Early Review: Onyx (Lux #2) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

August 11, 2012 Review 1 ★★★★

*This title will be released on August 14, 2012*

Onyx

(Lux, #2)
by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Genre: Paranormal YA |
Excerpt: Yes | Book Trailer: Yes
Reviewed by: Julia | Source: Publisher

  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Entangled Teen; August 14, 2012
  • ISBN-10: 1620610116
  • ISBN-13: 978-1620610114

Rating

Excellent – Loved it! Buy it now & put this author on your watch list.

Sexual Content

Suggestion of rape, discussions of sex, sexual scenes.

Description

Being connected to Daemon Black sucks…

Daemon’s determined to prove what he feels for me is more than a product of our bizarre connection. I’ve sworn him off even though he’s running more hot than cold these days. But against all common sense, I’m falling for him. Hard.

Our relationship issues aren’t out biggest problem…

The Department of Defense is here. If they ever find out what Daemon can do and that we’re linked, I’m a goner. So is he. And when a new boy shows up a school with a secret of his own, things get complicated fast. I need to choose between my own instincts and Daemon’s.

But then everything changes…

I’ve seen someone who shouldn’t be alive. Daemon’s never going to stop searching until 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.

Review

Smart, funny, and aware that sexual chemistry doesn’t equal true love, I am head over heels in love with Katy, the book loving heroine of the Lux series.  Pair her up with a macho dreamboat that thinks he knows best, and the banter and action don’t miss a beat.  As much as I enjoyed OBSIDIAN, ONYX was even better.

The irreverent back and forth flirtation between the main characters is one of my favorite parts of this series (and color me juvenile, but Katy calling Daemon a “douche canoe” made me laugh out loud).  Katy’s verbal darts are just the right foil for Daemon’s ego and alpha tendencies, and their banter never gets in the way of the smoking hot chemistry.  Katy’s quips often bridge the “cute guy with a huge ego”/”my neighbor is an alien” gap, and the supernatural aspects of ONYX are just as seamlessly integrated with the plot.  Though YA, these kids face very, very grown up issues. Above and beyond underage drinking and sex, their happily ever after has to deal with DOD oversight, mating to continue a species, and the knowledge that being together means constant peril.

The sheer number of dangers surrounding Katy and Daemon means I read ONYX in a state of suspense.  While the character twists were fairly obvious, Armentrout took me by surprise with a few of the developments between opposing groups.  There are no small answers for the challenges these characters face,but given the developments in Luxon/human mythology that Armentrout reveals, I think it’s safe to assume she has big plans for where this series goes next.  Lux is one of my favorite, bawdy teen series, and I can’t wait to get my hands on book three.

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One Response to “Early Review: Onyx (Lux #2) by Jennifer L. Armentrout”

  1. CCAM

    “I think it’s safe to assume she has big plans for where this series goes next.” – this is my opinion also