Onyx (Lux, #2)
by Jennifer L. Armentrout
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…
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Have you noticed a pattern to the schedule of major book releases? There seems to be a wave at the beginning and end of the month, with a minor ebb in between. This week would be an example of a minor ebb; “minor” because there’s still a decent selection of new releases coming out this week.
In many instances, this releases pattern “ebb” also means a much higher percentage of YA book releases. There are numerous such books out this week, spanning genres from historical fiction (Kissing Shakespeare) and steampunk (The Unnaturalists) to paranormal fiction (Touched). I myself don’t read very much YA these days, but a couple of these new releases might serve as compelling reason to get back into YA. Sometimes it’s kind of nice to step away from the usual suspects, don’t you think?
Find a hidden gem among this week’s new cohort? Assuming you’re a fan of genre fiction, how often do you go outside of that realm (say, into literary fiction)?