Published: December 11th 2012 By: Entangled Teen
Genres: Young-Adult, Science-Fiction, Supernatural, Romance
My Rating: 4 Stars
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.
There will be a big spoiler in this review if you haven’t read the previous book. It’s really unavoidable, as I just have to mention this character.
Opal picks up where Onyx ended. There is really no time to breathe, and everyone is grieving and getting hot tempered. It’s really slow in the beginning and I had to put it down for a day or two before picking it up again. Katy didn’t annoy me as much in this one, so that’s a good thing. And Daemon is still just as snarky as ever, but he’s also sweet. I swear to God that I was planning to give this 4.5 – 5 stars, but that ending. WTH?!! I swear that I wanted to go find the author and demand that she rewrite it, but then I forgot that Origin is already out. LOL!
Dawson freaked me out. Seriously, he was creeping around and it was just so….. just no. And his need to rescue Beth is understandable. Everyone knows that, but they want to plan and Dawson just wants to rush in and suffer the consequences. However, it really doesn’t matter because they all put their trust in the wrong person. I swear, that irritated me to no end. I understand the need for some action and suspense, but to make these characters look dumb when they’re supposed to be otherwise, is just wrong.
Daemon and Katy grow a lot in this book. I love how their relationship is moving along, and the sweet little scenes we get from them… swoon! I’m not sure that I would be into this series if Daemon wasn’t so great of a character. It’s hard not to love his quick wit and snarky comebacks. Add in his looks, and we just never stood a chance. He is still pretty much the one in control here, and it was really hard reading this one after all that happened in the last book. He couldn’t properly bond with his brother and grieve for Adam. There was just too much stacked against everyone. And Dee…. I really felt for her. She was so angry though, and it was hard for me to see her ignoring Katy.
I think that it’s safe to say this is my favorite in the series, so far. I like book one about the same, but the previous book took a step back. This is not the best series out there, but it is very addicting and the action is always on point. Recommended!