YA Review: Onyx by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Title: Onyx
Series: Lux #2
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
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Pub Date: August 14, 2012
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Format: Paperback
Pages: 416
Purchase: Indie / Amazon / Barnes and Noble


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.


If anyone knows how to make a swoon worthy book its Jennifer L.  Armentrout. Onyx was everything I wanted and more and holy alien hotness the cliffhanger has me on the edge of my seat.
I loved Katy in this book even more than the first one. She has grown and changed and we see the progression of it. She becomes even more kick ass than the ending of Obsidian. There were times that I wanted to yell at her for being stupid, but then I thought about it and realized that I would have the same reaction. I think I love her character because I feel like I can relate to her so easily and it goes beyond the book loving/blogging. She is just very down to Earth and I love how she won’t make anything easy for Daemon. She makes sure that her voice is heard and won’t allow herself to become a push over.
If you loved Daemon and though he couldn’t get any sexier than you are absolutely wrong. Even though Daemon still has his attitude we see some more dimensions to him. There is something beyond that rough and gruff exterior but don’t get me wrong, even in the most serious situations he still has the perfect snarky comment. Just like in Obsidian, I loved his loyalty to the people he loves and I feel like he is not as candid about his feelings toward Katy as he was in the first book.
The plot of this book had me on edge; everything you thought you knew has been thrown out the window. Nothing is quite as it seems and you are never sure who to trust. I’m pretty sure I thought every person was the “bad guy” at some point. I loved that Jennifer threw in someone for Katy so that Daemon had a little bit more of a challenge. We also still have all the familiar characters and even have some twist in their lives too. It’s a plot that is well written and leaves you wanting to bang on the publishers door for Opal.
If you haven’t read this series, it’s a must!  It’s by far one of my favorites and I don’t think I could rave about it enough to do it justice!