Sunday, December 30, 2012

Review Opal (Lux #3)

The JLA Reading Challenge hosted by Deity Island.

Opal (Lux #3) by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Book Info:
Paperback 
382 pages
Published by Entangled Teen
Released Date: December 11th 2012
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Science Fiction, Supernatural.

Synopsis:
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.

My Review:
Holy freaking goodness. To say that I was ecstatic that Opal was released early was an understatement. However, it took me until a few days ago to finally get to read it. Needless to say the waiting time between reading Opal and not reading Opal was extremely painful because I was dying to devour this book, which is exactly what I did.

Opal pretty much starts out where Onyx ended, not exactly where but pretty close. Katy wakes up from a dream to find Dawson in her room. They seem more or less to be getting along, but Dawson is not the same hottie alien we met in Shadows and Katy can't help but wonder who he used to be. Dawson is haunted by what he had went through after the D.O.D. captured him, and is determined to find a way to save Bethany, his true love and the girl he made into a hybrid. 

A lot of Opal was Daemon, Katy, and everyone dealing with the aftermath of Adams death and Blake's betrayal. Dawson and Daemon are constantly at a stand off when Dawson continuously tries to go off and save Bethany form the D.O.D. which Daemon keeps trying to forbid. One night while the brothers are fighting Katy finds them and offers Dawson a deal: she'll try to find a way to save Bethany if he stops trying to run away. The deal seems to work, but it's all but impossible to accomplish. That is until an old enemy comes back and offers a deal of his own: help him get his friend from the D.O.D. along with Bethany, or he'll turn Katy and Daemon into the D.O.D.
 
Needless to say they deal with the devil so to speak. Not all is horrible though. Daemon and Katy continue to find time for one another, going on dates, spending time with Dawson watching movies, training together. Of coarse they argue at times too, because it wouldn't be the same without some of their bickering. Katy and Dee are also having a lot of problems as well and Dee has changed a lot as a character and it made me sad. Andrew and Ash are also in this book a lot more than they were in the other two novels.

This novel is so different I think than the other two novels. Katy while still the book and blog loving nerd I fell in love with, she has changed in major ways. She worries a lot more about what her continuously being in the world where she will always be in danger is turning her into. The only thing that hasn't changed much? Her feelings for Daemon, they are even closer than they used to be, and even with all the looming danger and the constant worry that tomorrow will never come for them they still find time for each other. Have to say I was happy to see the change in Daemon as a character and can not wait to read the next books with both Katy's and Daemon's POV'S.

Overall, Opal is amazing although not my favorite. I wasn't sure what to expect with the third Lux book but I felt a tad disappointed that it was so predictable to me. The ending made up for the bit of dullness in the novel, because that ending...there are just no words. Needless to say Katy's life freaking sucks. I mean seriously if you've read any of the novels and have read Opal you know what I mean. The girl can not catch a freaking break. Great novel with little action which I thought was alright with this novel. Loved it and can not wait until Origin is going to be released. To say the Jen has done it again would be a complete understatement!


About the Author:
USA TODAY Bestselling author, Jennifer L. Armentrout, 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 also writes adult romance under the name J. Lynn.
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