Onyx (Lux #2) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

by - Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Onyx (Lux, #2)

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 finally understood the buzz centering around Daemon Black, even if I'm few years late! 

I've seen the Lux series everywhere! From Goodreads to blogsphere even in bookshops around me, for some reason I never picked them up, until last week. Perhaps it was because I got sick with the paranormal romance genre that always centers around the same old cliched plot, and maybe I was trying to branch out and venture into unknown territory (romantic suspense and contemporary romance seemed to be my favorite genre at some point). I guess my reader's mind was trying to break free of YA Fantasy and maturing into novels containing adult content (that sounded wrong). 


Anyway (I ramble too much), HOLY-MOTHER-OF-ALL-BLACKS.

There wasn't a moment that I wasn't captivated by the story. As the chemistry between Katy and Daemon continued to spiral out of control, so does the intensity of the chapters. There were so many moments in the story where I wanted to bang Katy's head on the wall and yell at her, "Woman! Don't deny it anymore!", but there were also numerous incidents that made my heart clenched and tears brimming in my eyes. 
I love the world Jennifer has created, I read about vampires and werewolves, mermaids and fairies, even zombies too, but like Katy, aliens are just ET-looking creatures with green heads and two eyes. The entire concept of Luxen (the aliens) was so refreshing and new that kept me motivated to unravel deeper into their mysteries. And the fact that they are just as normal as human beings (aside from the lack of breathing, and oh! they have superpowers) made their characters believable. The story was packed with adrenaline pumping scenes and steamy ones for you romance seekers out there, the characters also possess such unique personalities that they complement each other. One of my favorite non-Luxen, normal human pair in the series is Carissa and Lesa. With their friendly banter, they kept the story rooted.
The writing was just at the right pace, the characters were well developed (including Daemon and Katy :p ) and the story was not too rush, which only reflects on the professionalism of Jennifer's works! I have to admit, the ending had me run to the nearest bookstore and grab the third book, it was that good. 

WARNING: Prepare a box of tissue by your side, you'll need it :P 
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  1. Ah! I'm so far behind on this series Natasha! I read the first one a little while ago (though I was definitely late to the Daemon party too!) but got distracted before I could pick up the other books. I feel a binge read coming on....

    1. The series is actually one of the few that has such originality and unique plot. I totally understand the binge read, the series definitely is worth the try! :p

  2. hahaha.. i like that dr house oops.. Makes me think that you have done that on purpose to show that you didn't mean it?

  3. I only read the first two books in the series, I really enjoyed the first book, but thought the second book was just okay. And I haven't continued the series since. I do agree that the concept of the luxen is original and I would like to read more sci-fi romances with aliens in them. Great Review!

    1. Thank you! This is actually one of the best sci-fi book I've ever read :)

  4. Hello Natasha!! (brace yourself for the loooooong comment about how I've disappeared and come back, ha)

    Sorry to have gone AWOL for the most of 2015 *grimacing* - I'd never imagined how much my life would be centered around studying now that I'm in Form 4 now (listen to me complaining, I'm sure you have it worse XP). I'm trying to make use of the pitiful amount of time I have left for this holiday to get back on track in the blogosphere (focus on the word trying) and I decided first thing I should do after having brushed away the cobwebs on my blog is to stop by yours! So here I am :D

    Good for you to have read this book, Natasha! Like you, the knowledge that The Lux Series is mind-blowingly good and features a very hot male character has always haunted my mind whenever I go book-buying or compile a TBR list, but living in an area where the selection of books of nearby bookstores is very limited does not help. :( I've never spotted The Lux Series on a bookshelf in bookstores near me -nor is it in libraries- and has long since submitted to the sad fact that I may never get to read this series. Plus, I'd have to start from book 1 and I don't see myself in the near future having time to commit myself to this series. (5 books!) I do love the idea of having a reading marathon, though - so who knows? XD

    Oh so there are human characters that stand out in this book too? That would be a great element of the book - that even if the plot centers around aliens, we'd have whole-rounded human characters in the story as well.

    And the way you speak of the romance - I can just imagine how well my fandom-obsessed heart would fare reading the book.

    Anyway, awesome review Natasha! Hope you continue on with the series and keep the reviews coming (but of course, no pressure). I want to know more about this series since I currently can't get my hands on them, haa.

    I definitely missed you during my year-long hibernation from social media. It's great to be back, even if its only for a few weeks. XD

    Kat :D


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