Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: (Lux #1)
Published: May 15th 2012 by Entangled Teen (first published January 1st 2011)

I don’t go for ETs. I stay far, far away (just like their homeland) from any material that involved them. But hot Hungarian models + rave reviews did it for me.

But as usual and I’m not completely into it (as expected). I think I liked the Covenant series better. And just like her other series I also saw similarities of this book from another book (the popular sparkling vampire novel) but her way with words and appeal of her books always convinced me to give it a free slide. I don’t mind. At all. In fact, even if it was blatant (I mean I could easily spot it), at least her version is lot more interesting.

Not let me go back to the Hungarian model. He’s playing Daemon right? Hot, yes? So a girl’s gotta do what a girl gotta do. I read it, and was waiting for this alien hottie to appear. My oh my, what a way to greet readers, half naked, plus Katy’s description. Way to go establishing his presence, no wonder readers were swooning. Physically, he’s great. Personality? For me, not so much. I don’t always go for bad boys, the rude guys, the douchebags who at the end of the day you’ll find out there’s a reason behind it. Only I didn’t get the reason behind the attitude. It was immaturely developed. I mean, it was fun, the bantering between him and Katy were hilarious. I liked it best when they quarreled rather than their make out sessions, not that I don’t like it (hello?!) but I can see more of their personality, their attitudes in their little fights than those steamy scenes. So I’m quite satisfied that there’s more of that said bickering. I know that this animosity of Katy towards Daemon was obviously just façade but I got to say, this girl got it, she has spine. At the end she doesn’t want to be taken for granted. No matter how hot the guy was, it’s not worth it if he doesn’t treat you right; that you don’t know his feelings for you is sincere.

Like the the novel I was comparing it to (I’m being discrete here, but I left a clue: sparkling vamps!), she moved to a new town, this time with her mom. Met her hot neighbor and his equally hot sister with their equally hot friends. And they quite peculiar. Then an accident (why is it always a car accident, frequently involves truck drivers, that’s an insult to careful truck drivers) that will lead to admission of who they really are. Their ‘secret identity’ will drag the main heroine to the bad guys. And miraculously despite being fragile and very human of the girl, she can take down the bad guys. And saved the guy, because we need kick-ass heroines, right? Ooopsie, that reads too convenient for me. And all too familiar.

The characters are ok, the romance, is ok too. The story? Ah, now that’s the very reason why I just gave it three stars. It’s not just that it was too predictable; I read several books with same plot and liked it. The alien theme was one thing but the flow of the story was different matter. And it can only do much.

I will still read the sequel but not really that excited. 🙁