Monday, September 10, 2012

Review ~ Onyx by Jennifer L. Armentrout


(Lux #2)

By Jennifer L. Armentrout

4 out of 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…

This picks up immediately after Obsidian, starting back up in class with a good poke in the back.  I love Daemon's playful banter.  He's hilarious and relentless in his pursuit.  If I was a betting woman, knowing the challenge he faces, I'd definitely put my money on Daemon... ;)

"Not in this lifetime, buddy," I said finally.
"Resistance is futile, Kitten."
"So is your charm."
"We'll see."
Rolling my eyes, I faced the front of the classroom.  Daemon was a total babe, but he was stab-worthy, which, at times, zeroed out the babe part.  Not always, though.

Katy has mixed feelings about Daemon, and though I understand her trepidation, it gets a little excessive to me.  We are introduced to a new character by the name of Blake Saunders.  He's pretty much a mystery but for some reason Katy trusts him and he starts teaching her a few things.  This brings about some interesting reactions from Daemon, jealous much?  But through all that, he and Katy are around each other fairly regularly.  I really do enjoy their page time and the humorous barbs thrown back and forth.

My head jerked towards his, narrowly missing a collision.  I hid my surprise.  "I didn't know you knew how to read the classics."
A lazy smirk appeared, and I'd swear he managed to get closer.  Our legs touched.  His shoulder brushed my arm.  "Well, I usually prefer books with pictures and small sentences, but sometimes I step out of the box."
Unable to help it, I laughed.  "Let me guess, your favorite kind of picture book is the one you can color in?"
"I never stay in the lines."  Daemon winked.  Only he could pull that off.
Oh, and another interaction...

"Maybe they're getting some bow-chicka-pow-wow."
I looked at him.  "Ew."
He flashed his teeth.  "She's definitely not my type."  His gaze dropped to my lips, and parts of me quivered in response to the heat in his gaze.  "But now I totally have that on my mind."
I was breathless.  "You're a dog."
"If you pet me, I'll-"
"Don't even finish that sentence," I said, fighting a grin.  Smiling only encouraged him, and he needed no extra reason to be a terror.
I just had one slight issue with this installment:  Katy got on my nerves a little bit but she did redeem herself in the end.

But besides the sizzling tension between the two, lot's of things are happening.  We are introduced to new enemies, find out horrible truths and get a peak into what a crazy ride the future of the series promises to be.  Some major stuff takes place changing the direction of the series in a huge way.  I loved the ending.  I cannot flippin' wait to see what happens next!

"That I'm lucky, because the person I can't get out of my head, the person who means more to me than I can stand, is still alive.  She's still there.  And that's you."

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  1. I was hoping to buy this book from the Gc I won recently but I was torn. After reading your review I'm certainly get this one.

    1. It was good. It really sets up an exciting future for the series!!!


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