Monday, December 10, 2012

Review: Opal by Jennifer Armentrout

Title: Opal
Author: Jennifer Armentrout
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Publish Date: December 11, 2012

No one is like Daemon Black.

When he set out to prove his feelings for me, he wasn’t fooling around. Doubting him isn’t something I’ll do again, and now that we’ve made it through the rough patches, well... There’s a lot of spontaneous combustion going on.

But even he can’t protect his family from the danger of trying to free those they love.

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.

Opal by Jennifer Armentrout is the third book in the Lux series. If you haven't read any of these books yet you really need to get on that. If sci-fi and aliens aren't your thing, trust me, these aliens will make you change your mind.

Daemon Black just keeps getting sweeter and sweeter. He's still a jerk from time to time, but he doesn't do anything to purposefully hurt Kady. Mostly he's just entertaining during his jerky moments. With the return of Dawson comes a whole lot of emotions for Daemon. Dawson isn't how he used to be and Daemon is both happy to have his brother back, but sad that he's not the same brother from before. I really enjoyed the Dawson/Daemon relationship throughout this book.

I also loved the way Dawson and Katy got along. The events Katy went through in Onyx played a huge role in Dawson feeling comfortable around her and they were able to form a really nice friendship that was thoroughly amusing at times. Especially when they were around Daemon.

Katy was the one character I felt lost some of her original appeal. There was just something missing from her. She was still feisty and hilarious, but there were times when she seemed to take on the plain-girl-who-all-the-boys-love role. Maybe it was because her and Daemon weren't fighting as much (though they did get in a few good ones) or maybe it was because she was so down on herself after the way Onyx ended, but I just felt like there was something off about her.

I was so in love with these characters after reading Obsidian. And Onyx was by far one of my favorite books (probably ever). Honestly, Onyx so far exceeded my expectations that I might be judging Opal a little harshly, but it just wasn't as good as I was hoping. Don't get me wrong, it was still really good. It was full of action and romance and Daemon Black! But it was more predictable that Obsidian and Onyx and fell a little flat in comparison. There were also a few things that left me thinking "What?", but I'm sure they will all be addressed in the next book.

If you're a lover of the Lux series than you'll obviously want to read this one. And you'll probably have so many emotions you'll have screamed at your book more than once by the end. You'll also have laughed and cried too, probably. But, being totally honest, as enjoyable as Opal was, it just didn't have the same spark the first two books did.

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  1. Ahhhhh I'm sooooooooo soooo jealous that you got to read the THIRD book in the series! Ahhh! I LOVE LOVE LOVE Katy and Daemon! :) Sorry for all the fan-girl-ness....

    But I agree for someone who is not suppose to be "popular", Katy sure does get all the guys. Oh no I'm sad that this book didn't have the same spark as the others, but at least it was still enjoyable!

    Thanks for the awesome review!


    Go Aliens (and Daemon)! :) I seriously need to read this book, like now!

  2. Fantastic review. I have Obsidian to read in my TBR list and can't wait to start it. This series does sound awesome.

    Katie ~ Turner’s Antics

  3. Great review! Glad you enjoyed Opal! It definitely sent me through a mix of emotions. I was so hesistant to pick up this book when it first came out because aliens are just not my thing but happy I picked it up anyway. :)


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