I remember the day when this book came into my possession. It was a calm and sunny Saturday morning. I had just visited the flea market at the other side of the lake and I was in for a complete Saturday of writing, reading and stuffing my face with the home-made lemon drizzle cake I baked the evening before. A soft thud awoke me out of my TV-slumber – I was not able to concentrate on the book I was reading so Jeremy Kyle was blaring out of the screen. There was a van outside my window and a short beeping told me the delivery man was on his way to my door. He asked my name, I signed the screen of the little machine and unwrapped the box in a frenzy: two books, a bracelet, an onyx stone, a Ouija board and a note. And my life has never ever been the same again.
This book is so addictive that I just have to take it with me everywhere I go. I missed my bus this morning, running back upstairs to grab Onyx Webb Book 2 from my night table and although I promised myself to leave the second book for now – I have about 15 other books on the reading pile that need my attention, I HAD to know what would happen next.
Onyx Webb is about a series of events that – throughout time, connects people or rips them apart. Have you ever seen American Horror Story? Well it’s a bit like that. Every character has his or her own secrets and ultimately a very tragic story. All characters are somehow – in whatever way you can imagine, connected by the chain of events. And GOD it is intriguing!
I cannot put my finger on the pull this book has. Is it the fact that it is written so well? That every chapter and even ever episode and book ends with a cliff-hanger or a new problem to be solved, a secret uncovered? I have no idea, but it seems as If these books are glued to my hands.
The story revolves around a core set of people: Onyx and her Ulrich, Dane and Koda, Quinn and Juniper… with point of views changing rapidly and new voices turning up from everywhere. This keeps the story flowing and fast paced while the different stories keep you on the edge of your seat.
Although for me personally, the only likeable character is Dane, you have a drive to know what happens to those sometimes evil, often naïve, almost always unfortunate people.
I am not going too deep into the story because I do not want to spoil this for you guys, but I do want to say that If you love scary stories, If you truly enjoyed series where weird connections are made and background stories are not always what they seem – like Lost, sense8 and American Horror Story, then you have to read this book.
Would I go as far as saying this is one of the best books I have read this year? Yes. Definitely yes!!
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Onyx Webb: Book One: Episodes 1, 2 & 3