Release Date: August 14, 2012
Genre: YA Paranormal
Review Date: July 23, 2013
Rating: 4 bookmarks
Synopsis: Being connected to Daemon Black sucks…
Thanks to his alien mojo, Daemon’s determined to prove what he feels for me is more than a product of our bizarro connection. So I’ve sworn him off, even though he’s running more hot than cold these days. But we’ve got bigger problems.
Something worse than the Arum has come to town…
The Department of Defense are here. If they ever find out what Daemon can do and that we're linked, I’m a goner. So is he. And there's this new boy in school who’s got a secret of his own. He knows what’s happened to me and he can help, but to do so, I have to lie to Daemon and stay away from him. Like that's possible. Against all common sense, I'm falling for Daemon. Hard.
But then everything changes…
I’ve seen someone who shouldn’t be alive. And I have to tell Daemon, even though I know he’s never going to stop searching until he gets the truth. What happened to his brother? Who betrayed him? And what does the DOD want from them—from me?
No one is who they seem. And not everyone will survive the lies…
A congratulations goes out to Jennifer Armentrout!! I found out yesterday that Obsidian could be heading to the big screen! Read more about it on her website!
Back to the subject at hand, without further ado, on with the review!
I mentioned in my Obsidian review, I read this along with both Obsidian and Opal back to back. Unfortunately I didn't review each book in between like I should have, so, of course the lines are a bit blurred. With that said, I’ll try my best to not include too many teasers or spoilers because I don't want to ruin it for you.
I like that the story is getting more complex and interesting as we go along. Onyx picks up exactly where Obsidian ends. As you know, Katy and Daemon develop a bond at the end of the last book and he reveals his true feelings for her. Relationship wise, the book is pretty much Daemon chasing after Katy trying to prove that his feelings for her aren't fake or caused by the bond that they have.
My main gripe is with Katy this time. Last book I was annoyed by Daemon, now this time Katy was grating my nerves. She is the most hard-headed person ever. Do you realize how annoying it is to read about this a girl who keeps acting like she isn’t into the guy, but clearly she is?! It was aggravating. But beyond that, even with the bit of “woe is me” Katy had going on, overall she really grew as a character during this book. In the end, she’d transformed a great deal, both in maturity, emotionally and physically. Daemon also showed some great character growth as well. By the end of the book neither one of them are as “young” as they seemed to be in Obsidian.
Katy’s friendship with Dee is challenged. The DOD (Department of Defense) are lying and keeping secrets. Dead people may not be dead…or are they? Katy’s mother has a boyfriend who is more than a little bit cray cray. Daemon, Katy, and Dee and the other Luxen in their group of friends don’t know who to trust. Throw into that the discovery that Onyx is like kryptonite to the Luxen and hybrids, just as Obsidian is the kryptonite to the bad aliens…which surely spells trouble for everyone.
I enjoyed Armentrout’s writing. It’s easy to read, flows smoothly and was entertaining. Onyx is fast paces, full of questions, twist and terns, highs and lows. The chemistry between the two leads is as strong as ever. Plus it never hurts that Daemon has totally filled my quota for hot alien men! What takes the cake was the ending...it left me thinking "WTF" and trying not to fall out from the drama! Lol. Bottom line, if you read Obsidian and enjoyed it, you'll want to read Onyx.
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A couple of my favorite quotes:
“I could always give you a teaser. You bookish people love teasers, don't you?”
“Memories, even bittersweet ones, are better than nothing.”
Check out my review of Obsidian