Review: Onyx by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Posted March 28, 2014 by Sophia
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Onyx by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Lux #2
Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publication Date: August 14, 2012
Publisher: EntangledTeen

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…

Onyx is not my favorite novel thus far in the Lux series. It still has those Twilight elements, and it has a twisty R&J element as mentioned by Matthew: View Spoiler »
One cannot survive if the other perishes.

Honestly, I don’t mind if a book is a similar copy of another book, as long as it has it’s own original elements as well. Onyx definitely starts breaking off into it’s own unique direction (always a plus), with the R&J element mentioned above and others I can’t remember off the top of my mind (I remember the important main details of what happens, okay?).

But I had other problems with Onyx:


If I don’t like a guy character in the first novel, I usually like him by the second. But I do not like Daemon and that poses a problem if I continue to read the next book in the series, because he’s a main character. He’s not minor like Ash, who I’m actually warming up to. And it really sucked View Spoiler »
when Adam died. Why the nice twin? Why not the evil twin?

Daemon is like a stalker, always tailing Katy because “it’s for her protection.” It’s really annoying. I don’t see Will Herondale or Jem Carstairs from The Infernal Devices following Tessa around 24/7 to “protect” her, do I? Noooo. And in the 1800s, women didn’t usually walk around on their own outside of the house.


She’s more of a damsel in distress. The first book? It’s fine with me. Heroines definitely need some assistance here and there. Always? Um… no. I’m going to have to agree with others though: Katy is definitely a frustrating character and is focusing more on her feelings with Daemon and Blake than other stuff throughout the majority of the book.

A book with a character focusing on love life is not exactly a book for me. Sorry, it’s just not my type.

Katy and Daemon posing a problem for me is a huge no into going further into the series. To my knowledge, Origin, the fourth novel, is in both POVs. See how it causes some conflict for me?

3.5 Owls

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