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

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

Source: I purchased a copy for Kindle.

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I’m devouring the Lux series like it’s candy. It is incredibly addicting and entertaining. I love the characters and I love how there are plenty of moments for humor and entertainment in the midst of chaos and action. Opal was probably the best novel in the series to me so far because I was so invested in the lives of the characters and the conflict got a little bit bigger than just Katy or Daemon.

I was happy that Katy and Daemon were together throughout Opal. I enjoyed the conflict in the first two books with the two of them not really admitting that they had feelings for each other, but I was also anxious for the two of them to get to the relationship point and work together. And they did in Opal. There was no drama between the two of them, which I also enjoyed. All of the drama was about the DOD, Daedalus, and the Luxen. But that isn’t to say that things were boring on the Katy and Daemon front. They still argued and they had their normal back and forth banter and attitude.

Opal was crazy as far as the plot went. There was so much that was wrong. Lives were lost, people disappeared, others reappeared, and Katy and Daemon were caught up in all of it. Dee and Katy weren’t on speaking terms and Dee was getting closer with Ash by the minute. Blake made a unwelcome reappearance with helpful information… with a catch.

As with any YA paranormal, when teenagers have secret plots to uncover, they still have to keep up with appearances. So there’s no shortage of regular activities, like going to prom. Those moments are the ones I kind of have to ignore as far as figuring out if it really makes sense for them to have the time/energy/reasons to do any of those normal teen things, but I had fun with the story nonetheless.
The ending was.. well.. I’m glad I waited to read this series because Origin was a few bucks and the push of a button away from being in my hands and I needed that.

I definitely recommend the series. It’s a fun and fresh YA paranormal with some unpredictability to it. Jennifer Armentrout brings a level of entertainment to her books and characters that makes them difficult to put down.

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