Tuesday, August 7, 2012

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

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  • Publisher: Entangled Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/14/2012
  • Pages: 416
  • Source: eARC from the publisher for review
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Overview

Being connected to Daemon Black sucks…

Daemon’s determined to prove what he feels for me is more than a product of our bizarre connection. I’ve sworn him off even though he’s running more hot than cold these days. But against all common sense, I’m falling for him. Hard.

Our relationship issues aren’t out biggest problem…

The Department of Defense is here. If they ever find out what Daemon can do and that we’re linked, I’m a goner. So is he. And when a new boy shows up a school with a secret of his own, things get complicated fast. I need to choose between my own instincts and Daemon’s.

But then everything changes…

I’ve seen someone who shouldn’t be alive. Daemon’s never going to stop searching until 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

I am going to try to do this without being a spazzy fan girl. Okay, I loved this more than Obsidian, which up until reading this was one of my favorite books ever. (It still is, but this one tops it) I freaking loved this book!! I want to hug it, and pet it, and snuggle it. I want to read it over and over again and shout from the rooftops that everyone should read this!! So much for not being spazzy!! There is a ton of stuff going on with this book. Daemon is even more swoon-worthy than ever, and him and Katy are hotter than ever!! Katy is fighting being with him, but together they need to find out what is going on and try to stay alive in the process. 

Katy is just as awesome as ever! I seriously think she is one of my favorite fictional characters ever. She is tough, and won't take crap from anyone. She obviously wants Daemon more than she wants to even admit, but out of fear that he isn't really into her and it's just the alien mojo connection working it's magic, she refuses to give in. Not to say there aren't some hot scenes between them. Of course JLA wouldn't let us down with the smexy, but Katy is much stronger than I could ever be in that situation. I totally would have been putty in Daemons hands by now. 

Daemon is even more incredibly yummy, swoony, melt my heart, awesome in this one. Not that I don't totally love his snarky side, but oh my, his sweet side made me a puddle of goo. No worries, he is still the arrogant, full of himself, cocky Daemon too, but he is out to prove to Katy that what he feels for her is real. He totally 100% wants to be with her not because they are connected now, but because as much as he has tried, he couldn't not want to be with her. She is worth it to him. He knows the consequences for getting involved with a human. He lost his brother because of it, but he can't help it. I don't know how she resists him as much as she does. I would have done naughty things to him!! 

This book is full of twists. There is plenty of great Daemon/Katy interaction, and then secrets and things that they discover that are quite shocking! JLA knows how to pull you right in and won't let go until you have turned that very last page! This book was like an addiction. If I had to put it down there was like an insistent tug to get back to reading it as soon as possible. If you haven't read any of the Lux series, what are you waiting for? You are totally missing out!! I loved this book with every fiber of my being!! 5 out of 5 stars! 

27 comments:

  1. Hey! We're review twins today! :)
    I'm happy to hear that you loved it. Unfortunately, Onyx just wasn't the book for me. :( I enjoyed Obsidian, but there many things that annoyed me in this installment.
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    I love your paragraph on Daemon. Even though you didn't want to sound like a fan-girl, you totally did with that paragraph! :D
    Lovely review, Amy! :)

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    1. Haha!! It's hard not to get all fan girly when it comes to Daemon. He's my fave book boyfriend. :)

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  2. Ha! My teaser today is from Onyx and my review is Thursday for the tour!

    I really enjoyed Onyx, too. I loved the entire plot, and the characters. What really sealed the deal for me was the change in Daemon's personality. I loved that he didn't run so hot and cold w/Kat.

    Now we'll all be dying for book three. Great review!

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    1. OMG I have been dying for Opal since I finished Onyx!! I already have it pre-ordered along with all of her other books. :) Can't wait to see your review on Thursday!

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  3. Haha I love this review! I'm reading this soon for the tour and so excited. All the reviews I've seen on it rock! And Daemon can possibly become more yummy? EEEP! You got me super excited, chickie!!!

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    1. Daemon gets way more yummy!! I was melting reading this book! :)

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  4. OMG I love how excited you are! I can't freaking believe that this comes out NEXT WEEK! For some reason I had it in my head that it came out in November so this is an awesome surprise for me!! DAEMON!!! I really can't wait to get my hands on this one. Great review love!

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    1. Oh he is so super swoon-worthy. We get nice Daemon in this book. I love it!!!

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  5. Ok, I really need to read these books. Every review I see is basically the reader flailing around with glee over these books! I will have to purchase them this weekend. Great review!

    Kate @ Ex Libris

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    1. This series is just amazing!! I hope you love Obsidian and Onyx!! (Oh and Shadows too. That comes out in paperback really soon. It's the prequel novella)

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  6. I couldn't agree more! It was so much better than Obsidian and no one could have told me that after I read Obsidian because I thought it freakin' rocked.

    Nice Daemon chasing Katy is so fun to watch. Not sure how she resisted him. CANNOT wait for Opal.

    Great review.

    Valerie

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    1. It is like torture waiting for Opal!! I have read Onyx twice already. I was the same, I didn't think I could possibly love this more than Obsidian, but man was I wrong.

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  7. Omigosh there's a sweet side to Daemon? ;) I can't wait to find out more about that. :D So glad you loved Onyx so much!

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    1. Oh yeah, he is sweet romantic and awesome!! He is still snarky, but in general, he is totally trying to prove himself to Katy! It's fantastic!!

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  8. I really need to read this! I have it sitting on my TBR shelf staring at me and Andrea said I will love it! Hoping this weekend. Nice review doll!

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    1. You will so love it!! I hope you get to it soon!!

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  9. I seriously can't believe that I haven't read Obsidian!! Everyone seems to love it, and your review for Onyx seems pretty fan-girly. ;) Dameon sounds totally swoon-worthy, and I love that Katy is so strong! Strong main characters always make me really happy. =) I'm definitely going to have to get a copy of Obsidian soon!!

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    1. I am a total spaz when it comes to JLA books haha!! She is just amazing with her books and I fall in love with all of them.

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  10. This sounds fantastic! Can't wait to read it.

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    1. You must keep me updated when you read it! You are going to be swooning all over the place for Daemon. ;)

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  11. Eep I want to read this soo bad! I requested it from NetGalley but they turned me down so now I must buy the next book because it totally sounds like an amazing great book! Thanks for the amazing review, too, it looks like such an adventurous novel and even more really steamy scenes ;)

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    1. You will love it so much!! Daemon is even more drool worthy in this one!

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  12. I'm really excited to read Onyx. It sounds amazing! Great review :)

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    1. I hope you get to read it soon. It really is amazing!

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  13. Great review! Loved this book so much too and Daemon! I know what you mean, it is definitely not easy to properly express how amazing this book is without completely going all fan girl. I think I may have loved this one more than Obsidian. I also agree the twists were so crazy. Can't wait for Opal!

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    1. How can you not fan girl over this?! Haha! I am glad to see that most other reviews haven't been able to reign in their fan girl either. :)

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