Review: Opal by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Posted March 6, 2013 by Stephanie in 4 Star Review, Jennifer L. Armentrout, Lux, Opal, Review, Reviewed in 2013, Young Adult / 1 Comment

Title: Opal
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: Lux #3
Publication: December 11th 2012 by Entangled Teen
Genre: Young Adult ~ Paranormal
Format: Paperback, 382 pages
Cvoer Rating: 4/5
Overal Rating: 4/5

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 thoughts:

Right from the moment I read Obsidian I knew this would be one of my favorite series ever and it’s true. I enjoy these books a lot (who wouldn’t?) and I love Jennifer L Armentrout’s writing! She just knows what us fangirls want.

Daemon. Daemon. Daemon. I would lie if he wasn’t a big part of why I read these books. I just love him so much. Why can’t he be real? Anyway… I love the writing. It’s just so enjoyable and I love Katy’s voice. I love that she’s such a book nerd like a lot of us are. I love how she freaks out when she gets new books and how she loves reading and reviewing. We all can relate, right? But not only that, Katy has changed a lot from the first book. She’s grown up and would do anything it takes to protect the ones she loves. 
Daemon as always was amazing. He loves Katy so much even though he doesn’t tell her yet. You can feel it in the way he is around her, how he wants to protect her… *sigh*

I was so nervous to really getting to know Dawson, wondering what he was like and everything and I must say, I love him. I love how he is with Daemon. And I freaking love that they watch ghost shows together. Bro-time! 
I was also sad because of Katy and Dee’s relationship. I understand where Dee is coming from but it still broke my heart. At least at the end it started to be okay for a little bit.

I must say that I didn’t enjoy this book AS much as the others. It just missed something to me. It wasn’t full of the awesomeness that I’m used to but I did love it, because helloooo Daemon. I just wished there would be a little more, action? I’m not sure if that’s it but it lacked something at least. The end of course was killer. As I was warned. I didn’t see it coming, if anything I would’ve thought it to be the other way around. 

Overall Opal was a great book in this amazing series. Aliens will never ever be the same to me. Goodbye greys and hello delicious Daemon! Everyone will love this book/series and be crushed by this heartbreaking ending. Cliffhangers, damn you! 

And now all we can do is wait and wait for Origin!


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

It always felt good typing up a review on a book I enjoyed and I went all out, finding bizarre pictures to emphasis the wow factor. I preffered ones with cute kittens and llamas. And Dean Winchester. Hitting ‘publish post’ cracked a smile.

~About the author:

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 Russel 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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One response to “Review: Opal by Jennifer L. Armentrout

  1. Yeah, I agree. Opal was definitely missing something. I also think the lack of action was the reason. And what happened to all of Katy and Daemon's relentless banter??? I read this series for that!

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