- Age Range: 12 - 18 years
- Grade Level: 7 - 12
- Series: A Lux Novel
- Paperback: 800 pages
- Publisher: Entangled: Teen; Spl Col edition (June 3, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1622664485
- ISBN-13: 978-1622664481
- Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 1.8 x 8.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 50 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #339,394 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Lux: Beginnings (Obsidian & Onyx) (A Lux Novel) Paperback – June 3, 2014
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“The beginning of Armentrout's new Lux series is a thrilling ride from start to finish…This series is guaranteed to hold your attention and have you begging for more.” ―RT Book Reviews Top Pick, on Obsidian
“I LOVED OBSIDIAN! Get ready to devour this book in one sitting, fall hard for Daemon, and be desperate for book two!” ―Deborah Cooke, bestselling author of Dragonfire and the Dragon Diaries, on Obsidian
“This is the stuff swoons are made of. Fans of Obsidian will devour the high-stakes plot and beautifully crafted chemistry.” ―Wendy Higgins, NYT bestselling author of Sweet Evil, on Onyx
About the Author
#1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. 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 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 Publishing, Disney/Hyperion, and Harlequin Teen.
She also writes adult and new adult romance under the name J. Lynn. As J. Lynn, she is published by Entangled Publishing and HarperCollins.
Top customer reviews
Daemon is a hottie,like bring me a fire hose to put out the fire hottie. He's also egotistical. And when Katy becomes the girl next door,he is determined to get under her skin. He does a good job of doing it too. But Katy doesn't take his crap laying down,she can't be a little feisty herself.
Things go awry when lets his guard down and saves Katy. This brings trouble,big trouble. Daemon's power has left Katy glowing and I don't mean in a good way. See when Luxen are in their true form,they glow so some of that rubs off on anyone they use their powers on to save. Did I mention it's kinda against the rules to do that? So along with attracting government officials it also attracts the Luxens' enemies.
Now they must try to keep Katy as inconspicuous as possible,which means keeping her close to Daemon. That's like putting fire to gasoline,they will either kill each other (figuratively speaking) or finally give in and admit their attraction to each other but they are both stubborn as a mule.
This series offers so much that any reader would love. More twists and turns than the best roller coaster in the world. Do yourself a favor and pick up this book!
I only recently discovered Jennifer L. Armentrout as an author, and I purchased the Lux series after I devoured the entire Covenent Series in less than a week (I seriously did nothing else all week but read, couldn't drag myself back to normality at all).
While I definitely enjoyed reading Obsidian, and I'm dying to continue this series, I was a teeny bit disappointed. I didn't connect as well with the characters as I had with Alex, Seth and Aiden from the Covenent Series.
However, it still contains all those amazing qualities that I have come to expect, and love, from JLA: compelling dialogue, addictive prose and swoon-worthy romance. It has all that in bucket-loads. And I'm totally down with the whole hot-alien thing.
I had a few issues though. Katy starts off being described as timid, but quickly turns quite sassy without really any explanation. Daemon was totally rocking an Edward Cullen type funk, you know - nasty and mean on the surface, but secretly yearning for Katy underneath it all, and just trying to protect her. Not a big deal for me as I love Edward Cullen, it's more an observation. The biggest issue for me was that a lot of the stuff that came out of Daemon's mouth was pure Seth, so much so, that I actually kept thinking of him as Seth which was jarring at times. Also, in the Covenent series a 'demon' is spelt 'daimon' and in the Lux series the character 'Damon' is spelt 'Daemon'. For that reason, I kept reading demon in place of Damon and it bugged me. I know it's minor (and it wasn't an issue in the later books) but I wish she had just spelt it Damon.
Overall, my issues were quite minor, and this is still a very good book and I would suggest it as a recommended read. 4 Stars
Another fast-paced addictive read from JLA. I hadn't totally connected with the characters in Obsidian, but got totally hooked in Onyx. Daemon is easier to like in this book, and you start to get a glimpse of his real personality. I completely distrusted Blake from the start, and was screaming at Katy to back away. I was disappointed in her, that she choose to believe him over Daemon, and though I understood her logic at the start, I felt it dragged on far too long. Katy felt the pull between them was only down to the connection, and that was reminiscent of Alex's view that her attraction to Seth was all down to the Apollyon connection. (Covenent Series)
The suspense is really cranked up in Onyx, particularly in the second part of the book and I had a hard time putting it down.
JLA writes romantic suspense so well, and I was literally tearing my hair out at times, but in a good way.
A brilliant read, worth checking out. 5 Stars
Honestly the first book reminded me a lot of Twilight, but the rest of this series doesn't remind me of Twilight in the slightest, and it was such a great read. I loved the characters. Dee creeped me out in the first book though tbh. She was weird.
The cover is soooo beautiful!!! It literally sparkles, and it showed up in great condition c:
I'll leave my review on the Opal & Orgin too c: