Opal by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Publication date: December 11th 2012
My rating: 4.5 stars
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.
Opal was all kinds of AWESOME until I clicked the last page and was left off on the WORST CLIFFHANGER EVER! Ahhhhhh!!!!!! A plaque must be made saying Jennifer L. Armentrout is the Queen of Cliffhangers! Seriously, first Deity and now this?!! You’re killing me Jennifer. Even with a cliffhanger I could easily get violent over, I’m still 100% addicted to this series. I LOVE it! There wasn’t a dull moment.
’m not going to summarize Opal, because I’m sure most of you have read many, many reviews already and basically know what’s going on at this point. I will say that in the last book, Onyx, Katy drove me nuts with her rash and stupid decisions, and lack of communication. She paid dearly, and did learn her lesson before the story was over, but not before there were tragic consequences. THANKFULLY, Katy is back to her lovable self, and I only wanted to strangle her a couple of times.
Daemon is one of my favorite book boyfriends. HOT, snarky, sexy and protective. I’m dying and swooning over here. Yes, his snark was completely toned down but he still had his fun ornery side to spice things up. Loved this quote:
Dazed, I stared up at him. “What was that for?”
“You haven’t been smiling much. I missed it, so I decided to reward you for doing it.” “Reward me?” I laughed. “God, only you would think kissing someone is a reward.”
“You know it is. My lips change lives, baby.”
I also loved it every time Daemon called Katy: Kitten. Or when he called Blake everything but: Biff, Barf, and Bart, you name it. He was the star of the show, IMO. Daemon and Katy are closer than ever, and I loved seeing their relationship with out unnecessary drama.
With all the events that happened in the last book I knew there would be damage to Dee and Katy’s relationship. All the screwed up reasoning and blunders Katy made in the last book did result in one positive thing though, Dawson. He’s back, but a shell of a man knowing that his Beth is still captive. He’s escaped but his main focus is getting Beth back, and Katy and Daemon realize they can’t stop him. Most of the focus in this installment is on the team planning to get Beth back. Daemon is not thrilled with this idea, but knows if the tables were turned, he would do anything to get Katy back, so he wants to help his brother. I had a knot in my stomach just thinking about this. We had a taste of captivity in the last book and that was sheer torture, literally!
While JLA killed me with yet another cliffhanger, I’m still sooo addicted to this series. I do feel the cliffhanger was completely unnecessary. I’m already invested enough to pick up the next one without being motivated by a cliffhanger. I think most people who love this series feel the same way. At least we don’t have to wait a full year for Origin. It will be out July 2013.
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