SYNOPSIS (via Goodreads):
“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.
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 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.
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?”
What did I just read?! You know how in the last book, Obsidian, I spent the entire book being annoyed by Daemon. Well I spent the entirety of Onyx annoyed by Katy.
Look Katy is a relatable heroine, and at the beginning her indecisiveness between Daemon and Blake makes sense. Daemon is suddenly throwing caution to the wind, and declaring his feelings for Katy even though he spent all of Obsidian being a complete jerk to her. It makes her wary of his affection. Then we have the new kid Blake, he’s nice, normal, human and shows interest in Katy. Blake doesn’t come with baggage which is understandably appealing.
Some spoilers below…
Then the reveal happens that Katy is a hybrid and so is Blake. Katy’s actions just become increasingly frustrating. Blake immediately becomes suspicious to Daemon and the reader. Blake’s actions become more and more reckless with Katy’s wellbeing. It becomes infuriating because Katy is a smart girl, and that girl seemed to be thrown out the window for this book. I don’t understand why she wouldn’t trust Daemon to help her control her powers. She has always felt safe with him so why throw that out the window.
That being said, even though I was annoyed, I still enjoyed this book. The expansion on what has been happening with these aliens and the government was exciting and felt natural to the story. Of course the government is up to no good. I’m excited to see Katy come into her own and the stakes have definitely been raised by the end of the novel. I’m also excited for her and Daemon’s relationship to evolve.
Overall, while I grew frustrated with Katy’s actions I still think this book expanded on the story really well. Opal and Origin just arrived in the mail so I’m very excited to continue the series.