AUTHOR Jennifer L. Armentrout
PUBLICATION August 14, 2012 by Entangled Teen
READ August 15 - 17, 2012
Being connected to Daemon Black sucks…Onyx was one of my most highly anticipated books of this year. I remember when I first started my blog it was one of my very first WoW's but for some reason I had it ingrained in my head that it came out in November. When I realized that I was wrong and it was actually coming out in a week, I was quick to preorder as I had to get my fill of Daemon Black!
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…
From the moment I dug into this novel I knew I was in for an enjoyable read full of action, angst and side splitting sarcasm. Armentrout writes her action scenes in a very exciting way, and though our characters have powers that are out of this world, she paints a very vivid picture in your mind. One part that did grate on me quite a bit throughout the novel was the angst though, as the story wore on I felt like it was wearing on me and I was actually starting to lose interest in the relationship because Katy's relentless second guessing was so annoying. But never fear, Daemon was always there to provide comic relief with his dirty jokes and great nicknames for the new male character.
The new male character, Blake, frightened me at first, I'll be honest. As soon as he walked into the classroom I could just feel the dreaded love triangle rearing its ugly head. Luckily, although hinted at, it definitely didn't become a huge part of the story. The best part of Blake being in the novel were Daemon's nicknames for him; Bart, Bilbo Baggins, Bartholomew. Every time he threw out one of these gems in a conversation I laughed out loud.
The plot for Onyx carries on very well where Obsidian left off and though I did find it to be quite predictable, I was still along for the ride in every way. I also do feel the need to point out that where Obsidian had me feeling like I was gliding through it at a lightning fast pace (probably due to it's awesomeness) this one had me feeling like I was barely making any progress, I'm not too sure why, maybe it was too long, maybe the pacing was off, but in the end it felt quite... long.
Now, reading through this review I do realize that it comes across as quite ranty and I want to point out that although I did have my issues, I still really enjoyed reading this novel. I knew as soon as I flipped the last page that this would come out as a more negative sounding review because of those issues, but please know that I in no way shape or form disliked this novel. I do have hopes for a more.. pulled together third installment but I will be preordering it just as I did this one.