Why I’m Not Reviewing Opposition by Jennifer L. Armentrout

March 23, 2015 Reviews 33

Why I’m Not Reviewing Opposition by Jennifer L. ArmentroutOpposition by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Published by Macmillan on 2014-08-05
Genres: Love & Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult
Pages: 500

My Take

For some reason, it took me a really long time to pick up this final book in the series (even though I’d been loving it) and it’s also taken me a really long time to write a review. I can’t quite explain why, since I really enjoyed the book. But here’s my confession – I’m sitting here just under three weeks later, trying to think of what to say about the book, and I can’t really remember it. Like, at all.

Okay, so first of all, shame on me for not reviewing sooner. Obviously, that was an unwise choice. But I’ve had plenty of books that I’ve waited too long to review and I sometimes forget some of the details and have to refresh my memory – but this book, I literally have completely forgotten what happened. And I talked to my mom (who read it right before me) and she did too. So, no help there. Three weeks doesn’t seem long enough for this to have happened.

So, I’m sitting here wracking my brain, trying to remember how this series ended, and I can only come up with very vague, very foggy snippets (even after reading other people’s reviews to try to refresh my memory). So, um, I guess I won’t review this one.

It was good. I remember liking it. But, obviously I didn’t LOVE it, since I have no clue what happened. So, this is my lame, non-review of Opposition.

Has this ever happened to you? Have you ever read a book and waited too long to review it and just completely forgotten what happened in the book?

Has this ever happened to you in less than three weeks? I think I’m getting old!!

About the Author:

Jennifer L. Armentrout# 1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki.
Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture and her Covenant Series has been optioned for TV.

She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

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33 Responses to “Why I’m Not Reviewing Opposition by Jennifer L. Armentrout”

  1. Sue G.

    Yes, it has happened. It’s like the book was just ok and it feels like a chore to write a review.

    • Nicole

      I actually remember enjoying the book when I read it, but now I’m coming up completely blank. Obviously it wasn’t fantastic, but it’s still sad that I can’t remember it at all!

  2. kindlemom1

    I think that is always a bad sign if you can’t remember all the important stuff. I would have to say that more than liking this definitely didn’t wow you and it was, completely forgettable. Pretty sad since this was a great series, well, the first book was at least. I never made it past that first book, and I don’t even know why!

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    • Nicole

      Yeah, I can actually remember more about the first book (which I read ages ago) then I can about this final book!! So weird!

  3. Joycedale

    This kind of makes me sad 🙁 I read it when it released in August and I still remember a lot. But there are books that I tend to forget what happens that quick.

  4. Liliana @ Lili Lost in a Book

    Haha. I don’t think this has ever happened to me… not to this extent anyway. And I’m one of those persons who doesn’t review right away. Right now, actually, I have about 10+ books that I need to review… ooops! Anyway, If you’re having a hard time remembering how this book ended, like you said, it probably want all that great, although not unenjoyable. I myself have not read this series yet, and I’m in no hurry either 🙂 Though I do plan on reading it eventually… probably, lol.

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    • Nicole

      I agree. Though I remember liking it at the time I read it, I think I should be able to remember it three weeks later – at least mostly. There are books that I read years ago that I remember better than this one!

  5. Shannon @ It Starts At Midnight

    I have to say, I am impressed that this is not a regular occurrence 😉 I do this, um, all the time. Mostly for non-review books, but still! Though, I must say, I usually DO remember the big events, which kind of says a lot if you don’t remember it (like, maybe they weren’t that worth remembering?)

    You know, it’s funny, I was talking to someone about Champion, the last book in the Legend series? And I have NO IDEA how it ended. None. I read it maybe about 9 or 10 months ago, but I could not tell you for anything. I thought I liked it though? Apparently, it just wasn’t that memorable either!

    As for 3 weeks? Sadly, yeah. I blame the kids. You should too 😉

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    • Nicole

      This book wasn’t a review book, so I could have just surreptitiously taken it off of my “Reviews Coming Soon” list and forgotten about it, but I was like, “Hey, I should write a post about how I’ve forgotten this book completely!” I do think that says something about the book, honestly. I still gave it four stars on Goodreads, but this obviously wasn’t an absolute favorite. (And, yeah – kids turn our brains to mush.)

    • Nicole

      I think the books just sort of started blending together for me. I HAVE managed to think of a few more details now that I’ve sat and thought about it for a lot longer, but they’re still pretty vague. Sigh.

  6. Bruna

    I have trouble remembering books after only a little time as well. Usually since I jump from one book to the other this happens a lot. But since I started the blog, I tried to be good about reviewing books right after I finish them. Emphasis on *try*.

    I enjoyed the Lux series a lot I binged read books 2-5 last August when the last one came out. In the end I was kind of feeling like I’ve had way too much alien stuff. =P But JLA is always fun to read.

    • Nicole

      Yes, I think the books started to blend together a bit too much for me to remember this one specifically. Weirdly, I think I remember the most details from the first book in the series and one of the middle ones.

    • Nicole

      There was a book that I read at the very end of December that doesn’t come out until the end of April. I adored it, so that helps, but I’m still confident I can write a review of this one. But this book I read three weeks ago … just can’t do it. Oh well.

    • Nicole

      Yeah, I really should do that – but I don’t. Sometimes with ebooks I highlight things and make notes, but with physical books – never. Gotta change that!

  7. Jen @ The Bookavid

    I actually LOVE the Lux Series, but to be honest, I’ve got no clue what happened in Opposition either. If I as a hardcore fan of the series say that, that really means something, doesn’t it? JLA is the queen of subtle filler. I’m constantly amazed how she manages to write full-length books to be honest. This time it’s her fault I guess, not yours. I really have to reread the Series, haha

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  8. Zareena @ The Slanted Bookshelf

    I’m kind of the same: it took me forever to pick up Opposition even though I LOVE the series but I didn’t end up loving Opposition as much as the other books. I remember what happened and I did love it, just not in the same way. For me I think the short novella at the end of the book really through me because I thought there were still 100 pgs left in Opposition when in reality it was an extra thing. I haven’t written my review yet and I’m not sure if I will, but we’ll see.

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    • Nicole

      Ha! Yes – subtle filler. That’s a great way to describe it. It’s not bad – just not quite as memorable as some other books, in my opinion.

  9. Danielle @ Love at First Page

    This has so happened to me! Not often, but it has… and I have ended up ‘skimming’ the book again so I could remember key points!

    Some of my friends write notes while they read, which I guess would be helpful. 😛 I just don’t want to be taken out of the reading experience, you know?

    I did love Opposition, though. Daemon is my baby. 😀

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    • Nicole

      Yeah, I had already returned this one to the library, so I gave up on trying to remember it. But a lot of details have come back to me after some memory prodding by my fellow bloggers! 🙂

  10. Alison

    I’m glad I’m not the only one that has done this, but unfortunately it happens to me a LOT! I try to keep really good notes while I’m reading. I wonder if it’s just a product of reading so much. Some books stick with me and others don’t. The beginning of Opposition sticks with me more than the end. When she gets captured and Daemon is acting like he’s team alien, I was on the edge of my figurative seat. Then I remember them going to the base and the surprise at who’s running the base. Oh, anyways. You’re lucky this is just now happening. LOL!

    • Nicole

      Oh, I did like that beginning, you’re right. My husband pointed out that I was sick when I was trying to think of the details of this book, so maybe I wasn’t quite being fair, but I just didn’t feel inspired to review it! I have remembered some more details now, though (especially after some helpful reminders from other bloggers).

  11. Mishma @ Chasing Faerytales

    Well,I don’t think it’s because you are getting old.I tend to have this problem often,and I am just 16!I often forget important stuff from books just a few weeks after reading it.It’s so difficult for me to review books when I get late to do so because of this.
    It sucks:(

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