Review: Onyx by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Hey everyone! I haven’t been blogging that much lately because of school but, today I’ve found quite a bit of time to draft some posts! I’ve missed blogging so much this past week. But, now I’m back and I have so many reviews, tags and segment posts I want to do! So, before I go all in depth with my absence, let’s just dive straight into this review.

Onyx (Lux, #2)Information:

Title/Author: Onyx by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Series: Lux (#2)

Publisher: Entangled Teen

Release Date: August 14, 2012

ISBN: 9781620610114

Synopsis:

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…

My Thoughts:

What can I say, Jennifer L. Armentrout has astonished me again. Her writing flows so beautifully and comes together to create a brand spanking new masterpiece every time. I absolutely loved how Jennifer pieced together each part of the story. There is always a problem that somehow becomes resolved by the end of each novel (well except for Opal and Origin). Unlike most YA series where there’s always cliff-hangers at the end of the sequels so we all get to suffer for a good year for the next book to come out. But, Jennifer’s books aren’t like regular YA novels. She brings the characters completely off the page and lets us create a vision of what is happening in the book. The Lux series takes you into the world of luxen and arum. A world that could never be recreated.

This past summer was my second time reading through this novel and somehow I liked it better than the first time I read it! I flew straight through this book and enjoyed every minute of it. The first time I read it, I think I was just a bit too frustrated with Blake and Vaughn. But, I guess over time I kind of warmed up to the two of them.

I absolutely loved how Jennifer started this novel. She didn’t jump ahead too far from the first book. We started off with Daemon and Katy, in class, with that little, nasty pen. It was the perfect starting point for the novel. And the rest of the novel is history since I don’t want to spoil anything….. actually, I’m not done yet.

One of my favorite things about this novel was that we got introduced to soooooo many new characters! Of course, I’ve already mentioned Blake. He “was” the super swoon-worthy, surfer and blogger from Santa Monica. I was actually lightening up to him at first in this novel but things changed further through. We also got introduced to Bethany, the girl who was featured on the missing person signs around town. And, we also got introduced to Will, a psychopathic guy who finds ways to hook up with woman so that her daughter’s boyfriend can mutate him to cure his cancer. That sounds about right. We also got to know Vaughn, Nancy Husher, Carissa and Lesa bit better.

Now, can I just tell all of you how much I love Daemon Black. He spent so much time trying to show Katy how much he loved her even after being turned down. He never gave up. That’s some serious desperation but also some cute romance.

5/5 stars

Buy the book: Amazon | Chapters | Book Depository

Thank you all for visiting my blog and reading my review! I hope you all enjoyed! Happy Reading. ~Alaina

 

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