18 juuli 2017

Jennifer L. Armentrout "Lux series"

Talitan sedapuhku jälle nii nagu eelmise Jennifer L. Armentrout’ sarjaga, mis mulle hirmsasti meeldis – raamatute sisututvustused on lõpus. Kokku viis raamatut ja päris mitu novelli/lühilugu ka, aga neid vahepealseid ma ei lugunud.
Kui eelmine kord oli nii põnev, et arvuti taha ei jõunud, siis seekord oli samuti põnev, aga kirjutamine ei jäänud sedapuhku selle taha, vaid mul polnud lihtsalt arvutit, millesse kirjutada. Nüüd teen jälle väikse shortcuti ja panen kõik viis raamatut ühte igavasse, mittemidagiütlevasse „arvustusse“ kokku.

Põhiline – kas meelis? Jah. Meeldis küll. See oli põnev sari ja kuigi olen selles seeriast teadlik olnud aastaid, pole mind tulnukateema siiani eriti lugema kutsunud (ei teagi miks, sest sarja „Roswell“ suur fänn oli ammu-ammu küll). Seekord läks sedasi, et lugemiseks oli terve nädal ja aega nagu muda, nii et nautisin selle sarja lugemist erilise mõnuga.

Peategelasteks on tulnukad. Sellised täiesti klassikalised tulnukad, v.a see, et nad pole rohelised ja mingi imeliku ovaalse pea ja pikkade jäsemetega. Need tulnukad koosnevad põhimõtteliselt valgusest ja on maale tulles lihtsalt võtnud mõne inimese kuju. Raamatu idee on hea ja ma pole siiani veel kuskil midagi sarnast lugenud, seega päris uudne teema minu jaoks.

Mis puutub eelmises sarjas väga meeldinud huumorit, siis siin oli seda samamoodi. Paraku jäi seekord huumor veidi eemale minust. Jah, oli küll lõbus ja meeldis, aga mulle tundus, et naljad kordusid sageli ja jube palju oli huumorit laenatud teistest sarjadest (näiteks „Harry Potteri“ teemat oli palju). Iseenesest see pole paha, aga polnud ilmselt see aeg ja koht, kus ma sellist huumorit kõige rohkem hinnanud oleksin. No ütleme nii, et huumor punkte maha ei võtnud, nii palju see mind häirima ei hakanud.

Igatahes, kes soovib taaskord raamatute kohta ise rohkem uurida, siis Goodreadsi link on siin ja lisan SIIAka autori enda lingi, mis viib tasuta lisapeatükkideni.

Siin aga raamatu sisututvustused inglise keeles:

„Obsidian“
299 lehekülge

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.

„Onyx“
366 lehekülge

Being connected to Daemon Black sucks…
Thanks to his alien mojo, Daemon’s determined to prove what he feels for me is more than a product of our bizarro connection. So I’ve sworn him off, even though he’s running more hot than cold these days. But we’ve got bigger problems.
Something worse than the Arum has come to town…
The Department of Defense are here. If they ever find out what Daemon can do and that we're linked, I’m a goner. So is he. And there's this new boy in school who’s got a secret of his own. He knows what’s happened to me and he can help, but to do so, I have to lie to Daemon and stay away from him. Like that's possible. Against all common sense, I'm falling for Daemon. Hard.
But then everything changes…
I’ve seen someone who shouldn’t be alive. And I have to tell Daemon, even though I know he’s never going to stop searching until he gets the truth. What happened to his brother? Who betrayed him? And what does the DOD want from them—from me?
No one is who they seem. And not everyone will survive the lies…

„Opal“
382 lehekülge

After everything, I’m no longer the same Katy. I’m different... And I’m not sure what that will mean in the end. When each step we take in discovering the truth puts us in the path of the secret organization responsible for torturing and testing hybrids, the more I realize there is no end to what I’m capable of. The death of someone close still lingers, help comes from the most unlikely source, and friends will become the deadliest of enemies, but we won’t turn back. Even if the outcome will shatter our worlds forever.
Together we’re stronger... and they know it.

„Origin“
364 lehekülge

Daemon will do anything to get Katy back.
After the successful but disastrous raid on Mount Weather, he’s facing the impossible. Katy is gone. Taken. Everything becomes about finding her. Taking out anyone who stands in his way? Done. Burning down the whole world to save her? Gladly. Exposing his alien race to the world? With pleasure.
All Katy can do is survive.
Surrounded by enemies, the only way she can come out of this is to adapt. After all, there are sides of Daedalus that don’t seem entirely crazy, but the group’s goals are frightening and the truths they speak even more disturbing. Who are the real bad guys? Daedalus? Mankind? Or the Luxen?
Together, they can face anything.
But the most dangerous foe has been there all along, and when the truths are exposed and the lies come crumbling down, which side will Daemon and Katy be standing on?
And will they even be together?

„Opposition“
533 lehekülge

Katy knows the world changed the night the Luxen came.
She can't believe Daemon welcomed his race or stood by as his kind threatened to obliterate every last human and hybrid on Earth. But the lines between good and bad have blurred, and love has become an emotion that could destroy her—could destroy them all.
Daemon will do anything to save those he loves, even if it means betrayal.
They must team with an unlikely enemy if there is any chance of surviving the invasion. But when it quickly becomes impossible to tell friend from foe, and the world is crumbling around them, they may lose everything— even what they cherish most—to ensure the survival of their friends…and mankind.

War has come to Earth. And no matter the outcome, the future will never be the same for those left standing..

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