Wednesday, August 29, 2012


Author: JL Armentrout
Format: ebook
Print Length: 416 pages
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Published: Aug. 14, 2012

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…

My Thoughts

Onyx starts off almost right where Obsidan left off.  Daemon walks into the classroom, sits down and proceeds to annoy the ever -iving snot out of Katy. Katy, of course is trying hard to resist his annoyingly charming personality.  Which is a little refreshing~ in and of itself.  Usually once the alien in shining armor saves the damsel in distress, it is game over.  Instantly it is love at first sight, almost like Stockholm syndrome.  Katy is a fighter though, and she honestly wants what her parents had.
Daemon is different in this book.  Yeah, there is still the whole protectiveness thing.  His temper is still a little on the hot side.  He just seems a little less intense when it comes to Katy being a human.  After Shadows, anyone can understand why her planet of origin would be a touchy subject with him.
Blake is introduced in this book at the next “new kid”.  Instantly, I hated him and hoped with all my heart that this was not going to turn into a love triangle.  I think I hated him more for what he did to Dee and Katy’s friendship.  Katy’s time with him seemed to put more of a wedge into their friendship than Daemon’s courtship.
Both Katy and Daemon make mistakes in this novel.  Although, Katy’s mistakes will have you serious shaking your head thinking “are you on crack?”  While Daemon’s mistakes will have you smiling and thinking “how are you going to get out of this one lover boy?”  Some of their mistakes will turn out okay- others deadly.
Regardless though, Daemon’s faith in them being together is what to me was more amazing than anything else.  The alien who wanted nothing to do with humans.  The same Daemon who blamed humans for his brother’s death.  Daemon arrogant, annoyingly hot Daemon honestly believes that Katy and him will make it through it all.  Ultimately, it will be his faith in them, and their connection to each other that will have me cheering for him.
Mesmerizing you with charismatic characters and a sense of danger, Onyx is fantastic read. That will leave you begging for more and cringing that the next book in the series will not be released for a few more months. You find out more about the connection between Daemon and Katy, more about the relationship of Adam and Dee, more about the motives of the DOD.

My Rating 5 out of 5 stars

Other Characters

Dee- Daemon’s sister, Katy’s best friend
Ashley- Daemon’s ex-girlfriend, she is not too happy with the ex-part. She is an alien.
Adam- Dee’s boyfriend, and the only alien that is cool with Katy and Daemon besides Dee.
Blake- New boy in town, he likes Katy.  But there is something about him.  It could be that I am team Daemon.

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