Monday, August 27, 2012

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

Publication date: August 14, 2012

Publisher: Entangled Teen

Pages: 376 (paperback)

Summary: (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…


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.

1 comment:

  1. A well deserved 5 mustaches!
    I just recently read both Obsidian and Onyx...
    I can't believe I waited so long!
    I have even been having trouble with my review cause all I have to say is AHHHHH SOOO GOOD.
    great review! :D