Dec 24, 2012

DeeJay Reviews: Opal by Jennifer L. Armentrout


by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Publication Date: December 11, 2012
Series: Lux, #3
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Source: Bought

DeeJay's Rating: 3/5 STARS
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..

Something was missing with this book. I liked it, but I didn’t love it. It couldn’t hold a flame to Onyx and barely to Obsidian. Maybe it was the fact that the sexually frustrated banter between Daemon and Katy was blatantly absent. Maybe because the action factor was majorly lacking, Dee was annoying, and you-know-who was so hard-headed and kept wanting to do stupid, irrational stuff (though he had a perfectly good reason to act this way).

IDK. I just wasn’t feeling it.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m hooked like a trout on the Lux series. Nothing could make me stop reading it. I just wanted so much more from this book and didn’t get it. Katy was cool as usual, though her little jealous rants were annoying. Daemon had done nothing to betray her trust, so I was like, WTF Katy? She had always been pretty confident (to me), but in Opal she was a much more unsure Katy. Maybe this was supposed to reflect the circumstances and how everything was so up in the air. Again, IDK, but I didn’t like it. Daemon was sweet and that was a nice change though I missed snarky, flippant Daemon like crazy. He didn’t make nearly enough conceited and/or blush-worthy comments to me. And the kissing. They never stopped making out! Every chance they got. Lips. Attached. I rolled my eyes a few times.

Wow. I feel like I haven’t said anything good about this book. It was good, just not what I expected. I almost feel like nothing happened really, not until the end. The ending was...shocking. I can only imagine the things that are going to happen in Origin. Let’s just say Daemon is about to act a straight-up fool and I can’t wait.


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