26 September 2012

Review: Onyx (Lux, #2) By: Jennifer L. Armentrout

Title: Onyx (Lux, #2)
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publisher: Entangled Teen, 416 pages (August 14th, 2012)
From: the Publisher.
Format: eARC
Add to: Goodreads

Check out my review of Obsidian (Lux, #1): HERE

Synopsis: Being connected to Daemon Black sucks…

Daemon’s determined to prove what he feels for me is more than a product of our bizarre connection. I’ve sworn him off even though he’s running more hot than cold these days. But against all common sense, I’m falling for him. Hard.

Our relationship issues aren’t out biggest problem…

The Department of Defense is here. If they ever find out what Daemon can do and that we’re linked, I’m a goner. So is he. And when a new boy shows up a school with a secret of his own, things get complicated fast. I need to choose between my own instincts and Daemon’s.

But then everything changes…

I’ve seen someone who shouldn’t be alive. Daemon’s never going to stop searching until 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.

Review: 5 Stars - Onyx, the second book in the Lux series by the amazingly talented Jennifer L. Armentrout is another epic story in her fantastically popular Alien saga. There’s no question on why the Lux books have so many fans – with a group of characters that could be the girl and the alien next door (yes, I totally said alien next door) and the angsty, snarky-ness they each have…  they’ll have you laughing one minute and swooning the next.

Katy learned more about her neighbors than she ever thought possible in Obsidian and now in Onyx she has even more issues to deal with. One of the things I like most about her is that she’s real. There isn’t anything about her that’s fake. And at the end of Obsidian she has her mind set on one path and in Onyx she sets out to follow through. With bumps along the way and more trouble surrounding her than ever it’s time for Katy to face some things she’d rather… well not.

And while I admire how honest she is, she makes some huge, massive even, errors in judgment. While I hated to see this happen and to see her have to deal with the aftermath of things, it just proves time and time again how normal she is as a female character. Also, all these issues she’s found herself forced to deal with shows just how amazingly strong she has become. Yeah, totally love Katy in case you can’t tell. Not to mention she’s a book blogger and that’s just the icing on the cake for me with her.

Daemon is, well Daemon and yet, so UN-Daemon like at this same time. He’s 100% swoon worthy from the first book right on through to this one and Armentrout even finds a way to kick him up a notch with all the many layers that he is. We get to see such a different side of him and let me tell you… WOW! It’s always fascinating to me when you get a chance to see some huge changes in characters and how they grow from one book to the next, and I can’t wait to see what they’ll learn and what we’ll learn next about them.

As for the writing and story for Onyx, it all picks up right where we were left in Obsidian. The characters all have to face some serious issues and holy cow, was there surprises around each corner and a HUGE MASSIVE cliffhanger ending that I literally groaned and might have even yelled “COME ON!” out loud which received me a few looks filled with stink eye. I love the flow of Armentrouts writing. Her storytelling never loses pace and keeps me completely captivated the whole time. It’s always sad when I find myself at the end of one of her books, yet it never surprises me because of how easily I’ve become lost within her stories. She’s a “go-to” author. If she writes it, I’ll read it.

All in all, how the heck could anyone NOT love these books, these characters? The story alone is unique, the characters have such amazing personalities that you can’t and won’t forget about them anytime soon. Oh, how I love a great author and books that get people talking and the Lux series without a doubt has a lot of people talking. So, what the heck are you waiting for? Get yourself a set of the two books today. Reading one won’t be enough… trust me; you’ll want to dive right into Onyx after finishing Obsidian. Just trust me on this one; you’ll thank me for it later. I’d say Enjoy, but that’s a given. 

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1 comment:

  1. I haven't read any J. Armentrout yet. I keep hearing about these novels though. I'm glad you liked them so much.


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