Thursday, January 17, 2013

Opal - Review

Opal (Lux, # 3)

By: Jennifer L Armentrout

Published: December 11th 2012 by Entangled Teen (first published December 1st 2012)

382 pages

Source: Borrowed my SNL's, Holly @ Words Fueled by Love, kindle

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Goodreads description--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.

I'm having difficulty writing a review for Opal. Most of the people I've seen have commented that Opal was their favorite of the Lux series so far. But I'm not sure I can say that.

It wasn't that Opal was lacking anything a good read needs to have. There was interesting conflict. Romance. A hot guy. Kissing. Danger. Characters to hate. Storylines left off in previous books that came back to be completed so they weren't just left hanging. But I stopped reading Opal about 50% through and read two other books in the meantime that completely blew me away, so I'm still kind of trying to get my bearings back after reading those. And I've noticed that anytime I read a book that blows me away, the other books I read/finish after just don't measure up. Even if they would have under other circumstances.

Had I not taking a break smack in the middle of Opal to read these two other books, I probably would be rating this one higher. But circumstances play into my ratings because I can't help it.

Foreshadowing was pretty heavy throughout Opal and for me that made it fairly obvious what was going to happen with the cliffhanger ending that didn't really feel like a cliffhanger (to me).

I'm still a huge Daemon fan. And it was really nice to see more of Dawson. I feel like Dawson really added to the story. And I'm really interested and excited to see what's going to happen next.

Despite my somewhat apathetic review, I did really enjoy Opal and I can see where had I not taken a break from it, I might be giving and entirely different review here. Still, Opal gets 4 Stars from me. It's definitely worth the read.

Have you read Opal? If so, what did you think? Let me know!


  1. Haha I fall into the majority that think Opal was the best in the series. I think because for me I was waiting for that romance for so long and JLA paced it perfectly so Opal was so swoon-worthy for me.

    I absolutely loved the cliffhanger!

  2. I am so behind on this series, despite some issues I am glad you still enjoyed it and it rated a four from you!