Onyx (Lux #2) by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Published: August 14, 2012
Source/Edition: Bought at Wal-Mart, Paperback
Summary provided by Goodreads:
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 felt like this was so much better than Obsidian. However, I still couldn’t give it 5 stars because Katy annoyed me too much. I understand her lack of confidence when it comes to trusting Daemon’s feelings but you’d think at one point or another she’d accept it already; especially since she heard his thoughts when he was healing her in the last book. I didn’t think it would take thing long or that it would have such painful consequences. Yep! Except some sad moments here! I really missed Dee’s shiny and bright character here. She gets a boyfriend and she sort of disappears *sad face*.
This book was great either way. It had the sappy romance, the witty banter, the edge-of-you-seat action and the plot twists! Wow, Armentrout surprised the crap out of me. That last plot twist though, with Will, felt unnecessary to me because there was already so many things going on but it doesn’t mean that I didn’t like it. It was still very interesting. Finally, I just want to take a moment to dote on Daemon Black. I am literally in love with him and this book just deepens that love I have for me. He is beyond perfect. Onyx was steamier than Obsidian, if you get what I’m saying. I just want to warn you to not get too attached to some characters.