Onyx by Jennifer Armentrout Review

Pepe Toth and Sztella TziotzioszOnyx  (A Lux Novel, Book Two)
By: Jennifer L Armentrout
Release Date: August 14, 2012
Publisher: Entangled Teen

My Rating:
star

Possible spoilers if you’ve not read Obsidian, book one of the Lux series.

Summary (via Goodreads):
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

The Story:
Katy is struggling throughout Onyx with what her relationship with Daemon really means and how he truly feels. She is having trouble coming to terms with what is real in this new world she’s been dropped into. We learn more about the Luxen and what their community expects from them as well as the government. The tension is upped by adding several areas of concern for the Luxen and Katy. As the reader you are sorting through things as much as her which makes for a thrilling read. The pacing is fantastic and the bits of romance take the edge off the stress.

The Characters:
You really feel like you are Katy as you are reading, Jennifer Armentrout drops you into her thoughts allowing the reader to see things much as she does. I love that Katy stays true to herself even as her world is turned upside down. There are a few moments where I was frustrated with her for not trusting Daemon with what’s happening. Daemon is true to his character from Obsidian and if its possible I love him even more after reading Onyx. The word ‘kitten’ will never have the same meaning to me again, Daemon Black has entered my mind and won’t ever leave…and that’s not a bad thing. You see more sides to his character but he doesn’t lose anything in having a clearer sense to who he is. She is a master at creating the ‘bad boy’.

Final Thoughts:
The Lux series moves at a fast pace making for a quick and fun read. Jennifer Armentrout really does a great job making characters you love (especially her male leads).

Onyx trailer:

Check out my review for Obsidian here.

I had the pleasure of meeting Jennifer Armentrout and Pepe Toth (Daemon on the book covers). Check it out here.

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Favorite Books of 2012

Under the Never Sky is missing from my stack; I originally read it from the library. My very own copy is on its way–Christmas gift to myself.

The year draws to a close and I’m thinking back to all the books I’ve loved this year. Here are five…not in order but these stuck with me the most.

The list could keep going and going because 2012 was a great year in books. Lucky for us 2013 has so much to be excited about…the City of Bones movie (YAY! Can NOT wait), Clockwork Princess, Apollyon (book 4 in the Covenant series), Through the Ever Night and on and on. Never a problem having more and more books on the ‘to read’ list.