Oblivion by Jennifer L Armentrout
Paperback version (Obsidian only): 350 pages
eBook version (Obsidian, Onyx and Opal): 1005 pages
Finished on January 18th
“I could live on those kisses. I could live on those tiny breaths. I could live on her.”
Oblivion tells the story of the first three books from the Lux series (Obsidian, Onyx and Opal) from Daemon’s point of view. We already had a taste of that in Origin and Opposition but there’s no such thing as too much Daemon Black so, naturally, when I first heard about it I was really excited! And I’m extremely glad to say I was not disappointed! It’s always good when you can rate the first book of the year with 5 stars. A lot of people criticize authors who do this because they think they’re using our love for a series to make more money but honestly I see no problem with that. I see this as a gift. I wish I could read my favourite books from the guys point of view, it’s so interesting.
“And then I kissed her. I took my time. It was slow and deep. It burned right through me, and I wanted more, so much more. I wanted her. I wanted her in any and every way I could have her. But she wasn’t mine. (…) And I also know that although she wasn’t mine now, she would be one day.”
Reading Oblivion reminded me of how much I love the Lux series and the characters, especially Daemon and Katy. Even though I read the books last summer, there were some details I had forgotten so I still managed to be intrigued by the plot as if it was the first time. I’ll definitely be re-reading Origin and Opposition next!
“My gaze immediately met Kat’s, and I smiled at her, really smiled. Her lips responded in kind, and unlike this afternoon, her smile did change everything. Kat was changing everything.”
Being in Daemon’s head is different from being in Katy’s (it’s much dirtier, that’s for sure haha) but there’s one thing common to both, the humour! That’s one of the things that made me so enthralled in this series in the first place, the characters are hilarious. And reading from Daemon’s perspective I think was even more funny.
““I have the feeling we just made a deal with the devil, and he’s going to come back and want our firstborn child or something.”
Hmm… I waggled my brows. “You want kids? Because you know, practice makes—”
“Shut up.” She started walking ahead of me. I laughed under my breath.”
I loved reading his thoughts about Katy and how his feelings developed, especially in Obsidian because he tries his hardest to hide what he feels then. I already loved Katy but seeing her from Daemon’s eyes made me realize how truly strong and feisty she was and I love her even more.
““I think I might love you.”
Air punched out of my lungs. I held her tight, and I knew right then I would burn down the whole universe for her if I had to. I would do anything to keep her safe. Kill. Heal. Die. Anything. Because she was my everything.”
Also, the ebook version I got had 3 original songs inspired by Oblivion and I’d just like to say they’re great! Especially Paradise, that one is beautiful.
“Damn, I was full—my heart was full. “Thank you.”
I trailed my fingers over her arm, smiling when she shivered. “For everything.””