Saturday, January 4, 2014

Review: Opal (Lux #3) by 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.


WARNING: This review contains spoilers for the first two books in the series.

Being in love with an alien has some nasty repercussions. For Daemon and Katy, their teenage lives are anything but simple. Surprisingly, I'm still in love with this paranormal series. Usually when the whole Paranormal-Human romance goes awry I get sick of the heroine complaining about her life and think, "If you hadn't been so insistent about being with this guy, your life would be a lot simpler." But this book is different. Katy is a strong, independent MC, who isn't afraid to face her enemies alone. You can't even fathom the thought of her being with anyone except Daemon.

With Dawson home, the Black family is once again hole except for one tiny detail. After being caged and tortured by the DOD, Dawson isn't the same happy teenager he used to be, and he's hell-bent on going back and rescuing Beth too. What's more, the Luxen learn a secret DOD organization has been kidnapping Luxen and forcing them to mutate humans to give them Luxen-like powers. Reluctantly partnering up with Blake, they devise a plan to break in to the DOD compound, but nothing is as it seems in this small town. Meanwhile, Katy has to deal with repairing her broken friendship with Dee after Adam's death, and protecting her mom from what's to come.

Wow. Just wow. Without giving too much away, I though this book was a well-done follow-up to Onyx. We learn more about Daemon and Katy's "connection," and gain more insight into the life of they mysterious Dawson. It was so great to see Daemon, Dawson, and Dee back together again; no alien family could be more adorable. And of course it's chock full of the alien action and romance we've all fallen in love with. And the classic Daemon moments :). The ending is...let's just say you'll be shocked. Still, I loved it and am anxious to see what happens in Origin.
Overall Rating: ★★★★ 4 stars


About the Author
#1 New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Jennifer L. Armentrout Lives in West Virginia. 
All the rumors you heard about her state aren't true. 
Well, mostly. 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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