Publisher: Entangled Teen
Pages: 382 (paperback)
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.