Monday, August 27, 2012
Onyx by Jennifer L. Armentrout
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…
This is what went through my head when I got done reading Onyx: Wow. How do I write a review for this? OMG. Wow.
Second - I can finally start reading other people's reviews. Awesome.
OK - On to the actual review.
It picks up right after Obsidian. Daemon is out to prove to Katy that he wants her. Katy has a big problem with this because she thinks it is because of the alien connection thing. I will say she holds out for a really long time and I don't think I would have been able to, not with all his kittens, pen poking, intense green gaze, and alien mojo. I did get annoyed with Katy for not believing him sooner. I mean, come on, he's proving himself, again, and again.
I didn't like Blake from the beginning. Glad he's charming. Glad he gave Katy some normalcy, but see ya. I was really happy to see this not turn into an Edward/Jacob/Bella triangle. I would really like to tell you my opinion of Blake but I don't want to be too spoilerish.
Ash is such a bi-yatch. But in such a good way. She's the girl that you hated in school, but you knew her which is why I like that she's in this story.
Dee and Adam - no words.
Matthew - pretty good guy not such a d-bag any more.
As for the plot, you get to one climax which is pretty huge and then you still have forty more pages until the end. I mean I would have been happy with JLA's sexually frustrating scenes, but no, she throws in a second climax, with an ending where I was just dumbfounded with. I immediately looked up when the third one comes out. Intense. Intense. The DOD - you sneaky, sneaky government operation. Good villain.
I thought it was great. You know who sometimes the sequel is the set up for the third? Not the case.