Monday, December 31, 2012

Review: Opal by Jennifer Armentrout

Opal (Lux, #3)
Opal by Jennifer Armentrout
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.

Publishes in US: Dec 11 2012
Source: bought
Series? Yes. The 3rd in Lux. 1st is Obsidian (my review here) 2nd is Onxy (my review here), 4th in July 2013 yet to be titled, and 5th sometime probably late 2013

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     This was an emotional and at times hard to deal with book only because I have come to care so much about these characters that it is very hard to see them in pain and struggling ).
    Dawson is so broken, and I can totally understand where Katy and Daemon are coming from wanting to do anything to make things right. I also appreciate the empathy that Katy has for Dawson, and imagining that she would do the exact same thing if not more if it were Daemon.
       It is also so hard to see the friendship between Katy and Dee so broken. I miss their easy and fun way about them and I hated seeing them not getting along. I also long for them to be able to talk about their love life as well a everything else going on with each other. Though if there is ever any blameless motivation for a broken relationship, Dee and her feelings of loss and that Katy didn't trust her and confide in her, they are founded, though I also understand that Katy was trying to protect her. 
      As usual, Jennifer kept me on the edge of my seat, only guessing at what would come next, and being completely blown away by where she takes the plot. I love these characters, this series, and Jennifer as an author. 
     But oh man, talk about one helluva cliff hanger. Sweet alien babies... I mean, really? You're gonna leave my girl like that? But alas, I shall have to suffer with the other fangirls until the next book comes out. 
     Bottom line: Must read series. Opal is hot, fast paced, with amazing characters. 

My question to you, my lovely readers:
Have you ever been in a situation you don't know who to trust?


  1. Thank you so much for stopping by! I love see your take on this. We both had a hard time watching Katy and Dee with this divide in their friendship. I really hope in future books that we get to see them back on track. I also agree with the not knowing who to trust. I swear the whole time I'm reading, I'm expecting anyone to turn on them. And the end! Man...Great review! Jaclyn @ JC's Book Haven

  2. I have felt that way both in the real world and fictional world. I have books one and two in my tbr pile *facepalm*

  3. I agree, the Lux series is a must-read :)

    Loved the way you shared your book passion with us, Brandi!

  4. each time I see a review about this series I'm asking myself whu I haven't tried it yet. I really need to, it sounds so great!

  5. I just got this the other day. I'm a bit afraid to read it since we have a wait for the next one. But I am excited to see where things go. So glad you loved it!

  6. Brandi, you've totally convinced me that I need to read this series! I can't believe I've been looking over it for so long! Thanks for the awesome review! :)

  7. I think I really need to read these. Keep hearing great stuff. nice review!

  8. I just picked this book up to read. I am so scared about the cliff-hanger ending. I hate those. But I love the characters too much not to read this book now.

    Great review.

  9. I love emotional books sometimes and I really need to read this series. It sounds like it has everything I would want. And yes, I have been in a situation where I didn't know who to trust. It was the worst feeling.

    Happy New Year!

    ~Sara @ Forever 17 Books

  10. Oh Gosh! Yes!! I have been in situations when I feel like I have no idea who to trust who is on my side or in my corner and it is a horrible situation. :(

  11. I really enjoyed Dawson in this book. Even though he was so broken, he was a great addition. And I miss Dee and Katy's friendship also :( Awesome review!

    Janina @ Synchronized Reading

  12. I really must get round to reading onyx and opal, I read obsidian and liked it, but haven't read the next two yet. Glad you enjoyed it ☺

  13. OMG ...i really fall in love with daemon black more and more...
    can't wait to read OPAL...

  14. I finally got my copy a couple days back and I can't wait to start it!! And Jennifer never disappoints so I have no doubt I'll love it as much as you did! I can't wait to finally find out the whole situation with Dawson, and hopefully it gets resolved in this one! Awesome review!

    ~ Maida

  15. I've been meaning to read this for quite some time now. Ordered it from The Book Depository last December. Unfortunately, mail is kinda' slow in the Philippines so I haven't had the chance yet. I've read great reviews though but a friend of mine said that she was kind of pissed with Katy and Dawson at some point in the story.

  16. I LOVE this series! I haven't read this one yet but it sounds awesome. Great review :D


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