Thursday, August 30, 2012

Review: Onyx by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Title: Onyx
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Publish Date: August 14 2012

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… ~ Courtesy of Goodreads

Onyx by Jennifer L. Armentrout is one of those rare, amazing sequels that are actually a thousand times as good as the first book. If you've read Obsidian then I'm sure that gives you some idea of just how good Onyx really was, because Obsidian was off-the-charts awesome.

Daemon and Katy really show their true colors in Onyx, both for the good and for the bad. Katy really has a chance to show what she's made of. Between the Arum, the DOD, and all kinds of other hazards (insert awesome twist here!), she stands up for not only herself, but for the people she cares about too. Taking her awesome factor from pretty awesome to an almost Daemon-level of badass-dom. Speaking of Daemon, he's no slouch in the character growth department. Armentrout presents a whole new side of Daemon in Onyx: a sweet and loving side. It's a part of him you don't see much in Obsidian. The vulnerable part that helps you understand just how much he feels for Katy and his family. In Onyx you start to really see just what these characters would do to protect one another from their growing list of enemies.

I loved that even though Katy's world might be flipped on its head after finding out Daemon and Dee's secrets she still takes time to do what she loves: book blogging. She's not one of those girls who forgets to breath because that doesn't involve her boyfriend. In fact, whenever she get angry she goes right to books to calm herself down and put her in a good mood. I also love that, at one point, while Katy is "training" with newcomer Blake, Daemon actually calls her out on not updating her blog, saying that she loves it and shouldn't just stop because she's busy with some boy. One of my favorite scenes in the entire book is when Daemon helps Katy film her In My Mailbox vlog and holy hot aliens, you guys! It's amazazing!

I am so, so in love with the Lux series, I can't even describe it other than this: You know when you read a book and it's really good and then you finish it? You know that awful feeling of missing the characters and the world you just left behind? That's how I feel about Onyx. I miss it. I will be waiting very, very impatiently for the next book in the series!

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  1. Onyx by Jennifer L. Armentrout is one of those rare, amazing sequels that are actually a thousand times as good as the first book.

    Okay okay okay now I HAVE to have this one. I so love that Katy is a book blogger and I just adore her interactions with Daemon. I can't wait to see their progress in Onyx!

    1. You will LOVE it, Molli! It's so good I want to erase my memory just so I can read it again!!


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