“Just as good as the first :)”Caroline Elizabeth wrote this review Tuesday, October 22, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This book was good but the bad part was that the bad guys caught Katy!
Wonder what's gonna happen in the next book hope she gets saved !”
“I love this entire series and it just keeps getting better..”Merissa McCain wrote this review Sunday, September 29, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This series keeps getting better and better! I love Daemon and Katy and I simply couldn't put this book down . Just amazing!!!”K J wrote this review Tuesday, August 20, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“prairie grove 1”Ashley M. wrote this review Monday, July 22, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Tread carefully, spoilers ahead!
"That's all I ever want to hear." "Those three words?" "Always those three words"
Girl gets healed by alien after severely getting injured and pretty much on the brink of death? Girl develops powers after healing? Said someone comes in and tries to break up whatever happiness is left from their little gang?
If this intrigues you go buy Obsidian (book one of the Lux trilogy) OR you can go on netflix and stream the then-popular 90s TV show, Roswell (I strongly recommend you do both because both are absolutely AWESOME).
I can't help it. Roswell just jumps into my mind. SORRY! But some of the similarities are uncanny.
1. Max/Liz = Daemon/Katy. Granted their relationship is more of a Maria/Michael. But I'm talking about the whole intense alien love connection and powers Liz develops after being healed by Max just as Katy was with Daemon. Which brings me to my second similarity...
2. Katy develops powers after being healed, much like Liz did in Roswell. Of course, Katy's powers were substantially more developed when compared to Liz's. And there was no ACTUAL connection (where if one dies so does the other and what not) between the pair healed like with Katy/Daemon.
3. Blake = Tess. Of course, Tess was out to get to herself knocked up by Max (causing tension in Max/Liz's relationship) and returning to her 'home' planet. Blake was there for slightly different reasons but their roles pretty much held similar consequences, that and they were both back stabbing bitches.
Yeah, that's pretty much all the similarities that come to mind. But besides that Onyx and Roswell are completely different entities.
On to the book review!
Loved it. Loved every minute of it! I loved it so much that I meant to give this book a 4.5 but decided against it (I always round down, so it would of been a 4). There was only one thing that annoyed the heck out of me.
Katy. I'm not sure why or how she all of a sudden thought what she and Daemon had wasn't real. She can't be that naive right? She kept making all these excuses about why she couldn't be with Daemon. But bless Daemon. That boy sure loves a challenge. I think the only reason I'm letting it slide is because of all the scenes Katy's refusal to accept Daemon's affection caused in the book that had me giggling and laughing and smiling like crazy. His actions were so endearing especially as he was making an effort to prove to Katy that he really did care. If that didn't tell Katy that Daemon liked her then she's stupid.
Yeah yeah, she thought he changed because of the new 'connection' they had, but if she really stopped to think about WHY he was such a jerk to her at the beginning it all makes sense. He didn't want to bring the Arum to his family/friends and hanging out with a human who can develop a trace isn't the best idea. Insecurities man, those feelings can creep on you and keep you from being happy and boy did Katy have one bad case of them.
Also Dee was a bit annoying. Katy starts to drift away from her due to all of these secrets Katy has to keep from her and Dee starts to feel neglected. Understandable. But friendships go both ways. Dee could of made more of an effort to reach out to her friend. Heck I would have thought her reclusive behavior was odd enough for an intervention. When Katy did sit at their lunch table or went on a movie date with her, she was always sucking face with Adam. Way to make an effort Dee. Gah, it's just so hard to be mad at Dee though. We know she has good intentions but she's not the most astute friend.
We also saw less of Lesa and Clarissa, which I was sad about. I actually really like the normality they bring to the table.
I seriously thought this was going to be a love triangle. Phew! Good thing he turned out to be a little shit. OK Okay, that's not fair. I can see why he did some of the things he did but they're not justifiable. I agree with Katy on this one, we all have a choice. Love is pretty much a gamble. A really risky gamble with your heart, emotions, and sanity at stake. It's a tragedy waiting to happen basically (my love life sucks if you haven't already noticed). Although the 'connection' doesn't mean instant love for you and the alien-healer, it definitely brings a familiar bond and it drove Blake to some pretty drastic measures.
Honestly I think I'm just mad that he killed Adam (Tess did kill Alex as well.... oh no, my Alex feels!). I actually really did like Adam. Didn't know much about him but the fact that Dee was going out with him and knowing that her heart would break because of his death pretty much had me wanting to strangle Blake. I'm sure we'll see more of him next book though.
Hoorah for new Katy though! I see a BAMF being served nice and hot in the next book!
And that ending! I NEED TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS! NOW! Hopefully Dawson isn't mentally screwed.... =\
Alas the next book is out so I will devour it tomorrow! Hoorah!”
“No esta mal, pero me gusto mas Obsidian.”Paula wrote this review Friday, July 19, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Katy is discovering how to use her powers. She and Daemon learn more than they want to know about the DOD and the spies everywhere. She meets Bethany and in the end, Dawson comes home.”Sparky329 wrote this review Tuesday, July 2, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I'm really starting to love this series and I love Jennfier's books. They fillme with laughs, joy, sadness, and determination. And this book had all of that! Well Done Jen! Opal Here I Come, My book! ”Kari wrote this review Tuesday, June 25, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No