Review: Onyx by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Onyx by Jennifer L. ArmentroutSynopsis:

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…

Favorite Lines:

“Dog-eared pages were the Anti-Christ of book lovers everywhere.”

“That’s the funny thing about trying to escape. You never really can. Maybe temporarily, but not completely.”

“…I’m the captain of my own personal failboat.”

My Opinion:

Let me just take 2 seconds to say that I think the cover of this book is cheesy as can be and please don’t judge the book to be lame without reading it because it’s actually full of awesomeness.

Onyx is the second book of the Lux series and Katy is still trying to figure out where she stands in her new town. But she doesn’t stay the new girl for long when a new guy named Blake comes into town at a rather convenient time. We still see Daemon being his stubborn self and Dee wanting everyone to be happy while Katy is having to keep more and more secrets to protect everyone around her.

I’ll be honest and say I’m not a huge fan of how Katy acts for half of this book. She has doubts about why Daemon has feelings for her and rather than getting to the bottom of it, she drags it out and they keep having their love-hate relationship; that’s just me being picky though. It is totally understandable and reasonable as to why she feels that way and you can’t really blame her. I’m low key a sucker for struggles like this because it makes the characters stronger and it also brings out true feelings. That probably makes me sound twisted that I enjoy when characters go through hard times but the emotions are so much more raw that it just makes it all the more better.

In this book, Daemon officially decides he is going to try and woe Katy and I gotta give the boy credit, he does a pretty good job. Daemon is caught in an internal struggle between wanting to protect Katy and his family and letting them be their own people. Katy hates being controlled and told what to do, Daemon tries to control her and tell her what to do because he just wants to protect her and keep her safe (key word being tries). This leads to a lot of arguments and single finger salutes that ultimate just make you love the characters more.

This book introduces a love triangle between Katie, Daemon, and Blake so pick your ship carefully; but let’s be real, we all know who the winner should be. It also continues to open up the world of the Luxan and go into further detail about them. We get to find out more about Dawson and the conspiracies that surround the community as the story goes on. Towards the end of the book something happens to Katy (a few somethings) that I hope are reflected in the next book and add to how she handles events moving forward. I also hope Daemon continues his transformation from douche canoe to less douche canoe and becomes the potential sweetheart but tough guy we all know he can be.


As always, Armentrout’s writing is sarcastic, witty, romantic, and adventurous. This book continues to expand upon the world we are coming to know and love that is the Lux series. It’s an easy read that flows with little to no confusion without leaving readers bored and worn out. Instead it makes you want to read the whole series in one go to find out what happens to all of the characters. I hope you enjoy it as you continue on your Lux series journey. Happy reading!



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