Monday, December 24, 2012

Opal by Jennifer L. Armentrout Blog Tour & Giveaway


Opal (Lux, #3)


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.






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Fill in the blank fun with JLA:

1. I wouldn't care if Cora Carmack wrote an encyclopedia, I'd still buy it.
2. Before I sit down to write for a long stretch of time, I need coffee.
3. The character that's the easiest and/or most fun to write in the LUX series has been Katy.
4. The character that's the most difficult to write in the LUX series has been Daemon.
5. My favorite scene and/or chapter to write in OPAL was Chapter 33.

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OPAL by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Entangled Publishing
ON shelves now!
Reviewed by: AmyG (Big Sis)
Sister's say: Out of this World (wink wink) and Heart Obliterating

What can I say that I haven't already said about Jennifer?  Probably nothing, but the girl has staying power.  She's a writing maniac, and I'm not quite sure who she made a deal with to produce this many amazing books in the short time she has been writing!  It honestly should make everyone speechless!  We are so not worthy!!!  

OPal is yet another one in the win column for JLA.  I found it different from the last 2 novels in the Lux series, but not in a bad way.  OBSIDIAN and ONYX are full of angst and snarkiness that Daemon so easily exudes.  They are both about the journey that Katy and Daemon were taking toward each other.  However, Daemon and Katy are in a new place now.  They are together  for real and are trying to deal with the fallout that was ONYX.  Katy is suffereing from the choices she made and deep betrayal of Blake.  The relationships in OPAL are completely different.  In a way, Daemon and Dee have switched roles.  Now, Dee and Katy's relationship is the volatile one and at times it's painful to watch. It's hard to see anyone that is dear to you suffer pain, and Dee's pain leaks from pages.  I feel like this book was about everyone coming to terms with Katy now being a permanent part of their family.  With that comes some serious fireworks, you can imagine how Andrew and Ash feel about that, plus, to Dee, Katy is a constant reminder of what she lost.

Dawson is also back, but he's a different Dawson than the one we met in SHADOWS.  A lot of what we saw of him, was completely sucked out by what he endured at the hands of the DOD.  His only desire is to get Beth back.  He's constantly trying to get to her no matter the danger he puts himself in.  The desperation he feels to have her back gave me an eerie feeling the entire book like there was a great hammer hanging above my head just waiting to drop.  

That feeling didn't come and go just with Dawson though.  Throughout most of the book, JLA treats us to a happy time in the lives of Dawson and Katy.  They spend time together, have fun and fall more in love.  There's some kissy scenes and more that had me in a puddle on the floor!  We see a new side of Daemon.  he's fun, spontaneous and very obviously in love with Katy.  So much good happens in their relationship that I was literally scared to turn every page.  My heart rate was high, and I was anxiously anticipating having my heart brutally ripped from my chest!
Needless to say, my forshadowing heart was spot on and that hammer fell and crushed me into a million different pieces!  It was so worth it though!  I read one part at the very end of OPAL so many times that I lost count! (those of you who have read this, know which part!) So, if you haven't read it yet, yes it is painful but without pain we never know true joy!  I have every faith in JLA and of course Deamon and Katy that everything will be okay!  The only truly, truly painful part is the wait for ORIGIN!

So all in all, OPAL was a wonderful time of watching Katy's and Daemon's love grow, and now the testing of that love is at hand! I can't wait to see what happens next!
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USA TODAY Bestselling author, Jennifer L. Armentrout, lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing, she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell, Loki. Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She also writes adult romance under the name J. Lynn.

Find Jennifer on:  Twitter |   FacebookGoodreads |   Website |   Blog

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And now for an ublievable giveaway from Stacey at Entangled!!!
a signed copy of OPAL!!! Signed by Jennifer and Pepe!!!
(US only pls)

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49 comments:

  1. Umm well he's super sexy, obviously in love with Kate, and those green eyes! What's not to love?!?! Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  2. That he's infuriating yet sweet at the same time. xD Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

    Daphne @ Reading Until Dawn

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  3. My favorite thing about Daemon is his love for his family. Does that count?! xD

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  4. His arrogance and sexiness is quite endearing

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  5. Sounds fantastic! Thanks for sharing :)

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  7. I love how cocky and arrogant Daemon is, but what a sweetheart he is on the inside! ;)

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  8. HE IS OVERPROTECTIVE! Its sweet cause it means that he cares

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  9. My favorite thing.. Would have to be the way Daemon is with Katy. I love how they are together, and I'm so glad for an author like JLA!

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  10. I can't choose just one thing about him that's my favorite so I'm just gonna say the whole package. Everything about him is awesome. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  11. Fabulous review! LOVED this book even it did rip my heart out.

    Valerie

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  12. I already have opal but my favorite thing about Daemon would have to be how he always has this air around him that changes more through out the series and the more you learn and know about him. My heart broke for both him and Katy at the end, it doesn't seem fair with everything that they have already been through but in a way, if it never happened then at the end of opal, it would have been to fictitious in the way everyone has a sort of happy ending and that is not the spin that jennifer armentrout is going for with how she is writing this series. I definately love these books with all my heart and i can't wait until origin comes out!

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  13. him, being a jerk but he's super sweet *swoon

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  14. He is so protective and has a great sense of humor!

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  15. He loves fiercely without restraint

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  16. I like how cocky he is. Not many people can pull of being cocky yet charming at the same time. But I think Daemon does a pretty good job.

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  17. I love that he is sexy, cocky and sweet too! I love everything about him <3 *swoon* Can I have him for Christmas? ;) Happy Holidays!

    Tess
    tess_halim(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  18. Ummmm...everything :P His humor, hotness, sweetness, loyalty, passion, and protectiveness over Dee and Katy

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  19. That he even though he's big and strong he can be vulnerable too!

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  20. Swoon & Sigh... was is there not to love?

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  21. I love how he tries to act like to is so tough but he melts when he is around Katy.He has that bad boy attitude down good but he opens up to Katy and lets himself become vulnerable.

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  22. that he's so sweet and protective and irritating at the same time!! <3 daemon

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  23. Sexy, overprotective alien with a ego too big for Earth =) gotta love him <3 <3

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  24. Very dominate and yeah.he's.just.awesome.

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  25. His snarkiness and protectiveness. And of course his sexiness ;)

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  26. I love how loyal & protective Daemon is to those he cares about. I love his overall personality because he has a lot of depth, but its his snarkiness that always draws me in. He's a great character and definately one of my favorite

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  27. How sweet he can be, but how fierce he is too.

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  28. He's sweet and protective, but never boring. Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

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  29. How protective he is :)
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  30. I've only read Shadows so far, and he seemed kind of full of himself. :P

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  31. His protectiveness of Katy!

    Thanks,
    Leanne

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  32. His smart ass attitude call me crazy but i love a guy that can make me love him and hate him in the same sentance

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  33. How obnoxious he can act but still be loveable because it's obvious how much he loves Katy and his family.

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  34. Was is there not to love about Daemon?? ;D

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  35. My favorite thing is who he really is from the inside and that he cares not just about katy but his family and would do anything for them. And of course his eyes!(:

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