Onyx - Jennifer L. Armentrout | Book Review

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Pages: 366 paperback
Publication date: August 14th, 2012
Publisher: Entangled Teen
How I got the copy: Gift 
Rating:  3 out of 5
Genre: Paranormal/Sci-Fi
Series: Lux #2


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 Defence 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…


Well, well, well.. I have gotten to the point in this series where I notice all the Twilight similarities! At first, meaning the first book I caught a couple Twilight similarities - like Daemon being made of light, saving the protagonist from danger and discovering Daemon isn't human but in this second book there were so many. I won't sit here and name them all.. or maybe I will.. No I won't, I won't spoil it to those who haven't read it yet. 

Overall, I enjoyed Onyx but definitely not as much as I enjoyed the first book, Obsidian. Katy was twice as annoying and made situations more difficult than it had to be just because she didn't want to listen to Daemon. 

From the beginning I've been calling this series my guilty pleasure reads and more or less I'd still categorize it as a guilty pleasure. Depending on how the third book in this series goes, I will determine if I'll continue on in this series. I didn't love Onyx but we'll see where the third book goes and if Katy smartens up because she was REALLY annoying in this book but I enjoyed it enough as a light, fun read. 

The plot isn't very unique, like previously stated there are a lot of Twilight similarities however, it's not the same as Twilight but parts of the book were.

With the addition to Katy's annoying teenager rebellion towards Daemon, who is trying to protect her from the Arum, we have Dee who's a sex driven character in Onyx, which basically only makes appearances during lunch hour and Daemon who has flipped his character from moody to trying to please Katy and a little bit of a smart-ass. 

Things would be so much simpler if Katy would just think rationally and commit to a plan and just do it! One of the main things that made Katy super annoying was she would think about doing one thing but then chicken out and change her mind when EVERYONE knows her first decision was the best one.

I'd recommend this to readers who already like Jennifer L Armentrout books and have already started this series. If you're looking for a fun Alien book with teen romance.


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