Well, here I am again trying to figure out what I can say about this book that hasn't already been said. Hands down, it is as amazing as all the reviews have claimed it is. Daemon Black.....just his name makes be swoon. He has to be one of the hottest characters EVER written in a book series. I am dying to see this series made into a movie, but OMG, who in the world could play him and do him justice? Onyx picks up where Obsidian left off. If you have not read Obsidian and Shadows, you definitely need to read both of these books before Onyx. The Lux series is like tasting fine wine, a completely sensory experience. You have to hold it up to the light, swirl it around in the glass, smell it, taste it, and savor it. I am a total Jennifer L. Armentrout fangirl, so forgive me if I gush, but I know there are a ton of fellow fangirls gushing with me. Daemon has become like a drug to us, our own personal brand of heroin - okay, cheesy, cheesy, slap me, but I couldn't resist.....sorry Edward.
If you thought the laptop scene in Obsidian was hot, the sexual tension and chemistry gets even hotter in Onyx. For real. You will not be disappointed. Bless her heart, even though Katy tries to tell herself that the attraction they feel is only because of the connection, her attempts are futile. Try as she may, even she doesn't believe it. Daemon and Katy both have it, and they have it bad. There is also a lot of action and suspense in this series. It's actually really exciting in a nail biting kind of way. We are introduced to some new characters in this book, i.e., "the new boy" in the synopsis above, and frankly, I didn't trust him or like him either, and you can believe Daemon doesn't. We also see a lot more interaction with the DOD, and the story and the characters really take on a new level of depth and intrigue in this book, which I really loved. There are twists and turns around every corner and your interest is piqued from beginning to end. I can't say too much more than that without spoiling it, but believe me, it is GOOD.
We definitely do get to see another side of Daemon in Onyx. Though still fiercely loyal, protective, and cocky, with an ego the size of Jupiter, we get to see past the surface into the deep waters of Daemon in this book. He is quite the romantic, at least when it comes to Katy. Ah, Katy, you can't help but love her. She is such an awesome heroine herself, and like Daemon, she to is fiercely loyal and protective, minus the ego. Katy and Daemon's relationship sucks you right into the middle of the book with them. Jennifer has such a talent for enabling the reader to actually become part of the story. Her characters are so real, and the interaction between the characters, the pacing of the book, and the story line itself is beyond excellent. Several of the reviews I read talked about a cliffhanger at the end, and there is somewhat, but personally, I was really pleased with the ending. It left me satisfied, yet longing for more, like only an Oreo Blizzard can do. Therefore I dub thee, Jennifer L. Armentrout, Princess of the Pages. She knows how to put the R in Romance, the S in sizzle, and H in HAWT. Trust me when I say, that Onyx and the entire Lux Series is something that you do not want to miss, you know, kind of like you don't want to miss breathing.
On a happy note, I am so excited that we don't have to wait that long for Opal. I'm dying to see where the story goes from here.show more
by Ellen Gault