Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout.
Published: May 8th 2012 (first published November 23rd 2011)
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Sort: Part one of ‘Lux’
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.
Katy’s father died 3 years ago and her mother is now ready to start a new life. They move to another city where Katy becomes the neighbor of the mysterious Daemon and Dee. From the moment they meet, Daemon acts like a complete douche. Dee and Katy soon become friend, but Daemon is always trying to interfere. There is something strange going on and Katy is set on finding out what. She never suspected that her new friends would be aliens and they bring a lot of danger with them.
For a first alien book, it wasn’t so bad. I must say that I never felt attracted to the topic, but I think I might like it. It was refreshing to see something different than the other Paranormal creatures. I will definitely go and try some other alien books now (The 5th wave is high on my list and if you have other suggestions, let me know!)
There is some action in this book with all the dark enemies lurking around the corner. This spiced up the story, which actually is all about Daemon and Katy. Their dynamics were fun in the beginning. They are always quarreling and Daemon is sometimes frustrating, but I started to get bored. There was a certain point where it just needed to stop and where I wanted more, like information about the aliens.
I liked Katy. I wasn’t blown away by her personality, but she is a book blogger (credits) and I like how she stood up for herself. She knows how to handle Daemon and she has a way with words. She is pretty fearless at some point and she even saves his life. Daemon is of course, dangerously attractive. I like how protective he is when it comes to family. Dee is sweet. She hungers for a normal life with friends and fun. The enemy was interesting and I hope to find more information in the next book. The ending was good enough to make me continue this series.