Series: Lux #2
Publisher: Entangled Teen on August 14, 2012
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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 .
Favorite Quote(s): There are just too many!
“What are we going to do kitten?”
My toes curled at the deep octave of his voice. “I don’t know.”
“I have a few ideas.”
I cracked a grin. “I’m sure you do.”
“Wanna hear about them? Although, I’m much better at the show part rather than the tell.”
“Somehow, I believe you.”
“If you didn’t, I could always give you a teaser.” He paused, and I could hear the smile in his voice. “You bookish people love teasers, don’t you?”
“‘Oh, I still want to strangle you. But i’m insane. You’re crazy. Maybe that’s why. We just make crazy together.'”
“‘You didn’t come straight home after school.’ Annoyance colored his tone. Like he was my own screwed-up, super-hot version of the Secret Service and I’d managed to evade him.”
Favorite Character: Daemon. Need I explain?
“Ten seconds passed between when Daemon Black took his seat and when he poked me under the shoulder blade with his trusty pen.”
My Musings: I’ve been trying to write this review for a few hours now, thinking about all that i’d say, and how to put my thoughts into words; I finally figured out that it is impossible–no words can describe how amazing this book was. I had high expectations after Obsidian; this book blew them away.
After reading Obsidian, which was my favorite book of 2012, I thought nothing could top it. Onyx has stolen that spot. The plot was amazing, per usual concerning Armentrout’s works, and it was full of twists and turns that I was in no way expecting. I loved that I couldn’t predict anything, and when I tried to, I was wrong. this novel kept me on my toes the whole time. I found myself disappoint when I got to the end; I wish I had read it at a slower pace in order to savor it.
Katy has some new developments that i’m eager to read more about in Opal. Why does it have to be far away?! The ending was a total cliffhanger that positively got me hooked; i’ll be preordering Opal as soon as possible. Anyways, back to the characters. I liked seeing Katy change over the course of this book; she became a stronger person. Also, I liked the fact that she got to experience the things that she did. As you well know, a new character named Blake makes his entrance in this novel. I’m not sure how I felt about Blake. I didn’t like him from the beginning–He was getting in the way of my Daemon-Katy love fetish I have going on.
And Daemon. Oh Daemon. I’m in love guys. Irrevocably in love with this character. I want a Daemon of my own. He was positively swoon-worthy the entire book, as always, as well as super protective, which I think is absolutely adorable. Take a look:
“‘Daemon, you can’t stop me just to protect me.’ His head swung back to me. ‘I need to protect you.'”
“‘Kitten,’ he said, voice strained. ‘You don’t get to do that and then stop. That’s not how it works.’ I stared at him, my breath stalling in y lungs. ‘Not when you’re mine.’ Daemon backed us up and slid down the wall, pulling me into his lap so I was straddling him.’And you’re mine.'”
How wouldn’t want a guy like that?! Katy, I’m jealous of you; if you ever get tired of Daemon, send him my way, okay?
I could probably rant on about this book forever; however, I need to stop now before I spoil to book for someone else! Mysterious and enticing, Onyx is a must read. If you haven’t read it, go buy it now; you won’t regret it.