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

SYNOPSIS (via Goodreads):

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. 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.

REVIEW:

Opal makes everything that happened in Obsidian and Onyx seem like child’s play. My heart is racing and dread is looming overhead after that ending.

It took me a bit longer to get into Opal, then either of the prior books. For me, most of the book feels like set up which makes sense, it is book three in a five book series. Armentrout is setting up where the series will go from here and how it will end. It was interesting to see this odd cast of characters all working together for the greater good. My favorite part of this book was seeing Katy and Daemon really coming together and becoming equal partners. I love their chemistry and relationship, so those scenes really stood out to me. I do wish Katy would have confided in Daemon a bit more, especially with the whole creepy Blake situation. Blake is not right in the head and his rationalizations for his actions are horrifying.

There were a ton of surprises in this book that I wasn’t expecting at all. There were also reappearances of characters that I wasn’t expecting. I’ve said this for every book in the Lux series, but I loved the world building and the expansion on what we already know. The ending! I was not prepared for that ending. It was also so well done, you can feel the dread, the tension and fear that Katy and Daemon are feeling.

Overall, I’m really loving the Lux series so far. I didn’t really have an expectations going in, but I am really enjoying it.

RATING: 3/5

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