Monday, August 27, 2012

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

Title: Onyx (Lux #2)
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publication Date: August 14th 2012
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Rating: 5 stars
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…

“Air punched out of my lungs. I held her tight, and I knew right then I would burn down the whole universe for her if I had to. I would do anything to keep her safe. Kill. Heal. Die. Anything. Because she was my everything.”

Sweet baby aliens everywhere! Everything in this book is just so f*cking overwhelming, my emotions were all over the place. This book is just so freaking ah-ma-zing! I was shocked by the revelations, amazed by the twists, touched by the characters, swooned by the moments, stunned by the discoveries, broken by the loss. Jennifer L. Armentrout, once again, I applaud you for writing a very captivating, gorgeous, and outstanding sequel that is just so freaking addictive. I'm obsessed, smitten, enamored, and so so in love with this book.

I wouldn't exactly say I enjoyed everything about this book because there are moments that really had me frustrated and annoyed I wanted to scream. So why the 5-star? Talk about smitten, that's me. 'Cause when you're smitten you just don't care, right? Especially when you've been given a really good peace offering so you'll just forget and forgive. Yeah, that’s how it was in Onyx. Because Daemon and Katy finally being together and with those three freaking words being said is one hell of a f*cking peace offering! So all those frustrations and annoying moments? Erased. I'm giving this a five-star rating. I don't care.

Katy. Although she did give me quite a lot of hair-tugging and head-shaking moments here I still love her. She made mistakes; wrong choices, actions and decisions that had caused quite a number of conflicts and had hurt other people's feelings. But what was good was that she learned from it. And she proved it. She was still the strong and kick-ass book blogger heroine we'd first met in Obsidian (although honestly I think she's cooler in Obsidian).

Daemon. This dude had me feel all the possible feelings I could get. And he’d thrown it in all freaking directions that all I could do was absorbed them all at the same time. And it was so ‘effin overwhelming. My heart was always about to burst. Yeah, he did still have his jerk moments but whenever he turns one-eighty and became this sweet, caring and protective Daemon, well I was undone. I exploded, imploded, blasted, and shattered. And I fell in love all over again.

The development between Katy and Daemon’s relationship had me smiling and grinning almost the entire time and even after I finished the book. We saw a greater depth in it, not just the sexual tension (although it was ever present) but something deeper, profounder and really emotional. I was touched and moved and my heart swelled a lot of times over those genuine and honest things Daemon and Katy had admitted to each other.

As for the plot, I say it was very well and cleverly done. Although I had correctly guessed some of it, I was still surprised with how it turned out and how it was delivered. The revelations and twists were both shocking and amazing. There were a lot of happenings that were unexpected and some sacrifice that was utterly heartbreaking. The ending, though wasn’t a cliffhanger, was still a really surprising and unexpected one that made me wish I have the next book already. The dialogues were still great and fun, the banters between Katy and Daemon still made me laugh a lot. Though Daemon calling Blake in different names that starts with letter B was funny at first but soon felt rather annoying.

Onyx is a very engaging and entertaining read. I was devoured and completely captivated by this story. Jennifer L. Armentrout’s writing has this capability of capturing the interest of so many readers and held on to it for as long as she wants. Her characters are very well rounded and were never dull. The interactions between them were funny and amusing. And the story itself always provided something that always had us intrigued and interested. I am definitely and I guess, will always be looking forward for more of her books and especially more about Katy and Daemon. I highly recommend this. 

And just because I feel like teasing, here's a quote from that scene in Deamon's pov!

"She lifted a small hand, running the pads of her fingers down my cheek. I turned into the touch, pressing a kiss against the palm of her hand, and then I found her mouth again. This kiss was different, more intense, and Kat—aw , God—Kat came alive..."
Haha! Read this book now! :) 


  1. Jennifer L. Armentrout really does seem to write a hot romance! That teaser you shared was amazing, and I really want to meet Deamon!

    So glad you enjoyed this, Eunice. I've got to get round to it. :) xxx

  2. Sooo...I still haven't read any of JLA's work yet. Pleasedon'thurtme! *Ducks to avoid any possible punches*.

    This sounds amazing though. I love how the author just makes you not care about any flaws because the overall book is that amazing. I totally get that feeling. A truly fabulous review, E. :)

  3. Can you believe that I still haven't read the first in this series, Obsidian, despite owning it for about a month now? And GOSH DAMN IT your review is making me want to just devour it all right now! I love it when something really annoys you in a book, but then you forgive because of how wonderful something else is.(':

    That quote! I've heard this author writes steamy scenes... I love the sound of Daemon and Katy together, ARGH I can't wait to meet them all! Wonderful review, Eunice, I love how you LOVED this.(': <3

  4. 5 stars to a sequel?! Now I have to read this. Thanks for the not-so-subtle nudge on GoodReads, hah. ;)

    Wendy @ The Midnight Garden

  5. Wonderful review, Eunice! I loved this sequel too although like you, Katy got to be a little irritating. Still, Daemon totally won be over and I NEED THE SEQUEL! Seriously, was that cliffhanger ending evil or whaat? >.< Anyway, fantastic review! :D

    Ivy Book Bindings

  6. Now, Eunice, please don't shoot me now - I can't believe that I haven't read this series yet! In fact, I have never read any book by Jennifer L. Armentrout. Yes, I must have been living under the rock all this time! Love the teaser, Eunice! <3 You sure make me eager to meet Damon! And the way you describe him... MAJOR SWOON HERE!! <3

    I love your enthusiastic thoughts in this review, Eunice! Fantastic review like always! <3 Can't wait to read this book and meet everyone's most loved alien! ;)

  7. Oh gosh, five stars?! I know you're going to flip, but... I haven't picked up anything by this author yet! I know, I know, I've commited a huge travesty for doing so. Promise I'll get to it soon though. ;)

    Stunning review, Eunice! I can feel the excitement and enthusiasm rubbing on to me. ;) Hopefully I'll find Daemon to be as attractive and swoon- worthy as you claimed...

  8. You know I love your review, Eunice. ;) I fell in love with Daemon in this one too. Yes, he was a jerk at times, but I loved how much deeper Jennifer dug into his character. I am so excited for Opal now! :)

  9. I love this review Eunice and your passion and enthusiasm for it, I had my doubts about picking this book up, but so far I'm not regretting a thing! Lovely review hun! :)

  10. I LOVE THIS REVIEW <3 Wow, so much enthusiasm... Obviously, it made you FEEL things. I definitely need to hurry up and get to this series because it looks WONDERFUL. And gaaah, your teasers are not helping! Thanks for the brilliant review!



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