Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Onyx Review

SPOILER ALERT!


“What are you doing? Hands off, mofo.”

Sorry, I had to spoil it for you, the word “mofo” is in Onyx, just like in Shadows. Sorry, that is all I can tell you.

JUST KIDDING! Now you probably hate me...




Onyx by Jennifer L. Armentrout Review


You all probably already read Shadows, now go and read it again. There were lots of twists, and if you read Shadows, it hinted at some of the those twists. So unlike me, who read Onyx first and was like, “OMGGGGGGGGG NO WAY!” on everything, you'll already be guessing stuff after reading Shadows.

You will love Daemon even more in this book. Like he promises at the end of Obsidian, he indulges in the challenge of winning Katy over. There were times you wanted to shake Katy until she listened to her heart. There were also times you wanted to smack Daemon into not being a butthole, but you can't help but love him anyways. Also, the dynamic between Daemon and Katy doesn't change at all even though they're connected now, so we still get a lot of silly arguments.

There are some new characters, some of them were mentioned in Obsidian, and some are entirely new. In this book they become involved in the grand scheme of things. The new boy doesn't help matters, since Daemon and jealousy don't go well together. He is the opposite of Daemon. If he was in another book he'd potentially be the hot guy in the story, but he's going against Daemon here, and no one can win against him. Then again, he doesn't come with the complications that being with Daemon causes. We also get more insight on the rest of the characters feelings and lives.

There's a lot of suspense: Who to trust? What to do? What does the DOD want? What's the best choice? What the hell just happened?

Onyx has a lot of things going on at once and will take you on an emotional roller coaster. It's full of the witty dialogue we all loved in Obsidian. There are moments of tension that will keep you at the edge of your seat. Most revelations will leave you gasping. "OMG" goes through your head in every page. While reading it I laughed, I went all, "aww", I screamed at a character NOT to do something, and I cried.

My OCD went overboard and corrected the whole book since it's the advanced unedited version, so hopefully those will all be corrected when it's published. The only errors were grammatical or had to do with movement, which isn't bad compared to some big mistakes in Obsidian, like changing clothes, eyes, or glow color. That's for a later post though.

That is all I'm allowed to tell you all, hope this helps ease the pain of waiting. And hopefully I didn't tell you guys too much and get into trouble. :/


Official Onyx Summary


Being connected to Daemon Black sucks…

Daemon’s determined to prove what he feels for me is more than a product of our bizarre connection. I’ve sworn him off even though he’s running more hot than cold these days. But against all common sense, I’m falling for him. Hard.

Our relationship issues aren’t out biggest problem…

The Department of Defense is here. If they ever find out what Daemon can do and that we’re linked, I’m a goner. So is he. And when a new boy shows up a school with a secret of his own, things get complicated fast. I need to choose between my own instincts and Daemon’s.

But then everything changes…

I’ve seen someone who shouldn’t be alive. Daemon’s never going to stop searching until 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.


About The Author


Jennifer L. Armentrout lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you've heard about her state aren't true. When she's not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russel Loki. Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories....which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She also writes adult romance under the name J. Lynn.


Review by; Diana

22 comments:

  1. I seriously need it to be August already...***sigh***

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    1. it doessssss...SO I CAN TALK ABOUT IT...AHHHHHHH

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  2. yeah we need a time machine...

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    1. we need to hire Doc from Back to the Future.

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  3. I am insanely jealous of you!! I can't stop reading this review LOL Glad you loved ONYX! :D But this just makes the waiting even MORE painful *sigh*

    Great review! :)

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    1. thankssssss...it was my first ever review...and the waiting is painful for me too...cuz I can't talk about all the twists!...ahhhhhhhh...lOl

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    2. Oh this review makes it even harder to wait 5 MONTHS for the book to come out. I'm dieing here sitting around reading Obsidian over and over waiting on Onyx to get out.

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    3. Tran Le, read Shadows...it'll help ease the pain...and it'll give you hints of what to expect in Onyx.

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  4. Could you also post some quotes?? Good job on the review by the way. :D I'm glad you enjoyed the book!
    Can't wait for August (or another contest to win an ARC of Onyx)!

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    1. I'm kinda bound by some rules...I can't really post any quotes...Jennifer has posted a ton though...and some of them are my favorite parts of the book...so check those out...sorry... :( ...but thank you...this is my first review... :)

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  5. No problem :) Oh I've checked out all of the quotes she's posted on her blog. I all but stalk her ;) I know what you mean about the whole Shadows hinting at some stuff... There was a certain glaring difference about Dawson and Bethany and Daemon and Katy. I keep wondering if people noticed ... It sort of brought things down to one conclusion. Ugh! I can't believe I have to wait till August to find out if I'm right.

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    1. imagine me...I have to wait till December for the next book!...you guys only have to wait 4 months after Onyx...cuz Onyx ends with an OMG :'( moment...compared to Obsidian which had kinda a teaser ending...lOl...and I CAN'T TALK ABOUT IT...tortureeeeeeeeeeeee...lOl

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  6. Haha...Perspective huh?
    Really? You HAD to mention the fact that Onyx ends with an OMG? Great, now I think I'm dead. I can't believe this..*grumble*
    Can I bribe/beg information out of you ? :P !

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    1. Diana doesn't really give away information on books... trust me I've tried with lots of books that she read before me... is frustrating all the maybes you get lol
      Time machine, where are youuu?

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    2. I swear I'm a push over when it comes to info...but Cyny swears I'm a brick wall...I did threaten to spoil Onyx for her if she didn't tell me what she had found out in Shadows...that got her talking... ;)...of course...not only am I not allowed it in the first place...I'm also not mean enough too...but it worked...reverse psychology...or was it?...IDK...

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  7. Aw damn. Now I REALLY have to wait huh?
    @Cynthia: I assumed you'd read the book. Clearly you're one of us, a.k.a, the Daemon-deprived fans. Welcome, sister, join me as I mourne. ;)
    *continues to wait for August*

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    1. @Diana You are a brick wall, and that was just mean lol threatening me like that

      @Phoenix Yeah I'm like you, I'd have tried to steal her computer to read it but is hard when I'm in the other side of the continent :S the trip would be totally worth it but my parents didn't think so

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    2. plus...I renamed the file...lOl...so good luck...they labeled it "Onyx ARC"...like that's not obvious...

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  8. Gah! I wish I had a file named Onyx ARC on my laptop! *Puppy dog face* Is there no way that this book is going to release any earlier than its scheduled to?!

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    1. I know there will be some more Onyx ARC giveaways...this is just the very first given away.

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