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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 longerNo 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....

Title : Opal
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ISBN : 9781620610091
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 382 Pages
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Opal Reviews

  • Dd
    2019-04-06 18:44

    Oh no.Oh no,no,no.Noooooooooooooooooo...........Just give me a moment.....I need to calm down!!!Sorry,where are my manners???Hello Readers!!!Why am I in this condition???I'll have to start from the beginning!!------------------------------------------------------Yesterday morning---Okay,all of you,....stay calm,...stay cool,....take deep breaths....Here we go.....DAEMON BLACK IS BACK!!!!Yes,yes I know it's TRUE!!!Hmmmmmmmmmmm..................."I'm just a fool,a fool in love with you....."Ouch...did someone just chuck a shoe at me???Yeah,yeah!!I'll stop singing and get back to the story!!>The Storyline--The story starts exactly where it was left off in Onyx!!Adam is dead and Dawson's back!!But nothing is the same anymore.Katy and Daemon's whole world has gone topsy-turvy!!Dawson maybe back but he is only a shell of the man he used to be.The DOD still have Beth and Dawson's going crazy.He is ready to do anything to get Beth back.And that means rushing to the DOD headquarters if he has to.But Daemon had already lost his brother once.He's not going to lose him a second time.So,he is constantly baby-sitting his brother.And then Daemon decides to take Katy out to dinner on a date while Dee babysits Dawson.But,Daemon gets a call in middle that Dawson's somehow made a run for it.Telling Ordering Katy to go home,he goes after Dawson!!But Katy being Katy,follows Daemon and finds the brothers in the middle of a fight. “Here was the problem.Dawson wouldn’t stop.Deep down Daemon knew and understood why and would do the same thing.It was hypocritical to the umpteenth degree to demand someone else do otherwise.There had to be a compromise.And there was one. “ Let us help you.”And so Katy promised that they would help Dawson to find Beth.But Dawson’s not their only problem!!Blake is back too!!Yes Readers,you heard me right.Blake’s back and he wants their help.He knows where Beth is.It’s the same place where his friend Chris is being kept.He needs their help and they need his.And Dee,the sweet bubbly girl,has turned into a cold and unfeeling bitch.She wants to kill Blake.Dawson will not let anyone kill Blake as only he can lead to Beth.And then there are the Elders who can outcast Daemon for being with a human.And then there is the chance that all of this is a trap. A big trap for Daemon and Katy set by the DOD.Readers,you must have heard of the saying---‘Between the devil and the deep blue sea.’“We’d been blackmailed—trapped again,and what could we do? Refuse to go along with Blake and be turned over? Or trust someone who had already proven he wasn’t worthy of such a thing?God,we were screwed to the tenth degree.”And so Readers,welcome to the crazy world of Opal.And welcoming you is Daemon(of course)--- “He immediately started charming my mom until she was nothing but a gooey puddle in the middle of the foyer.He loved her new haircut.She got one?I guessed her hair did look different.Like she’d washed it or something.Daemon told her that the diamond earrings were beautiful.The rug below the steps was really nice.And that leftover scent of mystery dinner—because I still hadn’t figured out what she fed me—smelled divine.He admired nurses worldwide,and by that point,I couldn’t keep my eye rolls to a minimum.Daemon was ridiculous.”Yes,**sigh** That’s Daemon,ridiculously charming. “Slowly he looked at me,and then he bent down,planting his lips on mine.The kiss was unexpected—deep and forceful.Stunned I just stood there as I pulled back,nipping at my bottom lip."Tasty,Kitten." Then he spun,planted his right hand on Blake’s shoulder,knocking him back into a locker. “See you around,” he said,smirking.”Yes,**sigh again**.That’s Daemon,ridiculously possessive. “I loathe Blake.He used me and was ready to turn me over to Daedalus.He killed Adam.There’s only a teeny tiny bit of me that can actually tolerate him.How can you even be any bit jealous of him?”“He wants you.”“Oh,dear God,he does not.”“Whatever.I’m a guy.I know what other guys are thinking."Told you,ridiculously jealous. "Daemon spoke in his language.The lyrical quality of his words made no sense to me.“What did you say?” I asked.“There’s really no translation for it,” he said, “but the closest human words would be,you are beautiful to me.”And....ridiculously romantic.THE PERFECT PACKAGE!!And together they make the perfect couple!!------------------------------------------------I was so,so in love with this book.And then,the unthinkable happened.Warning Readers—CLIFFHANGER!!CLIFFHANGER!!CLIFFHANGER!!Be prepared for your heart to be torn out!!!Hell no,I am NOT adding any spoilers!!!Why??Because I suffered.....a lot!!And I want you to experience the pain which I felt!!Does that make me evil???Mwahahahahahaha.....You bet it does!!Ta-Ta,Readers!!Enjoy!!

  • Meg J
    2019-03-23 13:28

    UPDATE: That ending was evil! On an entirely different hand, Daemon was indeed greatness in this book. More thoughts to come later...Original:

  • Booknut
    2019-03-21 15:29

    The author:Me *sobbing*:When life gives you cliffhangers......Get depressed and start throwing shit.I. Am. A. Freaking. Mess.Authors are like medieval torturers reincarnated!! They rip out your HEART and then CRUSH it with their cliffhangers and heart-wrenching scenes! They lull you into a false sense of security and then dump you in a vat of 'feels' and endless piles of used up tissues and chocolate!! WHY?!I was so happy! I was ENJOYING IT! And..and then you had to go and-!*sobs and curls into a ball* WHHHHHHHHHHHHHHYYYYYY?!!Please - leave me! *sniffles and dabs at eyes* I'll...I'll post up a review after a mourning period of three days...three days in which I will eat nothing but ice-cream and sob about cliffhangers in all their evil, sadistic glory!!*muffled sobs*_______(Pre-Read Review:)

  • Claudia B.
    2019-03-30 15:23

    WHAT THE DUCK?!I'm missing pages.. They're around here somewhere, I'm sure.This can't be...IS THIS THE REAL ENDING?!Review soon.EDIT 21/09/2012Is that.... Is that the real cover?80 days.. Ijust have to wait 80 more days... I can do that, right?... RIGHT?! I can do it...EDIT 20/08/2012Synopsis is baaackEDIT 15/08/2012They REMOVED the synopsis?.What kind of sick people are YOU?.Don't play with my feelings like that!. :(EDIT 14/08/2012Conversation between Jennifer L. Armentrout and I a while back:-------------------------------------------------------------No, but seriously..A THIRD BOOK?OHMYGOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD.This is... I can't even...I don't even have the second one yet!.This will be MINDBLOWING! (I hope).And.. Did you read the synopsis?.WHO DIES???? WHOOOOOO?.I. CAN'T. WAIT.

  • Jenny Levine
    2019-04-12 17:28

    OMGOMGOMGOMGOMG Before anything else, DAEMON, I LOVE YOU SO MUCH, OKAY? I DARE YOU TO BE MORE PERFECT!Now...I intended to write a review for this, BUT, I CAN'T...First, it's impossible to write one without abusing the spoiler tag.And second, I JUST CAN'TI've been through a whirlwind of emotions. *I SMILED.*I LAUGHED.*I GIGGLED.*I FELL IN LOVE.*I CRIED.*I GOT ANGRY.*I HELD ON TO MY SEAT.*I FELT KATY'S PAIN.*I FELL IN LOVE WITH DAEMON EVEN MORE.*I GOT PISSED.*AND THEN I CRIED SOME MORE. And THAT ENDING:[image error]There's one question I wanna ask Ms. Jennifer Armentrout:WHY???? Okay, so I'll leave you with that. Because I'm still shaking as I'm typing this review. And you need to find out what I'm fussing about here.---YEAH YEAH, I THINK SO.Waiting for book 4 is gonna be PURE TORTURE. That I'm sure of.

  • Katerina
    2019-04-07 17:41

    Holy bananas and mother of nasty cliffhangers,why WHY WHY DID THIS HAPPEN??I'm hurt and angry and shocked and confused and cursing shamelessly because I will enjoy it.“I tilted my head back against his shoulder,wondering how he'd gone from douchebag extraordinaire to this...this guy who still infuriated me but also constantly surprised and amazed me.To this guy I'd fallen madly in love with.”You didn't expect things to go smoothly for Daemon and Katy,did you?Yes my babies are finally together,arguing and driving each other crazy and kissing and making me puke rainbows,but the truth is they couldn't get a break.Breaking into top secret governmental facilities,visiting underground clubs ran by the teenage mafia,striking deals with the devil(s) and training with onyx?Sure thing.Going on a date like normal people in love?Not so much.When the lines between right and wrong were blurry and every decision they made would lead them to their downfall,Katy and her Luxen friends had to make peace with what they lost and fight to keep what they still had.“You really shouldn’t trust a soul in this game. Not when everyone has something to gain or lose.”More mutants.More surprises.More action.More agony.More emotional turmoil.Jennifer L. Armentrout definitely knows how to make readers hold their breath and pray that shit is not going to happen (yeah wishful thinking,I know).I dreaded what every page was about to bring,there was constantly a knot in my stomach and bile rising in my throat,the anxiety was about to consume me.I cursed in a way I would make Deamon proud and wanted to toss my e-reader from the balcony (which of course I didn't for obvious reasons,but still) and I came up with some very creative ways to torture Blake,but nothing was enough.I never liked him,in fact I loathed him since Onyx but in this one,his constant presence and the way he stalked Katy made me wanna do some nasty things to him,and not the fun stuff.Katy has come a long way since the first book,and I kind of admire her for that.Sure she can be insecure and paranoid and stubborn as a mule,but thank God I don't want to strangle her anymore.“I had most of the body parts but was missing vital pieces to make me real.I didn't know who I was anymore.”I love Dee and Matthew,even Andrew has grown on me,and Dawson is my second favorite,only topped by Daemon,my oh-so-cute-but-sexy baby.He always made me blush and giggle,even when he was an overprotective caveman.“I love you, Katy. Always have. Always will.”I don't think Jennifer L. Armentrout loves her readers though.If she did,I wouldn't ramble like a madwoman.She wouldn't put me through Hell and leave me starving for more.And since I need food books to survive,it's time I stop babbling and go read Origin.You should too.

  • Genocide criminal genius & master of all villainy Unknown
    2019-03-21 12:37

    So now that I have waited....First time I saw Daemon and Dawson:then the rest of the book: THAT IS ALL!

  • Jennifer Armentrout
    2019-04-10 12:25

    The cover that keeps getting added for Opal is NOT the cover....

  • maggie
    2019-04-02 13:38

    ❝I love you, Katy. Always have. Always will.❞I guess waiting until the 3rd book was worth it to love and cherish it so much. I guess disliking the first 2 and not really wanting to buy the rest, only now wanting to read the rest was worth it. I mean, JLA has done such a great job with all this. There's improvement in every book and there's improvement in everything—characters, plot, romance. I find it surprising that I rated this a 5 but, honestly, it deserves it. And I know that quote is the most popular and most used but, I mention a lot of Daemon and Katy's relationship here so why not go along with it.If you've read my reviews for Obsidian and Onyx, you probably know I wasn't the biggest fan of either of them. Even though Onyx had some improvements here and there, I still couldn't rate it higher than a 3. I am not the biggest fan of Paranormal Romance. I've said it once, twice, and I will say it again. I find it quite absurd since it is always about a human falling for some shapeshifter, or some kind of paranormal creature. Maybe the other way around, but you get the point. But when it came to Opal, the reason I enjoyed everything from it was maybe because there aren't any humans really mentioned in this. Katy was mutated by Daemon so now she's like him. Not exactly, but she's able to move stuff out of control when she doesn't expect to or want to, her eyes glow, she glows, and she's got some strength she never thought she had. Everything's changed for her and maybe, because she isn't the same Katy from book 1, JLA managed to finally get me to love this series a lot more. The romance is completely different! There are a lot of moments of Daemon and Katy and most are the kind that I have been waiting for. They both have admitted they love each other, and the love grows and grows. My love for Katy and Daemon together grows with it. Now that Katy is similar to Daemon and the Lux group, she's trying to find a way how to take care of herself, control these powers she's still trying to get over, and prove she can help Daemon and his family. Like I said before, she isn't the same Katy. She's stronger and stronger each day, growing a little accustomed too and growing a little...meaner? Katy has always been the kind of girl that doesn't take any shit said to her seriously. Since she met Daemon, she was able to talk back to him and always would surprise him since no girl would ever do that. Instead of being completely attached to him, she wanted to stay away from him. Sure she found him attractive and everything about him, but he still had a horrible attitude and was a jerk face and a douchebag to her over and over. Now that she knows more and more about these truths and secrets, she wants to try and make things better and fix the things she broke, including her and Dee's friendship. Other than being part of Adam's death, not being able to fix her friendship with Dee, not being able to be part of the "bitch squad" and not being able to train her powers, she's willing to fight for her friends and herself and do whatever it takes to complete what she is here to accomplish.Daemon is no longer an ass. Okay, he can be when he gets those moody swings or whatever. But when it comes to Katy, he has control, is respectful, sweet, caring, and loving. When he's around Katy, he wants to protect her and wants her to stay away since sometimes Katy can make things worse. Daemon is still the rude jerk face that is protective at times for Katy and his sister, is the one who gets what he wants when he wants, and is the one to make sure everything is set how he planned it. Jennifer did some major character development on him. I was so surprised. I suddenly love Daemon Black guys! Okay, Jennifer added lots of it. He's loyal, respectful, and like I said, loving, caring and sweet when he needs to be. I mean, with Katy that is. It's funny because with every one else he's the same and could care less, but with Katy he's different. I actually like that from him. I'm glad he cares about Katy more than everyone else. It seems unfair since the rest are like his "family" and Katy is just his girlfriend, but I think it's cute how he doesn't let anything happen to Katy, anyone get near her and try something on her, and make sure she's okay, happy and smiling, while sometimes he wants to hurt the rest. He is a jerk when it comes to discussing all the Lux and Arum mojo shit, but he is able to control it at times. He apologizes when he needs to and is able to control his anger issues when the right times are needed. A lot has changed from him since we first met him and everything about him continues to improve. Dee is not a bitch, but she isn't really a friend of Katy anymore. I don't blame her for being upset with Katy after Adam's death and lying to her this whole time, but sometimes I wish she would let Katy talk to her and let her explain everything. Katy did explain, but it felt like Dee didn't let her and didn't care about her excuses. Some were real, most were real actually, and even with all the honesty Katy gave her after, she didn't care at all again. Katy was just trying to protect herself but Katy and Daemon as well. Even though Daemon was the one to tell her to not let anyone know, especially Dee, Katy wanted to tell her the truth. It hurt her keeping it and it hurts her now knowing she's ruined everything that was between them. I wish they would make up for all the days they wasted not being together and would suddenly be the friends they were in Obsidian. I miss the old nice Dee. The one who would care about Katy, who wouldn't want death, who wasn't such a bitch at times, and who would steal Katy from Daemon to mess with him. In Onyx, it was obvious their friendship wasn't gonna workout after everything happened, but maybe there will be changes in Origin and things will go back to the way they were. I mean, not completely since nothing will ever be how it was. I mean their friendship and how they would always be together, hanging out.Blake is now known as the asshole from this series and my most hated character. I never liked him. I did when he acted normal, but I was on Daemon's side: I didn't trust him. I knew he was up to something since the beginning. I knew something would happen other than getting Daemon jealous because why would JLA introduce us a new character in the middle of the 2nd book? Of course to be a main side character and to ruin everything. He literally ruined everything though. He'd want to make things better and would want Katy and Daemon to trust him, when he was nothing but trouble and would make things worse. I liked nothing about him and wish Katy and Daemon found other ways to deal with their problems and situations. I wished Blake wasn't the answer and wasn't the only one who could "help." But boy did I have major problems with him. That betraying son of a bitch.The story line is kind of the same. Daemon's brother is back, Dawson, and nothing is the same from him either. I know nothing about him since I haven't read Shadows but I do know that the same that is happening with Daemon is what happened with Dawson. Sort of I suppose. He fell in love with Bethany, who was a human, and when he mutated her like Daemon mutated Katy, Bethany turned like Katy—glowing eyes, strong, traced. All he wants is to find Beth and bring her back with him but since Blake is the "only answer," he has no other option but to trust him along with Daemon and Katy. Dawson looks identical to Daemon, but their differences are able to be spotted. Before, Dawson was like Dee—never killed and was nice. Completely different to Daemon. But after being punished and taken away from Bethany, he's been changed and nothing is the same. He doesn't talk much and isn't one who offers help, but is the one who is up for anything involving Beth. Since I completely now love Daemon and Katy together, I love how Dawson cares about Beth so much and making sure she's safe and okay. Like I said, the story line is the same as it has been following. It still deals with aliens, light, power, evil and good, and keeping their identities hidden like they have been doing. There are a lot of changes made, but yet there are a lot of similarities from this novel to the first one. There's growth in the characters and growth in the romance, but the plot stays the same. With more problems added and more situations to solve, there is a lot more drama to read about and more paranormals to learn about. I'm looking forward for the other 2 books because JLA literally won me with this one and now I am sad because of that cliffhanger. I hate cliffhangers but I like them at the same time. I mean, if I have the rest of the books ready to start and finish, I don't mind it, but if I have to wait for the other book to publish and arrive in my little mailbox, I explode and feel like pulling out my hair. I'm not taking a break from the series and I'm gonna finish it as soon as I can. Jennifer L. Armentrout has won me with this series and somehow she managed to get me to love Daemon Black.

  • Jana
    2019-04-08 12:38

    Sigh. Guys, I decided not to do one of my 'normal' reviews and instead do a '20 reasons why' thingy. I just LOVE this book so much, I can't even write a proper review. So here's 20 reasons why you should read OPAL: (not that you need a reason :P1. I’m gonna say this again and again and AGAIN. Jennifer L. Armentrout is one hell of a writer. There’s no secret that she’s my all time favourite author ever (well duh. Have you read my 2012 End of Year Book Survey and noticed how half of the answers were of JLA and Opal? Yep.) and God knows how she does it but every book of hers just keeps on getting better and better. Her awesome, addicting and tight writing is just WOW. If we’re like this with OPAL, we’re all going to be mindblown by the time this series ends. 2. The plot and story was action-packed, fast paced and holy god INTENSE. It was definitely more complex and we're thrown in immediately. And it's not just that, there's a lot of humour and funny moments thrown in there. So everyone's happy. :) 3. The characters are what make this LUX series one of my ultimate top series ever. I was dying to get back into their world and be with them again! I wanted to kiss some of them, hug some, slap some *coughAshcough* but overall, they provided the most entertaining and memorable cast I've ever read about. 4. KATY AND DAEMON. I can never ever ever get tired of reading about them. They’re definitely my favourite YA couple and I could continue reading about them always. Their relationship goes through many stuff, but their love for each other always had me grinning like an idiot J 5. DAEMON. Our favourite alien bad boy is back. And OMG. Isn't he the swooniest? If you didn't think so, after OPAL you most definitely will. We get to see many different sides to Daemon. Even more so than in ONYX. We get to see him vulnerable, protective, jealous (always my fave!), romantic, sweet and everything. He made me swoon 99%, but that doesn't mean he's not jerky or sarcastic anymore, because he still is. God, I want my own Daemon. Too bad my neighbour is 80 years old. Too badddd. 6. I just continue to love Katy more throughout this series. First, she's a book blogger. Then she's dating a hot alien. There's more, but that's all you need to know. 7. Dee! If you’ve read ONYX (well, you have read it, right??), then you must know that Dee won’t be the same ever again. She’s not the same Dee in OBSIDIAN or ONYX, but I appreciate how her character changes and continue to grow throughout this series. I admit, at the start of OPAL, I had very mixed feelings about her, but in the end I adored her again. There was this one scene when she was so kickass and I was like ‘You go, girl!’8. Dawson! I feel so much for him! He was so sweet and charming and nice before, but obviously after the events that happened, he's not and won't ever be the same. I grew to love him, but not as much as Daemon :) 9. There's a certain character that needs their ass kicked. Preferably by Daemon. That should be enough to make you want to read it. :) 10. There’s a LOT of sexy, steamy scenes. Nuff said. 11. There's a lot of lines that I loved. Here's one of my favourites:"Maybe because I never wanted Ash, and I wanted you from the first moment I saw you - and before you start, I know I had a bad way of showing it, but you know I wanted you. Only you."12. And:"You've got to understand that you are who I want. Not Ash. Not anyone else." Yes. So Ash, get the message, yeah?13. I stayed up until 2am for this. It got delivered on my Kindle at about 12am and I just HAD to read a few chapters. Then woke up (on a Tuesday) to continue and after school, I practically raced home to finish this until the night. You should know I don’t do that to any other book. SPECIAL. 14. This book made me cry twice. That's good, right? 15. There's a prom scene! And a date scene! And a club scene! *swooon*16. Umm. Have you seen the cover? His face. His eyes. His hair. His HANDS. Dear god, his hands. (Yeah, I kinda have a thing for hands.) 17. You'll find out if Daemon says the 'I Love You'. Or not. 18. The ending. *CRIES* Dear god, the ending. It’s just…*cries some more* Completely torn me apart. It was tense, heartbreaking and suspenseful. Hell, I didn’t think I was evenbreathing. My head hurts. My heart still hurts after days of finishing it. You guys know I’m not an emotional person, I rarely cry with books, but THIS. I finished OPAL late in the night, and that scene had me bawling and crying into my damn pillows. 19. There’s a cliffhanger at the end of OPAL. But trust me, it’s all worth it. And even though I want to knock down Jennifer’s door and demand her to give me ORIGIN right now, I still loved it. I really couldn’t see the book ending other than what she has given us. J20. Umm. Let’s see. What else should I say to persuade you to read OPAL? Well, other than the fact that it’s my Top Book of 2012? ;) AND THAT'S IT. SIGH. I really wanna go talk to someone about this book. Have YOU read it?

  • Etnik
    2019-03-23 13:42

  • Maddie
    2019-04-13 13:39

    READ THE SERIES - YOU Will not be sorryHoly crap this book was FREAKING AMAZING!Type of Characters and my choices according to pictures :Relationship developmentKat has developed so much in this series from Lux 1 - 3 and I really feel she is amazing in this bookHer thought procession shows a lot of development I really loved all the decision she made in this book, and I was so darn proud of her! Well maybe her jealousy toward Ash was a little annoying... but hey come to think of it I will also be jealous if Daemon was mine.A few paragraphs / quotes → I lovedAs Usual Daemon is the cocky awesomeness :DDaemon... *sigh* I am going to add some of his awesome paragraphs I loved!Kat - "Anytime he held me, it always felt unbelievably right and I wondered how I could've denied it for so long." If you are in love with the snarky, cocky and ego filled Daemon read below :D"You're amazing.""I know it didn't take you this long to realize that.""No. I've always known it." I watched him root around for another strawberry. "Maybe not in the beginning..."He peeked up. "My awesomeness is all about the stealth."The magic chemistry between Katy and Daemon ("Reward me?" I laughed. "God, only you would think kissing someone is a reward." "You know it is. My lips change lives, baby.), "Each time I felt the worst kind of fear. What if it didn't work? What if I failed Beth? I'd..." He moved his neck, as if working out a kink. He'd never be the same. Tears climbed up my throat again. I wanted to cry for him, for Beth, but most of all for all, for the people they once were but never would be again."A slow, wry smile teased Daemon's lips. "Simmer down, Kitten, before I have to get you a ball of yarn to play with.""His eyes searched mine. "Thank you.""For What?" I loved the feel of his arms around me and how I fit against him, hard against soft. He trailed his fingers over my arm, and I was amazed by how he could make me shiver."For everything," he said."Epilogue! → Recommend to the following type of readers: →Over 16 etc. this is a NA read!Why my rating?→Don’t be foolish read the book!!!!Will I read it again?→OH YES most definitely!My feelings while reading this: → I needed some cold showers from time to time :D To the Author JLA has done it again heart stopped at the end of this book. JLA, you are simply amazing.

  • Rebecca ♥ Ash, Kishan, Magnus ♥
    2019-04-02 15:31

    I liked this about the same as Onyx. It had more romance, and an even sweeter and more dreamy Daemon, but less action. So it evens out in the end. The only action was the two escape attempts, which dont add up to many pages.But I really appreciate all the romance, and the focus on Katy and Daemon's bond. The reaffirmation of their relationship. We need that assurance that they can get through what faces them next. I am still a bit worried about their fate, but not sad. All the fuss over the ending had me worried, because I am really sensitive and I didnt want to cry. But I didnt. It ended up not being the kind of cliffhanger that makes me cry. It was a surprise twist, but not especially sad. But it really has me anxious to read Origin.

  • Nymeria
    2019-04-11 12:41

    12/07/2012I will not lose my mind.I will not lose my mind.I will not lose my mind.I will survive the pain caused by Opal.I'm strong. I will be stronger.This will be my mantra until the release of Origin. I will repeat these sentences every day. It's all I can do even if I have a feeling this will not be enough.In Opal there's all I ever wanted for Daemon and Katy and more. So much more. I tought I have really known Daemon in Onyx but he is full of surpraises. Prepare yourself for a romantic Daemon. You will fall deeper and deeper in love with him. And Kat, oh Kat, after the end of Onyx she became a stroger person. In some ways different from the Kat we met in Odsidian and in some way the same as always. She will understand what people can do for the ones they love. She is perfect for Daemon and Daemon is perfect for her.Reading the book you will be overwhelmed by a flood of emotins. It's the kind of book where you will drop everything you were doing to read it. You will cry tears of joy. You will smile. You will get angry. You will tear your hair. You will think 'this can't be the end. Just can't'. (view spoiler)[Using Jenni words there is a brutal cliffhanger ending. Really really really brutal.(hide spoiler)]Why Jenni? Why are you doing this to your beloved fans? You shattered my heart into tiny pieces. I think I will never be the same again. Jennifer L. Armentrout Italian Fanpage - Obsidian, Wait for You su facebook.11/30/2012My dear Opal, do not think I've forgotten you. I count the days that still separate us. In the meantime, I'm trying to prepare myself for the stream of emotions you will overwhelm me with. I'm sure about that.Always yours.Nymeria09/21/2012The official cover!!!! -----08/23/2012I can't wait until the release day. It's so far... Opal, my little Opal, I need you right now or I will go mad... :(Please, just come to mama Nym. I'm here, waiting for you! -------08/2012La sinopsi! Non ci credo, ma quando l'hanno messa? Ti prego Dicembre arriva presto. Opal vieni da mammina, ti aspetto!["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

  • Kristen
    2019-04-05 19:40

    4 EVIL CLIFFHANGER stars!!! OMG! OMG! OMG! I really THOUGHT I was prepared for this book's cliffhanger ending. I was wrong. I was so, so wrong. I was NOT prepared for this story's ending. Not at all!!! I'm devastated and anxious and want to read Origin right now! Plus, (view spoiler)[I'M SO FREAKING PISSED AT BLAKE I COULD SCREAM! I hope he gets what's coming to him. I truly HATE his character. (hide spoiler)]. I should have waited until Opal was released before starting this book. Oh boy, I HATE CLIFFHANGERS! I hate them, I hate them, I hate them!!I was going to write a review but I think my original comments express my feelings perfectly. I LOVE this series but could kick myself for not listening to all my Goodreads friends who warned me to wait until Origin was released before read this book. After this ending, I'm in need of a major fluffy, fun, and steamy read. Lol.

  • Celeste
    2019-04-14 17:42

    I swear to God if the release date gets shoved into the new year for this book, I will not be responsible for my actions!!!Let's just say Hell hath no fury like a woman whose release date gets pushed because of stupid publishing companies. *********UPDATED REVIEW*********OK, so anyone who's anyone knows exactly what a die-hard Lux fan I am. So when this released EARLY I was ecstatic. I’m talking Cloud 397. Rainbows and unicorns, walking on sunshine and moonshine AT THE SAME FREAKING TIME ecstatic.And so once I got my hands on it of course I stopped everything I was doing and read it. Straight. Until 1 AM.And I have to say, it didn't quite meet my expectations. Not that it wasn't still great, because it was. It just wasn't, you know, great.But the real questions is: Was it worth staying up for?Well, let's recap my thoughts. First, this is going to sound horrible, but I missed Daemon. The Daemon that made me pissy and uncontrollably swoon-ish at the same time. The Daemon that made me want to rip my tablet in half and then stare in horror at what I'd done. Not because I’d ruined my tablet, but because I didn't know what happened next. The Daemon that made my toes curl, that made me lose all functional thought, that made me want to slam him into a wall and do unspeakable things with. I wanted him, I missed him, I needed him. But I didn't get him. Or at least, not to the degree I wanted to get him. But all is not lost. The reason I didn't get the Daemon I wanted is simply because he's grown. As a character, over the past 3 books, he's grown and it's changed him. Daemon's a lot more open in Opal. He shows more emotion, actually admits to being jealous and isn't as moody. And it's... weird. He still has those moments that make me want to fan-girl to the nth degree without a care in the world, but they're more spaced out - they're fewer and far between. Instead we get to see the more vulnerable side of Daemon, especially at the end. And yeah, it's kinda sweet. And yeah, he made me gush a bit. But I still miss the bad-ass Daemon. The one who did what he wanted, instead of giving into Katy's demands.Which brings me to plot. This is where the biggest hit to my rating comes into play. There was either a lot going on, or not enough going on at all. A good 60% of the book was them either waiting or plotting about doing something. Armentrout does attempt to balance it out though, introducing Luc (who honestly scares me in the best way) and Paris (whom I'm kinda in like with) but then also throws in some screwballs (view spoiler)[Carissa mutating and dying - WTF is up with that? I didn't understand why the plot needed to go there. There had to have been some other way to plant the black opal (hide spoiler)] and gossip (view spoiler)[There was 10 pages of it and I really didn't understand the need for it. Yes, Dawson's different since he got back, we get it. And you people live in a town full of aliens! OF COURSE things aren't going to make sense to you with all the weird shit going on! (hide spoiler)]What made up for most of it? That killer ending. That KILLER-CLIFFHANGING-ENDING. I swear Armentrout wants to me murder someone just to get my hands on the next one.Other things to note: Blake. Total arsehole. How didn't they not see that one coming? I really wanted to like him too (view spoiler)[although not after his admittance to liking Katy, which was just awkward and random (hide spoiler)] but it was just way too good to be true. As seen by the KILLER ENDING.Dee. I love her. She totally let her claws loose in Opal which was fantastic. I was with her the entire time, feeling her pain over losing Adam and her best friend along with her thirst for revenge. When she punches Blake out? I almost kissed my screen. I want to see Dee like this more often. She was probably the most emotionally investing character for me in Opal, from her dark-bitchy side with Ash to her almost forgiveness with Katy.Katy. Was kinda blah for me in this one. I dunno why, but I just wasn't feeling her as much as I have in the past. The Dawson-Beth reunion. Kind of bittersweet. I was also kind shocked she recognized him. Looking forward to see what happens here.THE SCENE. (No need to spell it out for you people, you should know what I mean.) I think it suited Daemon and Katy in regards to time and how the plot panned out. It wasn't scorching or torrid, but for their first time... it worked with the way their characters have grown. I'm not exactly happy with it, but, it worked. In retrospect, I might fluctuate rating-wise. Depends on my thoughts later. As of now, I still think Opal is the weakest of the series, but still pretty awesome.But that ending? Holy shit sticks - my expectations for the next one are sky-high. And I think Armentrout might actually meet them, believe it or not, despite my slightly less than stellar opinion of this one.So in answer to the question: Was it worth staying up for?HELLS YEAH!But now I'm left with the proverbial question that currently has no answer: When is the next one coming out?

  • xrysa
    2019-04-15 18:32

    Noooooo!!! I hate how the book ended!! WHYYYYYY?????In the beginning , this book was simply awesome ! I was having such a good time with Deamon and his crazy ego ! “A slow, wry smile teased Daemon’s lips. "Simmer down, Kitten, before I have to get you a ball of yarn to play with."Annoyance flared deep inside me. "Don’t start with me, jerk-face.”Well, the most annoying person in this book was Blake(aka Biff, Bob ,Flake etc) and I really HATE HIM! (view spoiler)[Despite the fact that he was a stalking freak he betrayed them in the end!I think that he betrayed them because Katy turned him down. (hide spoiler)]After this ending we have to wait until summer for the Origin ???OMFG LOOK AT THE COVER !!! IT IS SO AMAZING <33SERIOUSLY!! i CANT STOP["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

  • Stacia (the 2010 club)
    2019-03-22 13:34

    3.5 stars Were you expecting something else for this series? If I themed books 1 & 2 like this, I might as well continue the trend. I'll start off in the right order this time with Good Cop. Good Cop!1. Daemon. Enough said.2. Action Sequences. Some of what I'd asked for in the first couple of books was brought to the table with Opal. We're dealing with aliens and the baddies out to get them. As much as I love the sexual tension in these books, if that's all there is, then the entire point of aliens and powers and all of that fun stuff is wasted. I might as well go read another generic-plot contemporary romance instead. Thankfully, the balance was working in this book!3. There were many great quote-worthy passages. I marked several funny quotes, a few sweet lines, and a couple of downright sexy moments. Unfortunately, this review will be long enough without me adding in my highlights, so I'll be leaving them out this time.Mini Spoiler - I'd advise clicking on it anyway, otherwise this picture will make no sense.(view spoiler)[3. It's McNugget and Carnation time. For those of you who have read my review for Onyx you'll get what this means. We all knew it was coming eventually, but I'm happy that it happened sooner rather than later.You should be thankful that something finally happened because I really didn't want to have to go into McNugget rage mode. (hide spoiler)]Note : This is not actually a picture of me.Bad Cop!1. I had the same issue with this book that I had with book 2. I'm not sure what's slipped off with the last couple of books, but both of them started out sort of blah. The first several chapters had me thinking that not even Daemon was capable of fixing my ongoing reading slump because the plot needed a serious boost. Even so, everything worked out fine when the story hit a good stride, and all's well that ends well.2. Katy's still needing hair ties. Hell, I think Daemon and Dawson might need some too. They all seem to have issues with hair falling in the face. It just only appears that Katy's the only one who gets hers tucked back by not only herself, but also by the males in her general vicinity.3. The YA book reference train continues. This doesn't personalize a book for me; it only dates it. 4. Preach much? The comment on how book piraters suck made me want to look for a soapbox.But hey, my complaints are becoming smaller and smaller! Other than having a serious reading slump when I picked up Opal which didn't help with my thoughts about the slow start, I had a blast while reading from about 30% on. Overall, the series is coming along quite nicely. It's not my favorite YAPNR (not even going to pretend this is sci-fi, even if we do have aliens running around) series, but it's still one of the few series in the genre that I really do enjoy for the most part. I'll be looking forward to the next in the series because who knows...maybe the bad cop section will end up almost nonexistent with the positive direction we're headed in. ["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

  • Alexis *Reality Bites*
    2019-03-28 19:41

    Quick Review -Spoiler Free 4.5 STARSGenre: YA-PNR Honestly I do not know what to say as I read the end of this book....I was and still am in total SHOCKWhat does this mean??Will we finally get Daemon's Pov???Why? Why why why??? I am so mad right now.... I just can't.. I can't articulate...YES the book was good.YES it ends with a devastating cliffhanger.YES this was the best out of the whole series.READ IT! For more reviews go to http://realitybites-letsgetlost.blogs...

  • Wendy Higgins
    2019-04-12 17:25

    Eeep! Loved it!!!

  • Kat O'Keeffe
    2019-04-13 17:39

    With every book this series just gets BETTER AND BETTER.Don't mind me, just dying until Aug 27th rolls around...

  • Ramona
    2019-04-17 17:41

    Opal is the third book from the Lux series and by far the most complex in plot and characters. From all the books from this series, this one was the most intense from my POV. It literally drags you through all the stages of feeling, like anger, grief, surprize, horror, love, sadness and SHOCK. Yap.. a lot to assimilate in just 250 pages.Katy and Daemon are finally together! Yes, our favorite couple is hot, daring and feels like it can face the world. Of course their happiness will be darkened by problems and enemies that just won't let them be. As I was saying, I think this book is more mature, because it inflicted a more mature feeling to the characters and plot. Now the problems are more complex and you can see in the way things are handled that are heroes are stronger and more capable of doing amazing things. Let me tell you something about the characters: Katy is not the annoying little brat she was in Onix. I really didn't understand her there and a lot of her mistakes had severe consequences on others fate. Now, after all this events, she is changed and I liked this evolution. After embracing her feelings for Daemon, she fights by his side, wanting to be his equal. All of this, adding to her new and improved skills, make Katy a bad ass heroine and a perfect match for Daemon. He on the other hand, was awesome as ever:) Obviously he changed a lot, because now he was in love with a human and all his believes were shattered, but he kept this protective tendencies, even if Katy is more aaaa.. evolved now. I liked their dynamic, alternating with a lot of hot, funny and serious scenes, and I truly loved them as a couple because despite being different, they clicked so well.Katy will have to work a lot to get her old relationship with Dee back, because she was the most affected by her mistakes and bad moves. I loved to see how much she valued her relationship with Daemon's sister and I know that she learnt a lot from the past events.As I said, this book is 2.0 in terms of new characters and plot twist. We are introduced with interesting characters that will have a strong contribution to the plot, but we are also rekindled with some very annoying characters. Yes, BLAKE!! With this guy I had a love and hate relationship and even know I don't know in which category to put him, because I am so tired of his mind games and tricks. I want him to be punished, but in a way I understood his motives. I'm kind of complicated right now in explaining myself.So, Opal didn't disappoint. It was so alert and with an amazing dynamic that will certainly leave you breathless by the end of the book. I had 2 OMG moments: a very romantic moment we were all been waiting for like FOREVER and the ending. It blew my mind and thankfully I've read the books in a row, so I didn't have to wait for Origin to be released in 1 year :) 5 stars!For more reviews please check

  • Beth
    2019-04-10 16:43

    The third buddy read with the one who loves Boys Before FlowersWe've done it! FINALLY!Can I just say how close this was to being a DNF. I'm so glad I didn't!THAT ENDINGOkay so what I liked?- We finally get to see a better side to Daemon, I'm starting to realise why he is such a loved character, even though he's such a big head.- The things he does for Katy, I CANNOT COPE!- The friendships are finally getting back on track!- Daemons hate for Blake, I mean we're in the same boat here!What I didn't like?- You know when something is so drawn out, you get really bored? I had that, I feel like if Fathima was like lets just call it quits I honestly would of, however she kept me going and we finished it!- The fact it dragged on and on it took me forever to read.- I still hate Blake.Will I continue with the series?HOW CAN I NOT AFTER THAT CLIFFHANGER!“I love you, Katy. Always have. Always will.”

  • ☆ ĄňŊǡƂėƮĦ ☆ ŞŧŎŋė
    2019-04-17 11:32

    Armentrout does not disappoint. Ever. This book had to be my favorite in the series. I'm still reeling from the ending of this book.IT WAS SO GOOD!!! Deep breaths, deep breaths...Okay I'malmostnot better. The Plot So, Katy and Daemon have gone through a lot together. Realizing that Daemon and his group of friends are glowworms (their words, not mine), fighting Arums (evil angels), and now the DOD, Daedalus, and other hybrids. Also through in Blake who has returned. No one likes him and Katy hates him. Dee threatens to kill him and would do it but the group needs him. He is the only one who knows where Beth, Dawson's love, is and how to get them in. The group, including Dawson who has come back, are trying hard to figure out the truth of the DOD and the Daedalus program for the sake of everyone they know and who have died. In the meantime, Katy and Daemon's relationship gets even better and you could see that they are falling even more in love. *sigh* it's wonderful. Anyway, everyone works hard and a couple of tries and they all know the risks of trying to find and help other hybrids. Katy knows the risks the most. What I liked Everything. No I have to be more specific.The characters. They were really developed and wonderful. My favorite was Katy and Daemon. I'll start with Katy first. Katy is learning more about her powers and when she has to use them. She goes through some rough and sad times with people dying or being killed. She feels guilty and Daemon talks with her to get her over it. She is very strong and intelligent. This is one of the reasons that I like her so much. She can stand up for herself and fight her own battles, or try hard to.Daemon is also great.He is so kind and caring with Katy. He is sensitive with Katy and it is adorable. He peeked up. “My awesomeness is all about the stealth.”“Is it?” The temp had dropped and I huddled closer to Daemon and the dying fire, shivering but not anywhere near ready to head back.“Uh-huh.” He grinned, closing the bowl and placing the rest of the food back in the cooler. Tossing me a soda, he cleaned everything up. We’d moved on past the wine coolers a while ago. “I can’t show all my dynamic sides at once.”“Of course not. Where’s the mystery in that?”He picked up a throw blanket. “There is none.” Draping it over my shoulders, he then settled back down next to me.“Thank you.” I pulled the soft material close. “I think the general public would be shocked to know how deep your sweetness runs.”Daemon stretched out, resting on his side. “They can never know.”Grinning, I leaned forward and kissed his lips. “I’ll take the secret to my grave.” He protects her but still gives her enough room. His ego is still there but it is more joking than it was before. This makes him only cuter. He is very strong and will do anything to keep Katy safe. This is definitely shown at the end of the book.The action was a definite part of why I loved this book. It seemed to be nonstop and it was wonderful. There are fights, big or small, and they are all as good. The ending was so amazing and I really want to write about it here but I'll hold back. I don't want to spoil it for you. What I didn't like or could have been better This is really hard. I'm thinking about this and I can't think of anything.I'm reading other reviews on how it was cheesy or Katy was dull or always blushing around Daemon. I disagree saying that it wasn't cheesy they just really love each other. Katy did blush but come on. Who doesn't when they love someone? That happens in real life too which is where Armentrout gets it from. THAT CLIFFHANGER It almost killed me. As I was getting very close to the end, I was waiting for something to go wrong. The last two books if I remember right had a big cliffhanger so I figured this would too. It totally did and I almost died. I knew that I didn't like that character but that was so bad!The way Daemon reacted and how Katy dealt with it was so unbelievable. If anyone doubted their love for each other, they should now. Katy is so strong and brave to keep going like that. Overall That was an amazing book. It might be my favorite. The ending definitely sealed the deal and I can't wait for the next book where I'll see where this cliffhanger drops down to. The characters were so good and developed. All of them have changed or in the process of. The action and the emotions throughout were unbelievable. Goodness, I sound like a commercial for this book.So, ya'll should read this!

  • Vivian
    2019-04-09 19:36

    Dear god...I was not ready for that."...and sucked more than a brutal cliffhanger." I see what you did there------------------------------The mention of Daemon's name...

  • Kayleigh {K-Books}
    2019-04-15 13:39

    Oh. My. God! Holy! Alien! Babies! Everywhere! There are just no words. I am speechless. I said Obsidian was amazing, I said Onyx was phenomenal... Opal is EPIC! I am seriously at a loss for words... it was THAT good.Katy and Daemon are finally together... but the world just isn't done with them yet. Reeling from the death of a close friend and the rediscovery of another things are never going to be the same. When danger strikes again Katy and Daemon must team up with a familiar face. But when everyone has something to gain or lose can you trust anyone? Will Katy and Daemon be able to conquer all together or are the destined to be torn apart?I... just... I literally have no words to describe the incredible epicness of this book. As everyone knows Jennifer L Armentrout is my favourite author of all time. I have read all of her books multiple times and I have to say this is the best one I have ever read in my life. Jennifer's writing style is just amazing. She is the just the most phenomenally talented author I have ever come across and I never get tired of her books. I could easily get rid of all of my books and only keep Jennifer's and just read them over and over again forever and never ever get bored. They are THAT good. So if you haven't read any of Jennifer's books stop reading right now and go and read them... RIGHT NOW! I demand it! You have not lived if you haven't read a JLA books. GO! GO! GO! NOOOOOOOOWWWWWWW!Katy is so awesome in this book. We get to see Katy being kick-ass with her awesome alien mojo. I loved it and I loved her. I felt like we really saw Katy grow a lot in Opal. She has grown so much already from the beginning of Obsidian to now and I feel like she grows even more in this book. She goes from the Katy trying to sort everything out herself to accepting help from Daemon and growing into a stronger, wiser Katy than any of us could have ever imagined.Daemon... Oh... My... Daemon. He is just... *melts* In Obsidian we had Jerk Daemon... in Onyx we had cheeky swoon-worthy Daemon... Prepare yourself... for... Romantic Daemon! Oh yes guys I just said that. Daemon goes all romantic and he melted my insides into goo. I just squealed... and swooned... and squealed... and swooned... and *melt*Opal is without a doubt the best of the series so far... the best Jennifer L Armentrout book of all time... and the best book I have ever read in my entire life. It was just... incredible... amazing... phenomenal... epic... No words I can ever say can actually live up to this book. It just completely blew me away.Prepare for your insides to turn to goo... to squeal and happy dance and fall head over heels in love with Daemon... you think your in love with him before Opal? Oh you have seen nothing yet... you will love him more than you ever thought possible in Opal. I so need to find me a Daemon. While reading Opal bring tissues because you will cry more than you ever thought was possible. Jennifer definitely knows how to break your heart into a million pieces and then piece it back together just to break it again. But in a good way! Opal is heart-shattering, eye-watering and breathtaking. This is a must-read and one you will read over and over again and never get bored of it. Go read this series NOW! You will not be disappointed and you can thank me later... after the tears have dried and you are once again feeling again.

  • Lucia
    2019-04-04 18:23

    SPOILER FREE REVIEWI have never been so excited about any book as I had been about Opal. Since Lux series are my absolutely most favourite YA paranormal series, I just could not wait to read it. And I am glad to say than Jennifer L. Armentrout did not disappoint. Moreover, I finally found my perfect version of Daemon and I need to share it with you:Opal starts exactly where previous book ended. Luxens are shaken after all that happened and no one is the same as before. Beginning was kind of slow paced but when I was 30% in, story got very exciting and I could not stop reading. Opal contains two main topics, which are developed throughout the whole book. First one is depression after what happened and all dangerous problems that all characters had to face in this book. Second topic is love and relationship between Katy and Daemon which was very realistic and affectionate. It was all perfectly balanced and it only confirmed how excellent writer Jennifer L. Armentrout is.One of the many things that I like the most about this series is the fact that even though this is YA genre, it all feels very mature because of the topics and problems characters are dealing with and the way they are dealing them with. I always loved dynamics between Katy and Daemon and now, when they added love and sexy times to it, their banter and interactions got even better. They really are one of my TOP favourite fictional couples. Daemon was still infuriating and his ego knows no boundaries and is super-huge, but we finally got to see his sensitive side too. He was just wonderful! If you haven't read Lux series yet, go and read in now!And the ending!!! OMG, OMG, OMG... I did not know what to do, whether to scream or to cry... All I knew was that my heart was racing like crazy during last couple of pages. This was seriously one of the worst cliffhangers ever written!!!My favourite quotes:(view spoiler)[”What are you going to do when you see Beth?” Awe crept across Dawson’s features, and he shook his head slowly. „Oh, man, I don’t know. Breathe – I’ll finally be able to breathe.“Daemon’s green eyes held a glassy sheen. “I love you, Katy. Always have. Always will,” he said, voice thick and hoarse with panic. “I will come back for you. I will—”(hide spoiler)]["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

  • Mada
    2019-03-24 16:22

    Look at that cover. Gorgeous. I love Daemon and Katy.Can't wait to read Opal.UPDATE: OK. Where is the cover? It was right there. I'm not crazy. UPDATE. They changed the date. Now it comes out on December 18th. Pleeease don't change it again. I can't wait anymore :(.

  • Pen-rye-n
    2019-04-21 13:19 AT HIM. LOOK AT HOW PRETTY HE IS. LOOK AT HOW I'M INCAPABLE OF TURNING OFF MY CAPS LOCK.11/28/12:Paper Boyfriends: Cue Swooning: Opal Book Trailer Reveal.OH. LOOK AT THAT. JUST WHEN I GAINED THE ABILITY TO TURN OFF MY CAPS LOCK SUDDENLY THIS HAPPENS AND I FEEL ALL THESE FEELINGS.12/6/12Okay. That was the initial .gif freak out. I know. It was a little overboard. I understand. But seriously? SERIOUSLY? SEEEERRRRIOUSLY? That ending? THAT ENDING? Why? WHY WOULD YOU EVEN? WHAT THE. THAT IS NOT OKAY. This. I'm. What. WHY. Why would you even? What the.. I just.SERIOUSLY?!I. Can't. Even. I CAN'T EVEN. I CAN NOT EVEN AT ANY POINT. WTactualF. You are making me feel things right now, Armentrout. Things in my heart that hurt. You are hurting me.I...I need to call someone. I need to talk to someone about this.12/10/12Okay. I think I'm ready to talk about things like an intelligent, coherent adult. WARNING: Everything from this point on will most likely involve spoilers and/or gifs. I understand how some people on here are all, "OMG REVIEWS FULL OF GIFS ARE SO LAZY!" This maybe so, however, I also haven't bothered putting on pants today or fixing my hair or anything that requires much effort, so.. yeah. There's a theme here, is what I'm saying. BASICALLY, CONTINUE WITH THIS REVIEW AT YOUR OWN RISK.Me for majority of Opal:Things are still happening in the Lux world. Crazy shit. Banana sandwich shit. Like Blake. Remember that guy? Of course you do. HE KILLED ADAM AND WE HATE BLAKE. BLAKE CAN DIE IN ALL THE FIRES. Except now he's back and blackmailing our alien and freak-hybrid so..awkward. And Dee? Our girl? Yeah. She's giving us the finger. Well, not exactly. But she's snubbing us and can we really blame her? She lost her hunka hunka burning freaky-light-being love and we'd probably react the same way if we lost Daemon. Right? Right. But, seriously. Come on, Dee. You added a level of awesome to these books that's hard to achieve with you off moodying it up with Ash & Andrew.Also: ASH. What a bitch. Gawd.But Dawson. We have Dawson back.And he is precious. And extremely damaged. And pining for his freaky-hybrid Lady Love Beth who is still in the DOD's clutches. And he's slightly unstable. Just slightly. But seriously. Precious. I'm here to comfort you, Dawson! And/or touch your glow stick! Whatever makes you feel better!You know what was fabulous about Opal that we didn't see in Obsidian or Onyx? NO WHEEBLING FROM KATY! She wasn't over there all, "DAEMON ONLY LIKES ME BECAUSE OF THIS WEIRD HEAL-Y CONNECTION THING WE HAVE GOING ON!" "I like him, but I don't like-like him. Because he's a jerk! A hot jerk! But a JERK." "Yes, I might be sexually attracted to him and wanted to do bad things with his glowstick, but dammit, I also want to be normal too and WHY DOES FURNITURE KEEP MOVING WITHOUT ME TOUCHING IT? GOD. GO BACK TO THE CORNER, UGLY ARMCHAIR." Katy and Daemon are a thing now and there's no back and forths. We have succumbed to the power of the lit-from-within alien love and now we're just going to spend an entire book trying to get it on and BEING INTERRUPTED EVERY SINGLE TIME, GOD, YOU KIDS. HANG A SOCK ON THE DOOR OR SOMETHING. LET THESE PEOPLE KNOW NOT TO KNOCK.Hint: (view spoiler)[They finally do it and I never do find out if it's like a glow stick or not but Daemon does refer to himself as a glow worm which made my heart happy because: Paper Boyfriends: Lux Nerd Girl Chat THANK YOU FOR MAKING ALL MY DREAMS ALMOST COME TRUE, ARMENTROUT. (hide spoiler)]Also. Clarrisa. FOREVER SAD FACE. Seriously though. The flu? You bought that, Katy? Come on. Does anyone EVER get the simple flu in these types of stories? Of course they don't. You should know better, Ms. Book Blogger. Seriously.Here's what I absolutely love about these books though, aside from Katy and Daemon's chemistry, which is still smoking or maybe that's just Daemon I don't know it's probably Daemon: This was not a filler. Three books in and things are still getting real, shit's still happening and our story is moving forward. Inching at times, only to leap at others, but we're still moving and Armentrout is not afraid to kill off characters, maim others, or just generally fuck some shit up. LIKE WILL. GOD. FUCK WILL. Armentrout is not afraid to tackle ugly. She's not afraid to bring it. LIKE IN THE FORM OF AIRBORNE ONYX. Holy shit. Awesome.Or Blake creeping in to Katy's bed at night.BECAUSE THAT'S NOT CREEPY AT ALL, BLAKE. WTF. WEIRDO.And the end. STILL. Good lord. WHY. Haven't we been good to you, Armentrout? Haven't we loved you and fangirled you and worshiped Daemon enough? Why would you do that? Why would you set out to hurt us so deeply? That wasn't a cliffhanger. 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  • Katy
    2019-03-28 18:16

    Mitch is never going to let me live this down, but I am DEVASTATED because I just did not like this book as much as the first two.Let's face it, Obsidian was SO great because of one thing, and one thing only - Daemon Black. And I was one of Armentrout's biggest fans, on a campaign to get all of my friends to read the book and see the light. And in Onyx, Daemon wasn't quite as swoon-worthy, and Katy was an annoying whiny brat, but I thought the storyline was much more developed. Sadly, Opal lacked both. While I still liked this book, I just didn't get the same experience while reading it.First of all, I have mixed feelings about Daemon's and Katy's relationship. On one hand, I'm glad to see they have progressed rather well and that it was possible for them to have the sweet connection, which is the ideal, dreamy wish of every girl. However, I miss that spark between them - the childish "I like you so I'm going to infuriate you" type of bickering that made the dialogue so great. No, I don't condone drama, but some of Armentrout's best lines were in those scenes.The characters just were not the same in this book. Like I said, Daemon is sweet, and I would so fall in love with him for that if he had been that way all along. But his lines and cockiness just do not strike me the same way as they used to. And I understand that he's looking out for Katy, but when did he get so possessive and overprotective?And Katy? What happened to the spunky, no-nonsense girl I loved so much in Obsidian? I understand she has been through a lot, but my goodness, the girl cries over everything! When Daemon tell her she's beautiful, when her mother tells her Daemon is a good boy and just about every other slightly emotional occurrence. She mentions being a crybaby near the end, but I wanted to roll my eyes all along.And it wasn't just our star couple. Dawson was an ass, not the nice brother we met in Shadows. Dee was a bitch, not the bubbly, friendly girl we met all along. Andrew and Ash were almost nice, and I think Armentrout tried TOO hard to make Blake a shady, creepy person. Like I said, I know a lot has happened, causing our characters to have a lapse in their usual self, but still...But the reason why I liked Onyx, even though the characters had started changing, was because of the storyline. Daemon and Katy had to figure out what was happening between them (not relationship wise, but about what happened near the end of book 1), and they discover there is more to the war against the Arum and to the DOD than they can ever begin to imagine.In Opal, nothing really happened. I mean, yes, Dawson reappears and tries to get Beth back. And Blake comes back, and the group has to figure out if they can trust him or not. And they learn about a new gemstone and its powers. But that's about it. I didn't feel there was much of a storyline, nor did the characters really get much further in their "journey."By the way, the end wasn't so bad, maybe because I was kind of prepared for it, but I wasn't like, "OMG, I have to have the next book now." Or maybe it was because that scene was the most exciting/eventful part of the book?For me, I liked this book because I'm a fan of the series, and I really want to know what happens with our characters. However, they just weren't the same people, and as far as the plot goes, this really felt like the "middle book" that just stretches the story between the real action. I just wish I finished this book feeling more ... I don't know... satisfied.