22 June 2013

Onyx (Lux, #2)

Onyx (Lux, #2)Reviewer: Kristen
Author: Jennifer L Armentrout 

Pages: 366
Format: Paperback

My Rating: 9 out of 10

*** Spoiler warning! This is the second to the LUX series. Click for a review of Obsidian by Jennifer L Armentrout (Lux, 1) ***

Summary (thanks 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…

My Thoughts: There's not much that I can say without spoiling the last two books. I read these back to back, and they blend together because they pick up immediately after each other. I can tell you though, without spoilers, that I love this serious. I love the side of Daemon Black we begin to see in this story. I love the heartbreak, and I love that Jennifer L Armentrout moves unflinchingly through the novel, and stays true to the story and the characters. I get so angry at some of them - including Katy this time around,  really girl, really?! - but I still can't help but love them. We see more of Daemon and Katy grow together. What I really appreciated was the fact that despite having a connection aka being in a kinda sorta relationship  the characters remain true to who we first met in Obsidian. I loved it, and dare I say, I loved it more than the first. 

Final Thoughts: Get yourself to the bookstore ladies and gents, you're gonna want to get your hands on this. 

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