Review – Onyx by Jennifer Armentrout

Onyx (Lux, #2)Onyx by Jennifer L. Armentrout

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Overall Rating 3 Stars

-Book Description: 3.5

-Cover: 2

-Plot: 3

-Creativity: 3

-Grammar: 4

-Simile Use: 3 (minimal usage)

-Description: 3 (Average)

-Show And Tell Balance: 3

As always, let’s start with the cover. I have the compilation version of this book, and I have to say that cover is a 1 or a 2. The standalone one would be about 3. The reason for the low rating on the compilation cover is because there is nothing about the cover that pulls the reader in, it’s very typical of a YA novel cover. Onto the book description, it promised an intriguing continuation of Daemon and Katy’s story, what I ended up with was being more annoyed with Katy and feeling bad for Daemon, because, you guessed it–Katy. Throughout the book she’s stubborn to the point of absolute stupidity. Standing alone does not make a heroine strong — it makes them weak, because they are too afraid to admit they don’t know everything. This was Katy’s problem, she ignored signs and ignored Daemon’s warnings. He’s an alien, I’m pretty sure along with his other talents, that his gut feeling is probably right–and he can probably teach you a thing or two about what you’re going to the exact wrong person for. Overall, the whole story line was predictable. Katy’s stupidity got her and others in trouble, Daemon stayed the course, and they admitted their feelings for each other. The story line fell flat for me, dragging about 1/2 way through. Even when the book was at it’s climax I had no problem putting it down and going to bed. In the end, the book description promised a bang, and I got a sputter. I’m hoping the third book doesn’t fizz out completely.

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