Saturday, June 1, 2013

Obsession: Review


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?


Aww, you have no idea how much I love this companion novel! It's alluring just by the fact that it sets in the world of Luxen. And you know what? This change my point of view towards Luxen and Arum (well, most of it anyway. I'm sure there are certain exceptions *cough *cough Daemon and his family *cough) I also love how you don't need to read Lux series in order to understand Obsession. Actually, you don't even need to read the Lux series in order to understand some certain Lux moments (Yeah, you can check it out on JLA's Facebook page if you're curious, but spoiler is guaranteed). But I have a feeling that reading Obsession will help when reading Origin. You know, have a better understanding and all.

Hunter is cocky. That's for sure. Actually, cocky isn't even the best word to describe him. He's arrogant, cocky, pompous rolled into one. Strangely it appeals to me. And did I mention he's downright sexy and total hotness? Just him alone is enough to change my perspective towards Arum. And he's surely one of those kick-ass characters and really confident about his strength. Nothing about him is not lovable. 

Serena is one strong, feisty little creature. A true heroine. She likes to bicker and go against Hunter's will and I find that part really amusing. She's surprisingly loyal, especially to her friend. That's one of my favorite things about her. Hunter and Serena are really cute together, despite their differences. Actually, the couple has surpassed beyond swoon-worthy. 

As usual, Jennifer's use of humor is to be appreciated. And guess what? She did took this special ability of making the readers laugh in the most inappropriate situation to a whole new level. I read the book with a grin plastered to my face about half of the time. Swooning is guaranteed. I can promised you that. I also love how Jennifer changes our view towards Luxen. (Spoiler below!) Actually, it's not just about Luxen anymore. There are no good guys and bad guys in the world of Lux series and Obsession. Luxen aren't the good guys. Arum aren't the good guys. Hell, even the humans aren't the good guys. The important thing is which side you are on. Things are officially messed up. And I LIKE IT. (End of spoiler)

So, yeah. Overall it's a really good read in both emotionally and... mentally, I guess? This is a total must-read adult novel.

Rating: 9/10

P. S. It's currently a standalone, but it's possible that there might be a sequel in the future (So you can say this is Arum #1 according to Goodreads. I find that part really mind-blowing)

P. S. S. Now I know what Origin means... yeah, more mind-blowing.

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