I debated whether or not I should write a review for Opposition as rehashing this book is not really conducive to my mental state. However, after inte I debated whether or not I should write a review for Opposition as rehashing this book is not really conducive to my mental state. However, after internally reviewing the whole of the book, my sanity is still intact, and so therefore I'm going to throw myself a congratulatory party for surviving the Lux series.
I think Opposition was by far the hardest book in the series for me to finish. In all honesty, I skipped through most scenes in which Katy and Daemon were alone. I know Armentrout wanted to show us how much Katy and Daemon have grown as a couple, and I appreciate how they were each others support system. However, as with the second book, their poorly timed make out sessions were pretty much the whole book. Even Archer kept commenting on the frequency and inappropriateness. To be fair, if the whole world is having a War of the Worlds showdown and is close to being pushed off the brink of existence, it's normal to want to spend time with your loved ones. I get that. But darn! Can a girl flip the page without reading through another grope fest?
Another thing that bothered me was how many times Katy whined about her book blog. Goodness! The world is being invaded, they're being hunted, her loved ones are in danger, yet Katy's still whining about all the books she should have been reviewing. Oh! I think I just heard little violins playing. *rolls eyes* Also I'm a huge Harry Potter fan, but the HP references were far from funny, and they earned no cool points with me. The YA Sisterhood was also mentioned, and at this point I couldn't help but think that Armentrout was trying way too hard to be relatable.
For me, the most interesting parts of this book revolved around the Arum, and that was short lived. Maybe I feel frustrated because this series could've have been so much...more. I feel cheated. I believe another one of my GR buddies described Opposition as underwhelming. That would be exactly the description I would use.
I wish we had the ability to give half stars on Goodreads, however we don't, and I'm not feeling generous enough to round my rating up. So two stars it is.
As most of us on Goodreads, I'm an avid reader, but I'm not a mind reader. I can't see in Pete Hautman's brain, so I have no way of knowing what the fAs most of us on Goodreads, I'm an avid reader, but I'm not a mind reader. I can't see in Pete Hautman's brain, so I have no way of knowing what the flying flip he was thinking as he was imaging this story. Of all the ideas that he may have dreamed up in his sleep or that suddenly popped into his head as he was shopping at his local grocery story, I was there for none of it. I'm sure that he mentally crafted this incredible time travel story with amazing descriptive text and unique world building. However, I know, and you all know that just because a writer comes up with some kickass ideas, doesn't mean that it will translate well on paper. It's all about execution, and Obsidian Blade was executed poorly.
It's as if Hautman took a bunch of those previously mentioned ideas and mashed them together without a solid plan. Not only did the plot lack cohesion, but the characters were flat and lifeless as cardboard cutouts. No wait, I do believe a cardboard cutout has more life than this book had. And I dare not discount the feeling of being overwhelmed with information, different species, events, and characters which added to the already disjointed story. Initially I thought that it would be like a puzzle and that all of the pieces would come together perfectly to create a larger picture. Yet, after 200 pages and I still felt left in the dark, I knew there was no hope of me continuing the story or the series....more