Opal – Book Review

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Finished reading:

Opal (Lux book 3) by Jennifer L. Armentrout ★★

Expectation

I got the first book in Lux series Obsidian years ago. I read it and I liked it and could not wait to get my hands on the next book – Onyx. It took me a while to scrape some money to purchase it and I decided I want to have next two books since the need to keep reading was so great! I read the second book and it was not as good as the first one but still good. It took me quite a bit time to start reading the third book – Opal. 

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Summary

These books are YA paranormal romance. The supernatural element here are aliens!

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The backstory was interesting and the two main characters had great chemistry! It did not hurt that the main female character Katy is an avid reader and reviewer blogger! Third book in and some of these cheesy cliches started to annoy me.  Daemon and Katy are so politically correct as a YA couple that their great chemistry turned into predictable PG mush. I expected more in terms of their relationship…

“He…he kisses like he’s dying of thirst, and I’m water.” I smacked my hands over my hot face. “I can’t believe I just said that out loud.” Lesa giggled. “Sounds like one of those romance books you read.” “It does.” I started giggling. “But, oh Lordie Lord, it’s true. I’m like a puddle of mush when he kisses me. It’s embarrassing. I’m so, like, ‘Thank you, can I have another?’ Sad.”
― Jennifer L. Armentrout, Opal

roswellSo I got a bit nostalgic reading this…

No matter how much I tried I just could not get into this book. I still like the alien story background but somehow it all got messed up in teen drama and angst too much. I felt this book lacks balance. One minute it is cheesy to the point of puking and the next it is action packed but filled with plot holes.

“It sucked – sucked worse than people who pirated books, sucked more than waiting a year for the next book in a beloved series, and sucked more than a brutal cliffhanger ending.”
― Jennifer L. Armentrout, Opal

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Conclusion

At the moment I don’t think I will continue this series any time soon. This book ended on a big cliffhanger and I still don’t feel the pull to keep reading. On the positive side there is this one pearl of wisdom that caught my attention:

“So grieve what you had to do. Mourn it, but never, ever blame yourself for things that are beyond your control.”
― Jennifer L. Armentrout, Opal

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