Review of Opal (A Lux Novel)

First, the blurb:

The Lux series continues with the fourth installment of this riveting paranormal YA series. No one is like Daemon Black. When he set out to prove his feelings for Katy, he wasn’t fooling around. Doubting him isn’t something she’ll do again and now that they’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 loved. With help coming from the most unlikely source and Adam’s death still lingering with those who loved him, friends will become the deadliest of enemies and the villains will no longer be clear. When each step they take in discovering the truth puts them in the path of the secret organization responsible torturing and testing hybrids, the more Katy realizes there is no end to what she’s capable of. They won’t turn back, even if the outcome will shatter their worlds forever.

Whew!  Just finished reading Opal by Jennifer L. Armentrout and am taking a deep breath.  Wow! Okay, so if you have already read the previous novels and the novella, you know the main characters.  I love Jennifer’s novels, so I was so excited to read this one.  I have to say, at times it was a little slow.  There was more character depth with Daemon and Dawson, which I did think was done well.  There were also times I could tell I wanted to cry, but didn’t move me enough to actually shed a tear.

Anyway, even with the slow parts, it all was building up to the end.  And what an ending!  Left on a cliffhanger, which sometimes I like, and other times I don’t.  This was a pretty good cliffhanger, but now we have to wait for the next installment!!!  Ugh!!!  I don’t want to give away any spoilers, so I won’t go into detail about the ending.  I will say there were plenty of giveaways as to what was going to happen.  Katy’s instincts were on, but she didn’t seem to listen to them much.  But, as a reader, it was so obvious to me who was going to be the not so good person.  That was a little frustrating, but otherwise, loved the book.

I recommend reading this series if you haven’t.  The writing style is well done, and the character development along with the details are also effective.  The details are enough to get you visualizing the moment, but not overdone to make you want to skim ahead.  I would give it 4.5 out of 5 stars- only for the obviousness of parts of the plot.

If interested, here is the link for Amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/Opal-A-Lux-Novel-ebook/dp/B00AAH7Y5C/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1355333743&sr=1-1&keywords=opal+jennifer+armentrout

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