Title: OnyxAuthor: Jennifer ArmentroutPublisher: Entangled PublishingPublish Date: 14 August 2012Pages: 421ISBN: 978-1-62061-011-4Source: Won at the Entangled Party at RT Booklovers ConventionGenre: Young Adult, alien, romanceSeries: Lux SeriesOther books in series: Obsidian, Shadows, Opal (
Being connected to Daemon Black sucks…
Daemon’s determined to prove what he feels for me is more than a product of our bizarre connection. I’ve sworn him off even though he’s running more hot than cold these days. But against all common sense, I’m falling for him. Hard.
Our relationship issues aren’t out biggest problem…
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 when a new boy shows up a school with a secret of his own, things get complicated fast. I need to choose between my own instincts and Daemon’s.
But then everything changes…
I’ve seen someone who shouldn’t be alive. Daemon’s never going to stop searching until 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
What is going to happen to Katy and Daemon now? Daemon Black is back in the sequel to Obsidian. The story starts out where it left off in Obsidian. Katy has a trace on her because of Daemon healing her. Not only does she have the trace, it seems that she and Daemon are connected. At times, Katy likes this and others, she doesn’t. She wonders whether Daemon wants to be with her now because they are connected, or whether he truly wants to be with her. Before healing her, he would act like he didn’t want her in the same room.
Other strange things are happening. There is a new kid at school, Blake. Katy is intrigued by him at first. She thinks that he is ticket to “normalcy,” even though things are far from normal for her. She gets sick, really sick and spends four days in the hospital. During that time, her mom has started a relationship with her doctor, Will. Then Katy spotted a girl who was with the DOD that she is sure is Bethany, the girl who supposedly died with Daemon's brother Dawson. The DOD is reining their control over the Luxen and are starting to ask more questions. What is going to happen with the DOD? Is that really Bethany? What is going to happen between Katy and Daemon? Who is Blake and what does he want with Katy?
After reading Obsidian, I was so excited to read its sequel. I went to the RT Booklovers’ Convention in Chicago with one goal in mind: Snag a copy of Onyx. I told my sister and nieces and nephews that this was my goal. We went to the Entangled party and won copies. We were so excited when we left.
I will say that I am glad that I read Shadows, because it gave me the history and the significance of some of the characters and what it means for Luxen to fall in love with humans. I love Daemon’s snarky attitude. I love the naiveté that Katy shows and the quirky sayings that she says. I like that Dee is a little shy at times and other times, she is not. I love Armentrout’s writing style and the passion that she puts into her stories.
VLCPhotoProductions produced another video for Onyx. It is the cookie scene and features Daemon. In this video, however, he is not in school. I love Pepe's eyes though.
I normally do not announce blog tours that I don't participate in, but with this one, I have to. It has so much more information on the Lux series, like character interviews et cetera. You can find more information on the tour at Entangled Publishing website. Here are the stops listed for you:
Reading Angel 8/08/12
The Bookish Babes 8/09/12
Reading Lark 8/11/12
Stuck in Books 8/12/12
Confessions of a Vi3tBabe 8/13/12
Mundie Moms 8/14/12
Romancing the Book 8/14/12
Good Choice Reading 8/15/12
Fantasy Book Addict 8/16/12
Xpresso Reads 8/17/12
YA Sisterhood 8/18/12
Books Complete Me 8/19/12
Two Chicks on Books 8/21/12
Once Upon a Twilight 8/22/12
Over at Deity Island, they have started the JLA Reading Challenge. This is what it says about it on their website:
You can find out more information and prizes if you go to that page.Welcome to the JLA Reading Challenge in honor of Jennifer L. Armentrout and her awesomeness. I figured since Jen is gracing us with a new delicious book every month this year starting in August, why not do a reading challenge so people new and old can revel in the wonderful book worlds she has created! Jennifer L. Armentrout is the author of fabulous books such as The Covenant Series and The Lux series, as well as so many other books. Seriously, this lady pumps out fantastic books like nobody's business!
Yes, Jen has got FIVE, count 'em FIVE books (plus a novella) coming out in the latter half of the year and wouldn't you just love the challenge of reading all her books and talking about them with other fans?! In case you didn't know, her upcoming releases for the year will be Onyx (Lux Series #2), Cursed, Unchained, Deity (Covenant Series #3), Elixir (Covenant Series - Aiden's novella), and Opal (Lux Series #3).
Awesome, right?! Thank. You. Jen!