Title: Opal, A Lux Novel (Book 3)
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Rating: 5 Stars
Reviewed by: Shakera
Genre: Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Suspense, YA
Publisher: Entangled: Teen
Date of Release: August 14, 2012
Format: Kindle (Amazon)
When I tell you, I was not fully prepared for this… no joke! I. Was. Not. Prepared! So… unfortunately, Blake lives. (I despise him!) In book 2, you meet Dawson and your heart is aching. However, at the start of this book, you will crack up! Dawson is back and he is trying to get Bethany! Daemon and Katy are in full swing and the interactions between them can provide enough electricity to power a city! Just one problem… Blake. He’s come back for their help in exchange for his help with rescuing Bethany. As a result of a few things that happened in Onyx, Katy’s relationship with Dee is heavily strained. It frustrated me to no end the way Dee treated Katy, but at the same time, I completely understood why.
With a chance to get Bethany back, the gang can’t afford to miss their shot. Unfortunately, the gang learns the hard way… Luxens do have a kryptonite and the Department of Defense knows exactly what it is! BUT… if you can get your hand on opal, you can enhance your powers, except they’re really hard to come by… unless you know a guy! The gang gets an in, but things go south quickly. With an opportunity for a second chance to rescue Bethany, a warning is issued to both Daemon and Katy, “You really shouldn’t trust a soul in this game. Not when everyone has something to gain or lose.” This comes from a kid you’re not really sure if you should trust either, but the warning should be heeded. Just when you thought the gang can get on with their lives and live a “normal” life… bombshell… there’s a traitor amongst the group.
Now I know I’m late to the party, but come on Jennifer! How you gonna end the book like that?! Jenny… COME ON JENNY?! That ending was everything! This was probably the one time I didn’t immediately do a review after reading the book. I went straight into the next book. I couldn’t put this book down. I read it in one sitting, and I found myself gasping and laughing and fearing the safety of Daemon and Katy. Now that Katy’s and Daemon’s relationship is out in the open, you see a completely different side of Daemon. He’s sweet and he’s tender, but he’s still a complete badass! Armentrout has a way making you care about what happens to the characters and you get completely caught up in everything they are going through and completely invested in their outcomes! Bring on book 4!