Friday, April 19, 2013

Onyx

Onyx (Lux, #2)
Today’s post is on ‘Onyx’ by Jennifer L. Armentrout and is the second in her Lux series. It is 366 pages long not including bonus material at the end. It is published by Entangled Publishing, LLC. The cover is violet with the two main characters looking the reader. Daemon’s very green eyes standout and Katy is leaning into him. The intended reader is YA but anyone who likes hot aliens, super powered humans, and conspiracy. There are more very hot make-out scenes so no-one under the age of sixteen should read it. It is still told in first person POV by Katy. The extra chapter at the end is told from Daemon’s like in the first one. There Be Spoilers Ahead.

From the back of the book-
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 is here. If the ever find out what Daemon can do and there 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 the 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…

Review- This is a strong second book but it does have some problems. It moves a little slow in the beginning but the scenes with Katy and Daemon are still really hot. The new boy is Blake and he is mysterious and knows more than he is telling but there never was any doubt about Katy choosing Daemon. Daemon is a lot less of a jerk in this one which is very nice. It is very nice to watch Katy getting stronger with her new alien powers. There is more side story development with the other Luxen but the last hundred pages just fly by with action, romance, and surprises. I did not see the traitor coming until just before Katy did. The only real fiction in this book is that Katy is a book blogger, not a big name sort of like me but younger, prettier and has a really hot guy in her life, but people comment on her blog. As a book reviewer like Katy and I know that is fantasy; sadly.
I give this one Four stars out of Five. I get nothing for this review and I borrowed this book from my local library but one day I plan to buy the series it is just that good.