Tuesday, June 4, 2013


Title: Onyx (Lux #2)

Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout

Genre: YA/Fantasy/Paranormal Romance

Release Date: August 14, 2012

My Rating:

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…

Via Goodreads

HOLYSWEETMOTHER.  Right now I seem to be on a book high, because Onyx (Lux series #2) has just taken my breath away!
This book is flipping' fantastic!  Onyx is the sequel to Obsidian and this is such an amazing follow-up.  It might even be better than Obsidian...

The main character, Katy, is such a strong protagonist; she tries to do everything in her power to do good, but throughout the book she makes some mistakes.  Deadly mistakes that will cost others their lives.  She has really grown on me as a character, I mean, she's a blogger.  And she's awesome.
Katy and Daemon's relationship is slightly strained in the beginning of this book.  There is another possible love interest, which really ticks Daemon off.  I found it the slightest bit aggravating when Katy kept trying to convince herself that Deamon was only attracted to her because of their whole alien connection.  It felt like that scene in The Little mermaid where the cute sea animals are singing "Kiss the girl", but Ariel and the guy keep hesitating.  Very similar!  Except this reluctance is brought out for about 3 months, which was sad (:/).

This book does have some fatalities in it, and it really hammered me because it was the death of such a sweet character (no spoilers!).
I loved the fact that the author gave us glimpses of Katy's normal, go-to-school day, but she also gave us Katy's alien-inflicted life.  It just seemed to help me stabilize her character in my mind.
DAEMON.  Of course, he is just as amazing and swoon-worthy in Onyx as he was in Obsidian.  You get to see a different side of Daemon in this book; not the rock-hard, stone-hearted Daemon that seems to come through in Obsidian, but a sweet and caring Daemon.  I'm not exactly sure why, but when I picture him in my mind, he looks exactly like Damon from the Vampire Diaries... maybe it's the name (VD love!).

Overall, I am giving Onyx a 5/5.  You guys MUST read the Lux series if you are looking for something in the YA paranormal fiction area; it's a good break from werewolves and vampires.

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