Onyx by Jennifer L. Armentrout | Book Review

Onyx by Jennifer L. Armentrout | Book ReviewOnyx by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: Lux #2
Published by Entangled Teen on August 14th 2012
Genres: Fantasy & Magic, Paranormal, Sci-Fi
Pages: 366
Format: Hardcover
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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…

What I thought NEW

If there’s anything that I have learned about Jennifer Armentrout’s books in the past few weeks, it would be that her books are all hilariously entertaining. While not overwhelmed by some plot twist gobsmacking you right in the face, you’ll find yourself laughing like crazy because of something said by the characters (honestly, the dialogue in her books is out of this world, and her characters are incredibly hilarious). Most things

In Onyx, you’ll find yourself even more witty banter between Daemon and Kat. Gosh, I can’t believe how many times I had to stop reading because I was laughing like crazy about something they did or said. It is hard not to love Jennifer’s writing style, the witty dialogues, the sarcastic and witty humour, and the crazy and oh so lovable characters *cough* Fictional Crush alarm*cough*

I loved how the characters developed a lot during Onyx. While Katy’s indecisiveness led to much frustrations throughout the book, it is still very clear that she grows a lot. She is slowly finding out who she is and who she wants to be, and I liked that the process was realistic and had quite some bumps along the way. And let’s not forget the huge change in Daemon’s character. From Obsidian, we know Daemon as a VERY attractive guy, but mysterious and often quite rude. Even though he was incredibly infuriating most of the time, I had a huge weakness for the glimpses we got of his ‘softer’ side. Onyx elaborated a lot on that softer side, it gave his character so much more depth!

While I think I both love the first and the second book equally, Onyx did have a more elaborate plotline. It felt like the plot went up a notch, the story became more suspenseful, more complex and overall just ‘deeper’. Literally everything I thought I had figured out after book 1 got turned upside down, which led to some plot twists that I didn’t see coming, AT ALL.

I can’t begin to explain how much I adore this series. I can go on and on about what I like so much about it. I won’t claim that it’s one of the best books I’ve ever read, if I’m completely honest I’ll even admit that it’s far from it, but it most certainly is one of the most entertaining books I’ve ever read. And those are very VERY much needed as well!

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2 Comments

  1. 06/07/2014 / 03:50

    Agree! Armentrout’s books are all phenomenon when it comes to banters and wits. There’s just something addicting to it although you can spot some blemishes in the plot and repetitive scenes (particularly the sexual tension between Daemon and Katy haha). I hope you get to read the next books soon! :D Great review!

    • Iris
      Author
      06/07/2014 / 22:29

      Thank you! I am definitely reading them soon (if I don’t my sister will probably hurt me… haha)

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