December 16, 2012

Onyx by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Title: Onyx (Lux#2)
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Release date: August 14th 2012

Rating: 4.5/5

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**Contains spoilers if you haven´t read Obsidian**

Read my review of Obsidian HERE.

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...

When I read Obsidian, I really liked the story and something about the way this alien race was introduced, it just got me hooked. And while in Obsidian, I wasn´t a total fan of Daemon because of his nature, his big ego and the way he treated poor Katy, but now in Onyx, he finally convinced me, because he lowers his defenses around her and reveals other side of him to Katy, but without ceasing to be sarcastic and have a huge ego. But it's official, now I'm definitely TEAM DAEMON!

But now is Katy with the one I have a problem and this is because thanks to an event occurred in the previous book, she now has a mysterious connection with Daemon which neither of them can explain. And now that Daemon is romantically interested in her, Katy is not so sure of it, because thanks to the damn connection, she isn´t sure if his feelings are true or not, so she doesn´t accept him but Daemon is determined to prove that what he feels for her is real. But she´s so stubborn that she doesn´t relent and she´s making bad decisions and ends up hurting people that she cares about.

Onyx also introduces new characters, Blake the new boy at school, that tries to woo Katy, he plays a major key role in the plot and he is also part of the love triangle, but he has his dark secrets. there are also the DOD agents who come to cause problems and complicate their life.

Another important part of the story is that Katy discovers that someone they thought was dead, is not, and she knows that she has to tell Daemon about it, but she knows that everything is about to change for better or worse.

Onyx is an addictive book that made me want to have all the books in the series (which are five, but only three have been published) to read them one after another, there is a particular part in the book that I thought that the "storm" was over and all would be okay, and the BOOM, a twist that I did not expect (at least not in this book) and I'm very paranoid and sometimes I think that all of them are the "bad guy", but I didn´t see it And besides there is the end of the book that although it was not a mayor cliffhanger, it left me intrigued and I want to know what will happen next. I LOVED Onyx! and I can´t wait to read Opal.

Favorites Quotes

"Kitten," he said again, voice strained. "You don´t get to do that and then stop. That´s not how it works."
“What are we going to do, Kitten?”
My toes curled at the deep octave of his voice. “I don’t know.”
“I have a few ideas.”
I cracked a grin. “I’m sure you do.”
"Wanna hear about them? Although, I’m much better at the show part rather than the tell.”
“Somehow, I believe you.”
“If you didn’t, I could always give you a teaser.” He paused, and I could hear the smile on his voice. “You bookish people love teasers, don’t you?”
"That I´m lucky, because the person I can´t get out of my head, the person who means more to me that I can stand, is still alive. She´s still there. And that´s you."

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  1. I'm in the middle of the first one. I NEED to read this! :D

  2. I need to read this book even though I don't really want to right now. Does that make any sense?

    It's funny cause I read the first one and loved it.

  3. I actually just got Obsidian, but I didn't think anything of it (I haven't read it yet) because I wasn't a huge fan of the cover. After reading this review, I think I want to give it a real chance and bump it up on my TBR. This series sounds intriguing, and I can't wait to start. hanks for the review.

  4. I REALLY must catch up on my J.L.A. I have only read Half-Blood and I loved every minute of it. I can't wait to read more and more....... and more!

  5. YES! If you weren't a fan after Obsidian, Onyx is sure to change your mind. :D

    I really need to read Opal but my copy won't arrive anytime soon. Seeing those Opal updates on my GR feeds is killing me. Dx

  6. LOVE this series, and glad you liked this one. I'm sooo excited for Opal to arrive :D

  7. Thanks for the great review!:) Excited for this book!:)

  8. Thanks for the honest review. I better check out the first book.

  9. I loved this book too and am impatient for my chance to read Opal.

    Nice Review!

  10. Hear from my friends about this series, I better check out this series now :)

  11. Wow! most anticipated book of the year?!! wow! Great Review. This sounds amazing!! I'm really glad you liked it!! Great review, very well written :D

  12. I have this book, patiently waiting for me to get around to reading it. I have a few review copies I need to get through first. Can't wait to read this series! I'm way behind, lol.

  13. Glad you liked it! I enjoyed Obsidian as well, but I had issues with Daemon, like you mentioned. Thankfully he is awesome in Onyx -- I loved this 2nd book so much! I've already read Opal, and it was pretty great as well.

  14. I have been wanting to read this series for a while I am glad you enjoyed it, definitely on the wishlist :)

  15. I haven't read Obsidian yet but I went aha and read this and now I'm really, really dying to get started on the series.

  16. This was my favorite in the series out of all of them so far! I just read Opal and loved it almost as much! Glad you enjoyed it too!

  17. This sounds like a good read. I have it in my TBR. Thanks for the review.

  18. I haven't read either of these books yet, but I have been reading a lot about them :) I cant wait to read this series!

  19. Ok, I have to read this series! Going on the top of my wishlist. Thanks for the review!