I don´t know how she does it, the author I mean, but I seem to be unable to put those books down. Everyone ends with something unthinkable and leaves you with all kinds of emotions swirling around your mind and heart. I was in shock when Katy got captured at Mount Weather, and the emotional rollercoaster got even worse when I started to read this fourth book and had to witness all the things Katy had to endure. The good thing, she is smart and does everything she is able to survive and never loses herself.

by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Lux Series #4
Publisher Entangled Teen on August 27, 2013
Genre Fantasy
Pages 400
Format Paperback
Source Library

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?
Katy is in the hands of the ones she was fighting to get Beth back. They do horrible things to her and Daemon has to do the unthinkable to free her. But when he finds her, she isn´t the girl she once was. Too many cruel things had happened. Too many unbelievable brutal things she had to suffer. And Daemon knows for sure: if they ever want to live an almost normal life again, he has to resist and play the game of the enemy. But who is the real enemy here?

Two perspectives, from Katy and Daemon, show both sides of the medal. There are scenes in which you want to shout out NO! and then there are scenes in which your heart stops beating because of all the awful and mean things that Daedalus is doing to Katy. Jennifer L. Armentrout uses a sensitive but insistent language, her writing style is soft but never boring and on every page, something happens you never expect. And the love between Katy and Daemon tops it all. Okay, a lot of terrible things happen, and yes, I don´t agree with all of them, but they all seem to be very logical and to be needed to bring the story forward. Jennifer L. Armentrout uses every emotion a human being can possibly have and makes you astonished that even simple words can have such a deep impact.

Blake gets finally what he deserves. Call me whatever you want, but his sick mind, all his wrongdoing and pathetic excuses, and that he always blamed the others being responsible for his wrong decisions – I just couldn´t hear it anymore. Good, it was a logically thing that what Daedalus did with him or better said made him do. But when Katy reacted to that, she had all my sympathy.

Katy has changed a lot and yet she is still deep inside her the girl she once was. She is no killer and will never become one. She has a conscience. Life is precious to her and to challenge her takes quite a lot. To get her into the fighting mode you have to threaten what she holds dear, what means the most to her. Yes, she is a great girl and never stops to believe that something good has to be inside everyone.

What can I say? I was devastated, totally emotional, and didn´t know what to do or how to react after I had finished this book. I have no hunch how the author does it, but she caught me again with every line, every word, and every action she showed in this novel. I highly recommend this book to everyone who loves fantasy with a great portion of reality in the hands of romance.

Happy reading

Jennifer L. Armentrout
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Jennifer L. Armentrout lives with her husband and their Jack Russell Loki in Martinsburg, West Virginia, USA. In algebra class, she spent most of her time writing short stories, which explains her dismal grades in math. When she´s not hard at work writing, she spends her time reading and watching zombie movies. The author has won numerous awards, including the 2013 Reviewers Choice Award for Wait for You, the 2015 Editor´s Pick for Fall With Me and was 2014 nominated Best in Young Adult Fiction by YALSA. 


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