Saturday, October 20, 2012

Rachel Rambles About Onyx

Onyx by Jennifer L. Armentrout
From Goodreads:
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…

I was genuinely surprised by how great this book was. The first one was amazing, and I guess I just didn't think it could possibly get any better. As soon as I started reading it, I was completely sucked into the story and I couldn't put it down. Which meant that I didn't do any homework and I might possibly be failing algebra, but hey, it was totally worth it.

One of the best things about Obsidian, of course, was the sexytimes between Katy and Daemon. Let me just say that Onyx did not disappoint in that department. Like, at all. So that was lovely. :D 

But seriously, their relationship is pretty great. Katy and Daemon complement each other really well, and I love all their banter. We get to see a much sweeter side of Daemon than we saw in the first book, which was awesome. The scenes with Katy and Daemon always make me swoon or laugh or both and I really adore them as a couple.

Since I'm a book blogger, I have a lot of emotional investment in Katy's book blog. I was worried that as the series continued, her blog would just fade into the background and she'd totally forget about it. But she didn't! A lot of her time in this book was spent blogging and reading and thinking about books, which made me so happy. There was one line in particular: "You want this as badly as you want to go to ALA this winter" and I was like YES EXACTLY. SOMEONE UNDERSTANDS ME. THIS IS PERFECT. All the little references to book blogging make me grin like crazy.

The plot to this book was a crazy insane roller coaster. There are some things that happened at the end of Obsidian that are huge game-changers, and they have a huge affect on the second book. I love all the twists and turns that no one can possibly keep up with, yet they all tie together and make sense by the time the book is over. The last several chapters are packed full of intensity and there are so many things happening and it is AWESOME. There are some really emotional moments too, which were an evil but beautiful surprise.

This book was just...woah. I mean, really. WOAH. It cannot be summed up in any other way. If you thought Obsidian was good, just wait until you read Onyx. This series is completely addicting, and I am so excited to read the next book!


1 comment:

  1. Eep, I seriously need to pick this series up!! I am loving that the series continues talking about Katy's book blogging. I'm sure those little blogging moments would make me squeal too. :D And I love a good plot with tons of twists, so I'm sure the plot of Onyx would totally keep me engaged. And emotional moments! I love those too! =) And of course, Katy and Daemon's relationship sounds pretty fantastic as well. ;)

    Fabulous review Rachel! I definitely need to pick this series up. <3