Okay....so maybe the Luxen aren't the aliens we wanted
Following up with my review of Lux Beginnings by Jennifer Armentrout this is the second installment of the series Lux Consequences. Which contains the two books Opal and Origin, both of which can be purchased in standard or ebook formats. This series has me really enjoying the young adult genre again. The story is just a fun and fast read. There are a lot of things going on in the books. I know that I am going to have to read them again to fully understand a few of the things going on. I won’t mind that as I do like to read books over and over again, as of yet there hasn’t been a book that I have read over that I didn’t like. I will say that I wasn’t sure what to expect when I started reading this book as I know sometimes the story gets lost as the author continues on in a series, but Jennifer Armentrout does not disappoint with this book. The story starts off with trying to discover everything that has led to Dawson being believed dead and Bethany being missing. Blake reappears into the story pretty quickly and basically tells Katy that they will help him get Chris back or else. He holds the location of where Bethany is over everyone’s heads until they agree to help him. He thus introduces them to a strange kid named Luc that everyone assumes is just like Katy, but he seems like so much more.
They spend time formulating plans and having to come up with something else to make things work. All the while Katy and Daemon are working on who they are as a couple while Dee continues to drift father from Katy blaming her for everything that they have lost since she came into their lives. Which if you look at it rationally, in all honesty, none of it is one character’s fault, their actions together led to where the story is going and where it has been.
The rescue ends with Katy having been taken and Daemon finally telling her he loved her as the enemy has them separated. He and she knew the risks when they went to save Bethany, but it was Blake’s betrayal that just was the icing on the cake. It is one of those points where you want to ask the characters how much abuse they want to take from someone else in order to achieve their desired goal.
Katy is discovering what she is and what that means for her future from the governmental group that is holding her hostage. Her plans for life didn’t include finding out that she is human and yet not human any longer. This means a lot of things for her, but she holds true of her trust in Daemon and the Luxen that she has come to know. It is even more solidified when Daemon basically turns himself in to be with her.
With the help of friends they escape only to find that the betrayals just keep coming and the people that they loose because of it just can’t be replaced. Katy, Daemon, and the others choose to go on the run trying to figure out what to do next.
This is where the ultimate 180 degrees comes in and we find out that the Luxan are not the friends that they were once believed to be. Then there are the hybrid and Luxan children to deal with who aren’t exactly controllable. Life just keeps throwing them curve balls.
The writing changes as we go from Opal to Origin. Suddenly the story goes from Katy’s point of view to Daemon’s. It is probably because the author released another book that is also in Daemon’s point of view. It is interesting to see how different they think through this comparison. It also shows how tormented Daemon is at the thought of losing any of his family or Katy in the battle. Watching the person you thought you knew would always be by your side no matter what walk away and not look back is devastating for one person to bare, but when it is multiple people and basically you losing your whole family it is something that most people couldn’t come back from, can’t wait to find out how the story ends, but it will have to wait as I have just downloaded to my Kindle the book written from Daemon’s point of view instead of Katy’s. It covers the first three novels Obsidian, Onyx, and Opal.