Oblivion I by Jennifer Armentrout Book Review

Updated: Aug 22, 2021

Oblivion (Part 1)

by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Published by Entangled Teen

Daemon's Point of View in Obsidian

Book 1 in LUX series

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...


Foul Language Young Adult Exciting

Some Steaminess Romance Feel Good

I have made no secret that I tend to crush on literary characters, and one of those crushes is Daemon Black from the LUX series. So color me ecstatic when I find out that we can get the full books worth of Obsidian, Onyx and Opal in Daemon's point of view (Origin and Opposition goes back and forth between Katy and Daemon, so no need to have a separate book.)

I won't post my thoughts on the whole story, as I already did that in my Obsidian review. And Oblivion, part I, is that same story. The only difference, is we get to see it through Daemon's eyes, and learn more about him.

He is cocky, and arrogant, but embraces it. He is smart and funny. Strong physically and emotionally. He admits that it's expected of him, and he has to hide how he feels. Which, even through Katy's POV, we can tell he isn't always a dick. He slips up, and shows his true self.

Oblivion also has some extra bonus "scenes" that were not in Obsidian between Katy and Daemon, as well as lets us readers into his thoughts around his family, and his ex, Ash. And what was going on when Daemon wasn't around Katy. One of my favorite parts is the meeting after homecoming, and Matthew and The Thompson's are finally told that Katy knows the truth. In Obsidian, Katy leaves to get a drink and cool down her temper, and Ash follows her and they have a conversation. In Oblivion, we get to see what happens in the other room. Specifically before Ash leaves the room. When Andrew suggests Daemon have sex with Katy to burn energy, Ash says that that is disgusting for so many reasons besides her being human. She tells Daemon he could do better. He quickly says that Katy could do better than them.

It was this moment that Ash knew Daemon's true feelings.

I loved seeing Katy through him. We quickly learn that he was attracted to her right from the start, and despite trying to push her away by being a douche, he was the one that kept going back for her. He reminds himself that its him doing this, and he can