Okay, I am an official Jennifer Armentrout fan! The Lux series was unbelievable. So how did I come across them? I love my Instagram account and I have many followers who post books, book covers in particular and even bookstacks. These books were everywhere. The Lux series kept showing up and the name Daemon Black caught my eye. I was intrigued.
*ALERT: I won't give any spoilers but if you're planning to read, be prepared for a bit of story info, like pre-marital sex but they're 20 by that time and a bit of innuendo. Sorry!
First, I thought the teenaged personalities were believable yet too perfect. The only ones who weren't were the dorks and geeks- and that's who I've always been attracted too. It didn't matter though; the story pulled me away from the things that were annoying, allowing me to focus on what led to some serious action.
Now to the main characters. The name Daemon was awful, but he had a prickly demeanor that matched his name, therefore On Point. I have a problem with sublime characters, especially since I see men all the time (cowboys and more) and none of them seem to look the way the men in these book do! Ugh... I could see Daemon though and he was pretty hot in my mind. He was the epitome of protective and he molded into a romantic, willing to give even his life to save the one he loved. I saw him mature in all five books and that's pivotal!
Katy Swartz was more of the girl next door. I fell in love with her love for Mac computers, great books and her need to garden. She was extremely likable and I loved her witty inner-monologue. What I didn't like was her home life. She was alone so much, she did things most teens are not doing. Her mom trusted her a great deal more than any mother I know, but it all worked for the story. The best part was Katy made moves I feel I'd have made. She, to me was the most realistic, and since she was telling the story (in the first three books), it worked.
As for the Luxen, they were so awesome. The powers they possessed and how they passed them on was unique. I found myself wondering what it would feel like to have the abilities they possessed: incredible speed, mind reading, super strength, the ability to morph into another person- all of it. I also liked that the story stuck to a bit of reality. There was a watch on the illegal aliens and they had to register and check in regularly with the government. Normally I detest when the DoD steps in to storylines, mostly because of expected conspiracy theories and such. That didn't happen, except for Area 51. The series was nothing like most paranormal stories where the "unmentionables" go unnoticed despite their suspicious activities. I appreciated that too.
All in all, I really enjoyed the story. It was exciting, mysterious, romantic and action packed- all in five books. I was hooked on all 2,168 pages and made them a part of my permanent bookshelf collection. If only they were in hardback. I gave the Lux series, 5 Specs (you can find the pic on my Instagram) 📚
Rating: 👓👓👓👓👓/5 specs *To Kill A Mockingbird is next. **All Five eBooks from my personal, iBooks collection.