Onyx (Lux #2) by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Paperback 366 pages
Published: August 14th, 2012 by Entangled Teen
Source: Publisher and NetGalley
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 think the enjoyability of a book has a lot to do with mood. Sometimes your mood allows you to not mind certain aspects of the story that often times you would dislike. Other times your mood ensures that those little things start to grate on your nerves. When I read Obsidian I saw some things I wasn't in love with, but I was enjoying the story so much otherwise that it didn't really seem to bother me. With Onyx those same things, and more, did bother me.
First off, I really love the world that the author has created. I love the alien aspect and the powers and the new 'thing' that showed up with this book. I love the good aliens history and the bad aliens 'war' as well as the role of the government. The story line for the most part is awesome.
For some reason I don't hate Daemon. There's definitely something appealing about his personality even though he can be a big jerk. In this one he becomes downright sweet through much of the book. But his and Katy's back and forth really started to get to me. I just didn't understand it. And then a love triangle was presented as well, which only added to my annoyance. And Katy really has no idea what she wants and makes some really poor decisions. I don't exactly dislike her, at times I really liked her actually, but her decisions got to me as well as her behavior toward Daemon.
I really have mixed feelings about this book because the parts I really liked, I really liked. But the parts I really disliked, I really disliked. So deciding if the like overweighs the dislike, well it's hard to decide. But I decided that I was able to stick with my nose glued to the book and the aspects other than the characters was so awesome, along with the intense action at times, that I did like the book and so I give it 3/5 stars.
Disclosure: I received a copy of this book for review purposes. All opinions expressed are my own and I was not paid or influenced in any way.