Monday, December 31, 2012

Review: Opal (Lux, #3) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Published date: December 11th, 2012

Publisher: Entangled Teen

Pages: 382 (paperback)

Summary: (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


I don't really even know where to start with reviewing this book. I might rant some (okay maybe a lot) so if your feelings get hurt or if you just plain hate me after dishing on your favorite book, I apologize in advance. 
When I began reading Opal, I was happy. It felt like I had gotten a little piece of my heart back seeing Katy and Daemon interact and argue like old times. Thing had changed since the last book. Heck, these characters had completely changed since the first book, Obsidian. Maybe for the good, maybe for the better, I don't know. I’ve noticed that some things never change, though.

This book is basically a repeat of the same five chapters from the beginning of the book. Katy and Daemon fight, they argue it out, then they make out (in the most disgusting way, might I add) and then something cool happens. When this "something cool" happens it made the book worthwhile. Otherwise it’s just hot kissing scenes which make this book more of a porno than anything else. The small plots that actually held some promise were pushed to this side and under the rug. It made me so angry that this is what YA might become, what it almost already is. It makes me sick to my stomach that girls like Katy Swartz and Bella Swan are teaching young girls that a man is everything. Katy didn't used to be that way, but she's definitely changed for the worse. 

When the time came around (it was inevitable, I know) for them to have sex (lol wut happen to marriage?) I almost threw up. This was the last straw. This happens too much in reality; do you think I want to read about it? Hmmm?

All in all, this book will make the love I felt for the Lux series wither and die. I wish it wasn't so. I will not be reading the next books to come. 

1 comment:

  1. All of my friends were disappointed with this book. I sill haven't read the second one!:(

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