August 23, 2012

Review of Onyx (Lux #2) by Jennifer L. Armentrout


Being connected to Daemon Black sucks…

Thanks to his alien mojo, Daemon’s determined to prove what he feels for me is more than a product of our bizarro connection. So I’ve sworn him off, even though he’s running more hot than cold these days. But we’ve got bigger problems.

Something worse than the Arum has come to town…

The Department of Defense are here. If they ever find out what Daemon can do and that we’re linked, I’m a goner. So is he. And there’s this new boy in school who’s got a secret of his own. He knows what’s happened to me and he can help, but to do so, I have to lie to Daemon and stay away from him. Like that’s possible. Against all common sense, I’m falling for Daemon. Hard.

But then everything changes…

I’ve seen someone who shouldn’t be alive. And I have to tell Daemon, even though I know he’s never going to stop searching until he gets the truth. What happened to his brother? Who betrayed him? And what does the DOD want from them—from me?

No one is who they seem. And not everyone will survive the lies…

Onyx (Lux #2) by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publish Date:  August 14, 2012
Publisher: Entangled Teen
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** This title was provided to us by the publisher for an honest review.
We were in no way paid for our opinions **

Considering the events that took place in author Jennifer Armentrout’s novel Obsidian, I was totally pumped up to begin reading the sequel Onyx. Who wouldn’t be? For one thing, Onyx has a totally hot male, a strong and funny main character with aliens and government agents—awesome-sauce? Awesome-sauce.

Considering what I read about in the synopsis of Onyx the novel sounded like it would be full of fun and fast-paced action. Not to mention that it’s way longer than the novel before it, Obsidian. Onyx focuses mostly on Katy’s life now that she and Daemon are involved in an alien bond and with the sudden arrival of the DOD in town. There’s no more mystery behind Daemon and his sister, the world of the Luxen is very real for Katy now and honestly I loved that despite being in a world full of danger Katy was still independent.

Especially since she now holds alien abilities that she got from when Daemon healed her.

I know what you’re thinking: What?! Alien abilities???!!! OMG! You heard me right, alien abilities. And thanks to those same abilities Katy’s life is in more danger than ever in Onyx. Not to mention that now she has a freaky alien mojo that makes her able to shatter windows and freeze things midair. So yeah, there is that awesomeness, but don’t forget Daemon. We finally, finally get to see a side of him that we’ve never seen before—the sweet overprotective part of Daemon that cares about Katy in ways he didn’t in Obsidian. Plus he makes a bet with Katy that by New Year’s Day she’ll admit she is insanely in love with him, does he win that bet? I can’t tell you.

My only complaint about the novel is the inconsistent pace. However, with the introduction of new characters and the DOD I have to admit that I believe it when most of the characters when they claim that there are things worse than death. From the content described in the novel, the DOD is everything you’ve heard about going on inside of Area 51. Have I forgotten to mention that Bethany returns in this novel? Well now I have and now you’re interested. Don’t deny it.

Packed full of twists, turns and unexpected surprises, Onyx definitely stands apart  from  Obsidian. I would recommend the novel to fans of the previous Lux story, readers who like reading about aliens and readers who want a YA romance that is similar to the one seen in Hush, Hush.

 Check out our review of Obsidian HERE!

Check out our exclusive “Dear Daemon” post where Daemon answers our most burning questions HERE!

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  1. Sophia Rose

    I can’t wait for my turn to read it. Nice review!

  2. brandileigh2003

    Love her writing as well. Glad that you enjoyed!
    Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog

  3. Janet

    Could someone please send me the book via email to just finished Obsidian and would love to read Onyx only I can’t seem to find it. Thanks!

  4. Chapter by Chapter

    You can purchase a copy at the buy links in the post.

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