Monday, January 14, 2013

Onyx - Review

Onyx (Lux, # 2)

By: Jennifer L Armentrout

Published: August 14th 2012 by Entangled Teen

366 pages

Source: Borrowed my SNL's Kindle, Holly @ Words Fueled by Love

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Goodreads description--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…

I started reading Onyx literally immediately after finishing Obsidian, and since finishing Onyx I’ve already started reading Opal. I have to say that I’m struggling a bit to keep each book separate in my mind.

As I said in my review of Obsidian, Jennifer L Armentrout knows know to write some tension and some steamy hot making out scenes. There was a bit of that initial frustration for me because it seemed like Katy and Daemon had gotten to a much better place by the end of Obsidian, and then we turn around and enter the new conflict of Katy running from Daemon with their connection as her flimsy excuse. But any guy who’s willing to prove himself to the girl he cares about is pretty much swoon worthy in my book. Because sometimes that’s what it takes to build trust after it’s been damaged and one person has been hurt. If he’s not willing to prove himself, then he’s probably not really remorseful for the damage he caused.

I don’t remember feeling much surprise while going through Onyx…meaning nothing happened with the plot that I couldn’t exactly see coming. But as with plenty of other books this didn’t have a negative effect on Onyx. Obviously, when someone throws a knife at your head, you can probably bet that there’s something off about them. (Note to self.)

Despite how little I’m finding myself saying about Onyx, it was still a really good read—one of the better ones I’ve read over the last several months. And as I said above, I’ve already started Opal, ready to see how this all ends. I do wish that there was a little more to Katy and Daemon’s connection than the tingling sensation of knowing when the other one is nearby. But it also prevents there from being too many convenient rescues and such I suppose, which I know I would find annoying.

Onyx is a great follow up to Obsidian and leaves off in a place where you’ll be excited and ready to move straight into book 3, Opal. I’m giving Onyx 4 Stars. Have you read Onyx? If so, what did you think? Let me know!


  1. I love this series Great Review! I posted my review today!

  2. I finished Onyx right after Obsidian too! I haven't written my review for it yet, but I loved Onyx even more so than Obsidian!