Book Review: Opal (Lux Series #3) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Posted September 3, 2014 by @Angelized_1st in Books, Entertainment / 0 Comments

Book Review: Opal (Lux Series #3) by Jennifer L. ArmentroutOpal by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: LUX Series,
Published by Macmillan on December 11th 2012
Genres: Love & Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult
Pages: 452
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
ISBN: 9781620610091
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five-stars

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.

The third book in Jennifer Armentrout’s Lux series is Opal. Katy and Daemon are now officially a couple, but that doesn’t mean things are perfect. Katy still doesn’t feel like she belongs with someone as gorgeous as Daemon. Maybe if Daemon would say those three little words (“I love you.) to Katy, then she wouldn’t have doubts. What ever is said or not said between them, one thing’s for certain: they’re madly in love with each other. Sadly, following the events in Onyx, Katy and Daemon struggle with trying to downplay the one thing that makes them smile.

“I tilted my head back against his shoulder, wondering how he’d gone from douchebag extraordinaire to this.. this guy who still infuriated me but also constantly surprised and amazed me. To this guy I”d fallen madly in love with.”

Daemon has come a long way. The douchebag we first meet in Obsidian has become a doting boyfriend. Daemon and Katy’s romance heats up in a big way this book, but so does all their friends’ cockblocking. That was the most frustrating thing for me while reading this book. Usually when a couple take things sloooooooooow I spend all of my time waiting for them to get to second base. Daemon and Katy did that in the first book, so I thought they would get right down to the s-e-x. Of course things end up progressing towards that direction, but all the interruptions leading up to that moment made me want to throw my kindle against the wall.

“You really shouldn’t trust a soul in this game. Not when everyone has something to gain or lose.”

One of the aspects of Opal I loved the most was the introduction of Luc. Not only did he offer the best advice ever to Daemon and Katy (advice they failed to heed), but he ends up being a cool character throughout the rest of the series. No matter how crazy Katy acts or how much of a jerk Daemon can be, the bottom line is they’re both really nice, loyal, kind people. While some of the people who end up betraying them down the road completely blindsided me, the people who betrayed them in this book should have been obvious. In fact, the mere fact they ignored their intuition angered me after what happens at the end of the book. Both Daemon and Katy should have known better.
“I thought the whole thing with Blake would ruin this afternoon, but I had underestimated the magnetism of Daemon and his kisses.”
The part of the book that angered me the most was when Katy learned something horrible about Blake, and decided not to tell Daemon. This decision, in my opinion, is what allowed what happens at the end of the book to happen (Vague enough for you?). LOL! Anywho, while I understand why things happened they way they did, I feel that what happens between Katy and Blake was serious, and would have liked Katy to have handled the situation better. Since I don’t want to spoil this plot point, I’ll discuss it later on in more detail in the next review.
“The road to hell is paved with good intentions.”
 Overall, I loved this book! I actually think I loved it more than the first two because Daemon and Katy were finally together. I also loved the inclusion of Dawson and Beth to the story, and the introduction of Luc. The ending left my jaw on the floor, and the sad state of Katy and Dee’s relationship brought a tear to my eye. One of the realizations I loved the most was how Katy and Daemon finally realized they are stronger together as a team, than they are apart. Of course that doesn’t mean they aren’t engaging in their usual bickering (they are), but this realization shows major growth in both their characters that carries over into the final two books.
Rating Report
Plot
five-stars
Characters
five-stars
Writing
five-stars
Pacing
five-stars
Overall: 5

About Jennifer L. Armentrout

# 1 New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Jennifer L. Armentrout Lives in West Virginia. 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), and new YA paranormal series with Harlequin Teen.

Jennifer also writes New Adult and Adult romance under the pen name J. Lynn. The Gamble Brothers Series (Tempting the Best Man/Tempting the Player) and Wait for You. Under her pen name, she is published with Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

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