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Opal (Lux #3) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Opal (Lux #3) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

5 out of 5 stars

Synopsis
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.

My Review
The third book in the Lux series is every bit as delicious as the first two. Katy deals with soul-crushing guilt because of what happened at the end of Onyx and she’ll do anything to try to make things right. Because of that, she’s willing to take risks she might not have before. I love that all of the characters grow and develop through the series and are profoundly affected by the choices they make. This is the darkest book in the series so far, but in a deep way.

Plot
Once again, JLA delivers a solid plot that keeps you on the edge of your seat, or bed, or wherever it is you read. The story starts off strong and only builds from there. New, interesting characters are introduced that bring all sorts of possibilities into play and take us places we never dreamed. The return of some of the characters we love to hate the most make Opal an exhilarating ride that is over far too soon.

Characters
The characters develop and grow and that makes them infinitely more interesting. They might not have had strong backstories coming into the series, but the things that Armentrout puts her characters through creates tortured souls that become far more intriguing as a result. They now have the depth that was lacking in the earlier books, but remain characters we like and root for.

Bottom Line
Another great book in the Lux series that doesn’t just bridge the divide until the next one, but is a fantastic read in its own right.

Title: Onyx
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Pages: 416
Category: Young Adult Paranormal Romance
Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars
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