Sunday 19 August 2012

Onyx by Jennifer L. Armentrout (Lux #2)

Genres: Young Adult, Sci-fi, Romance
Publication Date: August 14th 2012
POV: Female - First-person, Past tenseMy Rating: 4 out of 5


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 enjoyed this much more than Obsidian, but I don't know how it ended up with the same rating. Like Katy, I had trouble forgiving Daemon for the way he treated her when they first met. He had to win me over too, and he definitely did. Daemon is like a different person in this book. If you were one of the people who didn't like Daemon and thought he was a jerk, because I know I wasn't the only one, I suggest you give him another chance. His jerkiness turned into cocky and funny and 'oh so sweet'. I really like funny guys. They are not my favourite type of YA boy, but they are definitely better than the bad boys. I cant even see Daemon as a bad boy anymore. The only thing bad about him is his willingness to kill for people he loves. But that isn't because he has a bad attitude, it is because he is passionate and fierce.

I know a lot of people found Katy annoying, but mostly I liked her. There were two times I was pretty upset
at her, but that's it. I love how she is a book nerd. There is no better way to make readers love a character than to make them exactly like us. And she is super spunky. And like Daemon, she would do pretty much anything for people she loves. What really bugged me though was when Blake took her out past the rocks and made her fight an Arum, and she didn't text Daemon. It was so obvious Blake was up to something and she even considered texting Daemon, but didn't. Stupid move. And again when Blake showed up in her bedroom. He even left her alone to get dressed giving her the perfect opportunity to get Daemon over there in case Blake tried something, which might have prevented the tragedy it led to.

Oh, and for those who just loved Katy and Daemon's chemistry, this was certainly not lacking. Just those couple of scenes in Obsidian had woman all over the world fainting and swooning. But in Onyx, it was x10! Ok, maybe that much, but I can't even remember how many times they made out in this book. It was pretty awesomely hilarious.

I love how the story has expanded so much from what we thought we knew. So much is going on now and the enemy is so much more dangerous than we thought, and not even who we thought. I can only guess where things will go from here and I cannot wait for Opal. Thankfully, its not too far away.

"Oh, I still want to strangle you. But I'm insane. You're crazy. Maybe that's why. We just make crazy together.”

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