Those last 100 pages were something else.
All throughout the book I noticed how Blake and sometimes even Daemon kept hinting at how bad the DOD is and even that there’s worse things than what you can imagine they do to the people in their hold. But, now that concept is really taking shape after what happened to Katy.
I’m glad that Daemon finally stepped up and changed his character a bit, which was a huge improvement from how he was in the last book.
We didn’t really get to see much of Dee in this book but that’s only because Katy had to hide her powers from Dee. Hopefully, now that Dee knows about what Katy can do, we’ll be able to see more of her in the next book.
Blake is just-ugh. I had my suspicions about Blake throughout the book, but sometimes it was easy to forget how weird he was acting. Although, towards the middle of the book, you could definitely tell there was something icky about what his true intentions were. Even though Daemon told him to not come back, you already know we’re going to see more of him later in the series.
Also, I don’t know who I hate more: Blake or Will. While it’s somewhat understandable how Blake was only doing all of this to help his friend Chris, Will is just crazy. He turned in his own family, and even wedged his way into Katy and her mom’s life. It was really despicable how he was revealing everything to Katy and seemed to have no shame about what he did. I really hope the mutation doesn’t work out for him.
The events leading up to them finding Dawson had me suspicious about what was going to happen once they reached the place where he was supposed to be held. First, it all seemed too hopeful. Daemon not really healing Will and Katy being free. Then, they were on their way to get Dawson and Katy was describing how good that was going to be for Daemon to finally see him again hoping that all turned out well. Next thing you know, when they get there Dawson isn’t. From the way they described the place, it seemed like what ever happened in order for Dawson to be free lead to Dawson taking it upon himself to not wait for anybody coming to visit him. So I wasn’t too entirely surprised when Dee burst out of the house with Dawson behind her.
It was a nice ending, even though we don’t immediately get to see Dawson’s reaction to Daemon because he seemed empty when Daemon approached him.
I was pleasantly surprised seeing how nice Matthew was to Katy because if anything I would’ve thought that he was going to hate her guts the most after everything that has happened, but now I think in the next book it’ll probably be Ash and Andrew who really have it out for her even though its not her fault.
I didn’t feel like there was much rising action leading up to the huge conflict at the end. Maybe it would’ve been better if what happened to Katy took place before everything went down. And while what happened around the end wasn’t pretty, the scenes didn’t feel as dramatic as they could’ve been. Though, I got to give points to the author for both scenes where Katy was describing in major detail what she was experiencing, both the good and the bad.
After Katy met Bethany and then went on to produce major power herself later, I was curious to know what she must’ve looked like in a third person point of view. Like she had to have looked somewhere close to how Bethany did if she was so powerful that even Blake was trying to RUN AWAY. Which really surprised me since Blake always kept talking about how he’s more experienced than her, but yet he did nothing to stop her when she was about to harm both him and his uncle.
Something that caught my eye in that scene is that when she was displaying such a great amount of power it also reminded me of the last time she did something like that in Obsidian. In both of those scenes DEE WAS THERE. Which was kind of suspicious to me because now it has me thinking what if Katy is somehow connected to Dee also, but not on the same level as her and Daemon are. Even though Katy never described feeling an alien connection to Dee, it could be a possibility.
I’m giving this book 4.5 stars because while I did enjoy it, it seemed like it was missing a few elements that the last book had such as being dramatic. This book felt quiet compared to the first one. It also wasn’t as fast paced as the last one. In Obsidian, there was anticipation leading up to each event. With this one, the events were just happening one after the other. Other than that, I really appreciate the character developments some people went through in Onyx. Also, you can’t forget how Daemon and Katy are together now and it seems like they have more mutual respect for each other. So I can’t wait to see what’s going to happen in the next book.