Publication Date: December 18, 2012 (though out now in many places)
Publisher: Entangled Teen
In this third installment of the Luxen series, Katy & Daemon have overcome their issues and are now a full-fledged couple, meaning lots more steam between these two amidst the return of Daemon’s brother, Dawson. Plus, the shadowy Daedalus organization seems to have a more sinister agenda that the Luxens would like to believe. (Sidenote: if you haven’t read SHADOWS, the series prequel, it would behoove you to read it prior to starting OPAL. Just saying.)
OPAL was one of my most anticipated releases this year, and let me tell you, it did not disappoint! Although I felt that the book was heavily centered around the growing relationship between Katy and Daemon, the action and plot dramatically increased in the second half of the book. I loved seeing Katy come into her own as a hybrid. I loved seeing Daemon play up the protective role to a T. I loved watching Dawson interact with his siblings. I even liked wondering about the ambiguous motives of a certain someone that pops up again in this novel. And that ending…jaw-dropping, mind-boggling, countdown-starting-till-the-next-book-comes-out kind of ending. In other words, a perfect ending. But then again, what else can I expect from JLA, the queen of cliff hangers?
Overall: 5 of 5