Series: Lux #3
Published by Entangled Teen on December 11th, 2012
Genres: Paranormal, Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult
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.
Why do you do this to me Jennifer? I’m such a mess right now. My emotionsssss.
We left Katy and Daemon after a big shocker in Onyx and most of Opal is spent trying to repair the damage. In terms of character development, this installment is amazing. Katy comes to terms with the guilt of lying to her friends and family about, well, everything. Daemon transforms and finally trusts Katy enough to show his truly cuddly side. Dee is left in depression after the events of Onyx, understandably, and shows an amazing transformation throughout the novel (though it was sad for Katy in most of Opal, I’m so glad that Dee didn’t just shake it off and be her bubbly self. It was way more realistic this way).
All that development in terms of characters means the plot progressed much more slowly than usual. If this were a three book series this one would suffer just a little bit from middle book syndrome. And it is the middle book, so I guess it’s fitting. But at times it was just a bit slow, which explains the four orange rating. In this case, four oranges means I still absolutely adored it, but it didn’t quite blow me away. I think it’s mostly due to the unanswered questions that I’m really getting desperate to know the answers to.
A lot of time was spent developing the relationship between Katy and Daemon and I loved that. Although it was sooo frustrating at times too. I love the relationship though. They’re able to be so supportive of each other and I swear, lying in bed, reading this, I just kept asking, “Where’s my Daemon???” Seriously. I want him. But so many interruptions, I almost feared we wouldn’t get to the hot smexy scenes in this one. Thank god I was wrong. Also – THANK YOU Jenn for no stupid teenage angsty arguments. It’s a perfect relationship between two characters who I absolutely love to bits. Their personalities are absolutely wonderful, distinctive, entertaining, and adorable.
Blake and Will. Two masterfully crafted villains. Jennifer did a really great job of adding the necessary creep factor. But I still have so many unanswered questions. Ahhh.
Towards the end, the action scenes are looming, and I felt it coming. Only 50 pages to go – there’s no way this is going to end well. Not enough time for a real resolution. But though I sort of expected the cliffhanger, it really tore me to shreds at the same time. I’m a bit speechless. I don’t really know what to do… That last chapter pretty much brought tears to my eyes. How am I going to survive the wait for Origin?