Saturday, January 19, 2013
Onyx by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Onyx by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Second in the Lux series
There may be spoilers from Obsidian in here. You have been warned.
Katy and Daemon Black are connected and it sucks. Daemon has decided he wants to be with Katy and she’s determined to make sure it doesn’t happen. After all of the things he did to her she isn’t going to be with him just because of a “connection”. But it’s harder said than done. Bigger problems are arising for both Katy and Daemon. The Department of Defense is lurking about the town and bad things could happen if they found out Katy knew about the Luxen. There’s a new guy in school whose harboring secrets and could be the key to helping Katy find out what’s wrong with her. Secrets are starting to unravel and more mysteries are piling up. No one is safe and everyone is hiding something. I have to say that Onyx was a better than Obsidian. I absolutely loved Obsidian, but I loved Onyx just as much. I finished this book a week ago, but do to a busy schedule I’m finally reviewing it. This book was addicting. I read the whole thing in less than eight hours. That’s a whole school day! Accomplishments! I haven’t read like that in ages. It felt so good to find a book that addictive, heart pounding, captivating, and just awesome. I absolutely loved Onyx and I thought it was just awesome.
The main female character is Katy. I still love Katy. She’s still one of my favorite heroines ever, but she’s lost major points for sheer stupidity. One of the big twists in this book wasn’t at all a twist for me because I saw it coming from a mile away. I’m not stupid although there were some aspects that I found shocking. I don’t think Katy should’ve been all that surprised though. I still love Katy though, but this made me struggle with her character for the longest time in this book. Blake was obviously abusing you not training you, but she was too gung-ho on being able to control her powers, which were already in control by the point that things were going way too far. I think a Katy lost major bonus points (get it?) throughout this book. She redeemed herself towards the end by realizing all the dumb decisions she made, but what happened could’ve been avoided if she listened to Daemon and stopped being stubborn.
Kick-Butt Heroine Scale: 9.5
The main male character is Daemon. I still love Daemon.
In fact I love him even more. That cookie scene. *swoons* Daemon Black could abduct me any day. I loved him a lot more in this book and even when I wanted to hate him I couldn’t. When Daemon isn’t around this book is boring.
Swoon Worthy Scale: My Scale is still in recovery from Obsidian, but it’s even more broken. It’ll be on break for a while!
The Villain- The first villain was obvious and we all knew it was going to be (view spoiler)
Villain Scale: 9
Dee is still awesome, but I hated how Katy put her on the back burner. It pissed me off. I’m still shocked about who (view spoiler) I just, I can’t deal. It’s so hard to accept it, especially since I really liked him too. So much sadness is to come. I have a feeling there will be a lot of blame going on towards Katy in Opal.
Character Scale: 9
This book was shocking, exciting, gripping, and amazing.
A summary of my thoughts in gifs:
and Just because I fucking love Asking Alexandria and they make me laugh.
I love the Lux series! Jennifer L. Armentrout is now one of my favorite authors and I loved this book. I hate second books because most books suffer from second book syndrome, but not Onyx. Onyx was amazing and even better. I need Opal! I shall own this book ASAP! But closer to Origins release date so I don’t have to suffer for too long.
Cover Thoughts: I don’t like this cover as much as Obsidian, but Daemon does look incredibly sexy (as always) and the background is purple. I love purple and Daemon so it’s a win situation here.
Andy and Danny. ♥♥
Predictions are right!
I'm really obsessed with Bryan Stars interviews. I'm going to go watch some now and stop posting more gifs on this review.