Monday, January 7, 2013
Review: Opal by Jennifer L. Armentrout♥
Opal by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Release Date: December 11, 2012
Format: Paperback, 382 pages
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Series: Lux #3
Description from Goodreads:
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.
It is no secret at all that I am a huge fan of JLA and the Lux series. Which means I was eagerly awaiting Opal. Like, for MONTHS. Long, long months. And in those months, expectations are formed. I mean, how could they not be? It was...4 months? Somewhere around there. Anyway, 4 months of waiting for the book and wondering what it could be like. Imagining what could POSSIBLY happen this time. Of course, all my predictions were wrong. Because Jen's just that good. But the most important thing is that she did not disappoint.
With Opal, Jen's given us a beautiful third installment in my/our beloved Lux series. You see, I keep trying to think of some good adjectives for this, but my brain can't think up any good enough. Amazing, wonderful, spectacular, phenominal...well, this book is all of those things, but I don't feel they're ENOUGH. So I must resort to a gif...or two...
When I got the book...
When I started the book...
And just...I swear, I could do more, but I wouldn't want to use TOO MANY gifs. That would be horrible.
So where was I...that was the story. Minus the ending. I'll get to that. But first...
Katy: With every book, I love this girl more and more. She's so kickass. Her character has grown and changed so much since Obsidian, and I still think that Jen making her a book blogger is the best high five she could give us. I LOVE that Katy's a book blogger. And Katy...she really has changed. In a good way, I think. I mean, I like it. I've always liked Katy, but she still one-ups herself with every book in this series. GOOD JOB, GIRL.
Daemon: Oh, my my my. This guy. This guy this guy this guy.
He never fails to make me happy. He's funny, and still has his snark, even though he DOES have even more sweet moments. I think there was a great balance there, to make him nicer to Kat, but still his usual snippy self. SO MUCH LAUGHTER, guys. I heart Daemon so much. There's a reason he's my #1.
Plot. You won't see it coming. This book....IT WILL SURPRISE YOU. It seems like it's going in a predictable path. It really does. But you still love it because, um, hello. It's amazing. But then you get to certain places and it's like...OH SNAP.
Yeah, that's the only way I can describe it. Jen, you threw me for a loop. You have serious skill, chica.
Swoon. Um, do I need to repeat the fanning gif? Because that could fit here, too. So obviously Daemon and Katy are AN ITEM now. A seriously lovable item. And they grow so much AS A COUPLE. I loved witnessing it. These two...there's a reason these two are my #1. ;)
The ending. I was kind of dreading this part of the review. But excited, too. Because now I get to tease y'all with the fact tha this is a HUUUUUGE cliffhanger. It made me cry. But it also made me happy. Figure THAT one out. So because of this ending...
Okay, so we get the point, yes? You probably got it three gifs ago. I was just having fun adding them according to how this book made me feel. Specifically the ending.
Overall, this book was so amazing!!! Was it better than Onyx? Honestly, I'm not sure. I adored Onyx, but Opal...I just don't know. It just may be better. It's soooo close. Either way, Opal totally made me feel like this:
My point in all this? READ THE BOOK. I recommend it to everybody. Because I love it that much. I really, really, really doooooooooo!
Now, I must go wait in a corner somewhere until Origin is released. WHY MUST JULY BE SO FAR AWAY?!?!?!?!!