January 30, 2014

BOOK REVIEW | Onyx by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Onyx (Lux, #2)Basic information
Title: Onyx (Goodreads)
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout (Website | Twitter)
Series: Lux #1
Genre: ya fiction, romance, aliens
Published by: Entangled Teen in August 2012

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…Ages 15 and up

Okay, the romance in Obsidian was borderline annoying and by that I mean the constant flirting. It’s like it never ended. In Onyx it just continues and I’m like: GET TOGETHER ALREADY. Jesus how long can you deny your feelings even when you’ve clearly shown them already. They keep colliding into each other only to deny it ever happened afterwards.

Katy was a little irritating in this second book, mostly because she kept denying everything. She talks about how she’s changed so much but I didn’t really felt like she changed much at all. Besides the obvious of course, but this is a spoiler free review so I can’t actually say it.

The romance was the same as in the previous book but because it was so dragged out, it wasn’t exciting anymore. The overall plot is a little better than in the previous book. It’s gotten more delicate with more threats and problems for the main characters but I felt like it was a little all over the place near the end.

I’m still convinced that this is a good book for those of you who are looking to read something light, something you don’t need to put much thought into. This one isn’t as much as a guilty read as the first book though.

Oh and you know what I just found out? The guy and girl on the covers are on like a million other book covers as well…

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