Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Review: Onyx by Jennifer Armentrout

Onyx (Lux Series #2)
by Jennifer Armentrout
Publication Date:  August 14, 2012
Publisher:  Entangled Teen

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 Thoughts:  Well, here I am again trying to figure out what I can say about this book that hasn't already been said.  Hands down, it is as amazing as all the reviews have claimed it is.  Daemon Black.....just his name makes be swoon.  He has to be one of the hottest characters EVER written in a book series.  I am dying to see this series made into a movie, but OMG, who in the world could play him and do him justice?  Onyx picks up where Obsidian left off.  If you have not read Obsidian and Shadows, you definitely need to read both of these books before Onyx.  The Lux series is like tasting fine wine, a completely sensory experience.  You have to hold it up to the light, swirl it around in the glass, smell it, taste it, and savor it.  I am a total Jennifer L. Armentrout fangirl, so forgive me if I gush, but I know there are a ton of fellow fangirls gushing with me.  Daemon has become like a drug to us, our own personal brand of heroin - okay, cheesy, cheesy, slap me, but I couldn't resist.....sorry Edward.

If you thought the laptop scene in Obsidian was hot, the sexual tension and chemistry gets even hotter in Onyx.  For real.  You will not be disappointed.  Bless her heart, even though Katy tries to tell herself that the attraction they feel is only because of the connection, her attempts are futile.  Try as she may, even she doesn't believe it.  Daemon and Katy both have it, and they have it bad.  There is also a lot of action and suspense in this series.  It's actually really exciting in a nail biting kind of way.  We are introduced to some new characters in this book, i.e., "the new boy" in the synopsis above, and frankly, I didn't trust him or like him either, and you can believe Daemon doesn't.  We also see a lot more interaction with the DOD, and the story and the characters really take on a new level of depth and intrigue in this book, which I really loved.  There are twists and turns around every corner and your interest is piqued from beginning to end.  I can't say too much more than that without spoiling it, but believe me, it is GOOD.  

We definitely do get to see another side of Daemon in Onyx.  Though still fiercely loyal, protective, and cocky, with an ego the size of Jupiter, we get to see past the surface into the deep waters of Daemon in this book.  He is quite the romantic, at least when it comes to Katy.  Ah, Katy, you can't help but love her.  She is such an awesome heroine herself, and like Daemon, she to is fiercely loyal and protective, minus the ego.  Katy and Daemon's relationship sucks you right into the middle of the book with them.  Jennifer has such a talent for enabling the reader to actually become part of the story.  Her characters are so real, and the interaction between the characters, the pacing of the book, and the story line itself is beyond excellent.  Several of the reviews I read talked about a cliffhanger at the end, and there is somewhat, but personally, I was really pleased with the ending.  It left me satisfied, yet longing for more, like only an Oreo Blizzard can do.  Therefore I dub thee, Jennifer L. Armentrout, Princess of the Pages.  She knows how to put the R in Romance, the S in sizzle, and H in HAWT.  Trust me when I say, that Onyx and the entire Lux Series is something that you do not want to miss, you know, kind of like you don't want to miss breathing.    

On a happy note, I am so excited that we don't have to wait that long for Opal.  I'm dying to see where the story goes from here.  

Jennifer L. Armentrout lives in West Virginia. All the rumors you've heard about her state aren’t true. Well, mostly. When she’s not hard at work writing, she spends her time reading, working out, watching zombie movies, and pretending to write. She shares her home with her husband, his K-9 partner named Diesel, and her hyper Jack Russell Loki. Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent her time writing short stories...therefore explaining her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes Adult and Young Adult Urban Fantasy and Romance. 


  1. This book, no words. I bow down to its awesomeness! Daemon is just perfect. Loved his sweet side. Really great review!

    1. Thanks Nereysa, I bow down to its awesomeness with you :).

  2. Great review!! I cannot wait to read this! Obsidian blew my breath away. Need more Daemon ASAP! I really need to see his other side that you mentioned!

    Angie @YA Novelties

    1. Thank you. I am excited for you to read it to, especially since you loved Obsidian. I know you'll love this one to.

  3. I'm so happy you enjoyed Onyx. It was such a good book. Great review!

    1. Thank you. It is such a good book.


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