Readers: February 27th: Apologies for the scattered posting that's about to come during the next week or so. University has just started and I have a lot of work to do to get on top of things (and ahead!). Thanks for your patience, as always.

Publishers: I promise I'm not abandoning the lovely review copies you've sent!
I'm getting through them and the reviews will come eventually!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Review: Onyx by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Title: Onyx
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: Lux #2
Publisher: Entangled
Published: August 14th 2012
Source: Publisher for review

Being connected to Daemon Black sucks…Daemon’s determined to prove what he feels for me is more than a product of our bizarre connection. I’ve sworn him off even though he’s running more hot than cold these days. But against all common sense, I’m falling for him. Hard. Our relationship issues aren’t out biggest problem… The Department of Defense is here. If they ever find out what Daemon can do and that we’re linked, I’m a goner. So is he. And when a new boy shows up a school with a secret of his own, things get complicated fast. I need to choose between my own instincts and Daemon’s. But then everything changes… I’ve seen someone who shouldn’t be alive. Daemon’s never going to stop searching until 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.

While Obsidian was hot enough to get women all over the globe sweating and clawing at each other in order to lay claim on Daemon, Onyx is undoubtedly HOTTER. The sexual tension from the first book escalates to unbearable levels and well, let's just say that Daemon can be very convincing when he wants to be... Right now, all he wants is for Katy to declare her undying love for him, even though she's convinced his attraction to her is just a product of their freaky alien connection. *whispers* But we know the truth.. Teehee.

The easy and flirty tone of Obsidian doesn't exist in Onyx. Along with the issues surrounding Katy and Daemon's relationship, Katy finds herself developing frightening abilities she's unable to control. Looks like Daemon's love wasn't all she gained from their connection after all... Furthermore, the DOD are called in to investigate the area in which she killed an Arum, and we learn shocking truths about their real motives. Everything we thought about them is turned upside down and it's truly just shock after shock. I won't even begin to hint at what you'll discover but my goodness will your eyes be bulging! If you think all of that's not thrilling enough, new information about Daemon's dead twin brother, Dawson, comes to light, and this amazing new twist will, for sure, rock the boat. The stakes are now higher, more dangerous and completely unpredictable! Onyx is a fast-paced read, filled with rough road-bumps and twists that don't sort themselves out until, literally, the very last page. The book is brilliantly engaging and one you know you'll be able to enjoy over and over again!

I know this sounds impossible (and absolutely crazy) but there's a love triangle in Onyx. Blake Saunders from sunny California is a surfer who blogs and is the perfect "normal" guy for Katy...or so he seems. She's adamant that Daemon's all wrong for her so she's willing to try anything to get her mind off him. It's so easy to be around Blake, not heart-racing and tense like it is with Daemon. I wonder why.. *coughs* Throughout this book, Daemon makes his feelings for Katy very clear and it will tear your heart inside out to see Katy fighting against it! Although Daemon's methods of persuasion are highly enjoyable to watch, Armentrout will have you screaming in desperation by the end of the book. Misunderstandings? Horrible timing? External influences? NOOOOOOOO! Not only does Blake prove to be a pointy thorn in Daemon's backside, but he also holds many secrets that could be all of their undoings. Who is he really, and is he a friend or a foe?

Prepare yourself for another exciting installment of the Lux series. I can guarantee that you'll be able to enjoy some more pen prodding, neck tingling and invitations to "work off trace residue". Katy and Daemon are in this entirely different world and watching them battle terrifying forces together is just incredible. This book made me laugh, drool and cry (a lot); a true all-rounder that will please everyone! Things will change forever after the ending of Onyx. It's something huge, gasp-worthy and downright unbelievable. Will the next book be the most exciting book you've ever read? YES. *tries to contain excitement and secrets*

I KNOW I KNOW I KNOW. Daemon. Black. How can you resist? It really does seem impossible for him to be any more gorgeous but....ta-da! <3 Are we in love with Jennifer or what?! Can't believe this isn't out for another 3 months. Hold onto that willpower and patience, everyone!

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