Review | Lux Series #3, Opal, by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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source: Amazon

SYNOPSIS via Amazon: 

The Lux series continues with the third installment of this riveting paranormal YA series.

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. 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.

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RATING: 6/10
GOOD READ

I am late on the train with the Lux Series, but after finishing book three, Opal, there is no stopping until the end. Each book is better than the last and the plot is finally thickening! 

The first of the two in the series, Obsedian and Onyx, moved at a rather slow pace for my taste. The humor and the romance between Katy and Daemon are what really kept me invested in the series. Opal opened a larger door to a world of unknowns and flooded my mind with a league of questions. Setting it up to be a stepping stone to, I believe, a much larger story that will unfold in the fourth installment, Origin.

Romantically speaking, this book is a hit. Daemon’s and Katy’s relationship picks up heat and the two finally are able to accept their feelings for one another. This of course leads to a few steam-y scenes that sucks you in and leaves you wishing you had one (or two) Daemon Blacks in your life. 

All of you Twilight and The Hunger Games fans, this next series is for you! 

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All opinions are my own and are not endorsed or affiliated with any company or organization. 

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Review | Lux Series #4, Origin, by Jennifer L Armentrout

source: Goodreads

Origin (Lux Series #4)
Jennifer L Armentrout
Entangled Teen

Synopsis via Goodreads

Daemon will do anything to get Katy back.

After the successful but disastrous raid on Mount Weather, he’s facing the impossible. Katy is gone. Taken. Everything becomes about finding her. Taking out anyone who stands in his way? Done. Burning down the whole world to save her? Gladly. Exposing his alien race to the world? With pleasure.

All Katy can do is survive.

Surrounded by enemies, the only way she can come out of this is to adapt. After all, there are sides of Daedalus that don’t seem entirely crazy, but the group’s goals are frightening and the truths they speak even more disturbing. Who are the real bad guys? Daedalus? Mankind? Or the Luxen?

Together, they can face anything. 

But the most dangerous foe has been there all along, and when the truths are exposed and the lies come crumbling down, which side will Daemon and Katy be standing on? 

And will they even be together?

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Rating: 7/10
GOOD READ

Jennifer L. Armentrout’s fourth installment in the Lux series, Origin, is so my favorite thus far.  The third book, Opal, left us hanging at the edge of a cliff with a white-knuckled grip, but Origin made us jump head-first in the pit.

The first half of Origin was rather slow-paced for me. Katy is trapped. Daemon is furious and out of his mind. Katy struggles with the truth. Daemon is still furious and out of his mind. Katy is tested. Daemon acts on impulse. Katy kills. Daemon is captured. They are both reunited in Daedalus headquarters. (Wayyyy sooner than I expected, by the way.)

Then, in Armentrout’s words, “poo hits the proverbial fan.”  Origins, hybrid-Luxen offspring, appear out of nowhere. Allies are made and an escape ensues. As soon as Katy & Daemon leave Area 51, I am pretty sure I yelled, “what?!…Oh my God…No WAY!”, every few pages. Holy plot twists, Batman!  

Hold on to your glasses, because this is one heck of a ride and at the end you will wonder if somewhere along the way you switched cars.

This is definitely a book you won’t predict and will have you scrambling for the 5th book in the series, Opposition.

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All opinions are my own and are not endorsed or affiliated by any company or organization.