Onyx | Review

            Ever since Daemon healed Katy, who was close to death, weird things have been happening between the two. The healing has linked them together and if one dies, they both will die. But now they have bigger problems than just the Luxen’s natural enemies they battled in book 1. If the Department of Defense, the part of the government that watches for any UFO activity, finds out that the two are linked, then who knows what they will do to them. On top of all this, Katy is falling hard for Daemon and instead of confessing to Daemon, who has made his feelings for Katy very well known by now, she tries to distract herself with the new kid, Blake. Katy is trying to control herself and whatever new abilities she gained from the healing but when she sees someone who was believed to be dead, she just might unravel another mystery in the Black family.

            This is the second book in the Lux series. I did a review on the first which you can find here. This book was still very good, but in my opinion I think it might be one of the weaker ones in the series. We are still in that in between stage when it comes to Katy and Daemon’s relationship. They still bicker but are warming up to each other. But there is constantly a circle of events. Katy wants to do something Daemon doesn’t like, Daemon disagrees, Katy does it anyway because she does not take orders from anyone, and then (for the most part) she regrets her decision. This is a constant reoccurrence especially when Katy and Blake are hanging out together which, obviously, Daemon does not like. The ending is great though. It does have a little bit of cliffhanger, well not so much of a cliffhanger as a new reason to continue to the next book. It opens up a completely new storyline. One of the things I do not like about the writing style is that in the beginning the author tries to refresh book one for the reader but in a casual way. I understand because the books were released years apart so it helps refreshing the reader’s mind but when you read book after book it makes the beginning a little slow.

            (spoilers.) I hate Blake. I know that he was all sweet in the beginning but I hated him then too because I felt like he threatened Katy and Daemon’s almost relationship. And then as the story goes on and you find out more about who he is and what he is, you hate him even more. Or at least I did. Katy spends a large amount of time training with Blake and then when Daemon stops attending the train sessions my heart kind of tore. Then, with Daemon not hovering over them, Blake begins to go harder on Katy, forcing her to do things she is not okay with and almost killing her in the process. Because of the amount of time Katy spends training, she trails away from her friendship with Dee which completely hurts me.

            Let’s skip to the end. We find out that Blake is not the good guy and Dee tries to save Katy with her boyfriend Adam. Except Adam dies and Dee gets seriously injured at the hand of Blake. But the coping with Adam’s death is what broke my heart because it makes Dee push away Katy and Katy blames herself for the death. This scene kind of ruins almost all the relationship Katy has with people. Ash and Andrew hate her even more, Dee doesn’t want to have anything to do with her, and Blake proved he was a terrible person.
            And if we thought things could not get any worse for Katy, her mother’s boyfriend kidnaps her and tortures her. Daemon comes to save her and Will says Katy can be free if Daemon mutates him. Of course we know that the mutation doesn’t work unless both really want it to happen and Daemon doesn’t allow that to happen. But Will tells Daemon that is brother is being locked in the same facility as Katy. Daemon heals Will, not really wanting to, and then him and Katy go to find Dawson. When they find Dawson’s cell to be empty, they return home feeling defeated. But then Dawson walks out of Daemon’s house with Dee and everything is about to change. I’m happy that Katy and Daemon end the novel together but it sucks under the circumstances. Dee is unhappy and now Dawson is back but all he wants is the love of his life, Beth. And Daemon now has to be on watch for, not only his hybrid girlfriend, but his two siblings.

            I do not dislike this book at all. This is still one of my favorite series. It is just my favorite part is at the end when the two get together and everything else is just road blocks for this to happen. The majority of the book I was rushing because I wanted Blake gone and Daemon to be with Katy. And I feel that even if I reread this book, it would still happen a second time because I just want the two to get together. I still highly recommend this book especially if you already began the series.