Onyx (Lux #2)
By Jennifer L. Armentrout
Published: August 14, 2012
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Paperback, 366 pages
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… --Goodreads
ReviewLet's just say that this series is one of the best paranormal series out there. I totally mean it. This series takes all of the clichés that paranormal books have and toys with them to create a totally epic sexy alien mojo ride. Although I found the first book, Obsidian, to be a slow, but fascinating, Onyx was just so enrapturing.
While I was reading this, I was experiencing a reading slump, and this book was the perfect book to bring me out of my slump. Katy and Daemon are such a perfectly quirky couple! OMG! I cannot describe how great their chemistry is. Watching their relationship go through kinks and its ups and downs is such a roller-coaster ride! Not for a single second was there a dull moment to bring down the amazingness of this book.
In this book, Katy and Daemon are faced with even more disaster than they would ever imagine. The Department of Defense reveal their sinister side (well, they already had one, but they're so frikkin' evil that it's bound to cause nightmares. I mean seriously, they're the DoD!), more weirdos decide to move into Katy's life as Katy finds herself conflicted in love, life and new revelations that threaten everything dear to her and Daemon. As this is all coming down on our favorite couple in history, we watch the hilarious antics between the two and a third party, whose name I refuse to mention, not even acknowledge his existence.
Onyx is just one of those reads that starts out in the first 20 pages rather slow, but immediately picks up and keeps the reader engaged through its entirety. Each event delivered something that connected to the epic finale of an end (and it's cliffhanger too, unfortunately), so there wasn't ever a dragging moment, or a page without Katy's snark. There's not much I can say honestly about this book because well, I just loved every little thing about it! It was just that perfect.
If you're one of those people who try to avoid going along with the hype, stop doing it! I mean for this book, anything else I can deal with. Onyx is such a perfectly paced adventure with tons of laughs! I think I laughed so much when reading this that my parents now think I'm possessed. Everything about this book just melds together to create a seamless romantic adventure full of alien mojo and Daemon-ness.