Friday 28 March 2014

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….

The sequel to Obsidian gets right back in the with the drama and the chemistry. Daemon annoying as ever, determined to prove that these feelings between them are real, not just the result of some major healing. So he upped the ante and put on the charm. I was weirdly proud that Katy didn't cave to Daemon, even with his charm - she wanted to be equals. And I could understand her confusion; Daemon acted like he despised her before, although that was what she wanted to see. But he had his moments and my heart melted at how adorable he could be when he dropped his guard. 

Now there was a new character: Blake. At first my feelings could be summed up as: meh, with a little bit of 'how could you do this to Daemon?' Even as Katy got closer to a normal human being, I never really trusted him, everything seemed too easy. And when he started training Katy to use her weird powers (don't ask, just read), I was fine with it whereas Daemon was not. But then Blake threw a knife at Katy's face and suddenly I agreed with Daemon that Blake could not be trusted. 

It was a little slow to start but the real big plot sneaks up on you, in the disguise of a good guy and also someone who was thought to be dead! Talk about a plot-twist! This time, it wasn't just the Arum they had to worry about but also the Department of Defence, a part of the government that were monitoring all the Luxen. Katy was as strong-willed as she was in the first book but made stupid mistakes; so determined to prove the Daemon that she didn't need protecting, she nearly got herself killed on a number of occasions but I was still so proud of her for not backing down, against Daemon or Blake or anyone. 

The second book in the Lux series was much more emotional, from normal chemistry between Katy and Daemon trying to become something more, to heart break of a close death; from fighting to the death to being imprisoned in poison. The whole book was like a roller coaster that wouldn't let me go, and then it ended on an incredible cliff-hanger! Now excuse me, because I need to get the next book in the series!

Published 14th August 2012 by Entangled Teen.

1 comment:

  1. I think this was my favourite of the series - so many twists and turns!