Updated: Aug 22, 2021
by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Published by Entangled Teen
Book #5 in the LUX Series
Katy knows the world changed
the night the Luxen came. She can't believe Daemon stood by as his kind threatened to obliterate every last human and hybrid on Earth. But the lines between good and bad have blurred.
Daemon will do anything to save those he loves, even if it means betrayal. But when it quickly becomes impossible to tell friend from foe, and the world is crumbling around them, they may lose everything to ensure the survival of their friends…and mankind.
RATED: 14+ CATEGORY: MOOD:
Foul Language Young Adult Exciting
Some Steaminess Romance Feel Good
Spoilers Galore friends. Its the final book! You don't want to be spoiled. Read it first, then come back! Let me know your thoughts!
Opposition is the fifth, and final (sob!) book of the LUX series. I'm going to let you know some of my thoughts for the characters in Opposition, and my overall thoughts on the book. Not my usual style, but Opposition has so much action and story, its hard to some it all up in a couple paragraphs.
Let's start with Katy. My main girl. Probably one of my favorite book heroines of all time. Our little Kitty Kat has grown up. She went from a timid, quiet teenager who lived in her books, to a kick ass alien-human hybrid who can hold her own. When Daemon, Dee and Dawson are missing, while she feels like she is going crazy, she holds it together pretty well. She doesn't let fear stop her from finding Daemon, and when it comes to fighting Luxen, she stands by Daemon, and kicks ass. She is there for everyone, despite her own problems, showing us that just because she can be a fighting, killing machine, she is still Kat. She still loves. She still feels guilt, even when she only does what she needs to do to survive. Out of all the shit that has happened to her in the past 5 books, we see her truly break when she finds out her Mom has died. The rawness of her pain really comes though.
Daemon has come a long way as well. He went from douchey neighbor, to boyfriend, to husband. Reading Daemon's character in the first book, I totally saw Kat and him falling for one another, but never in my wildest dreams did I see them married. The biggest different I see in him in this book is how respectful he is of Katy, and her feelings and willingness to fight. He no longer fights her. He doesn't even ask her not to fight. He knows, and understands why she fights. The same reason he does. They will both do anything for one another, and those they love, even if it means putting themselves at risk. He even lets Dee pursue a relationship with Archer, with little interference from him. Daemon is not lying when he says Katy brings out the good in him, and makes him want to be a better person. Lucky for us, head over heels in love Daemon, only enhances his charm. He is still the smart, sarcastic, bad boy we love.
We don't see a whole lot of Dawson and Beth is this book. Dawson, like Daemon, is able to withstand the Luxen connection, because of his love for Beth. Although, my thoughts on the matter, is its not JUST love. In the mutation process, they lost pieces of themselves within the other. I suspect Daemon and Dawson's hold on humanity was due in part to a part of themselves within Katy and Beth. When Katy and Daemon go to find the Arum, and ask for their help defeating the Luxen, Dawson stays back with Beth, who is doing better with her pregnancy now that she has medical help. We don't see them again until the epilogue, where they finally get their happy ending, living in the country, hidden away, with their baby daughter Ash. Just saying, I can see there being a whole new series centering on baby Ash, being one of the very rare female origins.