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.
My love for this series is no secret. In general, my love for JLA's books is no secret. That being said, nothing in this review should come as a surprise. Opal is the third book in the series, so while I will try my best to avoid spoilers, you should really be running off to start Obsidian if you have not already instead of reading this review.
Following the events of Obsidian and Onyx, Katy Swartz's life has changed immensely. She's not just a quiet book blogger anymore; she's found her place, which just happens to be beside this absolutely swoonworthy boy--and alien life form--named Daemon Black. After reading this book, I love Daemon even more than I already did (if that's possible). Anyone who was put off by Daemon's sarcastic, sometimes-asshole attitude can now rest assured that he has a sweet side and that he truly cares about Katy. Daemon and Katy seem like such a dysfunctional couple at times, but together they are both hilariously entertaining as well as entirely adorable.
Opal contains an immense amount of character development. Not only are Katy and Daemon growing, but there is also a certain other character from the end of Onyx who gets a ton of attention. I was a little bothered by the lack of Dee in this novel, but the author justified her absence well and certainly made up for it through the progression of Daemon and Katy's relationship. Blake's presence added another dimension to that story that I appreciated despite the fact that I have a passionate loathing for his persona.
As always, the storyline did not fail to satisfy. I was on the edge of my seat for hours on end, unable to tear myself away until I got to the last page...and what an ending it was. I think I'm going to just bow down to JLA, queen of the cliffhanger. Absolutely cannot wait for book four, entitled Origin, which is currently set to release later this year!
Rating: 5+/5 stars