Review: Onyx by Jennifer L Armentrout
Title: Onyx (Lux #2)
Author: 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…
OMG! So… I know im WAY behind just now reading this, but I had to hold off on book buying for a while.
Anyways, I think im a little speechless. I finished this on Friday, but I had to wait until today (Monday) to write the review because I just didn’t know how to put my thoughts into words.
I’ll just start at the beginning.
Onyx starts right where Obsidian stops. Everyone we loved in the first is back for more. Katy and Daemon still bicker nonstop (in both a god and bad way). Dee is still there, in all her glory, along with Adam and their more serious relationship.
The basic story lines here are:
#1- Katy tries to convince herself that Daemon really doesn’t like her because of their bond (from the first book) But they continue to have steamy on-again-off-again issues. Where they want each other, then fight, then want each other. (kinda super annoying at the beginning- but thankfully, it doesn’t last the whole book)
#2- new guy- Blake (I will never forget his name because Daemon messes it up like 50+ times) comes into the scene knowing way too much. Daemon hates him because he has the hots for Katy, and because he really just knows way more than anyone else should. But he wants to (and claims that he can) help Katy to understand and figure out what is going on with her.
#3- Katy has issues with her bond to Daemon (from their huge fight with an Arum at the end of Obsidian) which is causing some strange side effects.
#4- the DOD is coming in hot and heavy in this one. The Arum, though still present, is not the main bad guy this time around. Now we have some serious issues with the DOD. AND… someone we thought was dead… may not be!
Overall, I think there was a bit much in the plot going on, looking back at it now. But as I was reading, I just couldn’t get enough of it. And the Daemon-Katy romance was awesome!! To. Die. For!
Rating: 5 stars!!