Friday, November 29, 2013

Review: 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


The second installment in the Lux series, this book promises to be amazing and delivers. It picks up where Obsidian left off, where Daemon and Katy are dealing with the aftermath of a recent Arum attack. Katy realizes she shares a "connection" with Daemon after he healed her from a near-death experience with an Arum. Convenient for Katy, a new boy arrives in town: Blake Saunders, and he apparently has the answers to all the weird things that have been happening to Katy. Meanwhile, with the Department of Defense in town, there are rumors that Dawson and Bethany may still be alive, and we get a little closer to uncovering the mysterious "disappearance" of those two.

Katy and Daemon were absolutely brilliant once again. The witty banter and romance between the two was just right. And I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one who wants to swoon every time Daemon's mentioned. It was fun to see them open up to each other after the whole "boy pretends to hate girl" phase was over. This book couple is similar to Will Herondale and Tessa Gray from Cassandra Clare's Infernal Devices series. Unlike that series, no love triangle here.  

What I like the most about Katy is that she's fiercely independent...but that can have a downside too. Since sometimes that translates into reckless behavior that can hurt those closest to her. But from an overall point of view, she's an awesome kick-butt protagonist that doesn't need to rely on only Daemon to get her out of (most) sticky situations.

The book ended on a cliffhanger that pulls on the heartstrings. It seems happy...for now. It should make for an interesting turn of events in the next book.

An awesome sauce rating of 4.5 starts for this one!

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