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Friday, June 7, 2013

Book Review: Obsession By Jennifer L. Armentrout


By Jennifer L. Armentrout 

Published: May 31st 2013

He’s arrogant, domineering, and... To. Die. For.
Hunter is a ruthless killer. And the Department of Defense has him firmly in their grasp, which usually doesn’t chafe too badly because he gets to kill bad guys. Most of the time he enjoys his job. That is, until he’s saddled with something he’s never had to do before: protect a human from his mortal enemy.

Serena Cross didn’t believe her best friend when she claimed to have seen the son of a powerful senator turn into something... unnatural. Who would? But then she witnesses her friend’s murder at the hands of what can only be an alien, thrusting her into a world that will kill to protect their secret.

Hunter stirs Serena’s temper and her lust despite their differences. Soon he’s doing the unthinkable—breaking the rules he’s lived by, going against the government to keep Serena safe. But are the aliens and the government the biggest threats to Serena’s life… or is it Hunter?
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My Review:
I never thought I'd say this after just finishing reading a book, but I'm CONFUSED. That seems like the basic premise of this book. Apparently, with all the new tellings and back story provided, there are no purely good heroes and no purely bad villains, just a lot of in between. In other words, it's just one huge snowball in my head at the moment.

Moving on, the Arum in this story are captured being the race that got (excuse the language) f*cked over after the Luxen came to earth. Arum weren't given the choice to be part of human society. On the contrary, they were given a choice: work for the DOD or die. They just got the short in of the stick so to speak.

The Luxen, well boy are we in for a reality check. They were presented as being arrogant, power hungry beasts with the intent to take over the world and kill all humans with this "secret" Project, which is why this story even takes place. This is a side of the Luxen that was never even hinted at in the Lux series (also by Jennifer Armentrout).

A new development that took place which I found really cool was that it was revealed that the Arum were created as a sort of "police" for the Luxen (there's the reason that only they can kill Luxen), to make sure they didn't take over other planets and worlds before they came to Earth. But that didn't blow over so well, so the Luxen then enslaved the Arum and decimated their race.

There were a few things that came off as "not right" in this book. The first was Hunter saying "fuckadeefuck". Seriously? I've met a lot of grown men who mix the word "f*ck" in their vocabulary, but never that expression. The second was toward the end of the book, where Miss Cross got upset after telling Hunter off. She has no right to be hurt by his rebut. The wedge is there because she put it there, it's all her fault. I hated her throughout the book.

Favorite Quotes:

"If one of them acted like he was constipated, then yes, I'm with Officer Zombro and Richards".

"I've heard it all before and the end is always the same. You talk. We fight. I feed. You die. The end".

"We are not at the top of the food chain, Miss Cross. We own the food chain".

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