Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Onyx by Jennifer L Armentrout Early Review

Available August 2012 

Source:  Received eBook from the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review.

Warning:  Spoilers if you haven't read Obsidian (Lux #1)

My Summary:

Katy may have survived the attack from Baruck but she's not the same Katy as before.  She's connected to that jerk of an alien living next door.  And Daemon's trying to convince her his feeling for her aren't about them being linked.  She's not buying it - not after the way he treated her for months.  But some bizarre connection with Daemon isn't even the problem when the Department of Defense is lurking around watching.  The risk of them finding out about Katy and Daemon's connections puts them all at risk, again.  Then there are the Arum making a appearances.  But a new boy shows up at school hiding his own secrets and Katy has to decide who to trust.  Everything she has believed about this new life she fell into is about to change and when it does which side of the fence is she gonna be on?  Where does that leave her and Daemon?

My Thoughts:

5 stars - Incredible romance & intense action

How does one review such an awesome book four months early without spoiling things for others?  I've thought about this a lot.  Here's what I decided.  I'm giving you a couple quotes from the end of Obsidian that are telling for what to expect in Onyx.

He placed his hand over mine and squeezed.  "But it's not too bad.  I mean, I'm pretty sure I morphed you into something and this whole heart thing proves we must be connected."  He grinned.  "Could be worse."  Page 295 Obsidian
He placed his hands on my hips and tugged me forward carefully.  His breath stirred the hair around my temple.  "If I wanted to be with...." he started, his hands tightening.  "If I wanted to be with you, you'd make it hard wouldn't you?"
I lifted my head.  "You don't want to be with me."

His lips twitched into a smile.  "I'm thinking I kind of do." Page 299 Obsidian
So there's your hints for what's important in Onyx.  AND make sure you have read Shadows because.... well.... I loved the..... um..... just read Shadows first - trust me.  Now you have an idea of what to expect in Onyx BUT then add a bunch of twists that changes everything!  Jennifer is brilliant at sending the reader down a path believing one thing and then BAM something changes and everything you believed 5 minutes ago about the story just did a 180.  Gonna enjoy this roller coaster ride.

Of course, I LOVED the characters.  Katy is like a friend.  She runs a book blog and there are some fabulous lines linked to blogging that I loved.  One scene that I can talk about without spoiling anything is the making of her IMM in vlog form.  Daemon helped!  It was so funny - him handing her books and making comments.  Better yet was when she got so many comments the next day on the post mostly talking about the HAWT guy sitting next to her.  I thought I'd die laughing it was soooooooo good.  But more than the fun of Katy, I love that she didn't roll over and accept all the jerkiness that was Daemon in Obsidian.  He can't treat her that way and then expect her to just fall into his arms.  You GO Girl!

And while I'm talking about Daemon, he is the most swoon worthy male character I've read in like forever.  I could compare him to Will from Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare but better.  What I LOVE even more in Onyx is that we get to see the sweet side of Daemon.  The Daemon who wants to make up for being a douchbag before.  A Daemon that shows his feelings and yet he is still that self-assured very MALE character that had me swooning in Obsidian.  If you didn't read my Swoon Thursday last week, check it out here Daemon knows how to kiss a girl that's for sure.

Every book I read of Jennifer's seems to get better and better.  I find myself needing to create a new level of awesominess for her books.  Five stars just doesn't seem like enough to describe how absolutely fabulous Onyx is.

So peeps, here's the deal on Onyx.  PRE-ORDER it NOW!  You will not want to wait one day longer than necessary before you get this scorching hot book in your hands.

Haven't started the Lux series?  START! 
and Obsidian (Lux #1) before August so you can be on board for Onyx (Lux #2)!

And the ending of Onyx?  Well, let's just say, bring on Opal (Lux #3)

Rumor has it that a book trailer is in the works for Onyx! Cannot wait to see that for sure.

More rumor has it that Jennifer will NOT be alone on her book tour.  She has said that there will be more than one person with her!  YEEP My bet is on Pepe - the model playing Daemon on the cover of the books. *sigh* A girl can hope, right????


  1. I am so jealous that you got this to read already.. you get all the good ones, huh? Four more months.. I can make it.. I know I can.. haha! I have less of a wait between Pure and Deity which seems odd. Great review though, I can't wait to read it!!!

  2. I LOVED Onyx too! Love your review, and I'm so jealous of anyone going to see Jennifer (and maybe Pepe!!!!) on her book tour *sigh*

  3. Aahhh this just adds to the torture of having to wait. I'm so excited!

  4. You're killing me with these quotes Valerie! Haha! Great review lady! I can't believe we have to wait 4 more months...*sigh*

  5. I want it now!! *runs off crying* Seriously, I think I might die of anticipation waiting for Onyx. You are killing me here chick!! Obsidian is like my favorite book, Shadows is my favorite novella, I want to just hibernate until Onyx so I am not suffering with that agony of waiting!! Lol! Thanks for the awesome post!!

    1. Amy-

      You are cracking me up here!

      Totally understand how you feel - and it's very much worth the wait. =)


  6. I cannot WAIT to read Onyx! And I get to go see Jennifer in Atlanta...I HOPE she has Pepe with her!!!! (or maybe I don't, since I know I'll make a TOTAL fool of myself, haha!)

    1. Pictures Jamie! You promised me pictures! Don't forget -especially if Pepe is there. *sigh*


  7. LMAO!!! Oh man. I can't wait to read that part (IMM VLOG POST).

    One question. Mysterious boy showing up at school...hmmm. Me not liking the sound of that.

  8. That's so awesome Val! I can't wait to read it!!!!

  9. Ok I hate you ! Isn't it bad enough I have been dying to read this for AGES and now you give such an awesome review....(The quotes and the thing about the IMM*dies*) I WANT THIS BOOK !!!!!

    Krazyyme @ Young Readers

  10. I am so jealous of you!!! But not only do you read the book and post the most telling but not telling reviews, you also reminded me of the longest wait ever!!! (may be dramatic, but i am now a victim of circumstance) I CANT WAIT!!!!! :DDDDD