Monday, January 7, 2013

Opal by Jennifer L. Armentrout

This is the third novel in the Lux series by Jennifer L. Armentrout.

My review of #1: Obsidian.
My review of #2: Onyx.

WARNING - There may be spoilers from the first two novels in this series. Proceed with caution!

Katy is a hybrid - human who now has alien powers thanks to Daemon healing her and transferring a part of himself to Katy's DNA. Which is not the best thing that has happened because now Daemon and Katy are connected together. And that also means if one of them dies, the other will too.

Not exactly the relationship they wanted, but there's nothing they can do about it.

Besides their connection, and their budding romance now that they are both admitting their insane attraction to one another and are starting to date, there is a ghost who has walked back into their lives: Dawson - Dee and Daemon's twin (triplet?) brother.

Only this isn't the same Dawson the Black's remember. He's more reclusive and solidarity. And he is on a mission to get his one true love out of the clutches of the DOD - no matter if it costs his life in the process.

And with the recent death of Adam, Dee's boyfriend, things are very tense around the West Virginia area. Especially since Dee is not talking to Katy, because Katy did sort of spare the life of Adam's killer, Blake, and was a little bit responsible for Adam's death in the first place.

But Blake has come back with a proposition: he can get Beth back, along with his friend Chris from the DOD, but they all need to work together. Which is a problem since everyone wants to kill Blake for the events that unfolded around Adam's death.

So while they are all planning a rescue plan, Katy is also trying to keep her alien powers under control and is practicing them so she won't slow the aliens down. She doesn't want to be a hindrance to them; she wants to help them.

However, things are not going as planned and Katy has a suspicion why. As much as she trusts and loves Daemon, there are some things she can't tell him because it would cause him to murder Blake.

Will the rescue mission work? Can they get both people of out the DOD's clutches and everyone will live happily ever after? Or will something go wrong and another person will be lost from Katy's life? Read Opal by Jennifer L. Armentrout to find out!

My Thoughts/Reflections
NOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!! Why?!? I cannot handle this cliffhanger!! I need to find out what happens next - like now - and it better be good and not bad news!!!!

Seriously?! The last 4 pages had me in shock, terror, sadness, anger, and the LAST PAGE?!? I was crying. It was heartbreaking. My heart broke and I have still not gotten over the shock and utter despair that I feel right now.

Okay, okay... I need to breathe and wipe away my tears and talk about my thoughts of the WHOLE book and not just that horrible ending.

I absolutely and ridiculously love Jennifer L. Armentrout. There, I've said it. I've read 7 of her novels and have starred every single one of them 5 stars. And I've read all 7 of them in the past two months. That is pretty impressive for my ratings!

This book went above and beyond what I could have expected from this series. Now that Katy and Daemon admit their attraction for one another, there's less hate-hate relationship going on and more kissing and steamy romantic scenes. Don't get me wrong, I love both of those scenes so it was a win/win situation for me.

I loved the scenes with Daemon, Dawson and Katy. Katy was able to chip away Dawson's remorse and bring out the old Dawson a little bit, which made Daemon happy. Extremely happy and he was more than willing to reward Katy in a certain way...

So yes, I loved this book. The ending was a torture chamber. Knowing what was going to happen but not being able to take my eyes away from the book and reading each excruciating word was amazing and heartbreaking.

And now I have to wait 7 whole months until the next one comes out. That is going to feel like forever. I'll have to go through my favorite scenes over and over to make me happy again.

If you haven't read this series, or even this author, you are missing out!! I don't know what else to tell you. This series is amazing. This author is amazing. If you want great characters, great writing, and a great story line, please pick this up!!

In the meantime, I'm going to go build a time machine and fast forward to July so I can continue this roller coaster of a ride in the Lux world! ;-)

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