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Onyx (A Lux Novel) ~ Jennifer L. Armentrout

February 6, 2019

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Genre: Young Adult/Science Fiction

Publisher: Entangled: Teen

ISBN: 9781620610114

416 pages

Source: Amazon

Teenage romance is hard.

You know what makes it so much harder?

When your sort of, kind of, maybe boyfriend is an alien.

That’s Katy (book blogger turned action hero) is grappling with in the second volume of Jennifer L. Armentrout’s Lux series.

I mostly love this book and the continuing story. There is a lot of passion and even more adventure. The world and concept is complex and my sci-fi heart loves all of that.

I have a few relationship and human dynamics quibbles, though.

This is not unique to Armentrout not to this series.

But I really don’t love the whole “He hates me and loves me at the same time and I just don’t know what to do!” issue. It’s not as bad as Twilight, say, or Beauty and The Beast.

No, there are some life threatening reasons for Katy’s out of this world beaux being over protective and moody. I mean, I get it. And the attitude stops fairly early on.

However, just given my field, it kept throwing up red flags and was distracting. He’s a good guy which makes the red flags all that more concerning. While everything works out in the fiction sense, I feel like I just need to say that most guys who are trouble at the start, are not instantly going to change for a partner.

Ok, I have said my thing. That annoyance aside, I really do enjoy this series and I’ll probably finish the other two books, this week.

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