Monday, September 3, 2012

Onyx by Jennifer L. Armentrout


Title: Obsidian (Lux #2)
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Release Date: August 14, 2012
Source: Purchased
Buy the Book: Amazon / Book Depository
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 is 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 that'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 see 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…

Ever since reading the last page of Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout I have been dying to read Onyx. So when the copy I had on pre-order arrived I couldn't help but start reading it right away. And boy did it deliver. If anything, Onyx was even better than Obsidian. And it was also way hotter.

Katy never thought moving to West Virginia was going to be as crazy as it turned out to be. It doesn't help that her next door neighbors are aliens and that she has been marked by one of them. Because of that, Katy now has to spend all her time with Daemon Black. Which shouldn't be so bad considering how hot Daemon is. But he's also really infuriating and has the ability to really get under Katy's skin. But now Katy has more to worry about than just being attacked by Daemon's enemies, the Arum. Because the Department of Defense has shown up in town and if they find out about Daemon and the other Luxen's abilities, things might get dangerous for everyone involved.

So, um, yeah. About Onyx. Be sure to have a lot of time on your hands when you start reading this book because you will not want to put it down. Unfortunately for me, I made the mistake of picking up Onyx when I only had a few minutes to read and then I kept on wanting to go back to reading it even though I couldn't. What I especially liked about Onyx was that the action started straight off the bat. There was no waiting for something to happen. And as you may have guessed, that action took on many forms. If you thought Obsidian was hot, it was nothing compared to Onyx. Jennifer L. Armentrout really knows how to write those sexy scenes…and how to leave you begging for more once they are over. The story itself was also quite intense. There was a whole lot more happening in Onyx and it kept me turning the pages as quickly as I possibly could. And then I got to the end, and as soon as I read the last word I started wishing I had Opal  already. 

Once again, I absolutely loved that Katy is a book blogger. All the references she made to books and blogging just put a smile on my face and it allowed me to relate to her that much more. Though I can't really say I relate to falling in love with my alien neighbor. Beyond her being a blogger, I love Katy for her determination and her stubbornness, granted the latter has a tendency to get her in tricky situations. And those tricky situations usually tend to involve Daemon in some way. Though because they were tricky, that isn't to say the situations weren't fun. But Daemon. I loved that I got to get in his head a little more. I know why he's doing the things he's doing and even when he's being an ass, it's usually for the right reasons. And the more I saw of Daemon, no matter how infuriating he was, the more I liked him. Because let's admit, he's pretty hard to resist. And Blake had nothing on him.

Onyx was an absolutely thrilling read. With every page I turned, I just kept on wanting more and when it was all over I was practically begging for Opal, the next book. Over the past year, Jennifer L. Armentrout has made a name for herself in YA and books like Onyx only serve to show why her writing has become so popular.

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1 comment:

  1. I just finished this today and LOVED it too! I actually read Obsidian and Onyx the past two days bc I couldn't put it down lol. I agree that her being a blogger helped to connect with her instantly. It was cool seeing her talk about memes that we do. And I love the part where she makes a vlog with Daemon haha.

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