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.
With characters in Shadows appearing in the last bit of Onyx, I was anxious to find out if something really ominous would happen in this installment. So, when I finally had some quiet time to sit down and read, I cracked open my copy of Opal. But before I flipped to Chapter One, what caught my attention was the list of trademarks and wordmarks that were mentioned in the Acknowledgement section of the book. I wasn’t surprised by the mentioning of Google, Wikipedia and Starbucks, but when I saw Texas Chainsaw Massacre (!), Smurfs (?), Tinker Bell (??), He-Man (??!) and Tiffany’s (?????), I was like … huh?! *scratching head*
It’s always fun to read the work of Armentrout. I love the way how she creates suspense. The scenes are always engaging. They make me want to keep reading, but the element of suspense is not so much that I feel like I gotta skip ahead a few chapters and skim through the book to find out how it’s all going to end.
In Opal, book blogger Katy is back and I love that she’s making vlogs and having fun sharing her book passion. While she’s still training hard to make sure that she’s not the weak link, I like that she’s also having some down time to cuddle, to smooch and to roll in the bed with her boyfriend. No, I’m not a pervert but I must say I really love seeing Katy and Daemon together. While I like Daemon being all cuddly and supportive, I have to say I kinda miss reading about him being broody and dark. I guess seeing him moody does make him hunkier.
One thing I really like about Opal is the element of unpredictability. I was surprised numerous times while reading it and I was so engrossed that I refused to eat my dinner even when the meal was ready and everyone was waiting! 😛
Overall, I like Opal, but if my fairy godmother could wave her magic wand and change one thing for me, I’d wish the ending to be less agonizing. Don’t take me wrong, the ending isn’t bad. In fact, I’d say it’s a good ending. The issue that I have … is that the story ends with a bang so loud that I find it a little too torturous for my taste. Although I felt somewhat tormented, I couldn’t deny the fact that I did like the thrilling rush of adrenaline surging through my body at the end. But honestly, if you’re not too keen on cliffhanger endings, you may want to read the book after Origin (Lux, #4) is released.
Don’t say I didn’t warn you … 😉