Format: Available for eBook, paperback
Series: book 2 of 5 in Obsidian series
Rated: 15+ for language, sensual, and sexual scenes
Genre: Young Adult/Fantasy
Goodreads Page: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13047090-onyx?bf=2000&from_search=true
In the 2nd book of the series, Katy and Daemon are dealing with the consequences of Daemon healing Katy and the connection that they have. Katy believes that the only reason that Daemon is interested in her is because of the connection, despite what he says. She tries to move past him, but can’t seem to do that.
She meets the new kid in town, Blake, and tries to use him to have a normal ‘human’ relationship but Daemon isn’t having any of that. He tries harder to make Katy see that what he feels for her is real but Blake continues to complicates things as he also tries to win Katy’s affections.
As the story progresses, Blake shows more of his true colors and they Katy and Daemon both learn that Blake is not who they thought he was. Not only does Katy have to deal with the whole dilemma with Blake and Daemon, but the changes in her body since she was healed by Daemon. She starts having these powers where she can manipulate things but she doesn’t know how to control it.
Katy quickly learns the consequences to her decisions and learns how to become a strong woman who she believes is deserving of Daemon rather then some person who he feels the need to ‘protect’ but as the world starts to crumble around them, Katy quickly learns that together they are the strongest not apart. And this can’t come at a better time as ghosts from Daemon’s past start to creep into their lives.
At the beginning of the book, we see a lot of Katy and Daemon are arguing about their relationship or lack there of. Daemon does anything he can to convince her that he really does have feelings for her and it’s not because of the connection. I like how human-like Armentrout makes Daemon seem. Usually in fantasy books, the alien is some weird non-emotional kind of being. Armentrout has made the aliens like humans with powers and it makes the characters a lot more relatable that way.
Katy is a very frustrating character in the book, but in a good way. Throughout the book, I was getting angry with the way that she was acting, whining about how Daemon is too good to like her and just using Blake as a way to make him jealous. Then she totally distrusts everything Daemon says and goes with someone she barely knows. It seems like she just goes out of her way to do things to upset Daemon. I know she’s stubborn but it was annoying after a while. That all came full circle as the story came to an end when we finally see why she did all those things. She wanted to grow as an individual away from Daemon and I could understand why she would want to do that.
There wasn’t as much action in this book as the first book, but the story line was far more interesting. There is a lot of plot points that help really set up the rest of the series. We get some unexpected surprises and some that were fairly predictable. I like how Armentrout used the predictable surprise to show the unexpected surprise. It was a nice segway between the two.
The rest of the series should be fun to read as the plot continues to thicken and inevitable war is created and rages on. It’s going to be interesting to see all the new secrets revealed and how many other twists and turns that Armentrout has up her sleeve.
Book #3: Opal (available now)
No one is like Daemon Black.
When he set out to prove his feelings for me, he wasn’t fooling around. Doubting him isn’t something I’ll do again, and now that we’ve made it through the rough patches, well… There’s a lot of spontaneous combustion going on.
But even he can’t protect his family from the danger of trying to free those they love.
After everything, I’m no longer the same Katy. I’m different… And I’m not sure what that will mean in the end. When each step we take in discovering the truth puts us in the path of the secret organization responsible for torturing and testing hybrids, the more I realize there is no end to what I’m capable. The death of someone close still lingers, help comes from the most unlikely source, and friends will become the deadliest of enemies, but we won’t turn back. Even if the outcome will shatter our worlds forever.
Together we’re stronger… and they know it.
Book #4: Origin (available now)
Daemon will do anything to get Katy back.
After the successful but disastrous raid on Mount Weather, he’s facing the impossible. Katy is gone. Taken. Everything becomes about finding her. Taking out anyone who stands in his way? Done. Burning down the whole world to save her? Gladly. Exposing his alien race to the world? With pleasure.All Katy can do is survive. Surrounded by enemies, the only way she can come out of this is to adapt. After all, there are sides of Daedalus that don’t seem entirely crazy, but the group’s goals are frightening and the truths they speak even more disturbing. Who are the real bad guys? Daedalus? Mankind? Or the Luxen?Together, they can face anything. But the most dangerous foe has been there all along, and when the truths are exposed and the lies come crumbling down, which side will Daemon and Katy be standing on? And will they even be together?
Book #5: Opposition (out August 5th)
In the stunning climax to the bestselling Lux series, Daemon and Katy join forces with an unlikely enemy to ensure the survival of not only their love for each other, but the future of all mankind.