Review: Opal by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Opal by Jennifer L. ArmentroutSynopsis:

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.

Favorite Lines:

“She stalked towards me, like that freaky female terminator after John Connor. And I was so John Connor.”

“Simmer down, Kitten, before I have to get you a ball of yarn to play with.”

“If wishes were fishes, we’d all throw nets.”

My Opinion:

This book is full of a lot of angst, frustration, happiness, and sadness. It’s another part of the Lux journey as the characters continue to try to keep themselves a secret and to survive in the world. What I love about this book is that my ship is together. Daemon is a sweetheart and the love that is there is just the cutest thing ever. It makes me want a Daemon all to myself (totally lame, I know).

This book’s plot is all about an epic rescue mission and preparing for it while there are smaller events taking place around the plan to keep it interesting. What I really enjoyed about this book is that it doesn’t get boring. Throughout the story, not a lot of major action happens, it’s all about setting it up for a major plot point but there are enough minor events taking place that you’ll still be drawn into the book and have trouble putting it down.

One thing that did really bother me about this book is the ship is constantly interrupted during any alone time they may have. I totally get Armentrout wanted to have build up but it was to the point where you will sit there thinking “oh come on!!!”. That being said, the buildup makes it that much more worth it when they finally are alone. This is a young adult novel so don’t worry about too much rated R stuff, it’s all pretty pg-13; your virtues should be safe.

I will say fair warning, be ready for the ending. It will leave your heart hurting and make you want to rush to the next book to see what happens. If you’re just starting this book, DON’T BE ONE OF THOSE WHO READS THE BACK OF THE BOOK FIRST. Start from the beginning and enjoy the journey, that’s what makes it all the more better.

I’m well aware that this cover is one of the more cringy ones than the others. It’s funny and slightly ironic because Katy is always making fun of the romance novels with the lame covers, yet this cover is kind of lame. Also, on a total side note, this book series is the book series that kind of inspired me to blog. When I was thinking about making a blog, this series is what popped into mind and figured if Katy could be as enthusiastic about her book blog, so could I. (Forget that she is a fictional character for two seconds).


Opal makes you fall in love even more with Daemon Black and envious of Katy. I say it all the time and I’ll say it again, Armentrout is an awesome author and could really do no wrong. This book is no exception to her awesomeness and is just a pit stop of the Lux series. So get out there and read some books kids!




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