Book Review: Onyx

cover-onyxTitle: Onyx [Lux 2]

Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout

Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Romance

Rating: 5 Stars

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Description/Synopsis:

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 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.

WARNING – SPOILERS MAY ENSUE BEYOND THIS POINT – REVIEW BELOW

Onyx by Jennifer L. Armentrout, was once again, a fantastic and gripping addition to the Lux series – but man, was this one heart wrenching. The tension throughout the book, both in romantic relationships, friendships, and general plotline did not let up. I was gripped from the first page until the last and didn’t come up for air until it was over.

A lot was going on in this book – a lot – and yes, some of it was obvious to anyone paying attention, but that didn’t keep it from being deliciously dramatic in the best possible way. I enjoyed the characters, even though I learned to hate by the end of the book. The world-building held up to the first book in the series and is getting more complicated as it goes.

If you enjoy Young Adult Science Fiction Romances, I highly recommend you take a look at this series. It is well-written, and fun read.