Good morrow good people of blog-ingdom. I have returned bearing epic tales of the books that I’ve slain. Seriously, I go away for one week  intent on reading and RELAXING and instead end up in an all consuming, emotional mind fuck. In no particular order I blame Daemon, Alex, Lucas, Noah and Mason.

Over the last week/week and a half, I’ve digested Onxy by Jennifer L. Armentrout, Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles, Easy by Tammara Webber, Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry and Unlikely Allies by Tiffany King … and I want to read them all over again.

** Side note (because this blog is starting to reek of words like ‘love’ ‘brilliant’ and ‘awesome’) I actually managed to get through seven books during this week/week and a half, unfortunately two of the books I read didn’t do it for me, but instead of talking about the stories that I don’t like, I’ve decided to dedicate this blog and my reviews to books that I think should be showered in glitter and have their very own ticker tape parade.

Back to the point. A giant box of tissues, five books and five intensely emotional stories later and I’d like to offer up for your consideration the first of five reviews…

Onyx by Jennifer L. Armentrout.

*This review contains spoilers*

Something  supernatural is happening to Katy/Kat/Kitten Swartz. Ever since Luxen Alien, Daemon Black used his otherworldly healing skills to save her life, she’s moving objects without touching them, stopping broken tree branches from squashing elusive newcomers and sensing Daemon’s presence before she sees him. And then there’s the small issue of her heartbeat keeping time with his.

The pair are connected. Neither are sure how or why, but one thing Kat is certain of is that she’s not going to date a guy just because he feels obligated. Thanks to Daemon’s less than warm introduction into Kat’s life, Kat is having a hard time believing that his sudden onslaught of  feelings for her aren’t simply a consequence of the connection. As hard as it is to resist Daemon — and hell fire it’s hard (the boy is nothing if not relentless) — our girl wants a normal relationship, based on normal emotions, not an accidental alien mojo transfer. Enter Blake.

Blake is handsome, smart, interesting, but above all things he’s normal and he wants Kat just because … he does. 

Underpinning the Daemon and Kat love story is still the mystery of Dawson’s and Bethany’s disappearance. A sighting of someone Kat believes to be Bethany sends Daemon into a tail spin and restores hope to the somewhat volatile alien teen. A tidal wave of lies and deceit follow, as Kat and Daemon try to keep Kat’s new ‘skills’ and their hunt for information on Dawson a secret from the rest of the Luxen.

Enemies are  multiplying. Allies are in short supply. Lies are getting thicker. Locked facilities are being discovered. Friendships are taking the strain.

And don’t even get me started on the betrayal and corruption in this story, just know this TRUST NO ONE.

I do have to say that although there are many elements that make Onyx  (Lux in general) fantastic, the sexual tension that radiates between Daemon and Kat still takes center stage for me. I’ve read it overdone and I’ve read it underdone, but Jennifer L. Armentrout gets it just right. I dare you to say no to Daemon 😉

So, I guess there’s only one thing left to say … I want Opal and I want it now.

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About bookishblurb

YA writer. Jedi. Junk food enthusiast. Rumored pink Power Ranger, and avid collector of book boyfriends.

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