Publication date: August 14, 2012
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Pages: 376 (paperback)
To me, it seems as if these books continue to get better and better. Onyx brings what the first novel in the Lux series already brought to the table and so much more. The possibilities seem endless when it comes to the continuation of this amazing teen series. Jennifer plays easily on the reader’s raw emotion and attachment to each and every one of the characters. She writes in such a way that it leaves a hole in my chest whenever I finish one of her novels. Jennifer can project emotions so very well.
I was apprehensive at first when I began the second novel in the Lux series, mostly because I didn't know if it would be able to live up to my expectations. Obsidian blew me away so I knew the second one had to cross mountains and jump gorges to be able to exceed my love of the first novel. I was surprised, pleasantly so, when Onyx did just that.
We see deeper glimpses into the lives of the characters and see more pain and heartbreak along the way. Jennifer did an amazing job at continuing on the story after the way the first one ended. She delves into Daemon's past life and Katy's new one. The couple's romance also begins to flower into something bigger than the endless bickering that they usually have.
I feel like the intrigue of the alien's society was beautifully played into the story. There wasn't a moment where I knew what was going on. Jennifer keeps you guessing with her witty story idea.
To say I loved this novel would be an fierce understatement. The Lux series sucked me in and I know for a fact there will be no going back.
(Read my Obsidian review for more.)
I give this book five mustaches.