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Short Description for Opal Daemon and Katy cross paths with a secret organization responsible for torturing and testing hybrids. The death of someone close still lingers, help comes from the most unlikely source, and friends will become the deadliest of enemies, but the two truth-seekers won't turn back. Even if the outcome will shatter their worlds forever.
- Published: 27 December 2012
- Format: Paperback 452 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781620610091 ISBN 10: 1620610094
- Sales rank: 2,414
Reviews for Opal
Review from Novelissima
I finally got my paperback of Opal by Jennifer L. Armentrout from The Book Depository and as always this series did not disappoint. I loved this as much as I loved the first two books in the series. I did want to smack Katy from time to time but hey, there were a lot of Daemon and Dawson so yeah, you get the picture. *nomnomnom*
To start with, I don't know if I still like Katy as much as I liked her during the first two novels. Seriously, this just refuses to listen and I just have no idea why. After everything that happened, she still refuses to listen. I don't know why but it kinda' ticked me off a bit. I know I like my female characters to be someone who could actually defend herself but sometimes I think she just has to accept the fact that she hold Daemon back in some ways. So yeah, it's really not that bad to sometimes know when you're just supposed to suck it up and just listen. Anyhoo, I still like their banter and the fact that she's managed to connect with both Daemon and Dawson in some ways. I mean not sexually or whatever with Dawson but in friendly kind of way. And my heart went out to her because of all the guilt that she felt. I still love Katy despite her flaws.
And moving on to our yummy alien twins, Daemon and Dawson. These two were just so different it was just so easy to tell them apart. I love them both even if Dawson was just too gloomy for his own good. He did go through a lot of awful things and he just got back so yeah, he's excused. I like both brothers because of their devotion towards their partners. Every time Daemon opened his mouth just made me turn into mush. Seriously, it should be illegal to be that seductive and hot even for a fictional character. Anyhow, also love the fact that Dawson somehow also seemed protective of Katy. Not in the way that Daemon is but like someone who actually cares about his brother's girlfriend or something. I don't know. I just think it's really sweet. I don't even know if it's just me but whatever.
Overall, I loved this novel as much as the first two in the series. Daemon still has that effect on the female species I guess. The fact that a fictional character actually made me feel like mush is definitely something. I did miss some characters like Adam and Dee. I think a part of Dee actually died along with Adam. I also love the fact that Matthew seems more open to Katy and Daemon now. He is the closest thing to a father that the Luxen have after all. The return and appearance of certain characters surprised me though. I think this novel is just as enjoyable as Obsidian and Onyx. The cliffhanger ending is such a doozy though. I was like WTF?! Nuuuuuu. That did not just happen! Anyway, it just made me want to read Origins more though.
Rating: 4.5/5 stars by kristine leigh marbella
Review from Blkosiner's Book Blog
This was an emotional and at times hard to deal with book only because I have come to care so much about these characters that it is very hard to see them in pain and struggling ).
Dawson is so broken, and I can totally understand where Katy and Daemon are coming from wanting to do anything to make things right. I also appreciate the empathy that Katy has for Dawson, and imagining that she would do the exact same thing if not more if it were Daemon.
It is also so hard to see the friendship between Katy and Dee so broken. I miss their easy and fun way about them and I hated seeing them not getting along. I also long for them to be able to talk about their love life as well a everything else going on with each other. Though if there is ever any blameless motivation for a broken relationship, Dee and her feelings of loss and that Katy didn't trust her and confide in her, they are founded, though I also understand that Katy was trying to protect her.
As usual, Jennifer kept me on the edge of my seat, only guessing at what would come next, and being completely blown away by where she takes the plot. I love these characters, this series, and Jennifer as an author.
But oh man, talk about one helluva cliff hanger. Sweet alien babies... I mean, really? You're gonna leave my girl like that? But alas, I shall have to suffer with the other fangirls until the next book comes out.
Bottom line: Must read series. Opal is hot, fast paced, with amazing characters. by Brandi Kosiner
Sweet Mother of Alien Babies Everywhere!
Opal by Jennifer Armentrout is the third book in the Lux series. If you haven't read any of these books yet you really need to get on that. If sci-fi and aliens aren't your thing, trust me, these aliens will make you change your mind.
Daemon Black just keeps getting sweeter and sweeter. He's still a jerk from time to time, but he doesn't do anything to purposefully hurt Kady. Mostly he's just entertaining during his jerky moments. With the return of Dawson comes a whole lot of emotions for Daemon. Dawson isn't how he used to be and Daemon is both happy to have his brother back, but sad that he's not the same brother from before. I really enjoyed the Dawson/Daemon relationship throughout this book.
I also loved the way Dawson and Katy got along. The events Katy went through in Onyx played a huge role in Dawson feeling comfortable around her and they were able to form a really nice friendship that was thoroughly amusing at times. Especially when they were around Daemon.
Katy was the one character I felt lost some of her original appeal. There was just something missing from her. She was still feisty and hilarious, but there were times when she seemed to take on the plain-girl-who-all-the-boys-love role. Maybe it was because her and Daemon weren't fighting as much (though they did get in a few good ones) or maybe it was because she was so down on herself after the way Onyx ended, but I just felt like there was something off about her.
I was so in love with these characters after reading Obsidian. And Onyx was by far one of my favorite books (probably ever). Honestly, Onyx so far exceeded my expectations that I might be judging Opal a little harshly, but it just wasn't as good as I was hoping. Don't get me wrong, it was still really good. It was full of action and romance and Daemon Black! But it was more predictable that Obsidian and Onyx and fell a little flat in comparison. There were also a few things that left me thinking "What?", but I'm sure they will all be addressed in the next book.
If you're a lover of the Lux series than you'll obviously want to read this one. And you'll probably have so many emotions you'll have screamed at your book more than once by the end. You'll also have laughed and cried too, probably. But, being totally honest, as enjoyable as Opal was, it just didn't have the same spark the first two books did. by Pretty In Fiction
Favourite Quote: "Hey, Mom, our neighbours are aliens. One of them accidentally mutated me, and Will is a psycho. Any questions?"
I was so excited to read this book because the last two (Obsidian & Onyx) were awesome but unfortunately I was disappointed in this book. The plot was the biggest things, I felt that nothing major happened until the last 50 pages and before that the plot just keep going round in circles. Though I did still like it, I felt the plot was slower than the previous books and that annoyed me. The ending though I guessed it would happen still ended on a major cliff-hanger which means I cannot wait until the fourth book!
One thing I did really like about this book was the character development that took place. Katy completely transformed for the better in my opinion, a very good heroine. Dee's grief was written very realistically and we show a completely different side to her, very dark and angry. Dawson was a very dull character in my opinion, I think the only emotion we saw was at the end of the book so I'm excited to see how the changes in book 4. Surprisingly Ash and Andrew grew on me so now the only character I don't like is Blake for obvious reasons.
Overall this was my least favourite book of the series so far but I still highly recommend this series to everyone! I give this book a 3/5! by Moodyno1