Opal Review

Having finished the Lux series, this is probably my least favorite of the five. Though it wasn’t a bad book, just a bit boring at times. It says a lot for a series though. A five book series that only has one slightly slow book. Normally series fizzle out by book 3 and don’t clime back up enough to make you want to finish. I definitely wanted to finish.

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Opal by Jennifer Armentrout

YA paranormal, fantasy, romance, sci fi

Published December 11, 2012

Opal was the lull in the series. It had to give the set up to the last two books for the ending, which I understand, but it was a bit on the slow side. I read it slower than the other books, which I didn’t put down. In this book we see Katy and Daemon together, so there isn’t anymore of the teen angsty type stuff. There are more serious things to attend to, like saving lives and trying to infiltrate a highly secure government facility without getting caught. The ending is tragic and makes me glad I read the book when the next one was out, because I wouldn’t have been biting at the bits to get my hands on the next one. Lucky for me my library had it in.

Blake is back and not to be trusted, obviously, but he is a super creeper-McCreeperson. Crazy things go down at the end of the book, however the first bit is very slow and just kept me waiting. Not a big fan of that. Some other people pop back in to say a hello. This does give some low level action in the middle, but nothing like I have come to expect from this series.

Overall not a bad book, a bit slow on the uptake, but necessary to transition into the final two.

Goodreads excerpt:

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.

As I said, I have finished the series, so I will be reviewing the final two soon.

Obsidian: Review

This is one of those that has been on my list for quite some time. My goal for the summer has been to knock some books off of that list, and though Obsidian wasn’t the first one I picked up, it has certainly been one of my favorites so far. I would highly recommend it to anyone who likes Twilight, The Sookie Stackhouse Novels, Cinder, etc.

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Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout

YA Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance, Sci Fi

Published 2012

#1 of Lux Series

First of all, let me just say that Jennifer Armentrout knows how to write. Her writing style is so easy to read. I found myself falling into the book in the very first page. An author has to have true talent to do that.

The book is amazingly entertaining. I found myself hanging on every word. I literally read this book in one day. I haven’t done that in a very very long time. And let add that the main male character, Daemon Black, filled an Edward Cullen sized hole in my heart.

There is teen angst, that is obvious. I know, I’m an adult, but does the angst thing when it comes to romance ever really change? We are all pretty much dumb when it comes to that department. I don’t tend to read books that are just about some teens that are living their life that have some major drama problems, I have to have something that is paranormal to make it interesting. Obsidian has all that; it has all of the major pieces that make a book amazing, specifically a YA book.

There is mystery, action, and romance abound. And yes, there is a lot of those moments when the reader has figured out something that the character hasn’t and you want to smack them in the face for not seeing it yet. Frustration. The romance action is very love/hate and I loved it! I found myself hooked to each character in that amazing way.

Oh, and the main character who’s view the book is told from is a book blogger. Relate-ability anyone?

I’m now on book #3 and I am not going as strong as I was with book #1, but the story is still good. More on that later!

Here is the excerpt from Goodreads:

Starting over sucks.

When we moved to West Virginia right before my senior year, I’d pretty much resigned myself to thick accents, dodgy internet access, and a whole lot of boring… until I spotted my hot neighbor, with his looming height and eerie green eyes. Things were looking up.

And then he opened his mouth.

Daemon is infuriating. Arrogant. Stab-worthy. We do not get along. At all. But when a stranger attacks me and Daemon literally freezes time with a wave of his hand, well, something… unexpected happens.

The hot alien living next door marks me.

You heard me. Alien. Turns out Daemon and his sister have a galaxy of enemies wanting to steal their abilities, and Daemon’s touch has me lit up like the Vegas Strip. The only way I’m getting out of this alive is by sticking close to Daemon until my alien mojo fades.

If I don’t kill him first, that is.