Series: Lux #1
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Publication date: December 6th 2011
Source: A HUGE thanks to Kayleigh of K-Books for the loan.
Starting over sucks.
When we moved to West Virginia right before my senior year, I’d pretty much resigned myself to thick accents, dodgy internet access, and a whole lot of boring…. until I spotted my hot neighbor, with his looming height and eerie green eyes. Things were looking up.
And then he opened his mouth.
Daemon is infuriating. Arrogant. Stab-worthy. We do not get along. At all. But when a stranger attacks me and Daemon literally freezes time with a wave of his hand, well, something…unexpected happens.
The hot alien living next door marks me.
You heard me. Alien. Turns out Daemon and his sister have a galaxy of enemies wanting to steal their abilities, and Daemon’s touch has me lit up like the Vegas Strip. The only way I’m getting out of this alive is by sticking close to Daemon until my alien mojo fades.
If I don’t kill him first, that is.
**Please note that cover shown is not the edition I read. I just couldn’t resist using this one because it’s so pretty.
If Carlsberg made YA novels, they would make them just like this one …
Okay, on a more global level (not sure who’d ‘get’ that comment outside of the UK), this has got to be The. Best. YA novel I have read. To date.
Not just because of the whole alien content and the fact this is the first novel I’ve EVER read that could be considered (even remotely) sci-fi that I ENJOYED!
Or just because the plot was full of awesomeness.
And not even just because Daemon is quite possibly The. Hottest. YA dude EVER!
Or even because the sexual chemistry alone could have ignited this novel without any mojo from the ET’s.
This book earns its ranking because of the author’s ability to weave all of that above-mentioned awesomeness into an action-packed, fast-paced, decently and maturely (unusual for a YA) written book that in no way disappoints.
Yup, you heard that right.
For the first time ever, I have not a single negative to toss into a review.
Yes, ordinarily, I’d complain about the odd typo or error I spotted or the use of present tense amongst past–but not once did any of those mar my reading pleasure.
So this beauty (and it is a beauty–make no mistake about that) well and truly deserves its five stars. Bravo!
My rating? Well, DUH! 5 STARS obviously!
I’m soooooo mega excited that the real me (J.A. Belfield) is getting to participate in the 30 Days of Daemon Tour. Now … if I can only figure out how to get my hands on Onyx already. Coz I NEED it … like NOW!
Have you read this title? What’d you think?