Thursday, August 30, 2012

Review: 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…
Aliens are hot. Period. This book made them even better. Onyx is a wave of hot alien action. This book is an amazing sequel to Obsidian. I loved it! But despite the hotness that is Daemon, there were some things that I wasn't a fan of.
Plot: The whole plot was well done. It wasn't just a straight line plot; there were little blimps of some other plots. They were mostly on the romantic side of things, but still: plots.
There was a major betrayal in this book. You could see it coming form half way through the book and the ending was predictable. But the person who did the betrayal is someone who you wish didn't do it. I kinda screamed, but I also wanted to hit this person on the head. His back story was a bit unoriginal too.
I've read a lot of books in my life. And in those books, they all seem to have something similar. The betrayal, the guy trying to get the girl but she's stubborn, and the boyfriend of the mom is the bad guy out for the heroine. This is the only thing I had a problem with. A lot of YA books have these elements. But otherwise, Daemon is still hot. :D
Characters: Katy and Daemon have grown since they've bonded. Stronger, nicer, smarter. Basically, the first book characteristics enhanced. The only character I didn't like was Dr. Will. Evil.
Romance: If you read the last book, then you know Katy starts playing hard to get. I didn't like this. Who wouldn't want Daemon? And the thing with Blake. I loved seeing Daemon's jealousy come out, but I don't think Blake was necessary in the romance department; more of the plot area.
Ending: Hated it! I'm happy with what happeend to the Blacks, but overall, I hated the ending.
Future: Opal comes out this December on the 11th!
All of chapter 16. Daemon is sooooo sweet here.
"'That's all I ever need to hear.' (Daemon)
"'Those three words?'
"'Always those three words.'" pg. 337
Rating & Cover:
*Bought this book. Paperback
Keep On Reading!
Up Next:
I have started this, but I haven't gotten through it much due to school.
Could be awhile for this review.


  1. LOL -- this is what you commented on my blog -- Mom's Evil Boyfriend Syndrome!!!!