This one was kind of fun. I had to get over the fact that they were Gargoyles. But eventually I did and enjoyed the read. I'll keep an eye out for the...moreThis one was kind of fun. I had to get over the fact that they were Gargoyles. But eventually I did and enjoyed the read. I'll keep an eye out for the sequels. I was a little disappointed though that it was told from the girl's perspective. From the books summary (told from the guy) and the Prologue (also told from the guy) I thought that's what I was getting. But I quickly got over that too. (less)
My only complaint is that the two main girls were a little too conveniently trained in medieval ways for a couple of twenty-first century girls. Every...moreMy only complaint is that the two main girls were a little too conveniently trained in medieval ways for a couple of twenty-first century girls. Everything came a little too naturally for them. BUT they were both still very likable and the story was still fun. Loved it.(less)
Le sigh. I waited forever for this book and now I just have to wait for forever for the next one. It never ends!!! Loved this book though! Love Jennif...moreLe sigh. I waited forever for this book and now I just have to wait for forever for the next one. It never ends!!! Loved this book though! Love Jennifer L. Armentrout! This was a great sequel. I don't have time right now to gush the way I'd like, but I will say that if you haven't read it yet, you should take time to read Shadows before reading Onyx. Shadows is the novella about Dawson and Bethany. Of course you can read this book and understand it without reading Shadows, but Shadows brought so much more depth to Onyx. I was definitely glad I'd read it first.(less)
Apparently I'm a fan of Jennifer L. Armentrout. Half Blood was one of my favorite books of last year and I teen-girly giggled my way through this one...moreApparently I'm a fan of Jennifer L. Armentrout. Half Blood was one of my favorite books of last year and I teen-girly giggled my way through this one in record time. Yeah, it was pathetic. I sat here on the couch giggling at the witty banter and sexual tension like I was fifteen years old again. Good times. (I'm a nerd, what can I say?)
Anyway, well written, creative plot, very likable characters and over all fun. Kelly is a happy camper this morning. Must go find something else of hers to read now.(less)
I had a lot of fun with this book. I love Westerfield's writing style. He's so deliciously boy, if that makes any sense. Most YA books (at least the o...moreI had a lot of fun with this book. I love Westerfield's writing style. He's so deliciously boy, if that makes any sense. Most YA books (at least the ones I read) seem to be written by women so it's always refreshing to read a book that was so obviously written by a man. Not may books will visually compare something to "crap flushing down a toilet". lol I love Westerfield's sense of humor. He's really funny, but he's subtle about it.
This story was just an all around fun read. Sure there were monsters and cannibalistic vampires and a possible coming apocalypse, but the tone was always light and fun. Love that! Sometimes I love a good doom and gloom, but there are many more of those than the light funny catastrophe books. Like I said, refreshing.
It's also a take on vampires that I promise you've never read before. Very original. And disgusting lol. But not in a gory way. It's all about biology. Nature is brutal and I'll probably have nightmares tonight about some nasty flesh eating parasite, but hey. I had a good laugh.
Oh, and the other thing I love about this book, as well as the other's of Westerfield's books that I've read. He writes like a boy but he's still really good with the romance. It's not overly sappy like most of us girls love, but it's plenty satisfying. I enjoyed the relationship between the two main characters. A nice love story, again with a sort of unique feel to it because it's from the guy's perspective, and for once it doesn't sound like a woman's idea of what a guy's perspective should be. (Did that make any sense?) It was natural.
I got a little impatient during a few of the biology tangents, but they were entertaining enough that I never skipped them or skimmed through them. I just got impatient. Also the MC was on his own quite a bit in spots and I found myself getting antsy for some character interaction and dialog. (but we all know I have the attention span of a three year old and more than two paragraphs in a row with dialog is too much for me.) So I doubt others would even notice.
Anyhoo. Good book. I'll have to read more from Scott Westerfield in the future.