Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Review - Onyx (Obsidian 02) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Title and Author: Onyx (Obsidian 02) by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Publication Date: August 14th, 2012
Paperback/Hardcover: 336
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal

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 really enjoyed Obsidian so I definitely had to read Onyx and, gladly, the book did not disappoint me. I loved all the sweet moments, mystery and twists and turns.
Onyx picks up where Obsidian left off but this time the Aurum aren’t the only enemies Katy and Daemon have to face. The DOD is in town and if they find out Katy and Daemon are connected both of them might be in danger.
Plus, there’s a new boy in town that seems to want to help Katy but can she really trust him? And has Katy really seem someone who shouldn’t be alive or has she imagined the whole thing?
The characters from Obsidian are back and some of them are better than ever. In Onyx Katy becomes a stronger person and is willing to learn to stand up and fight for herself. She wants to be able to protect herself and the ones she loves instead of only relying on others to do it, which I thought was great.
 In Obsidian Daemon was a jerk most of the time  and even though I obviously like him I couldn’t help but to wish for him to be a little bit nicer sometimes.  In onyx I got exactly what I wished for. Daemon is still a smartass. He’s witty and sarcastic and he can still be a jerk sometimes but he can also be quite sweet and understanding. He finally learns how to apologize for some of the things he does and says which made him, in my opinion, an even better and more interesting character.
When it comes to the relationship between Daemon and Katy, I think it developed nicely. There are some great passionate moments between these two and their chemistry is amazing. They make a great couple.
A new character is introduces in this book – Blake – and I have to confess I could never truly decide what to think about him. He shows some interest in Katy and let’s just say that makes Daemon extremely jealous!
I enjoyed the plot of Onyx. It is well developed and fast-paced. There’s action, intrigue, mystery and a few twists and turns that made the story even more interesting. I really enjoyed getting to read about the things that were happening to Katy and their consequences.
All in all, Onyx is a great read that made me like Daemon even more and added a lot to the story. There are some great moments between Katy and Daemon, some great action and a storyline that develops nicely and is well-written. I can’t wait for the next book in the series.
I you’ve read Obsidian you should definitely read Onyx and if you haven’t yet, what are you waiting for?

Rating: Somewhere Between Worth Your Time and Must Read (4 ½ Stars)


  1. I started to really like this series after this book. Now I can't wait for Opal!!!

  2. I still need to get to this one!! I read Obsidian, but not Onyx. Yet!

  3. While I loved this book, I felt like Onyx didn't do Obsidian the justice that a sequel should. At times, I felt irritated at Katy and how she'd rather trust Blake, a total stranger, than Daemon, someone she's actually known for quite a while. But nevertheless, I can't wait for Opal's release!