Now while the over may have thrown some of you off (me included), the writing and all that we love about the brilliant Jennifer L. Armentrout, was evident throughout the book.
I think I have to address the cover first. JLA said that the cover 'NEEDED' to be different and I, and I'm sure a whole lot of you, was like 'I don't care. I want it to match the others. Now it looks out-of-place on my shelf.' Having read the incredible book, I have to agree with what JLA said. it did need to be different. This book is not like the others because it is so different, it - I feel - was the pivotal moment in all of their lives. The cover is almost symbolic of the drastic change which comes in the book, and will come in the last one.
Daemon was his all arrogant, swoonworthy self in this book, but because the book is in dual POV's we get a better understanding as to his thoughts and ways of processing the crap (please insert whatever word you think you should. I won't be offended I promise) he has to deal with on an almost daily occasion. He truly excelled in my eyes, just because of the lengths he went to, to save the one he truly love. There is a moment in the book about 3/4 of the way in (I know I'm being evil, but i don't want to ruin the surprise) where I just fell in love with him all over again, serious swoonworthy material. I'll give you a little snippet, but be warned, if you read the book, your heart may just explode from all the swooning.
There’re one hundred and sixty-eight hours in a week. Around eighty-seven hundred and then some hours in a year, and you know what?”Katy want through some serious crap (again replace the word as you feel is necessary) in this book but I feel like she grew into her skin. She showed some of the most admirable characteristic we all expect from ourselves and those around us, bravery, selflessness, intelligence, sensitivity and most of all she loved Daemon unconditionally. I just had to throw that in there because I LOVE HIM, and I love him even more in this book. Here is a quote from Katy...
She smiled. “What?”
“I want to spend every second, every minute, every hour with you.” Part of me couldn’t believe something that cheesy had come out of my mouth, but it was also so beautifully true. “I want a year’s worth of seconds and minutes with you. I want a decade’s worth of hours, so many that I can’t add them up.”
Giving in and letting them do what they wanted hadn’t seemed like an option in the beginning. At first the pain was worth it, because I’d be damned if I was going to make this easy for them.We meet some new characters in this book and some returning ones. One new characters in particular, Archer. I don't want to give out any spoilers, but I will say, just hold tight on your judgement of him. He may just surprise you.
I give this 4/5 stars. I just feel like it was left a lot of unanswered question, which I hope I will be getting the answers to in the next one. Be warned, the ending, like the last one may just give you an aneurysm. Just sayin'.
Oh and you may feel like punching someone, so stay away from people or sit next to someone you hate. (just kidding, or maybe not...)
Go out and buy this. I promise it will not disappoint.
Book 1: Obsidian Lux #1
Book 2: Onyx Lux #2
Book 3: Opal Lux #3
Book 4: Origin Lux #4