Monday, May 20, 2013

REVIEW: OPAL ~ JENNIFER L. ARMENTROUT


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.


Opal by Jennifer L. Armentrout is the third book in the Lux series.  The story picks up approximately one week after the conclusion of Onyx.  

Dawson is back, but he's not the same.  Feeling the pressure from the ones he left behind, Dawson finds himself drawn to Katy - the only person who doesn't expect him to be the old Dawson.  As the two form a friendship, Katy seems to be the one bridging the gap between Dawson and Daemon.  But being reunited with his family isn't enough - not when the enemy still has Beth. When Dawson repeatedly endangers himself in attempts to track down Beth, Katy does the only thing she knows will keep Dawson from constantly running away - she strikes a deal; if he promises to stop going off on his own, Katy will help him find and rescue Beth, as long as they meticulously plan the rescue mission to ensure that nothing goes wrong and everybody makes it home safe.  But even Katy can't imagine just how terribly everything will go wrong.

The Lux series gets even more interesting in Opal.  It's nice to finally have Katy and Daemon not fighting their feelings for each other anymore, and their relationship really is quite beautiful.  The chemistry between Katy and Daemon is very intense, but sweet.  

Following the tragedy of Onyx, Katy and Dee are no longer friends, and it is quite hurtful to see Dee growing closer with Ash, rebuffing Katy's every attempt to reconcile.  Ash is ever the thorn in Katy's side, as well as the reader's, and old enemies surprisingly make comebacks to complicate matters even further.

As opposed to the other books in the series which ended quite satisfactorily, Opal ends on a devastating, heartbreaking cliffhanger.  I am glad that I only read the book now, and have only three months to wait for the next instalment - though three months seems a terribly long time.  

The next book in the series, Origin, is to be released in August 2013, and I cannot wait to get my hands on it.


Product information:
Title: Opal (Lux Series #3)
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Pages: 382
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Year: 2012 
ISBN: 1620610094

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