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Onyx (Lux) Paperback – August 7, 2012
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A USA TODAY Bestselling series.
The second in Armentrout’s Lux series is enchanting, as she carefully amps up the romance and danger. Readers will stay glued as the story unfolds and eagerly await the next installment.” RT Book Reviews 4 1/2 Stars TOP PICK
This is the stuff swoons are made of. Fans of Obsidian will devour the high-stakes plot and beautifully crafted chemistry.” Wendy Higgins, author of SWEET EVIL
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Jennifer has done it again, folks.
Jennifer has a way of pulling readers in from the very first word, leaving them completely lost in her words until the very final page. The character development alone in ONYX is utterly fantastic, and the romance isn't too shabby either. ;)
ONYX is everything that a sequel should be. In fact, for me, ONYX is even better than OBSIDIAN.
I adore Armentrout's Covenant series, I do, but the LUX series may just be my favorite out of the two. Alex is a kickass heroine, yes, but Katy? She's tough in OBSIDIAN, but Katy in ONYX? Everything that she goes through in this novel forces her to fight for the things that she cares about, and boy, does she fight.
Since I could go on all day about this one, I'm going to highlight what I think needs to be discussed:
Let's start by going back to SHADOWS, shall we? I know that some readers prefer to skip over novellas that are released in between the next series installment, and I can understand why. Some of the novellas can be filler material (when I say some, I do mean some - most of them do actually move a series along). But if you're planning on skipping SHADOWS and jumping right into ONYX? I'm going to have to suggest you reconsider. Yes, we hear about Bethany and Dawson in OBSIDIAN, but when I say that it is vital that you read SHADOWS, I do mean it is vital.
Now that we've got that covered:
Daemon Black: In ONYX, we see an entirely different side to Daemon, and I do mean an entirely different side. Yes, he's still sarcastic, and at times, he can be a jerk. But in ONYX, we get to meet the softer side of Daemon, the side that discusses feelings, and actually makes it a point to showcase his emotions.Read more ›
That being said, Onyx, the second book in the Lux Series was overwhelmingly painful to read. P-A-I-N-F-U-L! The number one reason, Katy.
Katy did nothing but blunder through one bad decision after another. At times she would acknowledge that she was in fact doing something dumb yet she continued to do those stupid things anyway. What happened to the seemingly intelligent girl from book one? Gone. Katy acted completely stupid throughout the book, trusting all the wrong people and not trusting all the right ones. Katy would ignore her own instincts and repeatedly put herself (and on occasion others) in dangerous situations. You would think that after suffering painful consequences from blindly trusting the wrong person Katy would learn from it and question the trustworthiness of the those around her. Nope. Yet again she ignored her initial instincts and trusted the wrong person, so of course more bad things happened.
One of my biggest pet peeves is a heroine that repeated makes stupid decisions and doesn't learn from mistakes. Sadly, this is the embodiment of Katy in this book. She was completely infuriating.
I wanted to love this book like I loved the first book but that definitely didn't happen. A slightly redeeming quality of the book was Daemon and a few of the Daemon scenes.
Onyx opens exactly where we left off in Obsidian: Katy is feeling the effects of the mega-healing Daemon did to her, and the bond that formed between them as a result. Daemon's hot-cold fluctuations are in full-force hot mode, and I dare anyone to not fall in love with this new sweeter man. Katy does her best to resist, sure that what Daemon is not real, and that he's blinded by the power of their connection. I loved watching Daemon do his best to convince her otherwise!
And while he's trying to do that, a new complication enters: Blake. New boy to town, who instantly bonds with Katy because she can relate all too well to being the new kid. She's torn between what she feels (but trying not to feel) for Daemon and the desire to have a relationship with someone "normal."
All that love-triangle, teenage drama would have made Onyx a wonderful romance novel all by itself, but we haven't even gotten to the really good stuff! We knew the Arum wouldn't be gone for long, but there's a second threat to the Luxen and their human friends: the Department of Defense has arrived. And the ensuing conflict and action is intense. So intense, I read the last 200 pages straight through, staying up half the night to finish!
I don't think I could love this book any more. I just cannot wait to see what Ms. Armentrout has in store for book three!
Onyx: 5/5 BIG Stars
It is pretty much leave me alone, I'm reading, or Oh is it seriously 3am? kinda book where the world seems to fall away and I get to experience what Katy is feeling and almost feel like I am a part of this world of smoking hot aliens, dept of defense peeps around every corner, and trying to figure out certain boys who shall not be named.
It is so hard to review this without talking about what happened, but let me try. There are so many conflicts going on, I just want for the characters I love to be happy, but I guess what kind of series would it be then? There is conflict with Dee, not only with Adam and what their relationship should be, but also between Dee and Katy. Katy makes some bad decisions, and I just want to smack some sense into her (and so does Daemon for that matter), but I totally understand her motivations behind each of those decisions. And that makes her still a strong and determined main character that I admire. But anyways, one of her bad decisions eats up pretty much all of her time, and leaves some feelings between her and Dee.
There is also the DOD peeps, and several other new characters that I had absolutely no idea what to think of. They can seem so harmless and good intentions one second, and then the next I am questioning them and wondering if I am paranoid.
The drama between Katy and Daemon is so thick you can cut it with a knife. And I love every second of it. Their bickering, his pen pokes, the sexy moments and the whispered endearments and declarations. I ate it up.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book held so many turns and surprises I don't even know where to begin. Abilities will surface, the dead come to life.. And the government has so much to do with their realityPublished 3 days ago by Amazon Customer
Love this book,and the entire series. I enjoyed the characters, Kathy and Daemon, made me smile and feel good. And for that I gave it five stars.Published 6 days ago by Lia Mara
Jennifer Armentrout keeps you engaged and makes aliens the hottest species alive!!Published 13 days ago by Courtney
I'm only giving this one 4 stars because I spent 75% of the book being mad at Kat and Daemon!! Those two were so hard headed! It was a great book though. Loved it.Published 13 days ago by Steph_beaner
I regret I have to give this only two stars, but I do because of the 100 typos and grammatical errors that made reading it distracting and prevented me from getting into it. Read morePublished 20 days ago by Scarlett
I liked this book, but not as much as I liked Obsidian. I felt like it dragged on. I didn't understand the reasons why Katy made her choices. Read morePublished 25 days ago by Varina
Onyx is the second book in Jennifer L. Armentrout's Lux series. It takes off where book one ends, so it should be read in order as a series. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Shelley Haase
What can I say this is an amazing series. I'm on May way to get the next installment cause yeah that's what you do when you read epic greatness!Published 1 month ago by Jewel