Hot Male Aliens POV: Oblivion

Review: Oblivion by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Title: Oblivion
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Pages: 350
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Publish Date: December 1, 2015
Genre: YA, Sci-fi, Paranormal

Synopsis: Experience the epic love story of OBSIDIAN as told by its hero, Daemon Black…
I knew the moment Katy Swartz moved in next door, there was going to be trouble. Lots of it.

And trouble’s the last thing I need, since I’m not exactly from around here. My people arrived on Earth from Lux, a planet thirteen billion light years away. Plus, if there’s one thing I know, it’s that humans can’t be trusted. We scare them. We can do things they only dream about, and honestly, we make them look weak as hell. ‘Cuz they are.

But Kat is getting to me in ways no one else has, and I can't stop myself from wanting her—or wanting to use my powers to protect her. She makes me weak, and I’m the strongest of our kind, tasked with protecting us all. So this one simple girl…she can mean the end for us. Because the Luxen have an even bigger enemy—the Arum, and I need to stay on my game.

Falling for Katy—a human—won't just place her in danger. It could get us all killed, and that’s one thing I’ll never let happen...

To start off with I’d like to say that the Oblivion review will not be done in the standard review format. I’ve read the Lux series over and over again, I think everyone knows my stance on the characters and such. This review is just going to be a play by play of my thoughts.

Oblivion was my Black Friday gift to myself. I was at the mall Friday night and decided to stop by Barnes & Noble. I wasn’t going to buy anything, I was just going to browse. I made it about halfway through the teen section (which was moved again so thanks) when I noticed it. Now, Oblivion was not supposed to be out until December 1 so I was not expecting to see it in the middle of the shelf. I squealed. It was a nice surprise. I picked it up and did not put it down until I finished it.

The beginning was a bit choppy. I was used to reading these books in Katy’s POV so it took a while to get adjusted to Daemon. Let’s just say that he’s a bigger creeper than I thought. You’ll see that throughout Oblivion. Daemon’s a giant stalker. He’s always everywhere. It was kind of funny.

I loved seeing into Daemon’s mind. It was glorious to see what he was thinking after reading five novels from his girlfriend’s POV. I loved getting into his head. It was interesting to see his feelings for Kat when they first met. I always thought that he hated her (he sure acted like he did) but actually he didn’t. He just couldn’t express his feelings. It was cute.

The dialogue was familiar which slowed me down a bit. I’ve read Obsidian about eight times so I knew these words, hearing them from Daemon gives you a totally different feel. I can’t imagine how hard it was for Armentrout to write this. She already wrote what happened, so she had to hop into another mind and write it from their perspective. Only a great author can accomplish that, and Armentrout proves once again that she is great.

There were quite a few interesting parts of Oblivion. I was really looking forward to the Homecoming scene to see Daemon’s thoughts on Simon (which was great) and the lunch scene with Ash (which was hilarious). Also, the makeout scene which I’ll let you read for yourself. Oblivion was everything I expected and more.

I feel like I got to know Andrew and Adam more. When Daemon wasn’t stalking Kat (which was rare) he was hanging out with them. It was a nice break from all the drama. I didn’t really like Andrew or Adam, but now I kind of do. Andrew’s funny. Also, I loved the added scenes to previously seen scenes. (That sentence sounds weird.) You got like bonus scenes that Katy wasn’t apart of. It was great.

I loved Oblivion. Armentrout just can’t let me rest and deal with all of my Daemon feels. I was laughing at the pages a lot. It was so cute. It was a page-turner and it kept me up all night. I can’t believe the Daemon invasion is over :( Now onto the digital copy of Oblivion which contains Daemon’s POV of Onyx and Opal along with Obsidian. I might get it for Christmas.

What are your opinions on male POVs for a popular book? At B&N I saw Grey which is 50 Shades in Christian’s POV. Do you like them? Do you hate them? Let me know in the comments!

About the Author

# 1 New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Jennifer L. Armentrout Lives in West Virginia.

All the rumors you heard about her state aren’t true.

Well, mostly. When she's not hard at work writing, she spends her time, reading, working out, watching zombie movies, and pretending to write.
She is the author of the Covenant Series (Spencer Hill Press), the Lux Series (Entangled Teen), Don't Look Back (Disney/Hyperion) and a yet untitled novel (Disney/Hyperion), and new YA paranormal series with Harlequin Teen.

Jennifer also writes New Adult and Adult romance under the pen name J. Lynn. The Gamble Brothers Series (Tempting the Best Man/Tempting the Player) and Wait for You. Under her pen name, she is published with Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.
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