Opal (Lux Novel)

Opal - Jennifer L. Armentrout This series started out awesome for me then sort of fizzled out towards the end of the first book then ho-hum in the second book. Opal in its entirety was a tough read, like pulling teeth, until I got to the last sequence of events, I couldn't have cared less what happened to each character. So I'd probably need a great deal of peer pressure to pick up the next one.I read all three books one after the other, and I don't know if I would've been kinder to the evolution of Daemon and Katy's characters if I read them as they got released. A big risk on this series is that its likability is solely rooted to its two leads, which worked well for the first book but got a bit exhausted by the end. Their dilemmas (especially Katy's) got really repetitive. I was sorely wanting for better character development for the supporting cast, especially Blake-- I wish he wasn't so easy to hate. His moral ambiguity didn't feel ambiguous at all. Because at the end of the day, it is still the bad guy's choice to be the bad guy, right? So there wasn't any tension from that angle and there was a long stretch in the book where it was all... look how sweet Daemon and Katy are together. Foreshadowing can be argued but personally, I could've done away with the other fifty times when Daemon got all fluffified by his relationship with Katy. I'm not saying he should be stuck to being the snarky guy, I'm just saying maybe the Daemon-Katy fluff can be toned down in exchange for some character development for Blake, Dee, Matthew, Dawson (even Ash).So despite the great ending, I felt like I've ran out of fucks to give by the time I got there.I can't believe how glad I am to have finally done away with this series. It's been in my TBR forever! #responsiblereader2013