Book Review: Onyx (Lux #2)

onyx luxTitle: Onyx

Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout

Pub. Date: August 14, 2012

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️


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.


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.


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?


This will be a short spoiler free review.

I’m still working my way through a re-read of Jen’s books, and it’s been so long since I’ve read Onyx that, honestly, it almost felt as if I hadn’t read it before. I remembered basically nothing from this book. If I didn’t have an OG review of it – here – I would doubt my memory.

I definitely didn’t remember Blake and that whole situation. It wasn’t until maybe the three-quarter mark that things started to come back. To be fair, it’s been almost 8 years since I read this book, and while I love this series, it’s not my favorite JLA series. Details are bound to slip through the cracks.

I still love Daemon and Katy. I just love how Jen writes her characters so that they feel so real and you end up feeling everything they feel.

Maybe it’s because it’s been 8 years, but I want to say, that this time, it felt so much more vivid…like scenes came to life easier in my mind. I really hope that one day this series gets adapted into a Netflix series or something…though I don’t know who’d you cast. But certain scenes were so vivid. Or maybe they were always vivid, because two of the scenes I’m thinking about right now, are ones that I vaguely remember from my first time reading this book.

A lot happened in this book. Again, I didn’t remember much of what happened in this book, but I definitely forgot how rough Jen is on Katy – no punches are pulled. But I also really like it when characters are thrown into the deep end, no matter who they are, and they have to fight to survive.

If you read and liked Obsidian, you should definitely read book 2, and the rest of the series. You should also check out Jen’s other books. Her most recent From Blood and Ash is fantastic, I just finished it and I need book 2 now. Like, right now. Stay tuned for that review, because omfg, such a good book. But read the Lux series, fall in love with all the sass and snark Daemon and Katy have to offer, and silently wish that hot aliens from outer space will move into that empty house next door. May we all be that lucky.

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