Review of ‘Opal’ by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Topalitle: Opal

Author: Jennifer L Armentrout

Publisher: Entangled

Publication Date: 11 December, 2012

Pages: 452

Blurb via Amazon: The Lux series continues with the third installment of this riveting paranormal YA series. 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. 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 did enjoy this book just as much as the other two, but I would have definitely liked more progression when it came to the plot. In terms of character development there was a lot. Actually, I would go as far to say that there was more character development in this book than in any others I have read in a while if I’m honest.

This is the third book in a five book series and usually at this point there tends to be a dip in quality. This is a shame but it is a truth that needs to be realized. However, I feel as if Jennifer L Armentrout has skipped the trend and managed to produce a series at a constant quality at all times. But like I said, I would have much preffered if there was at least a little exceeding of quality.

In terms of major plot events there was not a lot, unless you think about the events in the last quarter of the book, where things really spiced up a bit. For basically the whole book they were just trying to get Dawson’s girlfriend back.

My favourite aspect of this book has once again been Katy and Daemon. There relationship is primed and ready with that sense of passion all the time. There is so much sexual tension in this book and at times it was embarrassing to read in public. And then there was that creepy bit with Blake that made me cringe and feel sick. That was a really good plot twist Jenmjfer.

I am going to award 4/5 stars to ‘Opal’ by Jennifer L Armentrout. I am excited to read the next book, because I feel ,Ike this book was building up to something in the future.

❤ DW

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