Monday, January 21, 2013

The Library - Young Adult Paranormal Review "Opal" by J.L. Armentrout

Title:  Opal (Lux #3)
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publisher:  Entangled Teen
Publication Date:  December 11, 2012
Genre:  YA Paranormal Romance
Format:  Kindle 502 KB  |  Paperback 452 pages

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Synopsis 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.
My Thoughts...
I think I like this series more with each book and I have to say that Pepe Toth (the cover model) just makes Daemon Black so much more drool worthy for me!  I don't see Katy this way though, I don't see her as quite so runway ready as Sztella always looks in these covers.

Ok, so on to the story...this one is just a continuation of the last book.  There isn't really a whole lot new added to the plot in this one.  They have Dawson back and he wants to get Beth away from the DOD facility where she is being held.  Dee is still mourning the death of boyfriend and because of how it happened she is still pushing Katy away.  Katy misses Dee, but she is spending a lot more time with Daemon now that they have kind of settled into a nice place in their relationship.  Blake shows up again and no one trusts him even when he sets them up with a contact who can get them inside the facility where Beth is being held.

We are introduced to a couple new characters who, frankly, scare me just a little!  They are able to do things that the others can't and I think we will see more of them in the next books.  Katy's mom makes a few cameo appearances like in every book.  In the earlier books I thought it was kind of neat that Katy was a book blogger, in this book it just seemed a little tedious to me.  I don't know what changed, it could have been because she just mentioned it more in this one that the other books.

I was a little disappointed that she didn't touch on how Daemon and Katy boost each others powers.  I did like that we got to see their relationship progress to the next stage.  Daemon is different in this book too, he's has grown quite a bit so he's not quite the same broody, cocky guy.  He has the girl so he's more confident and grown up in this book.  That doesn't make him one bit less HOT though!

There isn't as much action in this book and we don't encounter any Arum.  We get left with a HUGE cliffhanger which was NO fun at all!  I just hope that I don't have to wait too long for the next book.

If you like YA paranormal and you haven't read this series yet, you need to read it.  You will love Daemon Black just as much as I do!!  You can read my reviews for Obsidian and Onyx by clicking the links.

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