Monday, May 13, 2013

4.5 stars: Onyx (Lux series, #2) by Jennifer Armentrout

"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…"

Published August 14th 2012 by Entangled Teen. 

This is my very first Bout of Books read! No, I didn't read the whole book today, but my goal was to finish it this week, and I did! This means I have four more books to go to meet my goal.

Onyx was better than Obsidian, the first book in the series. You can click that link to read my review. I pretty much felt that Obsidian was the back story and filler for the real story. I was satisfied with the amount of action in this book, and there was finally character growth--I liked Katy this time around; she finally came to terms with her feelings for Daemon (c'mon girl, who in your podunk town doesn't want him?).YES! 

What was really great was that Katy became badass. That girl doesn't need a weapon to ward off the bad guys, because she is a weapon. 

The first book was a quick-read, because it was a pretty simple story with fun characters and a nice little love story (well, love/hate story). This one took me longer to read and seemed more substantial. There was some filler, and that is where I got a bit hung up. Luckily, the last third of the book was all action, so it was easy to read in one sitting.  

I described the first book as a light, fluffy story, and while this book still is brain candy... I... I cried at the end. Not out of sadness! 

1 comment:

  1. I'm so glad I have a friend to love Jen Armentrout's stuff with!