Thursday, November 7, 2013

BOOK REVIEW - OPAL by JENNIFER L. ARMENTROUT - LUX # 3 - YA PARANORMAL ROMANCE - ENTANGLED PUBLISHING

By: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Published By : Entangled Publishing
Released : Available Now
Details : Paperback from library, 382 Pages

RATING : 4.25 KISS ME STARS!!

Blurb: 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.


BOOK REVIEW by Michelle:

I am a HUGE fan of Jennifer’s writing. She does a most awesome job of writing Daemon Black.

Obsidian # 1, we meet the cocky, gorgeous next door neighbour with the best lines. We fall in fictional lurvvveee with him.

Onyx # 2 , Daemon had me in stitches with his jealousy and calling Blake every name but his actual real name. The plot thickens and we are left with an OMG finish.

Cookies!

Opal # 3, for the first half, for me personally was a slower paced read . We are watching a group of characters going through the emotions of losing people close to them and the anger that comes with it.

Katy and Dee made me sad. It was hard for Dee to have lost Adam and hard for Katy to have been a part of the reason why.

Hard on their friendship.

Katy and Daemon are getting interrupted every time they started to get a bit frisky.

Frustrated. Much.

Daemon and Katy were doing a hell of a lot of kissing. I wouldn’t have minded being Katy...in my dreams.

Rawrrr!!

Since I couldn't get my mouth to work between his drugging kisses, I opted to do the show-not-tell-thing, sliding my hands down to his jean-clad hips. Hooking my fingers in the belt hoop, I tugged him against me.
Daemon growled, and my pulse pounded. Yeah, he got it. His hand slid up, fingertips brushing against lace and - 


The second half of the book got the pace swinging for me. This group made up of mutateds and Luxen had a plan to rescue Beth and Chris. But, they needed help. Help comes in the form of a teenager named Luc who keeps his secrets close to his heart.

"Is there anything else you can tell me?" Daemon prodded.
"Sure, I have something else." Luc lifted those long lashes. "You really shouldn't trust a soul in this game. Not when everyone has something to gain or lose."


It was hard watching Dawson keeping his shiz together and waiting all those dang longgggg months knowing Beth was going through hell and back every day. He had been there and had the emotional scars to prove it. I felt really bad for Dawson. Every time he wanted to go gung ho and storm the mountain, so to speak, he got held back. 

Daemon snatched the yellow packages from my hands. "Oh! Books! You have books!"
I laughed as several people waiting in line looked over their shoulders. "Hand them over."
He clutched them to his chest, making moony eyes. "My life is now complete."

I couldn't help feeling really bad when all the happier stuff was going on around Dawson , while the poor guy had to be stopped from storming the mountain to save the love-of-his-life.

I couldn’t help thinking, Daemon if the shoe was on the other foot, dude you wouldn’t be waiting about going to prom, and being patient.

Daemon Black does not get told what to do.

He does what is necessary.

He would have stormed the mountain for Katy.

Katy has certainly found her inner girl-warrior-power. I keep forgetting she is only a teenager. 

Going from shy, book-nerd Katy to something impossible; someone who had changed on more than a cellular level. I no longer saw the world in black and white and deep down I knew I didn't operate on basic social norms anymore.

Like thy shalt not kill or whatever.


Blake was sending out all sorts of mixed signals for me. Including El Creepio.

Can we trust him?

Can ones enemy be a frenemy?

I am left with some questions when it came to some things, like Carissa and the why.

I have indeed cracked open Origin and I can tell you I am busting to finish this review so I can go snuggle up and keep reading as Daemon is in warrior mode and he is coming in swinging. 

BAM! 

As the quote on the cover states:

He'll burn the world to save her.

I don't doubt that. Daemon is looking a bit fired up on the cover, he is on a mission.

There won’t be any patient waiting about for months on end. Oh no, this lad is fighting for what is his and he is gonna need a hand along the way. 

So, back to Luc.

I did ponder whether I should have read Obsession which is in the adult Lux world before Origin, as we have the crossover characters of Hunter and Serena, but I was so excited to get onto Origin that I will come back to Obsession, which is stand alone.

Ok, I am only a couple chapters in, so time for some reading.


Michelle





This is a stand alone novel that is an adult spin-off of the Lux Series You do not need to read a Lux book to read Obsession and vice versa.

He’s arrogant, domineering, and... To. Die. For.

Hunter is a ruthless killer. And the Department of Defense has him firmly in their grasp, which usually doesn’t chafe too badly because he gets to kill bad guys. Most of the time he enjoys his job. That is, until he’s saddled with something he’s never had to do before: protect a human from his mortal enemy.

Serena Cross didn’t believe her best friend when she claimed to have seen the son of a powerful senator turn into something... unnatural. Who would? But then she witnesses her friend’s murder at the hands of what can only be an alien, thrusting her into a world that will kill to protect their secret.

Hunter stirs Serena’s temper and her lust despite their differences. Soon he’s doing the unthinkable—breaking the rules he’s lived by, going against the government to keep Serena safe. But are the aliens and the government the biggest threats to Serena’s life… or is it Hunter?

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