Waiting on Wednesday #3: Opal by Jennifer L. Armentrout (+ Fancast)

Posted November 7, 2012 by Debby in Uncategorized

This is a weekly meme, hosted at Breaking the Spine, spotlighting upcoming releases that we’re anticipating.

Title: Opal
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Release Date: December 11th, 2012
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Series: Lux (#3 of 5)
Pages: 382
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. Goodreads

It’s ridiculous how long it feels like I’ve been waiting for this book, even though I put down Onyx just a couple weeks ago. But that is what this series is doing to me. The characters are flawless. The romance is to die for. I’m really anxious to see if the plot will keep increasing in its awesomeness. And I’m quickly becoming a massive fan of Jennifer L. Armentrout. In fact, just last Friday, I won an amazing prize pack from her and Laura Kaye‘s Players and Heroes giveaway. I’m still in that newbie phase of freaking out when authors reply to my tweets, and there were some amazing tweets there that just made me feel so blessed. I can’t wait till all those goodies get here 🙂

Anyway, since basically everyone is waiting for this book, I thought I’d spice up this post a little. While I know that for most people the absolute perfect cast for the Lux series consists of the cover models, Pepe and Sztella, they were not who I had in mind while reading the books. I thought it might be fun to share my little fancast with you guys. Now I would be thrilled if ever there were a movie based on the books and these two were cast, but I’m not counting on it – by the time the movie process got going they’d probably be too old for the roles. But in my mind they’re pretty damn perfect.

From pretty much the first page of Obsidian my pick for Katy was totally clear and obvious. The lovely Shelley Hennig (Diana Meade from the CW’s The Secret Circle). I’m pretty darn obsessed with her as it is, but she fits the image I have of Katy totally. My pick for Daemon was less clear, and I might still be flexible on this one. But I did settle on Brant Daugherty (Noel Kahn from Pretty Little Liars). He sure can pull off a smirk, and in terms of image he’s pretty much there. Only his voice would need to get a little deeper.

As a little treat, I figured it would be nice to put gifs of both actors to one of my absolute favorite scenes from Onyx. Enjoy!

“You are a terrible liar. You do want this. Just as badly as I do.” 

My mouth opened, but no words came out. 

“You want this as badly as you want to go to ALA this winter.” 

Now my jaw was on the floor. “You don’t even know what ALA is!” 


“American Library Association midwinter event,” he said, grinning proudly. “Saw you obsessing over it on your blog before you got sick. I’m pretty sure you said you’d give up your firstborn child to go.” 

Yeah, I kind of did say that. 

 Daemon eyes flashed. “Anyway, back to the whole you wanting me part.” 

I shook my head, dumbfounded. 

“You do want me.” 


Taking a deep breath, I struggled with my temper… and my amusement. “You are way too confident.” 

“I’m confident enough to wager a bet.” 

“You can’t be serious.” 

 He grinned. “I bet that by New Year’s Day, you will have admitted that you’re madly, deeply, and irrevocably—” 

“Wow. Want to throw another adverb out there?” My cheeks were burning. 

“How about irresistibly?” 

I rolled my eyes and muttered, “I’m surprised you know what an adverb is.” 

“Stop distracting me, Kitten. Back to my bet—by New Year’s Day, you’ll have admitted that you’re madly, deeply, irrevocably, and irresistibly in love with me.” 

Stunned, I choked on my laugh. 


“And that you dream about me.” He released my arm and folded his, cocking an eyebrow. “I bet you’ll even admit that. Probably even show me your notebook with my name circled in hearts—” 

“Oh, for the love of God…” 

Daemon winked. “It’s on.”



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16 responses to “Waiting on Wednesday #3: Opal by Jennifer L. Armentrout (+ Fancast)

  1. OH. MY. GOSH. I loved this! It was really creative 😀 I absolutely adore the idea of Shelley Hennig. The Lux series is my favorite set of books ever and I can’t wait for Opal as well. Awesome pick! 🙂

    • Aww thank you! 😀 I’m glad you liked it 🙂 And I know the feeling, this series is slowly destroying me, really one of my all time favorites.

  2. I haven’t had the chance to read any of the Lux books but I would love to get my hands on them. I’ve read so many positive reviews of these books and I just have to give them a try. Great pick! I hope you enjoy reading Opal when it comes out.
    Come check out my WOW post.

    • Oh you definitely should check them out soon! The whole book blogging world is going crazy over them. I can’t even imagine not liking Opal xD

      Sure! I’ll go check your post now 🙂

  3. I’m excited for this too! And I don’t know about Shelley being Katy (because for me she’s Nora from Hush, Hush XD) but omg Brant would make a great Daemon! But Pepe’s just too perfect… Anyway, great pick!

    Here’s my WoW ^^

    – Kazhy @ My Library in the Making

    • Hahaha, that’s so funny. Shelley Hennig is so flawless though, she’s almost like my default for a female protagonist. But I felt she fit Katy absolutely perfectly. I haven’t read Hush, Hush though. I’m on the fence if I should – I haven’t read very great reviews of it. I’m glad you like Brant 🙂

      I’ll go check out your WoW now! 🙂

    • Cool! I’ve never seen her in Days of Our Lives, but I loved her so damn much in The Secret Circle.

      You should definitely check out the Lux series 🙂 It’s really really great.

      I’ll go check out your WoW now! 🙂

  4. Haha, you’re right, it does seem like every book blogger is waiting for this one! Great creativity for your post though, thanks for sharing! Oh and new follower (Frodosco – GFC). ^.^ If you would like to check out my Waiting On Wednesday you can do so here. 🙂

    • Hahaha, I can totally sympathize. I’m right there with you. Sadly Jennifer doesn’t seem to do ARCs? *sigh* just another month. Thanks for following 😀 I’ll go check out your post too!