Okay, as you might already know I have become a big fan of Jennifer L. Armentrout. She is just such an amazing author, her writing is so incredible, amazing, amusing, beautiful and a whole bunch of other adjectives.
The "LUX" series just keeps getting better with each and every book. I loved both Obsidian and Onyx. Just this series so good. This book did not let me down and just made me adore the series much more.
The story evolves the longer you read. We pick up right where we left off and things are getting intense in West Virginia. As Katy has to make a choice on whether or not to trust Blake again after betraying her in Onyx. The more you read, the more things happen and when the group goes on a mission everything goes wrong and the story ends with a cliffhanger that will make you scream"NO, a book CANNOT end like this!" and then you remember there is still Origin and Opposition left to read. That was what I could say about the story without giving away too much.
The moment I found out that Blake was back I got frustrated. I knew he was nothing but trouble for Katy. She had a right to be angry with him and he sure needed to be kicked. But then comes the you-can't-kill-me-because-I-need-you. I just wanted to punch him and then kill him. That dude just pisses me off.
Katy, on the other hand, is developing by the chapter. Yes, at some point I thought the book was slowing down a bit but that didn't last for long. She acts like a teenager but that is what she is. So this is what I mainly like about this book, series actually. Katy and Daemon aren't perfect like many characters out there. They make mistakes as every human being does. That is what I could really relate to.
The supporting characters come along too. They play some role in the story but I felt it was more about Daemon, Katy and Dawson trying to save Beth. Their plan is perfect and then, oh well, as you expect it goes wrong.
The writing is just...perfect. Armentrout really knows how to use words and how to make you feel certain emotions towards some characters. Her vocabulary is very rich and the descriptive language is just amazing.
Jennifer L. Armentrout has done her best to make readers like the series. That shows with every single book she publishes. She does care about her fans' feelings and somehow manages to satisfy the majority of them. I am impressed by her works and Opal is just as good as the previous books in the LUX series. It was an action-packed read with many gut-wrenching moments and an ending you will never, ever see coming. That is my verdict.
Oh, and one last thing, while I was reading this book I read both - the Bulgarian and the English version of this book. I am really satisfied with the translation and very thankful to Egmont Bulgaria for publishing it in Bulgarian too.
Update: Don't forget to get back on August 15th for my review in Bulgarian.
Make sure to let me know what you think about the book in the comments down below.
4.5 out of 5 stars