BOOK REVIEW: Onyx (Lux #2) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Title: Onyx (Lux #2)

Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout

Genre: Urban Fantasy, Young Adult

Published: August 2012, Entangled Teen

Rating: 3/5 stars ★★★

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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…

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MY REVIEW:

3 of 5 stars to Onyx by Jennifer L. Armentrout

★★★

“Say it.”
“Say what?”
“Tell me what you told me earlier.”
“I love you.”
“That’s all I ever need to hear.”
“Those three words?”
“Always those three words.”

Expect a lot of cheesy scenes thrown here and there in this next installment of Lux Series. I still stand firm on my first review that this series is indeed a little cliche and unoriginal. But somehow, you just can’t help but want to read it anyway.

The end of Onyx is a lot surprising. Honestly, I’m not on board with most goodreaders liking this book better than Obsidian. Primarily because Katy pissed the hell out of me. She ended Obsidian with a bang. You know that tough, I-wont-fall-for-you-that-easy attitude she had? That won me over but then she lost me again during Onyx. I mean, how many times do you have to mess up before you follow your goddamn instincts and start using your brain when it comes to which people you can trust?

On the other hand, after bagging the the “Douche-iest Hero Award” last time, Daemon was a real winner in this one. I hated the cafeteria scene he pulled off on Katy in Obsidian but his douchey ways fortunately ended soon and he pretty much redeemed himself in Onyx.

Speaking of redemption, I am certain Katy will find her golden again. Despite the seemingly negative review, I still like this one so I’m giving it 3 stars.


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