Monday, 13 July 2015

Book Review: Opal by Jennifer L. Armentrout

13362536So what an ending that was to Onyx. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, then that means you haven’t read Onyx, and maybe not even Obsidian, which means you have to read this review for Obsidian, or this review for Onyx, and then read the books, because Opal is the third book in the Lux series which is written by Jennifer L. Armentrout for young adults. It is about hot aliens who have a whole spaceship full of drama in their life, and it doesn’t look like that drama is going to go anywhere soon.

It was at about this point that I started to get a little depressed with the series. Or it could have been at the end of Opal, I don’t exactly remember. I still liked reading the books, but things just kept going down the crapshoot for Daemon and Katy. Although they did get Dawson back at the end of Onyx.

At the beginning of Opal Dawson is back, Blake is nowhere to be seen, Alex is dead, and Dee basically wants to claw Katy’s eyes out. I think that’s what I missed the most about the series at this point, is the easy relationship that Dee and Katy had in Obsidian. But I suppose that’s a testament to Armentrout’s writing, because she makes the characters real enough that we actually care about their situations. It also creates more drama in the book. Speaking of drama, Dawson’s also hell-bent on going after Bethany, so much so they can barely restrain him and have to turn to unsavoury means, like maybe making a deal with the devil (kidding).

Opal holds up to the standard of the other books in this series. There is lots of romance, and lots of drama. And lots of glares and hatred, you cannot forget the glares and hatred. This book really has everything going for it. Romance, check. Danger, check. Drama, check. Everything else you could possibly want in a book, check. Actually, if you’re reading this review instead of going straight to Opal, I’d be a little surprised. I could hardly put them down when I read them. I was actually thinking of reading Fifty Shades of Grey before this series, but then I started reading the second book in this series instead, and could barely put them down until they were finished. The ending to this book is also very…exciting. I won’t say what happens, but if you want a hint pay attention to Luc’s words (new mysterious character you’ll meet at some point). If you don’t want to know pretend you didn’t just read that.

 Anyway, if you’re not hooked into this series by now then I’m not sure you’ll ever be. But I do recommend this book to anyone who likes romance, drama, secret government facilities, and aliens.

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