December 06, 2014

Review ~ Lux: Consequences (Opal and Origin) by Jennifer L. Armentrout


After everything, I’m no longer the same Katy. I’m different…and I’m not sure what that will mean in the end. When each step we take in discovering the truth puts us in the path of the secret organization responsible for torturing and testing hybrids, the more I realize there is no end to what I’m capable of. The death of someone close still lingers, help comes from the most unlikely source, and friends will become the deadliest enemies, but we won’t turn back. Even if the outcome will shatter our worlds forever.

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. 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?

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Sweet baby aliens in the whole Luxen world, this book felt like a rollercoaster of emotions! I cannot decide which are dominating while I was reading, the negative ones or the positive ones. No matter, though, I still like it in the end.

Things get a little more interesting here in Opal, but some decisions they’ve made get a little more stupider, too. Still, I like this because the climax is in line with the rising action. Surprisingly, I did not care that the book is a little predictable. For each telling sign, I actually anticipated what comes next more.

There are times when I’d feel a strong sense of déjà vu from Twilight, and I cannot decide if I love it or not. One thing is for sure: Katy gets a little irritating at most of these déjà vu moments. 

The only thing I hate about this book is their carelessness…AGAIN. I do not understand how they could let themselves be played by the DOD. Seriously, in Onxy I thought they already know that implants are everywhere, and most often than not those implants are not just one person. It’s like they didn’t even acknowledge Katy’s discovery in Onyx about the DOD and for how long they have been watching. I cannot count the times I have wanted to shout at these characters for their carelessness.

The ending—oh, garsh, I thought the ending was going to be the end of my bookworm self. I mean, REALLY? YOU ENDED IT RIGHT THERE, Ms. Armentrout?! That ending chopped my heart in little pieces. WHERE IS THE JUSTICE?

I am so glad Origin is just right here, else there may have been casualties in my haste to get to the next book.


I’ll burn the world down to save her.

*scans the book and sees dual POV* A DAEMON POV! *fan girl dance*

*after reading everything* Oh. Okay. It’s not that special, but it’s good.

My problem with a dual POV story is the sound of the “voices” of the narrators. The tendency is they’ll sound the same, and most often than not the male POV starts sounding like a girl, which is not appealing to me at all. Now, Daemon’s POV doesn’t sound girly, but it didn’t come off as very masculine either. So I’m undecided about how I like his POV.

Origin felt like a whole new world, but at the same time it felt the same. A lot of things have happened, and Origin feels a lot like the “game changer” for the series. Things have become more twisted and a lot of things are being revealed, and all of them made me want to pull my hair out in frustration, annoyance and sometimes impatience.

I don’t know how else to put my feelings in words, but let me just say that Origin is full of surprises, both good and bad ones. The way it’s written made it easy to sympathize with the characters. This book carries a lot of information that will force your brain into info overload, contains a dose of betrayal from the one person you might never have expected, and an action-packed climax that will leave you grieving unexpectedly.

Hats off for JLA. 

~ Zee


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