Book Review

Book Review | OPAL, by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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

Publish Date: December 11, 2012 (audiobook published April 30, 2013)
Published by: Entangled Teen/Tantor Audio
Narrated by: Justine Eyre
Length: 11 hrs 30 min (382 pages)
Genre: YA Sci-Fi/Romance
My Rating: ★★★★☆ (4 out of 5 stars)


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:

Whew. This one definitely left me breathless. There were many ups and downs to this book. I loved seeing the relationship between Katy and Daemon grow so wonderfully and naturally, but on the other hand it hurt to see Katy’s friendship with Dee become so broken. That friendship had been one of my favorite parts of the first book, and to see it fade over the second book and then implode in the third is heartbreaking.

Still the plot was exciting and kept me enthralled the whole time, despite it feeling obvious that things were going too easy at times and that something bad was going to happen during the rescue mission. At least to me. (Okay so I may have accidentally glanced over the first line of the next book’s summary before I even started this book and I can’t BELIEVE I let my eyes do that I have made it my MISSION to never read the summary of a book within a series BECAUSE of that and yet my eyes betrayed me. So yeah I knew something bad was coming, but even then it all still felt too easy and there were just so many things – like Dawson’s escape being allowed, the thing with Carissa – that just didn’t add up.)

These character and this plot has definitely pulled me under in the most glorious of ways.

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