Weekend Reads #42 – Consequences: Opal & Origin by Jennifer L Armentrout

September 12, 2015 Reviews 0

Weekend Reads

At the beginning of August I was lucky enough to come across a BookOutlet(dot)com sale featuring the Lux Series by Jennifer L Armentrout and I got all the books for just under $5. At that point I hadn’t read any of the series but had heard great things from fellow book bloggers and friends who were telling me “You HAVE to read this book!” I’m glad I listened 😀 This series is not to be missed! It’s got a little something for everyone: science fiction, fantasy, romance, and while it’s written for the young adult crowd, I would recommend it for the 16+. Below I’ve broken down my review for you in both the third and fourth books of the series. I have the compilation of the two in a special edition which I’ll touch on just a tad 😉

Weekend Reads #42 – Consequences: Opal & Origin by Jennifer L ArmentroutConsequences: Opal & Origin by Jennifer L Armentrout
Series: Lux,
Published by Entangled: Teen on 2014-06-03
Genres: Fantasy, Fiction, Paranormal, Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult
Length: 800
Format: Paperback
Source: My Book Shelf

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Now available together for the first time, don't miss Opal and Origin, the third and fourth books in Jennifer L. Armentrout's bestselling Lux series. Also includes bonus content exclusive to the print edition! "A thrilling ride from start to finish," says RT Book Reviews.

Opal
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.

Origin
Daemon will do anything to get Katy back. After the successful but disastrous raid on Mount Weather, he’s facing the impossible. Katy is gone. Taken. Everything becomes about finding her. But the most dangerous foe has been there all along, and when the truths are exposed and the lies come crumbling down, which side will Daemon and Katy be standing on? And will they even be together?

Consequences by Jennifer L Armentrout is just over 800 pages comprising of books three and four of the Lux series, along with about 50 pages of bonus content. I’m SO glad I found this book. I absolutely adore the series and the bonus content is a lot of fun! There are a few additional scenes, one a cute Halloween scene. AND there are a few scenes told for Daemon’s POV. If you have read this series in ebook format or have the other paperbacks, I think the bonus content alone is enough reason to get this compilation.

Weekend Reads #42 – Consequences: Opal & Origin by Jennifer L ArmentroutOpal by Jennifer L Armentrout
Series: Lux,
Published by Entangled: Teen on 2012-12-11
Length: 382
Format: Paperback
Source: My Book Shelf

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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.

What a ride! Opal by Jennifer L Armentrout picks up almost right where book two left off. **Consider yourself warned. If you’ve not read the first two books of the series, there are some minor unavoidable spoilers in this review* Daemon’s brother has been found, but he isn’t what they expected. Adam is dead and Blake – the guy responsible for it – is on the run. And Katy is just barely holding herself together. She was tortured at the hands of her mom’s boyfriend, she feels responsible for Adam’s death, and now she’s navigating the waters of a tenuous relationship with Daemon and all the while the government is hunting them down.

Katy and Daemon….I love these two! Their dynamic is wonderful. They are completely in love with each other, yet still can push each other’s buttons like no one else. Daemon can be infuriating, especially when he tries to shoulder all the problems by himself, “protecting” Katy and his family in the process. And Katy….poor Katy. She’s a bit lost this book after the events of OnyxShe’s broken and sorely missing her friend, Dee.

The book revolves around what to do about Dawson and the still missing Bethany. Everyone is happy Dawson is back, except Dawson. He’s haunted at the things that were done to him and his only goal is get Bethany no matter the costs. Daemon and Katy offer to help him, knowing that if the shoe were reversed they would be doing the same. The plot is intense! AND the author just keeps giving more information about the Luxen, the government’s role, and the battle with the Arum. It’s beautiful world-building side by side with character development and the suspense that this brings….WOW!!! Honestly I read this in one night!

Overall I truly enjoyed the book and for anyone that is already a fan of the Lux series it is a must read! Full of suspense, action, and of course romance it’s the perfect mix of my favorite genres (sci-fi, fantasy, romance). And that ending!!!! Ugh!!! I’m so glad that all the books are out, I would’ve died if I had to wait between them. Consider yourselves warned!

Weekend Reads #42 – Consequences: Opal & Origin by Jennifer L ArmentroutOrigin by Jennifer L Armentrout
Series: Lux,
Published by Entangled: Teen on 2013-08-27
Length: 364
Format: Paperback
Source: My Book Shelf

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Daemon will do anything to get Katy back.

After the successful but disastrous raid on Mount Weather, he’s facing the impossible. Katy is gone. Taken. Everything becomes about finding her. Taking out anyone who stands in his way? Done. Burning down the whole world to save her? Gladly. Exposing his alien race to the world? With pleasure.

All Katy can do is survive.

Surrounded by enemies, the only way she can come out of this is to adapt. After all, there are sides of Daedalus that don’t seem entirely crazy, but the group’s goals are frightening and the truths they speak even more disturbing. Who are the real bad guys? Daedalus? Mankind? Or the Luxen?

Together, they can face anything.

But the most dangerous foe has been there all along, and when the truths are exposed and the lies come crumbling down, which side will Daemon and Katy be standing on?

And will they even be together?

So after the explosive (quite literally) ending of Opal, Origin by Jennifer L Armentrout picks up just a few days later. Daemon is out of his mind with worry for Katy. Katy is in the hands of Daedalus, a super-secret organization within the government studying the Luxen, the Arum, and the hybrid bond. Can Daemon save Katy before it’s too late for her?

I’m not sure that I breathed through this book except when it was necessary for my survival. I just thought that Opal was intense, this book blows it out of the water! All the questions I had about Daedalus, the Luxen and the hybrids are answered in this book. In fact, the entire series has been leading to these pages. It’s fast-paced, unpredictable, and highly enjoyable!

Katy is in the hands of Daedalus. I thought she was broken in the last book, she is shattered in this one. Her entire world is gone, and she has to somehow bide her time until a rescue that most likely won’t happen comes. She is going out of her mind with worry (for Daemon and her mom), with guilt (over what Daedalus is making her do), and with shame (because she likes what she is learning and there’s little remorse).

And Daemon….oh boy! I would not want to be in his way. He is furious at himself for losing Katy, at his family for locking him up so he wouldn’t go after her, and Daedalus for what they are doing to her. He will stop at NOTHING to get her, even turning himself in.

So my absolute favorite part of the entire series occurs in this book! We finally get inside Daemon’s head. That’s right, dual POV 😀 I love that the author decided to do this, especially as Katy’s mind is so dark in this book, as she has every right to be. The plot is intense and while several questions are answered in this book many more come up. By far I think this is my favorite installment of the series so far though. DO NOT MISS IT!

Final Conclusion:

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