Review: Onyx by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Posted 11 October, 2012 by Gabbie in Review / 1 Comment

Review: Onyx by Jennifer L. ArmentroutOnyx by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: Lux #2
Publisher: Entangled Teen on August 14, 2012
Source: Purchased
Pages: 416
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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….
Here Are My Thoughts
Check out my review of Shadows (Lux #0.5)
Check out my review of Obsidian (Lux #1)

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?
First Line:

“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.

5 Stars
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About Jennifer L. Armentrout

# 1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki.
Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance.
She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen.
She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

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One Response to “Review: Onyx by Jennifer L. Armentrout”

  1. […] Opal by Jennifer L. Armentrout Series: Lux #3 Publisher: Entangled Teen on December 11, 2012 Source: Purchased Pages: 452 Amazon • B&N • The Book Depository • Goodreads No one is like Daemon Black. When he set out to prove his feelings for me, he wasn’t fooling around. Doubting him isn’t something I’ll do again, and now that we’ve made it through the rough patches, well… There’s a lot of spontaneous combustion going on. But even he can’t protect his family from the danger of trying to free those they love. After everything, I’m no longer the same Katy. I’m different… And I’m not sure what that will mean in the end. When each step we take in discovering the truth puts us in the path of the secret organization responsible for torturing and testing hybrids, the more I realize there is no end to what I’m capable of. The death of someone close still lingers, help comes from the most unlikely source, and friends will become the deadliest of enemies, but we won’t turn back. Even if the outcome will shatter our worlds forever. Together we’re stronger… and they know it. Check out my review of Shadows (Lux #0.5) Check out my review of Obsidian (Lux #1) Check out my review of Onyx (Lux #2) […]

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