Onyx (Lux #2)
By Jennifer L. Armentrout
Reading format: Paperback
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…
This book was more action packed then the first. They fight more, Kat gets powers, Daemon is all in her face with his perfect self and the relationships, oh, the relationships.
You can tell the author is much more comfortable with her writing; she’s bolder with the plot and introduces more characters. She brings them to life with heart ache and trials that they have to face together. This book had way more angst then the first and some of it was funny and some of it was well written but poorly timed.
The book picked up pace a lot in a good way. We had multiple enemies to worry about, some we thought were friends, and some we thought were just suspicious. Kat was constantly fighting to prove herself while Daemon was constantly struggling with his own inner demons and need to protect his sister Dee and his love interest Kat.
One thing I didn’t like was how the action packed scenes sometimes seemed to end abruptly or left out details. I thought perhaps things seemed a bit disjointed and could have had more details added. I found myself rereading things to see if I missed something because I was having difficulty picturing important things. Unfortunately, it was just that things had been left out or poorly written.
Yet again, I would give this book 3.5 out of 5 stars. But I look forward to finishing the series.