Monday, November 26, 2012

OPAL by Jennifer Armentrout--Spotlight, Review, & Giveaway

About the Author:
USA Today Bestselling Author Jennifer L. Armentrout Lives in West Virginia.
All the rumors you heard about her state aren’t true.
Well, mostly. When she's not hard at work writing, she spends her time, reading, working out, watching zombie movies, and pretending to write.
She is the author of the Covenant Series (Spencer Hill Press), the Lux Series (Entangled Teen), Don't Look Back (Disney/Hyperion) and a yet untitled novel (Disney/Hyperion).
Jennifer also writes adult romance under the pen name J. Lynn
You can find Jennifer here:
GoodReads Blurb:
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.

Pre-order OPAL on Amazon

My Review

I’m so excited to write this OPAL review. Yes, I'm talking about the highly anticipated novel, OPAL by Jennifer Armentrout. Sorry if I go a little fan-girl here, but I love this LUX series so much as I know SO many of you do, too. I couldn’t wait to get my hands on an ARC of this book, (Thank you Liz Pelletier), and believe me this baby didn’t disappoint. This series just rocks. Period.
Note: I tried pretty much to stay away from spoilers in this review because I hate reading them, so I lightly covered the basics.
Okay, so first of all, I think it’s safe to say that I can never get enough of Daemon and Katy. Their chemistry just oozes off the page and this book is no different. Let me tell you though, that in OPAL there are some added swoon-worthy moments and extra, extra spicy scenes that will make you melt and say Yes!! I so loved that and those moments that Jennifer Armentrout is a pro at writing. Be prepared for the juicy.
Then comes the amazing action intermingled with all that chemistry I spoke of. Dealing with the DOD and another group… isn’t easy, even when you’re an incredibly sexy alien, armed with a spunky, brave, and newly empowered girlfriend otherwise known as Katy. Then when Daemon, Katy, Dawson…and someone from a previous book J go on a mission…for something really important, there are some heart-pounding, page gripping, and nail-biting moments.
Add even more unexpected blasts from the past, dangerous moments, suspense, tension, and stellar writing, and you have OPAL—a thrilling book that will make you want to keep flipping the pages late into the night.  
Then, there is the ending. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
 Ahem, the ending will make you scream, possibly cry, and pull your hair out because you will want need the next book now.  Like right now.
I’m serious, so be prepared to crave the next book more than ever before which I know is really saying something considering this is the Lux series by Jennifer Armentrout after all and after reading Obsidian I wanted Onyx and then Opal so bad. What will Jennifer have up her sleeve next? I cannot wait to find out. See? I'm already dying for the next one.

Yes, giveaway!
After swooning over this book so much I can’t bare to leave y’all panting without offering up an OPAL giveaway. That would just make me mean, right?
So….on Opal's release date, I will be doing a TWO book giveaway. Yes for two of them! Leave your email addy below with a comment on why you are the ultimate Lux series fan(excluding me of course.) *Big grin* and I will announce the two winners when the novel releases or there abouts. (BTW, it is set to release December 18th/2012, and Amazon says it will release on the 11th.)
Good luck to all! This giveaway is international.

And oh! Don't forget the OPAL Release Party in Houston December 15/12. Check out the deets and RSVP here.



    I'm the ultimate Lux series/JLA fan because I can't resist swooning over Daemon Black!

  2. To be honest I wouldn't say that I was the ultimate Lux series fan but I do love the series! I love every JLA book as well! There are so many other fans out there that love the series as well so we should come up with a nickname for all of us so that we can all be Lux series fans together lol!

    My email address is

    Thank you for the giveaway! :)

  3. Thanks for the giveaway oportunity!! Actually I don't think I am the ultimate Lux series fan, I found out about Jennifer's books not long ago, but from the moment I read the first book, it was love at first page! Her writing is so good and it's so easy to understand the books (english is not my first language:)) And I am madly in love with the Lux series! It's just, everything is so adorable! I wish I could explain how much I love this series! I am not good with words though... This is my first time entering a book giveaway, and it's also the first time I wish I had the books on paperback! (I usually wait for the books to get translated on my own language, but I just cannot wait, I really want to have them in my hands *-*) There are a lot of other firsts with Jennifer L. Armentrout and I thank her for that. I am grateful I found this series.

    Have a nice day! :)

    Oh, and almost forgot, this is my email address:

    Thank you.

  4. I'd be the ultimate Lux series fan, because I can totally identify myself to Katy (since it's also my name ;))! No just kidding, it's just I'm very thankful to JlA for making such a great serie !!! I think it's the dream of every book lover to read a book with their name as the name of a character, and Katy is so not a common name for book's character :D
    Thank you for making this giveaway international!



    im like the ultimate of the ultimates ULTIMATES lux series fan because im in PARAGUAY and i wait so so so SO much for this series and i love them and i am like the OWNER of DAEMON BLACK in like 2 forums because seriously, i need him, i need to be abduct by daemon ! (or just bring me some pepe toth's clone and i'll be like "okay i can live with this") but, come on, seriosly, im the biggest fan ever! PLEEEEAAASEEEE GIVE ME THAT BOOK ! please please please *puss in boots eyes*


    OMG!OMG! I'm so jealous of you right now. I'm dying to get my hands on this pretty book and now after reading your review I'm even more excited for it. Great review by the way. And as to why I'm the ultimate Lux fan- after you of course ;)- is because I can never get enough of the series, or Daemon, and I'm basically addicted to the Lux Series.

  7. For a review without spoilers that is a scorcher. I love everything jennifer L Armentrout shes an amazing magical scorching hot author. But as much as I LOVE the LUX series I've already admitted to JLA that I think the covenant series has an edge on it, though I have to admit the scorching body rocking heated scenes with Katy and Damon blow Alex and Aiden out of the water.
    Id still love to win opal though so my email
    Good luck everyone. I can't wait for opal.

  8. *squeeee* This is the very first Opal review I've read so far. I'm so excited about this book I don't even have words! I'm a huge fan of EVERYTHING Jennifer writes! Seriously I've read every single book from her and they never dissapoint! I fell in love with the Lux series since the first page, and it made me laugh, cry and laugh some more. And of course swoon for Daemon xD He is perfect! I'm dying to read Opal and fing out what happens next! Thank you so much for the spoiler-free review, and I'm so glad you loved the book!

    verusbognar (at) gmail (dot) com


    I'm so in love with this series! I'm from WV and all this takes place in Petersburg which is only 30 minutes from where I live so that is awesome for me. I could picture the mountains and places she was describing. I can't wait to read Opal! I'm totally hooked on this series!!

  10. I'm a huge Lux fan because Jennifer knows how to write. So many authors these days throw words on a page, insert a few steamy scenes here and there and they think that because we're young adults we'll lap it up. Don't get me wrong, I like a good steam scene, but to write a good scene you need more than just the vocab, you need flow and that's exactly what Jennifer delivers every time. And it's more than just the real steam scenes, it's the connection between Katy and Daemon that makes them partners in crime as well. Thank you Jennifer, for holding your readers to higher standards and please keep writing.
    I love these books! :)

    PS. I love/hate reading reviews like this because it makes me want it that much more!!


    I was hooked to Obsidian from the cover, then I was glued to it from the first page. I began reading Obsidian on my flight from Los Angeles to Hawaii and I couldn't put it down. I finished it the first night of my vacation and I read it 3 more times just on my vacation. I searched every bookstore at the Kauai and Honolulu airports for Onyx and could not find it, so I took my search to every store on the island of Kauai and unfortunately could not find it. 20 minutes after my plane landed me back in my home state of Utah, I drove from the airport to the nearest Barnes and Noble to buy the book only to find out that every B&N in the area was sold out :( I bought it online and read the whole thing in about 4 hours. I think I have read each book over a dozen times and I re-read my favorite parts every night before I got to bed. I am so exited for Opal to come out. To hold me over until the release I have read every *extra* Jennifer has given and I bought Shadows. This series is amazing! Jennifer is such a talented writer and I look forward to reading everything she writes. I am not the ultimate fan, but I am definitely a majorly obsessed fan.

  12. I am definitely the ultimate Lux series fan!! I know everything about the books and I read them like all the freaking time!! I cant get enough of the chemistry between Katy and Daemon, there dialogue either makes me want to scream, cry, or melt into a puddle. Katy is like the best girl ever! She so hilarious and sarcastic, but also loyal to her mom and her freinds. Daemon... Oh my dang hes just so freakin awesome, i cant get enough of him! And im so so so glad Dawson is back, because i read shadows and I am in love with him. ( but not as much as i love Daemon!)Jenifer is such an amazing writer, I even lover her other books, The Covenant series. Everything she writes i read! I can not wait to read Opal because if i dont read it soon im gonna go crazy! :)And hopefully for Christmas i will get the Obsidian necklace, because it is completely gorgeous!

  13. So.... I'm not one for writing but this book is definitely worth it. When I read any of the books in the Lux series i feel like I'm in the book. I basically drive myself (and others) crazy until I get the next book!!!!! This series is one of the best I've ever read!!! like EVER!!!! Every character adds something special to the book that I've never seen before. Like Katy's attitude on everything and Daemon.Daemon is, as Katy would say, "Beautiful face. Beautiful body. Horrible attitude. He was the holy trinity of hot boys." Daemon is hot, loyal, awesome, and did I say hot?!?! He and Katy make this great couple that has the perfect chemistry. Jennifer L. Armentrout is an extremely skilled author whose books are percect. Perfectly written. Perfect balance of romance. Perfect amount of drama. Perfect everything!!!! I cannot wait to read opal. I really hope you choose me because Katy is like my heroine, she loves books (just like me), has a super hot boyfriend, and kicks alien(only the bad kind) butt!!!!

    My email is

    Hope to hear from you soon!!!!! :)

  14. Well besides you I would have to say I am one of the biggest fans because I own both the original copy of Obsidian and the new one and Onyx. I know you are thinking that this is nothing spectacular but I ordered the new cover ASAP and Onyx was a pre-order. I have tried to get my hands on ARCs but being a smaller blog I understand that there are larger blogs that get first dibs.

    These books are all extremely well written and worth their weight in gold. Thank you so much for the chance to win a copy of this one as I have a book ban in effect for December (4 b-days & Christmas KILL lol)

    t.mahaffy25 (at) gmail (dot) com

  15. Well. I have reread Obsidian and Onyx SO many times. I can't even keep track. I just need to keep reading them over and over, because i can't get enough Daemon and Katy. AMAZING!

    judbueckert (at) hotmail (dot) com

  16. Thank u for hosting this giveaway! I am one big fan of the Lux Series. But I know there's many, MANY MORE fans that are as excited as I am for Opal! AND I NEED THIS BOOK. Like, right now. It's killing me. I have both Obsidian & Opal copies. And whenever my friends ask me for recommendations. HANDS DOWN! I would tell them to read the Lux Series. Both copies are not with me now, because I borrowed it to my friends. Which means that I have spread my love for the Lux Series. SUCCESS!!!!!!

    Good luck to everyone.

    Fidah, from Singapore:
    fifidah.heartswhite (at) gmail (dot) com

  17. thank u! I am one big fan of the Lux Series because it's just .....amazing . the characters could be real people some where because jennifer just writes them so well, the alien concept is unique , the books always have so many twists and turns and Daemon Black is the best fictional guy too bless the pages of a YA novel. it is one of the best novels and one of my favourites i have every read.

    the wait for opal is killing me, good luck to everyone!

    Jade, Australia

  18. Thanks you for giveaway! Why I Love Lux Series and JLA ?because she is amazing writer, and her books are always full of humor and action and sexy heroes. Her books are simply unforgettable. And your review is great as always .... I CANT WAIT THIS BOOK: D Good luck to everyone :-)

  19. I cant possibly explain why I love so much the Lux series, but here, I´ll try. This series has made me swoon, cry and laugh. It has given me the opportunity to know lots of amazing people, fans of JLA like myself and becouse of it I´ve made some amazing friends. The fact that I dream with the characters and I´m always thinking about what JLA is going to do next,proves that I´m a huge fan. I truly cant sleep or eat on any release day LOL!!!!

    JLA´s Biggest Latin Fan

  20. OMG. I'm the ultimate Lux fan because like many people here have said, I'm in love with Daemon Black and I'm obsessed with JLA. Obsidian is the first book I've read of her's and after that, I bought every other book of her's that was out at the time. She's my all time favourite author and Daemon is my favourite character. Oh, and one of my book boyfriends ;)

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  21. WAA!You're so lucky to be able to read it so soon! I can't possibly explain why I love the series! The writing,plot and characters are so captivating you just want to devour the book and read it fast! Just like the others, I love,love Daemon Black! *swoon*
    I'm glad to find a lot of people who loves the series and Daemon Black!
    I can't wait to read it! I'm so happy for this giveaway! Hopefully I win! Thanks so much!

    Karina @ CouchPotatoReader

  22. Wow! I just LOVE this series. The romance and tension between Katy and Daemon make me squeal in joy. Both Obsidian and Onyx were amazing and I know Opal will be just as good of not better. I'm so excited for this giveaway!

  23. First of all, really interesting review. You tease JUST like Daemon!!
    I am definitely an ultimate Lux fan because of lots of reasons. I LOVE writing and I have pages and pages of Lux discussion for myself. I am obssessed. Daemon and Katy are the best couple and I would just love to get my hands on a paperback copy. I haven't forgotten any detail about the book and its been months since I read onyx (only days since i reread it, though ;)). I seriously started stalking the internet for any Lux update. What's even more crazy is that while my physics teacher mentioned the unit for 'luminous intensity' was lux, I started paying attention in class and blurted out that lux means light in latin, since light and luminousity are related. And I only knew that because I researched LUX. So... ask me anything about it and I can explain it thoroughly!
    Email addy: maliha(dot)mals(dot)khan10(at)gmail(dot)com

  24. Your review... it's killing me!
    you're so lucky and gosh I can't wait to read this book!

    Why I'm the ultimate fan?
    I read Obsidian in a day and re read right after I finished. Which then lead to me kinda stalking Jen on the internet to hear more about it.

    I got a very early arc of Onyx... but it was just in time to prepare for my finals... so it was to read or to fail... I read it, two times before studying (I passed, btw)

    I can probably quote parts of the book on the top of my head, made all of my friends read the books

    and thought about stealing a bank and showing up to the us embassy and explain them that I need a Visa to go to the release party of Opal... i really don't think they'll take me seriously... non book people just don't get it!

    thanks for the giveaway!


  25. OPAL IS AMAZING! What an amazing review!!

    I don't think I am the ULTIMATE fan because, have you seen Kayleigh from ? I do however think I may be one of the big fans. Seriously trying to figure out how to build a transporter machine to get to Houston so I can FINALLY meet Jennifer and Pepe! Living in Australia, I have never met JLA before however talking to her on Twitter is AMAZING!!Jen is so brilliant and funny!

    I send my copy of Obsidian and Onyx all around to my friends and people at my school since it's not published here so they can read the awesomeness that is Jennifer Armentrout!

    I can definitely quote basically every book of Jen's and have re-read Obsidian at least 15 times!!

    And now to mention Daemon Black....EVERY GUY I MEET IS BASICALLY COMPARED TO HIM BECAUSE I CAN'T GET HIM OUT OF MY HEAD! I swear if I met Pepe (because he is quite honestly the Daemon I see) I would pass out.

    It is a big dream of mine to meet Jennifer, and Pepe and Sztella would be an added bonus. I seriously wish I could go to the signing LOL.!!

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!


  26. OMG! This has been sooooo tough to choose a winner. Loved reading your awesome entries and you all are amazing!! Like, really. Jennifer is super lucky to have y'all as fans. So, after much thought, and wishing I could choose you all, I decided the winners are:

    Tami and XCynyx! Congrats to you both. I'll be emailing you shortly. And thanks to everyone who entered. You are all awesome Lux series fans!

  27. XCynyx you've written down the wrong email address. Please post the correct one so that I can get you off your prize. I tried twice with the one you have listed and it's not going through.