Review: Onyx by Jennifer L. Armentrout

(Lux, #2)
By: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Published: Aug. 14, 2012
Genre: YA

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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…

I liked the mystery in this book. You have these new characters coming in and you don’t really know who’s good or bad. Also, at the beginning Katy gets really sick and what appears to be the flu actually turns out to be some by product of Daemon healing her. This is all taking place while the Arum are out there attacking and the DOD’s noose seems to be getting tighter around the Luxen. Yup, there is a lot going on in this book.

The hot and cold romance was still there for Katy and Daemon. However, this time it was Katy who was pushing Daemon away. She can’t seem to get over the way Daemon treated her in the beginning and she’s not 100% sure that his feelings toward her aren’t from this alien mojo she has going on from the healing Daemon did on her. However, you can clearly see that the poor guy is trying and I actually felt bad that Katy was throwing everything back in his face. Not to mention that when the new kid, Blake comes in the picture, Katy seems to trust him more than Daemon.

Regardless of my feelings for Katy’s idiocy, I found the story entertaining. I was curious what would happen next and if my suspicions were correct. I will say one thing… J. Armentrout definitely knows how to create a unique story. I really dig the whole alien thing. Move over vampires, there’s a new brooding hottie in town!

“Humping my leg like a dog in heat every time I’m around you doesn’t prove you like me, Daemon.” -Katy

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3 Thoughts on “Review: Onyx by Jennifer L. Armentrout

  1. Great Review! I totally wanted to smack her a few times for for not letting Daemon in even though I understood why. My favorite part is their witty banter back and forth. This series it one that just get better and better with each book. 🙂

  2. I finished Obsidian a few weeks ago, I need to read this one next! Thank you for the review.

  3. HAHAA that favorite quote is hilarious! and you are right, Katy was such an idiot for not seeing that Daemon’s feelings are real but at the same time I applaud her for not blindly getting into the relationship without questioning that.

    great review!

    – Juhina @ Maji Bookshelf

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