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Onyx (Lux #2)

4.39 of 5 stars 4.39  ·  rating details  ·  65,596 ratings  ·  5,863 reviews
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 o...more
Paperback, 366 pages
Published August 14th 2012 by Entangled Teen
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Danae No, definitely not. There are a lot of mature themes in the later books. Maybe wait until you're 14 or 15.
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HANDS DOWN, feet down, face down, ass down the best book Jennnifer L. Armentrout has ever written (yes, the extra "n" in Jennifer was originally a typo, but I decided to leave it in because that's just how awesome she is). I've said before that I'm riding the Jennifer L. Armentrout train going full speed ahead, but now I own the frickin railroad! GREAT ALIEN BALLS OF FIRE!

I must warn you, Onyx drips with sexual tension. Just when I thought the witty banter between Daemon and Kat couldn't get any...more
So perfect!!!

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Dear Daemon,
You are too perfect <3

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Where to start, where to start? Well, how aboutHOW FREAKING AMAZING JLA IS!!!
Onyx isPERFECTION! Pure Genius!!!I thought Obsidian was amazing but Onyx isbreath taking.It's a non-stop rollercoaster ride that tears at your emotions. But did I ever want to get off this ride?? NO!
I absolutelylovedKaty! She became such a strong and admirable character! She is flawed and I love it!! Who wants a perfect heroine anyway?...more
Shreya (CCReviews)
Sorry peeps, all my gifs had to go otherwise my actual review would've added to it's super longevity, lol.
I didn't think Jennifer Armentrout's wittiness, cleverness and ingenuity could step beyond the already above-average line, but with Onyx, she somehow managed to! Now I always say this about Miss Armentrout's books, I don't know how she does it, but she manages to write a bestselling novel in a span of a few weeks/months...more
NEW TEASERSS!!!!!!(See below)

Review to come!

"That's not how it works...not when you're mine.
And you're mine."

FIRST, there is a need for a wow moment.

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Are you ready for some serious wowing?

Cus I am very much wowing here.

Because Wow...just WOW Look even the kitten (ha ha) is wow-ing.

Even though it has been a while since I read this, seeing as I was one of those lucky few who were able to get their hands on an ARC, I still have not got over this amazing book. Seriously when I st...more
Stacia (the 2010 club)

It's only fitting that I go back to my roots and kick this review off Obsidian Style

Up First : Bad Cop

1. The first half of this book sucked hard. Go on, try to convince me that it didn't. I won't be moved. Not one interesting thing happened in the first 40 or so percent. Sexual tension? If sexual tension means Katy saying the same thing over and over and pushing Daemon away, even when he was being nice to her, that's some of the worst sexual tension I've ever seen. Where did book 1 Katy go? I mi...more
Jan 08, 2014 Mitch rated it 1 of 5 stars
Recommended to Mitch by: Katy
Horny women with prurient interests but too prudish for erotica, rejoice! It’s the second coming of Twilight! Everyone else, stay FAR FAR away.

Reviewer’s Note: I’ve decided against doing a full review of Onyx. I’m simply not a fan of Jennifer Armentrout, and I don’t know why I keep getting tricked and/or guilted into giving her books chance after chance expecting to finally like one. Obviously, there’s a lot I could talk about, like say, the complete lack of a plot in the first eighteen chapters...more
4.5 stars

Spoiler-free. (I promise)

This book is amazing. There is no other way to put it. Jennifer L. Armentrout delivers yet another brilliantly entertaining book that fans will most certainly devour. I definitely devoured it – I lost sleep so I could read it in one sitting, and I don’t regret it in the slightest. Onyx may be one of the most anticipated books of the year and I can assure you all, it doesn’t disappoint.

I don’t quite know what it is about Jennifer’s style of writing that makes AL...more
Steph Sinclair

Actual rating: 4.5

Wow. Favorite new Paranormal Romance series, thy name is Lux. I've said before that from the moment I first started seeing the Lux books floating around, I avoided them. But the thing that finally convinced me to check it out was Julie's review over at All Things Urban Fantasy, where she said, "As much as I enjoyed OBSIDIAN, ONYX was even better." Confession time: Sometimes I start a book series just to get to a certain book in that series. The best example would have to be Jul...more
Onyx is the second book in the much-loved Lux series. Action, mystery, romance and a whole load of aliens. Be prepared for another dose of Jennifer L. Armentrout's awesomeness!

In Obsidian, Katy met Dee and Daemon, brother and sister with a dangerous secret. Now, in Onyx, Katy's relationship with the two siblings is stronger than ever, especially her all-too-hot relationship with Daemon. But Katy and Daemon are connected, due to a deadly battle against the arum, and Daemon is determined to prove...more
My feelings for Daemon right now:

My thoughts for those who do not ship Daemon and Katy when I read all the cute scenes of them together:


This was such a cute short story - I was so depressed when it got to the end!! I wanted more!!! Can't wait until the next book - Jennifer's writing is addictive!

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Damn, Daemon. :D
So adorable!!

"People who didn't heart books didn't understand".

I would have to agree with Kat on this one, for anyone who isn't an avid reader will never understand the power of a single book and how it can be treasured among the finest jewels on earth. They are created from the guts, dreams and drive of an author. Printed and bound for our entertainment, for our pleasure and for our escape. They will invoke any range of emotions from laughing your ass off, to crying endless tears to making you...more
Donna {Book Passion for Life}
Oh, holy alien babies everywhere......this book is AMAZING!

I'm running out of ways to tell you how amazing this author’s work really is because Onyx really does not disappoint. It’s thrilling, heart-pounding and just as explosive as Obsidian - if not even better and it will leave you wanting more and more!

Onyx starts pretty much where Obsidian finishes. Katy is trying to move on with her life but it’s hard when she has Daemon Black trying to win her over at every turn. Katy is convinced that D...more
Wendy Higgins
Amazing. Even better than Obsidian, and I LOVED that one. I can't wait for everyone to read this - it has everything that I love - the full range of emotion from laughing to gasping to crying, major adventure, and the incredible chemistry between Katy and Daemon. DAEMON!!!!
HOLY ALIEN BABIES EVERYWHERE! You know how you get SO giddy that you're running in place really fast squealing and then throwing yourself onto your bed screaming into your pillow? Yeah, that's kind of what I've been doing throughout the whole book.

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You would think that by now, some of the chemistry and sexual tension has died down. Nope! It doesn't matter that they KNOW they can't resist each other. And it makes no difference that there is a hot new guy in town, not really anyway. Yo...more
Sammy☆Smitten With Book Heroes☆彡
☆☆☆☆☆5 Shining Stars!☆☆☆☆☆

This review may contain minor spoilers if you have not read Shadows (Lux #0.5) and Obsidian (Lux #1)

After the events of Obsidian, Katy and Daemon now have a mysterious "connection" that neither of them can explain. If you have not read Obsidian, you will need to do so to understand what I am talking about. Katy is now trying to distance herself from Daemon because she feels like his pursuit of her is based solely on their "connection" and not on how he really feels abou...more
Hershey  (Wants to be Magneto)
After reading this book, certain things have changed.
The Lux series has become my favorite series ❤
Daemon Black has become my favorite YA male character ❤
And Jennifer L. Armentrout has become my favorite author ❤

This book is amazing. It was action - filled, fast paced and filled with hot, sizzling and steamy romance. I mean, what more can you want from a sequel? Obsidian was awesome but I found Onyx much better than Obsidian. And believe me, this book does not disappoint.

I couldn't put the book...more
Holy alien babies everywhere...

Since reading Obsidian, this pesky jerkface alien has been invading my thoughts. It's not that I care...I don't, not really. I mean, it's just a little embarrassing. I lust after him. In public. In the shower. Sleeping. (I once had a dream I met Pepe and we talked and took a walk...sadly, I woke up before I jumped his bones) He's everywhere with me and always on my mind. Curse you, JLA!

Help! Help!

I swear, a Luxen just zapped me! or...maybe, I'm still in shock from...more
Holy blazing smokes! ALL. THE. FEELS.

I swear its exactly like this..


Onyx was breathtaking, heart stopping, adrenaline pumping, hair tearing, and everything in between! I -honest to all the baby aliens everywhere- was exhausted after all the emotions this book has made me felt! It was like being in a broken and demented roller coaster. Insane and DIDN'T. FREAKING. STOPPED. It just went on and on and on.... that I just sat there, thinking Dammit! This book will make me lose my mind, but oh hell...more
DaemonBlack (bookfreak)
Like if your hot for Daemon!

This book freaking blew my mind out. I still can't stop thinking about it! its was amazing, awesome, action packed, lots of freaking drama,and so much death!
I still cant wrape my mind that the author killed him off.... o.o Im freaking blown away! and those last pages made me scream my head off!

10/10 freaking stars. Best.Book.Ever!
Only three more...more
Alexis *RealityBites! Let's Get Lost!*
Spoiler Free Review
4 STARS out of 5
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Series: Book #2 in Lux Series

Daemon Black made this book! I'll say that again
DAEMON BLACK MADE THIS BOOK! He gave me sexy, funny, and was in his total ALPHA MALE GLORY.

In between laughs and lust we have jealousy, betrayal and death in book two of the Lux series. This book pretty much picks up where the last left off leaving Daemon and Katy more connected than ever. And now that Daemon is in hot pursuit of Katy she is more,...more
Jana (The Book Goddess)
Also posted on the blog: http://jana-thebookgoddess.blogspot.c...


When I read Obsidian last year, I wasn't planning on liking it (hello! Aliens), let alone loving it enough for it to be my NUMBER 1 favourite read of 2011, surpassing Divergent. Now that I’ve read Onyx, the second book in the Lux series, I still honestly don’t know what to say. It’s THAT good. I was contemplating with myself whether I can just write a review saying ITS SO GOOD, GO BUY IT KNOW ov...more
The Holy Trinity of Hot Boys is back. But he's got competition - in the form of a new cutie named Blake, who has more in common with Kat than anyone, and who's interested in teaching her what he knows... But Daemon's having none of that, because he's ready to declare Kat his. Unfortunately, she still thinks he's stab-worthy, though his sweet side is making her fruit-loopy, and his concentrated get-under-your-skin stares are shooting deeper.

"Resistence is futile, Kitten."

Kat's having a tough time...more
Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)
Aug 08, 2012 Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey) rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommended to Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey) by: Passionate Book Divas
Shelves: reviewed, arcs
Quick review:

Cover: Love it
Rating: NC-17
Thumbs Up: 5
Overall: Totally impressed with this author
Characters: Well written
Plot: Twist on top of twist and fast paced.
Page Turner: Yes
Series Cont.? Yes
Recommend: Yes
Book Boyfriend: Daemon

SUMMARY (50 words or less)

The ending to Obsidian was like wow. This book takes off from there. Katy has so much to deal with and Daemon shows another side of himself. Be warned that JLA doesn’t hold back punches. Expect the unexpected. A lot happens in this one....more
Kristin (KC)
Onyx was another amazing installment to this series and I cannot WAIT for Opal! I don't want to mention any specifics here in case readers haven't yet read Obsidian, but the action in this book has, by far, surpassed the first!

Book two continues to focus on the growing romance between Katy and Daemon, but it also has plenty edge-of-your-seat suspense and intense alien-drama that will keep you squirming and holding your breath throughout! The writing flows flawlessly and is packed with quick-witt...more
Ah! The long awaited sequel to Obsidian! Hot and spicy, Jennifer L. Armentrout's Lux series is up on top with having one of the strongest chemistry between characters, the hottest lust filled scenes, and the most infuriating beautiful being in YA.

This sequel's strongest aspect, like its predecessor, is its deeply rooted characters. We have Katy--book blogger extraordinaire--who is a really fun, snippy protagonist, then we have Daemon who is… well he's a jerk face, and I say this with a smile on...more
“Air punched out of my lungs. I held her tight, and I knew right then I would burn down the whole universe for her if I had to. I would do anything to keep her safe. Kill. Heal. Die. Anything. Because she was my everything.”

Sweet baby aliens everywhere! Everything in this book is just so f*cking overwhelming, my emotions were all over the place. This book is just so freaking ah-ma-zing! I was shocked by the revelations, amazed by the twists, touched by the characters, swooned by the moments, st...more
Ladies and gentlemen, she did it again!!!

Daemon...*sigh* I love Daemon... He is my favorite naughty hot boy ever. No seriously, who is Edward Cullen?! I don't remember anymore.
And blog girl Katy is great! That girl is not some stupid damsel in distress. She always has a perfect come-back! I love a good snarky banter between characters, and these two are hilarious.

If you thought Obsidian was awesome, just wait until you get your hands on Onyx. Heart-stoping action, swoon-worthy romance and supe...more
Meli Mel *Ty and Zane's Creeper*

♥♥♥ 4 "Holy monkey balls that did not just happen." Stars ♥♥♥


“That's the funny thing about trying to escape. You never really can. Maybe temporarily, but not completely.”


Okay...what the brown happened to Katy in this one?? Seriously, what happened?! I don't get it. *shakes head* Okay, moving on...this book picks up where the last book ended. If you haven't read the first book, don't read this review. It will be slightly spoilerish.

Okay, so for those of you w...more
Rimsa Ivashkov
I was lucky enough to get an ARC of this and it didnt disappoint! This book picks up soon after the events of Obsidian and focuses on the aftermath of Daemon healing Katy. There are lots of differnt things going on in the book, so it was very unpredictable and there is never a dull moment. The pacing is great and you wouldnt want to put the book down once you've started. The plot was quite orignal and it introduced a lot of new things about the Lux and the DOD. We even get to learn more about Da...more
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