Updated: Aug 22, 2021
by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Published by Entangled Teen
Daemon's Point of View in Onyx
Book #2 in LUX series
I knew the moment Katy Swartz moved in next door, there was going to be trouble. Lots of it.
And trouble’s the last thing I need, since I’m not exactly from around here. My people arrived on Earth from Lux, a planet thirteen billion light years away. Plus, if there’s one thing I know, it’s that humans can’t be trusted. We scare them. We can do things they only dream about, and honestly, we make them look weak as hell. ‘Cuz they are.
But Kat is getting to me in ways no one else has, and I can’t stop myself from wanting her—or wanting to use my powers to protect her. She makes me weak, and I’m the strongest of our kind, tasked with protecting us all. So this one simple girl…she can mean the end for us. Because the Luxen have an even bigger enemy—the Arum, and I need to stay on my game.
Falling for Katy—a human—won’t just place her in danger. It could get us all killed, and that’s one thing I’ll never let happen…
RATED: 14+ CATEGORY: MOOD:
Foul Language Young Adult Exciting
Some Steaminess Romance Feel Good
Be prepared! My ramblings are full of spoilers!
Oblivion part II is Daemon's point of view of the going on's in Onyx, the second book in the LUX series. To see my thoughts on Onyx, click here.
Let me start off by saying, there is only one thing I don't like. It's not even part of the story itself, but with the publisher. Parts II and III of Oblivion is not in paperback. Totally unacceptable.
I am not opposed to ebooks. Hell, most of my books are on my kobo. But if I really love a book or series, I tend to buy both ebook and paperback versions. There is something about holding a book that makes the experience that much better.
That aside, Oblivion part II is amazing. Heartbreaking, but amazing. I won't get too much into the plot line, as its all been covered before in my review of Onyx, but I will discuss some thoughts I have, specifically with Daemon. Onyx being in Katy's POV, I had a lot of observations on her character. In Oblivion, we learn so much about Daemon, especially in regards to his feelings for Katy. About how he feels in general. In part I, we know he is a good guy under all the ass hole commentary. Part II really explores how he feels about his family, his friends, how he processes crisises and tradgedy, and him coming face to face with emotions he isn't used to, like hurt and jealousy.
Daemon isn't new to relationships. He had one with Ash, that seems mostly about sex and convenience, and he admits to sleeping with human girls. Katy is the only woman who has really fought her attraction to him, which sucks when he actually wants her affection. Katy's connection with Blake made him feel jealousy for probably the first time, and he acted out on it. Katy's denial for her feelings, and telling Daemon his feelings were not real, hurt him. He isn't used to being in that position, and it was hard for him.
I am glad that Daemon did see the hypocrisy in Katy's actions though. When she thought Daemon and Ash were hooking up at the party, she left, and was so upset she blew up windows. At the same time, she is going out on dates, and kissing Blake. It bothers me in Onyx, and in Oblivion part II ... maybe more in this book, because we see how much it kills Daemon.
Something that isn't show too much in the original series, is just how close Daemon and Adam are. They had a few conversations in Oblivion part II, and you could sense that they really did consider each other brothers, if not by blood, and trusted one another. Daemon trusted more with Adam than he did with anyone else (with the exception of Katy). It makes Adam's death so much more tragic, and seeing how Dee is immediately following Adam's death, is awful.