Saturday, August 16, 2014

Review: Onyx by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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…

Review by Rachel: Rating- 2.5
What book did I just read? It couldn't have been the second book in the Lux series. I feel just awful giving this such a low rating. The first half of the book I had it at a 1.5, but the last bit bumped it a little.
I'm so frustrated with the turn of the characters personalities. I'm frustrated that the first 15 or so chapters was a constant barrage of "You only like me because of the connection." I hated how often that was said. I wanted to reach through the book and smack the character because I'm pretty sure they got the point the first 10 times you said it. This right here is what made up 50 percent of the book. It was a bit ridiculous.
The book was cliche and overly predictable. I kept waiting to be thrown for a loop, thinking that all my guesses couldn't possibly be right, it couldn't be that obvious. But it was.
Thankfully Daemon was still his super sexy self with a little bit of romance this go around and that helped me keep reading or this would have been a big fat Did Not Finish.
The only other redeeming quality was the last half of the book. It took to the end to see a little bit of what I originally loved in Obsidian. I really, really wish this book was rewritten and the first half of the book was cut and made shorter and the last half was built upon a little better.

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