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Because the first one sucked me in a soon found myself reading this. It is easy to get lost in the world and engrossed in the story of Daemon and Kat. It is a great continuation on for the series. I found this book a little more original and i dont think i thought of one comparison to another book while reading it. The chemistry between the characters heats up in this book, as you would assume they are after all teenagers. As for my 12 year old daughter she may get to read this one, i am not decided on that yet. The content may be a little mature for her to understand as it is a little more intense than the first book.
I'm beginning to develop a love/hate relationship with this series. It is a guilty pleasure - I am drawn to the trashy Mills & Boon-esque love story, the teen angst, the drama, the all-stakes action (with some sci-fi thrown in for good measure). I definitely enjoyed this book more than the debut Obsidian. Daemon Black still has me melting into a pool of my own making. Although I am periodically pulled from the narrative with the writing style when Jennifer L Armentrout attempts ‘teen-speak’ – it comes of off as trite on occasions. But then again it is her target market – not an ol’ bitty of my vintage.
A plus for the story telling typical in this genre - the protagonists weren't so two dimensional, and in addition to the plot twists, you were never entirely sure who they were. I liked how I was kept guessing at their underlying motivations. It created some great tension.
The biggest failing for me was the repetition of our main character (Katy's) inner lamenting. Although her mental dialogue was sufficiently angsty, at times became frustrating and boring, as it had only been described ten pages before. So too were her, (and the love interest – Daemons) behavioural patterns. As much as I love the uncertainty of their reasoning, at times felt a little too drawn out.
The last little niggling thing that kept pulling me from the narrative were some of the long-winded kissing scenes... don't get me wrong, I love a great hot and steamy snog-fest, but Onyx had me squirming at times, like I'd just walked in on my parents playing tonsil hockey.
One the whole, I enjoyed this second instalment in Jennifer Armentrout's Lux series, the pacing was superior to its predecessor. As was the predictability of the storyline, it had me guessing at aspects of the plot. There are still some glaringly obvious forecomings, but that did not distract from the experience.
There were some definite laugh out loud moments in this book, but overall seemed few and far between than in Obsidian, but we'll worth the wait. I miss Katy’s goofs, clumsiness and one liners.
I liked Daemon a lot more at the end of this novel, upon completing Obsidian, I really felt him to be a little too contrite and nearly blew my interest in the series; but totally redeems himself in Onyx. Katy grows up a little more in this edition, but as stated earlier I felt her narration annoying at times. She's always had a backbone (which I like) but wasn't given the opportunity to let her sass shine as much here. Also the great relationship she had with Dee (Daemon's Sister) fell by the wayside for much of the book. That disappointed me - great girlfriends are hard to come by, and Katy and Dee have been my favourite lit gal-pal pairing to date.
Whether Jennifer's writing is improving, or the storylines becoming more intricate and realistic, Onyx is definitely a fun read. I'm a sucker for a bit of romance and a bit of science fiction with a side of teen angst.
It's been so long that's it's basically like I'm reading this series for the first time with bouts of deja vu.
I love the series I can't say that enough this series is so good!
Things happen in this book that make you think "how can you be so stupid" but also I understand because she is desperate. This is a book that will make you feel happy, sad, you will giggle and you may even cry but it will be a wonderful ride you will not regret.
Oh well. I can honestly say that this book kept me on my toes from beginning to end.
Daemon and Katy start off being their usual selves until Daemon's other side surfaces. This only reinforces Katy's feelings, but a newcomer who might be friend or foe threatens the progress that they have made. Discord, jealousy and mistrust rear their ugly heads, but can harmony and trust be restored?
The mystery and suspense in this book are pulse racing. The chemistry between Daemon and Katy is breathtaking. It ends on what should have been a happy note, but I guess I'll find out in the next installment.