke. "I think she needs to go talk to Beth, actually."

Surprised, I glanced at the stairwell in the hall outside the room. The last I checked, the girl had been sleeping. That was all Beth seemed to do. I was almost envious of her ability to sleep all of this away.

"Why?" I asked. "Is she awake?"

Luc ambled into the living room. "I think you two need some girl-talk time."

My shoulders slumped as I sighed. "Luc, I really don't think this is the time for girl bonding."

"It isn't?" He dropped onto the couch beside Archer and kicked his feet up on the coffee table. "What else are you doing besides staring out the window and trying to sneak past us so you can go off into the woods, look for Daemon, and probably get eaten by a mountain lion?"

Anger punched through me as I flipped my long ponytail over my shoulder. "First off, I wouldn't get eaten by a mountain lion. Second, at least I'd be trying to do something other than sitting on my ass."

Archer sighed.

But Luc just smiled brightly up at me. "Are we going to have this argument again?" He glanced at a stone-faced Archer. "Because I like it when you two get into it. It's like watching a mom and dad have a marital disagreement. I feel like I need to go hide in a bedroom or something to make it more authentic. Maybe slam a door shut or —"

"Shut up, Luc," Archer growled, and then he turned his glare on me. "We've been down this road more times than I care to even think about. Going after them isn't smart. There will be too many of them, and we don't know if —"

"Daemon is not one of them!" I shouted, jumping to my feet and breathing heavily. "He hasn't joined them. Neither would Dee or Dawson. I don't know what's going on." My voice cracked, and a swell of emotion rose in my throat. "But they wouldn't do that. He wouldn't."

Archer leaned forward, eyes glittering. "You don't know that. We don't."

"You just said they'd be back!" I fired at him.

He didn't say anything as he cast his gaze back to the TV, and that told me what I already knew deep down. Archer didn't expect Daemon or any of them to come back.

Clamping my lips together, I shook my head so fast my ponytail turned into a whip. I turned away, stalking toward the doorway before we did get knee-deep in this argument again.

"Where are you going?" asked Archer.

I resisted the urge to flip him off. "I'm going to have girl talk with Beth, apparently."

"Sounds like a plan," commented Luc.

Ignoring him, I rounded the stairs and all but stomped up them. I hated sitting around and doing nothing. I hated that every time I opened that front door, Luc or Archer was there to stop me. And what I hated most of all was the fact that they could stop me.

I might be a hybrid, mutated with all that special Luxen goodness, but they were Origins, and they could kick my butt from here to California if it came down to it.

The upstairs was quiet and dark, and I didn't like being here. Wasn't sure why, but the tiny hairs on the back of my neck rose every time I came up here and walked down the long, narrow hall.

Beth and Dawson had commandeered the last bedroom on the right the first night here, and that's where Beth had holed herself up since he ... since he left. I didn't know the girl well, but I knew she'd been through a lot when she was under the control of Daedalus, and I also didn't believe that she was the most stable of all hybrids out there, but that wasn't her fault. And I hated to admit this, but sometimes, she kind of freaked me out.

Stopping in front of the door, I rapped my knuckles on it instead of busting up into the room.

"Yes?" came the thin and reedy voice.

I winced as I pushed open the door. Beth sounded terrible, and when I got an eyeful of her, she looked just as bad. Sitting up against the headboard with a mountain of blankets piled around her, she had dark circles under her eyes. Her pale, waiflike features were sharp, and her hair was an unwashed, tangled mess. I tried not to breathe too deeply, because the room smelled of vomit and sweat.

I halted at the bed, shocked to my core. "Are you sick?"

Her unfocused gaze drifted away from me, landing on the door to the adjoined bathroom. It didn't make sense. Hybrids — we couldn't get sick. Not the common cold or the most dangerous cancer. Like the Luxen, we were immune to everything out there in terms of disease, but Beth? Yeah, she wasn't looking too good.

A great sense of unease blossomed in my belly, stiffening my muscles. "Beth?"

Her watery stare finally drifted back to me. "Is Dawson back yet?"

My heart turned over heavily, almost painfully. The two of them had been through so much, more than Daemon and I had, and this ... God, this wasn't fair. "No, he's not back yet, but you? You look sick."

She raised a slim, pale hand to her throat as she swallowed. "I'm not feeling very well."

I didn't know what level of bad this was, and I was almost afraid to find out. "What's wrong?"

One shoulder rose, and it looked like it had taken great effort. "You shouldn't be worried," she said, voice low as she picked at the hem of a blanket. "It's not a big deal. I'll be okay once Dawson comes back." Her gaze floated off again, and as she dropped the edge of the blanket, she reached down, put her hand over her blanket-covered belly, and said, "We'll be okay once Dawson comes back."

"We'll be ...?" I trailed off as my eyes widened. My jaw came unhinged and dropped as I gaped at her.

I stared at where her hand was and watched in dawning horror as she rubbed her belly in slow, steady circles.

Oh no. Oh, hell to the no to the tenth power.

I started forward and then stopped. "Beth, are you ... are you pregnant?"

She tipped her head back against the wall and squeezed her eyes shut. "We should've been more careful."


(Continues...)

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Meet the Author

Bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout lives in West Virginia. When she’s not hard at work writing, she spends her time reading, working out, watching zombie movies, and pretending to write. She shares her home with her husband, his K-9 partner named Diesel, and her hyper Jack Russell Loki. Jennifer writes Young Adult Contemporary, Urban Fantasy/Paranormal, and Romance. She writes New Adult and Adult Romance under the pen name J.Lynn.

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Opposition (Lux #5) 4.8 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 94 reviews.
Cupcakegirly More than 1 year ago
Hide ya kids, hide ya wives and hide ya laptops because everybody's favorite Glow Worm is back, and he's ready for war. OPPOSITION has all of the suspense, thrills and face-fanning romance we've come to expect from Jennifer L. Armentrout and her hot aliens, and she delivers a fantastic ending to the Lux series! When I got to the end, I wanted to go back to the beginning and do it all over again starting with OBSIDIAN. I'm sad to say to goodbye to these characters, but it's been a great ride. And I'll never look at West Virginians the same way again. ;)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This series ends really well. Definitely a favorite series of mine. And I'll have all five books signed and personalized, which is really great! I see JLA at the Baltimore Book Festival in September, and this festival is every year, so that's kind of nice. ANYWAY. I'm being vague about this book on purpose. I really liked how everything came full circle in this book. Even the ending is connected to the beginning of this series - you'll know exactly what I mean, when you read this book. But everything, everything is so perfectly done. Like, in the first three books, you wonder what Luc is. In books four and five, you get to know exactly what he is. JLA connects Obsession, her adult book in the Lux world, to this series. Daemon has a cameo in Obsession, but we see some familiar Arum in this final book (as one would expected, after Obsession, Origin, etc., in which Luc told Daemon not to make enemies with Hunter, and Luc extracted a promise of a favor from Hunter. Like duhhh, I expected some reappearances. It’s always bittersweet to read the final book in a series, and I always begin reading with a mix of excitement and trepidation. And with a much-loved series like Lux, I desperately hoped it to would meet every expectation. I’m happy to say that Jennifer Armentrout has once again proven she can end a series phenomenally. Opposition delivers an epic finale that had my heart racing, tears threatening to spill, and ultimately, me grinning widely. I loved it. Fans of the series will relish in the action, humor and romance and I promise you’ll be on a happy high by its heartfelt end. I love that we were able to see and experience how much Daemon and Katy love each other in this book, but those passionate moments are also tempered by their one-of-a-kind banter… that sexy wit that makes it all so them, so true to who they are.        
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a wonderful conclusion to a beautifull and well written story. I can't describe how exceptionally crafted and scripted this entire trip with Kat and Dameon turned out to be. Incredible author that, without a doubt, knows how to bring her story to a bittersweet, but heartwarming finale!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this whole series! Was very happy with this last book! Thank you Jennifer Armentrout for not disappointing me! Its bittersweet because I have loved this series and Im very sad its over! Time to read it again!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have such mixed emotions. I can't believe the series is over. I don't want it to end, but what a way to go out. This book has all the excitement, all the feels, and all the DAEMON you can ask for. It's a crazy bumpy ride from the first page. I couldn't put it down. I laughed, I cried, and I freaked out many times until the very last line. If you love this series, you will love the ending. Only I wish this wasn't the end. Knowing that Katy and Daemon won't be coming back is heart breaking. But then again...there are always re-reads. Thanks Jennifer Armentrout for such a wild ride!
Alyssa75 More than 1 year ago
***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog*** Opposition by Jennifer L. Armentrout Book Five of the Lux series Publisher: Entangled Teen Publication Date: August 5, 2014 Rating: 4 stars Source: Paperback copy bought Summary (from Goodreads): 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. What I Liked: Spoiler-free review! In terms of Opposition. There may be spoilers for books one through four. Ooo, what a great conclusion novel! I have to admit, I wasn't a fan of having to wait for two more books, when Jen announced that there would be two more books after Opal. However, I can't imagine this series ending with Opal. Everything comes full circle in this book. There would be no mention of the Origins, no explanation of what Luc is, no inclusion of Hunter and Serena from Obsession, if two more books hadn't been added to this series. For once, I'm immensely grateful for the addition of more books to a series. This book does not start at all how I expected it to start. At the end of Origin, hundreds of Luxen were landing on Earth, coming to investigate the state of affairs. Daemon, Dawson, and Dee leave Archer, Luc, Beth, and Katy at the cabin. When Archer and Katy leave the cabin to run an errand, they are ambushed by Luxen. Archer gets away... but Katy doesn't. Dawson hits her with a blast of Source. Dawson. When Katy comes to, she finds that Dee hates her, and Daemon acts like he doesn't love her, just wants her physically. It's a sham, but Katy doesn't know that. So this book starts really weirdly. I couldn't get into things... not until Daemon cracks the facade, when someone touches Katy. Katy, Daemon, and Dawson escape, but Dee is still under the Luxen thrall, and will not leave. Katy and the gang must find a way to stop the non-peaceful Luxen from killing everyone, and to stop the humans (like Husher) from destroying everything. Like I said before, I really liked how everything came full circle in this book. Even the ending is connected to the beginning of this series - you'll know exactly what I mean, when you read this book. But everything, everything is so perfectly done. Like, in the first three books, you wonder what Luc is. In books four and five, you get to know exactly what he is. JLA connects Obsession, her adult book in the Lux world, to this series. Daemon has a cameo in Obsession, but we see some familiar Arum in this final book (as one would expected, after Obsession, Origin, etc., in which Luc told Daemon not to make enemies with Hunter, and Luc extracted a promise of a favor from Hunter. Like duhhh, I expected some reappearances. Katy and Daemon are so solid, in terms of their characters/personalities, and in their relationship. Even after the beginning of this book, in which Daemon had to deceive Katy in order to keep the nature of their relationship (and her) safe, Katy knew in the back of her head that it couldn't be true. I love the depth of their relationship, their trust, their interdependence. Five books is a long time to solidify and cement a relationship. JLA is a master at crafting relationships as strong and as deep as Katy and Daemon's. I REFUSE TO BE SPECIFIC. In terms of anything (unless I've already said it). But the plot is great, in this book! You look at the page count and see 500 pages, you get scared, eh? Thinking that it's another one of those epic conclusion novels that are killer, in terms of length. Authors like to fit two books into one conclusion novel, which is actually really annoying. WELL. JLA is awesome, because the ACTUAL Opposition book is like, 350 pages (a little less, I believe). Shadows is in the back of this book. So don't worry too much! The actual fifth book is a "regular" length novel. Basically... this book ends really well. This series ends really well. Definitely a favorite series of mine. And I'll have all five books signed and personalized, which is really great! I see JLA at the Baltimore Book Festival in September, and this festival is every year, so that's kind of nice. ANYWAY. I'm being vague about this book on purpose. No spoilers! What I Did Not Like: I can't think of anything too specific to mention here... it's a really great ending to an awesome series! Would I Recommend It: If you've read any number of books in this series, definitely keep going. Obsidian was my favorite, but each of the successive books were excellent. 4 stars was the lowest rating I gave any book in this series - and that's rare, especially for a five-book series! Also, this is a great series to binge-read! Rating: 4 stars. This series ending wasn't too bittersweet! The ending isn't wrapped up with a pretty bow, but it ends very well. Death and life are welcome in this conclusion novel, and I love how JLA weaves the two into the story. An excellent series, JLA!
Kristas_Dust_Jacket More than 1 year ago
First he said he didn't want to have anything to do with her. Later, he said he would burn the world down to save her. The ride has been bumpy and scary and heartbreaking and sweet. Through it all, Daemon and Katy have had this incredible relationship that hasn't always been easy. Hell, sometimes, it's been absolutely deadly. But, their connection and dedication to one another has kept thousands of fans clinging to the edge of their seats, wondering what was going to happen to them next. The edge of my seat is where I spent most of my time reading Opposition. The Luxen have come to Earth, and they are pissed. They are ready for a take-over, and they want all hands on deck. That means Daemon, Dawson and Dee, much to Katy's surprise. But, Katy won't let the Luxen destroy all she has built with Daemon. She won't go down without a fight either. And, a fight is what is coming. This is it. The Lux series has come to an end with Opposition. This book was a pretty incredible ending to a pretty incredible series. I remember where I was when I first heard about Obsidian. The cover had just been redesigned and was getting ready for re-release. My bestie Jen from At Random met me for lunch and told me about Jennifer Armentrout and a giveaway she was having in honor of the redesign. I was all, "A book about aliens in high school? Yeeeeah. I'll give it a try Jen. Suuuuure." A year and a half later, I was waiting on pins and needles for the final book to be released to see how Daemon's and Katy's story ended. To be honest, I stayed on pins and needles through most of Opposition. It was a stressful book, to be sure. For awhile, you weren't quite sure which side Daemon, Dawson and Dee had landed on. I knew, though, that there's no way Daemon and Katy could stay apart. They will always find a way back to each other. "Kat... I broke every rule of my kind to heal you and keep you with me...I've killed for you. Did you think I'd forget what you mean to me? That anything in this world - in any world - would be stronger than my love for you?" Opposition was completely action packed from the very beginning through the very end. Aliens have literally invaded Earth. Everything you think that entails happens. Murder. Mayhem. Anarchy. It's scary and crazy and I LOVE that Jennifer Armentrout pulled no punches with this finale. I also love that we see lots of friends from other Lux books - including her adult companion, Obsession. Yes, Hunter and Serena are in this one, as are Hunter's brothers. It was fun seeing him again and watching he and Daemon interact - you know, seeing as how they're mortal enemies and all. Despite the very serious overtone of Opposition, Jennifer's trademark snarky language and witty banter are still there. Daemon and Katy still have those toe-curling moments that make you swoon. It's not all doom and gloom, and thank goodness for that. This was the send-off that this amazing series needed. It's all there - action, romance, and an incredible ending that makes everything - EVERYTHING - totally worth it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've just finished rereading the first 4 books getting ready for this one. The FINAL, LAST book. Give me a second to rock in the cornor and cry. My Glowworm is not going to go all Litebrite anymore. Thank goodness I own these books so that I can be with Daemon and Katy anytime I want! Such a great ending. Everyone had their place but it still leaves the door open for more Arum, more Luc, and more Origins. I am so glad that Katy handled herself like the brave badass we have all grown to love. Great series. Great laugh out loud moments. Great crying & wth moments. If you haven't read this series, stop what you are doing and go fall in love with our favorite aliens.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Noooo it's all over!!! As always Jennifer L. Armentrout doesn't disappoint with finishing a series. I cried when I finished the book, I'm losing Katy and Daemon it feels like. I loved loved loved this series!!!! Thank you for another AMAZING ending!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm still not emotionally stable after finishing this book. I love Katy and Daemon SO MUCH. I'm not ready to let them go. Jennifer did a great job ending out the series in my opinion. I wasn't too crazy about the actual line that the book ended with, but the way things resolved left me feeling mostly satisfied. I JUST WANT MORE OF KATY AND DAEMON AND THEIR PERFECT CHEMISTRY AND UGHHHHH!!!!!
Barb-TRC More than 1 year ago
Opposition by Jennifer L. Armentrout is the 5th and final book in her wonderful Lux series. Let me start off by saying I have so much respect for Jennifer Armentrout, as a writer, and for giving us such wonderful exciting and befitting end to the Lux series. When we last left off in Origin, the Luxens had arrived in full force, and Daemon, Dawson and Dee disappeared seemingly to join with the Luxens. At the start of Opposition, Katy waits by the window praying for them to return. Beth is pregnant and only Archer and Luc are there with Katy. With the world being attacked, they needed to stay inside to be safe. But Katy is never one to listen, and she and Archer go out to find some things to help Beth. Of course, Katy is eventually captured, and wakes up surrounded by Luxens. To her shock, she sees a distant Daemon standing by the Luxen leader, as they plan the destruction of the human race, including the hybrids (which she now is). Dee is also mean and unfriendly to Katy. Has Daemon, Dee and Dawson changed, betraying them? Since I do not want to give spoilers, what follows is an incredibly thrilling action packed story from start to finish. This is a war, and the Luxens, with help from traitors are winning this battle. With nowhere to go, and hope slowly evaporating, they must turn to an enemy for an unlikely truce. I loved when Katy, losing her temper, angrily goes into a tirade; since the beginning of time, there have always been differences, & hate throughout the world. But when there is a common enemy they will join hands; when all is said and done, then they can go back to being enemies. Katy has grown so much in this series, and in Opposition, she turned into a kick-asses heroine. Perfect for our Daemon. I loved that Jennifer gave us a glimpse of Hunter again. Very cool. The Lux series may be considered YA, but make no mistake, this series is a wonderful read for everyone. Jennifer Armentrout not only gives us a believable story of aliens living as humans in our world, but she has given us a fabulous young couple, whom we spent the entire series totally invested in what happens to them. Armentrout also gives us such wonderful secondary that we can worry, cry, or laugh with. Daemon & Katy were one of the best young couples in any YA or NA world, as they were so perfect together, not to mention totally hot. Ohhhh we will miss our Daemon. Again, I must say that when I was anticipating reading Opposition, I was worried. After what happened in another series that I loved by another author, I was scared what will happen here. But thank you thank you, Jennifer, you have made me so happy. Opposition had such an awesome ending that allowed us to be happily content to move on. That’s not to say that I hope one day, when she is not buried with all the books she writes, she can write a novella giving us an update to the lives of Daemon, Katy, and all their friends who survived this epic adventure. Bravo Jennifer! This was a fantastic ride, and Opposition was a classic thriller, with an epic ending.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely love all of jennifer l armentrouts books. Ive read almost every single one and a few of her adult books. This is my favorite series that ive ever read and i pretty much read as much as i sleep, no joke. This book was amazing. I am obsessed with how she put hunter and serena in it from her adult book from an arum point of view Obsession. The epilogue was AMAZING. I was smiling so much the whole time and in tears at the end because it was just so meaningful and perfect with all the characters and a happy ending. I loved how some of the things she wrote were reminders of the earlier books like the whole note thing at the end of the epilogue bc we never did find outwhat that said and the -I like a challenge- so do i daemon, so do i- thing. And dawson and beths baby is named ashley!!!! I loved that so much. Oh my god. Basically this book and this whole series is absolutely amazing. I LOVE YOU JENNIFER L ARMENTROUT!!
Amber318-TheBookBratz More than 1 year ago
Well, this is it. Katy and Daemon's story has come to and end. I am not sure how I feel about that though. I just stared at my book for a few minutes with my "What do I do with my life now?" look.  This review is hard to write because I don't want to spoil anything (I seem to have a habit of that though) So I am going to make a few comments and end it.  I am not sure what I expect of Opposition. But I am more then happy with everything that happened and how it turned out. I love the duo point of view, maybe just because I like Daemon's wise ass comments, but I like it.  Opposition was an emotional roller coaster, my feels haven't been hit that hard in a while.  Katy and Daemon scenes .... Whoa. Daemon's mind it just .... I think we all know what I am talking about.  Tons of action, it kept me on the edge of my seat and wanting so much more.... So much betrayal. So many unlikely allies.  The epilogue was perfect, I was laughing and crying at the same time.  A very awesome conclusion for a very awesome book series!  I also want to bring up the cover for a minute, I saw that a lot of people dislike this cover. I agree and disagree this cover goes with Beginnings (Books 1 and 2) and Consequences (Books 3 & 4) so I like how they match. But I see the point, on how the cover doesn't match the rest of the individual books. But either way as long as Pepe Thoth is on the cover I am going to be very happy. 
Anonymous 10 months ago
I wish there was more this is such a very great book I couldn't put it down read all 5 within less than a month I wonder if Kate and Damon have a little one too and what happens and what about the wedding I don't know if you just stop so I'm more please more :):):):)
Anonymous 11 months ago
I loved the book.
terferj 12 months ago
4.5 stars I can’t believe it’s over! I thought it ended very well and a happy ending for the most part. This book had a lot of fighting, a lot of steamy moments, a lot of smart-assery, a lot of death (especially one that was close to them), sworn enemies working together, and some close calls. I found the story to be exciting and engaging but I felt there was too much sexy time? Normally I love it to be in there but I felt at times it was unnecessary and took away from the storyline a little. Other than that, I liked what they had to do to win and how they achieved it. The characters are still amazing as always. Daemon swoon worthy and Katy was a total badass. Now I just need to get my hands on Oblivion!
LUVTHYJAZZ More than 1 year ago
I am not one who reads YA, aliens or romance novels. However the first book was free so I thought, eh, why not. I am so glad I did. I couldn't put this series down and eagerly snatched up all of them. The characters are awesome (loved Daemon, Kat and Archer) wish human men where this hot. The author sucks you into their lives and doesn't let go. The story line was well written, the books fast paced. I wanted her to delve more into some of the other characters that where presented, but with the pace of the books, I can see why that would've been difficult. I have read many long series of books that I just wish would die and get it over with, but was so committed I had to finish them. This is a series that I would've followed forever. So many characters that could continue it. Hats off to this author. I thoroughly enjoyed this series, and will be looking into some of her other books. Sorry I didn't give you guys any inside scoops here, but I hate spoilers! Buy the books, you won't be disappointed. And if you are, well then you have no imagination.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
AWESOME!!!!!!!
bouncyberthaCR More than 1 year ago
5 - "Together..." "Always." Stars! An outstanding end to one of my favourite series. "All we're missing are the zombies." It had everything! What. A. Ride. Daemon Black ~ "People do say I'm special." Not to mention unforgettable. I am sad it's the end, but the author gave this series and it's characters everything they deserved and then some.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
book series I've read Best (read 5 times).
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Loved the whole series!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love all of her books. They're the best!