Title: OnyxAuthor: Jennifer L. ArmentroutGenre: Young Adult ParanormalPages: 366Publication: August 14, 2012SynopsisBeing 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…
The Daemon Invasion has certainly taken over my reading list. Attempting to curb my crazy, albeit totally justified, enthusiasm for this series while I took a breath to write this review was no easy task. I wanted to scramble off the couch as fast as my short legs could carry me to my TBR bookshelf and grab the next book, but alas…duty calls.
Some authors tend to fall short on their second book when a series is in the works. Armentrout blazed through this stereotype and created a sequel that was even better than the first. I get a slap on the wrist for even thinking that Onyx might not amaze. Now if you not read Obsidian yet, you might want to click away for a moment (and jump on that) because we are entering spoiler territory for you.
Obsidian ended with Katy and Daemon becoming connected on a deep level – I’m talking cellular cohesion here. Heartbeats in sync, Katy is determined that the only reason why Daemon has feelings for her is because of this connection so she must of course steer clear. But as we all know, Daemon definitely disagrees and ardently loves a challenge. Okay lets face it, we all love that about him.
Daemon is admittedly aggravating at times, but upon reading the wonderful bonus material available in which certain scenes are written from his POV…you can’t help but admit that it just makes him all the more attractive. This time around, he is still unwaveringly charming and fiercely protective. Not shocking. However, you can now drizzle a sinful amount of sweet on his demeanor in Onyx. The combo makes for some sizzling chemistry with his “Kitten.”
Speaking of Katy, I can honestly say that she is one of my favorite YA heroines. Her attitude is spot on with a girl who will not accept less. She is not without flaws (as that would be epically boring), but she her heart is in the right place. Her transformation allows her to finally stand on some shaky, but even, footing with Daemon. She experiences loss and pain so blinding you can’t help but feel like you are bleeding right along with her.
Kudos to Armentrout on creating some scenes that had tears streaming down my face, laughs bubbling out from behind my lips, and mentally memorizing the brilliantly witty banter that had me hooked from the beginning.
Another 5 quills from me for book two of the Lux series. Opal is burning a hole in my bag so I must depart.