Thursday, June 20, 2013

Review: Onyx by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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…

Pages: 366
Published by: Entangled Teens (August 14, 2012)
Genre: YA science fiction/romance

My rating for Onyx (Lux, #2):
At the end of Obsidian, I was really proud that Kat was sticking to her guns, telling Daemon that she wanted a real relationship from Daemon and she wasn't going to accept anything else. Daemon spends this book first trying to get Kat to give in and admit her attraction to him, to goad her into kissing him. That was a lot of the book and there was a lot of tension between the two of them that made the book exciting. Daemon changes during the book, but by the time that Kat realizes how much he does care for her and how much he should trust him, its too late. That was frustrating to read about because Kat was making some seriously stupid decisions that landed them in baaad situations. It was really heart breaking to see Daemon accuse Kat of not trusting him, of seeing how hurt he was because of her decisions. BUT the romance in this book was lovely to read! I know this review is quite mixed, but I did like the romance just as much as I did in Obsidian, even if it was frustrating at times.

The story was pretty systematic. Nothing really shocked me. The typical conflicts that move a story were there and I guessed them all. I still enjoyed the book, it just wasn't anything amazingly creative.

I loved and hated this book because of the decisions that characters made, but I'll definitely be reading the third book to see where Kat and Daemon go next. I'm kind of afraid Daemon is going to be a big ol' softy in this next book, but I guess we'll see.

Recommended to readers who like: Jennifer L. Armentrout, science fiction, aliens, romance, young adult books, typical story plot lines.

Sexual content: medium (sexual tension and an "almost" situation)


Apart from the Lux series, Jennifer L. Armentrout has another series called the Covenant series, a couple stand-alone novels, and she recently began writing new adult novels under the name J. Lynn. Find out more about Armentrout and her books on her websiteFacebookTwitter, and Goodreads

Here are my reviews for the books of hers I've read so far:

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