Monday, August 13, 2012

Review: Onyx

Title:  Onyx
Series:  Lux #2
Author:  Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publisher:  Entangled Teen
Pages:  366
Format:  Paperback

Summary: 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…

My Review:  I feel like all my reviews of JLA's books are so repetitive; just a bunch of paragraphs gushing about how absolutely amazing everything is.  Really, I love all of the books of hers I've read and Onyx was no exception.  In fact, I liked it more than a couple others.

It was so nice getting back into this story.  I settled right back in with Katy and Daemon.  I felt like no time had past since the first book ended and it was awesome not having to rack my brain to remember little details from Obsidian (even though I remember everything about that book.  I've only read it like, six times).  It was nice how Jennifer slipped little reminders about Obsidian in the beginning of book two without full out summarizing the entire first book.

The characters were so alive in this book, as they are in all of Jennifer's books.  I feel like I am right there with them and that only makes the reading experience with these stories all the more enjoyable.  My heart was racing and my toes were curling right with Katy and I loved that!  Of course, Katy definitely earns some bonus points with me for being a book lover and blogger!  It's so cool how easy it is to relate with her from both a blogger's and reader's POV.

And then there's Daemon.  Daemon Daemon Daemon Daemon Daemon.  I love this guy.  Really, I love him.  I mean, I loved him before but after seeing this new, soft side of him, my insides are just all gooey and I want to tackle-hug him.  Major props to Jennifer for pulling off such a drastic character turn around so perfectly and seamlessly.  Daemon's transformation from hot jerk to hot sweet, sometimes jerk-ish was awesome!  And man, did I love seeing him jealous (as bad as that sounds).  He's just too adorable for his own good.

The overall plot was spectacular.  It moved at the perfect pace and kept me wanting more.  I was unable to put it down from the second I picked it up!  And trust me, I tried not to pick it up and start reading because I knew I wouldn't get any work done if I did.  It was seriously painful knowing the book was just a couple feet away and I wasn't reading it.  So I caved.  Obviously.

I'm already counting down the days until Opal, the third installment in the Lux series, is released.  The ending of Onyx left me at the edge of my seat.  With a wonderful writing style, beautiful characters, and a magnificent plot, Onyx is officially in my top ten favorite books.

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  1. Ugh, my copy of Onyx was pre-ordered weeks ago, and I"m trying to be patient, but I just want it way too badly! So glad you loved it!

  2. Great Review!!!

    Onyx was simple AMAZING!!!
    I definitely cannot wait for Opal!!!
    *stares at calender*

    Magen Corrie
    Corrie the book, crazed girl


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