Review: Lux Series 1-4 by Jennifer L. Armentrout

The Maze Runner by James DashnerObsidian, Onyx, Opal, Origin

Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout

Series: Lux #1-4

Genre: Young Adult Sci Fi

Publisher: Entangled Teen | May 8, 2012  August 14, 2012  December 11, 2012  August 27, 2013

Pages:  335, 366, 382, 364

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Synopsis (from book 1 Obsidian):

Starting over sucks.

When we moved to West Virginia right before my senior year, I’d pretty much resigned myself to thick accents, dodgy internet access, and a whole lot of boring… until I spotted my hot neighbor, with his looming height and eerie green eyes. Things were looking up.

And then he opened his mouth.

Daemon is infuriating. Arrogant. Stab-worthy. We do not get along. At all. But when a stranger attacks me and Daemon literally freezes time with a wave of his hand, well, something… unexpected happens.

The hot alien living next door marks me.

You heard me. Alien. Turns out Daemon and his sister have a galaxy of enemies wanting to steal their abilities, and Daemon’s touch has me lit up like the Vegas Strip. The only way I’m getting out of this alive is by sticking close to Daemon until my alien mojo fades.

If I don’t kill him first, that is.

“I understood books. I did not understand boys—especially alien boys.”

So, what’s it about ~ This series is not your normal series. In fact, it’s kinda your extraterristial type series. Before you get ahead of yourself, it’s not about the green wrinkly weird shaped head sort of aliens. These aliens are what you call Luxen. They came down to Earth and live as regular humans. They glow really bright in their true form and can manipulate stuff kind of like Magneto from X-Men. Anyways, girl moves in next to family of aliens and you can guess what happens next or, you know, just read the books.

The Characters ~ Katy Swartz is like your average young adult heroine. She moves to small town, notices something’s a little off, meets Daemon Black, almost dies, and finds out that humans aren’t the only beings to walk this planet. On the surface, it looks like Katy is like all those YA girls. But actually she’s not. One huge difference is that she meets Daemon Black. Another reason is that she’s a book blogger. I love this about Katy! She obsesses over books and writes posts, even does some vlogging (with Daemon too)! But seriously, I love Katy! She has a sense of humor, cares deeply for the ones she loves, and is just a great character to read about.

Daemon Black is a douche. Err, well he was. Still is actually but in Obsidian he was definitely on the high end of the scale of douchebaggery. As the books progress, you really see that Daemon is a sweet, caring guy, and he’s also totally HOT. Like capital freaking letters HOT. Picture green eyes, black hair, a wicked smile…and mouth, literally and figuratively. Suffice it to say, Daemon is soo on my top list of book boyfriends. Especially after reading Origin, specifically all the sweet and swoon worthy things he says and does for Katy.

Wait, what?? ~ Blake. Hate the guy, ’nuff said.

Buzz worthy mentions ~ Aliens, mutations, the government, Area 51, freaky (and awesome) alien children

The Buzz

I love this series. The Lux series is for sure one of my all time top favorite! The action is intense and twists and surprises are thrown at you in every book, along with some seriously funny laugh out loud moments. I love Katy and Daemon’s relationship. They truly would and have proven that they’d do anything for each other. I also love how Jennifer threw in a ton of pop culture references. I loved the Gremlins, Magneto, Omen, E.T., and Sweet Evil references! Those were da bomb. If you like aliens, a strong romance, lots of action and Sci Fi, then these books are for you. Seriously, what are you waiting for?! Go get these books now and crack open Obsidian!




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