Series: Lux #2
Published by Entangled Teen on June 3, 2012
Genres: Science Fiction, Romance, Young Adult
Phew! I just barely finished on time – 11:30 pm! But let me tell you, those last 200 pages were intense! I’m so glad y’all picked Onyx for me this month, it was a great read.
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…
- I really loved the plot of Onyx. From reading my review of Obsidian, I know that I felt it was somewhat predictable. While there were elements that I felt were predictable in Onyx, I would say it definitely wasn’t overly so. There were plenty of moments that shocked me. And stuck a dagger in my heart. Major sadness in this one y’all.
- I really enjoyed Katy and Damien in Onyx. Again, from reading my review of Obsidian. I didn’t love them as a couple before. That has definitely changed. I think the antagonism and angst that bugged me in the first book really dwindled here.
- The sci-fi elements – seriously y’all, I’m RARELY drawn to a book about aliens. And then, I’m even less likely to enjoy it. But what JLA has done with the Lux in Onyx is super cool and completely pulled me in. I love the training bits and the way she describes their abilities.
- I really LOVE that this is not one of those YA books where teenagers are running around without any parental involvement with no explanation. Yes, Katy does have an incredible amount of freedom – but it’s well explained by her mom (single-mom) working as a nurse with a crazy schedule. And her mom is still paying attention and still cares. It adds a nice element of, “hey, this isn’t bs” to the book. lol
- Book love and blogging! Any book that includes a little bit of our world is fun for me 🙂
What Didn’t Work:
- While this is partly my own fault for taking TOO DAMN LONG to read Onyx after finishing Obsidian, the recap elements were not enough for me. I think it takes a lot of skill to recap enough in a book so that readers remember what happened in previous books without boring with pointless review segments. Onyx was ALMOST there. I do like that it erred on the side of too little, because I can’t stand long reviews. But I still don’t completely remember what happened in book 1.
- I missed Dee – she was easily my favorite character in book 1 and she just didn’t have a big enough role for me in this one. But where she was there, she was great.
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