Monday, June 17, 2013

YA Review: Opal by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Opal (Lux #3)
by Jennifer L. Armentrout
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Blurb by Goodreads
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.

First off I am a huge fan of Daemon and the Lux Series. Obsidian and Onyx blew me away. It breaks my heart that I do not feel the same way about Opal.

I love where the story line is going with Dawson back home with his family and trying to rescue Bethany. He is not the same since he has been taken away. He was always the fun, spirited sibling, but now back home he is brooding and fits his character well since he needs to get Bethany back. He is having a hard time connecting with his siblings. I loved that he is able to connect with Katy and open up to her. He has a connection with her since she was held captive and had similar stuff done to her in Onyx. She can relate to him.
Daemon and Katy are a couple now and was not feeling any tension between them. The spark was missing and even the little hissy fits were resolved too fast and did not leave me saying OMG and have to turn my e-reader fast enough to see if they would be ok. Daemon was still swoon worthy letting Katy know that she has made him want to be different and a better person. So since that is the case was missing his smart mouth attitude. Got a little here and there but not like the old Daemon. His character felt a little off in the beginning as it seems his new favorite word was Awesome.

Was not big on some scenes like Twilight. The Car scene when Daemon and Katy touched hands at the radio was a Twilight Flashback for me. For some reason when they all had to learn to run fast reminded me of Twilight books as well.
Overall I did enjoy reading Opal and was hoping at some point it would of got better for me to at least rate it 4 stars - Loved it, but never happened for me. The ending was left in a cliffhanger but did feel like it was already done in one of the other Lux novel and nothing new. It was very predictable. I am still curious how the storyline will play out with the cliffhanger though and look forward to reading Origin (Lux #4)


  1. I'm sorry you did not enjoy this book as much as you would have liked. For me, I thought it was pretty good. I'm looking forward to Origin too. Hopefully the storyline will playout well.

    Marilyn @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog

    1. Yeah I was bummed Opal did not Wow me like the Obsidian and Onyx. But I am still looking forward to Origin.

  2. I agree, I thought it was an OK read but not a great read... Yet, waiting for the next, in case it gets better !

    1. Read your review and agree not as good as Obsidian and Onyx. Really missed the old Daemon and his smart mouth and the spark with Katy was not there for me either.


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