Opal (Lux #3) – Jennifer L. Armentrout

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13362536No 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.

 

After two books of Daemon and Katy fighting their relationship, they are finally together. But with Dawson back, fighting tooth and nail to bring back Beth, their relationship is feeling all sorts of twists and turns, as it is essential that they do everything in their power to help Dawson save her…as well as stay alive. Now they must unwillingly work with the person they trust the least to prepare them to break into the place that Beth is being stored.

The Lux series has been such a fascinating treat for me. I fell in love with Obsidian, became a fan girl with Onyx, and melted a tiny bit more in Opal. When I first learned that the books were about aliens, I’ll admit that I was skeptical. But the books are so much more than that. They are about love, betrayal, romance, and twist and turns that I never saw coming. The Lux series is definitely one of my new addictions.

While I loved the first two books more than I can say, I was a little let down with Opal. It was still a good book, but the romance was wayyyy over the top. I had gotten used to Daemon’s snarky personality, and that was gone in Opal. Now he is completely smitten with Katy, and he watches every word and move that he does so as to not upset her. I love Daemon and Katy as a couple, but I started to get a little tired of them. I love romance as much as the next person, but I just wanted a little more action.

Katy’s character got on my nerves a little bit more than usual in this third book. While I’ve never been overly fond of her before, she never actually bugged me. In Opal, Katy seemed whiney and determined to put herself in danger at every available opportunity. I got that she was trying to prove something to the rest of the aliens, but there comes a point in time where enough is enough. I just wanted her to stop acting like a little girl and grow up.

As I said with the rest of the books, The Lux series is a lot like Twilight. The writing style and storyline are very identical. That’s a compliment, but it also lays kind of flat for me. I want something that I can call original. While I love that I can compare the two stories, I also dislike the fact that I could place pretty much any character from The Lux series with a character from the Twilight series. Love the books. Love the characters. Want to see more originality.

There’s not much action in Opal, but the ending was really good and REALLY shocking! I wasn’t blindsided by what happened, because I knew that something major happened and I peeked, but woahhh! I don’t know where Armentrout is going to take it next, and I can’t wait to find out! Super cool and intense ending to an amazing series!

I am really excited for the next book because it will feature both Katy and Daemon’s POV’s. Since Daemon is my favorite character, I’m really excited to hear more from his side. But it does make me a little nervous that it’s a dual POV, because I tend not to like those very much.

Overall, Opal was an ok third installment to an amazing series. But what I recommend people to read the series anyways? Heck yes! The series is awesome! But be prepared to be a little let down with this book, as it is not nearly as good as the first two.

 

Pages: 382

Publisher: Entangled Teen

Publication Date: December 11th, 2012

Rating: [rating: 3]

 

Teaser Quote: “Daemon snatched the yellow packages from my hands. “Oh! Books! You have books!”
I laughed as several people waiting in line looked over their shoulders. “Hand them over.”
He clutched them to his chest, making moony eyes. “My life is now complete.”
“My life would be complete if I could actually post a review on something other than the school library computers.”
I did that about twice a week since my latest laptop went to the big computer heaven in the sky.”