Dec 31, 2012

Review: Opal by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Title: Opal
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Publication Date: 12.11.2012
Pages: 382
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Series: Yes (Lux #3)
Source: Purchased finished copy

Rating: A+

Summary (from 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 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.

It is no secret that I am a huge Jennifer Armentrout fan. Since reading her debut novel a few years (!) ago, I have avidly and anxiously read everything else she has penned, but the Lux series is by far my favorite. Opal is the third in this fantastical series, and while it seems like a lot of series have a multitude of high and low points, the Lux series just keeps steadily climbing. Each book ratchets up the intensity levels, the romance (sweet baby Moses, the romance), and the overall fun factor.

Katy and Daemon are phenomenal as a couple and as individuals, but I really feel like Opal is where their relationship is cemented. It’s where the most growth occurs. While the two are as adorably snarky as ever, there is a new level of maturity achieved here. They listen to one another and you can see the bond they share becoming firmer and stronger with each chapter.

The supporting cast really feels like it’s being fleshed out, too. I loved the interactions between the rest of the Luxen—from Ash and Dee’s growing friendship, to Andrew becoming a more prominent and vocal member, and Dawson … Watching Dawson come back around and start living again was wonderful. With each addition to the series I feel like these characters dig a little further into my heart.

Except Blake. He needs to go.

Sometimes writing raving reviews is so hard. I feel like there are only so many times I can say “fantastic” or “awesome” in a review, and those words are so weak to convey the wealth of emotion I feel when I read a seriously great novel. But that is exactly how Opal makes me feel—this jittery warmth that both relaxes me and keeps me on edge. I love sinking into the Lux world and I can’t wait to return.


  1. I recently read the first one and LOVED it, so I'm really excited that it's still good by the third book. Great review :)

    -Jessica (Peace Love Books)

  2. OH! I loved this one too.. and I agree. Blake just needs to leave and never come back - especially after what happened that the end!

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