Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Rating: 5/5 ★★★★★
Release Date: August 5th, 2014
Type: eBook - NOOK
Genre: SciFi, Fantasy, Romance, Suspense, YA
Pages: 267 (500+ in the physical copy)
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. [From Goodreads (x)]
I'm probably a tad bit biased simply because Jennifer L. Armentrout is one of my absolute favorite authors but she honestly knows how to end a series. I don't have a single bad thing to say about this book. It was everything I had hoped for and expected and even more. She wrapped up each and every plot so nicely and while I usually feel that certain things are lost in a series ending book because a lot has to happen in them there wasn't anything lost in this one for me.
For those that have read the other books in the Lux series you know that the previous book ended in a cliffhanger with the Luxen invading. Well this one starts just a bit after that, with Daemon, Dee, and Dawson gone because they've run off with the invading Luxen. It starts a bit confusing because you're trying to find out why they ran off with them but you find out pretty early on why and then the action starts. A lot happens in this book, so much so that I was awed by the amount of things the author had going on. It had me worrying pretty early on that there was no way everything was going to wrap up in a nice little package by the time it ended and that I was going to be left with questions, plot holes, and overall a sense of disappointment and wanting more. However, I felt none of that. But then again I should have expected nothing less from JLA since I've read many of her other books and have always been left with that conclusiveness at the end of each one, including this one now.
If you haven't gotten to the last book in the Lux series I can honestly say you're going to love how it ends. This series took me on one wild ride full of action, suspense, mystery, romance, and even heartbreak. Everything I love in a book and series. And while it was very heavily focused on romance in the beginning that's definitely not the complete focus in this book or even as the series progressed up to this book. However if you're someone who doesn't like something with a very romance heavy plot they might not be for you because it's always there even if it's not the complete focus. If you are though then that is the icing on the cake for these books, you'll love them.
I'm having a bit of trouble gathering my thoughts having just finished the book twenty or so minutes ago so this review is a bit shorter than normal and probably a bit lacking because I don't want to spoil a single bit of it for anyone who hasn't read it. I will say this though, it was an amazing end to an amazing series and once again Jennifer L. Armentrout has left me speechless with her writing and her ability to go out with a bang, wrap up everything nicely for her readers, and leave them with a bittersweetness over it having ended but satisfied and how it did.
About The Author:
#1 New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Jennifer L. Armentrout lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. When she's not hard at work writing, she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell, Loki,
Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She also writes adult and new adult romance under the name J. Lynn.
You can visit her online at http://www.jenniferarmentrout.com/
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