Review: Opal by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Posted 20 December, 2012 by Gabbie in Review / 2 Comments

Review: Opal by Jennifer L. ArmentroutOpal by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: Lux #3
Publisher: Entangled Teen on December 11, 2012
Source: Purchased
Pages: 452
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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.
Here Are My Thoughts
Check out my review of Shadows (Lux #0.5)
Check out my review of Obsidian (Lux #1)
Check out my review of Onyx (Lux #2)

Favorite Quote(s):

“‘I love you, Katy. Always have. Always will.'”

“’He…he kisses like he’s dying of thirst, and I’m water.’ I smacked my hands over my hot face. ‘I can’t believe I just said that out loud.’ Lesa giggled. ‘Sounds like one of those romance books you read.’ ‘It does.’ I started giggling. ‘But, oh Lordie Lord, it’s true. I’m like a puddle of mush when he kisses me. It’s embarrassing. I’m so, like, ‘Thank you, can I have another?’ Sad.’”

“’You haven’t been smiling much. I missed it, so I decided to reward you for doing it.’  ‘Reward me?’ I laughed. ‘God, only you would think kissing someone is a reward.’  ‘You know it is. My lips change lives, baby.’”

Favorite Character: Daemon. You will see why in the following rant-like musings!
First Line:

“I wasn’t sure what woke me.”

My Musings: Oh..oh my god. Ohmygod ohmygod ohmygod. My hands are shaking so badly right now I can barely type this up. This book…it changed my life. No lies. I just…there aren’t words to explain it. That ending…ohmygod. I can’t…I can’t believe that…what happened…that cliffhanger…I need Origin right now. Or I will spontaneously combust. Jennifer has done it again…except this one tops them all. I’m in love with this book…really in love with it…I just…my brain is scrambled right now.

This book was freaking amazing. The writing…oh the writing. It was so descriptive…so much that I felt like Katy…and all the things that she experienced, I experienced. The plot…oh my. So many unknowns…so many unexpecteds . So much heartbreak, pain, yet love and hope. It was a mixture of the good and bad…resulting in the amazing.
I just…I don’t know if I can write coherently right now… but I’ll try to unscramble the things on my mind…

The Love: I need a Daemon. My own, personal, very real Daemon. I want one for Christmas…for Hanukkah…for Valentines Day…for anything holiday in which I could receive him. I mean:

“Daemon was sprawled on his back, one arm stretched across the space beside him and the other rested across his bare stomach. Sheets were twisted around his narrow hips. His face was almost angelic in sleep, chiseled lines softened and lips relaxed. Thick lashes fanned the top of his cheeks. He looked so much younger at rest but, in a weird way, he was even more out of my league. His kind of masculine beauty was otherworldly and intimidating. Something that existed in between the pages of the books I read. Sometimes I had a hard time convincing myself he was real.”

Le-sigh Who in their right mind wouldn’t want one? Do you need more convincing?

“A slow, wry smile teased Daemon’s lips. ‘Simmer down,Kitten, before I have to get you a ball of yarn to play with.’”

I love his douche-baggery…I love his sensitivity..and more so, I love him and Katy. They complete each other. The two parts of a whole. I also loved Dawson and his drive to find his love. It was awe inspiring…

The Betrayals: Oh….this was horrible. It all came down to the last three pages…my pulse was pounding, my heart was breaking…but take this advice: don’t trust anyone…everyone has something to lose or to gain.

The Action: The action was a close second on my love list. It was….exciting and thrilling. It was eventful, and it kept me attached to that book all night and morning. It was to die for–literally. I’ve never read a book that I’ve had this reaction to…absolutely amazing.

I loved watching Katy change…Daemon change…Dee change…everyone changed. New bonds were formed, and old ones were lost. It was a very amusing novel…complete with swoon-worthy Daemon-ness, sarcastic arguing, and cardiac arrest inducing action. BUT THE DANG CLIFF HANGER!!!! I’M ABSOLUTELY PISSED THAT IT ENDED AT THAT POINT…I WOULD KILL TO GET MY HANDS ON ORIGIN…So, Mrs. Armentrout, if you would kindly have that book come out, oh say….tomorrow? That would be great!

Opal was devourable, gut-wrenching tale of love, betrayals, sacrifice, and fighting for what you believe in and who you love. Go buy this book. Now.

5 Stars
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About 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.
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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