Review – Opal by Jennifer Armentrout

Opal (Lux, #3)Opal by Jennifer L. Armentrout

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Overall Rating 3 Stars

-Book Description: 3

-Cover: 2

-Plot: 3

-Creativity: 2.5

-Grammar: 4

-Simile Use: 3 (minimal usage)

-Description: 3 (Average)

-Show And Tell Balance: 3

The description of this book is interesting enough to keep me going on this series, but as my review of Onyx showed, I’m quickly losing interest in the plot–or lack there of. The plot seems to be centered around the romance of Kat and Daemon, without much build up aside from that. It goes a little like this: Kat spends much of the time thinking of Daemon and how she needs to be strong for him, and how very unworthy she is of his amazing-ness. Daemon is your typical YA fantasy guy, but I have to say that he’s pretty much the only reason I’m still reading the series. He’s the only one of the characters that doesn’t seem completely flat to me. He has an attitude which I’m a fan of, but I’m not quite sure why he’s fallen for Kat, other than she’s the damsel in distress. Most of the book talks about Daemon’s abs and hotness, and it really just feels like I’m reading about horny teenagers. Then when these two finally act on their hormones I have to read it twice, not because it’s that good, but because it’s so strange. This doesn’t really surprise me, since I’ve read JLA’s New Adult – steamy novels, and her description of the act is, well, interesting. While the author avoided words to describe things as anything but what they are (like in her NA lit), she makes it just weird. Daemon asks “Are you ready?” at the end of what they’re doing, and I’m going to assume he’s talking about the big finish–and what does Kat do? She yawns in his face. Ummm…if he’s so amazing, why the hell are you yawning? Then after they do it, she continuously alludes to his creativity– I’m sorry. They’re teenagers. Let’s be a little realistic about what that means. He may be an alien, but last time I checked he wasn’t a God, despite Kat’s absolutely thinking he is. Overall, Kat and Daemon’s story just feels like two horny teenagers, instead of two people going through perils and falling in love. As for the ending, I kind of went, meh. I was actually happy they were separated, maybe they can grow when they’re not thinking about jumping one another. We’ll see, at this point we’re flat lining.

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