Daemon rose slowly, holding my gaze. My whole body tensed as he neared and placed his hands on either side of me. Then he bent over the chair between us, resting his forehead against mine. He inhaled deeply and it came out in an unsteady rush. When he spoke, his voice was rough.
“Do you know what I’ve been thinking about all day?” With him, it was anyone’s guess.
“No.” His lips brushed the skin of my cheek.
“Finding out if you look as good in striped socks as you do in reindeer ones.”
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: Brilliant beyond words, Onyx is the perfect follow-up to Obsidian, the first in the “Lux” series! Breathtaking and engrossing, I found the continuing antagonistic relationship between the ever-hot Daemon and the book loving/hard-headed Katy to be the perfect amount of spice and heart-stopping yearning.
Onyx takes up where Obsidian left off – Daemon and Katy now share a deep connection on many levels and denial still runs strongly through Katy. Because of this new connection, Katy finds herself with new powers very similar to her alien friends Damion and Dee. Things begin to move on their own and glass has a nifty way of exploding when Katy is feeling anxious or angry. What the heck?! Talk about freak out! Then a new guy shows up in school who appears to be the same as Katy and offers his help in teaching her to control her new-found powers – much to Daemon’s anger.
Between trying to protect her friends from the DOD (Department of Defense), figuring out what is up with Daemon, spotting someone who is suppose to be dead, fighting a blazing attraction to Daemon, defending herself against flying knives, trying not to draw the attention of enemy Arums, deciding whether to kiss or smack Daemon (did I mention Daemon?!), learning to control her new powers and fitting in a book review and Vlog for her book blog here and there, life can be rather exhausting for a teen girl. Never a dull moment for any of the characters in Onyx!
I have to be honest in saying that never before have I found myself so having such an extensive internal commentary with a book as I did with this one. I don’t know how many times I caught myself responding “You have got to me kidding me”, “Oh for crying out loud”, “NO!”, and much much more as I read. Perhaps I am insane, but that was my experience as I read – it was that engrossing and I felt that much of a connection with these characters. I was also incredibly emotional with this story. There were times I was smiling with glee, times I was in near tears and times that I wanted to smack the characters. It was purely an amazing reading experience. The emotion that I felt when I finished? I wanted to scream and throw a temper tantrum because I knew I was going to have to wait several months to find out what happens next!!! Can you say: painful?!?! Needless to say, the perfect cliffhanging ending.
Onyx is also a story filled with twists and turns where so many people are not what they seem. This fact adds an excellent dimension to the story. Brimming with romance, drama, humor, heartbreak, paranormal and suspense, Onyx truly has it all and is a book that will forever remain on my keeper shelf and a definite favorite read of 2012 – as well as all-time favorite read!
Favorite Quote: His lips tipped up one side and he leaned toward me, his mouth inches from mine.
“Come and get it.”
Come and get…? Daemon placed half the cookie between those full, totally kissable lips.
Oh, holy alien babies everywhere…