Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Release Date: Aug 14, 2012
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This book is amazing. There is no other way to put it. Jennifer L. Armentrout delivers yet another brilliantly entertaining book that fans will most certainly devour. I definitely devoured it – I lost sleep so I could read it in one sitting, and I don’t regret it in the slightest. Onyx may be one of the most anticipated books of the year and I can assure you all, it doesn’t disappoint.
I don’t quite know what it is about Jennifer’s style of writing that makes ALL of her books so easy to fall in love with, but she does it perfectly each and every time. Perhaps it is the skilful blend of action, romance and humour that manages to capture me without fail. Or maybe it is her spunky and loveable heroines? Or perhaps it is just her uncanny ability to create the best love interests. Do we all need a minute here to daydream about Daemon? Go for it.
Obsidian kicked off the start to a hot new sci-fi series and Onyx proved to be just as entertaining a read, if not more. There is more action, more emotion, and even more steam and romance. We are slowly lowered back into the world of the Luxen and Arum and reunited with our favourite next-door-neighbours duo, Katy and Daemon. The plot took itself up a notch in this sequel (and was part of the reason I found it incredibly hard to put the book down), with twists and surprises expertly embedded within. A lot is revealed in this book and a few new questions are also raised. By the time I reached the end of the book, I was both overjoyed at how fulfilling a read this was and itching to read more. Book 3 really couldn’t be more welcomed right now.
One of the things I enjoyed most about this book was Katy. I had always liked her in Obsidian but I positively adore her now. The character development was believable and much appreciated. There were moments of frustration, sure, but the end result was perfect. She learns about herself in ways she would have never had imagined and proves she is tougher than she looks. And yes, the fact that she is a book-blogger added to the fun. The packages waiting for her when she gets home, the stacks of books lying around the house, the In My Mailbox videos – it was all strangely hilarious to read about. What was even better was Daemon’s input into her blogging. The guy is just hilarious, that’s all I can say.
And that brings me to a whole paragraph dedicated to Daemon. I’m not quite sure where to begin with this, but I should probably put it out there that the Daemon in Obsidian has nothing on the Daemon in Onyx. I know what you are thinking – how could the guy possibly get any better? I promise you, he does. The bad-boy personality has always been very entertaining, and I do adore his cocky and arrogant side (it makes me laugh), but what I appreciated a great deal in this book was the glimpse the reader gets into his more human side. He proves to be both a smart-ass and the most loveable boy imaginable. I couldn’t have adored him more.
For me, Onyx met the high expectations and delivered so much more. It is an addictive read, to say the least. The characters are even better than when we first met them and the story has branched out into something a little more complicated – which I’m sure is a change a lot of people will welcome. You can expect a little of everything from this book – laughs, tears, tender moments, and heart-stopping plot twists. I couldn’t have loved it more and I’m certain a lot of people will be just as happy with this book as I am.
Rating: 4.5 stars