My Review: Onyx By: Jennifer L. Armentrout

Posted January 23, 2015 by Keionda Lei Lewis in Romance ♥ / 0 Comments

Genres: Fiction, General, Love & Romance, Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult

Title: Onyx


Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout

Pages: 416 Pages

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Release Date: August 14, 2012

Publisher: Entangled: Teen

Buy Now: Amazon



Book Two of the bestselling Lux series

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 is 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 for me was highly entertaining.

I seriously couldn’t put this book down. 

This book gets right into the drama when things start happening to Katy. (And I mean STRANGE THINGS) Not only that, but there’s a new man in Katy’s mom’s life, Will, that appears to be more than what he is. 

Remember at the end of Obsidian, how Katy somehow killed the Arum using Daemons light? Well now she and him are now “connected.” Which means they can sense each other and even feel each other’s heartbeat. This adds on another layer to their already complicated relationship. 

Weird things are starting to happen and they suspect the D.O.D knows Katy is aware of the existence of the Luxen, which is supposed to be kept a secret. Questions arise that make the Blacks and Katy question what really happened to Dawson and Bethany?


My Thoughts:

Daemon is still is sexy, swoony, arrogant self and I LOVE it! Literally, the moments he had with Katy left me breathless (and maybe once or twice I may have pictured myself in Katy’s spot)

Oh who am I kidding?

I would DIE to be in Katy’s spot!


But for now, I’ll have to sit back in the sidelines and read the book while I wait for my time with him that I know is coming. Tee Hee.

The new character Blake seemed okay at first but there is something fishy about him that I never could pin point out. He seems like a shady person to me but you’ll have to find out and read. 😉

Jennifer Armentrout raised the bar with this book on the swoon factor with Katy and Daemon.

Blake takes a weird amount of liking to Katy, which in turn makes Daemon super jealous. I can still remember busting out laughing when Daemon got around him. He would always pronounce his name wrong (on purpose) just to get a rise out of him.

So, they will make friends along the way along with a couple of frenemies (which always makes things more spicy IMO)

There are so many moments with Katy and Daemon that just made me LOL. Not only does JLA know how to write funny scenes, she’s also a boss at writing kissing scenes:

“Kitten,” he growled roughly.
I kissed him softly, sliding my hands into his silky locks, letting the pieces slide through my fingers. I tasted in him my own rising desire, my own need and heartache. Thrilling. Frightening. I pulled back.
“Kitten,” he said again, voice strained. “You don’t get to do that and then stop. That’s not how it works.”
I stared at him, my breath stalling in my lungs.
“Not when you’re mine.” Daemon backed us up and slid down the wall, pulling me on his lap so I was straddling him. “And you’re mine.”

ATTENTION: We are now entering Spoiler-ville so if you don’t want to ruin it for yourself (and I HIGHLY suggest you don’t ruin it for yourself) So just leave now.

Right. Now.


I don’t know about you guys but I was totally shocked when Will turned out to really be Bethany’s freaking uncle! I read Shadows (The prequel) but never, ever, EVER made the connection. But now it makes more sense because when he was living with them when he was sick, he knew about Beth and Dawson. (I think he even knew that they were aliens?)

So now it all makes sense but I was still shocked…

We didn’t get to read a whole lot about Adam so I never got the chance to connect with him much BUT I was still torn up at the end when he was murdered. I’m interested to see how Dee is going to take his death in the next book, Opal. 

Will she still blame Katy or learn to look past it?

                                           ***Okay, NON-SPOILER people, you are free to return.***


This was a fun and swoony read that I couldn’t put down. So if you haven’t read it yet, I HIGHLY encourage you to do so like, NOW. LIKE RIGHT NOW!!


Let’s see how Opal rated on the coffee scale, shall we?

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 Questions? Comments? What were YOUR thoughts of the book? How are you liking the book so far and are you as Daemon-crazed as I am??